Explorers and Engineers Who Was? Set of 8

Explorers and Engineers Who Was? Set of 8
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    Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
    Series: Who Was?
    Ages: 8 to 12
    Size: 5¼ X 7½
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    This series is a favorite because it combines easy-to-understand history and biography lessons with engaging stories and fun illustrations.


    Inside- Who Was Christopher Columbus?


    Inside- Who Were The Wright Brothers?

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    Who Was Christopher Columbus?

    Learn all about Christopher Columbus' early life at sea, which led him to seek fortune by sailing west in hopes of creating new trade routes with the Indies. Kids will read about why he called himself the "Great Admiral of the Seas" and learn of all his struggles to find financial support for his voyage.

     


    Who Was Ernest Shackleton?

    As a boy he preferred reading sea stories to doing homework and, at age 16, became an apprentice seaman. Subsequently, Ernest Shackleton's incredible journeys to the South Pole in the early 1900s made him one of the most famous explorers of modern times. His courage in the face of dangerous conditions and unforeseeable tragedies reveal the great leader that he was. His historic 1914 journey aboard the Endurance has all the drama of an action movie.

     


    Who Was Ferdinand Magellan?

    When Portuguese sailor Ferdinand Magellan set sail from Spain in 1519, he believed he could get to the Spice Islands by sailing west through or around the New World. He was right, but what he didn't know was that the treacherous voyage would take him three years and cost him his life.


    Jacques Cousteau

    Who Was Jacques Cousteau?

    Jacques Cousteau is the most famous and beloved name in the world of deep-sea exploration.


    Leif Erikson

    Who Was Leif Erikson?

    Leif Erikson was born to be an explorer. His father, Erik the Red, had established the first European settlement in present-day Greenland, and although he didn't yet know it, Leif was destined to embark on an adventure of his own. The wise and striking Viking landed in the area known as Vinland almost five centuries before Christopher Columbus even set sail! "Leif the Lucky" and the other fierce, sea-fearing pirates were accomplished navigators who raided foreign lands for resources, hunted for their food, and passed down Old Norse myths from one generation to the next. This book gives readers a detailed account of what life was like during the time of the Vikings.


    Who Was Neil Armstrong?

    On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and, to an audience of over 450 million people, proclaimed his step a giant leap for mankind. This Eagle Scout built his own model planes as a little boy and then grew up to be a test pilot for experimental aircraft before becoming an astronaut.


    Who Was Marco Polo?

    Marco Polo was seventeen when he set out for China . . . and forty-one when he came back! More than seven hundred years ago, Marco Polo traveled from the medieval city of Venice to the fabled kingdom of the great Kublai Khan, seeing new sights and riches that no Westerner had ever before witnessed. But did Marco Polo experience the things he wrote about . . . or was it all made-up?


    Who Were The Wright Brothers?

    As young boys, Orville and Wilbur Wright loved all things mechanical. As young men, they gained invaluable skills essential for their success by working with printing presses, bicycles, motors, and any sort of machinery they could get their hands on. As adults, the brothers worked together to invent, build, and fly the world's first successful airplane. This is the fascinating story of the two inventors and aviation pioneers who never lost sight of their dream: to fly, and to soar higher!