The Faber Book of Exploration
Edited by Benedict Allen
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Faber Book of Exploration by Benedict Allen
Book DescriptionWhat does it feel like to walk off the edge of a map? To emerge dazed, dying yet triumphant, from the Amazon? Benedict Allen's anthology of human exploration ranges across various terrains - hot and cold deserts, mountains and plains, jungles and high seas - and presents the words of those who, through the centuries - be they Vikings or missionaries, conquistadors or botanists - have set off into 'the unknown'. 'Immaculately edited and shrewdly considered ...a hugely readable compendium.' Independent on Sunday 'A monumental feat of compilation and editing, and will satisfy every armchair traveller.' Literary Review 'A generous, handsome volume, that will provide hours upon hours of absorption and revelation.' The Times
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571206124
(198mm x 128mm x 42mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Benedict Allen
Into the Abyss, Paperback (June 2007)
Why do explorers put themselves in dangerous situations? And, once the worst possible situation occurs, how do they find the resources to survive? The author presents a series of tales from his own experience as well as that of other explorers including Columbus, Cortez, Scott, Shackleton, Stanley, Livingstone.
Hunting the Gugu, Paperback (February 2002)
A tangle of folktales leads Allen to the aboriginal Kubu people who can guide him into the highlands where the ape-men screech all night long, shaking every fibre of the forest. Allen ventures into the dark, living forest, watched by unseen eyes...
Into the Crocodile Nest, Paperback (February 2002)
The author convinces a tribe in remote New Guinea to allow him to become initiated along with 15 boys due to undergo the rite of passage into manhood. Their totemic god is the crocodile and crocodile marks are carved onto their bodies with sharpened bamboo.
Mad White Giant, Paperback (February 2002)» View all books by Benedict Allen
The author stumbles on his own through the Amazonian jungle, inspired with youthful dreams of being an explorer. Face to face with the harsh reality of existence alongside the Indians, Allen tells a tale of mishaps, dangers and sheer endurance.
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Author Biography - Benedict Allen
Benedict Allen is one of the UK's most prominent explorers. For the past twenty-five years he has conducted solo expeditions through the Amazon jungle, along Namibia's Skeleton Coast and across Mongolia's Gobi Desert without the use of GPS, satellite phone or other means of outside support, as we as having written ten books of his adventures and editing The Faber Book of Exploration.He was the first explorer to bring the full experience of remote travel to television - taking the genre to its limits by not using a camera crew and so bringing an immediacy to his experiences. Allen regularly gives lectures at the Royal Geographic Society.
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