Great Explorers of the World

Age Level: 11–up  Grade Level: 6–up

Each biography serves as an introduction and overview of the life and accomplishments of a famous explorer and how these accomplishments have affected the world and history. These titles also discuss how each explorer impacted the lives of the native peoples and how this contact has survived/evolved over time.

  • Empowers young people with knowledge that will be useful for reports
  • Contains illustrations of the explorer, other relevant images, and primary source documents
  • Color maps help students understand the explorer's world
  • Exciting accounts draw in not just the report writer, but also the casual reader
  • Supports the Social Studies curriculum
  • 6 ½” x 9 1/4”
  • 112pp.
  • Illus. with color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations
  • Contains a facts page, chapter notes, a further reading list, and an index
  • Spring 2009
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Captain Cook

Captain Cook

Great Explorer of the Pacific

Stephen Feinstein
Looking out from his ship, Captain James Cook saw a field of ice disappearing into the horizon. Cook and his crew had crossed the Antarctic Circle in search of a mythical Southern Continent, but could proceed no farther...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-102-3
Binding: Library Ed.
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Columbus

Columbus

Opening Up the New World

Stephen Feinstein
On October 12, 1492, after five weeks of sailing on the Atlantic Ocean, a lookout aboard the PINTA, one of Christopher Columbus's three ships, spotted land. This biography tells the story of how Columbus sailed the Atlantic Ocean four times and claimed several Caribbean islands for the Spanish crown...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-101-6
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Cortés

Cortés

Conquering the Powerful Aztec Empire

Carl R. Green
On November 8, 1519, Hernán Cortés entered the magnificent Aztec city of Tenochtitlán in present-day Mexico. The stone city had intricately structured canals, bridges, and floating gardens. However, Cortés had not come to the city to admire its beauty...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-099-6
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Henry Hudson

Henry Hudson

Discoverer of the Hudson River

Jeff C. Young
Early seventeenth-century British explorer Henry Hudson led four separate voyages in search of a Northwest passage to the Orient. He and his crew survived drastic conditions, traded with American Indians, met Inuit, and sailed closer to the North Pole than any explorer before Hudson...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-123-8
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Hernando de Soto

Hernando de Soto

Spanish Conquistador in the Americas

Jeff C. Young
Hernando de Soto, a brave leader, a skilled fighter and an excellent strategist, was the first European to discover the Mississippi River. De Soto first sailed to the New World in 1514, where he became the first governor of Panama and gained fame helping conquer the rest of Central America...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-104-7
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La Salle

La Salle

French Explorer of the Mississippi

David Aretha
René-Robert Cavelier, known as Sieur de La Salle, was the first European explorer to traverse the entire Mississippi River to its mouth at the Gulf of Mexico. Originally groomed for the priesthood in France, La Salle would journey through America on five separate expeditions...Read More

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ISBN: 978-1-59845-098-9
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