Discover the world alongside the greatest explorers in history.
Captain James Cook will lead you further south than any previous explorer and Neil Armstrong will take you out of this world. Face lions in Africa with David Livingstone and bears with Meriwether Lewis in the Wild West. Survive attacks from hostile tribes with Gertrude Bell then, if you’re hungry, try eating tortoise with Charles Darwin or penguin with Ernest Shackleton.
Learn from history’s most intrepid adventurers, from tips on how to deal with pack ice and bears, to the importance of preparation and how to communicate with the locals. Great Voyages by Deborah Patterson will take you on some of the most exhilarating and heroic journeys ever made, and get you ready to set out on your own adventures.
This book focuses on fifteen key voyages from around the world: the journeys undertaken by Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Martin Frobisher, Francis Drake, Maria Sibylla Merian, Captain James Cook, Meriwether Lewis & William Clark, Charles Darwin, David Livingstone, Gertrude Bell, Ernest Shackleton, and astronauts who took part in the Moon landings.