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Adventuring with Boldness: The Triumph of the Explorers

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Publisher Comments:

"Adventuring with Boldness is split into two sections, the first telling the stories of the expeditions of Alexander Mackenzie, Zebulon Pike, Lewis and Clark, John Wesley Powell, and more. The second part tells how they dealt with the issues of food, disease, interactions with indigenous people, survival, and leadership, comparing one expedition with another, while distilling lessons that continue to be relevant today.

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"What are the attributes of a successful explorer? Why do some perish while others survive to tell their tales? Paton (Lewis and Clark: Doctors in the Wilderness) attempts to uncover the answers in this book, documenting the high and low moments of nine prominent 18th- and 19th-century adventurers and investigating the recurring obstacles that all explorers who lead their comrades into the unknown must tackle. Instead of focusing on celebrity explorers, Paton selects a well-thought-out cross-section of famous seekers (Lewis and Clark; John Wesley Powell), shadowy adventurers (Zeb Pike), businessmen (Samual Hearne; Alexander Mackenzie) and infamous voyagers (William Bligh). Each chapter gives a primer on an expedition's personnel, goals, tragedies and accomplishments. Though the missions can become repetitive, they do demonstrate that the success of each undertaking usually depends not on grand physical achievements but on the smallest details. While Paton's extensive forays into what the explorers ate (whatever they could) and who they met (natives) aren't surprising, the author excels in detailing the characteristics of survivors and leaders. His work has elements of an accessible textbook and an informative field manual. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

This book is split into two sections, the first telling the stories of the expeditions of Alexander Mackenzie, Zebulon Pike, Lewis and Clark, John Wesley Powell, and more. The second part tells how they dealt with travel issues.

About the Author

Bruce Paton, MD, was born in India, educated in Scotland, served as a lieutenant in Royal Marine Command, graduated in medicine from the University of Edinburgh, and worked as a doctor in Kenya and Scotland before coming to the United States as a research fellow in surgery.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555915179
Author:
Paton, Bruce C
Publisher:
Fulcrum Group
Author:
Paton, Bruce C.
Author:
Paton, Bruce
Subject:
Explorers
Subject:
Discoveries in geography
Subject:
Expeditions & Discoveries
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in 14 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "What are the attributes of a successful explorer? Why do some perish while others survive to tell their tales? Paton (Lewis and Clark: Doctors in the Wilderness) attempts to uncover the answers in this book, documenting the high and low moments of nine prominent 18th- and 19th-century adventurers and investigating the recurring obstacles that all explorers who lead their comrades into the unknown must tackle. Instead of focusing on celebrity explorers, Paton selects a well-thought-out cross-section of famous seekers (Lewis and Clark; John Wesley Powell), shadowy adventurers (Zeb Pike), businessmen (Samual Hearne; Alexander Mackenzie) and infamous voyagers (William Bligh). Each chapter gives a primer on an expedition's personnel, goals, tragedies and accomplishments. Though the missions can become repetitive, they do demonstrate that the success of each undertaking usually depends not on grand physical achievements but on the smallest details. While Paton's extensive forays into what the explorers ate (whatever they could) and who they met (natives) aren't surprising, the author excels in detailing the characteristics of survivors and leaders. His work has elements of an accessible textbook and an informative field manual. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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This book is split into two sections, the first telling the stories of the expeditions of Alexander Mackenzie, Zebulon Pike, Lewis and Clark, John Wesley Powell, and more. The second part tells how they dealt with travel issues.
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