The Oxford Book of Exploration by Robin Hanbury-tenisonThe Oxford Book of Exploration by Robin Hanbury-tenison

The Oxford Book of Exploration

EditorRobin Hanbury-tenison

Paperback | April 18, 2010

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Selected by Robin Hanbury-Tenison, described by the Sunday Times as the 'greatest explorer of the last twenty years', this is a comprehensive anthology of the writings of explorers through the ages, now fully revised and updated. The ultimate in travel writing, these are the words of those whochanged the world through their pioneering search for new lands, new peoples, and new experiences. Divided into geographical sections, the book takes us to Asia with Vasco da Gama, Francis Younghusband, and Wilfred Thesiger, to the Americas with John Cabot, Sir Francis Drake, and Alexander Von Humboldt, to Africa with Dr David Livingstone and Mary Kingsley, to the Pacific with Ferdinand Magellanand James Cook, and to the Poles with Robert Peary and Wally Herbert. Driven by a desire to discover that transcends all other considerations, the vivid writings of these extraordinary people reveal what makes them go beyond the possible and earn the right to be known as
Robin Hanbury-Tenison is a well-known explorer, author, conservationist, broadcaster, film-maker, and campaigner. Named by the Sunday Times in 1982 as 'the greatest explorer of the past 20 years', he made the first land crossing of South America at its widest point, and the first river crossing of South America from north to south fro...
Title:The Oxford Book of ExplorationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:578 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.03 inPublished:April 18, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019958320X

ISBN - 13:9780199583201


Table of Contents

Introduction1. Asia2. Africa3. North America4. Central and South America5. The Pacific, Australia, and New Zealand6. The Arctic7. The Antarctic8. Above and BelowBibliographySource and AcknowledgementsIndex

Editorial Reviews

"Without doubt, this is still the best compendium of pioneer travellers' tales for any explorer's rucksack - and is likely to remain so for a long time to come." --TLS 22/04/2005