Foreword by Levison Wood, bestselling author of Walking the Nile A comprehensive, fascinating and inspiring gallery of the great adventures that changed our world. Throughout history there have been brave men and women who dared to go where few had gone before. They broke new ground by drawing on incredible reserves of courage, fortitude and intelligence in the face of terrible adversity. Their endeavours changed the world and inspired generations. Spanning several centuries and united by the common theme of the resilience of the human spirit, this is the ultimate collection of the stories of the intrepid explorers who forged new frontiers across land, sea, skies and space. 50 incredible journeys including; * Tenzing and Hillary's conquest of Everest * Neil Armstrong's giant leap * Christopher Columbus' new world * Amelia Earhart flying the Atlantic * gold fever in the Yukon * the hunt for a man-eating leopard in India Great Expeditions includes not only some of the most famous journeys in history but also introduces many more that ought to be more widely recognised and celebrated.
Alan Greenwood has held senior editorial roles at newspapers across the United Kingdom including The Scotsman and the Birmingham Post. He is a former editor of the Helensburgh Advertiser and the scotsman.com website. Great Expeditions was his first book. He is currently a partner in a public relations firm based in Dunblane, Scotland, which specialises in renewable energy development. He lives in Perthshire with his wife and two daughters and plays rugby for Bannockburn RFC.