Exploration & Travel

Front Cover of An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales by George Barrington
An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales - George Barrington

An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales by George Barrington is the autobiography of the author, a criminal sentenced to transportation. This is a facsimile copy of the 1810 edition.

ZAR200.00 
Front Cover of The National Geographic Society by CDB Bryan
The National Geographic Society - CDB Bryan

The National Geographic Society by CDB Bryan covers the entire history of the Society, focusing on the guiding personalities behind it and the flamboyant explorers and innovative photographers. Beautifully illustrated.

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Front Cover of A Ride to Khiva by Fred Burnaby
A Ride to Khiva - Fred Burnaby

A Ride to Khiva by Fred Burnaby recounts the author's strictly unofficial mission to investigate the latest secret Russian moves in the Great Game. His goal was the mysterious caravan city of Khiva, his aim to discover whether this remote and dangerous oasis was about to be used as a springboard for an invasion of India. This copy is a facsimile reprint of the 1876 edition. Includes a map in a rear pocket.

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Front Cover of Six-Legged Snakes in New Guinea by Evelyn Cheesman
Six-Legged Snakes in New Guinea - Evelyn Cheesman

Six-Legged Snakes in New Guinea by Evelyn Cheesman is an account of an expedition to New Guinea forests in 1938 and 1939. It describes the people and their customs as observed by the author. Illustrated with b&w photos.

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Front Cover of Pathfinders by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto
Pathfinders - Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Pathfinders by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto reveals the real flesh-and-blood, the vainglory and fantasy that motivated the pathfinders of the world. Explorers forged the infrastructure of global history, first by finding the routes of migration that sundered human cultures, then - after millennia of divergence - by finding the routes that linked them up again.

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Front Cover of Impossible Adventure by Alain Gheerbrant
Impossible Adventure - Alain Gheerbrant

Impossible Adventure by Alain Gheerbrant account of the exploration by three young Frenchmen of the Orinoco River, crossing from Venezuela and Columbia to Brazil, to join the Amazon , Starting out on the 6th of May 1949 and finishing on the 5th of July 1950.

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Front Cover of The Ascent of Everest by John Hunt
The Ascent of Everest - John Hunt

The Ascent of Everest by John Hunt is expedition leader John Hunt's account of the first ascent of Mount Everest's summit in 1953 by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay. Illustrated with b&w and a few colour photos.

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Front Cover of In the Forbidden Land by A Henry Savage Landor
In the Forbidden Land - A Henry Savage Landor

In the Forbidden Land by A Henry Savage Landor is the account of the author's 1896 expedition to Tibet where he was captured and imprisoned. The author's lack of either training or a scientific approach to his wanderings have rendered much of his surveying and scientific recordings unreliable, but his dry humour and almost impossible escapes make his books enjoyable. This is a facsimile reprint of the 2 volume first edition of 1898.

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Front cover of Big Earth by Russ Malkin
Big Earth - Russ Malkin

Big Earth by Russ Malkin talks us through his favourite trips and destinations, so we can set off and explore this incredible world for ourselves. As the producer and director of some of TV's most successful travel series - The Long Way Down, The Long Way Round, Race to Dakar and By Any Means - Russ Malkin is an expert in adventure travel. Although there are challenging trips for the serious traveller here, you don't need months to spare or thousands of pounds to get started.

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Front Cover of Treasure of the Atocha by R Duncan Mathewson III
Treasure of the Atocha - R Duncan Mathewson III

Treasure of the Atocha by R Duncan Mathewson III tells the story of the long search for the wreck, telling of a series of tantalising clues and serious setbacks before it was eventually found. Since the treasure laden Spanish galleon, Nuestra de Atocha foundered in a hurricane off the coast of Florida in 1622, generations of treasure hunters had tried and failed to locate the wreck and her fabulous cargo.

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Front Cover of An African Trilogy by Peter Matthiessen
An African Trilogy - Peter Matthiessen

An African Trilogy by Peter Matthiessen consists of three titles about the author's travels to Africa. The Tree where Man Was Born documents wild landscapes, peoples and animals, observed in a series of journeys in East Africa, from the Sudan, south through Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, exploring the Serengeti, the Maasai Mara, the Ngorongoro crater and the archaeological sites of the Rift Valley. African Silences recounts two expeditions made to West and Central Africa, including Zaire (as it then was), Gabon and the Central African Republic.

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Front Cover of How to Shit in the Woods by Kathleen Meyer
How to Shit in the Woods - Kathleen Meyer

How to Shit in the Woods by Kathleen Meyer examines the latest techniques for graceful backcountry elimination, and answering a desperate cry from nature concerning environmental precautions in our ever-shrinking wilds. The go to book for hiking and voiding your bowels in the woods.

