The Door in the Alley

The Door in the Alley
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Author: Adrienne Kress
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781101940051
Release: 2017
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A shy boy's life is sent spiraling into adventure after a fateful day when he discovers a pig in a small hat and returns it to its home at the mysterious Explorers Club.

The Quest for the Kid

The Quest for the Kid
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Author: Adrienne Kress
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781101940136
Release: 2019
Editor: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"On the run from nefarious, nameless thugs, Sebastian and Evie must travel the world to reunite the other explorers from the Filipendulous Five if they are to put all their clues together and find Evie's grandfather before it's too late"--

The Explorers

The Explorers
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Author: Martin Dugard
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781451677591
Release: 2014-06-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Learn to unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of a great, forbidding adventure and “a fascinating examination of the seven key traits of history’s most famous explorers…[with] infusions of insight and enthusiasm” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard Frances Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a geographical unknown: the location of the Nile River’s source. They traveled deep into an uncharted African wilderness together, arrived at two different solutions to the mystery, and parted ways as sworn enemies. The feud became an international sensation on their return to England, and a public debate was scheduled to decide whose theory was correct. What followed was a massive spectacle with an outcome no one could have foreseen. In The Explorers, New York Times bestselling author Martin Dugard shares the rich saga of the Burton and Speke expedition and guides readers through the seven traits that history’s most legendary explorers called on to survive their impossible journeys. In doing so, Dugard demonstrates that these traits have a most practical application in everyday life. We see St. Brendan the Navigator, driven by hope, sail into the unknown, and the curiosity that inspired John Ledyard to attempt to walk around the globe, and the perseverance Howard Carter needed to discover Tutankhamen’s tomb. From these and other examples, Dugard extracts lessons for unlocking the explorer in us all.

The Explorer

The Explorer
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Author: Katherine Rundell
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781481419475
Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Boston Globe–Horn Book Award winner Katherine Rundell comes an exciting new novel about a group of kids who must survive in the Amazon after their plane crashes. Fred, Con, Lila, and Max are on their way back to England from Manaus when the plane they’re on crashes and the pilot dies upon landing. For days they survive alone, until Fred finds a map that leads them to a ruined city, and to a secret.

The Explorers Guild

The Explorers Guild
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Author: Kevin Costner,Jon Baird
Pages: 784
ISBN: 9781476727417
Release: 2015-10-20
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Return to the golden age of adventure with this gorgeously wrought, action-packed, globetrotting tale that combines the bravura storytelling of Kipling with the irresistible, illustrative style of Hergé’s Adventures of Tintin. Behind the staid public rooms of an old world gentlemen’s club operates a more mysterious organization: The Explorers Guild, a clandestine group of adventurers who bravely journey to those places in which light gives way to shadow and reason is usurped by myth. The secrets they seek are hidden in mountain ranges and lost in deserts, buried in the ocean floor and lodged deep in polar ice. The aim of The Explorers Guild: to discover the mysteries that lie beyond the boundaries of the known world. This beautifully produced combination graphic novel and adventure tale, set against the backdrop of World War I, concerns the Guild’s quest to find the golden city of Buddhist myth. The search will take them from the Polar North to the Mongolian deserts, through the underground canals of Asia to deep inside the Himalayas, before the fabled city finally divulges its secrets and the globe-spanning journey plays out to its startling conclusion. “With its colorful cast, exotic locales, and intertwined fates, the book slowly addicts. A rousing throwback whose spinning plates never stop, even at the end,” (Kirkus Reviews), The Explorers Guild is perfect for fans of the adventures of J.J. Abrams and C.S. Lewis.

The Explorers and Other Poems

The Explorers and Other Poems
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Author: Catherine Martin
Pages: 270
ISBN: HARVARD:HN67CY
Release: 1874
Editor: Unknown

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Lives of the Explorers

Lives of the Explorers
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Author: Kathleen Krull
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780152059101
Release: 2014
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A latest entry in the painstakingly researched series that includes Lives of the Pirates focuses on some of history's greatest explorers to reveal their lesser-known preferences, habits and motivations. 25,000 first printing.

The Smartest Kid in the Universe

The Smartest Kid in the Universe
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Author: Chris Grabenstein
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780525647782
Release: 2020
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When seventh-grader Jake McQuade mistakes the world's first ingestible knowledge pills for jelly beans, he suddenly knows all about physics and geometry and can speak Swahili (though Spanish would be a lot more useful)--but his sort-of girlfriend Grace thinks they can use his new found brilliance to save their middle school from the new principal, who is conspiring to get it shut down.

