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  • Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness
    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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  • Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror Expedition
    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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  • Into the Wild
    Into the Wild (English, Paperback) Jon Krakauer

    The film tie-in edition of Jon Krakauer's classic account of a gifted young man who chose literally to walk away from his life.

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  • Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
    Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (Paperback) Alfred Lansing

    Adventure, shipwreck, storms and survival on the high seas.

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  • Fatal Passage
    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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  • Jungle of Stone
    Jungle of Stone (English, Paperback) William Carlsen

    Documents the true story of the nineteenth-century rediscovery of the Mayan civilization by American ambassador John Lloyd Stephens and British architect Frederick Catherwood, illuminating how their findings profoundly changed Western understandings about human history.

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  • Tom Crean
    Tom Crean (English, Paperback) Michael Smith

    This revised pictorial biography celebrates the life of Tom Crean, a great Irish hero of Antarctic exploration in an age of epics of endurance and survival against the odds. Supported by complementary text, diary extracts and maps plus new information on Tom Crean's life, this is a lasting celebration of a true hero.

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  • The Journals of Captain Cook
    The Journals of Captain Cook (English, Paperback) James Cook

    Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. This title tells the story of these voyages.

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  • 1421
    1421 (English, Paperback) Gavin Menzies

    In 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. But by the time they returned home, Zhu Di had lost control and China was turning inwards, leaving the records of their discoveries to be forgotten for centuries.

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  • Climbing Everest
    Climbing Everest (English, Paperback) George Leigh Mallory

    First-ever collection of all of George Leigh Mallory's writings on climbing.

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  • Captain James Cook
    Captain James Cook (Paperback) Richard Hough

    An exciting and marvellously readable biography of Captain James Cook, the last of the great navigators.

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  • Personal Narrative of a Journey to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent
    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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  • The Forbidden Universe
    The Forbidden Universe (Paperback) Lynn Picknett, Clive Prince

    The fascinating exploration of the Hermetic origins of modern science and the secret agenda behind the search for the truth from the bestselling team of Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince.

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  • Fear
    Fear (English, Paperback) Sir Ranulph Fiennes

    'Fear and Sir Ranulph Fiennes, you'd be forgiven for thinking, go together like a snowstorm and a heat wave. Yet the man once described by the Guinness Book of World Records as the greatest living explorer turns out to be a normal person after all.' Radio Times

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  • Polar Mariner
    Polar Mariner (English, Paperback) Captain Tom Woodfield

    A dramatic story of true endeavour and exploration in the footsteps of the early pioneers. Navigating Antarctic seas for 20 years supporting British scientific stations, the author explored and surveyed the uncharted, ice-filled waters in often ferocious weather.

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  • The Land Beyond
    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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  • The Great Explorers
    The Great Explorers (English, Hardback) Robin Hanbury-Tenison

    Profiles forty of the worlds greatest explorers, from Europe, America, Asia and Australia.

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  • Ice Ghosts
    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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  • The Eternal Darkness
    The Eternal Darkness (English, Paperback) Robert D. Ballard, Will Hively

    "Featuring a new preface by the author."

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

    ** AN IDEAL STOCKING FILLER FOR YOUNG MINDS WHO LOVE EXPLORING. **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.Polar explorer Ben Saunders draws on his own experience of the Antarctic to bring to life the history, dangers and challenges of Shackleton's Endurance expedition. Inside,...

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