A history of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's 1953 summit of Mt. Everest, detailing the challenges encountered, the individuals involved, the discoveries made, and how the expedition left its mark upon the world.
The events surrounding westward expansion did not look the same to everyone involved--understanding depends on perspective. In the Viewpoints and Perspectives series, more advanced readers will come to understand different viewpoints by learning the context, significance, and details of the historic push west through the eyes of three different people, while engaging with text through questions sparking critical thinking. Books include timeline, glossary, and index.
This amazing book provides a snapshot of trade and commerce within and sometimes between various ancient civilizations. Engaging illustrations, detailed timelines, and fascinating information bring back to life the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Africa, China, and more. Read about Africa's trans-Sahara caravan routes and trade with the rest of the world, the Greek agora or marketplace, and China's silk road, which stretched across Asia to the Mediterranean Sea.
Cities and Statecraft in the Renaissance looks at the rise of trade, commerce, guilds, and the merchant and ruling classes in northern Europe. This influenced the growth of towns, cities, states, and regions, who competed with one another for power, artistic talent, and creativity. At the same time, people rich and poor were struggling to establish new forms of society and government.
It's high adventure in this thrilling addition to the Renaissance World series. Learn all about the Age of Exploration, where brave Europeans sailed around the world in search of sea routes to Asia and India-and found much more than anticipated.
A compelling look at barbarians, including their clashes with the Greek and Roman empires, their lifestyle, their weapons, and how they remain a part of today's culture through books and film.
A compelling look at conquistadors, including how and why they sailed to the New World, their lifestyle, their weapons, and how they remain a part of today's culture through books and film.