The Resource Expeditions unpacked : what the great explorers took into the unknown, Ed Stafford, (electronic resource)

Expeditions unpacked : what the great explorers took into the unknown, Ed Stafford, (electronic resource)

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Expeditions unpacked : what the great explorers took into the unknown
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Expeditions unpacked
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what the great explorers took into the unknown
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Ed Stafford
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eng
Summary
In this unique and enthralling book, explorer and survivalist Ed Stafford curates 25 great expeditions through the lens of the kit these remarkable explorers took with them. In an environment where lack of preparation could mean certain death, the equipment carried, ridden and sailed into uncharted territories could mean the success or failure of an expedition. Was it simply a case of better provisions and preparation that helped Amundsen beat Scott to the South Pole? And how has the equipment taken to Everest changed since Hillary's first ascent? Through carefully curated photographs and specially commissioned illustrations we can see at a glance the scale, style and complexity of the items taken into the unknown by the greatest explorers of all time, and the impact each item had on their journey. How it potentially saved a life, or was purely for comfort or entertainment, and how these objects of survival have evolved and adapted as science advances, and we plunge further into the extremes. Conquering fears and mountains, adversity and wild jungles, each item these explorers flew, pulled or hauled played a crucial role in their ambitious and dangerous missions to find out a little more about our world. Through each of these objects, we can gain a better understanding ourselves. Get an intimate view of these and more amazing expeditions: Roald Amundsen, race to the Pole: Norwegian expedition (snowshoes, Primus stove, piano, violin, gramophone...) Amelia Earhart, first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean (Bendix radio direction finder, parachutes, emergency life raft, rouge...) Tim Slessor, first overland from London to Singapore (machetes, crowbar, typewriter, Remington dry shaver, tea...) Nellie Bly, around the world in 72 days (Mumm champagne, accordion, silk waterproof wrap, dark gloves...)
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Midwest
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Stafford, Ed
Dewey number
910.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Explorers
  • Voyages and travels
  • Travel paraphernalia
  • Scientific expeditions
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Expeditions unpacked : what the great explorers took into the unknown, Ed Stafford, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781781318799
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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12468915
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MWT12468915
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Expeditions unpacked : what the great explorers took into the unknown, Ed Stafford, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781781318799
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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12468915
Publisher number
MWT12468915
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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