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Books about explorers

If you are looking for a biography, you can go directly to the biography section of the library, which is in the main room. The books are arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the person about whom the book is written.  (Each spine label will have a "B" on it followed by a name. For example, biographies of George Washington are labeled "B WASHINGTON.") There are also collective biographies, which are books that have information about groups of people.  For instance, you might find a book about important women in history or explorers or Black mathematicians. Most of these books are in the 920 section.

      
     

    Reference books on explorers

    Look for these books in the reference section of the library.

    Explorers & Discoverers
    Call Number: REF 910 PEA and REF 910 SAA
    ISBN: 0810397878
    Encyclopedia of explorers

     

    Books on explorers

    You can look for a book on your explorer on the library catalog, but these are titles that may have additional information.

    Explorers
    Call Number: 920 EXP
    ISBN: 0893569763
    Publication Date: 1998
    Two-volume encyclopedia

    Early Explorers of North America
    Call Number: 970 WIL
    ISBN: 0871065304
    A survey of the history of New World explorations from the Viking age to the eighteenth century

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    Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air
    Call Number: 910.9 ROS
    ISBN: 9780763649487
    Publication Date: 2011
    A colorful, fun-to-read book on exploration with unfolding cutaways.

    Great Explorers
    Call Number: 920 GRO
    ISBN: 0934291225
    Publication Date: 1988
    This is a three-volume set.

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    Exploration: Great Lives
    Call Number: 920 LOM
    ISBN: 0684185113
    Biographical sketches of 25 explorers

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    Against All Opposition: Black Explorers in America
    Call Number: 920 HAS
    ISBN: 0802781381
    Publication Date: 1992
    Surveys the lives and adventures of Black explorers

    Extraordinary Black Americans: From Colonial to Contemporary Times
    Call Number: 920 ALT
    ISBN: 05165812
    Contains an entry on Estevanico

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