Explorers: The Most Exciting Voyages of Discovery -- From the African Expeditions to the Lunar Landing Andrea De Porti

ISBN: 9781554079223

Published: November 10th 2011

Hardcover

60 pages


Description

Explorers: The Most Exciting Voyages of Discovery -- From the African Expeditions to the Lunar Landing  by  Andrea De Porti

Explorers: The Most Exciting Voyages of Discovery -- From the African Expeditions to the Lunar Landing by Andrea De Porti
November 10th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 60 pages | ISBN: 9781554079223 | 10.27 Mb

Praise for the hardcover edition:The 53 stories here, De Porti writes, have been selected for their historical and scientific importance and also for their sheer fascination. . . . Readers will be fascinated by these journeys.-- BooklistMorePraise for the hardcover edition:The 53 stories here, De Porti writes, have been selected for their historical and scientific importance and also for their sheer fascination. . . . Readers will be fascinated by these journeys.-- Booklist (starred review)Imaginatively designed book . . . richly illustrated with historic photographs, maps and pages that fold out into poster-sized formats.-- USA TodayOne of 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 images. Explorers gathers together hundreds of these rare archival photographs plus maps, prints and drawings reproduced on stunning gatefolds.Text includes a short biography of each explorer, the extraordinary stories of their expeditions and passages from their personal journals. In all, 53 stories are featured. Many are familiar and others less known but deserving of wider recognition. Several women also receive just due for their unequaled bravery and fortitude.Some of the explorers featured are: David Livingstone and the missionary road Henry Stanley, looking for LivingstoneIsabella Bird Bishop in ChinaErnest Shackleton in AntarcticaTimothy OSullivan recording the Wild WestRoald Amundsen, the Northwest Passage and the South PoleGertrude Bell in IraqMaria Reiche in PeruThor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki raft across the PacificFreya Stark, a solitary female explorer of the Middle EastNikolai Mikhailovich Przhevalsky, mapmaker to the czarEdmund Hillary atop Mount EverestChallenger exploring deep spaceAlexandra David-Neel in the heart of Tibet.Those interested in history and exploration will find Explorers an engaging addition to their library.



Enter the sum





Related Archive Books



Related Books


Comments

Comments for "Explorers: The Most Exciting Voyages of Discovery -- From the African Expeditions to the Lunar Landing":


reboot-edv.eu

©2010-2015 | DMCA | Contact us