Book Review: Off the Edge of the Map: Marco Polo, Captain Cook, and 9 Other Travelers and Explorers That Pushed the Boundaries of the Known World, by Michael Rank

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Good morning, savvy savers! This morning finds us with another book review! This time I am reviewing, Off the Edge of the Map: Marco Polo, Captain Cook, and 9 Other Travelers and Explorers That Pushed the Boundaries of the Known World, by Michael Rank.

The author, Micheal Rank, the #1 bestselling author of History’s Greatest Generals, comes an exciting new paperback book, based on the greatest explorers in history, how their discoveries shaped the modern world, and impacted our day-to-day lives.

This book investigates eleven explorers, and details the type of expedition they endeavored, what purpose their travels sought, and the overall impact their sojourn had on the modern world. greatest explorers in history.

The book itself, showed small, manageable historical accounts of some of the greatest explorers, and cartographic innovators in histories past, including Rabban Bar Sauma, the 13th-century Chinese monk commissioned by the Mongols to travel to Europe and form a military alliance against the Islamic Caliphate, or famed navigator Marco Polo, who opened a window to the East for the West; or Captain James Cook, whose maritime voyages of discovery created the global economy of the 21st century, each of these explorers had an indelible impact on the modern world.

The book is both a reaching historic account for adults, and can be utilized as an educational enrichment tool or as a text for homeschooled classroom. The books versatility lies in its ability to be consumed as a narrative, or broken down into eleven, usable educational pieces. There is something in this book every lover of history.

Moreover, the author, who also blogs about history, religion, society, and culture on his website,, offers online accomplishments and discussions for this and his other works as well; the author encourages educators to use the site for bibliographic and in-class dialogue enrichment as well.

To learn more about this book, and its author, click here!

Here’s to history!

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