Lives of the Explorers
Featuring a brief examination of the exploits of seventeen famous explorers, this beautifully illustrated text celebrates the quest of the human spirit to unlock mysteries and overcome obstacles. The authors include a broad range of personalities from three continents such as Leif Ericson, Zheng He, Ferdinand Magellan, Sacajawea, and Sally Ride. A lively and unvarnished overview of the primary achievements of each explorer is combined with insights regarding their distinguishing character traits. This full-color text includes several helpful maps and a captivating writing style. Measures 9”x 10 ¾”. 96 pgs, hc. ~ Mike
You might know that Marco Polo traveled the Silk Road, Lewis and Clark headed west with the help of Sacajawea, and Sally Ride blasted into space. But what do you really know about these bold explorers as people? What were they like as kids? What pets or bad habits did they have? And what drove their passion to explore unknown parts of the world?
With plenty of maps and juicy tidbits about everything from favorite foods to first loves, Lives of the Explorers takes readers on a journey across oceans, continents, and beyond, celebrating the wanderlust that has shaped our understanding of the globe.