The Great Explorers: Forty of the Greatest Men and Women Who Changed Our Perception of the World (Paperback)Robin Hanbury-Tenison (editor)
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This book charts the great expeditions of forty of the world's most intrepid explorers, from da Gama to Gagarin. Gertrude Bell plotted the desert sands, politics and poetry of Arabia; Francis Garnier was driven almost insane on the banks of the Mekong; Edward Wilson twice tried to reach the South Pole with Scott; Nain Singh mapped the vast spaces of Tibet, counting every step. Written by a host of distinguished travel writers, broadcasters and historians, here are journeys to savour from every corner of the earth - and beyond.
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'A genuine contribution to modern thinking about the nature of exploration ... nigh-on perfect' - Bookdealer
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