cover image Explorers


Richard Platt, DK Publishing. DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), $14.95 (96pp) ISBN 978-0-7894-7973-0

Vasco Da Gama, Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong all stake a claim in Explorers: Pioneers Who Broke New Boundaries by Richard Platt. This plus seven other additions to DK's Secret Worlds series feature information-packed pages, colorful graphics and tabbed page corners that list suggested Web sites. A reference section in the back contains a glossary, timeline, notable facts and other interesting destinations on the Web. The other titles available in simultaneous harcover/softcover editions: Apes; Body; Bugs; Dinosaurs; Mummies; Native Americans; and Tornadoes. ( Sept.)