By Ann Martin Bowler,Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard
Did you recognize that eighty five years earlier than Columbus came upon the United States, chinese language ships longer than a soccer box sailed hundreds of thousands of miles via unknown oceans and visited greater than 30 international locations? it truly is true!
Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers that World is the fantastic tale of those seven epic voyages and their larger-than-life commander, Admiral Zheng He. starting in 1405, Admiral Zheng He led greater than three hundred significant, brightly-painted ships around the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean and the entire approach to the far-off coast of Africa. The admiral and his staff battled pirates and raging storms, and have been surprised by way of the folks and methods of existence in far away lands. At each one port, chinese language items have been traded for pearls, valuable stones, herbs and drugs that have been given as tribute to China's strong emperor whilst the ships' again home.
Filled with ancient evidence, Adventures of the Treasure Fleet brings a beautiful piece of background to lifestyles. Gracefully informed and wonderfully illustrated, the story's quick speed will preserve teenagers captivated whereas supplying sufficient info to meet curious readers of all ages.
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Adventures of the Treasure Fleet: China Discovers the World by Ann Martin Bowler,Lak-Khee Tay-Audouard