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Dead Reckoning : Tales of the Great Explorers 1800-1900 - Helen Whybrow

Dead Reckoning

Tales of the Great Explorers 1800-1900

By: Helen Whybrow (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st March 2005
ISBN: 9780393326536
Number Of Pages: 576

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There are few thrills as exciting as weather at its worst. We often hear on the news that the day was the hottest, coldest, wettest, or snowiest on record. Is the climate really becoming more extreme as a result of global warming? The facts are in this book. Extensively illustrated with colour photographs of some of the most extreme weather ever captured on camera, more than fifty colour maps, and tables of weather records for over three hundred U.S. cities, this book is both an entertainment and an indispensable reference. Also included are historical examples of some of the more bizarre weather events observed: heat bursts, electrified dust storms, snow rollers, pink snowstorms, luminous tornadoes, falls of fish and toads, ball lightning, super bolts, and other strange meteorological events. Here's the must-have book for Weather Channel and Guinness Book of World Records fans.

"This is an ideal book for armchair travellers..." The Times "The writings of the 19th century pioneers survive, and Dead Reckoning is an excellent introduction." Mike Higgins and Robin Barton, Independent on Sunday, Christmas Books "Dead Reckoning is an easy train journey sort of read." Fergus Fleming, The Times Literary Supplement

Acknowledgmentsp. 13
Introductionp. 15
Voyages of Discoveryp. 23
From The Journals of Lewis and Clarkp. 25
From The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyonsp. 39
From Mountaineering in the Sierra Nevadap. 62
From Farthest Northp. 86
From In the Lena Deltap. 112
From Tent Life in Siberiap. 125
From Voyage of the Beaglep. 145
From The Malay Archipelagop. 159
From Through the Dark Continentp. 178
From An Account of the Crossing of the Continent of Australiap. 196
Personal Odysseysp. 217
From Voyage of the Liberdadep. 219
From Two Years Before the Mastp. 241
From The Cruise of the Cachalotp. 264
From Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennesp. 278
From Alfred F. Mummery's My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasusp. 291
From Adventures on the Roof of the Worldp. 311
From The Oregon Trailp. 319
From Roughing Itp. 335
From The Lure of the Labrador Wildp. 345
From The Ascent of Mount St. Eliasp. 365
From The Venturesome Voyages of Captain Vossp. 378
From Across Asia on a Bicyclep. 388
Lifelong Questsp. 403
From Among the Celestialsp. 405
From In the Forbidden Landp. 419
From The Ascent of the Matterhornp. 428
From Travels in Alaskap. 441
From The Maine Woodsp. 455
From A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountainsp. 476
From Travels in West Africap. 495
From Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccahp. 514
From Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatanp. 534
From My Life as an Explorerp. 548
Bibliographyp. 565
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ISBN: 9780393326536
ISBN-10: 0393326535
Series: Outside Books
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 1st March 2005
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1