Explorers: Amazing Tales of the World's Greatest Adventurers

From the first people to leave Africa to the first to leave the planet, the urge to explore the unknown has driven human progress. DK's Explorers tells the story of humanity's explorations, taking the reader into the lives of some of the most intrepid people ever known. Focusing on 50 of the world's greatest explorers, with shorter entries on 60 of their helpers and companions, the book is filled with first-person accounts in the explorers' own words, rare maps, specially commissioned photographs, and artworks re-create history's greatest expeditions. From trade and the search for lands to colonize, to scientific curiosity and missionary zeal, Explorers introduces history's most famous trail blazers-people whose courage opened frontiers, turned voids into maps, forged nations, connected cultures, and added to humankind's knowledge of the world by leaps and bounds.

Genre: Children’s non-fiction

Authors: Nellie Huang, Barbara Hillary

Hardcover, 144 pages

Expected publication: September 3rd, 2019

Publishing House: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

My Review

DK knows how to pique the interest of young readers. All their books have been well received by educators, parents and children alike with their beautiful illustrations, photos, and excerpts. This one is no exception. It is visually stunning and the information is presented in bite-size format.

Explorers: Amazing Tales of the World's Greatest Adventurers encompasses a wide variety of explorations. Aside from well-known achievements in exploration and famous explorers, it also delves into areas of sea, ice, cave, animal, treasure and scientific/natural world explorations worldwide. Adventures of passion, travel, documents, diaries, goods, and tools are examined. From the Ancient Greeks to Darwin to Zheng He, not a stone or idea stays unturned.

This book serves well as an introductory overview of all kinds of explorations. The information is presented on the two-page format as in many other DK books, and with every page turn, something new or a subgenre is presented. With the beautiful illustrations and the friendly fonts, it is engaging and captivating to the eye.

A beautiful book to read with younger kids or early readers to encourage and inspire. Definitely a great book to have on hand and share :)

I received a digital copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

All opinions are my own. Thank you :)