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The discoverers by Neil Grant

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Published by Arco Pub. in New York .
Written in English


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Discusses early explorers and the effects of their exploration on the cultures and economies of both old and new worlds.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statement[author, Neil Grant].
SeriesThe Living past
LC ClassificationsG200 .G69
The Physical Object
Pagination61 p. :
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4408271M
ISBN 100668047844
LC Control Number79011548

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