Read Explorers' Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure Online Free - 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. Figures such 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.
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September 26, 2017
This book is gorgeous! It contains short biographies of various explorers and naturalists along with pages from their journals and sketchbooks that they kept on various outings. There are quick sketches, watercolors, photographs and written notes. This is a short read about some early explorers,...
September 13, 2017
Didn't really know what to expect when I took this book out st the library... simply caught my eye and thought it looked interesting. What I found was page after page of incredible journal entries of the worlds greatest explorers through the last several centuries and a brief entry about their wo...
February 19, 2017
Báječná kniha, která vás nadchne si psát cestovatelské deníky a pohlížet na svět kolem vás trochu jinak. Cestovatelé byli mnohdy větší hrdinové než kdokoliv jiný, protože se odvážili vyrazit někam, kam se nikdo jiný neodvážil. Tehdy to byli lidé, kteří cestovali nejen za poznáním sebe sama, ale i...
January 06, 2018
A beautiful book but more historical and dense that I was in the mood for; great for anyone interested in art and history though!
June 06, 2017
Este libro es una joya. Un tesoro.
Editado de forma espléndida, se recoge una selección de 70 exploradores con reproducciones de sus cuadernos de viaje. Resulta fascinante la atracción de estos cuadernos de viaje, ver las anotaciones manuscritas de famosos exploradores (Livingstone, las últimas p...
July 08, 2017
Yet another one of those beautiful, gorgeous books that I'm going to have to buy if I ever hope to give it the thorough reading and intense viewing and inspection that the sketchbooks in question really deserve. It makes me wonder about the pages that this book did NOT include. (And to wish that...
June 12, 2017
This was a thoroughly enjoyable book, one that warrants being picked up and read and examined in detail. It reminds me a great deal of "The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady". Before photography, people sketched and drew and painted their discoveries and their natural history findings. I enjoyed...
November 12, 2017
If you know me, you know I love a good journal, so I enjoyed this book a lot—it's beautiful and has so many cool things in it. A little heavy on Antarctica and a little light on female explorers, which was disappointing because I'm sure females explore and I'm also sure we write about our travels...
October 30, 2017
A wonderful book. It is mainly a coffee table browser with enough text to provide some context. Some of the sketches are remarkable, some are mundane all are inspirational. Some challenge me to become better at observation. Others show that aside from fame, I have a good hand with pen and ink.
June 27, 2017
Being an explorer may seem like a childhood fantasy, but it’s a real thing people do. We talk to Dr. Huw Lewis-Jones about some notable explorers of the past and ways you can see the world through fresh eyes yourself. Listen here: https://viewpointsradio.wordpress.com...