The Great Explorers Edited By Robin Hanbury-Tenison

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These are the men and women who changed our perception of the world through their courageous explorations, opening our eyes to the physical, natural and historical wealth around us. Under the aegis of Robin Hanbury-Tenison, hailed by the Sunday Times as ‘the greatest explorer of the past twenty years’, an international team of distinguished travel writers, broadcasters and historians describes these great explorers’ lives, motives and passions in a series of penetrating biographies, illustrated throughout with beautiful paintings, photographs, engravings and maps

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Table of Contents: General Introduction. Oceans: Christopher Columbus; Vasco da Gama; Ferdinand Magellan; Louis- Antoine de Bougainville; James Cook. The Land: Hernando de Soto; Lewis and Clark; Thomas Baines; Richard Burton; Nain Singh; Nikolai Przhevalsky; Ney Elias; Francis Younghusband; Marc Aurel Stein. Rivers: Samuel de Champlain; James Bruce; Robert Mackenzie; Mungo Park; John Hanning Speke; David Livingstone; Henry Morton Stanley; Francis Garnier. Polar Ice: Fridtjof Nansen; Edward Wilson; Roald Amundsen; Wally Herbert. Deserts: Heinrich Barth; Charles Sturt; Gertrude Bell; Harry St John Philby; Ralph Bagnold; Wilfred Thesiger. Life on EartH:Alexander von Humboldt; Marianne North; Alfred Russel Wallace; Frank Kingdon-Ward. New Frontiers: ‘Gino’ Watkins; Yuri Gagarin; Jacques-Yves Cousteau; Andrew Eavis. First Edition. Hardcover. Published by Thames & Hudson 2010

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