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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.

ZAR 200.00
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.

ZAR 250.00
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.

ZAR 150.00
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.

ZAR 120.00
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.

ZAR 90.00
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.

ZAR 65.00
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.

ZAR 200.00
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.

ZAR 70.00
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.

ZAR 75.00
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.

ZAR 60.00
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.

ZAR 95.00
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.

ZAR 60.00
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.

ZAR 225.00
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.

ZAR 90.00
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.

ZAR 225.00
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.

ZAR 120.00
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.

ZAR 45.00
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.

ZAR 60.00
Front Cover of Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke
Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile - John Hanning Speke

Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile by John Hanning Speke describes the 1859 expeditions challenging and eventful journey through present-day Zanzibar, Tanzania and Uganda, and the indigenous peoples the explorers encountered. This copy is a facsimile reprint of the 1863 edition. Includes 2 maps in a rear pocket.

ZAR 250.00
Front Cover of Royal Geographical Society Illustrated by the Royal Geographical Society
Royal Geographical Society Illustrated - Royal Geographical Society

Royal Geographical Society Illustrated by the Royal Geographical Society presents 300 rare photographs from the RGS' archives. The chapters are organised according to geographical region with an introductory essay written by the likes of Thesiger, Leaky, Edmund Hilary, & RTW Fiennes. The photos record historic moments of exploration & vanished/vanishing peoples. There is a chapter on the history of photography by Michael Freeman.

ZAR 225.00
Front Cover of The Happy Isles of Oceania by Paul Theroux
The Happy Isles of Oceania - Paul Theroux

The Happy Isles of Oceania by Paul Theroux invites us to join him on one of his most exotic and tantalising adventures exploring the coasts and blue lagoons of the Pacific Islands, and taking up residence to discover the secrets of these isles.

ZAR 90.00
Front Cover of Walking in the Alps by J Hubert Walker
Walking in the Alps - J Hubert Walker

Walking in the Alps by J Hubert Walker describes the main Alpine areas of the Swiss, Italian, & Austrian Alps. he gives in detail hiking routes around each group and includes higher routes above the snow line for moderate climbers. There is much practical information given in this book. 33 photographs and 12 sketch maps illustrate this book.

ZAR 120.00
Front Cover of Mount McKinley by Bradford Washburn and David Roberts
Mount McKinley - Bradford Washburn and David Roberts

Mount McKinley by Bradford Washburn and David Roberts is the story of its conquest and of the repeated failures to reach its summit. Mount McKinley (also known as Denali, its Indian name) - is the highest peak in North America and has for more than 100 years been one of the world's great mountaineering challenges. Illustrated with b&w and colour photos.

ZAR 135.00
Front Cover of Arctic Crossing by Jonathan Waterman
Arctic Crossing - Jonathan Waterman

Arctic Crossing by Jonathan Waterman is the authors 2,200-mile journey across the roof of North America which took him through Inuit communities in Alaska to Nunavut, Canada's new, self-governed territory. His story offers firsthand observations of Inuit life, language, and beliefs; records their reactions to modernization; documents their centuries of unjust treatment at the hands of Kabloona (bushy-eyebrowed whites); and witnesses unemployment, teen suicide, spousal violence, and substance abuse.

ZAR 90.00
Front Cover of Scramble Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69 by Edward Whymper
Scramble Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69 - Edward Whymper

Scramble Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69 by Edward Whymper tells of the first-ever ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, as well as earlier attempts, the ascent of Mont Pelvoux and other climbs. This is a facsimile reprint of the 1871 edition.

ZAR 150.00