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Lost explorers : adventurers who disappeared off the face of the earth / Ed Wright.

Lost explorers : adventurers who disappeared off the face of the earth / Ed Wright.
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ISBN 9781741961393 :
Author Wright, Ed, 1968- (author)
Title Lost explorers : adventurers who disappeared off the face of the earth / Ed Wright.
Other title Lost and found in history : lost explorers
Publisher &/or associated date/s Millers Point, NSW : Pier 9, 2008.
Description 303 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: p. 296-298.
Contents Around the world in eighty graves -- Part 1 Lost without a trace -- The stories of explorers from earliest until most recent times who have disappeared forever off the face of the earth (including John Cabot, Henry Hudson, Percy Harrison Fawcett, Amelia Earhart) -- Part 2 Lives lost and legends born -- The stories of explorers who died in accidents, or succumbed to disease or attacks by discoverees-their fate having been witnessed and recorded, their legend lives on (including Ferdinand -- Magellan, Sir Francis Drake, Captain James Cook, Mungo Park) -- Part 3 Lost and fond too late -- Legendary disappearances that were ultimately resolved (including -- SirJohn Franklin, David Livingstone, Robert Falcon Scott)
Summary "Explorers have to be ready to die lost, said Russell Hoban and hopefully they are, because many of them do. Those who seek to discover the unknown, often risk falling victim to it. Some adventurers are lost, literally, forever; some have found their hidden continent or legendary city of gold, but lost their lives. The stories in The Lost Explorers are tragic, mysterious, thrilling, riproaring; their subjects include heroes, villains and misguided innocents. This book features approx. 80 adventurers who gave their lives in the cause of discovery. Each chapter discusses the adventurers chronologically, and each entry covers their career up to and including their final mission. Maps, portraits, photos and quotations from diaries and letters are featured throughout. Chapters: Lost Without a Trace (e.g. Ludwig Leichhardt, Australia, 1848; Amelia Earhart, Pacific, 1937); Lives Lost and Legends Born (e.g. Francis Drake, Panama 1596; Henry Hudson, Canada, 1611; James Cook, Hawaii, 1779; Ernest Shackleton, South Georgia, 1922); Lost ... and Found, Too Late (e.g. John Franklin, the Arctic, 1847; Burke and Wills, Australia, 1861; Robert Falcon Scott, Antarctica, 1912; George Mallory, Mount Everest, 1924)"--Provided by publisher.
Subjects Adventure and adventurers
Voyages and travels -- History
Voyages and travels
Discoveries in geography
Explorers -- Death
Explorers -- History
Related title Lost and found in history : lost explorers
Series Lost and found in history
Call number 2019.353
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