Into the Unknown

Into the Unknown Cover

Into the Unknown

How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air

By Stewart Ross; Stephen Biesty (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), Hardcover, 9780763649487, 96pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2011

Ready to relive some of the most daring voyages of all time? Unfold these spectacular cross sections and explore fourteen historic journeys.
Open this dynamic book and discover how the greatest explorers in history from Marco Polo to Neil Armstrong plunged into the unknown and boldly pieced together the picture of the world we have today. With the help of masterful cross sections, dramatic storytelling, and sidebars that highlight key concepts, places, and technology, immerse yourself in such expeditions as:
Leif Eriksson's voyage to North America (eleventh century)
Zheng He's travels from China to East Africa (fifteenth century)
Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe (sixteenth century)
Tenzing Norgay's and Edmund Hillary's scaling of Mt. Everest
(twentieth century)
Plus ten more exciting journeys

About the Author
Author Profile
Stewart Ross taught in a variety of institutions worldwide before becoming a writer, lecturer and broadcaster. He has written over 175 books, including widely acclaimed historical works. He lives in Blean, Kent, England.

Stephen Biesty