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Explorers: Amazing Tales of the World's Greatest Adventures [9780241343784]

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Meet famous explorers and adventurers in this exciting non-fiction storybook for children. Venture into steaming jungles in search of lost temples, fight off frostbite in the Arctic, and blast off into space!

Great explorers have one thing in common - a desire to leap into the unknown, no matter how dangerous that might be. From Ferdinand Magellan's first circumnavigation of the world 500 years ago to Barbara Hillary's treks to the North and South poles while in her seventies, Explorers documents the trials and hardships of the men and women who rewrote our understanding of the world, and showed us what humans are capable of.

Explorers looks at the towering achievements of more than 50 explorers in great detail, with incredible cross-sections revealing the amazing detail inside Spanish galleons, lost cities, and spaceships. Hand-drawn maps reveal their intrepid journeys in great detail, and photographs highlight the artefacts and relics they found along the way. The explorers come from all walks of life and parts of the world.

Packed with jaw-dropping facts and written in language that will get the heart racing, Explorers is the perfect book for any budding young adventurer, combining both beautiful illustrations by Jessamy Hawke and fantastic photography.
AUTHOR: Nellie Huang is an adventure travel blogger (, journalist, author and new mum on a quest to visit every country in the world (she's currently been to 120). As well as her successful blog, Nellie's work has featured in National Geographic and CNN Go. In her quest for adventure, she has climbed an active volcano in Guatemala, reconstructed a school in rural Tanzania, followed the trails of sea lions on the Galapagos Islands and gone scuba diving off the coast of Borneo.. She has more than 80,000 followers on Twitter and more than 17,000 followers on Instagram. She also runs small-group adventure trips so remote, unconventional destinations that people venture to - such as Iraq, Kurdistan and Tajikistan.
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Jessamy Hawke
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  • 5
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    Posted by Sue G on 23rd Nov 2020

    I bought this book for my 6 1/2yr old grandson but on receipt realised that it would suit an older child. I now need to buy another gift.

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