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Arctic Adventure - My Life in the Frozen North

by Peter Freuchen

Peter Freuchen's 1935 work gives an incredible account of his time spent living and exploring near the north pole. Lorenz Peter Elfred Freuchen (1886 – 1957) was a Danish author, explorer, journalist and anthropologist. He is well-known for his ...

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BOGOF!: Buy One (Road Trip) Get One Free

by Julian Summer

<p>NOT ONLY…..beer in Berlin, absinthe in Prague, baths in Budapest, Dracula in Transylvania, trenches in Gallipoli, a plethora of Greco-Roman ruins, fairy chimneys in Capadocia, lost cities, souks and castles in Syria, angry Kurds, absent ...

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Canyons of the Colorado

With linked Table of Contents

by John Wesley Powell

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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Coming into the Country

Travels in Alaska

by John McPhee

‘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;Liddle, Ramie; Bauerschmidt

'Bravo, Norma! I love you' Paulo Coelho Two days after her husband of sixty-seven years died, nonagenarian Miss Norma was diagnosed with cancer. When told about her treatment options - surgery, chemo and radiotherapy - she rose to her full five ...

ISBN: 9780593078914

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Easter Island

The Mystery Solved

by Thor Heyerdahl

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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In Search of the South Pole

by Huw Lewis-Jones & Kari Herbert

In 1911 the world was watching, waiting, hoping, attention focused on a desolate spot at the very end of the earth, as two men raced to conquer the South Pole. A hundred years after Roald Amundsen's triumph and Robert Scott's tragic demise, our ...

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It Was Snowing Butterflies

by Charles Darwin

<p><i>'The vessel drove before her bows two billows of liquid phosphorus'</i></p><p>A selection of Darwin's extraordinary adventures during the voyage of the Beagle </p><p>Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. ...

ISBN: 9780141398563

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It's on the Meter: One Taxi, Three Mates and 43,000 Miles of Misadventures around the World

by Paul Archer & Johno Ellison

<p>When three friends – Paul, Johno and Leigh – clicked ‘buy’ on an iconic London cab, little did they know what they were letting themselves in for. Leaving the Big Smoke in their taxi bound for Sydney, the lads began a 43,000-mile trip that ...

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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

Hand (man) wanted for long voyage in small boat. No pay, no prospects, not much pleasure.’ So read the crew notice placed in the personal column of The Times by H.W. ‘Bill’ Tilman in the spring of 1959. This approach to selecting volunteers for ...

ISBN: 9781909461215

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Mischief in Patagonia

An intolerable deal of sea, one halfpennyworth of mountain

by H.W. Tilman

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 marmalade.' So responded H. ...

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Monkey Puzzle Man

Archibald Menzies, Plant Hunter

by James McCarthy

Archibald Menzies was one of a legion of intrepid Scots plant collectors in the 18th and 19th centuries who roamed the world and, by a combination of toughness and knowledge, established the foundations of the botany of the British Empire. This ...

ISBN: 9781849952507

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Mountains of Tartary

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

by W.H. Murray

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><b>John Muir</b> – a life, but also a hike. <b>Muir</b> 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. <b>Muir</b> is <b>East Lothian’s</b> Man of ...

ISBN: 9781910240854

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Naturalists in Paradise

Wallace, Bates and Spruce in the Amazon

by John Hemming

<p>Alfred Russel Wallace, Henry Walter Bates and Richard Spruce were English naturalists who went to Amazonia 150 years ago. This book is the first to combine all three young mens experiences of the Amazon, drawing heavily on their own letters ...

ISBN: 9780500772683

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New Europe

by Michael Palin

ISBN: 9780753823972

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News from Tartary

An Epic Journey Across Central Asia

by Peter Fleming

News from Tartary describes a phenomenally successful attempt that legendary adventurer, Peter Fleming made to travel overland from Peking to Kashmir. The journey took seven months and covered about 3,500 miles. With his companion, adventurer ...

ISBN: 9780857734952

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Robert E. Peary and the Discovery of the North Pole

by Robert E. Peary

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original ...

ISBN: 9781473356818

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Shackleton's Boat: The Story of the James Caird

by Harding McGregor Dunnett

<p>The James Caird is an unlikely hero, a 23-foot lifeboat that completed the most desperate and celebrated open boat voyage in history. On board were Ernest Shackleton, Tom Crean and Frank Worsley, now some of the most recognised names in ...

ISBN: 9781848894921

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