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Into the Unknown PDF Print E-mail

What You Need to Know:
• A thorough and detailed account of fourteen spectacular adventures that emphasize the important role that
  exploration has played in our history.
• This reference book is for curious readers - third grade and up.
• The index and glossary in the back will be helpful for readers.
• The pages are filled with pull-outs that feature elaborate illustrations and comprehensive diagrams.
• Keep Into the Unknown nearby to refer to again and again.
• Readers may find unfamiliar words like wickerwork, gnomon, knarr and caravansary.
Sweet Book Summary:
Readers will begin their own journey when they pick up this treasure. They may not start out as history or geography experts, but they will probably feel like that by the end. From Pytheas the Greek in 340 BC to Neil Armstrong in 1969, fourteen incredible journeys are explained at great length, including where, when and why the travel took place. Interesting and often surprising details give each time period its own exotic flavor. Readers can learn how to build a curragh, what equipment a mountaineer needs, how deep the ocean is, and what the astronauts did when they were on the moon. More than a good read, this interactive book is an experience. Although it is sure to challenge some readers, those who have the patience to take in this wealth of information are sure to benefit.
Author: Stewart Ross Illustrator: Stephen Biesty Published: 2011, 96 pages
Themes: Geography, History, Non-Fiction, Reference
Sweet Discussion Questions:
• Which of the 14 journeys is your favorite?
• If you could be an explorer, where would you like to travel?
• What qualities are required to be a good explorer?
• Why did the explorers choose to take their journeys? What motivated them?
• How has exploration changed over time?
• Would you rather explore land, sea or space?
If You Liked This Book, Try:
A Street Through Time, Anne Millard
Rome Antics, David Macaulay
This recommendation was written by: Melissa G.
Support Independent Book Shops: Click Here to Buy this Book on IndieBound

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