Ferdinand Magellan

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Lerner Publications, Jan 1, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
The first man to sail around the world, Ferdinand Magellan was born around 1480 and grew up in Portugal. After several years in the Portuguese Navy, Magellan left for Spain, Portugal's greatest rival, in an attempt to further his career. Magellan set sail on a trip to in search of a straight through South America to reach the Spice Islands, and he became the first explorer to cross the Pacific Ocean and circumnavigate the globe.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
SERVING HIS HOMELAND
11
ON THE SEA
23
MAGELLANS LAST DAYS
32
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Elaine Landau Elaine Landau has received her Bachelor's in English and Journalism and her Master's in Library and Information Sciences. She has written over 185 books, most of them non-fiction children's books on subjects such as earth science, planets, the supernatural, dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, ecology and contemporary issues. Landau's books have won the American Association for the Advancement of Science: "Science Books and Film" Best Children's Science Booklist, as well as The New York Public Library Books for the Teenage, the New Jersey Institute of Technology Award and VOYA's Nonfiction Honor List.

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