This highly successful series of information books has already covered many of the most exciting and popular subjects for children today. Each title is jam-packed with hundreds of amazing facts and powerful full-colour illustrations. Designed to appeal to children of 8 years and up, the Best-Ever books combine beautiful artwork and hard-hitting details to bring their subjects brilliantly to life. Each book comes complete with an easy-to-use timeline, glossary and index. Across perilous seas, scorching deserts and frozen wastes, diving into the deepest ocean and climbing the highest mountains, The Best-Ever Book of Exploration reveals the motivation behind the most historic and memorable expeditions. Learn all about exploration from early planning to how to survive in the wilderness. Follow the routes the explorers travelled, and encounter the dangers they overcame and the wonders they discovered. Find out how Peary travelled to the North Pole, what treasure Cortes found in Mexico and how Del Cano navigated a way around the globe, plus much more. The reference section includes a history of maps and mapping and discusses how modern maps are made.;An illustrated timeline places each exploration in its historical context.