Did you know that Christopher Columbus originally set out to discover the rich ports of Asia, but instead discovered the Bahama Islands, San Salvador and Cuba? Do you know which famous explorer was responsible for discovering a passage which led to the discovery of the Pacific Ocean? And, do you know the name of the passage? Which famous explorer was responsible for the discovery of Newfoundland, Canada? During the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries just about every explorer who sailed beyond the horizon to find new lands thought he knew where he was going. But in fact, most got terribly lost and stumbled on places no one had ever heard of. Explorers Who Got Lost is the telling of these Age of Discovery heroes. Their discoveries may have been unintentional, but what they found irrevocably changed the map of the world! Fast paced, exciting, full of facts and adventure, Explorers Who Got Lost provides detailed information on the most influential explorers of the fifteenth century. The history, sociology and even the superstitions of the time along with dozens of drawings, maps, routes and diagrams of ships and navigational equipment are all included. You'll discover the new world as these famous explorers discovered it. You'll follow their routes, you'll experience their hardships, you'll learn all about these amazing heroes whose discoveries altered the face of the globe and changed the course of human history.