The Faber Book of Exploration


What does it feel like to walk off the edge of a map? To emerge dazed, dying yet triumphant, from the Amazon? Benedict Allen's anthology of human exploration ranges across various terrains - hot and cold deserts, mountains and plains, jungles and high seas - and presents the words of those who, through the centuries - be they Vikings or missionaries, conquistadors or botanists - have set off into 'the unknown'.

'Immaculately edited and shrewdly considered... a hugely readable compendium.'

-Independent on Sunday

'A monumental feat of compilation and editing, and will satisfy every armchair traveller.' - Literary Review

'A generous, handsome volume, that will provide hours upon hours of absorption and revelation.'

-The Times

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