Famous Explorers for Young People Author:Ramon P. Coffman and Nathan G. Goodman These stories of adventure and daring prove that history is often more exciting than fiction. With each biography the story of man's search for knowledge of the world he lives in comes to life for the reader in the factual accounts of the great explorers, from Marco Polo to Admiral Byrd. — More than merely a recital of names, dates, and places, ... more »this book tells the human side of the explorers and their activities. The map of the world unfolds for the reader as he travels with Leif Ericson to Vinland, with Magellan around the world, to the South Sea Islands with Captain Cook, into darkest Africa with Dr. Livingstone, and to the frozen wastes of South Polar regions with Admiral Byrd.
The authors of this book have produced a book for young people that will be read, enjoyed and re-read as long as the adventurous spirit is part of youth.« less