Explorer's Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure and Exploration

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"In the 18th century discovery entered a new dimension. Explorers were now motivated by scientific inquiry rather than greed. Their job was not only to open new lands but also to investigate the globe's mysteries. To this end they were expected to make a full record of everything they encountered; and for the first time that record was to include pictures as well as words. It was the birth of exploration as we know it today." Combining first-hand accounts with original images The Explorer's Eye gives an insight into who these men and women were,
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Overview

"In the 18th century discovery entered a new dimension. Explorers were now motivated by scientific inquiry rather than greed. Their job was not only to open new lands but also to investigate the globe's mysteries. To this end they were expected to make a full record of everything they encountered; and for the first time that record was to include pictures as well as words. It was the birth of exploration as we know it today." Combining first-hand accounts with original images The Explorer's Eye gives an insight into who these men and women were, how they operated and, above all, what they saw.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585677665
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/30/2005
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 11.32 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
In to the Great Barrier Reef and beyond 10
Epic voyages to the south seas 14
Passage to Tabiti 20
Botanical studies in South America 24
Into the wilderness of North America 28
Voyage to the Niger 30
Saharan experiences 32
The quest for the North West passage 36
The slave trail to Chad 40
Finding the fabled city of Timbuctoo 44
Icebound in the Arctic 46
The lost cities of Central America 52
The voyage of the beagle 58
The first landing on Antarctica 62
Stranded in search of the pole 66
In Africa and the Orient 70
Mapping Australia 76
The source of the Nile 82
A Victorian in Africa 86
The conquest of the Matterborn 90
Marooned off Greenland 94
Through the African interior 96
Britain's attempt at the North Pole 102
Congo journey 106
An Englishwoman abroad 108
Farthest North 110
Tales from Tibet 118
Adventures in Central Asia 122
A voyage in the Arcitc Sea 126
Nearest the pole 130
The great Arctic fraud 136
The discovery of Machu Picchu 138
First to the South Pole 144
Tragedy in the Antarctic 152
A solitary march in Antarctica 160
Quest for survival in Antarctica 168
Mystery on Everest 176
Zeppelins on top of the world 182
Alone on the Greenland ice cap 186
Into the stratosphere 190
Adventures in Brazil 192
Trekking in Arabia 196
Exploring the deep 196
By plane to the poles 210
Kon-Tiki's Pacific voyage 216
Travels in southern Arabia 222
The summit of Annapurna 228
The conqest of Everest 232
First crossing of Antarctica 238
Underwater discoveries 242
On foot across the polar pack 246
Footsteps on the moon 250
The trans-global expedition 254
Around the world by balloon 258
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