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Off the Map: Tales of Endurance and Exploration

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Publisher Comments:

Forty-five gripping accounts of some of the most amazing feats in the historyof exploration are divided between three "ages of exploration," each of whichis prefaced by a lively essay introducing key aspects of the age in question.560 pp.

Book News Annotation:

Fleming, the author of several historical works, presents 43 adventure stories spanning three ages of exploration, from the landmark discoveries of Columbus to more recent efforts to find the North Pole and to conquer Mt. Everest. Fleming's eye for the dramatic and the comic makes each vignette entertaining and creates a novelistic continuity for the entire collection. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

On John Franklin's 1820 expedition to find the North-West Passage, Michel Teroahaute cannibalized two team members and was preparing a third when he was caught and killed. When Rene la Salle set off for the Mississippi Delta in 1684, he missed the target by five hundred miles, but on landing immediately built a prison for those who fell asleep on watch. Consummate storyteller Fergus Fleming brings together these and forty-three other gripping stories in Off the Map.

Spanning three ages of exploration, it is a uniquely accessible and supremely entertaining history of adventure and endeavor. Off the Map recounts episodes both classic and forgotten: the "classics" are brought to life in more vivid colors than ever before; the lesser-known stories offer accounts of feats that are no less heroic or extraordinary but have long lain hidden in the undergrowth of history. From the Renaissance golden age of Columbus, da Gama, and Magellan to the twentieth-century heroics of polar explorers such as Peary, Scott, and Amundsen, this is an unforgettable journey into the annals of adventure.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802142726
Author:
Fleming, Fergus
Publisher:
Grove Press
Retold:
Fleming, Fergus
Fleming, Fergus:
As Told by
Author:
Fleming, Fergus
As Told:
Fleming, Fergus
Subject:
General
Subject:
Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
BIO023000
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
Subject:
History
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Discoveries in geography
Subject:
Explorers -- History.
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 26 oz

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On John Franklin's 1820 expedition to find the North-West Passage, Michel Teroahaute cannibalized two team members and was preparing a third when he was caught and killed. When Rene la Salle set off for the Mississippi Delta in 1684, he missed the target by five hundred miles, but on landing immediately built a prison for those who fell asleep on watch. Consummate storyteller Fergus Fleming brings together these and forty-three other gripping stories in Off the Map.

Spanning three ages of exploration, it is a uniquely accessible and supremely entertaining history of adventure and endeavor. Off the Map recounts episodes both classic and forgotten: the "classics" are brought to life in more vivid colors than ever before; the lesser-known stories offer accounts of feats that are no less heroic or extraordinary but have long lain hidden in the undergrowth of history. From the Renaissance golden age of Columbus, da Gama, and Magellan to the twentieth-century heroics of polar explorers such as Peary, Scott, and Amundsen, this is an unforgettable journey into the annals of adventure.

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