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Downhill from Here

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by Boyter, Gavin
Approaching his middle forties, Gavin Boyter wondered what his life was all about. A Scot living in London, single and with no kids, he was living for the job and the dwindling hope of a career in film. He had been a club runner all his life, pretty good but not at the front all that often. He was what he called an ordinary runner and he came to wonder just what an ordinary runner might be capable of. How a...
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Walking the Song

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by Brown, Hamish
Hamish Brown has been an outdoorsman for more than sixty years. The first person to complete an uninterrupted round of Scotland's Munros, his account of the feat in Hamish's Mountain Walk is a classic of Scottish mountain literature. Throughout those years he has contributed articles and essays to many journals and, in this selection, he presents not an autobiography or some overview of life, but a very per...
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Greenpeace Captain: Bizarre Wanderings on the Rainbow Warrior

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by Willcox, Peter
In over 40 years as a senior captain for Greenpeace International, Peter Willcox has been in the vanguard of the international environmentalist movement. He has led crews into battle for the good of the planet against whale killers, nuclear testing sites and deep sea drillers. The recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Guardian, Peter has confronted naval warships, including diving in front of a...
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Running Hard: The Story of a Rivalry

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by Chilton, Steve
For one brilliant season in 1983 the sport of fell running was dominated by the two huge talents of John Wild and Kenny Stuart. Wild was an incomer to the sport from road running and track. Stuart was born to the fells, but an outcast because of his move from amateur to professional and back again. Together they destroyed the record book, only determining who was top by a few seconds in the last race of the...
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Around the Coast in Eighty Waves

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by Bennett, Jonathan
Living in an old, unheated T25 campervan for fourteen months, including the coldest winter for thirty years, Jonathan Bennett travelled clockwise round Britain, surfing every beach he could catch a wave. From the Isle of Harris to the Lizard Peninsula, from Orkney to Anglesey, from Sandwood Bay to Sussex, he shared the waves with seals, sewage and fellow surfers, meeting friendly and not-so-friendly locals,...
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Cairgorm John

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by John Allen
For over thirty years John Allen was an active member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and for most of them acted as Team Leader. In 'Cairngorm John' (his call sign when in contact with Search and Rescue helicopters he recalls the challenges of mountain rescue and the many changes he has seen and been a party to. His book is filled with exciting accounts of real life rescues, discussions of mountain re...
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It's a Hill, Get Over It: Fell Running's History and Characters

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by Chilton, Steve
Published as a quality jacketed hardback in 2013, Steve Chilton's illuminating and entertaining history of one of athletics' most demanding sports, as well as the most demandingly amateur, took the world of running by storm and quickly broke out of its niche. Sandstone Press is delighted to now present the book in a paperback form. It will find ever more admirers to inspire.
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The Voyage of the Dolphin

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by Smith, Kevin
'Gentlemen-' Fitzmaurice's eyes gleamed and he revealed many teeth '-- lace up your stoutest boots and pack your warmest underwear -- we're all off to the bloody Arctic!' It is Dublin in the spring of 1916: while war rages across Europe and rebellion threatens the Irish capital, three young College friends embark on a foolhardy seafaring mission to find the lost skeleton of an Irish giant. With mishaps, mis...
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The Rainforests of Britain and Ireland

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by Bain, Clifton
Following his tremendous success in 2013 with The Ancient Pinewoods of Scotland, Clifton Bain now turns his attention to the mixed oak, birch and other woodlands that line the west coasts of, north to south, Scotland, Northern England, Wales and Ireland. Correctly described as a rainforest, these trees take a higher rainfall than some areas of the Brazilian rainforest, the unbroken lineage since the Ice Age...
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The Spice Box Letters

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by Makis, Eve
Journalist Melina Knight longs to know why her grandmother, Mariam, so rarely speaks about her family and childhood. When Mariam dies suddenly, she inherits her grandmother's journal and handwritten letters stashed in a wooden spice box, cryptic treasures written in Armenian, Mariam's mother tongue. On a spring break in Cyprus, Melina meets Ara, a young Armenian man, who agrees to act as translator. In 1915...
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Upbeat: The Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq

