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Finding Eden: A Journey into the Heart of Borneo

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by Hanbury-Tenison, Robin
The expedition triggered the global rainforest movement and highlighted, for the first time, how rich, diverse and ecologically important rainforests are. But since then, Borneo has gone from being a garden of Eden to a dry monocultural desert, where the traditional way of life of the indigenous people of the rainforests is being slowly eroded.Here, Hanbury-Tenison describes the months he spent in Borneo, u...
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Not a Hazardous Sport: Misadventures of an Anthropologist in Indonesia

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by Barley, Nigel
Nigel Barley travels to the island of Sulawesi in Indonesia to live among the Torajan people, known for their spectacular buildings and elaborate ancestor cults. At last he is following his own advice to students, to do their anthropological fieldwork 'somewhere where the inhabitants are beautiful, friendly, where you would like the food and there are nice flowers'.
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Trim, The Cartographer's Cat: The Ship's Cat Who Helped Flinders Map Australia

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by Flinders, Matthew
Not many ships' cats have even one memorial statue, let alone six. But Trim does, including one outside Euston Station in London, proudly unveiled by Prince William on the bicentenary of Matthew Flinders's death - 19 July 2014.
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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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The Long Haul

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by Alex Hibbert
The Long Haul is Alex Hibbert’s account of his unsupported voyage, across the icecap to the Arctic coast of Greenland. Hibbert, and his expedition partner George Bullard, undertook four months, man-hauling 430lb sledges over 1,374 miles - further than any previous unsupported polar undertaking.
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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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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.
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Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey

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by Herbert, Wally
On 21 February 1968, Wally Herbert and his team of three companions and forty huskies set out from Point Barrow, Alaska, embarking on a journey that no one had ever attempted. Sixteen hard months later they finally set foot once more on solid land, having attained the North Pole and crossed the frozen Arctic Ocean for the first time via its longest axis. It stands today as one of the greatest expeditions of...
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The Old Man and the Sea: A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft

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by Smith, Anthony
Octogenarian Anthony Smith's journey was originally inspired by both the Kontiki Expedition of Thor Heyerdahl (who he knew) and the incredible story of the survivors of a 1940 boat disaster, who spent 70 days adrift in the Atlantic, eventually reaching land emaciated and close to death. While this might sound like a voyage no-one would wish to emulate, to octogenarian Anthony Smith it sounded like an advent...
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The Expedition: Solving the Mystery of a Polar Tragedy

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by Uusma, Bea
11 July, 1897. Three men set out in a hydrogen balloon bound for the North Pole. They never return. Two days into their journey they make a crash landing then disappear into a white nightmare. 33 years later. The men's bodies are found, perfectly preserved under the snow and ice. They had enough food, clothing and ammunition to survive. Why did they die? 66 years later. Bea Uusma is at a party. Bored, she ...
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Dinner at the Endurance, 1915, RGS Print

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by Frank Hurley
Exclusive to Stanfords. 'Midwinter dinner aboard the Endurance', photographed by Frank Hurley, 1915. This photograph was taken during the ‘Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-16’. Midwinter’s Day, June 22nd 1915, heralding the return of the sun, was celebrated as a holiday. Printed on matte archival quality photographic paper and cardboard mounted. * About this range: Exclusive to Stanfords,...
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Norway: The Outdoor Paradise- A Ski and Kayak Odyssey in Europe's Great Wilderness

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by Baxter, James
This book is the story of James Baxter's 2700 kilometre ski up the entire length of Norway, followed by his 3100 kilometre kayak down the whole of Norway's coast.
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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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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.'
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Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: The Ultimate Survival Handbook

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by David Borgenicht & Joshua Piven
The Ultimate Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook combines into one volume 400 different scenarios from the publishers’ popular series of survival books, including many new additions, to provide advice on just about everything you may ever need to be helped with.
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Sisters of Sinai

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by Janet Soskice
Sisters of Sinai is the story of how Scottish twin sisters made one of the most important manuscript finds of the nineteenth century - an early copy of the gospels which lay hidden in the Sinai desert. We trace the footsteps of the intrepid pair from the Ayrshire of their childhood, as they voyage to Egypt, Sinai and beyond, coping with camels, unscrupulous dragomen, and unpredictable welcomes, not least fr...
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One River: Explorations and Discoveries in the Amazon Rain Forest

by Davis, Wade
In 1941, Richard Evans Schultes took a leave of absence from Harvard University and disappeared into the Northern Amazon of Colombia. The world's leading authority on the hallucinogens and medicinal plants of the region, he returned after twelve years of travelling through South America in a dug-out canoe, mapping uncharted rivers, living among local tribes and documenting the knowledge of shamans. Thirty y...
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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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Sticking with it: A Sea Kayak Odyssey Around Britain

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by Woollven, Rowland
This is an account of the 19th circumnavigation of Britain by sea kayak - by the oldest paddler to complete this, the premier sea kayak expedition in British waters. In 2008, Rowland Woollven and Cath Tanner set off from Ilfracombe in North Devon with the intention of returning there - via Cape Wrath and Dover! - later that same year. Things did not quite go according to plan, however; beset by bad weather ...
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