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The Oxford Book of Exploration By Robin Hanbury-Tenison

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A comprehensive anthology selected by the great explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison. The ultimate in travel writing, by legends such as Vasco da Gama, Marco Polo, Sir Francis Drake, Roald Amundsen, and Wilfred Thesiger, these are the words of those who changed the world through their pioneering search for new lands, new peoples, and new experiences.

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The Oxford Book of Exploration by Robin Hanbury-Tenison

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 who changed 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 Magellan and 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

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Review from previous edition . . . fascinating anthology . . . this goldmine of a book can be dipped into on any page. * Brian Maye, Irish Times *
riveting reading * The Journal *
The editor's confident grasp of his subject shines through in this truly entertaining anthology. * Literary Review *
[An] enthralling archive. * The Times Summer Reading *
boasting a glorious cover this book offers thrills galore * The Independent *
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 *

Table of Contents


INTRODUCTION; I ASIA; II AFRICA; III NORTH AMERICA; IV CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA; V THE PACIFIC, AUSTRALIA, AND NEW ZEALAND; VI THE ARCTIC; VII THE ANTARCTIC; VIII ABOVE AND BELOW; BIBLIOGRAPHY; SOURCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; INDEX

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GOR004542930
The Oxford Book of Exploration by Robin Hanbury-Tenison
Robin Hanbury-Tenison
Oxford Books of Prose & Verse
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2010-03-18
592
019958320X
9780199583201
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