Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air (Hardcover)

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

By Stewart Ross, Stephen Biesty (Illustrator)

Candlewick Press (MA), 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

Stewart Ross has written more than 200 titles for children and adults about (or inspired by) history. He lives in Canterbury, England. Stephen Biesty is the creator of Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections, which sold more than a million copies worldwide since its publication in 1992. He lives in Somerset, England.