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Front Cover of Diving to a Flash of Gold by Martin Meylach
Diving to a Flash of Gold - Martin Meylach

Diving to a Flash of Gold by Martin Meylach is the true story of a diver's successful discovery of 18th century Spanish treasure off the Florida Keys. The book includes locations of over 130 wrecks and colour and b/w photos.

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Front Cover of Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen
Outdoor Survival Skills - Larry Dean Olsen

Outdoor Survival Skills by Larry Dean Olsen tells you "how to go from Space Age to Stone Age---and Survive!" using your wits, natural plants & seeds, & do-it-yourself weapons for hunting. Illustrated in b&w and with colour plates of plants.

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Front Cover of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht
The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook - Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook by Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht is here to help: jam-packed with how-to, hands-on, step-by-step, illustrated instructions on everything you need to know - from defusing a bomb to delivering a baby in the back of a cab. Providing frightening and funny real information this indispensable, indestructible pocket-sized guide is the definitive handbook for those times when life takes a sudden turn for the worse.

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Front Cover of To the Summit by Joseph Poindexter
To the Summit - Joseph Poindexter

To the Summit by Joseph Poindexter takes armchair adventurers as well as experienced climbers to the peaks of the 50 most powerful and intriguing mountains in the world. It collects writings about mountains and mountain climbing, illustrated throughout with colour and black-and-white photos.

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Front Cover of The Ice by Stephen J Pyne
The Ice - Stephen J Pyne

The Ice by Stephen J Pyne is a descriptive work on the most complex ice form - the massive berg - along with packs, sheets, glaciers & domes. The contents are: 1: The pack 2: The exploration of Antarctica 3: The shelf 4: The literature and art of Antarctica 5: The glacier 6: The earth sciences in Antarctica 7: The sheet 8: The geopolitics of Antarctica. Illustrated.

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Front Cover of Mount Kenya by John Reader
Mount Kenya - John Reader

Mount Kenya by John Reader is a gripping account of every aspect of a mountain, from its ecology to the actual climbing; but above all, it is an evocation of the power and the beauty of the mountain itself. Illustrated in full colour.

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Front Cover of Vanishing Amazon by Mirella Ricciardi
Vanishing Amazon - Mirella Ricciardi

Vanishing Amazon by Mirella Ricciardi is a photo documentary of the author's trip to the heart of the Amazon. Profusely illustrated with colour and monotone photographic plates.

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Front Cover of Outdoor Safety and Survival by Paul H Risk
Outdoor Safety and Survival - Paul H Risk

Outdoor Safety and Survival by Paul H Risk is designed to meet the needs of those who travel in any environment of the world. One emphasis of this book is the psychological aspect of survival. Illustrated with b&w photos and line drawings.

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Front Cover of Okavango by Karen Ross
Okavango - Karen Ross

Okavango by Karen Ross is based on a three part natural history series made for the BBC. The author looks at the animals in the Kalahari, then the ecology of the Delta and finally the conflicting interests Botswana faces in this fragile environment. Beautifully illustrated with colour photos.

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Front Cover of Skeleton Coast by Amy Schoeman
Skeleton Coast - Amy Schoeman

Skeleton Coast by Amy Schoeman covers the area in depth and compliments the text with outstanding photographs. The Skeleton Coast of Namibia, once an area for seafarers to fear and shun because of its treacherous coastline flanked by bone-bleaching desert wastes, is now prized as a place of beauty and tranquillity, a place of magnificent solitude.

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Front Cover of Treasure Quest edited by Debbie Schroeder
Treasure Quest - Debbie Schroeder

Treasure Quest edited by Debbie Schroeder is a quarterly magazine dedicated to hunting for artefacts on land and sea.

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Front Cover of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz
1,000 Places to See Before You Die - Patricia Schultz

1,000 Places to See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz hand picks the 1,000 most astonishing destinations in the world and brings them to life in lively, evocative prose that reveals why the place is so wonderful. Best time information and the essential contact information will help you get there. Illustrated in b&w.

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Front Cover of South by Ernest Shackleton
South - Ernest Shackleton

South by Ernest Shackleton is the superbly written aacount of his Antarctic expedition in which his ship, the Endurance, was crushed by the ice, and he and his men made a 600-mile trek across ice and ocean to solid land. They then embarked on a 700-mile journey in an open boat to South Georgia, followed by an epic crossing of the uncharted mountains of that island. This is a facsimile copy of the 1919 edition.

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