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Robin Hanbury-Tenison - Page 2

Worlds Apart - An Explorer's Life

ISBN 1590481631

 

 

 

“To have followed a dream and seen it become a reality, to have achieved more than I knew I had in me has meant more to me than the comfort and security of a conventional life.”

Robin Hanbury-Tenison’s life has been one of extremes. From the peace of his Cornish farm, he has ventured out again and again into some of the most remote and dangerous regions on earth. Recounted in his best-selling books, his adventures in the deserts and jungles of Africa, South America and the Far East are exciting, hair-raising and sometimes hilarious.

But in addition to his intrepid adventures, Robin’s affinity with, and concern for, threatened tribal peoples led him to help found Survival International — and it is this intensifying battle to preserve the quality of life under threat from developers and machines that infuses his autobiography with a passion and conviction that makes it impossible to put down.

Named by the Sunday Times in 1982 as “the greatest explorer of the past 20 years”, Robin has been on over 24 expeditions, including as leader of the Royal Geographical Society’s largest expedition, taking 140 scientists to study the rainforests of Sarawak.

He is a Gold Medallist of the Royal Geographical Society and an International Fellow of the Explorers Club.

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Mulu:  The Rainforest

ISBN 159048164X

 

 

 

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak, Borneo, is one of the most remote and untouched regions of tropical rain forest left in the world.

In 1977 Robin Hanbury-Tenison and a team of scientists began a study of this beautiful yet hazardous terrain - a dense virgin forest teeming with exotic new species and home to the nomadic Penan tribe. With its breathtaking network of caves, lush hidden valleys, and spectacular mountain range, Mulu proved to be one of the most valuable regions of natural beauty left in the world.

Now the Mulu National Park remains virtually intact while the tragic destruction of the surrounding area stands as yet another example of the senseless exploitation of our planet.

Mulu was the first popular book to bring to the world’s attention the significance of the rain forests to our fragile ecosystem. It is a timely reminder of our need to preserve them for the future.

Named by the Sunday Times in 1982 as “the greatest explorer of the past 20 years”, Robin has been on over 24 expeditions, including as leader of the Royal Geographical Society’s largest expedition, taking 140 scientists to study the rainforests of Sarawak.

He is a Gold Medallist of the Royal Geographical Society and an International Fellow of the Explorers Club.

 

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The Rough and The Smooth

ISBN 1590482085

 

 

 

 

This is the incredible story of two journeys in South America. Neither journey had been attempted before — both were considered impossible!

In 1958 Robin Hanbury-Tenison and his great friend, Richard Mason, drove a jeep 6,000 miles from the East to the West Coast of the continent. Six years later, despite the fact that Richard Mason had by then been killed by South American Indians on a second expedition, Robin returned to complete his second journey from the mouth of the Orinoco to the River Plat at Buenos Aires. At first he had the company of the explorer Sebastian Snow, but for most of the hazardous three-month trip he travelled alone, in a small rubber dinghy.

The discomforts, dramas and almost insurmountable difficulties which threatened both these expeditions through country often known as “The Green Hell” are described by the author in a refreshingly down-to-earth style, with clarity and humour. His vast resources of courage are glossed over but his indefatigable determination to succeed is obvious throughout the book, and it was this characteristic which undoubtedly enabled him to overcome the countless set-backs, break-downs, physical hardships, near starvation and all the inevitable dangers existing in large areas of uncharted jungle.

 

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