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Explorers

Great Tales Of Adventure And Endurance

By Alasdair Macleod, 1963-

From the first people to leave Africa to the first to leave the planet, the urge to explore the unknown has driven human progress. DK's Explorers tells the story of humanity's explorations, taking the reader into the lives of some of the most intrepid people ever known. Focusing on 50 of the world's greatest explorers, with shorter entries on 60 of their helpers and companions, the book is filled with first-person accounts in the explorers' own words, rare maps, specially commissioned photographs, and artworks re-create history s greatest expeditions. From trade and the search for lands to colonize, to scientific curiosity and missionary zeal, Explorers introduces history's most famous trail blazers-people whose courage opened frontiers, turned voids into maps, forged nations, connected cultures, and added to humankind's knowledge of the world by leaps and bounds.

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Publish Date

2010

ISBN

9780756667375


Format: Book
Author: Macleod, Alasdair, 1963-
Summary: A lavish visual survey of the world's greatest explorers, revealing who they were, where they went, and how their expeditions shaped the course of human history.
Title: Explorers : great tales of adventure and endurance / Royal Geographical Society ; [written by Alasdair Macleod].
Publisher Date: New York : DK in association with the Smithsonian Institution, 2010.
Subject: Discoveries in geography Explorers -- History.
Isbn: 9780756667375 (hbk.) 0756667372 (hbk.)
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System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 910.922 Mac
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Bib Id: 344014

Format: Book
Author: Macleod, Alasdair, 1963-
Summary: A lavish visual survey of the world's greatest explorers, revealing who they were, where they went, and how their expeditions shaped the course of human history.
Title: Explorers : great tales of adventure and endurance / Royal Geographical Society ; [written by Alasdair Macleod].
Edition: 1st American ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : DK in association with the Smithsonian Institution, 2010.
Description: 360 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps, ports. ; 31 cm.
Subjects: Discoveries in geography
Subjects: Explorers -- History.
Other Author: Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
Other Author: Smithsonian Institution
Notes: "Written by Alasdair Macleod" -- t.p. verso. "Foreword by Sir Ranulph Fiennes"--Cover.
Notes: Includes index.
ISBN: 9780756667375 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0756667372 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 910.922 Mac