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Antartic Odyssey;in the Footsteps of the South Polar Explorers:

By: Collier ,Graham & Patricia Graham Collier.

Price: £13.55

Publisher: New York, Carol & Graft.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00089

ISBN: 0786706538

Condition: Good


At once a recreation of the past, and an enthralling picture of the wonders that remain, Graham Colliers journeys captures the spirit of this only uninhabited continent,the last great wilderness.This a 1st edition secondhand book in hardcovers the corner of which is slightly bumped,and the d/w is slightly rubbed but otherwise in good order. View more info

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Along the Chiltern Ways.

By: Crosher, G.R.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, Cassell & Co Ltd: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02303

ISBN: 0304291935

Condition: Very Good


The Chiltern Ways lanes are the Icknield Ways, the two ancient " green lanes " that run from the Thames at Goring northeastward below the Chiltern escarpment, below the beech- covered hills of Buckinghamshire and the rolling hills of Hertfordshire, skirting the " slumbering Midland plain " until beyond Royston thet reach the rich lands of East Anglia. The author is a wise, knowledgeable and informative guide who has from his earliest years known and loved these beautiful, historic Chilterns. View more info

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Scott of the Antarctic: The Definitive Biography

By: David Crane

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, HarperCollins Publishers: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03854

ISBN: 0007450443

Condition: Near Fine


David Crane's definitive biography brings the man behind the legend to life, allowing Scott's voice to echo through its pages. Scott emerges as an extraordinary figure, a superlative leader of men in possibly the harshest environment on the planet. The price of this book includes 2nd class postage. View more info

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The Spears of Twilight: Life and Death in the Amazon Jungle

By: Descola, Phillppe

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03580

ISBN: 000255609X

Condition: Very Good


On the frontier between the remnants of the civilization Europe imposed on South America and the roaring, seething Amazon jungle, the tribes of the Jivaro people lead lives of stubborn independence. Among their number, farthest removed from the clutches of modernity, are the Achuar, the notorious headhunters of the forest. This is their domain. There is a bump to one corner of the green board and the text block is tanned and marked. Otherwise a good tight copy View more info

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Ninety degrees north: the quest for the North Pole

By: Fergus Fleming.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Granta Books: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04105

ISBN: 1862074496

Condition: Very Good


Drawing on unpublished archives and long-forgotten journals, Fleming tells the story of the North Pole with consummate craftsmanship and wit. ' Ninety Degrees North', is a riveting saga of humankind's search for the ultimate goal. The d/w as light wear to its edges and corners. View more info

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Home from the Hill

By: Hook, Hilary; Wilfred Thesiger

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, The Sportsman's Press: 1987

Edition: Reprint.

Sellers ID: 02190

ISBN: 0948253134

Condition: Very Good


In Home from the Hill. Hillary Hook vividly recalls his adventures in distant lands and evokes memories of an era which was brought to an end by the changing circumstances of the modern world. View more info

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The Shackleton Voyages: A Pictorial Anthology of the Polar Explorer and Edwardian Hero

By: Huntford, Roland

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK., Ted Smart: 2002

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02801

ISBN: 0297843168

Condition: Very Good


This pictorial anthology celebrates the life of Ernest Shackleton, a major protagonist in the heroic age of Antarctic exploration at the beginning of the twentieth century. He is best known for his legendary third expedition, but Shackleton also undertook three other expeditions, each enthralling in its own way but none achieving the goal it set out to reach. Charm, charismatic leadership and dogged determination ensured Shackleton became a hero in his own lifetime. There is light shelf ware to the dJ. View more info

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Over the Edge of the World; Magellan's Terrifying Circum-Navigation of the Globe

By: Laurence Bergreen

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, HarperPerennial: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03932

ISBN: 0007198558

Condition: Near Fine


Drawing on astonishing first-hand sources, many previously unavailable in English, Laurence Bergreen recounts a tale of scheming mutineers, beachside orgies, brave seamanship, obsessive greed and unimaginable bravery. A fascinating anthropological investigation, a ripping sailing yarn and a brilliant historical inquiry, this is one of the greatest adventures ever told. A tight, clean copy. View more info

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The Lost Tribe.

By: Marriott, Edward.

