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The Lost Book of Adventure: from the notebooks of the Unknown Adventurer

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by Keen, Teddy
The Quarto Group have won an 8-way auction to a bundle of sketchbooks believed to have been written by an `unknown' adventurer. Discovered by nature enthusiast Teddy Keen on a recent trip to the Amazon, the tattered sketchbooks are filled with details of extraordinary adventures and escapes, expedition advice and survival methods, annotated with illustrations. It is thought that the sketchbooks were created...
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The Pursuit of Art: Travels, Encounters and Revelations

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by Gayford, Martin
Bestselling author of 'Modernists & Mavericks' Martin Gayford recounts some of the extraordinary journeys he has made in the name of art. In the course of a career thinking and writing about art, Martin Gayford has travelled all over the world both to see works of art and to meet artists. Gayford's journeys, often to fairly inaccessible places, involve frustrations and complications, but also serendipito...
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Airline Maps: A Century of Art and Design

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by Ovenden, Mark
A celebratory look back at one hundred years of passenger flight, featuring full-colour reproductions of route maps and posters from the world's most iconic airlines
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North Korea Journal

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by Palin, Michael
A glimpse of life inside the world’s most secretive country, as told by Britain’s best-loved travel writer. In May 2018, former Monty Python stalwart and intrepid globetrotter Michael Palin spent two weeks in the notoriously secretive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a cut-off land without internet or phone signal, where the countryside has barely moved beyond a centuries-old peasant economy but wh...
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Silk Roads: Peoples, Cultures, Landscapes

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by Whitfield, Susan
As world powers realign their cultural, economic and political outlooks, there is no better time to consider how Afro-Eurasia's complex network of ancient trade routes - which spanned the vastness of the steppe, vertiginous mountain ranges, fertile river plains and forbidding deserts across the continents and on to the seas beyond - fostered economic activity and cultural, political and technological commun...
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The Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book: Pit Your Wits Against the World's Greatest Explorers

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by The Royal Geographical Society
'The Royal Geographical Society Puzzle Book' brings the rich and colourful history and content of this great institution to the printed page in the form of a challenging, informative and entertaining quiz book. Explore hidden routes, decipher geographical details and discover amazing facts as you work through over a century's worth of geographical wonder - from Shackleton to Livingstone, Darwin to MacArthur...
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Londonist Drinks: A Spirited Guide to London Libation

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by The Londonist
The Londonist writers are excited to be sharing their expert knowledge of some of London's alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinking establishments.
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On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Road Trip

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by Theroux, Paul
The master of contemporary travel writing, Paul Theroux, immerses himself in the beautiful and troubled heart of modern Mexico Nogales is a border town caught between Mexico and the United States of America. A forty-foot steel fence runs through its centre, separating the prosperous US side from the impoverished Mexican side. It is a fascinating site of tension, now more than ever, as the town fills with...
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The Land of the Dawn-Lit Mountains: A Journey Across Arunachal Pradesh - India's Forgotten Frontier

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by Bolingbroke-Kent, Antonia
Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award. A thrilling and dangerous adventure through Arunachal Pradesh, one of the world's least explored places. Remote, mountainous and forbidding, here shamans still fly through the night, hidden valleys conceal portals to other worlds, yetis leave footprints in the snow, spirits and demons abound, and the gods are appeased by th...
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The How to be British Collection

by Martyn Alexander Ford
A perennially popular collection of colour cartoon illustrations, with accompanying texts, on the endearing oddities of our British life and character. Drawing on their many years' experience of teaching English as a Foreign Language the authors also offer the wider world a tongue-in-cheek guide on how to get around in English and at the same time make sense of our 'funny ways'.
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The Library of Ice: Readings from a Cold Climate

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by Campbell, Nancy
"A wonderful book: Nancy Campbell is a fine storyteller with a rare physical intelligence. The extraordinary brilliance of her eye confers the reader a total immersion in the rimy realms she explores. Glaciers, Arctic floe, verglas, frost and snow - I can think of no better or warmer guide to the icy ends of the Earth" Dan Richards, author of 'Climbing Days'
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Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words

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by Ella Frances Sanders
Did you know that the Japanese have a word to express the way sunlight filters through the leaves of trees? Or that there's a Swedish word that means a traveller's particular sense of anticipation before a trip?
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The Great Alone: Walking the Pacific Crest Trail

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by Voors, Tim
Get ready for the sublime beauty of the Pacific Crest Trail. From the Mojave Desert, through the soaring peaks of the Sierra Nevada, to Canada, traversing the American West is not for the faint-hearted. Pristine mountain lakes, nights under the stars, and spontaneous friendships forged over camp- fires reward hikers who stay the course. Tim Voors a passionate long-distance hiker who walked the trail alone o...
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Slow Trains to Venice: A Love Letter to Europe

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by Chesshyre, Tom
Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks.
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Outpost: A Journey to the Wild Ends of the Earth

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by Richards, Dan
There are still wild places out there on our crowded planet. Through a series of personal journeys, Dan Richards explores the appeal of far-flung outposts in mountains, tundra, forests, oceans and deserts. These are landscapes that speak of deep time, whose scale can knock us down to size. Their untamed nature is part of their beauty and such places have long drawn the adventurous, the spiritual and the art...
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Kidding Around: Tales of Travel with Children

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by Murphy, Dervla
Becoming a parent need to not put an end to wanderlust. That's the message in this new anthology from Bradt, the latest in a series of collections of real-life tales focusing on different aspects of travel. With contributions from a range of both well-known, professional travel writers and newer writers from the UK and North America, this engaging and entertaining compilation of 37 stories lifts the lid on ...
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Cruickshank's London: A Portrait of a City in 20 Walks

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by Cruickshank, Dan
An idiosyncratic and beautifully illustrated guide to walking the city, by the nation's favourite architectural historian Cobbled medieval alleyways and ornate Georgian boulevards. Decadent marble mansions and sprawling Victorian slums. Heaths, churches, squares and railways that, between them, hold two thousand years of secrets: London's history is written into the very fabric of its streets. In 'Cru...
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Fifty Years of Adventure - CICERONE

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by Reynolds, Kev
Commemorating Cicerone's 50th year, Fifty Years of Adventure is a compilation of tales by Cicerone authors. A story to celebrate each year Cicerone has been publishing outdoor activity guidebooks, the collection is a delicious hotpot of adventures in their every shape and form. Soak up the sun, ice-cream in hand, with Aileen Evans on the Isle of Man coast path; discover the secret side of Snowdon with Rache...
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Travel Writer's Field Guide

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by Phoebe Smith
The world is full of stories. Write them. The Travel Writer's Field Guide is an inspirational reference book for anyone who loves to travel.
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Great Expeditions

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by Greenwood, Alan
Foreword by Levison Wood, presenter of 'Walking the Americas'. A comprehensive, fascinating and inspiring gallery of the great adventures that changed our world.
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