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  • The Lost City of Zby David Grann

    Simon & Schuster UK 2009; US$ 15.04

    Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett was the last of a breed of great British explorers who ventured into 'blank spots' on the map with little more than a machete, a compass and unwavering sense of purpose. In 1925, one of the few remaining blank spots in the world was in the Amazon. Fawcett believed the impenetrable jungle held a secret to a large, complex... more...

  • Fatal Passageby Ken McGoogan

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.54

    The true story of the remarkable John Rae - Arctic traveller and Hudson's Bay Company doctor - FATAL PASSAGE is a tale of imperial ambition and high adventure. In 1854 Rae solved the two great Arctic mysteries: the fate of the doomed Franklin expedition and the location of the last navigable link in the Northwest Passage. But Rae was to... more...

  • Into the Wildby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 12.72

    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREJon Krakauer's classic account of a gifted young man who chose literally to walk away from his life.By examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man who, in 1992, walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon... more...

  • The Travels of Marco Poloby Marco Polo; Jason Goodwin; Manuel Komroff; William Marsden

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.95

    Marco Polo?s account of his journey throughout the East in the thirteenth century was one of the earliest European travel narratives, and it remains the most important. The merchant-traveler from Venice, the first to cross the entire continent of Asia, provided us with accurate descriptions of life in China, Tibet, India, and a hundred other lands,... more...

  • Scott And Amundsenby Roland Huntford

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    A gripping history of the agonies and feuds, as well as the joys, of the legendary 1911-2 British-Norwegian race to the South Pole more...

  • Scott And Amundsenby Roland Huntford

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 32.89

    A gripping history of the agonies and feuds, as well as the joys, of the legendary 1911-2 British-Norwegian race to the South Pole more...

  • Lost in Shangri-La: Escape from a Hidden World - A True Storyby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    An utterly gripping non-fiction adventure narrative, 'Lost in Shangri-La' is an untold true story of war, anthropology, survival, discovery, heroism, and a near-impossible rescue mission. more...

  • Shackleton's Whiskyby Neville Peat

    Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 31.12

    A vivid account of Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic Expedition, and the cases of Mackinlay's single malt whisky that he left behind. The incredible tale of Antarctica, malt whisky and an epic journey. Sir Ernest Shackleton's world fame is founded on the Endurance expedition of 1914-17, an attempt to cross the Antarctic continent that was foiled... more...

  • North-East to Muscovyby Kit Mayers

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    In 1553 and 1556 the Devon-born sea captain Stephen Borough was given the task of finding a north-east passage to China to open up new trading links between Britain and the East. more...

  • The Ice Balloonby Alec Wilkinson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    The story of the only person to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon, and the golden age of Polar Exploration. more...