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Despite dramatic advances in technology and equipment over the years, there is one vital piece of kit in most explorers' pockets that hasn't changed - the journal. In this title, the sketchbooks and journals presented allow us to share, the on-the-spot reactions of around 70 intrepid individuals as they journeyed far corners of the earth.
Take an inspiring journey around the world and discover the stories of some remarkable women explorers.
Fascinating and hugely enjoyable' -Sir Ranulph Fiennes. 'Heart of the Hero' gives a compelling insight into the lives of some of the world's most famous explorers, through the eyes of the women who inspired them to achieve great things. Author Kari Herbert explores the unpredictable, often heartbreaking stories of seven remarkable women who were indispensable companions, intrepid travellers and sometimes even the driving force behind our best-loved polar heroes, including Scott and Shackleton. Drawing on her own unique experience as the daughter of a pioneering polar explorer, and using extracts from previously unpublished historic journals and letters, Herbert blends deeply personal accounts of longing, betrayal and hope with tales of peril and adventure.
A century after Amundsen's triumph and Scott's tragedy, our fascination with Antarctica remains as acute as ever. This glorious visual history traces our search for the South Pole, from our earliest encounters through the Heroic Age to modern times.