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Book of Marvels


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This eclectic history of exploration spans antiquity to the 1800s, encompassing times when new marvels might be waiting over the next hill, or a new world just over the horizon.

Meet Marco Polo, the 13th-century Venetian whose extravagant accounts of distant Cathay were mostly true; Sir John Mandeville, more a shameless exaggerator than an intrepid explorer; and John Wesley Powell, braving Colorado River rapids on the first trip through the Grand Canyon.

It's a fascinating looks at important discoveries through the eyes of the colorful, quirky explorers.

  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages, 135 color illustrations
  • 6 1/2" x 9"
  • © 2009

Mark Jenkins is chief historian of the National Geographic Society's archives. Among other accomplishments, he is the author of Worlds to Explore and co-author of High Adventure.