Showing posts with label explorers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label explorers. Show all posts

October 08, 2012

It's Columbus Day

This anniversary of Christopher Columbus arriving in the Americas is celebrated in the United States as well as in Latin America, the Bahamas, Spain, and other countries.

Library ISBN 978-1-59845-101-6
Columbus: Opening Up the New World, by Stephen Feinstein, is a middle school title, tells the story of Columbus' discovery of what is now the modern-day Bahamas. In search of a faster trade route to Asia, Columbus thought he had landed in the Indies. Columbus sailed the Atlantic Ocean four times and claimed several Caribbean islands for Spain. He established colonies and opened up the trade of products and ideas that would forever change the world.

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July 14, 2009

Marco Polo: Amazing Adventures in China

Marco Polo opened the eyes of the world to China. Traveling 5,600 miles in 1271, Polo reached the mythical palace of Kublai Khan, and brought back stories and riches which inspired generations of followers. This biography tells his marvelous story, "I Never Told the Half of What I Saw..."

Part of Great Explorers of the World series, written by Stephen Feinstein. This title is 112 pages and is illustrated with full color photos and drawings, ISBN 978-1-59845-103-0.

May 28, 2009

Columbus: Great Explorer of the World has been published.

The time is 2:00 AM in the morning, the date is October 12, 1492. In the distance a line of white cliffs shimmering in the moonlight was seen by the sailors. After five weeks at sea the shout goes out: "Tierra! Tierra!" which in Spanish means "Land!, Land!" In this new biography of Columbus, author Stephen Feinstein writes:

...Columbus did cross the uncharted Atlantic Ocean. He was not the only European to believe that the world was round. But he seems to have been the first to stake his life on it. And is voyages would change the world.

This biography tells the story of Christopher Columbus and how his many voyages to the New World would change the world forever.

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Full color, 112 pages, for ages 12 and up, Enslow Publishers,
ISBN-13: 978-1-59845-101-6

Hernando de Soto: Spanish Conquistador in the Americas

In this story of gold, bravery, and brutality, author Jeff C. Young tells the fascinating story of Hernando de Soto. De Soto first sailed to the New World in search of gold and gained fame in helping to conquer Central America and Peru. Famous for his discovery on the Mississippi River in 1541, de Soto is infamous for the massacre of many thousands of American Indians. The author explains: " Soto's obsession with finding riches make him more remembered as a ruthless treasure hunter, than as a brave explorer and military leader." Read the book and understand the era of the Spanish Conquistador.

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Full color, 112 oages, for grades 6-up, Enslow Publishers,
ISBN-13: 978-1-59845-104-7

May 21, 2009

Celebrate Henry Hudson's 400th Anniversary

It has been 400 years this year since Henry Hudson's legendary voyage for the Dutch to the Hudson River and New York. "Henry Hudson: Discoverer of the Hudson River" by Jeff C. Young is Enslow Publisher's latest title in the "Great Explorers of the World" series.

This book serves as an introduction and overview of the life and accomplishments of Henry Hudson and how these accomplishments have affected the world and history. This title also discusses how Hudson impacted the lives of the native peoples and how this contact has survived/evolved over time.

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Full color, 112 pages, for grades 6 and up, Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-1-59845-123-8