Griffith Taylor: Visionary, Environmentalist, Explorer
1 Jan 2008
National Library of Australia
Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880-1963) was a geographer, anthropologist and world explorer. His travels took him from Captain Scott's final expedition in Antarctica to every continent on earth, in a life that stretched from the Boer War to the Cold War. Taylor's research ranged from microscopic analysis of fossils to the 'races of man' and the geographic basis of global politics. This timely biography is a copiously illustrated account and analysis of Griffith Taylor's remarkable life. It explores what drove this 'long, lean, lanky' man to such extremes: geographically, intellectually and politically.