- Author:Fergus Fleming
- Publisher:Grove Press; Reprint edition (June 12, 2006)
- Pages:518 pages
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Off the Map is a wonderfll book. It consists of a number of vignettes, each a story of exploration.
Off the Map is a wonderfll book. It is basically a summary of world exploration from Marco Polo in 1271 to Umberto Nobile in 1928. The majority seem to involve polar exploration - Northwest Passage and all that - with a fair number set in Africa, as well. Though I've read whole books on a few of these stories, in most cases a book might be too much, especially for those of us with too many books on the to-read list.
Fergus Fleming is one of the best story tellers when it comes to relating tales of man's greatest efforts in the world of. .This is a very good book to me. Short concise tales of many different explorers
Fergus Fleming is one of the best story tellers when it comes to relating tales of man's greatest efforts in the world of exploration. This is an easy read, covering many different stories from Marco Polo to Ernest Shackleton. Virtually all parts of the world are covered from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from the Jungles to the Deserts. Short concise tales of many different explorers. Has led me to other books about individual explorers that I found more to my interest that i wanted to learn about more indepthly, if that is a word.
560 pp. 2 people like this topic
560 pp. 2 people like this topic.
Off the map. Tales of endurance and exploration. as told by. FERGUS FLEMING. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by. any electronic or mechanical means, or the facilitation thereof, including. information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from.
OFF THE MAP Tales of Endurance and Exploration. Off the map. Tales of Endurance. 518 pp. Atlantic Monthly Press. As to what makes an explorer, it is a question that will have to remain unanswered.
Fergus Fleming, Off the Map: Tales of Endurance and Exploration (New York: Grove Press, 2004), 3. Christopher Columbus: Explorer of the New World. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2005.
Fergus Fleming, Off the Map: Tales of Endurance and Exploration (New York: Grove Press, 2004), 30. Fleming, Off the Map, 30. William D. Phillips and Carla Rahn Phillips, The Worlds of Christopher Columbus (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993), 142-143. Phillips and Phillips, The Worlds of Christopher Columbus, 155. Robin S. Doak, Christopher Columbus: Explorer of the New World (Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2005), 92. Bibliography.
Off with your toes You have to be a tough nut for inclusion in Fergus Fleming's anthology of travel .
Fergus Fleming's collection of ripping yarns, Cassell's Tales of Endurance, leaves Kevin Rushby counting his blessings. You have to be a tough nut for inclusion in Fergus Fleming's anthology of travel: no namby-pamby eulogies to ancient architecture or comical character sketches will do - this man wants you to eat a horse, then your shoes (unnecessary baggage anyway after your frostbitten toes fall off). This is travel and exploration as dogged endurance, frequently ending in death, but not necessarily a grave.