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Latitude

The astonishing adventure that shaped the world

Nicholas Crane

Latitude
Latitude

Latitude

The astonishing adventure that shaped the world

Nicholas Crane

Paperback | English
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Description

This wonderfully readable and rollicking story of adventure and scientific exploration is as gripping as any novel. Full of big ideas and even bigger personalities, it's a book that sparkles with intelligence and wit

This wonderfully readable and rollicking story of adventure and scientific exploration is as gripping as any novel. Full of big ideas and even bigger personalities, it's a book that sparkles with intelligence and wit

Crane has a rare knack for showing people things they really ought to see across space and time without them having to get out of their chair. Latitude applies his trademark blend of pace, rigour and attention to enticing detail, in order to fill in a key segment of historical and geographical knowledge

Latitude is a thrilling story of courage, survival and science. It's an extraordinary, visceral and vivid read

A story for our times

An amazing story

Nicholas Crane was born in seaside Hastings, grew up in rural Norfolk and learned winter mountaineering in snowy Scotland. Between 2015 and 2018, he was president of the Royal Geographical Society. He is an award-winning writer and geographer who is well-known for his television work as lead presenter for BAFTA winning series Coast, Great British Journeys, Map Man, Britannia and Town. He is the author of more than ten books that include: Clear Waters Rising, Two Degrees West, Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet, The Making of the British Landscape and You Are Here, A Brief Guide to the World. He has written for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and The Sunday Times. Nick has travelled in all seven of the world's continents. With his cousin, Dr Richard Crane, he identified and visited for the first time the geographical Pole of Inaccessibility, the point on the globe most distant from the open sea. He lives in London.

Specifications

  • Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
  • Pub date
    May 2022
  • Pages
    272
  • Theme
    Biography: adventurers and explorers
  • Dimensions
    198 x 129 x 17 mm
  • Weight
    217 gram
  • EAN
    9781405947343
  • Paperback
    Paperback
  • Language
    English

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