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Biographies of the New World
Leif Eriksson, Henry Hudson, Charles Darwin, and More
With their eyes set on distant horizons, explorers from across Europeincluding Leif Eriksson, Sir Francis Drake, and Alexander von Humboldtvoyaged to the New World. They discovered the lands that would later be known as the Americasmotivated by curiosity, commercial interests, or scientific inquiry. These adventurers charted previously unknown territories, encountered, and often tragically exploited, native peoples, and changed the fate of the global landscape. The stories of these trailblazers and their remarkable journeys comprise this compelling volume.