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The Seventy Great Journeys in History


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Ancient World - Out of Africa; Into a New World; Early Pacific Voyagers; Egyptian Explorers Herodotus; Xenophon; Alexander the Great; Pytheas the Greek; Hannibal; St Paul; The Emperor Hadrian Medieval World Early Chinese Travellers on the Silk Road; Early Voyagers to America Christian Pilgrimages; Muslim Pilgrimages; Genghis Khan; Marco Polo; Ibn Battuta; Cheng Ho, the Grand Eunuch; The Renaissance Christopher Columbus; Vasco da Gama & Bartolomeu Diaz Lodovico da Varthema; Ferdinand Magellan; Herman Cortes; Francisco Pizarro; Francisco de Orellana Early Explorers of North America; Francis Drake; Samuel Champlain; Early Searches for the Northwest Passage; 17th and 18th Centuries Abel Tasman; Maria Sibylla Merlan; Ippolito Desideri; Vitus Bering; James Bruce; James Cook; Jean-Francois de Laperouse; Alexander Mackenzie; Mungo Park; 19th Century Alexander van Humboldt; Lewis & Clark's Expedition across America; Jean-Louis Buckhardt Darwin and the Beagle; The Trail of Tears; Journeys into the Mexican Jungle; Later Searchers for the Northwest Passage; Henrich Barth & the Central African Mission; Search for the Source of the Nile Crossing Australia; Into the Heart of Africa; The Mekong River Expedition; Travels in Arabia Deserts The Northeast Passage; The Pundits Explore Tibet; Exploring Central & East Asia Modern Times Journeys Across Asia; To the North Pole; The Race to the South Pole; Shackleton & the Endurance Women Travellers in Asia; Charles Lindbergh; Women Pioneers of Flight; The Long March; Thor Heyerdahl & Kon-Tiki; Scaling Everest; Single-Handed around the World; To the Moon & Back; Voyages to the Bottom of the Ocean; Round the World by Balloon; Into Outer Space: Mars, Jupiter & Beyond.

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Robin Hanbury-Tenison made the first land crossing of South America at its widest point, and the first river crossing of South America from north to south from the Orinoco to Buenos Aires. His many books include A Ride Along the Great Wall, Fragile Eden and Spanish Pilgrimage, and he was the editor of The Oxford Book of Exploration.

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