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.
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 Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.