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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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British Airways: An Illustrated History

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by Jarvis, Paul
There can be few world-class companies that boast the heritage and traditions inherent in the British Airways brand. Indeed, the company that became British Airways operated the world's first commercial scheduled airline service in 1919. From the early days of aviation through to more recent times, British Airways has stood for high standards of quality and professionalism. Curator of the British Airways He...
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St Pancras Station Through Time

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by Christopher, John
With its famous hotel, St Pancras is now the London terminus of the Eurostar, with a high speed rail link to the Kent coast and the Channel Tunnel. But it was not always so. Once nearly redundant and threatened with demolition, the station was the London terminus of the Midland Railway, and could proclaim at its opening the largest single span roof in the world. Over GBP800 million saw St Pancras restored a...
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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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Hampshire in Photographs

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by Pinner, Matthew
The county of Hampshire has a great diversity of beautiful landscapes. Photographer Matthew Pinner has captured the county's essence in this collection of stunning images. From timeless villages, the two national parks of the New Forest and the South Downs and its fascinating coastline, beautiful countryside and river valleys, to historic cities, a world-famous cathedral, ancient market towns and fortificat...
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Norfolk in Photographs

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by Skipper, Jamie
The county of Norfolk has a great diversity of beautiful landscapes. Photographer Jamie Skipper has captured the county's essence in this collection of stunning images. From historic market towns to the idyllic and unique Broads, from vast expanses of unspoilt beaches to the beautiful medieval city of Norwich, this book has it covered. For its proud inhabitants, long-term visitors and many tourists, Norfolk...
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East End Pubs

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by Homer, Johnny
There are few more quintessentially English experiences than supping a pint of ale in a centuries-old public house, where the walls could tell you stories. The East End of London is awash with such places, remarkably so in some respects, given the destruction wreaked by the Great Fire of London, Second World War bombs and post-war planners. Some were around before Shakespeare; others are comparatively recen...
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Yorkshire in Photographs

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by Zdanowicz, Dave
Yorkshire is not only the largest county in England, it is also the most beautiful; just ask anyone living there. If there is a heaven then it must surely look like this and landscape photographer, Dave Zdanowicz, has captured its essence in this collection of divine images.
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Hadrian's Wall - History and Guide

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by De La Bedoyere Guy
Stretching 73 miles from coast to coast and reaching a height of about 13 feet, Hadrian's Wall should have been counted as one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Today, a World Heritage site, it stands as the most imposing monument north of the Alps and attracts millions of visitors a year. Yet, despite all the excavation and research that has been carried out, this is the first detailed guide to be...
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How to Fly a Plane: The First World War Manual

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by Barber, Captain Horatio
The training aid for many a pilot from one of the leading instructors of the First World War. There are 160 pages with many illustrations of leading aircraft of the period. Chock full of handy tips for the budding aviator. Nothing could ready you for the world of combat, where pilots' lives were measured in hours rather than years but Captain Barber of the Royal Flying Corps could prepare you for your first...
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The Lost Works Of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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by John Christopher
ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL is famous for the engineering wonders he left behind - from the SS Great Britain to the delights of Paddington and Temple Meads stations, but much of what he designed has been lost. From the ships Great Western and Great Eastern to the majestic water towers of Crystal Palace, the Hungerford Bridge and the South Devon atmospheric railway, many of Brunel's achievements have been lost...
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