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In May 1848, two young Englishmen sailed up the Amazon and optimistically hoped to support themselves by collecting specimens of exotic fauna and flora for museums and collectors back home in Britain
A stunning profusion of maps, diagrams and infographics from every part of the world and every corner of the brain
They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but at first glance a librarian might quickly catalogue this exploration of the British Landscape under children's interest
Summing up an entire nation, comprised of millions of people, is a perilous pursuit and John Hooper does not always avoid the pitfalls
In this volume, Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, one of the most renowned scientific explorers of our time, chronicles some of his most significant and fascinating expeditions
It’s a dangerous business, adopting an animal’s viewpoint – sentimentality is never more than a hair’s breadth away
At the heart is a simple argument: developed economies are not naturally growing anymore, and we should therefore build sustainable societies which assume that our economies won’t grow, instead of pouring time and energy into forcing them to do so
It is 1850 and Lieutenant Morgan finds himself in chilly, frequently frozen, northern waters. His ship, the Impetus, of which he is second-in-command, is searching for traces of the Franklin expedition to the Northwest Passage

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