From Scott's ill-fated expedition to the Antarctic, through successive attempts on Everest from Shipton in the 1930s through to Hillary's successful climb in 1953, and on through the conquest of space to the mapping and charting of the world's last unexplored territories, this work covers all the major explorers and expeditions of the 20th century. Illustrated with rare photos from the archives of "The Times", the book is a testament to the adventurers who sought to push back the bounds of human exploration and to penetrate the world's most harsh and threatening environments. Proceeding decade by decade and within these looking at each area of global exploration in turn, it provides a complete chronological and geographical overview of exploration in the 20th century.
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The Times Explorers is a remarkable pictorial record of the achievements of those, who over the last 150 years, braved the harshest, most formidable environments on earth. Examining each terrain in turn—Peaks, Ice, Jungle, Desert, Sea, and Underworlds— it provides a sweeping chronological and geographical overview of exploration since the mid–19th century. From Franklin’s fatal expedition to the Northwest Passage in the 1840s to Amundsen’s triumphant journey to the South Pole in 1911, the book covers all the triumphs and disasters of polar exploration. The quest to conquer the earth’s highest points, too, is charted, from the 19th–century mountaineers who conquered the Alps to the successful summiting of Everest in 1953 by Hillary and Tenzing. Completing this compelling photographic account are the expeditions to the world’s last uncharted jungles, seas, and deserts by explorers like Livingstone, Stanley, Thesiger, and Stark. Climber Richard Sale is also the author of Arctic Odyssey, On Top of the World, and To the Ends of the Earth.
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Book Description Times Books, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000422377
Book Description Times Books, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0007145667