National Geographic Society Exploration Experience Heroic Exploits of Explorers

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Synopsis
Filled with names that made and changed the course of history, National Geographic Society Exploration Experience takes readers on a thrilling voyage of discoveryin a fun and dynamic format that's unique in today's reference market. From the travels of Erik the Red through the journeys of Marco Polo to the heroic attempts of Livingstone and Scott, vivid text and rich illustrations tell the story of how intrepid explorers have expanded our knowledge of the world. Throughout the book, more than 30 rare and newly reproduced removable documents put history directly into readers' hands: Hernán Cortés's hand-drawn map of Tenochtitlan, David Livingstone's watercolor of Victoria Falls, a dinner menu featuring Ernest Shackleton's sketch of his planned trip to Antarctica, and many more. A wealth of photographs, maps, artifacts, and portraits enhance Beau Riffenburgh's fascinating text as it covers the exploration of all seven continents. Sidebars delve into everything from navigational instruments to terminology to biographies. The book's organization invites readers to "dip in" to any page and find a fascinating story, or read from start to finish. With a handsome slipcase and more than 200 color photographs packed into 80 pages, Exploration Experience engages both the eye and the mind. An exploration in itself, this lavish book creates a unique history adventure for both armchair and "on-the-ground" explorers of every age.Providing a truly hands-on history experience, this exciting collection chronicles world exploration through stories, maps, photographs, artifacts, a CD-ROM, and more than 30 removable documents. 250 color and bw illustrations throughout.
 
Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 1426203594
ISBN-13 9781426203596
eBay Product ID (ePID) 65600307
 
Key Details
Author Beau Riffenburgh
Number Of Pages 80 pages
Format Novelty Book
Publication Date 2008-10-21
Language English
Publisher National Geographic Society
Publication Year 2008
 
Additional Details
Illustrated Yes
 
Dimensions
Weight 63.3 Oz
Height 1.6 In.
Width 12.2 In.
Length 11 In.