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Vasco Da Gama

Tanya Larkin

Published January 29th 2008
ISBN : 9780823955558
Hardcover
24 pages
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 About the Book 

This exciting, richly illustrated series examines the lives of famous European explorers during the Age of Exploration, a time in which European countries sent explorers racing around the globe in attempts to gain land and riches. Using geography,MoreThis exciting, richly illustrated series examines the lives of famous European explorers during the Age of Exploration, a time in which European countries sent explorers racing around the globe in attempts to gain land and riches. Using geography, history, and biography, these books detail the routes that these explorers followed, the navigational equipment that they used, and the challenges that they faced, to create compelling documents of adventure and discovery. Students will come away from these books with a greater understanding of the individual lives of these explorers, the ways in which history and geography affect one another, and the difficult issues involved when one country claims a land that is already occupied by an indigenous population.In this beautifully illustrated book, students will encounter the Sultan of Malindi, and the Zamorin of Calicut as they read about the man who opened the first trade waterway to India. Along the way they will be introduced to the historical global issues of a changing geography, such as slavery, trading rights, and the politics of exploration.