Exploration has never been more popular and any idea that there is nowhere left to explore is instantly disproved by the contemporary explorers who are showcased here. Most of the accounts are written by the explorers themselves, and they all vividly describe challenging and extraordinary expeditions to some of the remotest parts of the world, in extremes of temperature and aridity, often alone and on the edge of danger. Some of these explorers are very experienced and are already celebrated worldwide, others are young and less well known and just starting to make their mark; all are driven by ambition, aspiration and passion.With 25 illustrations
Nearly forty thrilling, first-hand accounts by men and women who are the modern heirs of the great explorers of previous ages.
Introduction: An Alliance with Adventure Polar: Ran Fiennes; Liv Arnesen; Borge Ousland; Pen Hadow; Mikael Strandberg Desert: Michael Asher; Jon Muir; John Hare; Arita Baaijens; Robert Twigger; Bruno Baumann Rainforest: Ghillean Prance; Sydney Possuelo; J. Michael Fay; Wade Davis; Meg Lowman; Martin Holland Mountain: Stephen Venables; Chris Bonington; Rebecca Stephens; Haraldur Sigurdsson; Karen Darke Ocean: Tim Severin; Henk de Velde; Jeff Macinnis; Jon Turk; Jason Lewis River: John Blashford-Snell; Robin Hanbury-Tenison; Lorenzo and Mirella Ricciardi; Wong How Man; Michel Peissel Under Sea, Under Land: George Bass; Andy Eavis; Jean-Francois Pernette Lost Worlds: Mark Norell; Tahir Shah; Franck Goddio; Johan Reinhard
'Breathtaking' - Adventure Travel Magazine
Nearly forty thrilling, first-hand accounts by the modern heirs of the great explorers of previous ages
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