The Great Explorers - Thames & HudsonThe Great Explorers - Thames & Hudson
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The Great Explorers - Thames & Hudson

€ 38.50

Rijk geillustreeerd boek over het leven, de motivatie en de passie van ontdekkingsreizigers.

Certain people have always been inspired to explore the limits of the known world and beyond, changing our perception of our surroundings through their courageous adventures, and revealing the planet to us.

What drove such great explorers on? 40 of the greatest are described here in penetrating biographies – their lives, motives and passions. Many of them recounted their journeys themselves in vivid first-hand accounts; others were superb artists and photographers.

The book is illustrated with more than 200 beautiful paintings, photographs, engravings and maps, as well as quotations, so we can experience the adventures through the explorers' own eyes and in their own words.

• Victorian artist and explorer Marianne North only began her voyages at the age of 40
• Francis Garnier went to extreme lengths and near insanity to follow the course of the Mekong river
• Edward Wilson twice travelled with Scott to reach the South Pole, dying with him after they were beaten to their goal by Amundsen
• Nain Singh walked huge distances to map the forbidden land of Tibet, counting every pace
• Yuri Gagarin took perhaps the greatest leap into uncharted territory in his tiny space capsule.

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