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Lost Explorers: Adventurers Who Disappeared Off the Face of the Earth

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'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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David
Sep 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: factual
Sadely, all too true!
David Vernon
Oct 31, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: history-general
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.
Jo
Jul 27, 2011 added it
Really intersting - each ship has it's own captain, it's own mission, but the fleet has a shared goal,lose sight of the mutual support and all are lost, lose sight of the ship's own sovereignty and you are lost.
Edward Fenner
Not very deep but an interesting read for the bathroom or on the night stand.
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