The Discoverers An Encyclopedia of Explorers and Exploration by Helen Delpar

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Published by Mcgraw-Hill .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Reference, Information and Interdisciplinary Subjects,
  • Dictionaries,
  • Encyclopedias,
  • Biography,
  • Explorers

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages470
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9249164M
ISBN 100070162646
ISBN 109780070162648

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