The epic true story of the first ever international scientific expedition to discover the shape of the earth
Nicholas Crane was born in Hastings, but grew up on the rugged coast of Norfolk. He is an award-winning writer, journalist, geographer and explorer. He has presented BAFTA winning, BBC TV series Coast, Great British Journeys, Map Man and Town. His previous books include, Great British Journeys, Clear Waters Rising, Two Degrees West and Mercator- The Man Who Mapped the Planet. He writes for the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian and the Sunday Times. And, he has travelled extensively in Tibet, China, Afghanistan, Africa and he identified and visited for the first time the geographical Pole of Inaccessibility, the point on the globe most distant from the open sea, in the Gobi Desert. He now lives London with his wife and children.
This wonderfully readable and rollicking story of adventure and scientific exploration is as gripping as any novel. Full of big ideas and even bigger personalities, it's a book that sparkles with intelligence and wit * Alex Preston, author and journalist *