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Explorers who got lost
Sansevere-Dreher, Diane, 1954-
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : TOR, [1992]

Physical Description:
135 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Examines the adventures of such early explorers of America as Columbus, Dias, and Cabot. Includes information on the events, society, and superstitions of the times.
General Note:
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.2 7.0 56736.
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G175 .S26 1992 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries just about every explorer who sailed beyond the horizon to find new land thought he knew where he was going. But in fact, most got terribly lost and stumbled on places no one had ever heard of.

Explorers Who Got Lost is the telling of these Age of Discovery heroes. Their discoveries may have been unintentional, but when they found irrevocably changed the map of the world!

Fast paced, exciting, full of facts and adventure, Explorers Who Got Lost provides detailed information on the most influential explorers of the fifteenth century. The history, sociology and even the superstitions of the time along with dozens of drawings, maps, routes and diagrams of ships and navigational equipment are all included. You'll discover the new world as these famous explorers discovered it. You'll follow their routes, you'll experience their hardships, You'll learn all about these amazing heroes whose discoveries altered the face of the globe and changed the course of human history.

Author Notes

Diane Sansevere-Dreher received her B.A. in Communications from New York University. She has worked in public relations as a marketing consultant in the book, audio and video industries. She is the author of numerous articles published in magazines, including Billboard , Sight and Sound Marketing and Software News . Ms. Sansevere-Drehere is also the author of three juvenile biographies in the Changing Our World series (Bantam Books): Barbara Bush , Benazir Bhutto , and Stephen Biko , She lives in Pennslyvia with her husband and four children.