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Explorations

Great Moments Of Discovery From The Royal Geographical Society

By Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)

Since earliest days, humans have found it impossible to resist the allure of the unknown. The reasons are as different as the people are. Here, in one volume, Explorations captures in photographs and interviews the expeditions and emotions of some of the most daring adventurers of the last century.

Organized according to geographical region, and accompanied by essays by such famous names as Wilfred Thesiger, Richard Leakey, and Edmund Hillary, the photographs offer a fascinating glimpse of the world's varied landscapes and habitats, its peoples, and ways of life. Some of the pictures recall historic moments in time--Scott finding Amundsen's empty tent at the South Pole, Tenzing Norgay photographed by Hillary on the peak of Everest, the ferryman who took David Livingstone across the river on the last day of his life. Other pictures are remarkable as records of vanished or vanishing peoples, or simply as beautiful pieces of art.

The history of the Royal Geographic Society and that of photography were born in the same decade. The invention of photography became an indispensable tool for explorers and travelers, enabling them to make a visual record of what they saw. Many of the photographs they took have found their way into the society's priceless photographic collection and form the basis of this stunning book.

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Book

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Publish Date

2002

ISBN

1579652204


Format: Book
Author: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
Title: Explorations : great moments of discovery from the Royal Geographical Society / Edmund Hillary ... [et al.].
Publisher Date: New York : Artisan, 2002.
Subject: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) -- Photograph collections -- Catalogs. Photograph collections -- England -- London -- Catalogs. Discoveries in geography -- English -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs. Documentary photography -- Catalogs.
Isbn: 1579652204 (pbk.)
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Format: Book
Author: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
Title: Explorations : great moments of discovery from the Royal Geographical Society / Edmund Hillary ... [et al.].
Publisher, Date: New York : Artisan, 2002.
Description: 339 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm.
Subjects: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain) -- Photograph collections -- Catalogs.
Subjects: Photograph collections -- England -- London -- Catalogs.
Subjects: Discoveries in geography -- English -- Pictorial works -- Catalogs.
Subjects: Documentary photography -- Catalogs.
Other Author: Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008
Other Title: Royal Geographical Society illustrated
Notes: Originally published: Royal Geographical Society illustrated. London : Scriptum Editions, 1997.
Notes: Includes index.
LCCN: 2002074608
ISBN: 1579652204 (pbk.)
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Call Number: 910.9 Roy