Explorations: Great Moments of Discovery from the Royal Geographical Society Edmund Hillary

ISBN: 9781579652203

Published: September 9th 2002

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340 pages


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Explorations: Great Moments of Discovery from the Royal Geographical Society  by  Edmund Hillary

Explorations: Great Moments of Discovery from the Royal Geographical Society by Edmund Hillary
September 9th 2002 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 340 pages | ISBN: 9781579652203 | 7.73 Mb

Since earliest days, humans have found it impossible to resist the allure of the unknown. The reasons are as different as the people are. Here, in one volume, Explorations captures in photographs and interviews the expeditions and emotions of some ofMoreSince earliest days, humans have found it impossible to resist the allure of the unknown. The reasons are as different as the people are. Here, in one volume, Explorations captures in photographs and interviews the expeditions and emotions of some of the most daring adventurers of the last century. Organized according to geographical region, and accompanied by essays by such famous names as Wilfred Thesiger, Richard Leakey, and Edmund Hillary, the photographs offer a fascinating glimpse of the worlds varied landscapes and habitats, its peoples, and ways of life.

Some of the pictures recall historic moments in time--Scott finding Amundsens empty tent at the South Pole, Tenzing Norgay photographed by Hillary on the peak of Everest, the ferryman who took David Livingstone across the river on the last day of his life. Other pictures are remarkable as records of vanished or vanishing peoples, or simply as beautiful pieces of art.The history of the Royal Geographic Society and that of photography were born in the same decade.

The invention of photography became an indispensable tool for explorers and travelers, enabling them to make a visual record of what they saw. Many of the photographs they took have found their way into the societys priceless photographic collection and form the basis of this stunning book.



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