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  • Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror Expedition by Gillian Hutchinson
    Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror Expedition (English, Paperback) Gillian Hutchinson

    The story of Sir John Franklin's fateful expedition in HMS Erebus and HMS Terror of the North-West Passage in 1845, and the eventual discovery of the ships' wrecks in 2014 and 2016.

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  • Fatal Passage by Ken McGoogan
    Fatal Passage (Paperback) Ken McGoogan

    The true story of the remarkable John Rae - Arctic traveller and Hudson's Bay Company doctor - FATAL PASSAGE is a tale of imperial ambition and high adventure. A remarkable story of courage and determination, FATAL PASSAGE is Ken McGoogan's passionate redemption of Rae's rightful place in history.

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  • Alexander von Humboldt by H. Walter Lack
    Alexander von Humboldt (English, Hardback) H. Walter Lack

    Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander von Humboldt, one of history's great scientists and explorers.

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  • The Land Beyond by Leon McCarron
    The Land Beyond (English, Hardback) Leon McCarron

    There are many reasons why it might seem unwise to walk, mostly alone, through the Middle East. That, in part is, is exactly why Leon McCarron did it.

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  • Frozen in Time by John Geiger
    Frozen in Time (English, Paperback) John Geiger, Owen Beattie

    The Franklin expedition was not alone in suffering early and unexplained deaths. This title makes the case that this illness was due to the crews' overwhelming reliance on a new technology, namely tinned foods.

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  • An Unsung Hero by Michael Smith
    An Unsung Hero (English, Paperback) Michael Smith

    Now available in a fresh, new format, this is the story of the remarkable Tom Crean who ran away to sea aged fifteen and played a memorable role in Antarctic exploration. An unforgettable story of triumph over unparalleled hardship and deprivation does justice to this enigmatic figure.

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  • Ice Ghosts by Paul Watson
    Ice Ghosts (English, Hardback) Paul Watson

    The true story of the greatest mystery of Arctic exploration-and the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge that led to the shipwreck's recent discovery.

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  • RGS The Great Explorers by Beau Riffenburgh
    RGS The Great Explorers (English, Hardback) Beau Riffenburgh

    Covering professional explorers, botanists hunting for undiscovered plants, missionaries spreading Christianity into unexplored regions, female explorers, and the aristocratic and down-right eccentric, this book takes you to a world still waiting to be discovered.

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  • The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck
    The Log from the Sea of Cortez (Paperback) John Steinbeck

    In 1940 Steinbeck sailed in a sardine boat with his great friend the marine biologist, Ed Ricketts, to collect marine invertebrates from the beaches of the Gulf of California. The expedition was described by the two men in Sea of Cortez, published in 1941.

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  • The Endurance by Caroline Alexander
    The Endurance (Paperback) Caroline Alexander

    One of the best survival stories illustrated with Frank Hurley s superb expedition photographs

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  • Shackleton (A Ladybird Expert Book) by Ben Saunders
    Shackleton (A Ladybird Expert Book) (Hardback) Ben Saunders

    Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Shackleton is a clear, simple and enlightening introduction to perhaps the most extraordinary survival stories of all time....

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  • Ice Ghosts by Paul Watson
    Ice Ghosts (English, Paperback) Paul Watson

    The true story of the greatest mystery of Arctic exploration-and the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge that led to the shipwreck's recent discovery.

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  • In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
    In Patagonia (English, Paperback) Bruce Chatwin

    Beautifully written and full of wonderful descriptions and intriguing tales, In Patagonia is an account of Bruce Chatwin's travels to a remote country in search of a strange beast and his encounters with the people whose fascinating stories delay him on the road.

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  • Coronation Everest by Jan Morris
    Coronation Everest (Paperback) Jan Morris

    Offers an intimate evocation of the famous of all mountaineering exploits and the old-fashioned Fleet Street scoop.

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  • Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent by Jason Wilson
    Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent (English, Paperback) Alexander von Humboldt

    One of the greatest 19th-century scientist-explorers, Alexander von Humboldt traversed the tropical Spanish Americas between 1799 and 1804. By the time of his death in 1859, he had won international fame for his scientific discoveries, his observations of Native American peoples and his descriptions of the flora and fauna of the continent'.

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  • Captain Cook and the Pacific by John McAleer
    Captain Cook and the Pacific (English, Hardback) John McAleer, Nigel Rigby

    British Royal Navy Captain James Cook's voyages of exploration across and around the Pacific Ocean were a marvel of maritime achievement, and provided the first accurate map of the Pacific. The expeditions answered key scientific, economic, and geographic questions, and inspired some of the most influential images of the Pacific made by Europeans.  Now readers can immerse themselves in the...

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  • Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness by Ibn Fadlan
    Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness (English, Paperback) Ibn Fadlan

    Between the ninth and fourteenth centuries, Arab travellers such as Ibn Fadlan journeyed widely and frequently into the far north, crossing territories that now include Russia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. This title offers an illuminating insight into the world of the Arab geographers, and the medieval lands of the far north.

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  • Geology and Landscape Evolution by Joseph A. DiPietro
    Geology and Landscape Evolution (English, Paperback) Joseph A. DiPietro

    Geology and Landscape Evolution: General Principles Applied to the United States, Second Edition, is an accessible text that balances interdisciplinary theory and applications within the physical geography, geology, geomorphology and climatology of the United States. The vast diversity of terrain and landscape across the United States makes this an ideal tool for geoscientists worldwide who...

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  • James Cook: The Voyages by William Frame
    James Cook: The Voyages (Paperback) William Frame, Laura Walker

    This landmark book is published to coincide with a major exhibition marking the 250th anniversary of Cook's first voyage.

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  • Sikunder Burnes by Craig Murray
    Sikunder Burnes (English, Paperback) Craig Murray

    A fascinating new biography from the author of Murder in Samarkand, which has sold over 15,000 copies

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