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The Resource The Mammoth book of explorers, edited by John Keay ; with a foreword by Wilfred Thesiger

The Mammoth book of explorers, edited by John Keay ; with a foreword by Wilfred Thesiger

Label
The Mammoth book of explorers
Title
The Mammoth book of explorers
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Keay ; with a foreword by Wilfred Thesiger
Title variation
Explorers
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
XVJ
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Keay, John
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Explorers
Label
The Mammoth book of explorers, edited by John Keay ; with a foreword by Wilfred Thesiger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle on cover: Classic first-hand accounts of exploration by David Livingstone ..."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • SIBERIA AND ALASKA : Stranded on Bering Island / Georg Wilhelm Stellar -- The walk to Moscow / John Dundas Cochrane -- CENTRAL AND SOUTH ASIA : Alarms amongst the Uzbeks / Alexander Burnes -- On the roof of the world / John Wood -- Lhasa beckons / Regis-Evariste Huc -- Exploring Angkhor / Henri Mouhot -- Over the Karakorams / Francis Edward Younghusband -- Trials in Tibet / Ekai Kawaguchi -- At the source of the Indus / Sven Hedin -- Everest by storm / Edmund Hilary -- ARABIA : Escape from Riyadh / William Gifford Palgrave -- Desert days / Charles Montagu Doughty -- The point of return / Harry St. John Bridger Philby -- To the empty quarter for a drink of water / Wilfred Thesiger -- WEST AFRICA : Alone in Africa / Mungo Park -- The road to Kano / Hugh Clapperton -- Down the Niger / Richard Lander -- Arrival in Timbuktu / Heinrich Barth -- My Ogowé / Mary Kingsley -- EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA : Among the Sudanese / James Bruce -- Not the source of the Nile / Richard Francis Burton -- A glimpse of Lake Victoria / John Hanning Speke -- The reservoir of the Nile / Samuel White Baker -- Last days / David Livingstone -- Encounters on the Upper Congo / Henry Morton Stanley -- A novice at large / Joseph Thomson
  • AUSTRALIA : Landfall at Botany Bay / James Cook -- Escape from the outback / Charles Sturt -- Death at Coopers Creek / William John Wills -- To see the sea / John McDouall Stuart -- NORTH AMERICA : First crossing of America / Alexander Mackenzie -- Meeting the Shoshonee / Meriwether Lewis -- SOUTH AMERICA : Eating dirt in Venezuela / Alexander von Humboldt -- Iron rations in Amazonia / Henry Savage Landor -- The discovery of Machu Picchu / Hiram Bingham -- ARCTIC : Four years in the ice / John Ross -- Living off lichen and leather / John Franklin -- Adrift on an Arctic ice floe / Fridtjof Nansen -- The Pole is mine / Robert Edwin Peary -- ANTARCTIC : Farthest South / Ernest Henry Shackleton -- The Pole at last / Roald Amundsen -- In extremis / Robert Falcon Scott
Control code
ocm48857359
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xviii, 487 pages
Isbn
9780786709519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48857359
  • (Sirsi) a726807
Label
The Mammoth book of explorers, edited by John Keay ; with a foreword by Wilfred Thesiger
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle on cover: Classic first-hand accounts of exploration by David Livingstone ..."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • SIBERIA AND ALASKA : Stranded on Bering Island / Georg Wilhelm Stellar -- The walk to Moscow / John Dundas Cochrane -- CENTRAL AND SOUTH ASIA : Alarms amongst the Uzbeks / Alexander Burnes -- On the roof of the world / John Wood -- Lhasa beckons / Regis-Evariste Huc -- Exploring Angkhor / Henri Mouhot -- Over the Karakorams / Francis Edward Younghusband -- Trials in Tibet / Ekai Kawaguchi -- At the source of the Indus / Sven Hedin -- Everest by storm / Edmund Hilary -- ARABIA : Escape from Riyadh / William Gifford Palgrave -- Desert days / Charles Montagu Doughty -- The point of return / Harry St. John Bridger Philby -- To the empty quarter for a drink of water / Wilfred Thesiger -- WEST AFRICA : Alone in Africa / Mungo Park -- The road to Kano / Hugh Clapperton -- Down the Niger / Richard Lander -- Arrival in Timbuktu / Heinrich Barth -- My Ogowé / Mary Kingsley -- EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA : Among the Sudanese / James Bruce -- Not the source of the Nile / Richard Francis Burton -- A glimpse of Lake Victoria / John Hanning Speke -- The reservoir of the Nile / Samuel White Baker -- Last days / David Livingstone -- Encounters on the Upper Congo / Henry Morton Stanley -- A novice at large / Joseph Thomson
  • AUSTRALIA : Landfall at Botany Bay / James Cook -- Escape from the outback / Charles Sturt -- Death at Coopers Creek / William John Wills -- To see the sea / John McDouall Stuart -- NORTH AMERICA : First crossing of America / Alexander Mackenzie -- Meeting the Shoshonee / Meriwether Lewis -- SOUTH AMERICA : Eating dirt in Venezuela / Alexander von Humboldt -- Iron rations in Amazonia / Henry Savage Landor -- The discovery of Machu Picchu / Hiram Bingham -- ARCTIC : Four years in the ice / John Ross -- Living off lichen and leather / John Franklin -- Adrift on an Arctic ice floe / Fridtjof Nansen -- The Pole is mine / Robert Edwin Peary -- ANTARCTIC : Farthest South / Ernest Henry Shackleton -- The Pole at last / Roald Amundsen -- In extremis / Robert Falcon Scott
Control code
ocm48857359
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xviii, 487 pages
Isbn
9780786709519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)48857359
  • (Sirsi) a726807

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