National Geographic have reprinted a series of adventure & exploration classics. The usual suspects are included; Lewis & Clark, Cherry-Garrard, Howard Carter etc.

I’ve read a couple and the original text has been left unaltered, with an introduction clearing up errors and revisionist thinking. Hiram Bingham’s discovery of Machu Pichu in Peru highlights the necessity of this approach. Bingham mistakenly confused Machu Pichu with the Inca stronghold of Vilcabamba and went to the grave believing he had discovered the site of Manco Inca’s exiled stand against the Conquistadors. The introduction adds biographical data and subsequent archaeological evidence to disprove the theory, but justifies the author’s thinking in the context of the times.

Amusingly, a notice on the website says, “Your purchase saves animals”