A Book of Discovery

A Book of Discovery
The History of the World's Exploration, From the Earliest Times to the Finding of the South Pole

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A Book of Discovery by M. B. Synge

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1915

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A Book of Discovery
The History of the World's Exploration, From the Earliest Times to the Finding of the South Pole

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A thoroughly fascinating book about the world's exploration from the earliest times to the discovery of the South Pole. A book to be owned by older boys and girls who like true tales of adventure.

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And God ... divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament.... And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear.... And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas."

Thus beautifully did the children of men express their earliest idea of the world's distribution of land and water.

And where, on our modern maps, was this little earth, and what was it like? Did trees and flowers cover the land? Did rivers flow into the sea? Listen again to the old tradition that still rings down the ages--

"And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden ... and a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became four heads. The name of the first is Pison ... and the name of the second river is Gihon; the name of the third river is Hiddekel (Tigris). And the fourth river is Euphrates."

[Illustration: THE GARDEN OF EDE

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This is a must read for all living. It shows the the level of human endurance, boldness in the face of death, inquisitivness, determination and triumph of human spirit against all odd. This book has broaden my horizon and widen my understanding of our world.
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