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Sail down the Ivory Coast with the ancient Phoenicians. Meet the Kublai Khan with Marco Polo. Join the Antarctic explorers in their race to reach the South Pole. Discover vast new lands, plumb the depths of the deepest oceans, and venture into outer space. Find answers to everything you've ever wanted to know about the world's greatest adventurers and explorers...Who was the greatest general & explorer of the ancient world? See page 7. What was the Silk Road? See page 11. What caused the Age of Exploration? See page 23. What was considered the worst crime on the high seas? See page 45. Who was Ynes Mexia? See page 69. Who found the source of the Nile River? See page 74. How did Ballard find Titanic? See page 105. Who was the first woman in space? See page 135. Also in The New York Public Library series ...Amazing Native American History Amazing Hispanic American History Amazing African American History Amazing Women in American History Incredible Earth Amazing Space Amazing Mythology

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471392910
ISBN-10: 047139291X
Format: Paperback
(226mm x 155mm x 12mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - The New York Public Library

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY's bestselling reference books include The New York Public Library Desk Reference, The New York Public Library Book of Answers, and The New York Public Library Student's Desk Reference. BRENDAN JANUARY is the author of many nonfiction children's books.

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