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DISCOVERERS AND EXPLORERS

ByEDWARD R. SHAW

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A piece of this magnific work: "Four hundred years ago most of the people who lived in Europe thought that the earth was flat. They knew only the land that was near them. They knew the continent of Europe, a small part of Asia, and a strip along the northern shore of Africa. The World as Known Four Hundred Years ago. They thought this known land was surrounded by a vast body of water that was like a broad river. Sailors were afraid to venture far upon this water, for they feared they would fall over the edge of the earth.[...]There was Eric the Red, a bold navigator of Iceland, who had sailed west to Greenland, and planted there a colony that grew and thrived. There was also Eric's son Leif, a venturesome young viking who had made a voyage south from Greenland, and reached a strange country with wooded shores and fragrant vines. This country he called Vinland because of the abundance of wild grapes. When he returned to Greenland, he took a load of timber back with him...."

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Publication Date
Jun 4, 2008
Language
English
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): EDWARD R. SHAW

Specifications

Pages
78
Binding
Paperback
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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