A Book of Discovery The History of the World's Exploration, From the Earliest Times to the Finding of the South Pole
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A Book of Discovery The History of the World's Exploration, From the Earliest Times to the Finding of the South Pole

By M. B. (Margaret Bertha) Synge
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Table of Contents
  • A BOOK OF DISCOVERY
    • THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD'S EXPLORATION, FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES TO THE FINDING OF THE SOUTH POLE
      • INTRODUCTION
      • CONTENTS
      • COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS
      • BLACK & WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS
      • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE TEXT
    • INTRODUCTION
    • CONTENTS
    • COLOURED ILLUSTRATIONS
    • BLACK & WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS
    • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE TEXT
  • A BOOK OF DISCOVERY
    • CHAPTER I
      • A LITTLE OLD WORLD
      • CHAPTER II
        • EARLY MARINERS
      • EARLY MARINERS
      • CHAPTER III
        • IS THE WORLD FLAT?
      • IS THE WORLD FLAT?
      • CHAPTER IV
        • HERODOTUS—THE TRAVELLER
      • HERODOTUS—THE TRAVELLER
      • CHAPTER V
        • ALEXANDER THE GREAT EXPLORES INDIA
      • ALEXANDER THE GREAT EXPLORES INDIA
      • CHAPTER VI
        • PYTHEAS FINDS THE BRITISH ISLES
      • PYTHEAS FINDS THE BRITISH ISLES
      • CHAPTER VII
        • JULIUS CÆSAR AS EXPLORER
      • JULIUS CÆSAR AS EXPLORER
      • CHAPTER VIII
        • STRABO'S GEOGRAPHY
      • STRABO'S GEOGRAPHY
      • CHAPTER IX
        • THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND PLINY
      • THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND PLINY
      • CHAPTER X
        • PTOLEMY'S MAPS
      • PTOLEMY'S MAPS
      • CHAPTER XI
        • PILGRIM TRAVELLERS
      • PILGRIM TRAVELLERS
      • CHAPTER XII
        • IRISH EXPLORERS
      • IRISH EXPLORERS
      • CHAPTER XIII
        • AFTER MOHAMMED
      • AFTER MOHAMMED
      • CHAPTER XIV
        • THE VIKINGS SAIL THE NORTHERN SEAS
      • THE VIKINGS SAIL THE NORTHERN SEAS
      • CHAPTER XV
        • ARAB WAYFARERS
      • ARAB WAYFARERS
      • CHAPTER XVI
        • TRAVELLERS TO THE EAST
      • TRAVELLERS TO THE EAST
      • CHAPTER XVII
        • MARCO POLO
      • MARCO POLO
      • CHAPTER XVIII
        • THE END OF MEDIÆVAL EXPLORATION
      • THE END OF MEDIÆVAL EXPLORATION
      • CHAPTER XIX
        • MEDIÆVAL MAPS
      • MEDIÆVAL MAPS
      • CHAPTER XX
        • PRINCE HENRY OF PORTUGAL
      • PRINCE HENRY OF PORTUGAL
      • CHAPTER XXI
        • BARTHOLOMEW DIAZ REACHES THE STORMY CAPE
      • BARTHOLOMEW DIAZ REACHES THE STORMY CAPE
      • CHAPTER XXII
        • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
      • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
      • CHAPTER XXIII
        • A GREAT NEW WORLD
      • A GREAT NEW WORLD
      • CHAPTER XXIV
