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The Eternal Darkness

By: Ballard, Robert D.; Hively, Will

Price: £10.84

Publisher: U.S.A., Princeton University Press: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02784


Until a few decades ago, the ocean depths were almost as mysterious and inaccessible as outer space. Oceans cover two-thirds of the earth's surface with an average depth of more than two miles -yet humans had never ventured more than a few hundred feet below the waves. One of the great scientific and archaeological feats of our time has been to finally to cast light on the 'eternal darkness' of the deep sea. This is the story of that achievement , told by the man who has... View more info

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

By: Collier ,Graham & Patricia Graham Collier.

Price: £10.84

Publisher: New York, Carol & Graft.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00089


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: £9.04

Publisher: UK, Cassell & Co Ltd: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02303


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... View more info

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Barrow's Boys

By: Fleming, Fergus

Price: £10.84

Publisher: UK, Granta Books: 1998

Edition: 4th printing

Sellers ID: 03122


John Barrow, Second Secretary to the Admiralty launched in 1816 and 1845 a hand picked teams of naval officers to scoure the earth's empty spaces. At this time the atlas was littered with blanks. What was at the North Pole? Was there a North-West passage? What lay at the heart of Africa ? Did Antarctica exist. Often at odds with each other they entered a void and, with great hardship, either conquered it or died in the attempt. The D/J shows light shelf-wear to its edge... View more info

Natural Explorer: Understanding Your Landscape

By: Gooley, Tristan

Price: £10.84

Publisher: UK, Sceptre: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03526


In this book the author shows how we can unlock the landscape around us in a profound new way by fully appreciating the connections and subtle interplay between the land, sea, sky, planets, animals and people. The edges of the text block has some light marking, and there is a little crimping to the top of the D/W. View more info

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Home from the Hill

By: Hook, Hilary; Wilfred Thesiger

Price: £7.22

Publisher: UK, The Sportsman's Press: 1987

Edition: Reprint.

Sellers ID: 02190


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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Our Everest Adventure - The pictorial history from Kathmandu to the summit

By: Hunt, John

Price: £18.06

Publisher: UK, Brockhampton Press: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03129


This is a valuable and permanent record of one of the great mountaineering adventures of the twentieth century. With over 150 pictures, most of which were published for the first time in this book, with all the important photographs taken on the final assault and from the summit by Sir Edmund Hilary. The boards show shelf-wear to its edges and the top and base of the spine with bumps to the corners and light tanning. The front paste-down, flyleaf ,half-title page ,title... View more info

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Beyond the North West Frontier: Travels in the Hindu Kush and Karakorams

By: Lines, Maureen

Price: £10.84

Publisher: UK, Oxford Illustrated Press: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03011


This book is the culmination of many months of travel over a number of years by the author into the remote lands of the Hindu Kush and Karakorams of Pakistan, and of her visits to the Kalash valleys of Birir, Rumbur and Bumburet, high on the Pakistan/ Afghanistan border, where she now stays for several months of the year. There is a small mark to the front paste down. A clean tight copy. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping ( second class ) is by sea and may take ... View more info

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The Lost Tribe.

By: Marriott, Edward.

Price: £8.67

Publisher: London, Picador.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00022


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: £8.67

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00225


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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The Smell Of The Continent: The British Discover Europe

By: Munson, James; Mullen, Richard

Price: £8.67

Publisher: UK., Macmillan: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02933


The Smell of the Continent gives us a charming glimpse of our forebears venturing forth across the Channel at a time when travelling was a much bolder venture than boarding a cheap flight. In doing so, they created the modern tourist industry. Their adventures show that the gulf between the ' traveller' and the ' tourist' was as wide in our great-grandparents' time as it is today. The base of the maroon boards is bumped, and the D/W has a tear at the top edge and on the ... View more info

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A Book of Travellers' Tales

By: Newby, Eric

Price: £10.84

Publisher: UK., HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02386


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: £8.67

Publisher: Oxford., Oxford University Press.: 2001

Sellers ID: 00081


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.T... View more info

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

By: Paice, Edward

Price: £28.90

Publisher: UK, Harper UK: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 02192


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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Survive the Savage Sea

By: Robertson, Dougal

Price: £5.78

Publisher: London, Elek: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 01574


The d/w is lightly shelf worn. View more info

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The China Voyage :a Pacific Quest By Bamboo Raft.

By: Severin Tim.

Price: £9.04

Publisher: London, Little Brown & Co.: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00084


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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River Dog: A Journey Down the Brahmaputra

By: Shand,Mark

Price: £11.93

Publisher: UK, Little, Brown: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 03567


In " River Dog". celebrated travel writer Mark Shand chronicles his attempt to complete this journey. He is constantly manipulated by the river, known by various names in different countries in the region, until it empties into the largest river delta in the world. The D/W shows light shelf wear to its corners. A good, clean and tight copy View more info

Visions of the Past

By: Taylor Christopher & Richard Muir

Price: £8.67

Publisher: London, J m Dent & Sons: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00233


The British landscape and the monuments which it contains are full of interest; its history is essentially the story about people and human activities. this is a first edition hardback book in V/G condition . the D/W is torn and rippled on the spine ends and the corners are nibbled but is otherwise good. View more info

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More Tramps Abroad

By: Twain Mark

Price: £18.06

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1898

Edition: Third Edition

Sellers ID: 01186


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