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Mission Explore was featured in The Guardian G2 kids section yesterday, 5 August under the headline How to be an Explorer. And they are asking any of you kids out there to send photos in from your adventures to email@example.com – so get out there and show them what guerilla geography is all about.
“For all our sakes we need more children falling off branches, getting lost in forests and getting stuck inside trees. The message is simple; it is more risky not to go into the woods. It is dangerous for not only the health of the individual but the world.
Recently the media has been wrapped up in a blanket of stories about cotton-wool kids.”
This was the beginning of a fascinating blog post on the Stanfords Bookstore website, written by Daniel Raven-Ellison of The Geography Collective. You can read the entire blog here: http://www.stanfords.co.uk/articles/blog/the-geography-collective-get-lost-kids,229,AR.html
And please pre-order your copy/ies of MIssion:Explore off these pages as well. For every two you buy a third copy WILL be donated to kids who can’t afford their own copy.
Can of Worms Kids Press is joining up with the fantastic folks behind the Crystal Palace Children’s Books Festival to be held on 23rd October. Two missions are being published in the October issue of The Transmitter magazine, and anyone completing the missions will get a prize or great Love Outdoor Play sticker.
IT’S TIME TO EXPLORE! Mission:Explore contains 102 missions that challenge you to (re)discover our world. Become a guerilla explorer and extreme missioner with missions that defy gravity, see the invisible and test your mental agility. CLICK HERE to see a sample
Buy a copy for just £6.00 including P&P (normal price £7.99 plus P&P). Each illustrated mission will challenge you in daring new ways. Draw, rub, smear, write, scrape and print your findings and achievements as you complete each mission. LOOK INSIDE…if you dare!
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Serial adventurer and Eye Books author Alastair Humphreys embarked upon the Three Peak Challenge with Help for Heroes veteran Major Phil Packer and BBC Presenter, Kate Silverton. Keep an eye out for them on the Sport Relief coverage this weekend on the BBC.
And you can read the first 90 pages of Alastair’s Mood of Future Joys online with this Eye Books online eBook:
Serial adventurer, he’s currently walking around the M25 in the worst winter conditions in 50 years, and Eye Books’ author Alastair Humphreys will be talking at the Adventure Show at the end of this month, Sunday 31 January 2010.
Described as “The first great adventure of the 21st Century” by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Alastair will be talking about his epic circumnavigation of the world by bike recounted in his two books: Moods of Future Joys and Thunder & Sunshine. (Alastair will also be talking at the National Geographic this month, details to come). You can check out Al’s blog, read about his cycling adventures by reading Moods of Future Joys and Thunder & Sunshine, or read about the wisdom he gained on his journey by reading Ten Lessons From the Road. Buy by using the buttons below.
For details on the adventure show go here: http://www.adventureshow.co.uk/visitor_information_show_features_talks_best_adventure.php
Time : 14:00 till 14:45
Where : Theatre 2
Around the world by bike. By Alistair Humphreys, Adventurer
Aged 24 Alastair Humphreys left England to cycle round the world. His journey along the length of the Earth’s three great land masses [Africa, the Americas, and Eurasia] took more than 4 years to complete. He has written three books about his adventure.
The Shell Chester Literature Festival is in its 21st year, and they have invited one of our authors, the fantastic Alastair Humphreys, to give a talk. As well as being the author of three books, Al is a talented speaker, with the President of the Royal Geographical Society saying, “with the possible exception of Sir David Attenborough, that was the best lecture, and the longest applause that I have heard in the past 15 years.”
You can check out Al’s blog, read about his cycling adventures by reading Moods of Future Joys and Thunder & Sunshine, or read about the wisdom he gained on his journey by reading Ten Lessons From the Road. Buy by using the buttons below.
The revised edition of Peter Burden’s News of the World, Fakes Sheikhs & Royal Trappings, received attention in The Guardian, today. Burden’s revised publication contains the scoop behind the Max Mosley case and reveals the other side of claims in the Fake Sheikh’s autobiography. It also bares all on the B&B naturists, which is what drew the interest of The Guardian’s Media Monkey, who reported that,
The revised edition of Peter Burden’s book… features two controversial pictures newly inserted by the author, one of which Monkey would rather forget. It shows the paper’s chief reporter, Neville Thurlbeck, reclining in a state of unfortunate undress, his blushes saved only by pixelation. Expect a torn-out page and an errata slip from the publisher if News International heads to the courts once again.
If you wish to view Media Monkey’s full post regarding Peter Burden’s book, you may do so by clicking here.
Waseem Mahmood, author of Good Morning Afghanistan, is again showing us how the media can be used for good with his new project, Ye Hum Naheen. What started out as a song became a worldwide anti-terrorist movement, with more than 62 million people in Pakistan signing up. In his own words, Waseem explains why he decided to take action.
The inspiration for the song came from my children who were tired at the way a minority of misguided young people were vehemently putting forward a message of radicalization and terrorism that was at odds with what the majority of Muslims believe. It was time to re-address the imbalance, and from the smallest child to the oldest person, Yeh Hum Naheen sought to give a voice to the voiceless. [...] The objective of the Yeh Hum Naheen foundation is to build on the essence of Islam as a faith that promotes tolerance, peace and harmony removing prejudices within the community and amongst non-Muslims around the world.
The Independent has published an article about the phenomenal success of Yeh Hum Naheen, including an interesting interview with Waseem.