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Explorers: Tales of Endurance and Exploration Hardcover – September 20, 2010
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So you think your tough. . . Did you ever cross the Sahara on camel? Lander did in 1827.
So you say your tough. . . . Did you ever hike right up the middle of Australia? Stuart did in 1861.
So you got a nice big sailboat. So did Cook. He took it around the world over to Easter island.
Oh you've hiked the front range. Fremont hiked through and around the whole mountain range of the west. Yep a big fat circle. Denver up to Vancouver down to Baja and across Texas back to St. Louis in 1843. We really admire those brave journalists there in Iraq. Gertrude Bell beat them by 100 years.
All right all right what am I gettin at. This is a fantastic comprehensive book about the toughest explorers that ever lived. Legends the likes of Amundsen, Humboldt, Shakleton, Hillary, Lawrence, and hundreds of others in a bold beautiful book. Filled with adventure tales, vintage photos, maps, data, trivia. Lands distant and dangerous.
Men and women who reached extremes that we would find harrowing even in today's age. They lived by the adage 'i am prepared to go ANYWHERE, provided it be forward'. A big handsome glossy book that would make a great gift for any armchair adventurer.
I recently completed a course in celestial navigation, that included complete training and rather exhaustive practice in using this instrument, so I'm quite familiar with it.