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Another Fine Mess

by Tim Moore

<p>Lacking even the most basic mechanical knowhow, Tim Moore sets out to cross Trumpland USA in an original Model T Ford. Armed only with a fan belt made of cotton, wooden wheels and a trunkload of ‘wise-ass Limey liberal gumption’, his route ...

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Canyons of the Colorado

With linked Table of Contents

by John Wesley Powell

<p>John Wesley Powell was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and ...

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Climb to the Lost World

Through dense Guyanian rainforest to the towering summit of Mount Roraima with Don Whillans and Joe Brown

by Hamish MacInnes, OBE

<p>Over 9,000 feet up on the top of <strong>Mount Roraima</strong> is a twenty-five mile square plateau, at the point where Guyana’s border meets Venezuela and Brazil. In 1973, Scottish mountaineering legend <strong>Hamish MacInnes</strong> ...

ISBN: 9781911342298

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Climbing Mt Saramati

From Myanmar and India with travel on the Chindwin

by David Sayers

<p>Today, its once fierce headhunting colourful Naga tribespeople are welcoming, and for anyone seeking travel in remote areas it would be hard to beat this border country since its rugged terrain and hill top villages still see few outsiders. ...

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Coming into the Country

Travels in Alaska

by John McPhee

<p>‘John McPhee is celebrated in America and all but unknown in this country. The volume I love most is Coming into the Country, an account of Alaska and the Alaskans. His genius is that he can write about anything.’ - Robert Macfarlane In this ...

ISBN: 9781907970733

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Driving Miss Norma

by Tim Bauerschmidt

<b>'A life-affirming book' <i>Daily Mail<br><br></i></b><b><i></i><b>'An uplifting personal story of a year lived like no other' </b><i><i>Daily Express<br></i></i></b><br>Two days after her husband of sixty-seven years dies, nonagenarian Miss ...

ISBN: 9780552174251

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Easter Island

The Mystery Solved

by Thor Heyerdahl

<p>Easter Island is one of the most remote places in the world, and with its huge, mysterious statues, it has puzzled archaeologists for centuries. How were the statues made and moved in a pre-mechanized age, by whom and why? Thor Heyerdahl made

ISBN: 9780285642836

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El Dorado And Other Pursuits

by Evan S Connell

<p>Evan S. Connell explores the quixotic obsession with the new, the hidden, the unattainable that burns in an individual's soul.</p> <p>Each essay is an extraordinary account of passionate pursuit by legendary explorers, visionaries, and ...

ISBN: 9781473520837

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Expeditionary Anthropology

Teamwork, Travel and the ''Science of Man''

by Martin Thomas & Amanda Harris

<p>The origins of anthropology lie in expeditionary journeys. But since the rise of immersive fieldwork, usually by a sole investigator, the older tradition of team-based social research has been largely eclipsed. <em>Expeditionary ...

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Explorers and Their Quest for North America

by Philip J Potter

<p>On 11 October 1492 the sun set on a clear Atlantic Ocean horizon and the night was cloudless with a late rising moon. As the lookouts high in the riggings of Christopher Columbus’ three ships strained their eyes into the golden light of the ...

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Eyewitness Accounts With Scott in the Antarctic

by Herbert Ponting

<p>'Mr Ponting has it in his power greatly to delight!' Lady Kathleen Scott Herbert Ponting was the photographer on Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition to the Antarctic in 1910 - 13. Based at the expedition hut at Cape Evans, Ponting spent the

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Finding Eden

A Journey into the Heart of Borneo

by Robin Hanbury-Tenison

<p>Fifty years ago the interior of Borneo was a pristine, virgin rainforest inhabited by uncontacted indigenous tribes and naïve, virtually tame, wildlife. It was into this ‘Garden of Eden’ that Robin Hanbury Tenison led one of the largest ever ...

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Great Desert Explorers

by Andrew Goudie

<SPAN STYLE= "" >Desert exploration, like climbing Everest or polar expeditions, is not for the faint-hearted, and many of the vivid tales within this fascinating biographical history end in tragedy. However, the informative and absorbing ...

ISBN: 9781900971461

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Icy Graves

Exploration and Death in the Antarctic

by Stephen Haddelsey

<p>EVER since Captain Cook first sailed into the Great Southern Ocean in 1773, mankind has sought to push back the boundaries of Antarctic exploration. The first expeditions tried simply to chart Antarctica’s coastline, but then the Sixth ...

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Icy Graves: Exploration and Death in the Antarctic

by STEPHEN HADDELSEY

Highlighting the true heroism of Antarctic explorers, the dangers they face and the equipment used to prevail. It is no secret that the Antarctic is one of the most dangerous, forbidding places for explorers to step foot in. The terrain is ...

ISBN: 9780750982559

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Kamet Conquered

The historic first ascent of a Himalayan giant

by Frank Smythe

Frank Smythe??????s fascinating book Kamet Conquered tells of his successful bid to make the first ascent of Kamet (7,756 metres) in 1931. Through Smythe, an experienced high-altitude mountaineer, the reader experiences all the tension, fatigue,

ISBN: 9781910240618

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Mischief among the Penguins

Hand (man) wanted for long voyage in small boat. No pay, no prospects, not much pleasure.

by H.W. Tilman & Tom Cunliffe

<p><em><strong>‘Hand (man) wanted for long voyage in small boat. No pay, no prospects, not much pleasure.’</strong></em></p> <p>So read the crew notice placed in the personal column of <em>The Times</em> by <strong>H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman</strong> ...

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Mischief in Patagonia

An intolerable deal of sea, one halfpennyworth of mountain

by H.W. Tilman

<p><em><strong>'So I began thinking again of those two white blanks on the map, of penguins and humming birds, of the pampas and of gauchos, in short, of Patagonia, a place where, one was told, the natives’ heads steam when they eat ...

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Mountains of Tartary

Mountaineering and exploration in northern and central Asia in the 1950s

by Eric Shipton

<p>In Undiscovered Scotland climbing and mountaineer W.H. Murray transports the reader to the wilds of Scotland, exploring the hills and climbing on ice, rock and snow. Murray, a former prisoner of war, is relishing his freedom – all the sweeter

ISBN: 9781910240625

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Muir and More

John Muir, his life and walks

by Ronald Turnbull

<p><strong>John Muir</strong> – a life, but also a hike. <strong>Muir</strong> is 200 miles of high-level granite and pine, but also the inventor of a clockwork self-awakening bed and the American national park system. <strong>Muir</strong> is ...

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