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by Robin Hanbury-Tenison

  • Author: Robin Hanbury-Tenison
  • ISBN: 050025169X
  • ISBN13: 978-0500251690
  • ePub: 1411 kb | FB2: 1683 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: World
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1st edition (October 15, 2010)
  • Pages: 304
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 498
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The Great Explorers ePub download

Airling Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE, FLS, FRGS (born 7 May 1936) is an explorer based in Cornwall. He is President of the charity Survival International and was previously Chief Executive of The Countryside Alliance.

Airling Robin Hanbury-Tenison OBE, FLS, FRGS (born 7 May 1936) is an explorer based in Cornwall. Hanbury-Tenison grew up on an Anglo-Irish estate in County Monaghan in Ireland, the youngest of five children. In 1959, he married Marika Hopkinson. She became well known for her cookery books. They had two children, Lucy (b. 1960) and Rupert (b. 1970).

The book closes with the distinguished caver Andrew Eavis, who tells his own story in the first person

The book closes with the distinguished caver Andrew Eavis, who tells his own story in the first person. And because he is not the most accomplished author here – other contributors include Anthony Sattin and Alexander Maitland – the result is that one of our supreme living explorers ends up ill-served, while the book's end is rendered limp. Where does all this leave the modern-day pioneer? Hanbury-Tenison's dust jackets are invariably adorned with a startling quote from 1982 that he is "the greatest explorer of the past twenty years" – up yours, Eavis – and the more recent.

Robin Hanbury-Tenison described as the 'doyen of British explorers' by Th. .Hanbury-Tenison has been described as the world’s greatest living explorer, but his contribution to the planet’s few remaining tribal communities is his real achievement. Robin Hanbury-Tenison, explorer, author, environmentalist. 1 May 2014 ·. Exciting news!

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Legendary explorer Robin Hanbury-Tenison speaks with Jacada ahead of his talk at The Haven, Hong Kong. It is safe to say that Dr Robin Hanbury-Tenison is one of the greatest explorers of his era.

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Gertrude Bell plotted the desert sands, politics and poetry of Arabia; Francis Garnier was driven almost insane on the banks of the Mekong; Edward Wilson twice tried to reach the South Pole with Scott; Nain Singh mapped the vast spaces of Tibet, counting every step.

Robin Hanbury-Tenison. ISBN: 9780500251690; This book profiles forty of the worlds greatest explorers, from Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Похожие книги: Great Explorers. The open question: a tale of two temperaments.

Robin Hanbury-Tenison is a well-known explorer, author, film-maker, conservationist and campaigner.

Penetrating biographies written by a group of distinguished travel writers, broadcasters, and historians reveal the lives, motives, and passions of forty major explorers in history.

It has always been mankind’s gift, or curse, to be inquisitive, and through the ages people have been driven to explore the limits of the worlds known to them―and beyond. Here are the stories of forty of the world’s greatest explorers from Europe, America, Asia, and Australia. These are men and women who changed our perception of the world through their courageous adventures. Organized thematically, the book opens with the oceanic journeys of five hundred years ago, when the great era of recorded exploration began. The following sections look at The Land, Rivers, Polar Ice, Deserts, Life on Earth, and New Frontiers. Many of these explorers recounted their journeys in vivid firsthand accounts; others were superb artists or photographers. The book features quotes from their journals and reports, and it is illustrated with paintings, photographs, engravings, and maps, so that we can experience their adventures through their own eyes and in their own words. Featured explorers include: Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, James Cook, Lewis and Clark, Richard Burton, Samuel de Champlain, David Livingstone, Roald Amundsen, Gertrude Bell, Alexander von Humboldt, Yuri Gagarin, and Jacques-Yves Cousteau. 150 color and 54 black-and-white illustrations
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I bought this book on a recommendation from another book. The other book was a real winner. I love history and as this book goes back to the 1400's I am learning a good deal from it. I am also realizing many things that I never thought about such as "when was the English Language first started?" And when were guns and rifles first manufactured? And I never realized that this world as we know it has mostly been involved in wars going back to the 1400's. If we were not at war with another country----the first early settlers were fighting with the native Indians. That applies to this country as well as i.e. South America. I am enjoying pictures of manuscripts which made we wonder exactly when cameras came into being.
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