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In 1910, Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen set sail for Antarctica, each from his own starting point, and the epic race for the South Pole was on. 2010, marks the centenary of the last great race of terrestrial discovery. In this book, the author presents each man's account of...
It was not until the 19th century that explorers ventured beyond Muscat and the coast of Oman. This book examines the process from the earliest times up to 1970 and discusses the way in which the growing knowledge of Oman was propagated in the West.
The 1990 Trans-Ellesmere Island ski expedition was the first human-powered, non-Inuit, lengthwise crossing of one of the largest islands in the High Arctic. The observations from the trek have produced several articles on environmental contamination, wildlife distribution, and garbage littering. This title offers a collection of these articles.
Now available in a fresh, new format, this is the story of the remarkable Tom Crean who ran away to sea aged fifteen and played a memorable role in Antarctic exploration. An unforgettable story of triumph over unparalleled hardship and deprivation does justice to this enigmatic figure.
Brings together scholars from a wide range of backgrounds - including historical, political, and cultural geography, history of science, cultural studies, art and cartography - to explore the spaces and politics of exploration over the years.
From the first recorded encounters with the native inhabitants of the Canary Islands in 1341 to Columbus' explorations in 1492 and Cabral's discovery of Brazil in 1500, western Europeans struggled to make sense of the existence of the people they met. This book explores the social lives of the inhabitants.
By John Gribbin
The flower hunters were intrepid explorers - remarkable, eccentric men and women who scoured the world in search of extraordinary plants, and helped establish the new science of botany. This book not only brings their adventures to life, but also describes the lasting impact of their discoveries both on science...
Includes hundreds of archival and specially commissioned photographs which accompany an analysis to fit together the pieces of the various puzzles surrounding Christopher Columbus.
Captain Scott's own account of his tragic race with Roald Amundsen for the South Pole thrilled the world in 1913. This new edition of his Journals publishes for the first time a complete list of the changes made to Scott's original text before publication.
The trials and disappointments of the great explorer are graphically detailed in this biography first published in 1828, when Washington Irving was America's most famous writer.