Sunday, December 14, 2014
Book Review - Scholastic Discover More: Explorers
About the Book
EXPLORERS is full of the real-life experiences of adventurers past and present.
The age of exploration is far from over. There are vast areas of our oceans still undiscovered. And there has never been a more exciting time in human space travel, as we endeavor to land man on Mars and embark on an era of space tourism. EXPLORERS examines these modern adventures as well as our rich history of discovery.
Who completed the round-the-world journey that Magellan had started? Where did the first inhabitants of the Polynesian islands come from, and how did they get there? EXPLORERS investigates questions like these and introduces the people to whom we owe our knowledge of our universe--from famous historical adventurers like Lewis and Clark and Roald Amundsen, to lesser-known seekers like Jeanne Baret (the first woman to circumnavigate the globe) and Matthew Henson (the first African American Arctic explorer), to present-day explorers of the seas and skies.
My Take on the Book
If you enjoy reading nonfiction books, I believe you will thoroughly become engrossed in this new book by Scholastic. There are facts about people and places I did not know previously and of course accompanying photographs.
Historians and scientists are discovering so much new information daily. So many of these facts will bring the "wow" surprise factor to you as you read them.
The reader will learn about famous explorers like Magellan and Vasco de Gama. You will also read about the women who were explorers like Isabella Bird and Henriette d' Anglville. There are stories about the Vikings, the far east, a sailor's life, Lewis and Clark, and more. There is new information about space explorers too.
Such a wonderful book to share with the entire family.
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