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Explorers : amazing tales of the world's greatest adventurers / illustrated by Jessamy Hawke ; written by Nellie Huang.

Huang, Nellie, (author.). Hawke, Jessamy, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lake Park LINK Site J 910.92 HUA (Text) 33500013119730 New Checked out 06/02/2020
Mahnomen Public Library J 910.92 HUA (Text) 33500013119722 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library j 910.92 HUA (Text) 35500006217408 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780241343784
  • ISBN: 024134378X
  • ISBN: 1465481575
  • ISBN: 9781465481573
  • Physical Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: London : Dorling Kindersley Limited, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index and glossary.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2
    *Starred Review* Discovering the explorers highlighted in Huang's action-packed compendium is sure to inspire intrepid readers. Even better, the inspiration is multinational and multicultural, and covers not only early men and women of note but also contemporary adventurers such as African American explorer Barbara Hillary, who began her barrier-breaking career with a trip to the North Pole at age 75. Huang's mini-biographies, typically spread across two pages, are exceptionally illustrated by Hawke, who makes each one unique through painted colors, borders, and portraits, as well as photos of artifacts specific to the subject's work. In Sylvia Earle's section, the action takes place in the sea, with painted schools of yellow fish and layered coral reefs framing photos of Earle as she meets a moray eel and collects algae. Meant for dipping into over and over again, the book introduces readers to many new explorers—Xuanzang, a Buddhist monk; Esteban Dorantes, a Moroccan slave; and Namira Salim, a present-day Pakistani woman; among others—along with familiar names, though Huang includes ideas not often present in older biographies. The point is made that much exploration harmed indigenous populations, that "discovery" was relative, as natives were already familiar with their homelands, and that people like the Nepali-Indian mountaineer Tenzing Norgay should be celebrated alongside more famous counterparts like Edmund Hillary. A great and necessary addition to all libraries. Grades 3-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.   Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK&;s extensive children&;s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.

Subject: Explorers > History > Juvenile literature.
Adventure and adventurers > Juvenile literature.
Discoveries in geography > Juvenile literature.
Adventure and adventurers.
Discoveries in geography.
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.

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