Into the Unknown
How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air
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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’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!
Back matter includes an index, a glossary, and sources.
Praise For Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air…
—The Horn Book (starred review)
Lively writing captures the excitement of exploration while providing just enough geographic and historical detail.
—School Library Journal (starred review)
Featured/recommended on Oprah's 2012 Kids Reading List
A true lesson in bravery and perseverance, this book will make your little one marvel at man's constant quest for exploration.
—The Washington Post
Candlewick, 9780763649487, 96pp.
Publication Date: April 12, 2011
About the Author
Stephen Biesty’s first book for children, Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections, has sold more than a million copies worldwide since its publication in 1992. He lives in Somerset, England.