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Discovery of America and early explorations

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  • Naufragiosby Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 2.00

    Cabeza de Vaca and his men came into contact with some Indians from Florida that made them believe that there was gold nearby. They walked for two weeks to find an Indian village. His impressions would be revealed later in his works. After an attempt to return, Alvar Núñez and his group continued toward the Appalachians, suffered fatigue and Indian... more...

  • Early American Indian Tribesby Marie Patterson

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    The American Indian culture consisted of specific customs and traditions that regulated everything from who would lead the tribes to who would marry within the tribes. They kept precise, detailed accounts of their tribal histories because they foresaw the importance of passing down their histories. more...

  • The Discovery of Guianaby Sir Walter Raleigh

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    At the turn of the 17th century, English writer and explorer Sir Walter Scott read an account of a great golden city in South America. He set out to explore the area, now Venezuela, and on his return he published The Discovery of Guiana . He is considered to have greatly exaggerated his findings, and his work contributed to the El Dorado legend. more...

  • DK Discoveries: Christopher Columbusby Peter Chrisp

    DK Publishing 2006; US$ 6.99

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of history's most famous and infamous figures in these classic DK guides. Vivid storytelling bringsthe past to life while stunning photographs, annotated illustrations, and exploded views help you piece together the story. Features fact boxes, panoramic gatefolds, and eyewitness accounts Sidebars provide important... more...

  • El Doradoby Dennis Abrams

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

    El Dorado, the South American "Lost City of Gold," became a siren call for Spanish conquistadores eager to obtain fame and fortune by discovering the undiscoverable. Lives and fortunes were lost, reputations were made and lost, but El Dorado always seemed to be tantalizingly out of reach. With the original story growing out of a religious... more...

  • Race to the New Worldby Douglas Hunter

    D & M Publishers 2012; US$ 27.95

    The final decade of the 15th century was a turning point in world history. The Genoese mariner Christopher Columbus sailed westward on the Atlantic Ocean in 1492, famously determined to discover for Spain a shorter and more direct route to the riches of the Indies. Meanwhile, a fellow Italian explorer for hire, John Cabot, set off on his own journey,... more...

  • Lope de Aguirre y la rebelión de los marañonesby Beatriz Pastor; Sergio Callau

    Edhasa 2011; US$ 4.97

    Pocas figuras han creado tanta literatura y controversia como la del conquistador Lope de Aguirre. Oscuro hidalgo, soldado resentido, loco peligroso y, con frecuencia, peligrosamente lúcido, su figura ilumina con luz dramática la cara más oscura de la conquista y del régimen colonial. Enrolado en una expedición que recorría el Amazonas en busca de... more...

  • Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kidsby Ronald A. Reis

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    Christopher Columbus is one of the most famous people in world history, yet few know the full story of the amazing, resourceful, and tragic Italian explorer. Christopher Columbus and the Age of Exploration for Kids portrays the ?Admiral of the Ocean Seas? neither as hero nor heel but as a flawed and complex man whose significance is undeniably monumental.... more...

  • No Settlement, No Conquestby Richard Flint

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Flint takes a new look at the Coronado entrada of 1539-42 that marked the earliest large-scale contact between Europeans and Native Americans in what is now the American Southwest. more...

  • Amerigo Vespucci Pilot Cbby Frederick Julius Pohl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1967 more...