The Explorers: Great Adventurers Tell Their Own Stories of Discovery

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THE EXPLORERS

Great Adventurers Tell
Their Own Stories of Discovery

COMPILED AND EDITED BY
G. R. CRONE

INTRODUCTION BY
SERGE A. KORFF

President, The Explorers Club

THOMAS Y. CROWELL COMPANY

New York (Established 1834)

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction to the American Edition xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Asia 1
  • William of Rubrouck Fl. 1255 8
  • Ibn Battuta A.D. 1304-1377 13
  • Anthony Jenkinson Died 1611 18
  • John Saris Died 1646 23
  • Alexander Von Humboldt 1769-1859 28
  • É;Variste Régis Huc 1813-1860 31
  • Isabella Bird Bishop 1831-1904 36
  • Charles Montagu Doughty 1843-1926 53
  • Marc Aurel Stein 1862-1943 59
  • Wilfred Thesiger 1910- 65
  • Edmund Hillary 1919- 70
  • Africa 75
  • Hanno Fl. 500 B.C. 77
  • Alvaro Fernandes Fl. 1446 81
  • James Bruce 1730-1794 85
  • David Livingstone 1813-1873 90
  • Heinrich Barth 1821-1865 97
  • Richard Francis Burton 1821-1900 102
  • Samuel White Baker 1821-1893 108
  • Gerhard Rohlfs 1832-1896 114
  • Henry Morton Stanley 1841-1904 119
  • Louis-Gustave Binger 1856-1937 125
  • Joseph Thomson 1858-1895 131
  • Paul François Xavier Flatters 1832-1881 135
  • Mary Kingsley 1862-1900 140
  • Leif Ericson C. 1002 149
  • Christopher Columbus 1451-1506 154
  • Hernando Cortés 1485-1547 160
  • Alvar Nuñez Cabeza Da Vaca 1507-1559 164
  • Samuel De Champlain 1567-1635 171
  • Jacques Marquette 1637-1675 177
  • Meriwether Lewis and William Clark 1774-1809 1770-1838 194
  • John Charles Frémont 1813-1890 200
  • John Wesley Powell 1834-1902 207
  • Oscar Rohn 1870-1923 211
  • South America 217
  • Amerigo Vespucci 1451-1512 219
  • Francisco Pizarro 1476-1541 223
  • Francisco Orellana 1500-1550 228
  • Alexander Von Humboldt 1769-1859 232
  • Robert Hermann Schomburgk 1804-1865 236
  • Australia and the Pacific 253
  • Ferdinand Magellan 1470-1521 255
  • William Dampier 1652-1715 260
  • James Cook 1728-1779 265
  • Joseph Banks 1743-1820 270
  • Charles Sturt 1795-1869 273
  • John M'Doual Stuart 1815-1866 279
  • Jack Gordon Hides 1906-1936 284
  • Donald Thomson 1901- 288
  • Polar, Regions 295
  • John Davis 1550-1605 297
  • Willem Barentszoon Died 1597 303
  • James Clark Ross 1800-1862 307
  • Frederick Schwatka 1849-1892 312
  • Fridtjof Nansen 1861-1930 317
  • Carsten Borchgrevink 1864-1934 322
  • Robert Falcon Scott 1868-1912 325
  • Ernest Henry Shackleton 1874-1922 330
  • Lauge Koch 1892- 341
  • Augustine Courtauld 1904-1959 346
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