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Times Picture Collection Explorers: A History in Photographs

Times Picture Collection Explorers: A History in Photographs


  • Format: Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Publisher: Times Books(NY)
  • Published: September 2004
  • ISBN-10: 0007145667
  • ISBN-13: 9780007145669

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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.