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  John Hemming (explorer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Hemming (born 1935) is a Canadian-born explorer and author.
Hemming was born in [Vancouver - because his father had been through the trenches in the First War, saw the Second coming, and wanted him born in North America.
Subsequently, in 1975, John Hemming became Director and Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, a post he held until 1996.
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 Evening Standard (London): Doctor Hemming, I presume   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Hemming, a courteous, soft-spoken man in his sixties, has nothing against the great 19th century explorers.
According to Dr Hemming, expeditions come into two categories: _ "There are the A to B journeys, and then there are those that consist of scientific project work in the field.
Hemming himself has had malaria twice, been lost in the Amazonian jungle, swept downriver in swirling rapids, had log bridges collapse under him, and lost his expedition leader, ambushed and killed by an Indian hunting party.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4153/is_19981016/ai_n11882504   (1253 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/John Hemming (explorer)
Hemming was born in Vancouver but educated in the UK, at Eton College and the University of Oxford.
When his first book, The Conquest of the Incas, was published in 1970, it was widely believed that it was by a famous historian using a pseudonym, so high was the level of scholarship.
(Hemming at the time was only a B.A.) Subsequently, in 1975, John Hemming became Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, and later its Director, a post he held until 1996.
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 Amazon.com: The Conquest of the Incas: Books: John Hemming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A writer, explorer, and anthropologist, he is a member of the Royal Geographic Society and has traveled extensively in all continents, crossing the Sahara and Syrian deserts and taking part in a major exploration of a previously unknown part of Brazil.
Hemmings is clearly sympathetic to the Incas (it is almost impossible not to be), but he gives due credit to the do-or-die bravery of the Spanish, who rarely if ever backed out of a fight, even after the Incas' revised tactics had greatly evened the odds.
John Hemming's "Conquest of the Incas" is a fascinating and detailed read of how Francisco Pizarro and his brotherhood of sixteenth century conquistadors wantonly crushed Peru's Inca Indian civilization.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0156028263?v=glance   (2068 words)

 Sharks, Extraterrestrial Life, Myths and More
John McMichan, recently retired from the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, will lend advice on healthy traveling, based on his years as a ship’s surgeon in Asia.
John Billingham, who will be on board until February 9, will explore another fascinating topic.
Stanley Spielman, sailing from January 22 until March 1, is a Fellow of The Explorer’s Club and the Royal Geographical Society of England.
www.travellady.com /Issues/Issue71/seabourn.htm   (536 words)

 Cruising World - Reveries on A Walk to Machu Picchu
The Conquest of the Incas, by John Hemming.
Hemming, like Frost, has a deep love for Peru and writes without the pretentious grandstanding found in autobiographical accounts of the explorer-looters who put Machu Picchu on the world’s map.
Hemming is that rare historian who has a droll appreciation for the foibles of the human condition.
www.cruisingworld.com /article.jsp?ID=201436&typeID=391&catID=553   (2986 words)

 Encyclopedia of Exploration: reviews. Howgego Hordern House
Howgego's success in capturing through the stories of these 19th-century wanderers and explorers the indomitability of the human spirit...
As it comes into the hands of researchers, students, historians, collectors, librarians and an armada of armchair adventurers this grand work will forever be their the first and best choice in learning.
And though he has followed the footsteps of the world's most influential explorers, in a sense he has ventured where no man has gone before.
www.hordern.com /publications/Howgego/explorersReviews.htm   (1057 words)

 MSN Encarta - Printer-friendly - Cook, James
As an explorer he finally laid to rest the concept of the Great Southern Continent.
Cook's scientific rigour can be seen in his accurate charting of coastlines and plotting of coordinates, opening a new era in European knowledge of the Pacific by decisively superseding the inaccurate and inconsistent information which had for so long impeded efficient exploration of the area.
Perhaps his most important continuing legacy is a model of contact between different cultures on a basis of humane understanding.
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Confronted by a set of previously unreported Inca buildings, which he immediately recognised as being of the finest possible construction, the American explorerís first action was not to describe them in his pocket notebook or to do a detailed plan, as might have been expected.
John Hemming The Conquest of the Incas (Harcourt Brace, 1970), revised edition (British Papermac 1995).
John Hemming and Edward Ranney Monuments of the Incas (Boston 1982)
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 John Hemming - TheBestLinks.com - Disambig, John Hemming (politician), John Hemming (explorer), ...
John Hemming - TheBestLinks.com - Disambig, John Hemming (politician), John Hemming (explorer),...
John Hemming, Disambig, John Hemming (politician), John Hemming (explorer)
This is a disambiguation page, i.e., a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
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 Lost City of the Last Stance, by Juliet Clough, the Daily Telegraph, London
High in the league of lost cities, Vilcabamba has seized explorers' imaginations in much the same way as Atlantis or El Dorado.
Seven of us, including the explorer John Hemming and a Peruvian archaeologist, Adriana von Hagen, have decided to follow the last of the Incas as they retreated deep into the jungled ravines of Vilcabamba.
A few American explorers mad their way to Espíritu Pampa earlier in the 20th century, but the positive identification of its jungle-suffocated ruins as those of the missing Vilcabamba proved elusive.
www.aracari.com /aracari/articles/lost.htm   (1339 words)

