Those Who Dared: Stories from the Golden Age of Exploration: Nelsson, Richard, ed.
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Those Who Dared: Stories from the Golden Age of Exploration

Author(s): Nelsson, Richard, ed.

Copyright: 2009, UK
Specifications: 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 7 bw photos, burgundy cloth
Condition: dj & cloth new

A collection of classic adventure travel writing culled from the extensive archives at "The Guardian" and "The Observer" In the 19th century, British and European explorers were busy trying to fill in 'blanks on the map' - crossing deserts, racing to the poles, searching for the source of the Nile, and vying to be the first to reach the peaks of the Alps and, later, the Himalaya. By the turn of the 20th century, attention had turned to Everest - the 'third pole’, to deserts that needed to be conquered, and to a whole new world of adventure that would see expeditions cross the Sahara in a Citroen, and over the North Pole in airships. The six chapters focus on polar, deserts, jungles, mountains, oceans, and air.

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