Science: Young Explorers

Young Explorers Terry. "We found our water and shot our food, in a country people thought no vehicle could ever pass through. The blacks in that district live on snakes, kangaroos and grubs. If there is no rain, the animals die, and the natives die too."

Thus laconic Michael Terry, "world's youngest explorer" (aged 25), concerning the trek he and a companion made across the northern hinterland of Australia two years ago. Last week, he departed London for another journey to the antipodes, this time as special envoy of the Royal Geographical Society to...

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