Modern Explorers (Paperback)

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Modern Explorers (Paperback)

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Stories of the thrills and hardships faced by modern expeditions that continue to enhance our understanding of the world around us, now in a compact edition.


This book profiles forty modern explorers who have disproved the idea that there is nowhere left to discover. Some are experienced and celebrated worldwide, while others are just starting to make their mark.


The Modern Explorers delves into challenging and extraordinary expeditions to the remotest parts of the world by explorers from the United States, Australia, China, France, and beyond. Nine thematic sections cover all terrains: Polar, Desert, Rainforest, Mountain, Ocean, River, Under Sea, Under Land, and Lost Worlds. Written mainly by the explorers themselves, these accounts provide unique insight into what it is like to join an expedition, from being dragged through the top of the rainforest canopy in an inflatable raft suspended from a balloon to pedaling a boat across the Pacific to standing on the edge of an erupting volcano.



Robin Hanbury-Tenison is a well-known explorer, author, filmmaker, conservationist, and campaigner. A veteran of over forty expeditions, he is a leading member of the Royal Geographical Society and Survival International. His books include The Great Explorers and The Great Journeys in History.

Robert Twigger, the first person to cross the Egyptian Great Sand Sea on foot, is the author of Voyageur and Red Nile.
Product Details ISBN: 9780500296325
ISBN-10: 0500296324
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: November 9th, 2021
Pages: 288
Language: English
Appreciators of
true journey tales will find this a fascinating book from start to finish.
— Booklist