Magellan and the Exploration of South America

Magellan and the Exploration of South America

by Colin Hynson
Publisher: Barron's
Perfectbound, 32 pages
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The story of the first successful voyage to circumnavigate the world and of the European exploration of South America.

This book follows the daring voyage of Ferdinand Magellan, a man driven by the age-old dream of finding a way to Asia by traveling westward. Using pictures from the 16th century to the present day, this volume tells how Magellan:

  • Made preparations for the voyage

  • Sailed around Tierra del Fuego, the tip of South America

  • Faced disaster as he crossed the Pacific

  • Made the voyage across the Atlantic and sighted land

  • Died before his journey was completed

As Magellan made this historic voyage around the world, the European exploration of South America continued.

This book details:

  • The journey of Hernando Cortez

  • How the mighty Aztec and Inca Empires were destroyed

  • The exploits of other explorers

  • The impact Europe and South America had on each other
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