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

    The true 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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  • Jungle of Stone by William Carlsen
    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 understanding about human history.

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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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  • 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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  • The Great Explorers by Robin Hanbury-Tenison
    The Great Explorers (English, Paperback) Robin Hanbury-Tenison

    A beautifully illustrated survey of 500 years of exploration told through a series of biographical portraits of forty of the most outstanding men and women who discovered our world.

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  • When Montezuma Met Cortes by Matthew Restall
    When Montezuma Met Cortes (English, Hardback) Matthew Restall

    A dramatic rethinking of the encounter between Montezuma and Hernando Cortes that completely overturns what we know about the Spanish conquest of the Americas On November 8, 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes first met Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, at the entrance to the capital city of Tenochtitlan.

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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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  • Great Nadar by Adam Begley
    Great Nadar (English, Paperback) Adam Begley

    A dazzling, stylish biography of a fabled Parisian photographer, adventurer, and pioneer....

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

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

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  • Voyages of Discovery by Tony Rice
    Voyages of Discovery (English, Hardback) Tony Rice

    Voyages of Discovery is a mesmerising visual record of ten of the world's most significant natural history expeditions.

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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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  • 1421 by Gavin Menzies
    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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  • Never Quit by Jimmy Settle
    Never Quit (English, Paperback) Jimmy Settle

    Now in paperback, the epic memoir of an Alaskan para-rescue jumper, Special Forces Operator, and decorated war hero.

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

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

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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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  • The First Crossing of Greenland by Fridtjof Nansen
    The First Crossing of Greenland (Paperback) Fridtjof Nansen

    This new paperback edition is a compact abridgement of the comprehensive two volumes of journals written by Fridtjof Nansen during his daring crossing of Greenland. At the time, no one had ever succeeded in or even seriously thought about penetrating the icy depths of Greenland or any polar region.

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  • James Cook: The Voyages by William Frame
    James Cook: The Voyages (Hardback) 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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  • Visual Voyages by Daniela Bleichmar
    Visual Voyages (English, Hardback) Daniela Bleichmar

    An unprecedented visual exploration of the intertwined histories of art and science, of the old world and the new

    $42.25 $50.00
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