Journeys of the Great Explorers by Rosemary Burton, Richard Cavendish , Bernard Stonehouse

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Arranged in chronological order, this book tells the stories of 30 of the most celebrated names in the history of exploration. Each journey is mapped and illustrated, and brief biographical notes summarize the life of each explorer. Quotations from their writings or from those of their companions provide insights into their thoughts and feelings, their motivations and frustrations. Nine features throughout the book focus on voyages of discovery within a continent, or bring together plant-hunters and naturalists, pioneer women travellers, or those who venture into space. A six-page time-chart sets all the explorers in their historical context. Beautifully illustrated throughout. Would make an excellent gift. 





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Large hardback with dust jacket