Columbus: Opening Up the New World
By Stephen Feinstein
On October 12, 1492, after five weeks of sailing on the Atlantic Ocean, a lookout aboard the Pinta, one of Christopher Columbus's three ships, spotted land. This biography tells the story of how Columbus sailed the Atlantic Ocean four times and claimed several Caribbean islands for the Spanish crown. Although Columbus was not the first European to discover the Americas, he established colonies and opened up the trade of products and ideas that would change the world forever.