The Adventurer's Handbook is a light–hearted romp through the history of exploration, using the style of a how–to manual with tips, techniques and instructions on all kinds of adventures and expeditions.
This book is packed full of useful information – such as what to do if you are attacked by an anaconda (you wait until it has swallowed you up to your knees and then you reach up and cut its head off ), how to always have a fresher pair of underpants, how to deal with a charging lion, and how to find water in the desert. At its heart are the tales of derring–do, survival, and endurance such as Wilfred Thesiger's crossing of the Empty Quarter, an enormous, little–explored stretch of desert in Southern Arabia, the Kon–Tiki expedition, the search for the source of the Nile, Freya Stark's travels with the Bedouin in the 1940s, or Shackleton's antarctic expedition.
Tales of mutiny, solitude, leadership, crisis management, and the spirit of competition make this a fascinating and entertaining read.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 11 / 2007
- 197 x 130mm