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Lost Explorers: Adventurers Who Disappeared Off the Face of the Earth
by Ed Wright
'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, mysteri ...more
Paperback, 303 pages
Published 2008 by Pier 9
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A beautifully presented book, let down by its content. The writer Ed Wright was disparaging of the explorers and failed to take into account the time in which these men (and women) were exploring. Using a 21st century perspective to determine the explorer's rationale for what they did is fraught with problems. Disappointing.