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A Scottish Journey: Personal Impressions of Modern Scotland

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by McEnaney, James
In 1934 Edwin Muir set off on his Scottish Journey, travelling from Edinburgh to his childhood home of Orkney. More than 80 years later, James McEnaney follows in Muir's tyre tracks. Travelling on an ailing 15 year old motorbike called Vicky, he stays with ordinary Scots who are kind enough to welcome him into their homes, tell him about their lives and share their hopes for the future.
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Paddling Britain: 50 Best Places to Explore by S.U.P, Kayak & Canoe

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by Carr, Lizzie
This new, unique guide from Bradt is the definitive guide to stand up paddle boarding across British coastlines and inland waterways. Written by Lizzie Carr, aka Lizzie Outside, Britain's best known paddle boarder, it reveals the 60 best places to go paddle boarding in Britain, from Devon and Cornwall to Monmouthshire, Norfolk, Cumbria and the Cairngorms. It also provides the full run-down on everything you...
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Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage

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by Castner, Brian
In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling journey -- and discovered the Passage he could not find.
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Nelson's Arctic Voyage: The Royal Navy's first Polar Expedition 1773

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by Goodwin, Peter
In the summer of 1773 the 14-year old Horatio Nelson took part in an expedition to the Arctic, which came close to ending his naval career before it had begun. The expedition was to find a navigable northern passage between the Atlantic and Pacific, and was supported by the Royal Society and King George III. Two bomb vessels HMS Racehorse and Carcass were fitted out and strengthened under the command of Cap...
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The Boys in the Cave: Deep Inside the Impossible Rescue in Thailand

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by Gutman, Matt
From award-winning ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman, and written using exclusive interviews and information comes the definitive account of the dramatic story that gripped the world: the miracle rescue of twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave miles underground for nearly three weeks-a pulse-pounding page-turner by a reporter who was there every step of their journey o...
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Red Nile: The Biography of the World's Greatest River

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by Twigger, Robert
So much begins on the banks of the Nile: all religion, all life, all stories, the script we write in, the language we speak, the gods, the legends and the names of stars. This mighty river that flows through a quarter of all Africa has been history's most sustained creator. In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient times to the Arab Spring, award-winning author Robert Twigger weaves a Nile narrat...
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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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Polar Exploration: A Practical Handbook for North and South Pole Expeditions

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by Dixie Dansercoer
Polar Exploration: A Practical Handbook for North and South Pole Expeditions from Cicerone Press provides advice from the veteran polar Dixie Dansercoer about the mental and physical preparation and detailed planning required for different styles of polar exploration in the Arctic or the Antarctic. Sections cover topics such as motivation, understanding the cold, preparations and what to take, camp organiza...
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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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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. Ernest 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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Scott and Amundsen - The Last Place on Earth

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by Roland Huntford
Scott and Amundsen - The Last Place on Earth is Roland Huntford’s dual biography of the two men who raced to the South Pole during what has come to be known as the golden age of polar exploration. Not without its critics for its controversial stance on some topics, not least its purported character defamation of Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Scott and Amundsen - The Last Place on Earth is nevertheless a must...
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Cochineal Red - Travels Through Ancient Peru

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by Hugh Thomson
In the fascinating “Cochineal Red” Hugh Thomson's details his extensive travels through the principal sites of Ancient Peru, intelligently weaving five turbulent millennia of Peruvian history, expert archaeological knowledge and the author’s personal accounts.
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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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Bear Grylls Survival Skills: Mountains

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by Grylls, Bear
Embark on an amazing adventure with Bear Grylls to explore the great outdoors. Learn how to avoid altitude sickness, climb crevasses, and how to identify potential dangers in the mountains. Includes step-by-step instructions and tips from Bear.
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Long Road from Jarrow: A Journey Through Britain Then and Now

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by Maconie, Stuart
In the autumn of 1936, some 200 men from the Tyneside town of Jarrow marched 300 miles to London in protest against the destruction of their towns and industries. Precisely 80 years on, Stuart Maconie, walks from north to south retracing the route of the emblematic Jarrow Crusade. Following history's footsteps, Maconie is in search of what Modern Britain is really like today. Travelling down the country's s...
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The Vacation Guide to the Solar System: Science for the Savvy Space Traveller

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by Koski, Olivia
Imagine taking a hike along the windswept red plains of Mars to dig for signs of life, or touring one of Jupiter's sixty-four moons where you can take photos of its swirling storms. For a mini-break on a tight budget, the Moon is quite majestic and very quiet if you can make it during the off-season.
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Addicted to Adventure: Between Rocks and Cold Places

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by Shepton, Bob
Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his late 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for this vicar. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, the book travels back to his childhood growing up on the rubber plantation his father managed in Mala...
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Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

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by Robert Kurson
Captained by English nobleman-turned-pirate Joseph Bannister, the Golden Fleece was a pirate ship sunk by the Royal Navy in 1686 taking with it many fortunes' worth of gold. When present-day adventurers John Chatterton and John Mattera hear of it, they know they have to risk everything to get their hands on it.Bestselling author Robert Kurson not only recreates the break-neck excitement of their search for ...
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Shackleton's Boat: The Story of the James Caird

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by Dunnett, Harding McGregor
The James Caird is an unlikely hero, a 23-foot lifeboat that completed the most desperate and celebrated open boat voyage in history. On board were Ernest Shackleton, Tom Crean and Frank Worsley, now some of the most recognised names in Antarctic and Polar literature/history.This is the story of that little boat from its commissioning by Worsley to its dramatic escape from Antarctica to its final resting pl...
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Your First Atlantic Crossing: A Planning Guide for Passagemakers

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by Weatheritt, Les
Answering all of the important questions, this book shows not just how to sail an ocean for the first time, but also how to enjoy it. There are insights into the social as well as nautical reality of preparing the boat, the comfort of having highly detailed plans, the inside story of life with a crew, coping with unexpected gales and calms, the live-or-die decision to keep watches or not and the ports of ca...
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