Any good books about explorers / exploring?

Question by journeymanjim: Any good books about explorers / exploring?
Hi, I was wondering if anyone can recommend any good novels about explorers, particularly ocean travel. Or nonfiction books/biographies about explorers during the age of discovery, ones with a lot of detail about the journeys they made. I’m writing a novel about some people who explore unexplored territory and wanted some inspiration from other books of this nature. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Diotima
Ocean Travel:
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift
Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

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One Response to Any good books about explorers / exploring?

  1. cjones1303 says:

    Try recent books on Ernest Shackleton who tried to reach the South Pole, but failed. And that’s when his adventure started. It depicts man against nature, and once in a while man wins.