Now in full color!
From the expeditions of the ancient world to the future of space exploration, the new Discovery and Exploration set details the wonders, anxieties, and achievements of explorers since the beginning of time. Starting with a vivid introductory chapter focusing on a key event, these books give firsthand accounts of traveling through uncharted territory, meeting and trading with locals, and bringing great power and wealth to competing world powers. Helpful features in each volume include full-color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations, detailed maps, sidebars, a glossary, a chronology and timeline, a list of further resources, and an index. A valuable resource for middle school students, this set makes a great companion to the new Great Explorers biography series.
Full-color and black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and maps. Chronology and timeline. Sidebars. Bibliography. Glossary. Further resources. Web sites. Index.
About the Author(s)
General editor John S. Bowman received a B.A. in English literature (magna cum laude) from Harvard University and matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, as Harvard's Fiske Scholar and at the University of Munich. Bowman has worked as an editor and as a freelance writer for more than 40 years. He has edited numerous works of history, as well as serving as general editor of Chelsea House's America at War set. Bowman is the author of more than 10 books.
General editor Maurice Isserman holds a B.A. in history from Reed College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Rochester. He is a professor of history at Hamilton College, specializing in 20th-century U.S. history and the history of exploration. Isserman was a Fulbright distinguished lecturer at Moscow State University. He is the author of 12 books.