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Conquerors of Time: Exploration and Invention in the Age of Daring

Trevor Fishlock

ISBN 10: 0719555175 / ISBN 13: 9780719555176
Verlag: John Murray, 2004
Gebraucht Zustand: Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ. Hardcover
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First Edition (First Printing).Illustrated with B&W photographs. 464pp. Size: 8vo Royal (9¾" x 6¼") For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition :: Buchnummer des Verkäufers 135463

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Titel: Conquerors of Time: Exploration and ...

Verlag: John Murray

Erscheinungsdatum: 2004

Einband: Hardback in Dust Wrapper.

Zustand:Near Fine - in Near Fine DJ.

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition

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Trevor Fishlock puts the reader before the mast, on the dusty road, on the sledge, in the stagecoach and the howdah and aboard the clanking pioneer steamer. It is a thrilling journey. Here are the men of the Arctic ice, the desert fire, the jungles and the seas. Here are the engineers who bridge the chasms, build the roads and railways, fashion the machines, lay the cables and string the telegraph wires. Here, too, are the doctors groping for answers to terrible diseases, surveyors and cartographers slowly making sense and shape of the world, the unsung armies of labourers, and the artists and photographers who bring the stories home. Through it all, the vital supporting cast in the saga of triumph and frequent failure, are the elephants, horses, mules, camels, bullocks and sledge dogs. Conquerors of Time celebrates the courage, energy, innovation, resourcefulness and grand ideas of these pioneers. It wonders at the imperatives, beliefs and sheer confidence that powered their extraordinary achievements. Packed with detail, it is a narrative both vivid and moving.

About the Author:

Trevor Fishlock has reported from many countries as a foreign correspondent for The Times and the Daily Telegraph, and has lived in India, the United States and Russia. He has won the David Holden Award for foreign reporting and the International Reported of the Year prize.

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