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The romance and danger of the great explorers' daring expeditions captured the public imagination and the world's headlines to an extraordinary degree. Journalists vied for their stories, and publishers rushed their first-hand accounts of exciting and dangerous journeys into print for a wide and voracious readership.

Acclaimed travel historian John Keay introduces this selection of the best of these first-hand narratives, including:

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Overview

The romance and danger of the great explorers' daring expeditions captured the public imagination and the world's headlines to an extraordinary degree. Journalists vied for their stories, and publishers rushed their first-hand accounts of exciting and dangerous journeys into print for a wide and voracious readership.

Acclaimed travel historian John Keay introduces this selection of the best of these first-hand narratives, including:

David Livingstone's exploration of the headwaters of the mighty river Congo with Henry Stanley, the New York Herald journalist who went in search of him

Alexander Mackenzie's first recorded crossing of the North American continent

Hiram Bingham's discovery of the magnificent Inca city of Machu Picchu

Wilfred Thesiger's crossing of Arabia's forbidding Empty Quarter with Bedouin companions

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762438457
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/8/2010
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 5.34 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Meet the Author


John Keay is a writer, living in Argyll, Scotland.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Wilfred Thesiger ix

Introduction xi

Siberia and Alaska

Stranded on Bering Island Georg Wilhelm Steller 1

The Walk to Moscow John Dundas Cochrane 11

Central and South Asia

Alarms Amongst the Uzbeks Alexander Burnes 23

On the Roof of the World John Wood 36

Lhasa Beckons Regis-Evariste Huc 47

Exploring Angkhor Henri Mouhot 60

Over the Karakorams Francis Edward Younghusband 69

Trials in Tibet Ekai Kawaguchi 81

At the Source of the Indus Sven Hedin 91

Everest by Storm Edmund Hillary 98

Arabia

Escape from Riyadh William Gifford Palgrave 108

Desert Days Charles Montagu Doughty 117

The Point of Return Harry St John Bridger Philby 125

To the Empty Quarter for a Drink of Water Wilfred Thesiger 137

West Africa

Alone in Africa Mungo Park 147

The Road to Kano Hugh Clapperton 157

Down the Niger Richard Lander 165

Arrival in Timbuktu Heinrich Barth 175

My Ogowé Fans Mary Kingsley 186

East and Central Africa

Among the Sudanese James Bruce 202

Not the Source of the Nile Richard Francis Burton 213

A Glimpse of Lake Victoria John Hanning Speke 226

The Reservoir of the Nile Samuel White Baker 242

Last Days David Livingstone 254

Encounters on the Upper Congo Henry Morton Stanley 268

A Novice at Large Joseph Thomson 286

Australia

Landfall at Botany Bay James Cook 301

Escape from the Outback Charles Sturt 310

Death at Coopers Creek William John Wills 320

To See the Sea John McDouall Stuart 336

North America

First Crossing of America Alexander Mackenzie 345

Meeting the Shoshonee Meriwether Lewis 357

South America

Eating Dirt in Venezuela Alexander von Humboldt 374

Iron Rations in Amazonia Henry Savage Landor 383

The Discovery of Machu Picchu Hiram Bingham 396

Arctic

Four Years in the Ice John Ross 404

Living off Lichen and Leather John Franklin 415

Adrift on an Arctic Ice Floe Fridtjof Nansen 428

The Pole is Mine Robert Edwin Peary 440

Antarctic

Farthest South Ernest Henry Shackleton 448

The Pole at Last Roald Amundsen 458

In Extremis Robert Falcon Scott 469

Sources and Acknowledgments 485

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  • Posted October 20, 2011

    Great book for those interested in history and exploration!

    I am still in the process of reading the stories in this book, but I do highly recommend it. The book contains choice accounts and logs of explorers from throughout history, some of whom are very well known and there are some that I had not heard of before. The book is broken down into different regions of the world, with the explorer's own account of they're journeys there. Note that these stories are not the explorer's complete accounts of their travels-the author selected what he thought was the best part of their experiences (most explorer's complete accounts would fill an entire novel; Ernest Shackleton is a good example with his book-"South: The Endurance Expedition.) I find that this book is very interesting and informative and is enjoyable to read about as well. Anyone who has an interest in history and especially about explorers and exploration will like this book.

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