Barrow's Boys

By: Fleming, FFergus

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Our book from Edinburgh lib, usual stamps/stickers 489pp & an ice block over one kilo for post to you. Barrow's Boysis a spellbinding account of perilous journeys to uncharted areas under the most challenging conditions. Fergus Fleming captures the passion for exploration that led a band of men into situations that would humble today's bravest adventurers. After the Napoleonic wars, John Barrow, Second Secretary to the Admiralty, launched the most ambitious exploration program the world has ever seen. For the next thirty years, his teams of elite naval officers went on missions to fill the blanks that littered the atlases of the day. While many of the journeys failed, Barrow and his men ultimately opened Africa to the world, discovered Antarctica, and pried apart the mandibles of the Arctic. Many of the missions are considered the greatest in history, but have never before been collected into one volume that captures the full sweep of Barrow's program. review>>> If you like reading about exploration this is a great book for you. Fleming details how certain expeditions were approved and then what happened on them. It is history at its best. I really enjoyed this book.

Title: Barrow's Boys

Author Name: Fleming, FFergus

Categories: TRAVEL GUIDES, TRAVEL, ADVENTURE, TRAVEL GUIDES, BIOGRAPHIES, AUTOBIOGRAPHIES, MEMOIRS, HISTORY,

Publisher: UK, Granta Books: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good/Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Size: 24.5cm

Seller ID: 010655

Keywords: Fleming Explorers Arctic Antarctic, Biography, Autobiography,