The Exploration Treasury

Amazing Journeys Around the World in Rare Artworks and Prints, Maps and Personal Narratives

Author: Beau Riffenburgh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780233004754

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 175

View: 5374

Discover some of the great archival treasures of the Royal Geographical Society. Some of the greatest expeditions are described and illustrated with maps, photographs and illustrations by official artists and photographers, and members of the expedition teams. The book also includes the first travellers, who set off with sketchbook or camera, as well as diplomats who chose to explore the wider regions into which they were posted. These men and women provided Westerners with the first images of Northern Arabia, China and Nepal, and South America. They record the attempts to summit the world's highest mountain and reach the polar extremes. For anyone with a love of adventure, this book will be an informative journey and a visual delight.

Explorers' Sketchbooks

The Art of Discovery & Adventure

Author: Kari Herbert,Huw Lewis-Jones

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452158273

Category: Reference

Page: 320

View: 4011

The sketchbook has been the one constant in explorers' kits for centuries of adventure. Often private, they are records of immediate experiences and discoveries, and in their pages we can see what the explorers themselves encountered. This remarkable book showcases 70 such sketchbooks, kept by intrepid men and women as they journeyed perilous and unknown environments—frozen wastelands, high mountains, barren deserts, and dense rainforests—with their senses wide open. Figures such as Charles Darwin and Sir Edmund Hillary are joined here by lesser-known explorers such as Adela Breton, who braved the jungles of Mexico to make a record of Mayan monuments. Here are profiles, expedition details, and the artwork of pioneering explorers and mapmakers, botanists and artists, ecologists and anthropologists, eccentrics and visionaries. Here is the art of discovery.

Royal Geographical Society Expedition Handbook

With the Institute of British Geographers

Author: Shane Winser,Royal Geographical Society

Publisher: Profile Books Limited

ISBN: 9781861970442

Category: Travel

Page: 502

View: 9926

The most comprehensive and useful book of its kind in the world - packed full of practical information and advice for the adventurous traveller. The Royal Geographical Society has been giving help and advice to the scientific and adventurous since 1830. This book is the distillation of many years of experience and expertise. It is packed full of practical information and advice from planning, fundraising and insurance to cures for amoebiasis, tapeworms and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. It explains why divers shouldn't wear gloves, why sharpening machetes can affect navigation in the rainforest and how aluminium foil can be useful in the desert. It covers every part of the world, from mountains and glaciers to savannah and jungle. This fifth edition has been completely revised and updated to take account of the latest changes in equipment, techniques and knowledge. It has invaluable directories of funding sources and specialist suppliers and services, and lists of useful addresses and further reading.

The Great Explorers

Author: Beau Riffenburgh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780233005270

Category: Adventures and adventurers

Page: 208

View: 4508

"The RGS Journeys of Discovery begins in the Golden Age of exploration with some of the earliest explorers from the Vikings to the early Chinese travellers, the discovery of the Americas by French and Spanish explorers and the eventual circumnavigation of the globe. The book is then divided into continents to detail later exploration of countries all over the world. Starting in the Americas and the brave pioneers who forged new routes into and beyond the frontiers, it moves on to exotic and remote parts of Asia, the wilds of deepest Africa, beautiful Pacific Islands, the hostile terrain of Australia and finally the frozen expanse of the Arctic and the Antarctic. Familiar explorers (Drake, Livingstone, Cook, Scott and Marco Polo) and those less familiar (Niccolo dei Conti, Armin Vambery, Nikolai Przhevalski, Paul du Chaillu and Friedrich Leichardt). Covering professional explorers, botanists hunting for undiscovered plants, missionaries spreading Christianity into unexplored regions, women, aristocratic and down-right eccentric explorers, the RGS Journeys of Discovery takes you to a world still waiting to be discovered. An exploration in itself, it is an essential experience for armchair and actual explorers both young and old."--

The Art of Cartographics

Designing the Modern Map


Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780233005188


Page: 256

View: 9499

The Great Explorers

Author: Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500293836

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 2766

What inspires explorers to push back the boundaries of the known world? Why do they risk their lives in unforgiving conditions far from home? How do they survive at the limits of human endurance? Who are the great pioneers of land, sea and space? Where next? This book charts the great expeditions of forty of the world's most intrepid explorers, from da Gama to Gagarin. Gertrude Bell plotted the desert sands, politics and poetry of Arabia; Francis Garnier was driven almost insane on the banks of the Mekong; Edward Wilson twice tried to reach the South Pole with Scott; Nain Singh mapped the vast spaces of Tibet, counting every step. Written by a host of distinguished travel writers, broadcasters and historians, here are journeys to savour from every corner of the earth - and beyond.

