The Most Exciting Voyages of Discovery, From the African Expeditions to the Lunar LandingBook - 2005
A superbly illustrated reference of great explorers and their expeditions since 1845.
One the most exciting periods of exploration coincided with the invention of photography. As a result, the most important expeditions over the last 160 years were captured and preserved by incredibly dramatic photographs.
Explorers is a stunning history of such expeditions, presented chronologically since 1845. It features rare archival photographs, maps, prints, and drawings, reproduced on stunning gatefolds that fold out to up to 40 inches across and up to 22 inches high.
Text includes a short biography of each explorer, the extraordinary stories of their expeditions, and passages from their personal journals. The explorers featured include, among many others, a total of 22:Richard Frances Burton and John Hanning Speke : sources of the Nile Henry Stanley : looking for Livingstone Isabella Bird Bishop : China Ernest Shackleton : Antarctica Roald Amundsen : the Northwest Passage and the South Pole Gertrude Bell : Iraq Maria Reiche : Nazca, Peru Thor Heyerdahl : Kon-Tiki raft across the Pacific Edmund Hillary : atop Mount Everest Neil Armstrong : first steps on the Moon.
Explorers is the fascinating and uniquely illustrated history of the explorers and how their expeditions influenced the world we live in today.