Expeditions Unpacked is a book I didn’t know I needed in my life and now that it’s there I want 100 more just like it. This book covers 25 explorers who were the first to accomplish a goal in their field, such as the first person to climb Everest, walking the Amazon River, or the first human-powered circumnavigation of the globe, to name a few. Each entry has a list accompanied by illustrations of 20-30 items the explorer had with them on their journey. There are also pictures included throughout the book and they help you imagine what these adventures were like. I especially enjoyed the stories about women because I am a wuss and can’t see myself ever doing anything too adventurous (bugs love me) but it is fun to imagine where I would go and what I would pack. I would have liked to see a bit more variety as many of them seemed to focus on polar or mountain expeditions (they just made me cold) but this is still an excellent read, highly recommended.
I was given a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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