Discover the extraordinary history and thrilling frontiers of exploration with this gorgeously illustrated guide from The Explorers Club, the esteemed home of the world's most prominent explorers.
The discovery of the North and South Poles. The summiting of Everest. The moon landing. The (largely unknown) birth of climate change science. These are just some of the stories from The Explorers Club, the organization that, since its inception in 1904, has pushed the envelope of human curiosity.
This guided tour of The Club’s most riveting journeys includes hundreds of photos and fascinating anecdotes about The Club’s distinguished members, including Teddy Roosevelt, Neil Armstrong, and Jane Goodall. From the darkest depths of the ocean to the highest points on Earth and to outer space and beyond, this book shares not just the inspirational history of modern exploration, but also reveals how it has evolved and continues to be relevant—even urgent—today.
The Explorers Club is a multidisciplinary professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research, scientific exploration and resource conservation. Headquartered in New York City with a community of Chapters around the world, they has been supporting scientific expeditions of all disciplines, and uniting our members in the bonds of good fellowship since 1904.
“Readers will be invigorated by these tales of against-the-odds grit and determination . . . which are accompanied by striking full-color photos, ship logs, and maps. Armchair adventurers, take note.”—Publishers Weekly