‘The Great Horizon’ by Jo Woolf
‘The Great Horizon – 50 Tales of Exploration’ by Jo Woolf
A beautiful hardback book telling the stories of 50 great explorers past and present. You’ll find many of the icons of exploration in here – Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen and Nansen – but also some of the lesser-known names, just as extraordinary in their vision and courage. Some of the explorers who received less of the limelight were, of course, women. Read about the travels of Isobel Wylie Hutchison, Fanny Bullock Workman, Isabella Bird and Annie Taylor, who stepped boldly across borders and showed just what women were capable of. Many present-day explorers are also included, among them Borge Ousland, Karen Darke and Craig Mathieson of the Polar Academy.
In her research, Jo has drawn widely on the records of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, which hosted many of these amazing people as guest lecturers and medal recipients and continues to support the work of modern-day explorers. She was also fortunate to be able to interview several explorers in person.
With a Foreword by Professor Iain Stewart, President of RSGS, and an Afterword by Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of RSGS. Published by Sandstone Press.
This book will be signed, and can be dedicated if you wish (please specify your request when ordering).