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Ninety degrees north: the quest for the North Pole

By: Fergus Fleming.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Granta Books: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04105

ISBN: 1862074496

Condition: Very Good


Drawing on unpublished archives and long-forgotten journals, Fleming tells the story of the North Pole with consummate craftsmanship and wit. ' Ninety Degrees North', is a riveting saga of humankind's search for the ultimate goal. The d/w as light wear to its edges and corners. View more info

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The Shackleton Voyages: A Pictorial Anthology of the Polar Explorer and Edwardian Hero

By: Huntford, Roland

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK., Ted Smart: 2002

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02801

ISBN: 0297843168

Condition: Very Good


This pictorial anthology celebrates the life of Ernest Shackleton, a major protagonist in the heroic age of Antarctic exploration at the beginning of the twentieth century. He is best known for his legendary third expedition, but Shackleton also undertook three other expeditions, each enthralling in its own way but none achieving the goal it set out to reach. Charm, charismatic leadership and dogged determination ensured Shackleton became a hero in his own lifetime. There is light shelf ware to the dJ. View more info

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Over the Edge of the World; Magellan's Terrifying Circum-Navigation of the Globe

By: Laurence Bergreen

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, HarperPerennial: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03932

ISBN: 0007198558

Condition: Near Fine


Drawing on astonishing first-hand sources, many previously unavailable in English, Laurence Bergreen recounts a tale of scheming mutineers, beachside orgies, brave seamanship, obsessive greed and unimaginable bravery. A fascinating anthropological investigation, a ripping sailing yarn and a brilliant historical inquiry, this is one of the greatest adventures ever told. A tight, clean copy. View more info

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Into Africa: The Dramatic Retelling of the Stanley - Livingstone Story.

By: Martin Dugard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Ted Smart: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03949

ISBN: 0593054598

Condition: Very Good


The first book to examine the extraordinary physical challenges, political intrigue and larger - than - life personalities of Stanley-Livingstone story, Into Africa' is a fascinating window on the golden age of exploration and will appeal to everyone's sense of adventure. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Sea of Glory: The Epic South Seas Expedition 1838-42

By: Nathaniel Philbrick

Price: £17.00

Publisher: UK, HarperCollins: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04295

ISBN: 0007121156

Condition: Near Fine


This book is the remarkable and thrilling tale of an unprecedented and surprisingly little - known 19th century naval operation that explored vast tracts of the Pacific Ocean, including a new southern continent Antarctica. It end in acrimonious courts-martial aboard a ship - of- the- line anchored in New York harbour. A good, clean copy. View more info

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South: The Last Antarctic Expedition of Shackleton and the Endurance

By: Sir Ernest Shackleton

Price: £14.50

Publisher: USA, Lyons Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03746

ISBN: 1558217835

Condition: Very Good


In this reprint of the original 1920 edition, Sir Ernest Shackleton, eloquently describes their fabled two-year odyssey in one of the most inhospitable regions on earth. Filled with more than eighty-five photographs and illustrations from the journey. There is some marking on the covers, and the top of the text block also has some marks on it. View more info

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New Found Lands: Maps in the History of Exploration

By: Whitfield, Peter

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, The British Library Publishing Division: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03475

ISBN: 0712345574

Condition: Near Fine


Historical maps are vitally important, and this book displays the geographical ideas of the explorers themselves, through the maps they used or the new maps they caused to be made. There are 150 illustrations , 100 in colour. The D/j shows shelf wear to its edges. View more info