Covering the perilous lives of explorers from the 19th century to today, this unique collection of travel writings contains pieces by literary giants such as William Golding, Espeth Huxley, and Peter Fleming; first-person accounts; news reports; and, inevitably, obituaries that demonstrate the awe-inspiring lengths to which explorers and adventurers have gone to push the boundaries of human endeavor. From the early 1900s when explorers were racing across deserts and spanning the poles in attempt to fill in the “blanks on the map” to the turn of the 20th century, when interest turned to Everest, airships over the North Pole, and Citroen-driving across the Sahara, this exciting account is brimming with death-defying tales of derring-do. Capturing not only the adrenaline rush the adventurers feel when stepping out into the unknown but also the fear and trepidation that set in when things started to go wrong, Those Who Dared is an adventure anthology that will satisfy the yearnings of the hardened explorer and armchair traveler alike.
|Publisher:||Random House UK|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Richard Nelsson is chief librarian of the Guardian and the Observer, and is the author of The Guardian Book of Mountains and On the Roof of the World.