Kari Herbert

  • Une célébration de l'exploration, du voyage et de l'aventure racontée à travers les plus beaux carnets de croquis et journaux de bord des explorateurs.
    Du XVIe siècle à nos jours, ce livre dévoile, à travers leurs carnets, les aventures de 70 découvreurs intrépides, capables de sillonner les hautes montagnes comme les déserts arides ou les forêts tropicales, parfois dans des conditions extrêmes.
    Nous partons ainsi à la rencontre d'Adela Breton, qui s'engouffra dans la jungle mexicaine afin de répertorier les monuments mayas comme personne auparavant, d'Alexandrine Tinne, disparue lors de sa tentative de traversée du Sahara en solitaire, la première de l'histoire en tant que femme, ou encore du célèbre Roald Amundsen, le premier homme à avoir atteint le pôle Sud, un mois avant le malheureux Scott, persuadé d'avoir été le pionnier.
    Explorateurs, cartographes, botanistes, artistes, écologistes et anthropologues, excentriques ou visionnaires, hommes et femmes, tous ont été des défricheurs dans leurs catégories. Quelques explorateurs contemporains, dont Wade Davis, nous font en outre part de leurs réflexions sur l'art de l'exploration.

  • Anglais Heart of the Hero

    Herbert Kari

    Fascinating and hugely enjoyable' -Sir Ranulph Fiennes. 'Heart of the Hero' gives a compelling insight into the lives of some of the world's most famous explorers, through the eyes of the women who inspired them to achieve great things. Author Kari Herbert explores the unpredictable, often heartbreaking stories of seven remarkable women who were indispensable companions, intrepid travellers and sometimes even the driving force behind our best-loved polar heroes, including Scott and Shackleton. Drawing on her own unique experience as the daughter of a pioneering polar explorer, and using extracts from previously unpublished historic journals and letters, Herbert blends deeply personal accounts of longing, betrayal and hope with tales of peril and adventure.

  • In 1911 the world was watching, waiting, hoping, attention focused on a desolate spot at the very end of the earth, as two men raced to conquer the South Pole. A hundred years after Roald Amundsen's triumph and Robert Scott's tragic demise, our fascination with the Antarctic remains as acute as ever. On the centenary of their epic expeditions, this book traces our search for the South Pole, from the earliest encounters with Antarctica's icy waters, through the Heroic Age to modern times. In addition to the words of Scott and Amundsen, vivid descriptions from the logbooks, journals and narratives of pioneers such as Carsten Borchgrevink, Ernest Shackleton and Douglas Mawson provide first-hand experiences of this enigmatic and unforgiving region. In our own times, there is commentary from modern explorers and travellers, writers and scientists, who explain what the South Pole means to them. Among those featured are Edmund Hillary, Vivian Fuchs, Ranulph Fiennes and Borge Ousland. Stunning images by Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley, and from the personal collections of explorers and adventure photographers, as well as contemporary ephemera and artefacts, illustrate the hardships of life on the ice. The authors have woven together the narrative of this enduring human quest with individual stories to place the Scott-Amundsen race in historical context and consider its legacy in the manhaulers, extreme skiers and adventure tourists of today. In the 21st century the South Pole remains an international stage for ambition and personal endeavour. For anyone who has felt the pull of this magnetic place - this is the book for you.

  • We are explorers extraordinary women who discovered the world /anglais Nouv.

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