Epic Adventure: Epic Treks by Betty Hagglund
  

Synopsis

Epic Adventure: Epic Treks by Betty Hagglund

From the earliest times, men and women explored their world. Some searched for trade routes, lost treasures, or new lands to colonize; others traveled as missionaries, to spread religious beliefs. More than anything else, however, what motivated the greatest explorers was simple curiosity: What was on the other side of that mountain? How wide was North America? Where was the source of the Nile River? In the days before railroads, motor cars, and airplanes, finding out often involved traveling incredible distances overland: on foot, horse, or camel, by wagon or canoe, and for months, even years, at a time. And it usually meant facing severe dangers, extraordinary hardships, and the uncertainty of not knowing when, if ever, you might make it back home.

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BooklistAs with a museum visit, the graphics will grab readers in these exciting, extra-large-size titles in the Epic Adventure series, packed with high-quality color photos on every double-page spread.Just as gripping are the narratives, captions, and technical details of exploration, adventure, and survival.

About the Author

Dr. Betty Hagglund has spent many years studying and writing about exploration, and has published numerous books and articles on the topic. She grew up in the United States, not far from the spotwhere Lewis and Clark began their expedition, but now lives in England. She is a lecturer at the University of Birmingham, where she has taught courses on the history of travel and travel writing, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University, where she is involved with a research project on early 19th-century women explorers and scientists. A frequent traveler herself, she generally likes cold places better than hot ones, and would love to see Antarctica someday. Peter Bull has worked as a freelance illustrator for more than twenty-five years. He creates both traditional and digital art for publishers worldwide and also runs the Peter Bull Art Studio, based in the United Kingdom

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
64 pages

Author

Betty Hagglund
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Publisher

Kingfisher Books Ltd an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

19th September 2011

ISBN

9780753466681


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