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Expedition: Adventures into Uncharted Territory

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by Backshall, Steve
There are still dark corners of our planet that are yet to be explored. In this remarkable book, Steve Backshall offers an unflinching account of his adventures into these uncharted territories around the globe, in search of world firsts. Each location brings its own epic challenges - whether it's the first climb of an arctic ice fall in Greenland, the first recorded navigation of a South American river, or...
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Kidding Around: Tales of Travel with Children

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by Murphy, Dervla
Becoming a parent need to not put an end to wanderlust. That's the message in this new anthology from Bradt, the latest in a series of collections of real-life tales focusing on different aspects of travel. With contributions from a range of both well-known, professional travel writers and newer writers from the UK and North America, this engaging and entertaining compilation of 37 stories lifts the lid on ...
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The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

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by Gayford, Martin
Bestselling author of 'Modernists & Mavericks' Martin Gayford recounts some of the extraordinary journeys he has made in the name of art. In the course of a career thinking and writing about art, Martin Gayford has travelled all over the world both to see works of art and to meet artists. Gayford's journeys, often to fairly inaccessible places, involve frustrations and complications, but also serendipito...
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The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate

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by Campbell, Nancy
"A wonderful book: Nancy Campbell is a fine storyteller with a rare physical intelligence. The extraordinary brilliance of her eye confers the reader a total immersion in the rimy realms she explores. Glaciers, Arctic floe, verglas, frost and snow - I can think of no better or warmer guide to the icy ends of the Earth" Dan Richards, author of 'Climbing Days'
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On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Road Trip

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by Theroux, Paul
Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year The master of contemporary travel writing, Paul Theroux, immerses himself in the beautiful and troubled heart of modern Mexico Nogales is a border town caught between Mexico and the United States of America. A forty-foot steel fence runs through its centre, separating the prosperous...
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The Great Alone: Walking the Pacific Crest Trail

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by Voors, Tim
Get ready for the sublime beauty of the Pacific Crest Trail. From the Mojave Desert, through the soaring peaks of the Sierra Nevada, to Canada, traversing the American West is not for the faint-hearted. Pristine mountain lakes, nights under the stars, and spontaneous friendships forged over camp- fires reward hikers who stay the course. Tim Voors a passionate long-distance hiker who walked the trail alone o...
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Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth

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by Richards, Dan
Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Steppes Travel Adventure Travel Book of the Year There are still wild places out there on our crowded planet. Through a series of personal journeys, Dan Richards explores the appeal of far-flung outposts in mountains, tundra, forests, oceans and deserts. These are landscapes that speak of deep time, whose scale can knock us ...
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Step By Step: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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by Reeve, Simon
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Travel Memoir of the Year The Sunday Times Bestseller "My goodness, it is brilliant. Searingly honest, warm, bursting with humanity. Such brave and inspiring writing." Kate Humble In TV adventurer Simon Reeve's bestselling memoir he describes how he has journeyed across epic landscapes, dodged bullets on frontlines, w...
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A Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations

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by Iyer, Pico
Shortlisted the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's APA Publications Travel Memoir of the Year A playful and profound guide to the enigma of contemporary Japan, from one of the most engaging and discerning travel writers of our generation After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer can use everything from anime to Oscar Wilde to show how his adopted home is both hauntingly fami...
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Underland: A Deep Time Journey

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by Macfarlane, Robert
Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year Winner of the 2019 Wainwright Prize The highly anticipated new book from the internationally bestselling, prize-winning author of 'Landmarks', 'The Lost Words' and 'The Old Ways'. Discover the hidden worlds beneath our feet... In 'Underland', Robert Macfarlane takes us on a jo...
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Erebus: The Story of a Ship

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by Palin, Michael
Winner of the 2017 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing In the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time. On the first, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she vanished with her 129-strong crew in the wastes of the Canadian Arctic. Her...
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Another Kyoto

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by Kerr, Alex
Another Kyoto is an insider's meditation on the hidden wonders of Japan's most enigmatic city. Drawing on decades living in Kyoto, and on lore gleaned from artists, Zen monks and Shinto priests, Alex Kerr illuminates the simplest things - a temple gate, a wall, a sliding door - in a new way.
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The Rhine: Following Europe's Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps

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by Coates, Ben
Shortlisted for the 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the wealthy mountain fortresses ...
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North Korea Journal

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by Palin, Michael
Shortlisted the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's APA Publications Travel Memoir of the Year Winner of the 2017 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing A glimpse of life inside the world’s most secretive country, as told by Britain’s best-loved travel writer. In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intrepid ...
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Walking to Jerusalem: Blisters, Hope and Other Facts on the Ground

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by Butcher, Justin
2017 marked three important anniversaries for the Palestinian people: 100 years since the Balfour Declaration; 50 years since the Six-day War; and ten years since the Blockade of Gaza. As an act of penance, solidarity and hope, actor and musician Justin Butcher - along with ten other companions for the full route, plus another hundred joining him for various stretches along the way - walked from London to J...
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Pravda Ha Ha: True Travels to the End of Europe

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by MacLean, Rory
An unsettling, poignant and darkly comic exposé of Putin's Russia and European disintegration from the highly acclaimed travel writer. In 1989 the Berlin Wall fell. In that euphoric year Rory MacLean travelled from Berlin to Moscow, exploring lands that were – for most Brits and Americans – part of the forgotten half of Europe. Thirty years on, MacLean retraces his original journey, backwards, travelling...
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The Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time

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by Sherman, Anna
Shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year For over 300 years, Japan closed itself to outsiders, developing a remarkable and unique culture. During its period of isolation, the inhabitants of the city of Edo, later known as Tokyo, relied on its public bells to tell the time. In her remarkable book, Anna Sherman tells of her sea...
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Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination

by Macfarlane, Robert (Y)
WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD Once we thought monsters lived there. In the Enlightenment we scaled them to commune with the sublime. Soon, we were racing to conquer their summits in the name of national pride. In this ground-breaking, classic work, Robert Macfarlane takes us up into the mountains: to experience their shattering beauty, the fear and risk of adventure, and to explore the strange ...
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Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe

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by Kassabova, Kapka
Winner of the 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year When Kapka Kassabova was a child, the borderzone between Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece was rumoured to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall so it swarmed with soldiers, spies and fugitives. On holidays close to the border on the Black Sea coast, she remembers playing ...
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The Wild Places

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by Macfarlane, Robert
Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? Or have we tarmacked, farmed and built ourselves out of wildness? In his vital, bewitching, inspiring classic, Robert Macfarlane sets out in search of the wildness that remains.
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