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Ferdinand Magellan will forever be known for leading the first successful expedition to sail around the world. Learn about the early life and voyages of this early sixteenth-century Portuguese explorer, his discovery of what would later be named the "Strait of Magellan" and his fleet's death-defying journey across the Pacific Ocean. Author David Aretha describes how Magellan ingeniously avoided mutiny, struggled against impossible odds to keep his crew alive, and was ultimately killed before his last remaining ship returned to Spain with its few surviving crew members.
David Aretha has authored more than twenty books for young people, including Yellowstone National Park: Adventure, Explore, Discover for Enslow Publishers, Inc.
Table of Contents
|Explorer Timeline||p. 6|
|The Humiliation||p. 8|
|The Quest for Cheaper Pepper||p. 14|
|Growing Up in the Royal Court||p. 22|
|Gentleman Adventurer||p. 30|
|The Search for El Paso||p. 52|
|Across the Great Pacific||p. 80|
|Chapter Notes||p. 105|
|Further Reading and Internet Addresses||p. 109|
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