The Great Horizon
50 Tales of Exploration
Fifty stories of adventure and exploration over more than two hundred years of human history. The Great Horizon features those who set out to conquer new territories and claim world records alongside those who contributed to our understanding of the world all but accidentally. Published in association with the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, and with full access to their extensive records, the book includes unique images and insights from the RSGS archives, along with never-before seen material.
‘The result is a book you could easily sit down and read from cover to cover... A thoroughly worthwhile book...’
‘Jo Woolf has compiled a brilliant set of fifty short insights into the lives and achievements of some amazingly brave people... A great way to be introduced to the people behind the names we were introduced to as children: Scott, Amundsen, Heyerdahl and so many more.’
‘Unique images and never-before-seen material...’
‘Spanning 150 years of exploration and adventure, there's some weight to this book, and rightly so ... Through [Woolf's] words we get an inkling of what drove these pioneers, how they engaged with the people they met, and what it would have been like to journey alongside them.’