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The most dangerous journeys of all time

Deborah Kespert

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An exciting retelling of the real-life adventures of the most daring explorers of all time. For ages 9+

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This fun and educational children’s book details the real-life adventures of the most courageous explorers of all time. Describing the intrepid journeys and discoveries of famous trailblazers from Christopher Columbus to Ranulph Fiennes, it is packedwith background details and survival tips, as well as photographs and illustrations of the daring expeditions. Explore! will appeal to children around the age of 9+ with an interest in history and a passion for the great outdoors.


'This is a simply splendid introduction to the achievements of many of the world’s greatest explorers'
Books for Keeps

'Easy to read and visually appealing ... packed with photographs and illustrations of the daring expeditions'
World Kids

'Accessible and entertaining … a welcome addition to the subject and may even inspire future explorers and pioneers!'
The School Librarian

'Absorbing and accessible'

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Product Information

Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 26.0 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 96 pp

Publication date: 29 February 2016

ISBN: 9780500292303

Contents List

Polar: Scott and Amundsen • Ocean: Christopher Columbus; Vasco da Gama; Ferdinand Magellan; Abel Tasman; James Cook • Land: Marco Polo; David Livingstone; Hernando de Soto; Meriwether Lewis and William Clark; Richard Burton; Mary Kingsley; Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay • Desert: Gertrude Bell; Wilfred Thesiger • Sky: Amelia Earhart • New Frontiers: Yuri Gagarin; Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin; Jacques Cousteau • Extreme Challenges: Ranulph Fiennes; Reinhold Messner

About the Author

Deborah Kespert is the author of numerous children’s books, including Explore! and, with David Baker, Space Academy, both published by Thames & Hudson.