The Modern Explorers

Epic Journeys to the Ends of the World

Robin Hanbury-Tenison, Robert Twigger

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Nearly forty thrilling, first-hand accounts by the modern heirs of the great explorers of previous ages

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Overview

The spirit of exploration is alive and well in the twenty-first century. This collection of thrilling and inspiring accounts from today’s most intrepid explorers offers a unique insight into what it is like to be on an expedition – to be dragged through the top of the rainforest canopy in an inflatable raft suspended from a balloon; to trek across inhospitable desert with your water supply running out; to inch up a sheer rock wall to conquer a summit never climbed before; to pedal a boat solo across the Pacific; or to stand on the edge of an erupting volcano. The passion, courage and resilience of these modern explorers come to life in their stories of epic journeys to some of the most remote parts of the planet in extreme conditions, often alone and never far from danger.

Featuring:

THE PERUVIAN ANDES | THE TAKLAMAKAN DESERT | THE AMAZON RAINFOREST |
HERACLEION, THE SUNKEN CITY | MOUNT EVEREST | THE NORTHWEST PASSAGE |
THE MEKONG RIVER | THE SAHARA DESERT | EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL | LAKE TORRENS |
THE CONGO RIVER | THE NORTH POLE | EGYPT’S GREAT SAND SEA | BORNEO |
SIACHEN GLACIER | MONGOLIA

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Specifications

Format: Paperback

Size: 19.8 x 12.9 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Publication date: 8 July 2021

ISBN: 9780500296325

Contents List

Introduction: An Alliance with Adventure
Polar: Ran Fiennes; Liv Arnesen; Borge Ousland; Pen Hadow; Mikael Strandberg
Desert: Michael Asher; Jon Muir; John Hare; Arita Baaijens; Robert Twigger; Bruno Baumann
Rainforest: Ghillean Prance; Sydney Possuelo; J. Michael Fay; Wade Davis; Meg Lowman; Martin Holland
Mountain: Stephen Venables; Chris Bonington; Rebecca Stephens; Haraldur Sigurdsson; Karen Darke
Ocean: Tim Severin; Henk de Velde; Jeff Macinnis; Jon Turk; Jason Lewis
River: John Blashford-Snell; Robin Hanbury-Tenison; Lorenzo and Mirella Ricciardi; Wong How Man; Michel Peissel
Under Sea, Under Land: George Bass; Andy Eavis; Jean-Francois Pernette
Lost Worlds: Mark Norell; Tahir Shah; Franck Goddio; Johan Reinhard

About the Author

Robin Hanbury-Tenison is a well-known explorer, author, film-maker, conservationist and campaigner. A veteran of over forty expeditions, he is a leading member of the Royal Geographical Society and Survival International. His books include The Seventy Great Journeys in History and, as editor, The Oxford Book of Exploration. Robert Twigger is the author of numerous books, including Angry White Pyjamas, Big Snake, Voyageur and Lost Oasis.