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Title:
Explorers' sketchbooks : the art of discovery & adventure
ISBN:
9781452158273
Physical Description:
320 pages : color illustrations ; 20 x 28 cm
Contents:
The sketchbooks. Roald Amundsen -- John James Audubon -- John Auldjo -- Thomas Baines -- Henry Walter Bates -- Ludwig Becker -- William Beebe -- Gertrude Bell -- Franz Boas -- Chris Bonington -- Jan Brandes -- Adela Breton -- William Burchell -- Howard Carter -- Bruce Chatwin -- James Cook -- William Heaton Cooper -- Charles Darwin -- Amelia Edwards -- Charles Evans -- Ranulph Fiennes -- Margaret Fountaine -- Vivian Fuchs -- Eugene von Guerard -- Robin Hanbury-Tenison -- Charles Turnbull Harrisson -- Sven Hedin -- Wally Herbert -- Thor Heyerdahl -- Ed Hillary -- William Hodges -- Hector Horeau -- Alexander von Humboldt -- Meriwether Lewis -- Carl Linnaeus -- David Livingstone -- George Lowe -- Maximilian de Wied -- Margaret Mee -- Maria Sibylla Merian -- Jan Morris -- Edward Lawton Moss -- Fridtjof Nansen -- Marianne North -- Edward Norton -- Henry Oldfield -- John Linton Palmer -- Sydney Parkinson -- Titian Ramsay Peale -- Robert Peary -- Knud Rasmussen -- Philip Georg von Reck -- Nicholas Roerich -- Robert Falcon Scott -- Ernest Shackleton -- Geoff Somers -- John Hanning Speke -- Freya Stark -- Marc Aurel Stein -- Abel Tasman -- John Turnbull Thomson -- Colin Thubron -- Alexandrine Tinne -- Olivia Tonge -- Naomi Eumura -- Godfre Vigne -- Alfred Russel Wallace -- James Wallis -- John White -- Edward Wilson.

These rough notes / Glorious forest / Another world / Infinite beauty / Indispensable friends / Making your mark
Abstract:
"One vital piece of equipment has been a constant in explorers' kits for centuries of adventure--the sketchbook or journal. Often private, they are records of immediate experiences, insight, and discovery, and in their pages we can see what the explorers themselves encountered. Here are carefully selected excerpts from 70 such sketchbooks from explorers through history to the present, records by men and women who journeyed into frozed wastelands, high mountains, barren deserts, and dense rainforests with their senses and curiosity about the world wide open. Here is the art of discovery."--Back cover.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2017.
General Note:
"First published in the United Kingdom in 2016 by Thames & Hudson Ltd."
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