Dr. Betty Hagglund has spent many years studying and writing about exploration, and has published numerous books and articles on the topic. She grew up in the United States, not far from the spot where Lewis and Clark began their expedition, but now lives in England. She is a lecturer at the University of Birmingham, where she has taught courses on the history of travel and travel writing, and a Visiting Research Fellow at Nottingham Trent University, where she is involved with a research project on early 19th-century women explorers and scientists. A frequent traveler herself, she generally likes cold places better than hot ones, and would love to see Antarctica someday.
Epic Adventure: Epic Treks
by Betty Hagglund, illustrated by Peter Bull
From the earliest times, men and women explored their world. Some searched for trade routes, lost treasures, or new lands to colonize; others traveled as missionaries, to spread religious beliefs....