The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Discovery And Exploration

The Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Discovery And Exploration

Book - 1990
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An abundantly illustrated history of geographical exploration and discovery presented in a simplified manner suitable for use by adolescents or precocious pre-adolescents. Emphasizing the adventure and adventurers, it describes the journeys of the world's explorers from the earliest Egyptians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks and Romans, to the relatively recent journeys to the North and South Poles, undersea exploration by pioneers like Jacques Cousteau, the endeavors of some famous mountaineers, and finally the foray into space and the achievements there. The illustrations (of varying usefulness and aesthetic/technical quality) include ancient documents, contemporary paintings, maps, and extracts from the explorers' personal accounts of their journeys. Each volume is about 170 pages. The final volume is a comprehensive index. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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