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Expeditions Unpacked

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ITEM CODE: 24309
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Learn what 25 of the greatest explorers packed for their awe-inspiring adventures and the role played by mundane, specialist and morale-raising objects. Evocative expedition photog...
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Learn what 25 of the greatest explorers packed for their awe-inspiring adventures and the role played by mundane, specialist and morale-raising objects. Evocative expedition photographs and hand-drawn colour illustrations of equipment provide intimate, fascinating and, at times, surprising glimpses into what is needed at the edge of civilisation. Includes Nellie Bly’s (1864-1922) record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days (provisions included an accordion, champagne and a silk wrap); Roald Amundsen’s (1872-1928) race to the South Pole included a primus stove and violin; pioneering aviatrix Amelia Earhart’s (1897-1937) plane included the prosaic (rouge) to the poignant (emergency life raft); and Thor Heyerdahl’s (1914-2002) voyage across the Pacific in 1947 included a typewriter and representation of Tiki on the raft’s sail. Plus Captain Scott, Sir Edmund Hillary, Tim Slessor, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Laura Bingham and more.
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Hardback
26 x 28cm
239 pages
Illustrated throughout with colour and black and white illustrations
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Overall product rating 5/5
10 April 2020
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Very interesting and useful book