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20 Greatest Explorers of the World

Kalyani Mookherji (Author)

The urge to explore is an ancient one in the human species. The earliest explorations were driven by physical needs like food and shelter. But later with greater resources at their disposal, human beings became curious about their extended geographical environment and began to venture further from their safe zone.

Over time mankind began to recognize that with successful exploration came rewards. In fact access to virgin natural resources was one of the driving factors behind the Golden Age of Exploration during the 15th and 16th centuries when many significant discoveries were made about the geography of the Earth. Again in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, much of the exploration of Africa and Asia were driven by the need to discover and colonize new markets for goods made by European countries.

The 20 Greatest Explorers of the World traces these currents in the journey of human exploration by focusing on the most famous explorers in history as well as some lesser known names who are nevertheless responsible for charting new territories. Ranging from classical Greece to the mid twentieth century, traversing all parts of the globe and indeed beyond it, these explorers are testament to the fact that the desire to know and discover has inspired humans across time and space in history.

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About the author

Kalyani Mookherji

Kalyani Mookherji is an alumnus of Jadavpur University, Kolkata where she did her graduation and post-graduation in English. Having specialized in Post-Colonial Literature and Women’s Writing, she acted the National Eligibility Test in 2001 and for a brief while taught university students as a Research Scholar.

Since 2007, the author however has returned to her first love, writing. After a long stint in the digital world, she is now a full-fledged writer of books besides contributing to magazines. Her thoughts on all the varied aspects of life can be found at her blog www.alittlebettertoday.com where she regularly uploads posts on health, fitness, lifestyle and relationships.

Being married to an army officer, the author has practically travelled the length and breadth of India. As of now, she is located in New Delhi where despite being a busy Mom to a ten-year old, she finds time to pursue other interests in life like music, cooking and travel.

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Bibliographic information

Title 20 Greatest Explorers of the World
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788184303025
length 160p., Illustrations; 23cm.
Subjects History