The Britannica Guide to Explorers and Explorations That Changed the Modern World
Kenneth Pletcher Senior Editor, Geography and History
The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc, 20 dic 2009 - 352 pagine
The nature of the maiden voyage is deeply captivating. Though the oceans still hold vast opportunities for uncharted exploration, our land resources have been bravely explored and charted for hundreds of years. Very few places remain mysterious and untamable to man, and this transformation is due to imaginative and fearless explorers. Readers will devour these tales of explorers who have pushed geographic and personal boundaries, leaving virtually no corner of the globe off limits.
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