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The Resource Lost explorers : adventurers who disappeared off the face of the earth, Ed Wright

Lost explorers : adventurers who disappeared off the face of the earth, Ed Wright

Label
Lost explorers : adventurers who disappeared off the face of the earth
Title
Lost explorers
Title remainder
adventurers who disappeared off the face of the earth
Statement of responsibility
Ed Wright
Title variation
Lost and found in history
Title variation remainder
lost explorers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Explorers have to be ready to die lost, said Russell Hoban and hopefully they are, because many of them do. Those who seek to discover the unknown, often risk falling victim to it. Some adventurers are lost, literally, forever; some have found their hidden continent or legendary city of gold, but lost their lives. The stories in The Lost Explorers are tragic, mysterious, thrilling, riproaring; their subjects include heroes, villains and misguided innocents. This book features approx. 80 adventurers who gave their lives in the cause of discovery. Each chapter discusses the adventurers chronologically, and each entry covers their career up to and including their final mission. Maps, portraits, photos and quotations from diaries and letters are featured throughout. Chapters: Lost Without a Trace (e.g. Ludwig Leichhardt, Australia, 1848; Amelia Earhart, Pacific, 1937); Lives Lost and Legends Born (e.g. Francis Drake, Panama 1596; Henry Hudson, Canada, 1611; James Cook, Hawaii, 1779; Ernest Shackleton, South Georgia, 1922); Lost ... and Found, Too Late (e.g. John Franklin, the Arctic, 1847; Burke and Wills, Australia, 1861; Robert Falcon Scott, Antarctica, 1912; George Mallory, Mount Everest, 1924)"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
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1968-
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Wright, Ed
Dewey number
910.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Voyages and travels
  • Explorers
  • Explorers
  • Discoveries in geography
Label
Lost explorers : adventurers who disappeared off the face of the earth, Ed Wright
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 296-298
Control code
000043088197
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
303 p.
Isbn
9781741961393
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.
Label
Lost explorers : adventurers who disappeared off the face of the earth, Ed Wright
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 296-298
Control code
000043088197
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
303 p.
Isbn
9781741961393
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps, ports.

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