In Adventurous Dreams, Adventurous Lives, 120 outstanding individuals representing a who''s who of international exploration recall the indelible moment in their youth when the dream that launched their remarkable lives was born. As they recount the turning points to fulfilling those dreams - often overcoming enormous physical, emotional or other obstacles - we learn how incredibly inspirational their lives are.
Included are Meave and Louise Leakey, Buzz Aldrin, Robert Ballard, balloonists Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Lucy discoverer Don Johanson, Jack Horner, Sue Hendrickson, JeanMichel Cousteau, the Ra''s Capt. Norman Baker, George Bass, Eugenie Clark, Richard Fisher, Trieste''s Don Walsh and Nobel laureate Charles H. Townes.
That 24 of these dynamic individuals are Canadian - such as paleontologists Philip Currie and Eva Koppelhus; Survivorman Les Stroud; Sea Hunter Jim Delgado; National Geographic explorerinresidence Wade Davis; veteran climber Pat Morrow; circumnavigatorsbyhumanpoweralone Colin Angus and Julie Wafaei; photographers Pat and Rosemarie Keough; and naturalist Robert Bateman - is testament to Canada''s significant contribution to world exploration.