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 Erikssons voyage to North America (eleventh century) Zheng Hes travels from China to East Africa (fifteenth century) Magellans circumnavigation of the globe (sixteenth century) Tenzing Norgays and Edmund Hillarys scaling of Mt. Everest (twentieth century) Plus ten more exciting journeys! A 2011 Boston Globe-Horn Nonfiction Honor Book