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Great Expeditions 50 Journeys That Changed Our World by Mark Steward, Alan Greenwood
  

Great Expeditions 50 Journeys That Changed Our World

Biography / Autobiography   Books of the Month   History   The Real World   Travel   eBook Favourites   

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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.

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Great Expeditions 50 Journeys That Changed Our World by Mark Steward, Alan Greenwood

Foreword by Levison Wood, bestselling author of Walking the Nile A comprehensive, fascinating and inspiring gallery of the great adventures that changed our world. Throughout history there have been brave men and women who dared to go where few had gone before. They broke new ground by drawing on incredible reserves of courage, fortitude and intelligence in the face of terrible adversity. Their endeavours changed the world and inspired generations. Spanning several centuries and united by the common theme of the resilience of the human spirit, this is the ultimate collection of the stories of the intrepid explorers who forged new frontiers across land, sea, skies and space. 50 incredible journeys including; * Tenzing and Hillary's conquest of Everest * Neil Armstrong's giant leap * Christopher Columbus' new world * Amelia Earhart flying the Atlantic * gold fever in the Yukon * the hunt for a man-eating leopard in India Great Expeditions includes not only some of the most famous journeys in history but also introduces many more that ought to be more widely recognised and celebrated.

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'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.' - Sue Baker (Love Reading) Voted as October 2016 Non-Fiction Book of the Month. 'If you want some journey inspiration...' - Levison Wood'


About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th October 2016

Author

Mark Steward, Alan Greenwood

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Publisher

Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
264 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Books of the Month
History
The Real World
Travel
eBook Favourites

Travel writing
Climbing & mountaineering

ISBN

9780008196295

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