My Life as an Explorer download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sven Hedin

My Life as an Explorer download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sven Hedin year 2001
  • Book name: My Life as an Explorer
  • Author: Sven Hedin
  • Release date: 2001/7/25
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9781590480762
  • Rating: 9.02 of 10
  • Votes: 243
  • Review by: Bjorn Haskins
  • Review rating: 7.94 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/9
  • Total pages: 548
  • Includes a PDF summary of 53 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: This is that rarest of books, the one you grab when the house is on fire, or you're about to be marooned on a desert island with nothing else to read. Sven Hedin was not only one of the greatest explorers of the nineteenth century, he was also a brilliant storyteller. Nowhere does the Swedish author tell a tale of excitement, adventure, danger, travel, and hair-raising escape like he does in 'My Life as an Explorer.' Written in an engaging anecdotal style, Hedin explains how he first went to Persia in 1885. Even this first trip was full of mishaps, as he nearly lost his life riding across the snow-covered Elbruz mountains during a fierce snow-storm. Yet Hedin miraculously survived and went on to meet the Shah of Persia. Thus was set the pattern for his remarkable future, which was one part royalty and ten parts danger. 'My Life as an Explorer' regales the reader with almost more adventure than one can bear to read. Hedin raids the burial grounds of a secret Asian sect. He courts disaster with the Emir of Bokhara. He climbs accursed mountains in China, discovers lost cities in the Gobi desert, infiltrates Tibet, outwits Torgut bandits, and of course becomes close friends with royalty from Peking to London, including the rulers of both the Russian and British empires. In short Hedin lived a life so full of adventure and escape that merely reading about it is exhausting. Illustrated with dozens of his own drawings, this remains the single most exciting adventure travel book written in the early twentieth century.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 27H33M8S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Geographical Discovery & Exploration, Biography: General, Travel Writing, Autobiography: General
  • Available formats: WORD, ODT, EPUB, JPG, TIFF, PDF, DOC, TXT. Compressed in ARJ, LZ, BZ, RAR, TAR.XZ, ZIP
  • Download servers: Koofr, Dropbox, Torrent, MEGA, 4Shared, BitShare, Data File Host,, Microsoft OneDrive
  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 45.09 USD
  • Dimensions: 193x235x30mm
  • Weight: 984g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Glasgow

More books of 2001

More books in English

More books of the genre or collection Travel and Holiday Guides