Discoverers and Explorers

Edward R. SHAW (1855 - 1903)

Tales of the brave and daring explorers that ventured into the unknown "Sea of Darkness" where it was thought monsters and angry gods lived. They dared to sail near the equator which was thought to have such intense heat that it would boil the ocean water. It was also commonly thought at the time that the world was flat, and the ships would fall off the face of the earth. These men overcame these fears to explore and discover new lands. (Summary by Laura Caldwell)

Genre(s): Children's Non-fiction, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Laura Caldwell
00:04:06
Play 01 Beliefs as to the World Four Hundred Years Ago Laura Caldwell
00:07:03
Play 02 Marco Polo Laura Caldwell
00:09:21
Play 03 Columbus Laura Caldwell
00:17:01
Play 04 Vasco Da Gama Laura Caldwell
00:04:22
Play 05 John and Sebastian Cabot's Voyages Laura Caldwell
00:04:51
Play 06 Amerigo Vespucci Laura Caldwell
00:07:24
Play 07 Ponce De Leon Laura Caldwell
00:02:38
Play 08 Balboa Laura Caldwell
00:05:06
Play 09 Magellan Laura Caldwell
00:06:38
Play 10 Hernando Cortes Laura Caldwell
00:10:54
Play 11 Francisco Pizarro Laura Caldwell
00:06:46
Play 12 Ferdinand De Soto Laura Caldwell
00:09:20
Play 13 The Great River Amazon, and El Dorado Laura Caldwell
00:13:32
Play 14 Verrazzano Laura Caldwell
00:07:56
Play 15 The Famous Voyage of Sir Francis Drake - 1577 Laura Caldwell
00:08:01
Play 16 Henry Hudson Laura Caldwell
00:08:15