A Book of Discovery

M. B. SYNGE (1861 - 1939)

Telling the history of geographical discoveries, "Book of Discovery" is a record of splendid endurance, of hardships bravely borne, of silent toil, of courage and resolution unequalled in the annals of mankind, of self-sacrifice unrivalled and faithful lives laid ungrudgingly down. Of the many who went forth, the few only attained. It is of these few that this book tells. (From the Preface of the book).

Genre(s): Children's Non-fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Kristine Bekere
00:12:19
Play 01 A Little Old World Kristine Bekere
00:14:53
Play 02 Early Mariners Kristine Bekere
00:16:58
Play 03 Is the World Flat Kristine Bekere
00:12:15
Play 04 Herodotus—the Traveller Kristine Bekere
00:15:42
Play 05 Alexander the Great Explores India Kristine Bekere
00:25:41
Play 06 Pytheas Finds the British Isles Kristine Bekere
00:10:57
Play 07 Julius Caesar as Explorer Kristine Bekere
00:13:14
Play 08 Strabo's Geography Kristine Bekere
00:10:19
Play 09 The Roman Empire and Pliny Kristine Bekere
00:10:46
Play 10 Ptolemy's Maps Kristine Bekere
00:05:23
Play 11 Pilgrim Travellers Kristine Bekere
00:09:40
Play 12 Irish Explorers Kristine Bekere
00:09:33
Play 13 After Mohammed Kristine Bekere
00:08:28
Play 14 The Vikings Sail the Northern Seas Kristine Bekere
00:09:44
Play 15 Arab Wayfarers Kristine Bekere
00:17:23
Play 16 Travellers to the East Kristine Bekere
00:14:07
Play 17 Marco Polo Kristine Bekere
00:18:51
Play 18 The End of Mediaeval Exploration Kristine Bekere
00:12:40
Play 19 Mediaeval Maps Kristine Bekere
00:05:36
Play 20 Prince Henry of Portugal Kristine Bekere
00:19:54
Play 21 Bartholomew Diaz Reaches the Stormy Cape Kristine Bekere
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Play 22 Christopher Columbus Kristine Bekere
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Play 23 A Great New World Kristine Bekere
00:11:25
Play 24 Vasco da Gama Reaches India Kristine Bekere
00:14:10
Play 25 Discovery of the Spice Islands Kristine Bekere
00:16:54
Play 26 Balboa Sees the Pacific Ocean Kristine Bekere
00:09:32
Play 27 Magellan Sails Round the World Kristine Bekere
00:16:49
Play 28 Cortes Explores and Conquers Mexico Kristine Bekere
00:18:25
Play 29 Explorers in South America Kristine Bekere
00:15:22
Play 30 Cabot Sails to Newfoundland Kristine Bekere
00:06:52
Play 31 Jacques Cartier Explores Canada Kristine Bekere
00:11:05
Play 32 Search For a North-West Passage Kristine Bekere
00:14:30
Play 33 Frobisher Searches for a North-West Passage Kristine Bekere
00:05:56
Play 34 Drake's Famous Voyage Round the World Kristine Bekere
00:18:08
Play 35 Davis Straight Kristine Bekere
00:11:59
Play 36 Barents Sails to Spitzbergen Kristine Bekere
00:13:56
Play 37 Hudson Finds His Bay Kristine Bekere
00:13:14
Play 38 Baffin Finds His Bay Kristine Bekere
00:07:59
Play 39 Sir Walter Raleigh Searches for El Dorado Kristine Bekere
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Play 40 Champlain Discovers Lake Ontario Kristine Bekere
00:09:56
Play 41 Early Discoverers of Australia Kristine Bekere
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Play 42 Tasman Finds Tasmania Kristine Bekere
00:06:19
Play 43 Dampier Discovers His Straight Kristine Bekere
00:10:58
Play 44 Behring Finds His Straight Kristine Bekere
00:13:04
Play 45 Cook Discovers New Zealand Kristine Bekere
00:19:27
Play 46 Cook's Third Voyage and Death Kristine Bekere
00:18:11
Play 47 Bruce's Travels in Abyssinia Kristine Bekere
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Play 48 Mungo Park and the Niger Kristine Bekere
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Play 49 Vancouver Discovers His Island Kristine Bekere
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Play 50 Mackenzie and His River Kristine Bekere
00:04:41
Play 51 Parry Discovers Lancaster Sound Kristine Bekere
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Play 52 The Frozen North Kristine Bekere
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Play 53 Franklin's Land Voyage to the North Kristine Bekere
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Play 54 Parry's Polar Voyage Kristine Bekere
00:06:01
Play 55 The Search for Timbuktu Kristine Bekere
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Play 56 Landers Discover the Mouth of the Niger Kristine Bekere
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Play 57 Ross Discovers the North Magnetic Pole Kristine Bekere
00:13:17
Play 58 Flinders Names Australia Kristine Bekere
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Play 59 Sturt's Discoveries in Australia Kristine Bekere
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Play 60 Ross Makes Discoveries in the Antarctic Seas Kristine Bekere
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Play 61 Franklin Discovers the North-West Passage Kristine Bekere
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Play 62 David Livingstone Kristine Bekere
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Play 63 Burton and Speke in Central Africa Kristine Bekere
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Play 64 Livingston Traces Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa Kristine Bekere
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Play 65 Expedition to Victoria Nyanza Kristine Bekere
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Play 66 Baker Finds Albert Nyanza Kristine Bekere
00:11:55
Play 67 Livingstone's Last Journey Kristine Bekere
00:19:00
Play 68 Through the Dark Continent Kristine Bekere
00:25:49
Play 69 Nordenskiold Finds North-East Passage Kristine Bekere
00:17:57
Play 70 The Exploration of Tibet Kristine Bekere
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Play 71 Nansen Reaches Farthest North Kristine Bekere
00:17:21
Play 72 Peary Reaches the North Pole Kristine Bekere
00:11:39
Play 73 The Quest for the South Pole Kristine Bekere
00:19:19
Play 74 Dates of Chief Events Kristine Bekere
00:11:10