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1519: A Journey to the End of Time

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by Harrison, John
When Hernan Cortes met the Mayans, Aztecs and other cultures of the gulf coast of Mexico in 1519, it was the first extended contact between the peoples of continental America and Europe. The Spanish found cities larger and better run than any in Europe, and pyramids greater than Egypt's. The Aztecs believed time was running down and they lived in the final age of the world. Many Spaniards believed Christ's ...
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The First Crossing of Greenland

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by Nansen, Fridtjof
This new paperback edition is a compact abridgement of the comprehensive two volumes of journals written by Fridtjof Nansen during his daring crossing of Greenland. At the time, no one had ever succeeded in or even seriously thought about penetrating the icy depths of Greenland or any polar region.
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Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travelist: The 500 Best Places on the Planet...Ranked

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by Andrew Bain
This compilation of the 500 most unmissable sights and attractions in the world has been ranked by Lonely Planet's global community of travel experts, so big name mega-sights such as the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal battle it out with lesser-known hidden gems for a prized place in the top 10, making this the only bucket list you'll ever need.
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Alone In Antarctica

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by Felicity Aston
What would it feel like to be out there alone in that empty vastness? Just before midnight on 24 November 2011, Felicity is left completely alone on the coast of Antarctica. The isolation is instant and devastating. Only three people in the world have crossed Antarctica alone. The first two were men and both Norwegian. At the age of 34, British woman Felicity Aston became the third. Unlike her predecessors,...
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Adventure Motorcycling Handbook

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by Chris Scott
Adventure Motorcycling in Trailblazer’s Adventure Travel Guide series packed with practical information – top ten overland machines, choosing a destination, routes, bike preparation, documentation and shipping – as well as trans-continental routes outlines and ‘Tales from the saddle’.
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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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Trans-Siberian Handbook

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by Bryn Thomas
The definitive guide to the World's Greatest Rail Journey: a trip across Siberia on the longest continuous railway track in the world is undoubtedly the journey of a lifetime. It's also a convenient way to reach China, Mongolia or Japan. Tickets are not expensive or difficult to arrange.
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Overlanders' Handbook

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by Chris Scott
Overlanders' Handbook in Trailblazer’s Adventure Travel Guide series is the definitive manual for planning and undertaking a vehicle-dependent adventure across Africa, Asia and Latina America, written in Chris’s entertaining and jargon-free language style.
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Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth

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by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Bt OBE
There are only few human beings who can adapt, survive and thrive in the coldest regions on earth. And below a certain temperature, death is inevitable. Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent much of his life exploring and working in conditions of extreme cold. The loss of many of his fingers to frostbite is a testament to the horrors man is exposed to at such perilous temperatures. With the many adventures he has l...
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Farthest North: The Voyage and Exploration of the Fram and the Fifteen Month's Expedition

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by Nansen, Fridtjof
Like a modern Viking 32-year-old Nansen set sail from Norway in 1893 to reach the North Pole. Experts warned him that his voyage was tantamount to suicide. Compact and nimble, his ship the Fram had been specially built to withstand the relentless, devastating pressure of the polar ice cap. At the right moment, he intended to strike out into the polar desert and finish the final leg by sledge.Nansen's vivid ...
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Heat: Extreme Adventures at the Highest Temperatures on Earth

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by Fiennes, Sir Ranulph, Bt OBE
Fresh from finishing the Marathon des Sables, Ranulph Fiennes has become the oldest Briton to complete this ultimate endurance test. The world's greatest living explorer, has travelled to some of the most remote, dangerous parts of the globe. Well-known for his experiences at the poles and climbing Everest, he has also endured some of the hottest conditions on the planet, where temperatures regularly exceed...
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South: The Endurance Expedition

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by Shackleton, Sir Ernest Henry
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Exploration Fawcett: Journey to the Lost City of Z

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by Fawcett, Percy
The life of Colonel Fawcett is now the subject of the major motion picture The Lost City of Z. The disappearance of Colonel Fawcett in the Matto Grosso remains one of the great unsolved mysteries. In 1925, Fawcett was convinced that he had discovered the location of a lost city; he had set out with two companions, one of whom was his eldest son, to destination 'Z', never to be heard of again. His younger s...
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Travels in the Land of Serpents and Pearls

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by Marco Polo
'You will hear it for yourselves, and it will surely fill you with wonder...' In this selection from Marco Polo's famous travel book, the intrepid Venetian describes the customs of India, recounts the story of the king who died eighty-four times and explains how to retrieve diamonds from snake-infested caves...Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics cel...
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Shackleton's Boat Journey

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by Worsley, Frank Arthur
On August 1, 1914, on the eve of World War I, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his hand-picked crew embarked in HMS Endurance from London's West India Dock, for an expedition to the Antarctic. It was to turn into one of the most breathtaking survival stories of all time. Even as they coasted down the channel, Shackleton wired back to London to offer his ship to the war effort. The reply came from the First Lord of...
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The Dangerous Book for Boys

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by Conn Iggulden
Conn Iggulden’s Dangerous Book for Boys is destined to become a publishing classic. Writing for Harper Collins in his first non-fiction work, Iggulden writes with the verve and passion that his readers have come to expect. This book has been written with his brother as a celebration of the long summers of their youth and as a compendium of information so vital to men of all ages. Lavishly designed and full...
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Where There is No Doctor

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by David Werner
This book is much more than a book on first aid. It explains in simple words and diagrams what anyone living far from medical centres can do to prevent, recognise and treat many illnesses.
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Voyage of the Beagle: The Illustrated Edition of Charles Darwin's Travel Memoir and Field Journal

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by Darwin, Charles
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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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Australia by Rail

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by Colin Taylor
Australia By Rail in the Trailblazer Rail Guides series including the Ghan line – Alice Springs to Darwin – km-by-km route guides, city guides and 65 strip maps covering rail routes in Australia.
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