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Explorers

The Most Exciting Voyages Of Discovery, From The African Expeditions To The Lunar Landing

By Andrea De Porti, 1968-

A superbly illustrated reference of great explorers and their expeditions since 1845.

One 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 photographs.

Explorers is a stunning history of such expeditions, presented chronologically since 1845. It features rare archival photographs, maps, prints, and drawings, reproduced on stunning gatefolds that fold out to up to 40 inches across and up to 22 inches high.

Text includes a short biography of each explorer, the extraordinary stories of their expeditions, and passages from their personal journals. The explorers featured include, among many others, a total of 22:

  • Richard Frances Burton and John Hanning Speke: sources of the Nile
  • Henry Stanley: looking for Livingstone
  • Isabella Bird Bishop: China
  • Ernest Shackleton: Antarctica
  • Roald Amundsen: the Northwest Passage and the South Pole
  • Gertrude Bell: Iraq
  • Maria Reiche: Nazca, Peru
  • Thor Heyerdahl: Kon-Tiki raft across the Pacific
  • Edmund Hillary: atop Mount Everest
  • Neil Armstrong: first steps on the Moon.

Explorers is the fascinating and uniquely illustrated history of the explorers and how their expeditions influenced the world we live in today.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 910.92 De, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2005

ISBN

1554071011


Format: Book
Author: De Porti, Andrea, 1968-
Title: Explorers : the most exciting voyages of discovery, from the African expeditions to the lunar landing / Andrea De Porti ; [English translation, Paul Holberton].
Publisher Date: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2005.
Subject: Explorers -- History -- 19th century. Explorers -- History -- 20th century. Discoveries in geography
Isbn: 1554071011
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: 910.92 De P
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Bib Id: 232581

Format: Book
Author: De Porti, Andrea, 1968-
Title: Explorers : the most exciting voyages of discovery, from the African expeditions to the lunar landing / Andrea De Porti ; [English translation, Paul Holberton].
Publisher, Date: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2005.
Description: 56 folded pages : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Explorers -- History -- 19th century.
Subjects: Explorers -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Discoveries in geography
Notes: Translation of: Esploratori.
Notes: Includes index.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references: p. 54.
ISBN: 1554071011
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 910.92 De P