9781862053564

The Golden Age of Discovery

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  • ISBN13:

    9781862053564

  • ISBN10:

    1862053561

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-09-01
  • Publisher: Pavilion
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Summary

In this golden age of exploration and discovery, our knowledge of this planet is being expanded as never before in human history. Discoveries like plate tectonics, desertification, the hole in the ozone layer, and the greenhouse effect have transformed our understanding of the earth and its climate. And from the mountain peaks to ocean floors, untrodden places are being explored for the very first time.The Golden Age of Discoveryis a photographic tribute to the adventures, dangers, hardships, and accomplishments of modern expeditions. It also includes profiles of noted explorers as well as features on the main fields of sporting exploration, and John Hemming's text is dramatically enhanced with 200 color photos and maps from around the world. John Hemming was Director of the Royal Geographic Society for more than two decades.

Table of Contents

Introduction 8(4)
Rain Forests
12(46)
Oceans
58(24)
Marine Life
82(28)
Deserts and Savannahs
110(28)
Mountains and Caves
138(24)
Polar Regions
162(24)
References and Notes 186(2)
Index 188(4)
Acknowledgements 192

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