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The Crossing: Sir Vivian Fuchs, Sir Edmund Hillary and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58

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by Knight, John
The Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1955-58 organised and led by Sir Vivian Fuchs and supported by Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the most extraordinary exploits ever undertaken in Antarctica - but it has been underappreciated. On the sixtieth anniversary of the crossing, this book tells the complete story of this remarkable episode in the history of exploration. The Crossing is illustrated with photographs fr...
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Wales in Photographs

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by Browne, Mathew
Wales has a great diversity of beautiful landscapes, historical treasures and fascinating man-made heritage. Photographer Mathew Browne has captured the country's essence in this collection of stunning images. With rugged mountains and peaceful lakes, quiet rural locations, breathtaking coastline and islands, three National Parks, ancient castles, and historic towns and cities. Wales in Photographs displays...
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Great Britain's Railways: A New History

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by Maggs, Colin
Which was the first railway in Great Britain? Certainly not the one engineered by George Stephenson - one of the first was laid down at Wollaton, near Nottingham, open by 1610, long before Stephenson's birth in 1781.
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Scotland in Photographs

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by Majeed, Shahbaz
Scotland has been truly blessed with its great diversity of beautiful landscapes. `God's Own Country' is surrounded by dramatic seascapes and peppered with fast-flowing rivers, mysterious lochs and high waterfalls. International award-winning photographer Shahbaz Majeed has captured the country's essence in this collection of stunning images.
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Edinburgh History Tour

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by Hanson, Liz
The profile of Edinburgh was born of a marriage between nature's sculpture and man's architecture. The epicentre is Castle Rock - a volcanic plug - which constantly draws the eye from all parts of the city. Sloping down from it is a jagged outline of impossibly high medieval tenements lining the Royal Mile, which is punctuated at the foot of the tail of glacial debris by Holyrood Palace. That Edinburgh is b...
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Devon in Photographs

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by Neale, Jonathan
Devon has a range of beautiful landscapes, breathtaking coastline and historical heritage. Photographer Jonathan Neale has captured Devon's essence in this collection of stunning images. With rugged moorland and hills, peaceful villages and towns, beautiful rural landscapes and river valleys, magnificent coastlines, scenic estuaries, fascinating wildlife, and man-made treasures, Devon in Photographs display...
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Railways in the British Landscape

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by Coombes, Robin
A thin pair of steel ribbons across town and countryside, along sea walls, over remote and lonely Highland moors, through tunnels, and carried on magnificent viaducts - the special association between railway and landscape is explored in this photo essay by two of the UK's best-known railway photographers, one of whom was named the Sunday Times `Take A View' Young Landscape Photographer of the Year.
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The Northwest Passage Overland: The Epic Journey that Helped Create Canada

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by Coleman, E. C.
Published on the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Dominion of Canada and the 70th anniversary of Canadian citizenship. In 1862, Viscount Milton and Dr Cheadle set off west across North America to find a route that could be used to transport the riches of the British Columbia goldfields back to British territory in the east, thus avoiding the `middle man' - the US. Behind that simple descriptio...
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Central Bristol History Tour

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by Beeson, Anthony
Central Bristol History Tour is a unique insight into the fascinating history of this famous old port city and shows just how much it has changed during the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Readers are invited to follow local author and historian Anthony Beeson as he guides them through its streets and alleyways, pointing out the well-known and less well-known landmarks along the way.
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Europe by Sleeping Car

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by Patterson, Michael
Between 1980 and 2011 author Michael Patterson made some forty week-long journeys by train through Europe. With camera at the ready and notebook or tape recorder in hand, he travelled each day, stopping off at places along the route. To reach the extremities of Scandinavia, Italy, Spain and Portugal on these no-fly trips Michael often travelled overnight by sleeping car and it is these journeys which are at...
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The Tower of London: The Biography

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by Porter, Stephen
The Tower of London is an icon of England's history. William the Conqueror built the White Tower after his invasion and conquest in 1066 to dominate London, and it has become infamous as a place of torture, execution and murder. The deaths of royals attracted most attention: the murder of the Princes in the Tower, the beheading of Henry VIII's wives Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, and Lady Jane Grey, Hen...
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Paddington Through Time

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by Christopher/2
Paddington is part of a hub of underground stations and is home to the world's most famous bear, named after the station. Revel in the selection of images of Paddington Through Time and see how Brunel's masterpiece has stood the test of time. 'I am going to design, in a great hurry, and I believe to build, a station after my own fancy,' stated Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1851. That station, the second to be...
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Aqueducts and Viaducts of Britain

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by Owens, Victoria
Between July 1761, when a navigable aqueduct opened on the Bridgewater Canal at Barton-upon-Irwell, and July 1963, date of the completion of the Thelwall Viaduct on the M6 near Warrington, Britain would see the construction of a great number of aqueducts and viaducts. Emblems of the industrial age, from unassuming arches built to carry canals over streams to immense multi-span structures conveying railways ...
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More Yorkshire in Photographs

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by Zdanowicz, Dave
The amazing county of Yorkshire offers some of the most diverse and rich landscapes, seasides and cityscapes in the British Isles. Limestone interlaces with sweeping and rolling fells, and dramatic peaks rise from its plains. Photographer Dave Zdanowicz has captured its essence from the coast to the Dales in this collection of stunning images.
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Cornwall in Photographs

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by Fuchs, Gabriel
Cornwall in Photographs captures a range of stunning landscapes that make up this most south-westerly part of England. The coastline is full of contrasts, from granite cliffs to sandy beaches, and crashing Atlantic Ocean waves to gently lapping water in tranquil river estuaries. With Land's End at the tip of its long peninsula, no inland area is more than 20 miles from the sea. Humans have left their mark o...
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Britain's Greatest Bridges

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by Rogers, Joseph
Throughout history, the need to cross the changing British landscape has always driven innovation. Natural valleys, rivers and mountainous features required the construction of bridges in ancient times to expand our horizons, transport goods and, ultimately, conquer all corners of our island nation. Since then, with the development of technology, bridges have become not only practical structures for people ...
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York History Tour

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by Chrystal, Paul
York History Tour is a fascinating insight into the history of this ancient city and shows just how much it has changed during the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Readers are invited to follow local author and historian Paul Chrystal as he guides them through its streets and alleyways (known locally as snickelways), pointing out the well-known and lesser-known landmarks along the way. It i...
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Southwark Pubs

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by Homer, Johnny
Southwark is one of London's oldest and most intriguing neighbourhoods; a hotbed of culture and commerce that has played a major part in the development of the capital. Its streets were familiar to Shakespeare and Dickens, both of whom surely drank, schemed and dreamed in the many inns and taverns that abounded. This is where Chaucer's pilgrims began their long march to Canterbury, and many centuries later ...
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The Story of Stonhenge

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by Patricia Southern
A comprehensive illustrated history of the prehistoric megalithic structure at Stonehenge and those who built it. Stonehenge is the best known but least understood prehistoric monument in the British Isles. Other stone circles are impressive and atmospheric, but none approach the sophistication of Stonehenge. The stones visible today represent the final phase of a monument that was begun about 5,000 years a...
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Greenwich History Tour

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by Ramzan, David C.
Greenwich History Tour offers a fascinating insight into the history of this town on the River Thames in south-east London. Author David C. Ramzan guides us around its well-known streets and buildings, showing how its famous landmarks used to look and how they have changed over the years as well as exploring its lesser-known sights and hidden corners. With the help of a handy location map, readers are invit...
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