Filled with the people who made and changed the course of history, this thrilling book takes readers on a voyage of discoveryin a fun and dynamic format that's unique among reference books. From the travels of Erik the Red through the journeys of Marco Polo to the heroic attempts of Livingstone and Scott, these intrepid explorers have expanded our knowledge of the world.
More than 30 rare and newly reproduced removable documents put history directly into readers' hands: Hernán Cortés's hand-drawn map of Tenochtitlan, David Livingstone's watercolor of Victoria Falls, a dinner menu featuring Ernest Shackleton's sketch of his planned trip to Antarctica, and many more.
An exploration in itself, this lavish book creates a unique history adventure for both armchair and "on-the-ground" explorers of every age.
80 pages, 250 color and black-and-white photographs
Includes slipcase, CD-ROM, 30 removable facsimiles