Exploration and Discovery A History of Remarkable Journeys and the People Who Made Them by Simon Adams


Exploration and Discovery A History of Remarkable Journeys and the People Who Made Them by Simon Adams

The discovery and mapping of the world, its peoples, oceans and continents, are the result of centuries of exploration. This book traces the history of such travel and the pioneers who pushed back the frontiers of the known world. It explains the reasons for their journeys, whether out of scientific curiosity, to create trading opportunities, to spread religious beliefs or for personal gain or glory.With the aid of over 250 illustrations, maps and photographs, this accessible reference work captures all the excitement and spirit of adventure.

About the Author

Simon Adams was born in Bristol and studied at London and Bristol universities. He worked as an editor of children’s reference and other non-fiction books before becoming a full-time writer. Since then, he has written and contributed to more than 50 books on subjects as varied as American history, the sinking of the Titanic, the two world wars and the history of jazz.

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64 pages


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Publication date

27th June 2016



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