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The Book of Marvels: An Explorer's Miscellany By Mark Collins Jenkins The Book of Marvels An Explorer s Miscellany In centuries past undertaking a journey meant a voyage into the unknown traveling for months or years into unexplored areas on the map where cartographers could only speculate There be dragons And t
  • Title: The Book of Marvels: An Explorer's Miscellany
  • Author: Mark Collins Jenkins
  • ISBN: 9781426204098
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Book of Marvels: An Explorer's Miscellany By Mark Collins Jenkins In centuries past, undertaking a journey meant a voyage into the unknown, traveling for months or years into unexplored areas on the map where cartographers could only speculate There be dragons And those fortunate adventurers who made it home again always had fantastical tales to tell even if sometimes they stretched the truth up to and beyond the breaking point.This eIn centuries past, undertaking a journey meant a voyage into the unknown, traveling for months or years into unexplored areas on the map where cartographers could only speculate There be dragons And those fortunate adventurers who made it home again always had fantastical tales to tell even if sometimes they stretched the truth up to and beyond the breaking point.This eclectic history of exploration sweeps from antiquity to the 1800s, encompassing ages when new marvels might be waiting over the next hill or a new world just over the horizon Among others, we meet Marco Polo, the 13th century Venetian whose extravagant accounts of distant Cathay were mainly true Sir John Mandeville, less intrepid explorer than shameless exaggerator and John Wesley Powell, braving Colorado River rapids on the first trip through the Grand Canyon.We visit dozens of places around the globe captured in the words, images, and maps of their discoverers Each page unfolds its wonders in gorgeous profusion that delights the eye and dazzles the imagination The perfect gift for Dads and Grads looking for the next great adventure.
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    1. The Book of Marvels is truly an aptly chosen title for this work It conveys the wondrous glory in which the world around us was once viewed by the those who sought to discover its majesty This book was an absolute treat to read, and the descriptions and compilations of quotes, verses and poems by the explorers and adventurers, the poets and writers and all in between will leave you breathless The reader can really experience the feelings of awe that the stupendous places of the Earth had on thes [...]


    2. I initially borrowed this book from the library softcover edition partly because Simon Winchester wrote the foreword The highest compliment I can give is that I m buying my own copy, so I can delve into it at my leisure in my opinion, its a classic travel book Beautifully written by both male and female correspondents during the 1900 s, many of the places still exist to an extent but maps have been redrawn and cultures change These tales capture a moment in time when travel involved real adventu [...]


    3. A note before I begin to discuss the book s contents the binding on this book is really quite nice The paper, the cover, the little piece of ribbon they give you as a bookmark, the quality of the full color prints inside it, are all top notch As a physical object, a tactile experience, it s quite nice But, on to the contents.Once, there were men and a very few women who went to the furthest points away from where they had been raised, to the most inhospitable to them at least places they could f [...]


    4. I really enjoyed this collection of accounts from explorers and writers who toured the world having adventures in all types of cultures, regions, and lands.The illustrations were also very enjoyable I especially enjoyed the narratives describing the sea and it s hellish storms, and the sheer weight of it against the smallness of humanity trying to tame it.The arctic and the dessert were also engaging and exciting To tell the truth, the jungle, and mountains and the rest of it was just so wonderf [...]


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