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Huang, Nellie

Summary: "Tells the story of humanity's explorations, taking the reader into the lives of some of the most intrepid people ever known. Focusing on 50 of the world's greatest explorers, with shorter entries on 60 of their helpers and companions, the book is filled with first-person accounts in the explorers' own words, rare maps, specially commissioned photographs, and artworks [to] re-create history's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 910.92 HUA

Goodman, Joan E.

Summary: Traces the epic journey of the Portuguese explorer who, five years after Columbus set sail, traveled around the southernmost tip of Africa to find a sea route to India.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mikaya Press 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 GAM

Summary: Combining firsthand accounts with original images in vintage black and white and brilliant color, The Explorer's Eye, gives insights into who these men and women were, how they operated, and what they saw. Here you have Alexander von Humboldt braving the electric eels of South Africa, Umberto Nobile lamenting the loss of his Zeppelin in an ice floe, and Jacques Cousteau examining the planet...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 EXP

Miles, Justin

Summary: Ultimate Explorer Guide for Kids presents straightforward advice on what every explorer must know if they are to survive the most daunting challenges the world has to offer. The ultimate adventures are gleaned from the author's travels around the world. He packs every page with the priceless knowledge he has gained over the years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 910 MIL

Fritz, Jean.

1 hold on 2 copies

Summary: Examines the great wave of European exploration during the fifteenth century which resulted in more accurate maps.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PaperStar 1998

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 910.922 Fritz

Slader, Erik

Summary: Christopher Columbus is one of the most famous explorers of all time, but he was neither the first nor last adventurer to ever stumble upon a great discovery. From the Silk Road of Asia to the icy shores of Antarctica, our knowledge of the world today is in large part due to several intrepid pioneers, risking life and limb for the sake of exploration. After all, setting off into the dark...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Multi-Media Kits, Call number: KIT J WHITE SLA

Doak, Robin S. (Robin Santos)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Compass Point Books 2002

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 910.92 Doak

Rader, Andrew (Andrew Alan)

Summary: "A survey of the history and future of human exploration, replete with fun facts about the results of cultural exchanges and the discovery of new frontiers"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 910.9 RAD

Brooke-Hitching, Edward

Summary: The Phantom Atlas is an atlas of the world not as it ever existed, but as it was thought to be. These marvellous and mysterious phantoms, non-existent islands, invented mountain ranges, mythical civilisations and other fictitious geography - were all at various times presented as facts on maps and atlases. This book is a collection of striking antique maps that display the most erroneous...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 912 BRO

Matthews, Rupert.

Summary: Looks at the worlds of Amelia Earhart, Jacques Cousteau, Marco Polo, and other famous explorers, sharing real-life photographs of their equipment and personal possessions as well as objects they found.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 2012

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Fabiny, Sarah

Summary: "Without risking life or limb, readers can explore the wonders and beauty of the Amazon in this Where Is ...? title. Human beings have inhabited the banks of the Amazon River since 13,000 BC and yet they make up just a small percentage of the 'population' of this geographic wonderland. The Amazon River basin teems with life--animal and plant alike. It's a rainforest that is home to an estimated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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Cleary, Rita

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Pub. 2011

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP W CLE

Cussler, Clive.

Summary: "The outstanding new Fargo adventure from the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. Baffin Island: Husband-and-wife team Sami and Remi Fargo are on a climate-control expedition in the Arctic, when to their astonishment they discover a Viking ship in the ice, perfectly preserved--and filled with pre-Columbian artifacts from Mexico. How can that be? As they plunge into their research, tantalizing...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2014

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CUS

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC CUS

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Cussler 2014

Druett, Joan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Minotaur 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DRU

English, Charlie

Summary: The story of how a team of librarians and archivists joined forces to spirit tens of thousands of ancient manuscripts into hiding when al-Qaeda-linked jihadists surged across Mali in 2012, threatening the existence of these precious documents. Relying on extensive research and firsthand reporting, Charlie English expertly twines a fraught and fascinating account of one of the planet's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 966.2 ENG

Holland, Cecelia

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Forge 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC HOL

Ross, Stewart.

Summary: Discover how the greatest explorers in history plunged into the unknown and boldly pieced together the picture of the world we have today. With the help of masterful cross sections, dramatic storytelling, and sidebars that highlight key concepts, places, and technology, readers explore fourteen historic journeys.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 910.9 ROS

Thom, James Alexander.

Summary: George Drouillard accompanies Lewis and Clark as they explore the territory acquired in the Louisiana Purchase.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballentine Books 2000

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC THO

Summary: Tells the saga of the ill-fated 1928 Arctic expedition headed by Italian Unberto Nobile. After the crash of their dirigible, Italia, the survivors huddle in their makeshift red canvas dwelling, desperately sending out S.O.S. signals.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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Lourie, Peter

Summary: A riveting adventure biography of Fridtjof Nansen, the pioneer of polar exploration, with a focus on his harrowing three-year journey to the top of the world. A celebrity among the ranks of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton at the turn of the twentieth century, Fridtjof Nansen contributed tremendous amounts of new information to our knowledge about the Arctic. At a time when the North Pole was...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 NAN

Summary: While dreams of a passage proved illusory, Captain James Cook's journey produced some of the finest charts, collections, and anthropological observations of his career. It also helped establish British relations with Russia and opened the door to the hugely influential maritime fur trade. This collection of essays from an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars - including former...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Washington Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 910 BAR

Summary: This series covers America's history from the age of Pre-Columbian Native Americans, through European discovery, colonization, independence, the forging of a young nation, and the settling of the American frontier. Students will look at the history of the United States from a new perspective, as they explore the events that have shaped modern American society. Professor Linwood Thompson is the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 EAR
3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 1
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 2
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 3

Summary: Program 1: The End of the Earth: Shows the fierce, remote, and astonishingly beautiful part of the earth. Look into the face of the Katabatic, the downward sloping wind that decimates life and dictates the weather. Then look at icebergs at the edge of the sea, these vast platforms of ice are the source of life for seals, whales, krill, penguins and petrels, but they also have a life of their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Questar 2003

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV NAT

Summary: Inspired by a true story, follow the British Royal Navy's perilous voyage into unchartered territory as the crew attempts to discover the Northwest Passage. Faced with treacherous conditions, limited resources, dwindling hope and fear of the unknown, the crew is pushed to the brink of extinction. Frozen, isolated and stuck at the end of the earth, it highlights all that can go wrong when a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2018

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV TER

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