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The Little Book of Big Explorations

Adventures into the Unknown That Changed Everything

Extent: 272 pages

Size: 178x129mm

Publication Date:

Price: £12.99

ISBN: 9781789290790

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

This is a book about expedition, adventure, our thirst for knowledge and pushing the limits of human endurance.

From the navigational instruments that have led us through unknown lands, to the advanced engineering that carried us into the depths of the ocean, to the rocket science that propelled us into space, science and adventure have always been inextricably linked. Both are at the heart of everything we now know about the complex universe we find ourselves in.

From the groundbreaking sea voyage in 1735 that settled the debate raging between Descartes and Newton about the shape of the earth to the balloon ride that led to the discovery of cosmic rays, we have pushed the limits of what’s possible, both on our planet and beyond the clouds.

The Little Book of Big Explorations is a collection of some of the most daring and eye-opening adventures in history that have changed the way we view the world, as well as a look at what’s still to be discovered. Our insatiable curiosity has driven our survival as a species and can be charted through the centuries by these incredible voyages of discovery.

Publication Date: 14/11/2019

Price: £5.99

ISBN: 9781789290806

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

This is a book about expedition, adventure, our thirst for knowledge and pushing the limits of human endurance.

From the navigational instruments that have led us through unknown lands, to the advanced engineering that carried us into the depths of the ocean, to the rocket science that propelled us into space, science and adventure have always been inextricably linked. Both are at the heart of everything we now know about the complex universe we find ourselves in.

From the groundbreaking sea voyage in 1735 that settled the debate raging between Descartes and Newton about the shape of the earth to the balloon ride that led to the discovery of cosmic rays, we have pushed the limits of what’s possible, both on our planet and beyond the clouds.

The Little Book of Big Explorations is a collection of some of the most daring and eye-opening adventures in history that have changed the way we view the world, as well as a look at what’s still to be discovered. Our insatiable curiosity has driven our survival as a species and can be charted through the centuries by these incredible voyages of discovery.

About the Author

Jheni Osman is a science presenter, journalist and author. Her books include 100 Ideas That Changed the World (BBC Books) and The World’s Great Wonders (Lonely Planet). She writes for BBC Focus magazine, and presents for BBC Radio 4’s Costing the Earth and SciTech Voyager for TRT World. She is former Editor of BBC Focus magazine. Before that she played tennis professionally, representing Great Britain, playing at junior Wimbledon and modelling for Nike. Her love of wildlife and adventure developed while growing up in the Caribbean. She has travelled extensively, lived in Istanbul, been involved in conservation projects, swum with whale sharks and climbed to the summit of Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc.

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