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The Little Book of Big Explorations

Adventures into the Unknown That Changed Everything

Extent: 272 pages

Size: 178x129mm

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Price: £12.99

ISBN: 9781789290790

Categories: Science - History - Philosophy

About the Book

Inspiring accounts of remarkable adventures and scientific discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of our world and tested the limits of human endurance.

This is a collection of trailblazing journeys into the unknown that have had a profound effect on our understanding of the world, transformed the way we live and inspired generations. Each short chapter will focus on a groundbreaking journey and the scientific endeavour that made it possible, from the new navigational instruments used to discover a new country or hidden city, to the advances in engineering that have made it possible for us to explore the depths of the ocean, to the rocket science that has propelled us into space. From the moon to Mount Everest, this is a book about adventure, our thirst for knowledge and pushing the limits of human endurance.

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, BBC Inside Out 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.