Since the dawn of the human race, people have travelled as far as they can in search of food, wealth or a better place to live.
People explored because they were curious or they were determined to beat someone else to it.
Follow the madness and the magic through the history of world exploration.
Journey to every corner of the globe with Vikings, Mongols, pirates and seafaring voyagers; trek across rugged terrain alongside relentless explorers and share the excitement with record-breaking adventurers.
This book contains a treasure-chest of interesting facts about the daily lives of sailors, the adventures of famous explorers such as Christopher Columbus and James Cook and the achievements of modern-day skippers and balloonists.
Navigate your way through sailor-speak, dreadful disease and pitiful punishments to discover the intrigue of islanders, the aroma of foreign spices and the amazing breakthrough—the Earth is not flat!