A World of Her Own. 24 Amazing Women Explorers and by Michael Elsohn Ross PDF

By Michael Elsohn Ross

ISBN-10: 1613744412

ISBN-13: 9781613744413

The tales of 2 dozen interesting woman explorers, from quite a lot of eras, cultures, races, and financial backgrounds, are profiled during this enjoyable and academic source. all the ladies profiled overcame many hindrances to meet her interest and passions, together with Eleanor Creesy, who was once a ship's navigator within the 1800s; Kate Jackson, an insatiable investigator of venomous snakes whose paintings has led her to distant Africa and Latin the US; and Constanza Ceruti, the world's in basic terms lady high-elevation archaeologist, who consists of out excavations at the Earth's maximum peaks in dangerously skinny air and subzero temperatures. supplying not just very important historic context but in addition unique interviews with many exciting glossy explorers, this who is who of ladies explorers will supply thought to ultra-modern younger women drawn to nature, technological know-how, and a actual problem.

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Most women back then considered themselves old at the age of 45, but not Annie. She was poised to accomplish even more spectacular climbs of loftier peaks. With payment she received from the New York World to write a newspaper story, Annie organized an expedition to the summits of Popocatepetl and Orizaba in Mexico. Despite these two volcanoes being much higher than the Matterhorn, ascending them was a less dangerous affair: neither required technical climbing on rock face. In 1897, when Annie reached the summit of Orizaba, the third highest peak in North America, she broke the record for the highest elevation yet attained by a female climber.

Despite these two volcanoes being much higher than the Matterhorn, ascending them was a less dangerous affair: neither required technical climbing on rock face. In 1897, when Annie reached the summit of Orizaba, the third highest peak in North America, she broke the record for the highest elevation yet attained by a female climber. When the ascent of Popocatepetl didn’t match the “death defying” feat promoted by the newspaper, Annie’s article described her climb as more dangerous than it actually was.

The grave had been blasted open with dynamite by treasure hunters, and many of the ancient objects inside had been stolen. The mummy, preserved for so long in its grave, was left in pieces on the mountaintop. The team carefully salvaged the mummy’s remains and collected the few ceremonial objects left behind. Any doubts Constanza had about removing these ancient artifacts from mountaintop tombs were erased by the acts of those grave robbers. She knew that, unlike treasure seekers, when she and her colleagues brought back human remains and ancient artifacts to museums, those items would be protected for others to view and study.

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