The Greatest Exploration Stories Ever Told

The Greatest Exploration Stories Ever Told : True Tales of Search and Discovery

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This anthology brings together accounts of exploration and discovery from every part of the globe. It includes stories of exploration in the American interior, South America, the Middle East, the Far East, and Africa, as well as the seas and Polar Regions. The tales are told by the people whose bravery, determination, willpower and strength have contributed to our vast knowledge about the world. True accounts include such bold exploits as John Wesley Powell's first float through the Grand Canyon; Captain Cook's voyages through the Pacific; Marco Polo's travels to China and Mongolia; Sir Richard Francis Burton, the first Westerner to visit Mecca in disguise; Teddy Roosevelt's trip up the Amazon in Brazil; Xenophon's march of 10,000 through unexplored areas of Turkey and the Middle East; Beryl Markham's search for new elephant hunting grounds; Douglas Mawson's exploits in the Antarctic; Herodotus in Ancient Egypt; the exploration of the Panama Canal route in the late 1800s; the search for the Northwest Passage; Henry Stanley finding David Livingstone in Africa; John Muir's exploration of the Sierras; Sven Hedin's travels through the deserts of the Middle and Far East; Felice Benuzzi climbing Mount Kenya; Raymond Patterson's exploration of the Nahanni River in the Canadian interior; Charles Darwin's famous voyage of the Beagle; Roy Chapman Andrews's exploits in Korea; Jon Krakauer's solo climbing trip in Alaska; William Bartram's travels in the Southeast United States; and Robert Louis Stevenson in the South Pacific.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 157 x 240.3 x 31.5mm | 807.41g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • 1585747777
  • 9781585747771

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"Every once in a while, a book publisher comes up with a great concept for a series of books that deserve more than superficial recognition. Such a series is "The Greatest (fill in the blank) Stories Ever Told," anthologies that should win places on many bedside tables. On the long winter nights that lie ahead, such stories make great reading." --T"he Lexington County Chronicle"show more

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This captivating anthology brings together in one volume the most amazing accounts of exploration and discovery from every part of the globe, including the American interior, South America, the Middle East, the Far East, and Africa, as well as the seas and polar regions. These fascinating tales are told by the people whose bravery, determination, willpower, and strength contributed to our vast knowledge about the world. True accounts include such bold exploits as John Wesley Powell's first float through the Grand Canyon; Captain Cook's voyages through the Pacific; Marco Polo's travels to China and Mongolia; Sir Richard Francis Burton, the first Westerner to visit Mecca in disguise; Teddy Roosevelt's trip up the Amazon in Brazil; Xenophon's march of 10,000 through unexplored areas of Turkey and the Middle East and many, many more.show more

About Darren Brown

Darren Brown, freelance writer and editor has edited several anthologies, including For the Love of a Dog and Other Stories: The Best of Vereen Bell, The Greatest Escape Stories Ever Told. He lives in Bozeman, Montana, with his wife and two bird dogs.show more

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