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A gripping collection of true stories of danger, survival and cunning such as the explorers who first ventured across the Gobi Desert and the exciting story of Lawrence of Arabia. Stories are accompanied by maps, illustrations and a glossary of desert words. Full of brave, desperate and foolhardy attempts to conquer the most desolate places on Earth, these stories are bound to amaze and inspire. With Usborne Quicklinks to specially selected websites to find out more.

Book information

Key Stage
KS2 E, H
Gill Harvey

Press reviews

“The best thing about this book is the variety of stories. I like adventure-themed books and normally I read lots of fiction adventure, so it was nice to read factual stories, which were no less exciting.”


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