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by MacAlindin, Paul
The story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq is here told by its musical director from its inception to its eventual end. The NYOI came through the most difficult and dangerous of times to produce fine music not only in Iraq but also in Britain, Germany, France and the United States. A beacon of hope and achievement the young musicians and their tutors made bridges across their own ethnic divisions, ma...
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World is Elsewhere: My Life in Cuba and Other Places

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by McIvor, Chris
In the final part of his autobiographical trilogy Chris McIvor relates the story of his years in Morocco, and explores the challenges and contradictions of being an aid worker. Later as the country director of an international charity in Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica Chris finds himself moving behind the gloss of tourism that conceals much of the reality of the Caribbean. In this final volume, Chris also comes to...
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The Birdcage

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by Aslet, Clive
Salonika in 1916 is a city more than half-Jewish and, until a few months ago, one of the jewels in the Ottoman crown. It is now suddenly Greek. Nominally neutral, it is filled with French, British and Serbian soldiers defending it against the Austro-German and Bulgarian forces to the north. In a city seething with intrigue, cafe society continues unperturbed and the native inhabitants make from the soldiers...
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Higher Ground: A Mountain Guide's Life

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by Moran, Martin
For decades now, Martin Moran has made his living as a mountain guide based in Strathcarron, Wester Ross. The Scottish hills have by no means bound or defined him though. It was after his ascent of the North Face of the Eiger that he made his decision to take the mountain guide qualifications. Martin has climbed and guided in the Alps, Norway, and the Himalayas, experiencing life changing adventures, near d...
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Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles: Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail

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by Townsend, Chris
As probably the world's most experienced long distance walker who also writes, Chris Townsend has many stories to tell and many photographs to illustrate them with. Of all his adventures, those he enjoyed on America's Pacific Crest Trail in the Eighties are among his favourites. The PCT runs 2,600 miles from Mexico to Canada through desert, forest and mountain wildernesses. In Rattlesnakes and Bald Eagles ...
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The Surfacing

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by James, Cormac
THE SURFACING is set largely on board a ship in the 1850s, searching for Franklin's lost expedition. It's a challenging and dangerous endeavour in a very male world - that is until Morgan, the second-in-command of the Impetus, realises there is a pregnant stowaway on board and that he is the father. It is too late to turn back, the ice is closing in, and the child will have to be born into the vast and ic...
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The New Northwest Passage: A Voyage to the front line of climate change

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by Cameron Dueck
The Open Passage Expedition successfully sailed through the Northwest Passage during the summer of 2009. The crew not only succeeded in a sailing some of the most dangerous waters in the world, but also learned more about the people and their land. The Arctic is garnering global attention because climate change is melting its sea ice at a rapid pace, affecting the communities and the wildlife they rely on f...
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A Bend In The Nile

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by Chris McIvor
'You'll never come to any good', Chris McIvor is told by his headmaster as he is expelled yet again. Some years later he takes a temporary teaching job in Sudan. Unfamiliar with their language and customs he struggles to control his first class of 55 bright girls. In this absorbing account Chris McIvor discovers Africa, finds love - and loses it - travels through the desert, along the Nile, and finally visi...
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Hamish's Mountain Walk &Climbing The Corbetts

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by Hamish M Brown
"Hamish's Mountain Walk" describes the first complete traverse of the Munros (mountains in Scotland attaining a height of 3000 feet) in a single journey. The book is a classic of outdoor and mountaineering literature and describes not only the intricacies and challenges of the journey but also the history of the area and much else of interest.
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The Aeronaut's Guide to Rapture

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by Campbell, Stuart
Three people in three countries in three different eras. Ursule in 1864 lives the life of a kitchen skivvy in Paris. Dexter in 1965 is an American GI in Vietnam. Dante in 2015 is a Catholic priest in Palermo, Sicily. For Ursule the Prussians are closing in. For Dexter it's the Vietcong. For Dante it is the mafia. How can they escape but, more than that, how can misery become rapture? In contemporary Britain...
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