        • VASCO DA GAMA REACHES INDIA
      • VASCO DA GAMA REACHES INDIA
      • CHAPTER XXV
        • DISCOVERY OF THE SPICE ISLANDS
      • DISCOVERY OF THE SPICE ISLANDS
      • CHAPTER XXVI
        • BALBOA SEES THE PACIFIC OCEAN
      • BALBOA SEES THE PACIFIC OCEAN
      • CHAPTER XXVII
        • MAGELLAN SAILS ROUND THE WORLD
      • MAGELLAN SAILS ROUND THE WORLD
      • CHAPTER XXVIII
        • CORTES EXPLORES AND CONQUERS MEXICO
      • CORTES EXPLORES AND CONQUERS MEXICO
      • CHAPTER XXIX
        • EXPLORERS IN SOUTH AMERICA
      • EXPLORERS IN SOUTH AMERICA
      • CHAPTER XXX
        • CABOT SAILS TO NEWFOUNDLAND
      • CABOT SAILS TO NEWFOUNDLAND
      • CHAPTER XXXI
        • JACQUES CARTIER EXPLORES CANADA
      • JACQUES CARTIER EXPLORES CANADA
      • CHAPTER XXXII
        • SEARCH FOR A NORTH-EAST PASSAGE
      • SEARCH FOR A NORTH-EAST PASSAGE
      • CHAPTER XXXIII
        • MARTIN FROBISHER SEARCHES FOR A NORTH-WEST PASSAGE
      • MARTIN FROBISHER SEARCHES FOR A NORTH-WEST PASSAGE
      • CHAPTER XXXIV
        • DRAKE'S FAMOUS VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD
      • DRAKE'S FAMOUS VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD
      • CHAPTER XXXV
        • DAVIS STRAIT
      • DAVIS STRAIT
      • CHAPTER XXXVI
        • BARENTS SAILS TO SPITZBERGEN
      • BARENTS SAILS TO SPITZBERGEN
      • CHAPTER XXXVII
        • HUDSON FINDS HIS BAY
      • HUDSON FINDS HIS BAY
      • CHAPTER XXXVIII
        • BAFFIN FINDS HIS BAY
      • BAFFIN FINDS HIS BAY
      • CHAPTER XXXIX
        • SIR WALTER RALEIGH SEARCHES FOR EL DORADO
      • SIR WALTER RALEIGH SEARCHES FOR EL DORADO
      • CHAPTER XL
        • CHAMPLAIN DISCOVERS LAKE ONTARIO
      • CHAMPLAIN DISCOVERS LAKE ONTARIO
      • CHAPTER XLI
        • EARLY DISCOVERERS OF AUSTRALIA
      • EARLY DISCOVERERS OF AUSTRALIA
      • CHAPTER XLII
        • TASMAN FINDS TASMANIA
      • TASMAN FINDS TASMANIA
      • CHAPTER XLIII
        • DAMPIER DISCOVERS HIS STRAIT
      • DAMPIER DISCOVERS HIS STRAIT
      • CHAPTER XLIV
        • BEHRING FINDS HIS STRAIT
      • BEHRING FINDS HIS STRAIT
      • CHAPTER XLV
        • COOK DISCOVERS NEW ZEALAND
      • COOK DISCOVERS NEW ZEALAND
      • CHAPTER XLVI
        • COOK'S THIRD VOYAGE AND DEATH
      • COOK'S THIRD VOYAGE AND DEATH
      • CHAPTER XLVII
        • BRUCE'S TRAVELS IN ABYSSINIA
      • BRUCE'S TRAVELS IN ABYSSINIA
      • CHAPTER XLVIII
        • MUNGO PARK AND THE NIGER
      • MUNGO PARK AND THE NIGER
      • CHAPTER XLIX
        • VANCOUVER DISCOVERS HIS ISLAND
      • VANCOUVER DISCOVERS HIS ISLAND
      • CHAPTER L
        • MACKENZIE AND HIS RIVER
      • MACKENZIE AND HIS RIVER
      • CHAPTER LI
        • PARRY DISCOVERS LANCASTER SOUND
      • PARRY DISCOVERS LANCASTER SOUND
      • CHAPTER LII
        • THE FROZEN NORTH
      • THE FROZEN NORTH
      • CHAPTER LIII
        • FRANKLIN'S LAND JOURNEY TO THE NORTH
      • FRANKLIN'S LAND JOURNEY TO THE NORTH
      • CHAPTER LIV
        • PARRY'S POLAR VOYAGE
      • PARRY'S POLAR VOYAGE
