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Great Expeditions
Great Expeditions

Great Expeditions

50 Journeys that Changed Our World


264 Pages, 6 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $21.95 (US $21.95)

Publication Date: January 2020

ISBN 9780008347826

Rights: US

HarperCollins UK (Jan 2020)

Price: $21.95


A comprehensive, fascinating and inspiring gallery of the great adventures that changed our world

Throughout history there have been brave men and women who dared to go where few had gone before. They broke new ground by drawing on incredible reserves of courage, fortitude and intelligence in the face of terrible adversity. Their endeavors changed the world and inspired generations. Spanning several centuries and united by the common theme of the resilience of the human spirit, this is the ultimate collection of the stories of the intrepid explorers who forged new frontiers across land, sea, skies and space. The 50 incredible journeys include Tenzing and Hillary's conquest of Everest; Neil Armstrong's giant leap; Christopher Columbus' new world; Amelia Earhart flying the Atlantic; gold fever in the Yukon; and the hunt for a man-eating leopard in India. Great Expeditions includes not only some of the most famous journeys in history but also introduces many more that ought to be more widely recognized and celebrated.

Author Biography

Mark Steward has worked in publishing for 20 years, 17 of those with HarperCollins UK. Alan Greenwood has held senior editorial roles at newspapers across the UK. He is a partner in a PR firm specializing in renewable energy development. Levison Wood is an explorer whose books include Walking the Nile and Walking the Americas.