The Last Secrets


Read by Steven Seitel

(3.7 stars; 5 reviews)

The author, John Buchan, maintains that "the main lines of the earth's architecture have been determined" during the first two decades of the twentieth century, and all that remains is but "amplifying our knowledge of the groyning and buttresses and stone-work." In this history of exploration, he tells of nine of those momentous final discoveries that placed the earth's last big secrets firmly on the map, from the mysterious "cloud city" of Lhasa, to the slopes--but not yet the summit--of Mount Everest. - Summary by Steven Seitel (6 hr 29 min)

Chapters

00 Dedication and Preface 6:47 Read by Steven Seitel
01 Lhasa 38:57 Read by Steven Seitel
02 The Gorges of the Brahmaputra 16:28 Read by Steven Seitel
03 The North Pole, Part 1 39:51 Read by Steven Seitel
04 The North Pole, Part 2 21:06 Read by Steven Seitel
05 The Mountains of the Moon 30:43 Read by Steven Seitel
06 The South Pole, Part 1 35:47 Read by Steven Seitel
07 The South Pole, Part 2 33:04 Read by Steven Seitel
08 Mount McKinley 41:22 Read by Steven Seitel
09 The Holy Cities of Islam 37:31 Read by Steven Seitel
10 The Exploration of New Guinea 29:01 Read by Steven Seitel
11 Mount Everest, Part 1 29:25 Read by Steven Seitel
12 Mount Everest, Part 2 29:37 Read by Steven Seitel