Annotations for World Made New : Why the Age of Exploration Happened and How


Baker & Taylor
A detailed account of the discovery of the New World outlines the causes and consequences of this defining age of exploration, discussing the empires already in place in the Americas, various expeditions, and explorers.

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Baker & Taylor
Describes how the discoveries made by the Europeans around the time of Columbus changed the world.

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Baker & Taylor
With the help of text based on primary sources, full-color artwork, custom maps, and time lines, a detailed account of the charting of the New World outlines the causes and consequences of this defining age of exploration.

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Random House, Inc.
National Geographic has always given readers the bigger picture of our world. Now The World Made New shows children the bigger context of American history. Written by award-winning children's author Marc Aronson and John W. Glenn, this innovative title will lead children through the causes and consequences of the defining age of exploration. Its unique approach will provide children with new ways of thinking about and learning from history, and instill a lasting sense of our country's past.

The World Made New provides a detailed account of the charting of the New World and the long-term effects of America's march into history. The text uses primary sources to bring history to life and features evocative profiles of the major explorers of the age. The book is beautifully illustrated with full-color artwork, multiple-time lines, and six custom National Geographic maps. The text and layout combine to provide an enlightening overview of New World exploration, and outline the historical context for the discoveries that literally changed the world.

The narrative carries young readers through this age of glorious, and sometimes inglorious, adventure. Follow the timeline of history unfolding; how the early colonies were established; how dissemination of products like the potato, tomato, tobacco, and corn made the Americas a major part of the new world economy; and how the Caribbean became a major trading hub.

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Simon and Schuster
National Geographic Timeline of American History: Exploration covers the fascinating timeline of New World exploration, going beyond the physical exploration to make sense of what the explorers encountered. Whether driven by the search for wealth, the desire to spread religion, or simply the lust to explore, many explorers visited the already-populated shores of North and South America. From Columbus to Sir Walter Ralegh to the Vikings and the Russian explorers, the timeline of adventure unfolds. Later, the dissemination of products such as the potato, tomato, tobacco, and corn make the Americas an essential part of the new world economy, and the Caribbean an international hub. The What If? section considers how history might have unfolded differently if the Native Americans had had more pets and therefore more resistance to disease, forestalling the epidemics that Columbus brought when he landed in the Americas.

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