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The Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book: Pit your wits against the world's greatest explorers

The Royal Geographical Society Enterprises Ltd Nathan Joyce

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BLINK Publishing
03 December 2019
Geography; Hobbies, quizzes & games; Trivia & quiz question books
The Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book will bring the rich and colourful history and content of this great institution to the printed page in the form of a challenging, informative and entertaining quiz book. Explore hidden routes, decipher geographical details and discover amazing facts as you work through over a century's worth of geographical wonder - from Shackleton to Livingstone, Darwin to MacArthur, Aston to Wood.

Comprising 50 unforgettable explorer profiles and expeditions retold through a set of increasingly difficult questions, the Society puzzle book is perfect for the budding geographer to the most veteran explorers and travellers. Throughout the book readers will be challenged to pit their wits against some of the world's most legendary explorers and answer questions on the complex nature of exploring and understanding our world. From Shackleton's three Antarctic expeditions to Ellen MacArthur's Vendee Globe solo race - readers are invited to test their geographical skills against some of the most experienced cartographers, geographers and explorers of all time.

Wonderfully designed and packaged, the book will also include a brief history of the world's most prestigious geographical society and include references to the institution's ongoing support and contribution to modern scientific exploration and global expeditions, as well as a selection of images from the Society's collection of over two million items. With a Foreword by a well-known past President the book will be a wonderful celebration of the history of exploration and the perfect gift for map lovers, history buffs and geographers everywhere.
By:   The Royal Geographical Society Enterprises Ltd, Nathan Joyce
Imprint:   BLINK Publishing
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   458g
ISBN:   9781788702966
ISBN 10:   1788702964
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   03 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

The world-renowned Royal Geographical Society(with the Institute of British Geographers) is the UK's learned society and professional body for geography, founded in 1830 for the advancement of geographical science. Nathan Joyce is a former editor of wildlife books and is now a freelance writer based in Brighton, UK. He has written several books including The History of Insults (Ryland Peters & Small, 2017), A Celebration of David Attenborough: The Activity Book (Pavilion Books, 2018) and The Big Book of Trump (Blink, 2018) and contributed to many others, including Chronologica: The Incredible Years that Defined History (Bloomsbury, 2016) and Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards (Blink, 2017).

Reviews for The Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book: Pit your wits against the world's greatest explorers

Here's another reason to love geography! The Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book is the subject at its most exciting. * Nicholas Crane, Immediate Past President of the RGS and author of The Making of the British Landscape * A wonderful collection of fiendish puzzles, tricky quizzes and extraordinary stories about some of the greatest explorers to have ever travelled the world. This is the perfect book for aspiring geographers, curious historians and map-lovers everywhere! * Alastair Humphreys, adventurer and author of The Boy Who Biked the World * This is a great puzzle book, for budding explorers and young adventurers. There's no better way to test your exploration skills without leaving the house! * Levison Wood, explorer and author of Walking the Nile and Walking the Himalayas *


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