Worlds to Explore

Classic Tales of Travel and Adventure from National Geographic

By Mark Jenkins (Editor); Simon Winchester (Introduction by)
(National Geographic Society, Paperback, 9781426200441, 438pp.)

Publication Date: April 17, 2007

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"These stories are like potato chips; one is never enough, and they're all but impossible not to devour in rapid succession. Moreover, they lend themselves to repeat reading..." Library Journal

"Suiting the armchair as well as they did as long as a century ago, these articles will be popular indeed." Booklist

Worlds to Explore evokes that bygone era in which the pages of National Geographic were as close as most people could get to high adventure and faraway lands. The 54 tales reproduced here immerse today's readers in wonder and thrill of exploration before the age of mass tourism. Along with notable explorers such as Edmund Hillary, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and Teddy Roosevelt, other less famous travelers take us to places few Americans had ventured before. We follow as "An Unbeliever Joins the Hadj," trek "Across Tibet from India to China," and take "A Round Trip to Davy Jones's Locker."

Introduced by brief essays that provide context and perspective, these engaging selections speak for themselvesand trace the National Geographic Society's growth as it explored the unknown and brought it home to readers eager for knowledge of "the world and all that is in it."

About the Author
MARK JENKINS is a critically acclaimed author and monthly columnist for "Outside "magazine. He has written three award-winning, critically acclaimed books: "The Hard Way," "To Timbuktu," and "Off the Map," Before working for "Outside," he was the adventure/investigative editor for "Men's Health," Rocky
Mountain editor for "Backpacker," and a freelance journalist working in Africa for "Time," "Reuters," and other media. When he's not off adventuring, Jenkins lives in Laramie, Wyoming.

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, Atlantic, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa. In 2006, Mr. Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He lives in western Massachusetts.

Praise For Worlds to Explore

"These stories are like potato chips; one is never enough, and they're all but impossible not to devour in rapid succession... Highly recommended." –Library Journal

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