Seaweed Sustainability

Food and Non-Food Applications

Author: Brijesh K. Tiwari,Declan Troy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124199585

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 472

View: 1091

Seaweed Sustainability: Food and Non-Food Applications is the only evidence-based resource that offers an abundance of information on the applications of seaweed as a solution to meet an increasing global demand for sustainable food source. The book uncovers seaweed potential and describes the various sources of seaweed, the role of seaweeds as a sustainable source for human food and animal feeds, and the role of seaweed farming for sustainability. In addition to harvesting and processing information, the book discusses the benefits of seaweed in human nutrition and its nutraceutical properties. Offers different perspectives by presenting examples of commercial utilization of wild-harvested or cultivated algae, marine and freshwater seaweeds Discusses seasonal and cultivar variations in seaweeds for a better understanding of their implications in commercial applications Includes a wide range of micro and macro algae for food and feed production and provides perspectives on seaweed as a potential energy source

The Plant Hunters

The Adventures of the World's Greatest Botanical Explorers

Author: Carolyn Fry

Publisher: Andre Deutsch

ISBN: 9780233005164

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 2893

The Treasures of Champagne

Author: Tom Bruce-Gardyne

Publisher: Luxury Box Collection

ISBN: 9781780978802


Page: 108

View: 3687

For connoisseur and newcomer alike, The Treasures of Champagne celebrates this remarkable liquid by exploring how champagne has become so deeply embedded in the world's consciousness. Divided into four parts, the first section looks at the process of making champagne and how the subtle blend of grapes produces a notable house style, as well as the vintage years and the special cuv�es. This is followed by the history of champagne from the earliest makers to the present day and the global events which affected it. The third section provides individual entries on all the major champagne marques and some of the lesser known ones to. Each entry contains a brief history and explores the most notable traits of the houses' products and includes tasting notes recommending brands to try. The final section examines the social and cultural impact of champagne, how it has become a part of certain traditions, links to entertainment in fact and fiction. The celebration of bubbly proves, once and for all, that the world would be a poorer place without champagne. A Votre Sant�!

Evolution: A Visual Record

Author: Robert Clark

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714871189

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 6195

Stunning images to reawaken us to the scientific process that drives the amazing diversity of life on earth Evidence of evolution is everywhere. Through 200 revelatory images, award-winning photographer Robert Clark makes one of the most important foundations of science clear and exciting to everyone. Evolution: A Visual Record transports readers from the near-mystical(human ancestors) to the historic (the famous 'finches' Darwin collected on the Galapagos Islands that spurred his theory); the recently understood (the link between dinosaurs and modern birds) to the simply astonishing.

The London Treasury

A Collection of Fascinating Facts and Stories about London

Author: Lucinda Hawksley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780233004822


Page: 160

View: 5868

London has long been one of the most popular and powerful cities in the world and this charming treasury looks at the minutiae of everyday London life, as well as the major events that marked the city. It reveals London's oldest pub, the legend of the Tower of London, the average life expectancy of a Londoner, what qualifies someone as a Cockney, and much more!"

Earth View

Extraordinary Images of Our Planet from the Landsat Nasa/Usgs Satellites

Author: Carlton Books

Publisher: Carlton Books

ISBN: 9781787390669

Category: Science

Page: 224

View: 5425

Royal Navy Treasures

100 Years of Maritime Warfare in the Modern Age

Author: Julian Thompson

Publisher: Treasures

ISBN: 9780233004860


Page: 80

View: 8627

Without the Royal Navy, Britain might have lost two world wars, and even ceased to exist. This book salutes the service's incredible achievements and examines how it protected Britain's shores and interests over the past century. Complete with 15 items of removable memorabilia, it covers everything from the northern patrol convoys, to sophisticated amphibious operations, to the Royal Navy's role fighting piracy and handling humanitarian crises.

Voyages of Discovery

Author: A. L. Rice,Tony Rice

Publisher: Natural History Museum

ISBN: 9780565092528

Category: Natural history

Page: 336

View: 2918

Voyages of Discovery is a mesmerising visual record of ten of the most significant natural history expeditions. Superb artworks and photographs spanning three centuries document advances and watersheds in the field of natural science. The stories behind these images – of explorers, naturalists, artists and photographers – entwine into a fascinating study of human achievement and natural wonder. Among the many stories of adventure and great scientific endeavour are: Sir Hans Sloane’s journey to Jamaica in 1687; James Cook’s perilous Pacific crossings; and Darwin’s historic voyage aboard HMS Beagle. Hand-picked from the vast Library of the Natural History Museum, London, the illustrations and artworks contained here form a rare collection, most of which are exclusively presented in this stunning book.

