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Great exploration hoaxes

David Stuart Roberts

Great exploration hoaxes

by David Stuart Roberts

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Published by Sierra Club Books in San Francisco .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Explorers -- Biography.,
  • Impostors and imposture.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographies and index.

    StatementDavid Roberts.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG200 .R6 1982
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 182 p., [6] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages182
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4112290M
    ISBN 100871563258
    LC Control Number80027331

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      In his book Great Exploration Hoaxes, David Roberts says there is considerable evidence that Cabot was a con man who never even left England. Two . Proven hoaxes. These are some claims that have been revealed, or proven definitively, to be deliberate public hoaxes. This list does not include hoax articles published on or around April 1, a long list of which can be found in the "List of April Fools' Day jokes" article.A–F. Cedric Allingham, fictitious author who wrote a book about meeting the pilot of a Martian spacecraft.

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Great Exploration Hoaxes book. Read 14 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. An investigation of ten famous exploration hoaxes, from Se /5. "Great Exploration Hoaxes" is an brief, entertaining investigation into a sampling of celebrated feats of exploration and survival that probably weren't so real after all.

Author David Roberts was a highly competent mountaineer in the s and 's; he has since become a prolific and capable writer. This edition is a reprint of the /5(9). "Great Exploration Hoaxes" is an brief, entertaining investigation into a sampling of celebrated feats of exploration and survival that probably weren't so real after all.

Author David Roberts was a highly competent mountaineer in the s and 's; he has since become a prolific and capable writer/5(9). However, this book is definitely a departure, and reads like a series of well-written research papers - which I guess, in essence, they is nothing wrong with Great Exploration Hoaxes.

Great exploration hoaxes book is a good read and I recommend it, especially if you are interested in what history says versus what actually happened.4/5(4). Get this from a library. Great exploration hoaxes. [David Roberts] -- An investigation of ten famous exploration hoaxes, from Sebastian Cabot's disputed North American voyage of to Donald Crowhurst's desperate, suicidal bid to win the single-handed sailboat.

The Modern Library Exploration series edited by Jon Krakauer has what are some of the best books on the topic of exploration. GREAT EXPLORATION HOAXES is the newest in a series that has already contained such titles as THE BRENDAN VOYAGE by Tim Severin and THE MOUNTAINS OF MY LIFE by Walter Bonatti.

Spanning years of history, Great Exploration Hoaxes tells the spellbinding stories of ten men who pursued glory at any cost even the truth. Acclaimed author and explorer David Roberts delves deeply into the psychology behind the stunt and asks why these individuals, all of whom were exceptionally able, would perpetrate fraud on such a grand.

Get this from a library. Great exploration hoaxes. [David Roberts] -- Spanning years of history, this book tells the spellbinding stories of ten men who pursued glory at any cost, even the truth. "Great Exploration Hoaxes" is an brief, entertaining investigation into a sampling of celebrated feats of exploration and survival that probably weren't so real after all.

Author David Roberts was a highly competent mountaineer in the s and 's; he has since become a prolific and capable writer. This edition is a reprint of the /5(12).

Great Exploration Hoaxes by David Roberts,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(91). Jon Krakauer selected this account of "breathtaking acts of deceit" by early explorers for his Modern Library Exploration series, partly because it goes far in explaining why its subjects (few of them cowards) would try so hard to convince others (or themselves) of their phony accomplishments.

Well-known travel-writer Jan Morris, in her short introduction, notes the incredible pathos to. Editions for Great Exploration Hoaxes: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Hardcover published in 1. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA City New York Donor bostonpubliclibrary EditionPages: Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Great Exploration Hoaxes by David Roberts (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay.

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To learn more about the deceptions of historical adventurers, read Great Exploration Hoaxes, by David Roberts, in which the author discusses. Great exploration hoaxes Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English.

Includes bibliographies and index Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to :   However, Carew's stunt is just the latest in a long line of literary hoaxes, from Shakespearean 'discoveries' to flying saucer frauds Thu 15 Nov Author: Guardian Staff.

An investigation of ten famous exploration hoaxes, from Sebastian Cabot's disputed North American voyage of to Donald Crowhurst's desperate, suicidal bid to win the single-handed sailboat circumnavigation race in /5(1). I read a book last week entitled Great Exploration Hoaxes by David Roberts.

The ten hoaxes are: The ten hoaxes are: Sebastion Cabot and the Northwest Passage. Great Exploration Hoaxes (Book): Roberts, David: Tells the stories of ten explorers who made reportedly false claims about their pioneering achievements, including Admiral Byrd, Robert Peary, and Dr.

Cook; and examines the reasons why these men staged such elaborate hoaxes.A “captain” about whom little is known prior toSamuel Adams was a huckster with grand ambitions, according to David Roberts, author of Great Exploration Hoaxes.

Whether or not he believed it himself, Adams made the claim in a letter to the secretary of war Edwin Stanton that, apart from previously impassable rapids at Boulder Canyon.The Moon has its share of conspiracy, including people who think NASA faked the Apollo Moon missions in the s and ’70s.

Missions like the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, which have taken pictures of the Apollo landing sites while orbiting ~30 miles above the rugged lunar terrain, make it much harder to remain a doubter; today there are extremely well characterized, high resolution images.