Synopses & Reviews
What does it feel like to walk off the edge of a map? To emerge dazed, dying yet triumphant, from the Amazon? 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'.
An anthology of human exploration which showcases the writings of those who have dared to set off into the unknown, and who have returned to tell the tale. Covering a broad range of exploits and historical periods, it brings together botanists, Vikings, conquistadors and cosmonauts.