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Explorers' Sketchbooks


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Foreword by Robert Macfarlane * Introduction: These Rough Notes, Huw Lewis-Jones & Kari Herbert * The Sketchbooks * Essays: This Glorious Forest, Ghillean Prance; Another World, Alan Bean; Infinite Beauty, Tony Foster; Indispensable Friends, David Ainley; Making Marks, Wade Davis

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A celebration of exploration told through the finest visual journals of some 70 explorers from the 16th century to the present day

About the Author

Huw Lewis-Jones is former curator at the Scott Polar Research Institute and National Maritime Museum. Among his other books are Across the Arctic Ocean, The Conquest of Everest and The Crossing of Antarctica. Kari Herbert, explorer Sir Wally Herbert's daughter, is the author of The Explorer's Daughter, In Search of the South Pole and Heart of the Hero.


'A captivating compendium' - Country Life
'Exquisitely produced...Personality and passion are frequently on display. The scientific excitement is palpable' - Geographical
'Imagine leaning over the shoulder of Captain James Cook as he charts the Pacific, or that of Meriwether Lewis as he and William Clark establish the true extent of the new nation of the United States. That's the sensation you get as you leaf through this book ' - Michael Kerr - Daily Telegraph
'Lets you root around the journals of great wanderers' - Wanderlust
'The excitement of adventure and discovery leaps from the pages ... electrifying' - The Field
'Captivating' - House & Garden
'An outstandingly beautiful book ... fascinating' - Ships in Scale
'Beguiling' - World of Interiors
'Intriguing ... lovingly researched and photographed ... you really feel like you're leafing through a long-lost sketchbook' - RNLI Lifeboat Magazine

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