FAMOUS EXPLORERS by

FAMOUS EXPLORERS

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

These are not full -- fledged biographies, but rather the stories of the particular achievements in exploration of famous explorers of history. In other words, the aims and achievements are stressed rather than the men who succeeded. Examples- the discovery of an all water route to India (Vasco da Gama); first sight of the Pacific (Balboa); rounding the globe (Magellan); conquest of Mexico (Cortez); search for gold (Coronado); establishing New France (Champlain); opening up the northwest (Mackenzie); crossing a continent (Meriwether Lewis and William Clark); exploration in Africa (Livingstone and Stanley); arctic exploration, antarctic exploration, air conquests, etc. Good condensations, where brief, concise records are needed.

Publisher: Barnes