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Ferdinand Magellan

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Ferdinand Magellan

Circumnavigating the World

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Ferdinand Magellan by Katharine Bailey
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Ages 8 to 14 years. In 1519, Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan took five ships and 200 men on an epic journey around the world on behalf of Spain. This colourful book follows the world's first circumnavigation by sail through a dramatic passage of disease, starvation, and death. Young readers will learn about the ancient spice trade, early sea navigation, and what life was like aboard a sailing ship in the age of exploration. A recipe from the period is also included. Topics include: what Europe was like before Magellan; science in Magellan's times, and the effect his voyage had on it; his journey down the African coast, across the Atlantic, down along South America, then across the Atlantic to the Spice Islands; mutiny at sea; life at sea; the Philippine Natives that Magellan met, and their way of life.
Release date NZ
October 1st, 2005
Country of Publication
Canada
Illustrations
colour photos & illus
Imprint
Crabtree Publishing Co,Canada
Pages
32
Dimensions
215x280x7
ISBN-13
9780778724162
Product ID
1827589

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