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Lone Rider: The First British Woman to Motorcycle Around the World

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by Beard, Elspeth
In 1982, at the age of just twenty-three and halfway through her architecture studies, Elspeth Beard left her family and friends in London and set off on a 35,000-mile solo adventure around the world on her 1974 BMW R60/6.
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Lost City of the Incas

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by Hiram Bingham
First published in the 1950s, The Lost City of the Incas by Hiram Bingham is the amazing account of the impressive discovery in 1911 of the lost city of Machu Picchu. Re-published now with an introduction by Hugh Thomson, this story is as fascinating as the ancient Incas civilization itself.
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Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes

by Humphreys, Alastair
Refresh your life with a tiny little adventure that's close to home and easy on your pocket. Inspiration is abundant in this brilliant and beautifully-illustrated guide.
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The Origin of Species and The Voyage of the Beagle

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by Charles Darwin
The Origin of Species changed the world. When the eminent naturalist Charles Darwin returned from South America on board HMS Beagle in 1836, he brought with him the notes and evidence which would form the basis of his landmark theory of evolution of species by a process of natural selection. Darwin's theory, published as On the Origin of Species in 1859, is the basis of modern biology and the concept of bio...
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Voyage of the Beagle

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by Charles Darwin
‘In England any person fond of natural history enjoys a great advantage … but in these fertile climates, teeming with life, the attractions are so numerous, that he is scarcely able to walk at all’
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Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer

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by Smith, Michael
Ernest Shackleton is one of history's great explorers, an extraordinary character who pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago and became a dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. A charismatic personality, his incredible adventures on four expeditions have captivated generations and inspired a dynamic, modern following in business leadership. None more so than the Endurance mission, where Sh...
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The Boy Who Biked the World: Part 3: Riding Home Through Asia

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by Alastair Humphries
The Boy who Biked the World – Part Three: Riding Home Through Asia is a children’s book telling the story of Tom overcoming his fears and setting off on an epic adventure to become the boy who biked the world!
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One Man's Everest

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by Kenton Cool
The story that emerged from the Everest base camp on 21st May 2013 was remarkable even in its bare essentials. A British climber had marked the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of the world's highest peak by climbing not just Everest but the two huge mountains next to it, all in one go. It was an astonishing feat of endurance. Kenton Cool and his Sherpa partner, Dorje Gylgen, had gained and lost ten ver...
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The Boy Who Biked the World: Riding the Americas

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by Alastair Humphreys
Tom dreamed of being an adventurer. But people told him he was crazy, so he decided to prove them wrong by cycling round the world! The first book of adventures followed Tom across Europe and through the mysterious landscapes of Africa.
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Canoeing the Congo

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by Phil Harwood
An exhilarating and terrifying account of the historic first source-to-sea descent of the Congo. At 2,922 miles, the Congo is the eighth longest river and the deepest in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Ex-Marine Phil Harwood embarked on an epic solo journey from the river's true source in the highlands of Zambia through war-torn Central Africa. With no outside help whatsoever he faced...
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Empire Antarctica: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins

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by Francis, Gavin
This is shortlisted for the RSL Ondaatje prize. Gavin Francis fulfilled a lifetime's ambition when he spent fourteen months as the base-camp doctor at Halley, a profoundly isolated British research station on the Caird Coast of Antarctica. So remote, it is said to be easier to evacuate a casualty from the International Space Station than it is to bring someone out of Halley in winter. Antarctica offered a y...
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South

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by Ernest Shackleton
As the First World War broke out in Europe in 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed to Antarctica, with the King and government’s blessing. Intent on making the first ever trans-Antarctic crossing, South! is Shackleton’s first-hand account of the epic expedition, which he described as ‘the last great journey on earth’.
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Rowing After the White Whale: A Crossing of the Indian Ocean by Hand

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by Adair, James
'Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut' - Ernest Hemingway Over a boozy Sunday lunch, flatmates James Adair and Ben Stenning made a promise to row across the ocean. At first they considered the Pacific, then the Atlantic, but once James Cracknell and Ben Fogle completed the high-profile Atlantic Rowing Race, their thoughts turned to the Indian Ocean, lo...
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The Worst Journey in the World

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by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
The Worst Journey in the World has been an aknowledged masterpiece of travel writing and one of the most celebrated and compelling of all books on Antarctic exploration, ever since it’s initial publication in 1922.
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Martha Gellhorn - A Life

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by Caroline Moorehead
This is a magnificent biography of Martha Gellhorn, whose fearless reporting from the front made her a legend, and whose private life was often messy and volcanic. Ernes Hemingway sent her a telegram: 'Are you a war correspondent or my wife in bed?' She shook herself free of him, and chose to go adventuring.
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Three Letters From the Andes

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by Patrick Leigh Fermor
“Three Letters From the Andes” is Patrick Leigh Fermor’s wonderful and very much personally accurate look at a trip to South America made over forty years ago. In 1971 Fermor accompanied five friends on a remarkable journey into the high Andes of Peru. His adventure took him from Cuzco to Urubamba, on to Puno and Juli on Lake Titicaca, down to Arequipa and finally back to Lima. The expedition was led by a w...
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The White Rock - An Exploration of the Inca Heartland

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by Hugh Thomson
The White Rock describes Hugh Thomson’s quest for the lost cities of the Amazonian Inca heartland, following in the footsteps of previous explorers and making new discoveries about the ancient Inca Empire.
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A White Boat from England

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by Millar, George
The third of George Millar's masterful sailing and travel narratives to be republished many decades after their original appearance. On the face of it, this voyage from Lymington to the Riviera should not be noteworthy, but this is a world recovering from war, and the author a man 'incapable of writing a dull sentence'.
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Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent

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by Mick Conefrey
Everest 1953: The Epic Story of the First Ascent provides a ground-breaking new account of the expedition which finally conquered the world’s highest peak. Drawing on first-hand interviews and unprecedented access to archives, the author Mick Conefrey reveals that what has gone down in history as a supremely well-planned attempt was actually beset by crisis and controversy, both on and off the mountain. Fr...
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Corsets to Camouflage: Women and War

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by Kate Adie
Uniform is universally seen as both a stamp of authority and of official acceptance. But the sight of a woman in military uniform still provokes controversy. Although more women are now taking prominent roles in combat, the status implied by uniform is often regarded as contrary to the general perception of womanhood.
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