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  • A Genuine and Moste Authentic Guide: Explorer
  • Written by Henry Hardcastle
    Edited by Dugald A. Steer
    Illustrated by Various
  • Format: Hardcover | ISBN: 9780763636487
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A Genuine and Moste Authentic Guide: Explorer

A Daring Guide for Young Adventurers

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Dare to venture into the unknown! A novelty-rich guide reveals the secrets to exploring all corners of the world, from jungles to oceans, from mountains to deserts to frozen tundra.

The year is 1930, and the president of the Society of Intrepid Explorers — inspired by great explorers throughout history — has laid out essential tips for all young adventurers determined to go where no modern human has gone before. Whether the goal is uncovering a lost civilization, finding a strange new species, or making a chance discovery along the way, here are the crucial (and interactive) tools intrepid readers will need to prepare for, navigate, and survive all manner of expeditions, as well as to imagine the world of possibilities just waiting to be explored.
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Dugald A. Steer, Editor: "With what trepidation I sat down to give my editorial attentions to what was clearly the masterwork of a very erudite man, should be obvious to all who read this book." So begins a letter, written in 1894, from Dugald Steer to an Oxford friend. The letter goes on to explain how a chance meeting with Dr. Ernest Drake at the BULL'S HEAD TAVERN in Dorking, Surrey, made him more than a little curious. Skeptical at first, he took up Dr. Drake's offer to meet him at his house and St. Leonard's Forest, and to attend one of the S.A.S.D. meetings in London. There, he became further involved in Dr. Drake's work, joining him on an expedition to Scotland to try and estimate the hunting range of the Dornoch Wyrm. As he writes, the trip was, "a cause of some emotion, as many of my relative, particularly the Ross branch, come from so near."

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