 MSN Encarta - Printer-friendly - Cook, James   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Cook, James (1728-1779), British naval officer, cartographer, and explorer, famous for his three great voyages of exploration in the Pacific Ocean and North American coastal waters.
Cook, popularly called Captain Cook, was born in Marton-in-Cleveland, England, the son of a farm labourer.
"Exploration in the Ancient World", "European Expansion", and "Exploration in the Modern World" in "Exploration, Geographical" were contributed by Shane Winser and John Hemming.
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Although criticized even to the present day for some of its more fanciful ideas and exaggerations, the book became the basis for some of the first accurate maps of Asia made in Europe.
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 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In 1991 a proposal to erect a statue of the explorer in San Diego's Balboa Park elicited a different view of Balboa and of the Spanish conquest, of which he, Christopher Columbus, Hernando Cortez, Francisco Pizarro and Gonzalo Jimenez de Quevada are primary exemplars.
While, through stealth, robbery and murder, the explorers obtained trivial amounts of gold from chiefs along the rivers, they did not venture into Dabaibe's grasslands and they lost most of their loot after Indians attacked and sank their canoes.
John Hemming, The Conquest of the Incas, Harcourt Brace and Co., New York, 1970, p.
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 BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Explorers uncover Incan 'lost city'
A team of explorers has discovered the ruins of a "lost city" in Peru, hidden in a remote mountain jungle and untouched for more than 500 years.
British writer and explorer Hugh Thomson said the site, more of a settlement than what we would understand as a city, was in a "remarkable state of preservation".
"This is an important discovery, because it is a sizeable centre of good-quality late-Inca masonry," said John Hemming, a well-known Inca expert and former director of the Royal Geographical Society.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/americas/newsid_2029000/2029466.stm   (451 words)

 CONSERVATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Naturalist and author John Muir believed that any commercial development of natural areas was inappropriate.
Muir’s philosophical approach to the environment was very different from Pinchot’s: Muir valued nature for its own sake and argued forcefully to protect species and preserve wilderness, whereas Pinchot was much more concerned with the use of natural resources to serve human needs.
Writings by explorer and naturalist John Muir, including his first book, The Mountains of California (1894), reflected his spiritual view of nature and his belief in the need for political protection of environmental resources.
www.blackhole.on.ca /CONSERVATION.html   (1848 words)

 Royalty.nu - Royalty in the Americas & the Caribbean - American Royalty
Almanach de Gotha 2004, Volume I: Genealogies of the Sovereign Houses of Europe and South America edited by John Kennedy and John E. James.
With 1,000 pages and a 7,000-name index, this edition is updated with latest births, marriages, deaths and addresses of the living members of the 200 royal and princely sovereign houses of Europe.
The Incan empire was conquered in the 16th century by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro.
www.royalty.nu /America   (2564 words)

 Instituto Machu Picchu
Portrait of an Explorer – Alfred Bingham, Atheneum, New York, 1963 Biography of Hiram Bingham by his grandson.
The Conquest of the Incas – John Hemming, Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, London, 1970.
Theories and observations by a renowned Andean explorer and high-altitude archaeologist.
www.imapi.org.pe /english/bibliografia.htm   (199 words)

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John "Caveman" Gray, SeaCanoe Founder, is in New York and Washington D.C. for the ASTA/Smithsonian Magazine Environmental Awards Program.
Caveman demos the Sea Explorer at Friday Afternoon and Saturday morning demos in New York City (Lower Manhattan) on Friday afternoon, May 22 and Saturday morning, May 23.
John Hemming, Director Emeritus, Royal Geographical Society &n bsp; &nb sp; &nbs p; ; * * * * * An Announcement For Your Message Board: John "Caveman" Gray, SeaCanoe Founder, is in New York and Washington D.C. for the ASTA/Smithsonian Magazine Environmental Awards Program.
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 Critical Praise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
John Hemming, author of "The Conquest of the Incas"
His account includes the observations of various thentieth-century explorers in the region.
Interwoven with the history is his own story of discovering the area and his gradual awareness of its vast untouched archaeological ruins.
www.blissnet.com /~sixpacmanco/praise.htm   (431 words)

 Whitley Strieber's Unknown Country
A team of explorers has discovered the ruins of a lost city in Peru that has been hidden in a remote mountain jungle for over 500 years.
British explorer Hugh Thomson and his team found the lost city, which he says is in a "remarkable state of preservation.” He’s amazed by his discovery and says, “You're only going to find a new Inca site once in your life."
In Inca times, the explorers say, there may have been a road linking Cota Coca to the Inca city of Choquequirao.
www.unknowncountry.com /news?id=1631   (324 words)

