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Alan Greenwood has held senior editorial roles at newspapers across the United Kingdom including The Scotsman and the Birmingham Post. He is a former editor of the Helensburgh Advertiser and the scotsman.com website. Great Expeditions was his first book. He is currently a partner in a public relations firm based in Dunblane, Scotland, which specialises in renewable energy development. He lives in Perthshire with his wife and two daughters and plays rugby for Bannockburn RFC.
Hearing of this title my heart sunk a little, a book filled with (mostly) Victorian moustache twiddling tales of derring do – or so I thought - how wrong can you be? Instead the word journey has been interpreted in its broadest sense. Undersea and above, the distant past to the present, space and sky exploration, up mountains and down chasms. Adventurers and explorers are in groups or alone, escaping, seeking, migrating and just plain discovering, well known tales sit aside litle known travels with heroic stories on every page. Among accounts of tragedy, cruelty and desperation sit many records of men – and women striving to discover and add to the sum of human knowledge. ~ Sue Baker October 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Like for Like ReadingThe Seventy Great Journeys in History, Robin Hanbury-TenisonThe Faber Book of Exploration, Benedict Allen (Editor)