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Published by Thames & Hudson in London .
Written in English


  • Explorers,
  • Biography

Book details:

About the Edition

Presents biographies of forty explorers that reveal their lives, motives, and passions while discovering different parts of the world.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Robin Hanbury-Tenison
LC ClassificationsG200 .G74 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination304 p. :
Number of Pages304
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25101262M
ISBN 10050025169X
ISBN 109780500251690
LC Control Number2010923284

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