      • CHAPTER LV
        • THE SEARCH FOR TIMBUKTU
      • THE SEARCH FOR TIMBUKTU
      • CHAPTER LVI
        • RICHARD AND JOHN LANDER DISCOVER THE MOUTH OF THE NIGER
      • RICHARD AND JOHN LANDER DISCOVER THE MOUTH OF THE NIGER
      • CHAPTER LVII
        • ROSS DISCOVERS THE NORTH MAGNETIC POLE
      • ROSS DISCOVERS THE NORTH MAGNETIC POLE
      • CHAPTER LVIII
        • FLINDERS NAMES AUSTRALIA
      • FLINDERS NAMES AUSTRALIA
      • CHAPTER LIX
        • STURT'S DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA
      • STURT'S DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA
      • CHAPTER LX
        • ROSS MAKES DISCOVERIES IN THE ANTARCTIC SEAS
      • ROSS MAKES DISCOVERIES IN THE ANTARCTIC SEAS
      • CHAPTER LXI
        • FRANKLIN DISCOVERS THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE
      • FRANKLIN DISCOVERS THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE
      • CHAPTER LXII
        • DAVID LIVINGSTONE
      • DAVID LIVINGSTONE
      • CHAPTER LXIII
        • BURTON AND SPEKE IN CENTRAL AFRICA
      • BURTON AND SPEKE IN CENTRAL AFRICA
      • CHAPTER LXIV
        • LIVINGSTONE TRACES LAKE SHIRWA AND NYASSA
      • LIVINGSTONE TRACES LAKE SHIRWA AND NYASSA
      • CHAPTER LXV
        • EXPEDITION TO VICTORIA NYANZA
      • EXPEDITION TO VICTORIA NYANZA
      • CHAPTER LXVI
        • BAKER FINDS ALBERT NYANZA
      • BAKER FINDS ALBERT NYANZA
      • CHAPTER LXVII
        • LIVINGSTONE'S LAST JOURNEY
      • LIVINGSTONE'S LAST JOURNEY
      • CHAPTER LXVIII
        • THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT
      • THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT
      • CHAPTER LXIX
        • NORDENSKIÖLD ACCOMPLISHES THE NORTH-EAST PASSAGE
      • NORDENSKIÖLD ACCOMPLISHES THE NORTH-EAST PASSAGE
      • CHAPTER LXX
        • THE EXPLORATION OF TIBET
      • THE EXPLORATION OF TIBET
      • CHAPTER LXXI
        • NANSEN REACHES FARTHEST NORTH
      • NANSEN REACHES FARTHEST NORTH
      • CHAPTER LXXII
        • PEARY REACHES THE NORTH POLE
      • PEARY REACHES THE NORTH POLE
      • CHAPTER LXXIII
        • THE QUEST FOR THE SOUTH POLE
      • THE QUEST FOR THE SOUTH POLE
      • DATES OF CHIEF EVENTS
      • INDEX
    • A LITTLE OLD WORLD
    • CHAPTER II
      • EARLY MARINERS
    • EARLY MARINERS
    • CHAPTER III
      • IS THE WORLD FLAT?
    • IS THE WORLD FLAT?
    • CHAPTER IV
      • HERODOTUS—THE TRAVELLER
    • HERODOTUS—THE TRAVELLER
    • CHAPTER V
      • ALEXANDER THE GREAT EXPLORES INDIA
    • ALEXANDER THE GREAT EXPLORES INDIA
    • CHAPTER VI
      • PYTHEAS FINDS THE BRITISH ISLES
    • PYTHEAS FINDS THE BRITISH ISLES
    • CHAPTER VII
      • JULIUS CÆSAR AS EXPLORER
    • JULIUS CÆSAR AS EXPLORER
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • STRABO'S GEOGRAPHY
    • STRABO'S GEOGRAPHY
    • CHAPTER IX
      • THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND PLINY
    • THE ROMAN EMPIRE AND PLINY
    • CHAPTER X
      • PTOLEMY'S MAPS
    • PTOLEMY'S MAPS
    • CHAPTER XI
