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The modern explorers, edited by Robin Hanbury-Tenison and Robert Twigger

Label
The modern explorers
Title
The modern explorers
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robin Hanbury-Tenison and Robert Twigger
Contributor
Editor of compilation
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Exploration has never been more popular and any idea that there is nowhere left to explore is instantly disproved by the contemporary explorers who are showcased here. This title deals with this topic
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 910.92/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G200
LC item number
.M63 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hanbury-Tenison, Robin
  • Twigger, Robert
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Explorers
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Discoveries in geography
  • Explorers
Label
The modern explorers, edited by Robin Hanbury-Tenison and Robert Twigger
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Exploration: an alliance with adventure -- Frostbitten fingers / Ranulph Fiennes -- Skiing solo to the South Pole / Liv Arnesen -- Alone across antarctica coast to coast / Børge Ousland -- Measuring the Arctic sea ice / Pen Hadow -- A year in Siberia / Mikael Strandberg -- Across the Sahara sideways / Michael Asher -- Walking across Australia unassisted / Jon Muir -- The sand dunes of the Kum Tagh / John Hare -- The forty days road by camel / Arita Baaijens -- Egypt's great sand sea on foot / Robert Twigger -- The Taklamakan: desert of no return / Bruno Baumann -- Plant-hunting in the Amazon / Ghillean Prance -- The last Sertanista / Sydney Possuelo -- Unconventional explorations of a conservationist in the 21st century / J. Michael Fay -- Traversing the Darien Gap / Wade Davis -- Exploring the forest canopy by balloon / Meg Lowman -- Interactive in the heart of Borneo / Martin Holland -- The Siachen Glacier: ice highway / Stephen Venables -- Shivling: climbing the unclimbed / Chris Bonington -- First British woman to climb Everest / Rebecca Stephens -- Standing on the edge of an eruption / Haraldur Sigurdsson -- Dizz fingers: to the summit of 'El Cap' / Karen Darke -- Sailing the Atlantic in a leather boat / Tim Severin -- A never-ending ocean journey / Henk De Velde -- The Northwest passage by sail / Jeff Macinnis -- Kayaking the Solomon Islands chain / Jon Turk -- Pedal-power across the pacific / Jason Lewis -- The Congo, giant of rivers / John Blashford-Snell -- South America north to south / Robin Hanbury-Tenison -- Africa east to west by boat / Mirella and Lorenzo Ricciardi -- The true source of the Yellow River / Wong How Man -- Where the Mekong rises / Michel Peissel -- Diving into the past / George Bass -- Mulu: deep under Borneo / Andy Eavis -- Caving in the Islands of Patagonia / Jean-François Pernette -- Dinosaur-hunting in Mongolia / Mark Norell -- In search of King Solomon's mines / Tahir Shah -- Sunken worlds / Franck Goddio -- Inca mummies on Andean peaks / Johan Reinhard
Control code
ocn851825518
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780500516843
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012956321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)851825518
  • (Sirsi) a1763441
Label
The modern explorers, edited by Robin Hanbury-Tenison and Robert Twigger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 294-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Exploration: an alliance with adventure -- Frostbitten fingers / Ranulph Fiennes -- Skiing solo to the South Pole / Liv Arnesen -- Alone across antarctica coast to coast / Børge Ousland -- Measuring the Arctic sea ice / Pen Hadow -- A year in Siberia / Mikael Strandberg -- Across the Sahara sideways / Michael Asher -- Walking across Australia unassisted / Jon Muir -- The sand dunes of the Kum Tagh / John Hare -- The forty days road by camel / Arita Baaijens -- Egypt's great sand sea on foot / Robert Twigger -- The Taklamakan: desert of no return / Bruno Baumann -- Plant-hunting in the Amazon / Ghillean Prance -- The last Sertanista / Sydney Possuelo -- Unconventional explorations of a conservationist in the 21st century / J. Michael Fay -- Traversing the Darien Gap / Wade Davis -- Exploring the forest canopy by balloon / Meg Lowman -- Interactive in the heart of Borneo / Martin Holland -- The Siachen Glacier: ice highway / Stephen Venables -- Shivling: climbing the unclimbed / Chris Bonington -- First British woman to climb Everest / Rebecca Stephens -- Standing on the edge of an eruption / Haraldur Sigurdsson -- Dizz fingers: to the summit of 'El Cap' / Karen Darke -- Sailing the Atlantic in a leather boat / Tim Severin -- A never-ending ocean journey / Henk De Velde -- The Northwest passage by sail / Jeff Macinnis -- Kayaking the Solomon Islands chain / Jon Turk -- Pedal-power across the pacific / Jason Lewis -- The Congo, giant of rivers / John Blashford-Snell -- South America north to south / Robin Hanbury-Tenison -- Africa east to west by boat / Mirella and Lorenzo Ricciardi -- The true source of the Yellow River / Wong How Man -- Where the Mekong rises / Michel Peissel -- Diving into the past / George Bass -- Mulu: deep under Borneo / Andy Eavis -- Caving in the Islands of Patagonia / Jean-François Pernette -- Dinosaur-hunting in Mongolia / Mark Norell -- In search of King Solomon's mines / Tahir Shah -- Sunken worlds / Franck Goddio -- Inca mummies on Andean peaks / Johan Reinhard
Control code
ocn851825518
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780500516843
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012956321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)851825518
  • (Sirsi) a1763441

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