The Atlas of Great Journeys


Alongside offering a huge perspective of huge travels throughout history, The Atlas of Great Journeys offers motivation, routes and logistics. Furthermore, readers are invited to download an app that allows them to learn more about a journey within a specific area, including key points of an adventurer, their travel and modes of transport.

This magnificent book is divided into sections, so that a geographical area such as South America is pictured alongside names and dates of adventurers, Thereafter, we delve into the history of each noted figure. In the case of the Atlantic Crossing, for example, we begin with Leif Erikson, Christopher Columbus, and John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown. When we turn the page to learn more, we’re offered a timeline from the tenth to twentieth centuries, more about the noted figures and then a general history of travel within this area.

The style, design and layout of The Atlas of Great Journeys is very satisfying. We feel as though we are reading something of substance, that offers a rich historical and geographical opportunity. The glossary at the book’s conclusion is a satisfying summary of what we’ve read and understood.

Bookwagon recommends The Atlas of Great Journeys for home and school. Not only is this book a valuable reading resource, but it’s really interesting too.

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The Atlas of Great Journeys

The World’s Greatest Explorers Incredible Interactive Maps

Philip Steele and Christian Gralingen

(Welbeck)– hardback

The Atlas of Great Journeys offers much more than a history of exploration. This huge book invites readers to understand why explorers travelled, alongside exploring their routes. Thereafter, we encounter some who sought trade, ‘war, piracy or conquest‘. Then there were others who journeyed for religious reasons, or to satisfy their curiosity, their need to discover.
In addition to understanding the reasons for journeys, this book includes digitally enhanced content. Readers may download an app to follow a specific explorer’s journey, expand upon important points, and learn modes of transport.
The Atlas of Great Journeys opens with travel between the continents of Asia and Europe, naming great travellers, before expanding on their histories. The same pattern is used in researching Africa, and thereafter, Europe, the North Pole, the Atlantic and North America and more.
The colouring and design of this book invites comparison with classical maps. Furthermore, it suggests something authentic and valuable.
In addition to such titles as Great Adventurers and Race to the Frozen North The Atlas of Great Journeys offers readers a superb opportunity to explore for themselves, in full, dramatic detail.


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