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Discover the world through the eyes of the greatest explorers in history. Find out how the world was first circumnavigated by a slave and how travellers overcame the challenge of not having enough to eat and drink whilst travelling through unknown territory. Experience the excitement of seeing a new land for the first time, tasting new fruits and discovering new animals. From Marco Polo and Magellan to Shackleton and Armstrong, Great Voyages takes the reader on the most exhilarating and heroic journeys ever made. This book focuses on fifteen key voyages from around the world: the journeys undertaken by Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Martin Frobisher, Francis Drake, Maria Sibylla Merian, Captain Cook, Lewis & Clark, Charles Darwin, David Livingstone, Gertrude Bell, Ernest Shackleton, and astronauts who took part in the Moon landings.