Explorers' Sketchbooks

Explorers' Sketchbooks

The Art of Discovery & Adventure

Book - 2017
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The sketchbook has been the one constant in explorers' kits for centuries of adventure. Often private, they are records of immediate experiences and discoveries, and in their pages we can see what the explorers themselves encountered. This remarkable book showcases 70 such sketchbooks, kept by intrepid men and women as they journeyed perilous and unknown environments--frozen wastelands, high mountains, barren deserts, and dense rainforests--with their senses wide open. Figuressuch as Charles Darwin and Sir Edmund Hillary are joined here by lesser-known explorers such as Adela Breton, who braved the jungles of Mexico to make a record of Mayan monuments. Here are profiles, expedition details, and the artwork of pioneering explorers and mapmakers, botanists and artists, ecologists and anthropologists, eccentrics and visionaries. Here is the art of discovery.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, 2017
ISBN: 9781452158273
Branch Call Number: 741.092 LEW 2017
Characteristics: 320 pages : illustrations (some color)
Additional Contributors: Herbert, Kari
Macfarlane, Robert


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Jun 28, 2018

The reproductions are good, but the type is small (or very small, in the case of the labels), so hard to read. Foreword good, but Intro only so-so. Binding already falling apart (made in China).

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