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Jari-chan
Roald Amundsen | Tor Bomann-Larsen
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Pickpick

@PuddleJumper - I did it! This was my #roll100 for... August? July? I don't remember, but I'm so glad I finally got to read this book. Yes, I took my time, but it was worth it. Amundsen won't be our favourite hero, and Bomann-Larsen isn't afraid of showing his dark sides along his good ones. I only wished there would've been more information about his time on the Poles, but apart from this it's an excellent biography.

PuddleJumper Yay! That's great! 4d
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Larkken
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Low pick. I can‘t help but feel that if the author wanted to write a book about the actual native people who were/are active in exploration culture, they should have done so instead of writing yet another glowing biography of Burton & shoehorning Bombay into the afterword.

Photo from https://www.rgs.org/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?nodeguid=fafd5305-a83d-4083-90e0-3d456... (Royal Geographic Society) where there is a small bio of Bombay.

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ImperfectCJ
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I appreciate the way Grann allows the story to unfold by alternating between the earlier explorations of the Amazon and his own. He inserts himself into the narrative more than I prefer, but he's self-aware enough that it's not too distracting. I also appreciate how he neither vilifies nor apologizes for the egotism and Eurocentrism of previous explorers but instead makes his point by juxtaposing their views with those of modern archaeologists.

KCofKaysville @ImperfectCJ Liked the book but not the movie! 4w
ImperfectCJ @KCofKaysville I didn't know there was a movie. It was bad enough that Tom Holland as Jack and Angus Macfadyen as Murray couldn't save it? Oof, that's bad! 4w
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ImperfectCJ
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I explored 5 of the 7 bridges on the San Diego Seven Bridges Walk this morning while listening to the tagged book and getting ridiculously sweaty thanks to this heat wave, which seems appropriate while listening to a book about expeditions in the Amazon rain forest.

BarbaraBB Sounds like a great hike! 4w
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sprainedbrain
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If I‘m going to read nonfiction, this is the kind I need: really good narrative storytelling with fascinating subject matter. Grann does an excellent job weaving his two timelines (Fawcett‘s life leading up to his disappearance in the Amazon in 1925 and Grann‘s own journey to the green hell on Fawcett‘s trail) together. The number one thing I learned: stay the hell out of the Amazon.😱

Great on audio.

#InvolvesAnExploration #Booked2022

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ErinSueMreads Did not know this was a book! I loved the movie! 1mo
sprainedbrain @ErinSueMreads I‘ve wanted to watch the movie for so long… but I stick to my stupid book-first rule. Now I can! 😂 1mo
ErinSueMreads That's hilarious. I have a pretty strict movie-first rule 🤣🤣🤣 1mo
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sprainedbrain @ErinSueMreads that sounds way more fun than my rule. 😆 1mo
ErinSueMreads I'm not spoiler sensitive so I don't have to worry about that and I am ALWAYS disappointed by the movie, so if I watch it first the book adds to something I liked, rather than me hating the movie for taking away things I loved from the book. Figured that out with hunger games. It's not fool proof but I've got like a 90% satisfaction rating on it 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 1mo
KateReadsYA Hey ill be sending you paybacks a witch by early next week! How'd you like witches steeped in gold?? 1mo
sprainedbrain @KateReadsYA I liked it! Which reminds me… @Pogue I sent it your way yesterday. 😃 1mo
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MerlinTheSlightlyAwkward
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This book is a wonderful summary of many women around the world involved in the wild world of #STEM
#KatherineJohnson (pictured here with one of my favourite quotes) will always have a special place in my heart 💔
#womenofscience #nonfiction #YA #science #space #exploration

“Never be limited by other people‘s imaginations” -Mae Jemison, Doctor and Astronaut

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Blackink_WhitePaper
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This is the first book I read about polar expedition. It is interesting to read about the history, adventurous journey & the hardships faced by the explorers. But the writing style was not for me, felt fragmented or too many details. It was hard to read about killing of innocent animals 😞 It is informative. Audio narration is good 3⭐️/5

#doublespin #July #wrapup #nonfiction2022
#IamaDisaster #audiobook #nonfiction

TheAromaofBooks I can't remember - have you read Endurance? That was very popular last year with the menfolk in my family, they all passed it around and discussed it 😂 I'm not a big fan of explorer/harrowing journey tales - so stressful! 😆 2mo
Blackink_WhitePaper @TheAromaofBooks No I haven‘t read it. I will definitely check it . Thanks for the recommendation 💐🥰 2mo
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Jari-chan
Roald Amundsen | Tor Bomann-Larsen
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My book for next months #roll100 has arrived and I've already started to read it (couldn't wait 🤭). This will be another one I'll take my time with, since it's about 700 pages strong.

I know I'm not quite playing by the rules, but I'm so glad for this challenge because it makes me read all the books on my TBR I'm secretly scared of 😅

@PuddleJumper

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SirReadsalot1776
Pickpick

This work focuses on the pursuit of finding the source of the Nile by a cast of unique personalities. Not my favorite of Millard's works. It had a lot more betrayal then adventure in it. Nevertheless, the story is very interesting and engaging at times and is well worth the read.

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Purpleness
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As you can probably tell from the number of quotes I‘ve posted from this book, I really liked this one. I thought it did a good job of balancing details (some of them surprising!) and a broad overview of the long history of the Hudson‘s Bay Company from its founding to the end of its monopoly.

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