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eBook The Oxford Book of Exploration (Oxford Books of Prose Verse) ePub

by Robin Hanbury-Tenison

  • ISBN: 019958320X
  • Category: Travelers and Explorers
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Robin Hanbury-Tenison
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (May 29, 2010)
  • Pages: 578
  • ePub book: 1250 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1893 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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Robin Hanbury-Tenison is a well-known explorer, author, conservationist, broadcaster, film-maker, and campaigner.

Robin Hanbury-Tenison is a well-known explorer, author, conservationist, broadcaster, film-maker, and campaigner. Named by the Sunday Times in 1982 as 'the greatest explorer of the past 20 years', he made the first land crossing of South America at its widest point, and the first river crossing of South America from north to south from the Orinoco to Buenos Aires. He was one of the founders of Survival International, the worldwide movement to support tribal peoples, and has been awarded an OBE for his work in lobbying on their behalf

Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Robin Hanbury-Tenison.

Oxford Books of Prose & Verse. Selected by the man whom the Sunday Times called 'the greatest explorer of the past twenty years', a comprehensive and enthralling anthology of the writings of explorers through the ages. Robin Hanbury-Tenison is a well-known writer, broadcaster, and filmmaker, who has contributed to numerous newspapers, mazagines, and TV programmes and has a high public profile (he organized the 130,000-strong Countryside Rally in 1997 and the 300,000-strong Countryside March in 1998). The Oxford Book of Exploration.

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Selected by Robin Hanbury-Tenison, described by the Sunday Times as the 'greatest explorer of the last twenty years', this is a comprehensive anthology of the writings of explorers through the ages, now fully revised and updated. The ultimate in travel writing, these are the words of those who changed the world through their pioneering search for new lands, new peoples, and new experiences. Divided into geographical sections, the book takes us to Asia with Vasco da Gama, Francis Younghusband, and Wilfred Thesiger, to the Americas with John Cabot, Sir Francis Drake, and Alexander Von Humboldt, to Africa with Dr David Livingstone and Mary Kingsley, to the Pacific with Ferdinand Magellan and James Cook, and to the Poles with Robert Peary and Wally Herbert. Driven by a desire to discover that transcends all other considerations, the vivid writings of these extraordinary people reveal what makes them go beyond the possible and earn the right to be known as

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Grinin Grinin
The paperback is bound to be a lot less awkward and unwieldy. But the used copies of the hardbound are dirt cheap. I bought the hardbound.

Each of the selections are very short, dramatic and intense. I found it hard to read more than a couple of them at a sitting.

Of course the selection is skewed to include a lot of British explorers.

The inclusion of a number of anecdotes about the deaths of explorers, usually either by starvation of hostile natives, got tiresome. You really got the feeling you were being sold martyrdom stories, that these guys were martyrs for civilization.

But apart from these minor criticisms, this is an outstanding collection and many of the selections make you want to go and find the full versions of the original sources. I did this with respect to Rene Caillie's Timbuctoo journey, for example. Many of the sources are out of print, but they can be found for free in PDF form on Google Books and other archive sites.
Anyshoun Anyshoun
People have been exploring the world for about a millennium now, and this book covers most of that spectrum. The editor has compiled excerpts from various accounts of explorers who journeyed over various parts of the globe, and arranged them by the continent that the person explored. Within each section dealing with a continent, things are sorted chronologically. Some explorers appear in more than one section: James Cook, for instance, appears three times: in the sections on North America, the Pacific and Australia, and Antarctica. The excerpts the author has chosen are interesting or illuminating, for the most part. Cook's death, for instance, is recounted, and of course you get both Amundsen's account of his reaching the South Pole, and Scott's heroic attempt to beat him, which famously resulted in his death along with all of his men. Some of the accounts are downright funny: one English female explorer praises her skirt, which protected her derrière from some spikes in an African game pit.

The excerpts provided tend to be, in most instances, one or two pages in length. They give you a sense of what occurred and the attitude of the individuals involved, without being overly lengthy or involved. I generally thought the editor did a good job of selecting what to include: I can't think of anyone significant who's been missed. I read these excerpts one or two at a sitting over several years: this isn't the sort of book you sit down and read cover to cover. That being said, it is an interesting compilation, and I enjoyed it.