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My encyclopedia of very important adventures
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My encyclopedia of very important adventures

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780241427811

Publication Date: 7 Sep 2020

Subject: Geography

Suitable for: Primary (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6)

An encyclopaedia of adventurers, explorers, inventors and others who were the pioneers in their fields.

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An encyclopaedia of adventurers, explorers, inventors and others who were the pioneers in their fields.


Take a dive into the great unknown and go on a daring journey across land, sea, and sky as you explore the highest mountains, deepest oceans, and everything in between. On your journey you'll travel through time visiting the workshops, labs, and studios of history's most important minds and meet inventors, explorers, pirates, daredevils, and more. Read about the pioneers who dared to go where nobody had been before, archaeologists who made startling discoveries, and all of the exciting adventures they had along the way.

Contents

Explorers and discoverers
A trailblazing translator
Viking voyage
Exploring the east
The epic explorer
The treasure voyages
Naming the Americas
Sailing around the world
A golden opportunity
The father of Chinese travel
A great pilgrimage
The journey of an undercover botanist
Call of the wild
The pirate queen
Mapping Australia
An American adventure
Leading the way
The lost city
Arctic opponents
Race to the South Pole
Trapped in the ice
The tomb of King Tut
Trek to the top
The first person in space
Mission to the Moon
Uncovering the terracotta army
Outback adventure
The peak of success
Diving director
Scientists and inventors
Mathematical mastermind
Printing pioneer
Imprisoned astronomer
Astronomical adventure
Groundbreaking botanist
Bright spark
The mother of computing
Great minds think alike
The discovery of dynamite
Top scientist
An accidental stroke of luck
Pioneering programmer
The inventor of instant noodles
Connecting the world
Shoot for the Moon
Watch this space
Mission to Mars
The amazing machine
A shot in the dark
Trailblazers and pioneers
An unexpected adventure
Crossing the Delaware
The fossil hunter
Going for gold
Road to rescue
Sailing to freedom
Roaming reporter
From East to West and back again
The fight for rights
Learning to fly
Queen of the skies
World of wonder
Marching for freedom
Spanish sisterhood
Pioneering pilot
Animal antics
Reach for the stars
Rowing into the record books
The lone adventurer
Born to be wild
Born survivor
Making waves
Builders, creators, and thinkers
The story of silk
The wise and fair philosopher
A monument through time
Measuring the Earth
Hidden city
Michelangelo's masterpiece
Musical marvel
Story time
The story behind a scary story
Inspiring others
Bridging the gap
The gift of liberty
Adventure stories
Exploring West Africa
The unfinished masterpiece
Undersea explorer
No place like home
Pioneer of pop
Man vs machine
The gift of giving
Daredevils and risk takers
A breathtaking balloonist
America's first daredevil
Balancing act
The human cannonball
Pioneering parachutist
The expert escapee
Barreling into history
Flying high
Super stuntman
Supersonic superstar
The jump from space
Extreme climbing
Index
Acknowledgements

Category
JNF
Subject
Geography
Dewey
910.92
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Illustrator
Illustrations
Col and B & W illus and photos
Publisher
Pub. date
7 Sep 2020
Edition
First
ISBN
9780241427811
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Binding
Hardback
Pages
224
Width
226mm
Height
267mm
Weight
1244g
Index
Yes
Contents page
Yes
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