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What inspires explorers to push back the boundaries of the world? Why do they risk their lives in unforgiving conditions far from home? How do they survive at the limits of human endurance? Who are the great pioneers of land, sea and space? Robin Hanbury-Tenison will chart the great expeditions of the most outstanding men and women who discovered our world, from da Gama to Gagarin.