Exploration

{ "b" : "Pathfinders: A Global History Of Exploration," , "cite" : "by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Oxford University Press, €36.75."}

16th December, 2006

{ "b" : "Pathfinders: A Global History Of Exploration," , "cite" : "by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Oxford University Press, €36.75."}

There is an academic feel to this book, written as it is by a professor of history and published by the Oxford University Press.

Fernandez-Armesto focuses on nine periods of exploration, rather than individuals, which makes it less engaging than the usual tales of derring-do. But its subject, exploration from ‘‘the first trail finders’’ to ‘‘the narrowing horizon’’ of the...

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