"Journeys of Discovery" is part of "The Pocket History series" - a conveniently portable, stylishly packaged and eminently collectible set of six books that each open a window onto a selection of remarkable stories, characters and themes from the past. What would it have been like to be Ferdinand Magellan discovering a hidden strait at the bottom of South Atlantic that opened into the broad expanse of the Pacific, or John Hanning Speke, finding the long sought source of the Nile? "Journeys of Discovery" takes readers along on ten of history's most momentous expeditions into the heart of the unknown. This title highlights some of history's greatest journeys of discovery; and, contains ten brief, riveting and informative stories from across the globe. It includes six beautifully designed books in the series to collect - each brimming with detailed historical content.
Joseph Cummins is the author of Eaten By A Giant Clam, History's Great Untold Stories, History's Greatest Hits, Turn Around and Run Like Hell, Great Rivals in History, Cast Away and First Encounters for Murdoch Books. He lives in New Jersey, USA.