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Ferdinand Magellan
  • Format
  • HARDCOVER
  • Trim Size: 6-1/2 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604134224
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-422-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $35.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 910
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 112

Summary

Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese sailor working for the Spanish, believed he could find a shorter route to India by heading west instead of east. Like Columbus before him, he was destined to reach the Americas. Magellan, however, continued past the New World and sailed into the Pacific Ocean. The expedition took a horrible turn when Magellan became involved in a tribal war between the local chiefs in the Philippines. He was brutally killed, and only one vessel returned to Spain with a skeleton crew of 18. In Ferdinand Magellan, discover how a young captain battled mutiny, starvation, illness, and conflicts with his own countrymen to be remembered in history as the first to circumnavigate the globe.

Specifications

Full-color and black-and-white photographs and maps. Sidebars. Chronology and timeline. Bibliography. Glossary. Further resources. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Rachel A. Koestler-Grack has worked as an editor and writer of nonfiction books since 1999. She has written numerous biographies on a variety of historical and contemporary figures. She lives in the German community of New Ulm, Minnesota.

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