A voyage of discovery in which intrepid explorers, plant hunters, collectors and observers of human behaviour record their impressions and Laura Stoddart comments on them in her entrancing illustrations. Here, in brief quotations from poems, diary entries, memoirs, novels and histories we see stout Cortez silent upon a peak in Darien, Montgolfier waving from his balloon, Darwin taking notes on the Beagle, John Tradescant triumphantly bringing home the pineapple, Marco Polo discovering spaghetti in China, Stanley shaking ...

Explorations 1996, Weidenfeld & Nicolson History, London

ISBN-13: 9781857997712

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Explorations 1995, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297815044