      • PILGRIM TRAVELLERS
    • PILGRIM TRAVELLERS
    • CHAPTER XII
      • IRISH EXPLORERS
    • IRISH EXPLORERS
    • CHAPTER XIII
      • AFTER MOHAMMED
    • AFTER MOHAMMED
    • CHAPTER XIV
      • THE VIKINGS SAIL THE NORTHERN SEAS
    • THE VIKINGS SAIL THE NORTHERN SEAS
    • CHAPTER XV
      • ARAB WAYFARERS
    • ARAB WAYFARERS
    • CHAPTER XVI
      • TRAVELLERS TO THE EAST
    • TRAVELLERS TO THE EAST
    • CHAPTER XVII
      • MARCO POLO
    • MARCO POLO
    • CHAPTER XVIII
      • THE END OF MEDIÆVAL EXPLORATION
    • THE END OF MEDIÆVAL EXPLORATION
    • CHAPTER XIX
      • MEDIÆVAL MAPS
    • MEDIÆVAL MAPS
    • CHAPTER XX
      • PRINCE HENRY OF PORTUGAL
    • PRINCE HENRY OF PORTUGAL
    • CHAPTER XXI
      • BARTHOLOMEW DIAZ REACHES THE STORMY CAPE
    • BARTHOLOMEW DIAZ REACHES THE STORMY CAPE
    • CHAPTER XXII
      • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
    • CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
    • CHAPTER XXIII
      • A GREAT NEW WORLD
    • A GREAT NEW WORLD
    • CHAPTER XXIV
      • VASCO DA GAMA REACHES INDIA
    • VASCO DA GAMA REACHES INDIA
    • CHAPTER XXV
      • DISCOVERY OF THE SPICE ISLANDS
    • DISCOVERY OF THE SPICE ISLANDS
    • CHAPTER XXVI
      • BALBOA SEES THE PACIFIC OCEAN
    • BALBOA SEES THE PACIFIC OCEAN
    • CHAPTER XXVII
      • MAGELLAN SAILS ROUND THE WORLD
    • MAGELLAN SAILS ROUND THE WORLD
    • CHAPTER XXVIII
      • CORTES EXPLORES AND CONQUERS MEXICO
    • CORTES EXPLORES AND CONQUERS MEXICO
    • CHAPTER XXIX
      • EXPLORERS IN SOUTH AMERICA
    • EXPLORERS IN SOUTH AMERICA
    • CHAPTER XXX
      • CABOT SAILS TO NEWFOUNDLAND
    • CABOT SAILS TO NEWFOUNDLAND
    • CHAPTER XXXI
      • JACQUES CARTIER EXPLORES CANADA
    • JACQUES CARTIER EXPLORES CANADA
    • CHAPTER XXXII
      • SEARCH FOR A NORTH-EAST PASSAGE
    • SEARCH FOR A NORTH-EAST PASSAGE
    • CHAPTER XXXIII
      • MARTIN FROBISHER SEARCHES FOR A NORTH-WEST PASSAGE
    • MARTIN FROBISHER SEARCHES FOR A NORTH-WEST PASSAGE
    • CHAPTER XXXIV
      • DRAKE'S FAMOUS VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD
    • DRAKE'S FAMOUS VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD
    • CHAPTER XXXV
      • DAVIS STRAIT
    • DAVIS STRAIT
    • CHAPTER XXXVI
      • BARENTS SAILS TO SPITZBERGEN
    • BARENTS SAILS TO SPITZBERGEN
    • CHAPTER XXXVII
      • HUDSON FINDS HIS BAY
    • HUDSON FINDS HIS BAY
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII
      • BAFFIN FINDS HIS BAY
    • BAFFIN FINDS HIS BAY
    • CHAPTER XXXIX
      • SIR WALTER RALEIGH SEARCHES FOR EL DORADO
    • SIR WALTER RALEIGH SEARCHES FOR EL DORADO
    • CHAPTER XL
      • CHAMPLAIN DISCOVERS LAKE ONTARIO
    • CHAMPLAIN DISCOVERS LAKE ONTARIO
    • CHAPTER XLI
      • EARLY DISCOVERERS OF AUSTRALIA
    • EARLY DISCOVERERS OF AUSTRALIA
    • CHAPTER XLII
      • TASMAN FINDS TASMANIA
    • TASMAN FINDS TASMANIA
    • CHAPTER XLIII
      • DAMPIER DISCOVERS HIS STRAIT
    • DAMPIER DISCOVERS HIS STRAIT
    • CHAPTER XLIV
      • BEHRING FINDS HIS STRAIT