Mountain Ice and Water

Investigations of the Hydrologic Cycle in Alpine Environments

Author: John F. Shroder,Gregory B Greenwood

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444637885

Category: Science

Page: 402

View: 4260

Mountain Ice and Water: Investigations of the Hydrologic Cycle in Alpine Environments is a new volume of papers reviewed and edited by John Shroder, Emeritus Professor of Geography and Geology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA, and Greg Greenwood, Director of the Mountain Research Initiative from Bern, Switzerland. Chapters in this book were derived from research papers that were delivered at the Perth III Conference on Mountains of our Future Earth in Scotland in October 2015. The conference was established to help develop the knowledge necessary to respond effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and to support transformations toward global sustainability in the coming decades. To this end, the conference and book have investigated the future situation in mountains from three points of view. (1) Dynamic Planet: Observing, explaining, understanding, and projecting Earth, environmental, and societal system trends, drivers, and processes and their interactions to anticipate global thresholds and risks, (2) Global Sustainable Development: Increasing knowledge for sustainable, secure, and fair stewardship of biodiversity, food, water, health, energy, materials, and other ecosystem services, and (3) Transformations towards Sustainability: Understanding transformation processes and options, assessing how these relate to human values, emerging technologies and social and economic development pathways, and evaluating strategies for governing and managing the global environment across sectors and scales. Derived from research papers delivered at the Perth III Conference on Mountains of our Future Earth in Scotland in October 2015 Helps develop the knowledge necessary for responding effectively in coming decades to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and tactics for global sustainability Provides the research community working on global change in mountains with a broader framework established by the Future Earth initiative

The Modern Explorers

Author: Robin Hanbury-Tenison,Robert Twigger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500516843

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8900

Exploration has never been more popular and any idea that there is nowhere left to explore is instantly disproved by the contemporary explorers who are showcased here. Most of the accounts are written by the explorers themselves, and they all vividly describe challenging and extraordinary expeditions to some of the remotest parts of the world, in extremes of temperature and aridity, often alone and on the edge of danger. Some of these explorers are very experienced and are already celebrated worldwide, others are young and less well known and just starting to make their mark; all are driven by ambition, aspiration and passion.

The Great Naturalists

Author: Robert Huxley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 7727

Traces the story of natural history as reflected by the lives, observations, and discoveries of some of the world's forefront naturalists, including Alexander von Humboldt, Charles Darwin, and Aristotle, in an account that is complemented by lavish paintings and drawings of animals and natural objects.

Voyages of Discovery

Three Centuries of Natural History Exploration

Author: A. L. Rice,David Bellamy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902686028

Category: Natural history

Page: 335

View: 7419

A visual record of some of the most significant and beautiful discoveries in the history of natural science exploration. Handpicked from the vast archives of the Natural History Museum in London, these are the stories and images of explorers, naturalists, artists and photographers the world over.

The Rose

The History of the World's Favourite Flower in 40 Captivating Roses With Classic Texts and Rare Beautiful Prints

Author: Brent Elliott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780233004907


Page: 176

View: 9395

Oliviero Toscani

Author: Oliviero Toscani

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781783130085


Page: 256

View: 8525

This book is made up of over 20 articles on various themes and campaigns key to Oliviero Toscani's extraordinary career spanning over fifty years. Laid out in a magazine format, it explores the different themes covered by his work ranging from being the creative force behind brands and advertising campaigns to his work on numerous social design projects. The book also looks in detail at Toscani himself, with contributions from some of the leading people he has worked with over the years, such as Anna Wintour, David Bowie, Bill Cunningham, Valentino and Naomi Campbell. The book features Toscani's advertising campaigns, particularly his work with Benetton from 1982 to 2000, which was some of the most shocking advertising ever seen: in some cases provoking lawsuits and the removal of Benetton clothing from stores. However, he worked wonders for the company, making it into one of the world's most recognised clothing brands - despite no items of clothing appearing in the campaigns between 1990 and 2000. Toscani's photography often depicts what no one has ever dared to explore before in advertising, such as homosexuality, racism and anorexia. This controversial approach to photography as a medium for sending provocative messages is what he is most renowned for and is looked at in detail in this book. Contents: Foreword; Introduction; over 20 themed articles including Andy Warhol's Factory; New York, New York (Vogue shoot); Jeans and Jesus; Black and White - The Benetton Years; The Balkans; No Anorexia; Made in Italy - The New Italian Landscape; Out in Africa.