Behind the Ranges: Tales of Explorers, Pioneers and Travellers

Behind the Ranges: Tales of Explorers, Pioneers and Travellers

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E. E. Reynolds
Cambridge University Press
Edition: Illustrated, 2/3/2011
EAN 9780521135269, ISBN10: 0521135265

Paperback, 128 pages, 20.3 x 12.7 x 0.8 cm
Language: English

First published in 1940, this book by E. E. Reynolds was specifically designed for young readers. It offers ten short narratives, drawn from history, which follow different explorers in their adventures around the world. Subjects such as shipwrecks, fires at sea, encounters with indigenous people, scaling the Andes mountain range, and exploring the Arctic, are all treated in a lively manner, though Reynolds' writing also reflects some of the cultural and ethnocentric biases of his time. Containing hand-drawn maps and full-page illustrations, this book serves as an example of popular texts for young readers from the first half of the twentieth century.

1. Canada
outwitting the Red Indians
2. China
imprisoned in China
3. West Africa
on the road to Timbuktu
4. Arctic
a desperate venture
5. Atlantic
fire at sea
6. United States
the dark and bloody ground
7. Siberia
the unknown Siberia
8. South America
the great Andes of the Equator
9. Pacific
murder of an explorer
10. Antarctic
eight hundred miles in an open boat.