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The Book of Marvels: An Explorers Miscellany
The Book of Marvels: An Explorers Miscellany by Mark Collins Jenkins 1426204094 9781426204098
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The Book of Marvels: An Explorers Miscellany by Mark Collins Jenkins

In centuries past, undertaking a journey meant a voyage into the unknown, traveling for months or years into unexplored areas on the map where cartographers could only speculate There be dragons. And those fortunate adventurers who made it home again always had fantastical tales to telleven if sometimes they stretched the truth up to and beyond the breaking point. This eclectic history of exploration sweeps from antiquity to the 1800s, encompassing ages when new marvels might be waiting over the next hill or a new world just over the horizon. Among others, we meet Marco Polo, the 13th-century Venetian whose extravagant accounts of distant Cathay were mainly true; Sir John Mandeville, less intrepid explorer than shameless exaggerator; and John Wesley Powell, braving Colorado River rapids on the first trip through the Grand Canyon. We visit dozens of places around the globe captured in the words, images, and maps of their discoverers. Each page unfolds its wonders in gorgeous profusion that delights the eye and dazzles the imagination. The perfect gift for Dads and Grads looking for the next great adventure.

Author: Mark Collins Jenkins

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: National Geographic

Publication Date: 2009-04-28

Our Price: $4.29

ISBN: 1426204094

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