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Explorers' Sketchbooks The Art of Discovery and Adventure

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ISBN-10: 050025219X

ISBN-13: 9780500252192

Edition: 2016

Authors: Huw Lewis-Jones, Kari Herbert

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Despite dramatic advances in technology and equipment over the centuries, there is one vital piece of kit in most explorers' pockets that hasn't changed much at all - the journal. The sketchbooks and journals presented here allow us the opportunity to share, through their own eyes and thoughts, the on-the-spot reactions of around 70 intrepid individuals as they journeyed into frozen wastes, high mountains, barren deserts and rich rainforests. Some are well known, such as Captain Scott, Charles Darwin, Thor Heyerdahl and Abel Tasman; others are unfamiliar, including Adela Breton, who braved the jungles of Mexico to make an unparalleled record of Maya monuments, and Alexandrine Tinne, who…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, Limited
Publication date: 9/29/2016
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 10.83" wide x 7.64" long x 1.38" tall
Weight: 3.168
Language: English

<p class="biography" <b Kari Herbert</b 's father, pioneering explorer Sir Wally Herbert, took her and her mother to live among the Polar Inuit on an island off Greenland when she was just ten months old. Today, Herbert is an acclaimed author, photographer, and speaker. Her work has appeared in such publications as the <i Sunday Times</i , the <i Telegraph</i , and the <i Guardian</i . Her first book, <i The Explorer's Daughter</i , was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. Herbert is the founding director of the independent publishing company Polarworld. She lives in Cornwall, England.</p