Alastair Humphreys’ Great Adventurers

Publisher: Big Picture Press

Did you know that when Dervla Murphy was 30, she set off on her simple, not-at-all-fancy bicycle and cycled from Dunkirk to Delhi? Or that she once crossed a river when the bridge had broken by holding onto a cow? What about prolific traveller Ibn Battuta, who left Morocco on a donkey aged 21 and didn't come home for 30 years?

This is an inspiring introduction to 20 adventurers and explorers from the last 700 years, all of whom inspired the author to go adventuring himself, including four years of cycling around the world. Each adventurer's story is illustrated over two double-page spreads, featuring maps, stats, recipes, mini comics, kit lists, to-do lists and diary entries that are fascinating practical insights into the daily life of an adventurer.

Reminding us that you do not need to be extraordinary or a genius to go on an adventure - you simply have to go - this book will encourage readers to live more adventurously, think a little more boldly and go a little further themselves.

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