Explorer Academy The Falcon s Feather Book 2

Explorer Academy  The Falcon s Feather  Book 2
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Author: Trudi Trueit
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781426333064
Release: 2019-03-19
Editor: National Geographic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

It's an adventure of a lifetime when Cruz Coronado sets sail for the shores of Iceland and Norway aboard the Explorer Academy ship to continue his studies at sea. But, things take a turn while exploring the icy north, when he embarks on a dangerous mission to uncover the first piece of an important puzzle his mother left behind. In the exciting follow-up to The Nebula Secret in the 7-book Explorer Academy series, Cruz, Sailor, and Emmett, along with their new ally Bryndis, embark on their first globe-trotting mission aboard the ship Orion. Cruz jumps right back into school and starts using the latest technology in submersible underwater dives, but is soon reminded of the dangers of exploration when his equipment fails and he almost drowns. Determined to keep his eyes on the prize, Cruz sneaks away to try to find answers, but unknowingly lures his friends into bigger trouble. When a friend of Cruz's mom meets an untimely end, Cruz's luck really seems about to run out and the questions multiply. What does the message mean? Where will it lead? Who is following him? And why? This captivating book is the sequel every Explorer Academy fan is waiting to read!

Explorers

Explorers
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Author: Nellie Huang
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781465493804
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Live and see the world through the eyes of 50 of the world's greatest explorers and their trusty companions! This book for kids is brimming with first-person accounts of gripping adventures in explorers' own words. Find exciting tales complemented by rare maps, specially commissioned photographs, and artworks that re-create history's greatest expeditions. Get ready to take a leap into the unknown... An adventure book that will surely rival even the most thrilling adventure movies! You'll meet some of the most famous explorers and adventurers of all time in this exciting non-fiction storybook for children. Great explorers have one thing in common - a desire to leap into the unknown, no matter the dangers it presents. This book will take you through Ferdinand Magellan's first circumnavigation of the world 500 years ago to Barbara Hillary's treks to the North and South poles while in her seventies, and beyond. This knowledge book documents the stories of men and women who rewrote our understanding of the world and inspired us by pushing the boundaries of human capability. A kid's educational book that looks at the towering achievements of more than 50 explorers from all walks of life in great detail. See sensational cross-sections revealing the amazing detail inside Spanish galleons, lost cities, and spaceships. Magnificent photographs highlight the artifacts and relics they found along the way, while hand-drawn maps reveal their intrepid journeys in such detail, you feel as though you could be walking in their very footsteps. It is a glorious introduction to history's most famous trailblazers - people whose courage opened frontiers turned voids into maps, forged nations, connected cultures, and added to humankind's knowledge of the world by leaps and bounds. Packed with jaw-dropping fun facts about the world and written so beautifully it will get your heart racing. Explorers is the perfect kid's book for any young mind with an avid sense of adventure! Explore Unknown Waters - Take To The Skies - Investigate Our Planet! For centuries, explorers have been unable to resist the secrets of the sea. We have looked toward the skies and stars since the beginning of time. Through dense jungles, dry desserts, and frozen mountains we have pushed the very limits of human endurance in the name of exploration and adventure! These tales are not for the faint of heart - these adventurers faced challenges that threatened their very survival! Their courage has allowed us to collect a wealth of knowledge about our awe-inspiring universe. Set sail to faraway frozen lands, defy gravity and take to the skies, and investigate our planet through the stories of those who came before us. Happy exploring! Learn about the explorers who defied the so-called possibilities of their time in: - Sea & Ice - Air & Space - And Land

Explorers of the Nile

Explorers of the Nile
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Author: Tim Jeal
Pages: 529
ISBN: 9780300178272
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A “highly enjoyable” account of six men, and one woman, who journeyed into uncharted and treacherous African terrain to find the source of the White Nile (The Washington Post). Nothing obsessed explorers of the mid-nineteenth century more than the quest to discover the source of the White Nile. It was the planet’s most elusive secret, the prize coveted above all others. Between 1856 and 1876, six larger-than-life men and one extraordinary woman accepted the challenge. Showing extreme courage and resilience, Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, James Augustus Grant, Samuel Baker, Florence von Sass, David Livingstone, and Henry Morton Stanley risked their lives and reputations in the fierce competition. National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Tim Jeal deploys fascinating new research to provide a vivid tableau of the unmapped “Dark Continent,” its jungle deprivations, and the courage—as well as malicious tactics—of the explorers. On multiple forays launched into east and central Africa, the travelers passed through almost impenetrable terrain and suffered the ravages of flesh-eating ulcers, paralysis, malaria, deep spear wounds, and even death. They discovered Lakes Tanganyika and Victoria and became the first white people to encounter the kingdoms of Buganda and Bunyoro. Jeal weaves the story with authentic new detail—and examines the tragic unintended legacy of the Nile search that still casts a long shadow over the people of Uganda and Sudan. “A fabulous story…old-fashioned epic adventure.”—The Sunday Times "Superb narrative…a must-read for anyone hoping to understand the internal dynamics of modern state-building in central Africa.”—Booklist

Explorer Academy The Double Helix Book 3

Explorer Academy  The Double Helix  Book 3
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Author: Trudi Trueit
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781426334603
Release: 2019-09-24
Editor: National Geographic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The mystery deepens and the action intensifies for 12-year-old Cruz Coronado and friends in the exciting third book in the Explorer Academy series. The adventure continues for Cruz, Emmett, Sailor, and Bryndis as they continue their studies at sea and travel to exotic locations around the world. A mysterious person alerts Cruz to impending danger while he and a few trusted pals explore ancient ruins in Petra, Jordan, and search for another piece of the puzzle his mother left behind. Worst of all, now his father has gone missing, which prompts Aunt Marisol, his number one protector, to leave the ship in search of him. Who is the new professor who takes her place? How does the new technology he introduces help or hurt Cruz's quest? Why is Nebula determined to stop Cruz before he turns 13? The clock is ticking as his first teen birthday draws near ... a milestone that will change his life forever, one way or another.

