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The Explorer's Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure and Exploration
 
 
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Fergus Fleming & Annabel Merullo, eds. Michael Palin, intro.
Publisher Overlook  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 11.3 x 8.75 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781585677665
Pages/Publication Date 264/2005
Daedalus Item Code 41268
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In the 18th century, exploration entered a new phase; the greatest explorers were motivated more by scientific inquiry than by commercial interest, and they set out to make a full record of everything they encountered. Introduced by inveterate traveler Michael Palin, this handsome survey presents some of their firsthand accounts and original images, providing insight into who these people were, how they operated, and what they saw. Here are Alexander von Humboldt braving the electric eels of South Africa, Robert Peary explaining the rigors of polar travel (while his wife offers her own perspective), Umberto Nobile lamenting the loss of his zeppelin in an ice floe, and Jacques Cousteau examining the underwater world.
 
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