Who Discovered America?

Who Discovered America?

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Grand Central Pub
Who discovered America? There's no simple answer. The question points to an ongoing mystery of continent-sized proportions.

Christopher Columbus stumbled upon America in 1492 while looking for a western route to the Indies, but he wasn't the first. The Vikings settled briefly on the coast of Newfoundland hundreds of years before him, and left ruins to prove it. Explorers from Portugal, China, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and elsewhere can also stake claims.

In addition to investigating all serious claims, award-winning author Valerie Wyatt delves into the continents' most ancient mysteries, some stretching back 40,000 years. Who Discovered America? reveals that historical sleuthing takes many years of hard work, puzzle solving and comparing legends and artifacts.

Young readers will find the question of who discovered America much less simple, and much more fascinating, than they ever dreamed.

Univ of Toronto Pr
This book delves into the continents' most ancient mysteries, some stretching back 40,000 years, and shows that historical sleuthing takes many years of hard work.
Who discovered America? There's no simple answer. The question points to an ongoing mystery of continent-sized proportions. Christopher Columbus stumbled upon America in 1492 while looking for a western route to the Indies, but he wasn't the first. The Vikings settled briefly on the coast of Newfoundland hundreds of years before him, and left ruins to prove it. Explorers from Portugal, China, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and elsewhere can also stake claims. In addition to investigating all serious claims, award-winning author Valerie Wyatt delves into the continents' most ancient mysteries, some stretching back 40,000 years. Who Discovered America? reveals that historical sleuthing takes many years of hard work, puzzle solving and comparing legends and artifacts. Young readers will find the question of who discovered America much less simple, and much more fascinating, than they ever dreamed.

Baker & Taylor
In addition to investigating all serious claims as to who was the first to step foot in the Americas, the author delves into the continent's most ancient mysteries to show budding historians that historical sleuthing takes years of hard work, puzzle solvi ng, and comparing legends and artifacts.

Baker
& Taylor

In addition to investigating all serious claims as to who was the first to step foot in the Americas, the author delves into the continent's most ancient mysteries to show budding historians that historical sleuthing takes years of hard work, puzzle solving, and comparing legends and artifacts. Simultaneous.

Publisher: Toronto : Kids Can Press, c2008
ISBN: 9781554531288
1554531284
Branch Call Number: J 970.011 WYA
Characteristics: 40 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Woo, Hawie

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