Great Adventurers of the 20th Century


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Revised and Updated 2nd Edition

Have you ever hungered for adventure? Now, you can accompany nineteen adventurers on their record-setting trips. Explore the earth from its deepest spot with Jacques Piccard to the top of its highest peak with Edmund Hillary, and even into the atmosphere by helium balloon with Ben Abruzzo. Mush with Roald Amundsen to the South Pole, crawl through tight cave passages with John Wilcox, and kayak the Amazon River with Piotr Chmielinski. Geography comes alive through recent history of exploration, or just relax to a good story before you sleep.

About the Author: Ronald Tagliapietra

In his teens, Ron Tagliapietra’s favorite books were Kon-Tiki and Hillary at Everest. These led him to adventures of his own such as skydiving in Arizona, spelunking in Illinois Caverns, rafting the Chattooga River, and snorkeling in Hawaii. His favorite climbs are Mt. Rainier in Washington, Longs Peak in Colorado, Mt. Lyell in California and Mt. Thielsen in Oregon. He holds a doctorate in Education and has written many books including guidebooks to waterfalls, Waterfalls of the States, and to the highest mountains in the Southeast, The Southern Sixers. He has recently released a book of twelve extraordinary survival stories entitled: Extreme Survival.

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