As Told at the Explorers Club: More Than Fifty Gripping Tales of Adventure

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George Plimpton
Globe Pequot, Sep 1, 2005 - Travel - 464 pages
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Incorporated in 1905, The Explorers Club in its earliest years met in simple rented rooms. In 1965, the Club bought a Tudor-style mansion on East 70th Street in the historic Upper East Side, where it has remained ever since.

Celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2004, today The Explorers Club is an international society dedicated to the advancement of field research, scientific exploration, and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore.

This volume is dedicated to the spirit of exploration. Assembled by Club member and literary giant George Plimpton, As Told by the Explorer's Club will take you from Amundsen to Lindbergh, from the Arctic to Antarctica, and all points in between.
  

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Contents

Africa
1
Remembering the Zoological
15
Exploration Was Their Way of Life
27
Memories of the Last Crusade Lowell Thomas
35
There Is Such An Animal Patrick Putnam
47
Witehcraft Among the Zulus Carl Von Hoffman
57
Alaska
69
It Bears Telling Captain L Ron Hubbard
75
Traversing Arabias Rubal Khali Jens Munthe
227
Woman You Are a Beast J0rgen Bitsch
239
Yeti Expedition Thomas Baker Slick
247
Ruler of the Bush G Vic Hurley
253
Atlantic Ocean
261
Canada
269
Central America
275
Eyes in the Night Seymour Gates Pond
281

Arctic
83
At Close Quarters with a Polar Bear Anthony Fiala
95
Cannibalism in the Arctic
107
On Stefansson Roald Amundsen
115
Rescued from the Death Trap of the Arctic Hurt M McConnell
123
The Royal Road to Humdrum Vilhjalmur Stefansson
135
Asia
151
Cheetah Hunting Col C Suydam Cutting
167
The ElephantHeaded Deity Ganesh Stanley J Olsen
173
A Gobi Adventure Roy Chapman Andrews
183
An Emergency Descent of 7600 Meters
193
Over the Khyber to Kabul Lowell Thomas
211
Through the Wilderness of Northern Korea to the Long
221
Men Who Cant Come Back W E Aughinbaugh
289
The Capture of an Ant Army Herbert F Schwarz
295
Pacific Ocean
303
Will the Settlement Survive?
325
United Kingdom
343
W1ngs in the Storm Hugh Duncan Grant
359
Buried Alive Warren King Moorehead
379
Youthful Adventure Wilfred H Osgood
401
Hunting Wildlife with Pen and Palette Robert McCracken Peck
415
Remembering Lowell Thomas with Walter Cronkitc
431
Permissions Acknowledgments
447
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George Plimpton was the publisher and a founder and editor of the renowned literary magazine, The Paris Review. His books include Paper Lion, The Bogey Man, Open Net, Shadow Box, Mad Ducks and Bears, and Plimpton on Sports, all from The Lyons Press.

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