Explorers' Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure by Kari Herbert

Into the Wild

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.

Title : Explorers' Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure
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ISBN : 1452158274
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Jerrie (redwritinghood) rated it ★★★★☆

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,...

Philip rated it ★★★★★

February 24, 2018

UPDATE: Okay, so I haven't quite finished this - as noted before, this is something that should be read over a number of weeks, 2-3 entries at a time. But I'm almost done; and I just couldn't deal with my 1000th read book being the "graphic novel" (i.e., comic book) version of Game of Thrones. -...

Lorraine rated it ★★★★★

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...

Honza rated it ★★★★★

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...

Jamie rated it ★★★☆☆

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!

Peter rated it ★★★☆☆

February 20, 2018

Beautiful book, featuring excerpts from 70 explorers' field journals and notes. Many are beautiful; some are more interesting than others. I enjoyed browsing the book. The reproduction quality is good, but the illustration captions are in an imitation-typescript that I found really hard to read. T...

JaumeMuntane rated it ★★★★★

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...

Lynda rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Melinda rated it ★★★★★

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...

Cat rated it ★★★★☆

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...

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