The Myth of the Explorer

The Myth of the Explorer : Press, Sensationalism and Geographical Discovery

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Concentrating on exploration between 1855 and 1910, Beau Riffenburgh examines how the sensation-hungry Anglo-American press created the popular culture of the explorer. He reveals the subterfuge as well as the genuine bravery behind many great expeditions. Based on extensive original research, the book reassesses many explorers' reputations, making intriguing links between popular culture, the growth of science, imperialism and the role of the media.show more

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  • Paperback | 235 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 16mm | 240.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 8 pp plates, 4 figures, 5 maps
  • 019285299X
  • 9780192852991

About Beau Riffenburgh

About the Author: Beau Riffenburgh, is Researcher at Cambridge University and Deputy Editor of Polar Record.show more

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