"Will greatly enrich the reference collection but will also be of interest to browsers."
-- ARBA (American Reference Books Annual) 1999
"The theme of diversity is woven throughout this collection of 30 biographies, spanning both time an geography. Recommended."
-- Book Report (December 1999)
"The biographies...are quite detailed and presented in a clear and easy-to-read format. Among the series' strength are the diversity of the explorers and discoverers and its engaging and easy-to-read format. The information presented is important, well-written and extremely interesting."
-- Against the Grain (September 1998)
"A good multicultural representation that gives a wide-ranging portrait of world exploration that is not confined to the popular figures ."
-- School Library Journal
"Readable and interesting for upper-elementary through middle-school students. Unusual in a book for this age level is how frankly rivalries and hostilities are described. The reader gets a feel for how competitive Speke and Burton were and how life-threatening were journeys such as Susie Rijnharts. A worthwhile purchase."
-- RBB/Booklist (05/01/95)