Who discovered America?

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Who discovered America? There's no simple answer. The question points to an ongoing mystery of continent-sized proportions. Christopher Columbus stumbled upon America in 1492 while looking for a western route to the Indies, but he wasn't the first. The Vikings settled briefly on the coast of Newfoundland hundreds of years before him, and left ruins to prove it. Explorers from Portugal, China, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and elsewhere can also stake claims. In addition to investigating all serious claims, award-winning author Valerie Wyatt delves into the continents' most ancient mysteries, some stretching back 40,000 years. Who Discovered America? reveals that historical sleuthing takes many years of hard work, puzzle solving and comparing legends and artifacts. Young readers will find the question of who discovered America much less simple, and much more fascinating, than they ever dreamed.
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subject_facet America -- Antiquities -- Juvenile literature, America -- Discovery and exploration -- Juvenile literature, America -- Discovery and exploration -- Pre-Columbian -- Juvenile literature
table_of_contents Who discovered America? -- Christopher Columbus sails the ocean blue -- The real thing -- Swimming dragons -- Knights and nobles -- Norse from the North -- To America in a leather boat -- Before the Europeans -- Clovis first? -- Getting here -- Monte Verde -- Seafarers -- Skull diggery -- Or maybe they where Europeans after all -- Were there others? -- Long ago and far out -- Who dunnit and when did it all happen?
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title Who discovered America?
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title_full Who discovered America? / Valerie Wyatt ; with illustrations by Howie Woo
title_short Who discovered America?
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