The Secret Explorers and the Lost Whales

The Secret Explorers and the Lost Whales
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Author: DK,SJ King
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780744029048
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dive into the world of The Secret Explorers and learn about ocean life in this action-included first installment in a brand-new fiction series. Meet The Secret Explorers! This group of brilliant kids comes together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries, and gather knowledge all over the planet - and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station and receive their mission... In The Lost Whales, marine life expert Connor needs to use his underwater expertise to help save a pod of humpback whales that have lost their way. Along with space expert Roshni, he sets out in a submarine to search for a way to steer the whales back on track, but encounters unexpected problems along the way, including lost baby whales and a fleet of boats. Will The Secret Explorers manage to succeed in their mission? Packed with fun illustrations and facts about humpback whales, marine life, and how climate change is affecting the oceans, this thrilling adventure is perfect for emerging readers. The action-packed narrative keeps kids engaged and makes learning about the natural world fun.

The Explorers

The Explorers
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Author: Richard Humble,Time-Life Books
Pages: 176
ISBN: PSU:000000935050
Release: 1978
Editor: Time Life Medical

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses the voyages of Columbus, da Gama, Magellan, and other great explorers.

The Explorers

The Explorers
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Author: Paolo Novaresio,Neil Frazer Davenport
Pages: 305
ISBN: 8880958364
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Numerous stories amazing explorers and their extraodinary voyages of discovery.

My Favorite Explorers Dora the Explorer

My Favorite Explorers  Dora the Explorer
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Author: Mary Tillworth
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9780449817636
Release: 2013-07-23
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Girls ages 1–4 will adore this board book collection featuring Dora the Explorer and her friends. With four board books inside a sturdy box with a plastic handle, it's perfect for adventures on the go!

Explorer Academy The Nebula Secret Book 1

Explorer Academy  The Nebula Secret  Book 1
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Author: Trudi Trueit
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781426331619
Release: 2018-09-04
Editor: National Geographic Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Adventure, danger, and a thrilling global mission await 12-year-old Cruz Coronado as he joins an elite school for explorers. Cruz leaves his tranquil home in Hawaii to join 23 talented kids from around the globe to train at the Explorer Academy with the world's leading scientists to become the next generation of great explorers. But for Cruz, there's more at stake. No sooner has he arrived at the Academy than he discovers that his family has a mysterious past with the organization that could jeopardize his future. In the midst of codebreaking and cool classes, new friends and augmented reality expeditions, Cruz must tackle the biggest question of all: Who is out to get him, and why? Readers can get in on the excitement with puzzles and codes embedded throughout.

They Lived to Tell the Tale

They Lived to Tell the Tale
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Author: The Explorers Club
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781599216393
Release: 2007-11-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Living dangerously with the members of the world-renowned Explorers Club.

Encounters on the Passage

Encounters on the Passage
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Author: Dorothy Harley Eber
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781442691674
Release: 2008-10-01
Editor: University of Toronto Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Inuit elders who grew up in camps on the shores of Frobisher Bay can tell you what happened when Martin Frobisher arrived with his vessel in 1576: "He fired two warning shots into the air. So right away there were some grievances." Frobisher's shots were the opening salvos in the search for the Northwest Passage, a search that lasted for more than four hundred years and riveted the Western world, particularly in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. In Encounters on the Passage, present day Inuit tell the stories that have been passed down from their ancestors of the first encounters with European explorers. In many of these stories the old cosmogony is still in place, with shamans playing starring roles opposite "the strangers intruding on the Inuit lands." Dorothy Harley Eber presents stories told to her about the expeditions of Sir Edward Parry, Sir John Ross, Sir John Franklin, and the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, and sets them squarely in historical context. In the case of the disasterous Franklin expedition, new information opens up another fascinating chapter on the Franklin tragedy. Collected over twelve years on visits to communities in Nunavut, these remarkable stories of expeditionary forces and their dealings with native peoples will be new and exciting reading for those interested in the search for the Northwest Passage, the Franklin tragedy, and traditions of oral history.

Herodotus and the Explorers of the Classical Age

Herodotus and the Explorers of the Classical Age
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Author: Ann Gaines
Pages: 111
ISBN: OCLC:1149261907
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses the accounts of Greek historian Herodotus and the exploration of the world in which he lived.