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Dahm, Evan

Summary: "Once, everyone called Sola 'cursed.' Now they call her hero. But why doesn't she feel like one? After their quest to find the Monster, Sola and her friends have gone down separate paths. Sola spends her days on the open seas while Hunder stays close to home as the chief of the unified Sun and Fortress Islands. And Wick? Well . . . it's almost as if he's become a ghost. Then their world is...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2021

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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 Nonfiction, 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

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

Summary: Kong, Skull Island: When a scientific expedition to an uncharted island awakens titanic forces of nature, a mission of discovery becomes an explosive war between monster and man.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Bros. Entertainment 2020

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD KON

Daly-Weir, Catherine

Summary: An introduction to the Age of Exploration covers the nautical practices of fifteenth-century Europe, Henry the Navigator's fateful new sea routes, and the impact of European advancement on ancient civilizations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2021

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Marriott, Emma

Summary: Discover the incredible journeys of more than 60 explorers from across the world and throughout history in this big, fun, illustrated compendium. Among the adventurers you'll meet are famous figures such as Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, and Roald Amundsen, as well as lesser-known intrepids, including Jeanne Baret, the first woman to circumnavigate the Earth (which she did disguised...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lonely Planet Global Ltd 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 910.922 MAR

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

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

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

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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

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 910 MIL

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

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

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 Nonfiction, Call number: J Around 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

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Yolen, Jane

Summary: "Under Grandpa's watchful eye, the kids are thrilled to discover that the craggy rocks, tufted grass, and windswept trees on Giant Island are much more than they seem. Are the children the first to fathom this huge secret, or does Grandpa have a secret of his own?"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Flashlight Press 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE YOL

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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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 910.92 MAT

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J900 WHE BASKET

Crane, Nicholas

Summary: "Crane, the former president of the Royal Geographic Society, documents the remarkable expedition undertaken by a group of twelve European adventurer-scientists in the mid-eighteenth century. The team spent years in South America, scaling volcanoes and traversing jungles before they achieved their goal of establishing the exact shape of the Earth by measuring the length of 1 degree latitude at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508.85 CRA

Wilkes, Ally

Summary: "In the wake of the First World War, Jonathan Morgan stows away on an Antarctic expedition, determined to find his rightful place in the world of men. Aboard the expeditionary ship of his hero, the world-famous explorer James "Australis" Randall, Jonathan may live as his true self--and true gender--and have the adventures he has always been denied. But not all is smooth sailing: the war casts...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2022

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC WIL

Roberts, David

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Summary: "The riveting story of one of the greatest but least-known sagas in the history of exploration from David Roberts, the "dean of adventure writing." By 1930, no place in the world was less well explored than Greenland. The native Inuit had occupied the relatively accessible west coast for centuries. The east coast, however, was another story. In August 1930, Henry George Watkins (nicknamed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2022

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Simons, Lisa M. B.

Summary: "In 1845, Sir John Franklin commanded two ships on an expedition to find a Northwest Passage from England through the Arctic and over to Asia. If successful, the route would be a faster way to get goods from Asia to Europe and back. But success was not in the cards for Franklin's expedition. Only recently, the sunken ships were discovered in the icy Arctic waters. What happened to Franklin and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J GRAPHIC SIM

Phillips, Katrina M.

Summary: "In 1921, Inupait seamstress Ada Blackjack joined a a group of four white men who wanted to establish a trading post on Wrangel Island in the freezing Arctic Ocean. The explorers were stranded on the island when their return ship was forced to turn back due to ice. Facing harsh conditions and dwindling food supplies, the men died one by one, but Ada remained. Find out how she alone managed to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press, an imprint of Capstone 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J GRAPHIC PHI

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA RED

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC CUS

Dodds Pennock, Caroline

Summary: "A landmark work of narrative history that shatters our previous Eurocentric understanding of the Age of Discovery by telling the story of the Indigenous Americans who journeyed across the Atlantic to Europe after 1492"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2023

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 970.004 PEN

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