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The Explorers Club : a visual journey through the past, present, and future of exploration / edited by Jeff Wilser.

Wilser, Jeff, (editor.). Explorers Club, (issuing body.).

Discover the extraordinary history and thrilling frontiers of exploration with this gorgeously illustrated guide from The Explorers Club, the esteemed home of the world's most prominet explorers. The discovery of the North and South Poles. The summiting of Everest. The moon landing. The (largely unknown) birth of climate change science. These are just some of the stories from The Explorers Club, the organization that, since its inception in 1904, has pushed the envelope of human curiousity. This guided tour of The Club's most riveting journeys includes hundreds of photos and fascinating anecdotes about The Club's distinguished members, including Teddy Roosevelt, Neil Armstrong, and Jane Goodall. From the darkest depths of the ocean to the highest points on Earth and to outer space and beyond, this book shares not just the inspirational history of modern exploration, but also reveals how it has evolved and continues to be relevant - even urgent - today.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984859983
  • ISBN: 1984859986
  • Physical Description: 295 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: California : Ten Speed Press, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The two Greelys : a tale of Arctic anguish -- First to the North Pole . . . maybe? -- Dogs over ponies : first to the South Pole -- The last dragon chaser -- The wings of Greely -- First to summit Everest -- The society of forgotten Explorers -- Kon-Tiki -- First to the deepest point in the Ocean -- First to the moon : Apollo night at The Explorers Club -- "Why are there no girls?" -- Seeing the (underwater) light -- Diving and mapping -- The thrill of the krill -- Exploration and side hustles : from the Oscars to the oceans -- From Apollo rockets to solar wings -- The two Callies : a tale of nature's anguish -- Exploring by storytelling -- Exploring the roots -- Exploring the space volcanoes -- Ushirikiano -- Exploring as an exchange -- Exploring for truth -- The astronaut defending us from asteroids -- Explorers as allies -- The track of the cat -- Exploring for agency -- The first environmental linguist -- Exploring the red planet -- Food, art, and the journey to Mars.
Subject: Explorers Club.
Explorers > United States > Societies, etc.
Explorers > Biography.
Discoveries in geography.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Carbon Library Cooperative. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Emmaus Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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Emmaus Public Library 910.922 EXPL (Text)
36446002099045 Adult Recent Reads Available -

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