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Amerigo Vespucci: Italian Explorer of the Americas by Kurt Ray
Ferdinand Magellan: The First Voyage Around the World by Betty Burnett
Francisco Pizarro: The Exploration of Peru and the Conquest of the Inca by Fred Ramen
Henry Hudson: English Explorer of the Northwest Passage by Josepha Sherman
Hernan Cortes: The Conquest of Mexico and the Aztec Empire by Fred Ramen
Hernando De Soto: Trailblazer of the American Southeast by Jan Goldberg
Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet: Explorers of the Mississippi by Bill Scheppler
John Cabot: The Ongoing Search for a Westward Passage to Asia by Marian Rengel
Juan Ponce de Leon: The Exploration of Florida and the Search for the Fountain of Youth by Robert Greenberger
Prince Henry the Navigator: Pioneer of Modern Exploration by Aileen Gallagher
La Salle: Claiming the Mississippi River for France by Simone Payment
Samuel De Champlain: Explorer of the Great Lakes Region and Founder of Quebec by Josepha Sherman
Sir Frances Drake: Circumnavigator of the Globe and Privateer for Queen Elizabeth by Joy Paige
Sir Walter Raleigh: Explorer for the Court of Queen Elizabeth by Steven P. Olson

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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