 Geographical: Last explorer of the Amazon: distinguished historian John Hemming profiles the career of Brazilian ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Geographical: Last explorer of the Amazon: distinguished historian John Hemming profiles the career of Brazilian explorer Sydney Possuelo, who was recently awarded a Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) gold medal for his work with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon.(Geopeople--Sydney Possuelo)@ HighBeam Research
Last explorer of the Amazon: distinguished historian John Hemming profiles the career of Brazilian explorer Sydney Possuelo, who was recently awarded a Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) gold medal for his work with the indigenous peoples of the Amazon.(Geopeople--Sydney Possuelo)
He has spent a lifetime in Amazonia, cutting through hundreds of kilometres of unexplored rainforest and travelling up unknown rapid-infested rivers; indeed, I know of no-one alive today who has penetrated more virgin territory than he.
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 In Wild Asia, Caravan to a River's Source   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
"We were at the watershed, at 16,300 feet," the explorer went on,
was the belief that explorers had visited and recorded the sources of four
John Hemming, director of the Royal Geographic Society in London,
www.tibet.ca /en/wtnarchive/1995/4/18-2_1.html   (972 words)

 FRONTLINE/WORLD . Brazil - Jewel of the Amazon - The conflict over Brazil's diamonds . PBS
Accompanying him as guide was the legendary Brazilian explorer Candido Rondon.
Pursuing a deep interest in the plight of the Brazilian Indians, John Hemming, author and onetime director of the Royal Geographical Society, writes about Portugal’s conquest of Brazil and the devastating impact of European settlers on indigenous Brazilians and their ancestral lands.
Hemming is currently working on a history of the Amazon.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/stories/brazil501/brazil501_additional.html   (2152 words)

 Gail's Biography Catalog A to I
The Life of the Rev. John W. De La Flechere: Compiled from the Narrative of the Rev. Mr.
John Stuart Mill and the Writing of Character.
John C. Calhoun and the Roots of War.
www.gailsbooks.com /fame.htm   (6296 words)

 Victor M. Ponce, geophagy, Alexander von Humboldt, John Hemming   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
See John Hemming's comments about this article at the bottom of this page.
This letter appeared in South American Explorer, 56 (Summer 1999).
I enjoyed Victor Ponce's piece on Alexander von Humboldt's noticing that the Otomac Indians of the Orinoco enjoyed eating earth ("Alexander von Humboldt on Geophagy," issue 55, Spring 1999).
ponce.sdsu.edu /geophagy.html   (349 words)

Guests aboard Seabourn Pride's cruises circumnavigating South America early next year will share their journey with renowned experts in fields as varied as history, biology, cultural anthropology, archeology, geographic exploration and the scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
British explorer John Harrison, sailing from February 16 until March 1, is the author of "Up the Creek: An Amazon Adventure." Despite its breezy title, the endeavor the book describes was characterized by John Hemming, Director of the Royal Geographical Society as "...
Harrison will regale Seabourn guests with lavishly illustrated tales of his adventures in uncharted territory.
www.lighthousetravel.com /News/sharks.htm   (636 words)

 rainforest news
The Royal Geographical Society announced today that a major new Inca site has been discovered in Peru by a group of British and American explorers.
John Hemming, an international authority on the Incas and a previous Director of the Royal Geographical Society, commented: "This is an important discovery.”
The leaders of the expedition, the American archaeologist Gary Ziegler and the British writer and explorer Hugh Thomson, went with a team of experts and muleteers into the Peruvian Vilcabamba beyond Machu Picchu.
www.amazonherb.net /corporate/rainforest_news.aspx   (124 words)

 In Search of Machu Picchu 1998
Managed by internationally recognized ornithologist and explorer, Barry Walker, The Manu Expeditions guides and staff have vast experience.
New American Library, 1961.(4)The Conquest of the Incas, John Hemming.
Hartcourt Brace 1970 (5) Pizarro, Conqueror of the Inca.
www.infohub.com /ARTICLES/adv_spe5.html   (2934 words)

 The Route To Active Lifestyle - Machu Picchu: Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas
What remains of the Inca legacy is limited, as the conquistadors plundered what they could of Inca treasures and in so doing, dismantled the many structures painstakingly built by Inca craftsmen to house the precious metals.
Remarkably, a last bastion of the Inca empire remained unknown to the Spanish conquerors and was not found until explorer Hiram Bingham discovered it in 1911.
He had found Machu Picchu, a citadel atop a mountainous jungle along the Urubamba River in Peru.
www.activeroute.com /index.php/trade/productinfo/ASIN/0300097638   (1101 words)

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