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Book cover: Vitus Bering: the Discoverer of Bering StraitVitus Bering: the Discoverer of Bering Strait
by - S. C. Griggs & Co. ,
Vitus Bering (1681-1741) was a Danish-born Russian navigator. Published in English translation for the American market in 1889, this sympathetic biography by the historian and geographer Peter Lauridsen, had originally appeared in Danish in 1885.
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Book cover: The Great White North: The Story of Polar ExplorationThe Great White North: The Story of Polar Exploration
by - The Macmillan co. ,
The material for this book has been gathered from the rich storehouse of Arctic Literature. I bring to the reader's mind a record of brilliant deeds that go to make the history of the far North, and let the explorers themselves tell the story ...
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Book cover: The South PoleThe South Pole
by ,
The book tells the story of the author's trek to the South Pole. Roald Amundsen led the first expedition to reach the South Pole, in 1911. He tells how the team endured frostbite, snow blindness, and other horrors to reach their destination.
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Book cover: The Travels of Marco PoloThe Travels of Marco Polo
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
One of the greatest books of all time -- a vast treasury of invaluable observations on the peoples and geography of the Near East and Asia in the 13th century. Detailed descriptions of cities, customs, laws, crops, animals, political systems, etc.
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Book cover: The Australian ExplorersThe Australian Explorers
by - George Robertson & Co. ,
The story of the exploration of Australia is one which we cannot let die. There are many reasons for keeping alive the remembrance of such heroic deeds. It is due to the memory of those men who took their lives in their hands ...
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Book cover: South: the story of Shackleton's last expeditionSouth: the story of Shackleton's last expedition
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
As war clouds darkened over Europe in 1914, a party led by Sir Ernest Shackleton set out to make the first crossing of the entire Antarctic continent via the Pole. But their initial optimism was short-lived as ice floes closed around their ship...
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Book cover: Inca Land: Explorations in the Highlands of PeruInca Land: Explorations in the Highlands of Peru
by - Houghton Mifflin Company ,
Hiram Bingham (1875 - 1956) is generally recognized as the discover of Machu Picchu, although other Europeans have claim to have seen it earlier. This detailed narrative is his record of the exploration that led to Machu Picchu.
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Book cover: Discovery of the North PoleDiscovery of the North Pole
by - J. T. Moss ,
An interesting discussion of the race to the North Pole by Peary and Cook, and the subsequent debate of who got there first. Also contains a good history of previous attempts to reach the Pole and the perils of polar exploration.
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Book cover: The Life of Christopher ColumbusThe Life of Christopher Columbus
by - Classic Reader ,
This book contains a life of Columbus, written with the hope of interesting all classes of readers. I have followed on the lines of his own personal narrative wherever we have it. And where this is lost I have used the contemporary authorities.
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Book cover: A General History of all Voyages and TravelsA General History of all Voyages and Travels
by - Curll ,
Travels throughout the world, from the first ages to this present time, illustrating both the ancient and modern geography, containing an accurate description of each country, its natural history and product, religion, customs, manners, trade, etc.
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Book cover: The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth CenturyThe Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century
by - Duckworth Publishers ,
Verne recounts the voyages of various European navigators to all parts of the globe. He gives detailed accounts of the explorers' climactic and navigational hazards, and their discoveries, conveying the sense of adventure enjoyed by the explorers.
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Book cover: Discoverers and ExplorersDiscoverers and Explorers
by - American Book Company ,
Guide to famous explorers and discoverers: Marco Polo, Columbus, Vasco da Gama, John and Sebastian Cabot, Amerigo Vespucci, Ponce de Leon, Balboa, Magellan, Hernando Cortes, Pizarro, Ferdinand de Soto, Verrazzano, Francis Drake, Henry Hudson.
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Book cover: Prince Henry the NavigatorPrince Henry the Navigator
by - G.P. Putnam's Sons ,
An account of the progress of geographical knowledge and enterprise in Christendom throughout the Middle Ages, as well as a life of Prince Henry the Navigator, who brought this movement of European Expansion within sight of its greatest successes.
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