Atlas of travels and explorers — The travels of monks, naturalists and other travellers of all times and places
A few centuries ago, we didn’t know the limits of our planet and many areas of the world remained isolated, with no connection between each other.
We didn’t know of the places and species that existed in other regions, neither of their peoples and cultures.
In order to find out what was this world we lived in, we had to hit the road. Riding a donkey or a camel, sailing a boat or by foot - we left our homes to look for the unknown, and came back with the extraordinary novelties from other places.
The travels of monks, botanists, traders, sailors or artists gave important contributions to our knowledge of the planet, and to our awareness of the existence of each other. These travellers — from all times and places — are the main characters of this book, where there will be plenty of maps and many, many adventures.
– Recommended by the Portuguese National Reading Plan (Plano Nacional de Leitura)
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First edition: March 2018
140 pages · 240 x 300 mm · ISBN: 9789898145864