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Discovery and Exploration: An Atlas-History of Man's Wanderings
Discovery and Exploration An Atlas-History of Man's Wanderings Author:Frank Debenham, Edward Shackleton (Introduction) Whether he has been in search of food, gold, freedom, converts to his religion, slaves, or from just plain curiosity, man has been an inveterate wanderer. Who are the men who make up this record? Just a few of the names excite the imagination: the Norsemen, the Huns, the Crusaders; Marco Polo, Alexander the Great, Columbus, De Soto, Livingstone,... more » Shackleton, and our own astronauts.
This beautifully illustrated volume brings the whole dramatic story of man's conquest of his world from prehistoric times up to our own space age. Unique shadow-relief maps in brilliant full color reveal, step by step, the expansion of man's known world. These original maps tell at a glance what man has accomplished in probing to the corners of the earth.
Included in this outline of exploration's history are many handsome and useful reproductions of engravings, lithographs, woodcuts, old maps and newspapers, as well as a gallery of explorers and their routes.« less