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Polar Eskimo

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by Hibbert, Alex
In December of 2013, Alex Hibbert led an international quartet of polar travellers to the extreme north of Arctic Greenland. After a huge storm destroyed their intended route to the North Pole in the darkness of winter, instead of retreating, they decided to explore the beautiful but unforgiving region of Avanerriaq, the home of the Polar Eskimos. What followed was six months of harsh education, gripping ad...
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Ottoman Odyssey: Travels through a Lost Empire

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by Scott, Alev
Alev Scott's odyssey began when she looked beyond Turkey's borders for contemporary traces of the Ottoman Empire. Their 800-year rule ended a century ago - and yet, travelling through twelve countries from Kosovo to Greece to Palestine, she uncovers a legacy that's vital and relevant; where medieval ethnic diversity meets 21st century nationalism, and displaced people seek new identities.
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I May Be Some Time: The Story Behind the Antarctic Tragedy of Captain Scott

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by Spufford, Francis
When Captain Scott died in 1912 on his way back from the South Pole, his story became a myth embedded in the national imagination. Everyone remembers the doomed Captain Oates's last words: 'I'm just going outside, and I may be some time.' Francis Spufford's celebrated and prize-winning history shows how Scott's death was the culmination of a national enchantment with vast empty spaces, the beauty of untrodd...
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Lost City of the Incas

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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Lonely Planet 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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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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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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Endeavour: The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World

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by Moore, Peter
An inventive biography of one of the most famous ships of all time - from the oak tree it was made from to its last voyage in the American War of Independence
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The Voyages of Captain James Cook: The Illustrated Accounts of Three Epic Voyages

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by Thomas, Nicholas
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Pacific Exploration: Voyages of Discovery from Captain Cook's Endeavour to the Beagle

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by Rigby, Nigel
Captain Cook is generally acknowledged as the first great European scientific explorer. His voyage of exploration to the Pacific in HM bark Endeavour, commencing in 1768, lasted almost three years, recorded thousands of miles of uncharted lands and seas - including New Zealand, the east coast of Australia and many Pacific islands - and tested all Cook's skills as a navigator, seaman and leader. His voyages ...
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Tudor and Stuart Seafarers: The Emergence of a Maritime Nation, 1485-1707

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by Davey, James
Tudor and Stuart Seafarers tells the compelling story of how a small island positioned on the edge of Europe transformed itself into the world's leading maritime power. In 1485, England was an inward-looking country, its priorities largely domestic and European. Over the subsequent two centuries, however, this country was transformed, as the people of the British Isles turned to the sea in search of adventu...
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Discoveries: The Voyages of Captain Cook

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by Thomas, Nicholas
Cook's great voyages marked the end of an era in world history. As he sailed into Hawaii in January 1778 he made contact with the last of the human civilizations to grow up independently of the rest of the world. But equally for the Polynesians and Melanesians of the Pacific, Cook's arrival in their midst merely marked a further (if disastrous) twist in diverse histories already many centuries old.
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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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The Lost City of Z: A Legendary British Explorer's Deadly Quest to Uncover the Secrets of the Amazon

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by Grann, David
Soon to be a major film starring Robert Pattinson, Charlie Hunnam and Sienna Miller. Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's novel The Lost World, was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened ...
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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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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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Ten Cities That Made an Empire

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by Tristram Hunt
From Tristram Hunt, award-winning author of 'The Frock-Coated Communist' and leading UK politician, 'Ten Cities that Made an Empire' presents a new approach to Britain's imperial past through the cities that epitomised it. Since the return of Hong Kong to China in 1997 and the end days of Empire, Britain's colonial past has been the subject of passionate debate. Tristram Hunt goes beyond the now familiar ar...
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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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South: The Endurance Expedition

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by Shackleton, Sir Ernest Henry
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The Lost City of the Monkey God

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by Preston, Douglas
Since the days of conquistador Hernan Cortes, rumours have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden deep in the Honduran interior. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and warn the legendary city is cursed: to enter it is a death sentence. They call it the Lost City of the Monkey God. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from t...
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