Price: £10.84

Publisher: London, Picador.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00022

ISBN: 0330336193

Condition: Very Good


Eward Mariott first heard of the Liawep tribe in 1993 when their 'discovery ' by a missionary hit the international headlines. He assembled his own patrol and crossed the jungle illegally. However, nothing could prepare him for what he found. This is a 1st Edition secondhand book in black cloth covers in very good order.The dustwrapper is in very good condition. View more info

The Venetian Empire : a Sea Voyage :

By: Morris Jan

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00225

ISBN: 057109936X

Condition: Very Good


For visitors to Venice and travellers through the lands the Doges once ruled, The Venetian Empire is an invaluable historical introduction. This a hardback book in V/G condition, but it is bumped on the top and bottom of the spine The D/W is also V/G but does have some wear to the corners. View more info

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A Book of Travellers' Tales

By: Newby, Eric

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK., HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02386

ISBN: 0002172380

Condition: Very Good


In this book one of the world's great travel writers has compiled a marvellously entertaining anthology of writings by his peers. Spanning the globe from Africa to the Antarctic, from Penzance to Poona, Eric Newby serves up a feast of travel literature. There is light spotting on the page edges. and also a personal inscription to the f.e.p. View more info

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A Fabulous Kingdom : The Exploration of the Artic.

By: Officer,charles & Jake Page

Price: £10.84

Publisher: Oxford., Oxford University Press.: 2001

Sellers ID: 00081

Condition: Very Good


Inconstant and forbidding, the Artic lured misguided voyagers into the cold for centuries- pushing them beyond the limits of their knowledge ,technology and stamina.This book charts these quests and the eventual race for the North Pole in unpreceedented detailing ,chronicaling the lives and misconceptions that would eventually throw light on this ''magical realm'' of sunless winters. This ia a secondhand book in blue and white cloth covers which are in very good order.The dustwrapper has a slight tear to the top back corner but otherwise is good. View more info

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Lost Lion of Empire : The Life of 'Cape -to-Cairo' Grogan

By: Paice, Edward

Price: £30.00

Publisher: UK, Harper UK: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 02192

ISBN: 0002570033

Condition: Very Good


Ewart Grogan, a gentleman adventurer dubbed ' the boldest and baddest of a bold, bad gang of pioneering settlers in Kenya, was gifted far beyond the ordinary. This book is a brilliant and powerful account both of the life of an exceptional man and the birth of a country. There is a signature and dedication by the author on the f.e.p. The edges of the D/w are rippled. View more info

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The China Voyage :a Pacific Quest By Bamboo Raft.

By: Severin Tim.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Little Brown & Co.: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00084

Condition: Very Good


China voyage is the extrordinary story of how six men and women made maritime history. Their purpose, to test the theory that Asian raft sailors reached America some 2000 years ago. Their experience provides us with one of the most remarkable sea adventures ever told.This is a 1st Edition secondhand book in blue cloth covers in very good condition, the dustwrapper is slightly damaged but good. View more info

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Shackleton: The Polar Journeys

By: Shackleton, Sir Ernest.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Birlinn Ltd: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03525

ISBN: 1841581968

Condition: Near Fine


This omnibus edition combines' Heart of Antarctic and South, Ernest Shackleton's personal accounts of his polar expeditions. Heart of the Antarctic is the story of his polar expedition of 1907-1909, part of his never-ending quest to reach the South Pole. South is Shackleton's account of a journey that began in August 1914 with high hopes of a first in exploration and ended two years latter in a desperate struggle for survival. The D/W is covered in protective plastic. A good clean copy View more info

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South: The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton and the Endurance

By: Sir Ernest Shackleton

Price: £14.50

Publisher: USA, Lyons Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03746

ISBN: 1558217835

Condition: Very Good


In this reprint of the original 1920 edition, Sir Ernest Shackleton, eloquently describes their fabled two-year odyssey in one of the most inhospitable regions on earth. Filled with more than eighty-five photographs and illustrations from the journey. There is some marking on the covers, and the top of the text block also has some marks on it. View more info

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More Tramps Abroad

By: Twain Mark

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1898

Edition: Third Edition

Sellers ID: 01186

Condition: Good


The burgundy boards are worn along the spine at top and bottom,and blind stamped on front the pages are uncut but gilt along the top and are suffering from some foxing. View more info