What was the age of exploration?

Catherine Daly-Weir

Book - 2021

An introduction to the Age of Exploration covers the nautical practices of fifteenth-century Europe, Henry the Navigator's fateful new sea routes, and the impact of European advancement on ancient civilizations.

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What was--
Instructional and educational works
New York : Penguin Workshop [2021]
Item Description
"An official Who HQ book"--Cover.
Physical Description
107 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 106-107).
Main Author
Catherine Daly-Weir (author)
Other Authors
Jake Murray (illustrator)
  • What was the age of exploration?
  • Marco Polo and the Silk Road
  • Portugal leads the way
  • The slave trade begins
  • A new player: Christopher Columbus
  • Things get spicy for Portugal
  • All the way around the globe
  • A new kind of explorer
  • The Inca
  • The search for the Northwest Passage
  • The Age of Exploration: a lasting impact
  • Timelines.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

A What Was? introduction to the Age of Exploration includes coverage of such topics as the nautical practices of 15th-century Europe, Henry the Navigator’s fateful new sea routes and the impact of European advancement on ancient civilizations. Simultaneous and eBook. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Land ho! Discover what the Age of Exploration was all about in this wonderful addition to the bestselling Who HQ series!Before the fifteenth century, European sailors were unsure what waited for them beyond their well-known travel routes around the Mediterranean Sea, so they kept within sight of land. But all of that changed after Prince Henry the Navigator of Portugal started sending ships down the coast in the hope of finding a sea route to India and Africa. This was the beginning of a giant leap toward understanding what the globe actually looked like. Certain European nations grew rich and powerful from the New World gold and lands they claimed, while advanced, long-standing civilizations like the Aztecs and Incas were destroyed in the cruelest of ways.This book also features the fun black-and-white illustrations and engaging 16-page photo insert that readers have come love about the What Was? series!