The Faber Book of Exploration - An Anthology of Worlds Revealed by Explorers Through the Ages

Artikelnummer: 9101P1142
Aantal: 1

Auteur: Benedict Allen, uitgever: Faber and Faber Ltd
Hardcover met stofomslag, druk 2002 | Engels | 400 pagina's | 9780571206964

Tweedehands: Goed
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What does it feel like to walk off the edge of a map? To emerge dazed, dying yet triumphant, from the Amazon? To tread upon the moon, stand on the roof of the world, or crawl through the blackness of a deep cave?;Benedict Allen's anthology of human exploration presents the words of those who, through the centuries, have set off into the "unknown" and returned - sometimes half-dead - to bring this "unknown" back to their people. This volume brings together Vikings and cosmonauts, conquistadors and botanists. Such an unlikely array of travelling companions, placed side by side in their chosen terrain - be it desert, mountain or moon - should make for a rich compendium that helps us to understand and appreciate what kind of attributes make a true "explorer".

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