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The Faber Book of Exploration [Reading] ➶ The Faber Book of Exploration ➬ Benedict Allen – Thomashillier.co.uk What does it feel like to walk off the edge of a map To emerge dazed, dying yet triumphant, from the Benedict Allen s anthology of human exploration ranges across various terrains hot and cold deserts What does it feel Book of MOBI ô like to walk off the edge of a map To emerge dazed, dying yet triumphant, from the Benedict Allen s anthology of human exploration ranges across various terrains hot and cold deserts, mountains and plains, jungles and high seas and presents the words of those who, through the centuries be they Vikings or missionaries, conquistadors or botanists have set off into the unknown Immaculately edited and shrewdly considered a hugely readable compendium Independent on Sunday A monumental feat of compilation and editing, and will satisfy every armchair traveller Literary Review The Faber PDF or A generous, handsome volume, that will provide hours upon hours of absorption and revelation The Times.

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  • Paperback
  • 800 pages
  • The Faber Book of Exploration
  • Benedict Allen
  • English
  • 22 October 2019
  • 0571206123

About the Author: Benedict Allen

Benedict Colin Allen is Book of MOBI ô a British writer, traveller and adventurer known for his technique of immersion among indigenous peoples from whom he acquires skills for hazardous journeys through unfamiliar terrain In , Allen was elected a Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society He has recorded six TV series for the BBC, either alone or with partial or total use of camera crews, and has published ten books, including the Faber Book of Exploration, which he edited .



10 thoughts on “The Faber Book of Exploration

  1. Richard Newton Richard Newton says:

    This a fantastic collection of hugely varied writing about travel From the famous names of the great age of exploration, through to lesser known, but equally interesting tales of daring and challenge It covers over 1500 years of travellers tales, which alone makes this a very unusual book I recommend this to anyone interested in travel or travel writing, as I do not think there is another book quite like it The standard of the writing is variable, but all is interesting The one drawback is This a fantastic collection of hugely varied writing about travel From the famous names of the great age of exploration, through to lesser known, but equally interesting tales of daring and challenge It covers over 1500 years of travellers tales, which alone makes this a very unusual book I recommend this to anyone interested in travel or travel writing, as I do not think there is another book quite like it The standard of the writing is variable, but all is interesting The one drawback is that given the encyclopaedic coverage of dozens and dozens of writers, the amount from each writer can be very short But then I think this is best considered as a taster to encourage you to go and readabout the ones you find most interesting If you are struggling with the font size the hardback edition is much easier to read

  2. Michael de Percy Michael de Percy says:

    This is certainly a tome The text is very small, with introduction to each piece is written in even smaller font, with the notes in the smallest font I can read without a magnifying glass and my glasses The book is about 3 inches thick, too, so getting through all 800 pages was no mean feat This is an anthology of great texts, and for someone who is interested in, but not enthralled by, travel literature, the book is ideal The anthologer is an ardent cultural immerser a technique I enj This is certainly a tome The text is very small, with introduction to each piece is written in even smaller font, with the notes in the smallest font I can read without a magnifying glass and my glasses The book is about 3 inches thick, too, so getting through all 800 pages was no mean feat This is an anthology of great texts, and for someone who is interested in, but not enthralled by, travel literature, the book is ideal The anthologer is an ardent cultural immerser a technique I enjoy and an adventurer, so the anthology is put together rather well Thoroughly enjoyable, and I am considerablyknowledgeable about far off places and the extremes of geography

  3. Ainsley Ainsley says:

    This book gets five stars because the hardcover version just looks so impressive on the shelves Inside are four star excerpts from records or recollections of exploration throughout the ages A nice selection.

  4. Mads Mads says:

    True tales from the golden age of exploration How can one top that I don t care much for the glamorized photo of the editor on the back cover flap but I ll let that pass It s the kind of book I read again and again, like the Mammoth Book of Endurance After reading the journals of the great explorers I resolved never to be whiny in my writings, or complain about the leeches, discomfort, smell, or other small inconveniences.

  5. Fraser Fraser says:

    At times illuminating and at times frustrating, but that s what you get with short excerpts from a collection of the best exploration writing over a long time period.You can dip in and out, or follow your interests, but the main attraction of this book for me was allowing me to follow up with the full texts in the future.

  6. L. (Thou Art An Artless Greasy Tallow-Catch) L. (Thou Art An Artless Greasy Tallow-Catch) says:

    I m docking this book some points because of the tiny print I ended up having to use a magnifying glass To readers thinking about reading this compilation, I would recommend getting the ebook version so you can increase the font size.

  7. Sooz Sooz says:

    One of my fave people on this planet His books are a must for a good collection Warning, his books may inspire to travel and spread wings.

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