The Greatest Explorers: The Brave Adventurers Who Risked Their Lives To Understand How Our Planet Works

byRobin Hanbury-tenison

Paperback | September 18, 2018

The Greatest Explorers: The Brave Adventurers Who Risked Their Lives To Understand How Our Planet Works by Robin Hanbury-tenison
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Throughout history, a handful of unusually driven individuals have been inspired to explore the limits of the known world, inspiring us and changing our perceptions of our planet through their courageous adventures. What is it that makes these men and women risk their lives in desperate, often fatal efforts to discover distant and inaccessible places? Robin Hanbury-Tenison, himself one of the most distinguished explorers of the 20th century, looks at the greatest of their kind in history, bringing their experiences to life in vivid and compelling anecdotes and drawing on their own first-hand accounts. Among the explorers he features are some who are well known, like James Cook and David Livingstone, and some less so, such as Herodotus, the first European to record an expedition, and Nain Singh, who walked huge distances to map the forbidden lands of Tibet, counting every pace. And he asks: what was it, and is it, that motivates these unusual people? And how have they enriched our world through their adventures?
Robin Hanbury-Tenison is a well-known explorer, author, film-maker, conservationist and campaigner. Named by the Sunday Times in 1982 as ‘the greatest explorer of the past 20 years’ and in 1991 as one of the 1,000 ‘Makers of the 20th Century’, he has been on over 30 expeditions. He has been Vice-President and Gold Medallist of the Roya...
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Title:The Greatest Explorers: The Brave Adventurers Who Risked Their Lives To Understand How Our Planet W...Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 8.25 X 6 X 0.25 inShipping dimensions:128 pages, 8.25 X 6 X 0.25 inPublished:September 18, 2018Publisher:Connell PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1911187864

ISBN - 13:9781911187868

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