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By Cynthia O'Brien

This attractive booklet follows the travels of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. ancient details and high-interest truth bins are awarded in an pleasing tabloid sort as Columbus navigates his method to the recent global. issues comprise what led Columbus to turn into an explorer, early ideals concerning the geography of the realm, existence on sea voyages, failed colonies, and the legacy of Columbus.

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Amerigo Vespucci and others decided that this New World was a new continent. Columbus himself never questioned his belief. Until his death, he maintained that he had sailed to Asia’s outer islands. Just seven years later, Balboa traveled across Panama and saw the Pacific Ocean. ” Columbus complains about his treatment by the Spanish monarchs. Ocean When Vasco Nuñez de Balboa first saw the Pacific Ocean to the west of Panama, it was clear that another mighty ocean separated the New World from Asia.

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Many people doubted that Columbus had reached Asia. Amerigo Vespucci and others decided that this New World was a new continent. Columbus himself never questioned his belief. Until his death, he maintained that he had sailed to Asia’s outer islands. Just seven years later, Balboa traveled across Panama and saw the Pacific Ocean. ” Columbus complains about his treatment by the Spanish monarchs. Ocean When Vasco Nuñez de Balboa first saw the Pacific Ocean to the west of Panama, it was clear that another mighty ocean separated the New World from Asia.

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