Douglas Palmer Fortune & Glory

ISBN 13: 9780715329580

Fortune & Glory

9780715329580: Fortune & Glory

"Fortune & Glory" follows the exploits of the intrepid and sometimes piratical adventurers who put life, limb and reputation at risk in the discovery of some of the world's best-known historical monuments.From 4004BC to the 21st century, "Fortune & Glory" chronicles all of the major discoveries these awe-inspiring explorers have made, through vivid first-hand accounts, maps, images and captivating commentary.Learn about the evidence of our ancestors and the birth of man, explorations and adventures in the classical world and empires in Egypt and Africa. Follow Howard Carter into the tomb of Tutankhamun, Hiram Bingham into the lost city of Machu Picchu, and discover how Heinrich Schliemann turned myth into history when he found the legendary city of Troy.From early mavericks and amateurs to the science of modern archaeology, "Fortune & Glory" will make you marvel at the courage, vision, resourcefulness, innovation and perseverence of the real-life Indiana Joneses.

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About the Author:

Douglas Palmer is a renowned science writer and lecturer. He is the author of a number of best-selling books on archaeology, evolution, fossils and pre-history. His most famous publication is DK's Earth, which has sold over 20,000 copies. Dr Nicholas James DipEA, MA, PhD is a consultant in the management and interpretation of historical resources. He has carried out research on the archaeology and social anthropology of Mexico and Guatemala over the course of 25 years. Giles Sparrow has written numerous articles on archaeological and architectural wonders. He is the editor for Seven Million Years - a book on the evolution of the human species and the story of its discovery from the 18th century onwards.

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