Books  General Natural History  Biography, Exploration & Travel 

The Myth of the Explorer

By: B Riffenburgh

240 pages, 8 pp plates

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Dec 1994 | #35196 | ISBN: 019285299X
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Hardback | Dec 1993 | #30029 | ISBN: 1852932600
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Examines how the Anglo-American press created the popular culture of the explorer as hero and patriot, whereas in reality many exploratory expeditions were tainted by deception, greed, incompetence, ignorance, and failure.

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