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Who Was First?

Discovering the Americas
Freedman, Russell (Book - 2007 )
Who Was First?
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"For a long time, most people believed that Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to 'discover' America--the first to make a successful round-trip voyage across the Atlantic. But in recent years, as new evidence has come to light, our understanding of history has changed. We know now that Columbus was among the last explorers to reach the Americas, not the first"--Book jacket.
Authors: Freedman, Russell
Title: Who was first?
discovering the Americas
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c2007
Characteristics: vii, 88 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.), map ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Russell Freedman
Contents: Before Columbus
Admiral of the ocean sea
Did China discover America?
Leif the lucky
The not-so-new world
Who really discovered America?
Summary: "For a long time, most people believed that Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to 'discover' America--the first to make a successful round-trip voyage across the Atlantic. But in recent years, as new evidence has come to light, our understanding of history has changed. We know now that Columbus was among the last explorers to reach the Americas, not the first"--Book jacket.
ISBN: 9780618663910
0618663916
Branch Call Number: j 970.01 F853w 2007
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 83-85) and index
Subject Headings: Explorers America Biography Juvenile literature America Discovery and exploration Pre-Columbian Juvenile literature America Discovery and exploration Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Explorers
LCCN: 2006102485
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For a long time, most people believed that Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to 'discover' America--the first to make a successful round-trip voyage across the Atlantic. But in recent years, as new evidence has come to light, our understanding of history has changed. We know now that Co... Read More »

For a long time, most people believed that Christopher Columbus was the first explorer to 'discover' America--the first to make a successful round-trip voyage across the Atlantic. But in recent years, as new evidence has come to light, our understanding of history has changed. We know now that Co... Read More »


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