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The Guinness Book of Explorers and Exploration by Michele Gavet-Imbert

The Guinness Book of Explorers and Exploration by Michele Gavet-Imbert

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The Guinness Book of Explorers and Exploration

General Editor Michele Gavet-Imbert

Guinness Publishing, 1991, ISBN 0851129730, full colour photographs and illustrations throughout, large hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with small tears to top of spine (see photographs)

“Whether impelled by greed or curiosity, by national pride or a thirst for scientific knowledge, explorers have always had gripping tales to tell.  Not only were there the dangers – of fevers, hostile tribes, impenetrable forests, icy wastes – but also the beauties and mysteries of the unknown.
This beautifully illustrated book recounts the stories of all the famous explorers – Alexander the Great, Columbus, Captain Cook, Livingstone, Scott, and numerous others.  It also includes many less well-known expeditions.  Here, for example is the ancient Carthaginian who might have sailed as far as West Africa, the medieval Arab who reached China, the French expedition to Australia, the bloody conquest of Kamchatka.”

 

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