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Recommended for: travellers and armchair travellers alike. A huge and authoritative collection, compiled over more than ten years, of favorite and little known excerpts from explorers' tales. A suitable gift, especially in hardback.
Benedict's comment: I'm very proud of this book – which almost did me in, it was such an effort to compile. I placed the explorers side by side, through the ages, within certain habitats. So in the Forest section, we see missionaries, conquistadores and anthologists side by side with their differing agendas. And so on, through different habitats – seas, mountains, plains, the cold deserts... Sometimes the habitats work to change the explorer in question, other times the habitat itself is changed.