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Describes the four famous voyages of this explorer who charted the coast of North America, explored the Arctic Circle, mapped the islands of Novaya Zemlya, and discovered the river in New York, known today as the Hudson River.
A famed explorer of the early 1600s, Henry Hudson was driven by his desire to find a sea passage to Asia. He tried sailing both north-east, above Europe and Russian and Northwest, hoping to find a channel through the continent of North America.
During Hudson's four famous voyages, he explored the Arctic Circle, charted the coast of North America from North Carolina to Newfoundland and mapped the islands of Novaya Zemlya to the north of Russia. On hi third voyage, made under the flag of the Dutch East India Company, Hudson landed at the mouth of great river in New York that today bears his name and claimed a large area for Holland.
"These volumes follow a winning formula: accessible text, abundant and diverse illustrative material, and sidebars that distill the main ideas of each chapter. These books will find eager audiences among report writers and browsers looking for high adventure."
Series: Explorers of New Worlds Ser.
For Ages: 12 - 16 years old
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st January 2002
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.495 x 16.510 x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.15