This classic book is John Buchan s 1923 work, The Last Secrets - The Final Mysteries Of Exploration . It is a detailed record of some of the main explorative achievements of the first two decades of the twentieth century. A fascinating glimpse into one the most exciting epochs for exploration, The Last Secrets - The Final Mysteries Of Exploration constitutes a must-read for those with an interest in the topic, and would make for a fantastic addition to any collection. Contents include: Lhasa, The Gorges of the Brahmaputra, The North Pole, The Mountains of the Moon, The South Pole, Mount McKinley, The Holy Cities of Islam, The Exploration of New Guinea, and Mount Everest . John Buchan (1875 1940) was a Scottish novelist and historian who served as Governor General of Canada. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author."