Since the beginning of time, man has felt the need to travel and explore more of the world around him. Some of these expeditions have become fundamental stages in the history of humankind. Little is known, however,
of what led certain courageous men to leave, set sail or join wandering caravans, challenging the unknown to go where no one else had ever dared. And little is known about their human journeys, the difficulties they faced in their travels and how this changed their lives.
This book tells us of the courage of some exceptional men and women, their success and their fears, of the paths they took and their legacy. To help us along these
extraordinary events, the book is full of illustrations, captions and in-depth analyses giving us an original point of view of these stories of explorations.
Riccardo Francaviglia is the author and illustrator of books for young people living and working in Catania. In addition to publishing, his illustrations are featured in stamps, posters, calendars and board games. He holds courses in schools ranging from wooden toy construction to the design and construction of illustrated books. He has won numerous awards for childhood literature including "Butterfly Wings Award " and " Stephan Zavrel Award "