Chart the Golden Age of Exploration, from the Vikings to the circumnavigation of the globe. This book is created in collaboration with the Royal Geographic Society. Covering professional explorers, botanists hunting for undiscovered plants, missionaries spreading Christianity, pioneering women, and the aristocratic and downright eccentric, The Great Explorers takes you to a world still waiting to be discovered. Covering everything from the early Chinese travellers to the first European arrivals in the Americas and beyond, this stunning volume recounts both familiar and unfamiliar voyages through a series of beautiful maps and plans in the explorers' own hand.
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About the Author
Beau Riffenburgh is the former editor of Polar Record, the world’s oldest journal of polar research, and head of the Polar History Group at the Scott Polar Research Institute. He has written numerous books, including The Myth of the Explorer (Oxford), a highly praised study of explorations and the press; Nimrod (Bloomsbury), the tale of Ernest Shackleton’s grand attempt on the South Pole, and The Men Who Mapped the World (Carlton).