May 1, 2014

Off The Edge of the Map, Book Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
I was sent a copy of this book to review but the opinions are my own.

From the #1 bestselling author of History's Greatest Generals comes an exciting new paperback book on the greatest explorers in history and how their discoveries shaped the modern world.
Whether it is Rabban Bar Sauma, the 13th-century Chinese monk commissioned by the Mongols to travel to Europe and form a military alliance against the Islamic Caliphate; Marco Polo, who opened a window to the East for the West; or Captain James Cook, whose maritime voyages of discovery created the global economy of the 21st century, each of these explorers had an indelible impact on the modern world.

This book looks at the 11 greatest explorers in history. Some traveled for religious piety, such as Ibn Battuta, who traveled from North Africa to China in the 1300s, visiting every Islamic pilgrimage site between. Others traveled for profit, such as Ferdinand Magellan, who wanted to consolidate Spain's holdings on the spice trade. Still others traveled for discovery, such as Ernest Shackleton, who led two dozen men to the bottom of the world in an attempt to cross Antarctica on foot.

Whatever their reason for discovery, these explorers still inspire us today to push the limits of human achievement -- and discover something about ourselves in the process.

I used this book as an addition to my sons homeschool curric. He read the entire book and he liked it. I also read it and it kept me hooked as well. A good read! This book can be bought on Amazon by clicking the above picture. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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