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The Explorers: A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date June 30, 2015
Pages 291
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781451677584
ISBN-10 1451677588
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.58 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Learn to unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of a great, forbidding adventure and “a fascinating examination of the seven key traits of history’s most famous explorers…[with] infusions of insight and enthusiasm” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard Frances Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a geographical unknown: the location of the Nile River’s source. They traveled deep into an uncharted African wilderness together, arrived at two different solutions to the mystery, and parted ways as sworn enemies. The feud became an international sensation on their return to England, and a public debate was scheduled to decide whose theory was correct. What followed was a massive spectacle with an outcome no one could have foreseen.

In The Explorers, New York Times bestselling author Martin Dugard shares the rich saga of the Burton and Speke expedition and guides readers through the seven traits that history’s most legendary explorers called on to survive their impossible journeys. In doing so, Dugard demonstrates that these traits have a most practical application in everyday life. We see St. Brendan the Navigator, driven by hope, sail into the unknown, and the curiosity that inspired John Ledyard to attempt to walk around the globe, and the perseverance Howard Carter needed to discover Tutankhamen’s tomb. From these and other examples, Dugard extracts lessons for unlocking the explorer in us all.

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Hardcover
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from Simon & Schuster (June 3, 2014)
9781451677577 | details & prices | 291 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.86 lbs | List price $26.00
About: Unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of one of history’s greatest adventures—and a study of the seven character traits all great explorers share.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Simon & Schuster (June 30, 2015)
9781451677584 | details & prices | 291 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.58 lbs | List price $16.99
About: Learn to unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of a great, forbidding adventure and “a fascinating examination of the seven key traits of history’s most famous explorers…[with] infusions of insight and enthusiasm” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

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