    • BEHRING FINDS HIS STRAIT
    • CHAPTER XLV
      • COOK DISCOVERS NEW ZEALAND
    • COOK DISCOVERS NEW ZEALAND
    • CHAPTER XLVI
      • COOK'S THIRD VOYAGE AND DEATH
    • COOK'S THIRD VOYAGE AND DEATH
    • CHAPTER XLVII
      • BRUCE'S TRAVELS IN ABYSSINIA
    • BRUCE'S TRAVELS IN ABYSSINIA
    • CHAPTER XLVIII
      • MUNGO PARK AND THE NIGER
    • MUNGO PARK AND THE NIGER
    • CHAPTER XLIX
      • VANCOUVER DISCOVERS HIS ISLAND
    • VANCOUVER DISCOVERS HIS ISLAND
    • CHAPTER L
      • MACKENZIE AND HIS RIVER
    • MACKENZIE AND HIS RIVER
    • CHAPTER LI
      • PARRY DISCOVERS LANCASTER SOUND
    • PARRY DISCOVERS LANCASTER SOUND
    • CHAPTER LII
      • THE FROZEN NORTH
    • THE FROZEN NORTH
    • CHAPTER LIII
      • FRANKLIN'S LAND JOURNEY TO THE NORTH
    • FRANKLIN'S LAND JOURNEY TO THE NORTH
    • CHAPTER LIV
      • PARRY'S POLAR VOYAGE
    • PARRY'S POLAR VOYAGE
    • CHAPTER LV
      • THE SEARCH FOR TIMBUKTU
    • THE SEARCH FOR TIMBUKTU
    • CHAPTER LVI
      • RICHARD AND JOHN LANDER DISCOVER THE MOUTH OF THE NIGER
    • RICHARD AND JOHN LANDER DISCOVER THE MOUTH OF THE NIGER
    • CHAPTER LVII
      • ROSS DISCOVERS THE NORTH MAGNETIC POLE
    • ROSS DISCOVERS THE NORTH MAGNETIC POLE
    • CHAPTER LVIII
      • FLINDERS NAMES AUSTRALIA
    • FLINDERS NAMES AUSTRALIA
    • CHAPTER LIX
      • STURT'S DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA
    • STURT'S DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA
    • CHAPTER LX
      • ROSS MAKES DISCOVERIES IN THE ANTARCTIC SEAS
    • ROSS MAKES DISCOVERIES IN THE ANTARCTIC SEAS
    • CHAPTER LXI
      • FRANKLIN DISCOVERS THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE
    • FRANKLIN DISCOVERS THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE
    • CHAPTER LXII
      • DAVID LIVINGSTONE
    • DAVID LIVINGSTONE
    • CHAPTER LXIII
      • BURTON AND SPEKE IN CENTRAL AFRICA
    • BURTON AND SPEKE IN CENTRAL AFRICA
    • CHAPTER LXIV
      • LIVINGSTONE TRACES LAKE SHIRWA AND NYASSA
    • LIVINGSTONE TRACES LAKE SHIRWA AND NYASSA
    • CHAPTER LXV
      • EXPEDITION TO VICTORIA NYANZA
    • EXPEDITION TO VICTORIA NYANZA
    • CHAPTER LXVI
      • BAKER FINDS ALBERT NYANZA
    • BAKER FINDS ALBERT NYANZA
    • CHAPTER LXVII
      • LIVINGSTONE'S LAST JOURNEY
    • LIVINGSTONE'S LAST JOURNEY
    • CHAPTER LXVIII
      • THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT
    • THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT
    • CHAPTER LXIX
      • NORDENSKIÖLD ACCOMPLISHES THE NORTH-EAST PASSAGE
    • NORDENSKIÖLD ACCOMPLISHES THE NORTH-EAST PASSAGE
    • CHAPTER LXX
      • THE EXPLORATION OF TIBET
    • THE EXPLORATION OF TIBET
    • CHAPTER LXXI
      • NANSEN REACHES FARTHEST NORTH
    • NANSEN REACHES FARTHEST NORTH
    • CHAPTER LXXII
      • PEARY REACHES THE NORTH POLE
    • PEARY REACHES THE NORTH POLE
    • CHAPTER LXXIII
      • THE QUEST FOR THE SOUTH POLE
    • THE QUEST FOR THE SOUTH POLE
    • DATES OF CHIEF EVENTS
    • INDEX
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