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The Myth of the Explorer

The Myth of the Explorer

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Beau Riffenburgh
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 235
  • Publication date: 1994
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Weight: 0.23 kg Note that the actual book cover may differ from the picture

Concentrating on exploration between 1855 and 1910, Beau Riffenburgh examines how the sensation-hungry Anglo-American press created the popular culture of the explorer. He reveals the subterfuge as well as the genuine bravery behind many great expeditions. Based on extensive original research, the book reassesses many explorers' reputations, making intriguing links between popular culture, the growth of science, imperialism and the role of the media.