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High Adventure, Edmund Hilary
1 Edmund Hilary High Adventure
Readers Book Club 230284 London Hardcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket A. Spark [Maps] George Djurkouic [Sketches] Everest: forbidding, exhilarating, unconquerable. All courageous attempts by man to reach its summit by heading up the northern side from Tibet had failed. The southern approach through Nepal had never before been climbed, due to its impossibly steep ice-covered slopes and the country's policies. But in 1951 Edmund Hillary joined an expedition to find a new route up Everest from the south, which led to a new chapter in mountaineering history. The climbers' determination, endurance and battle against the elements culminated with their famous climb in 1953 as they finally reached the summit of this formidable mountain. This is Hillary's own account of the treacherous and breathtaking journeys. 256 pages. Illustrator: A. Spark [Maps] George Djurkouic [Sketches]. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Exploration; Exploration; Inventory No: 230284. Hardcover 
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Shackleton: The Story of Ernest Shackletoon and the Antarctic Explorers, Gavin Mortimer
2 Gavin Mortimer Shackleton: The Story of Ernest Shackletoon and the Antarctic Explorers
Viking 232896 Australia 2002 0670040444 / 9780670040445 Softcover Near Fine Condition In 1914, Anglo-Irish explorer Ernest Shackleton set sail aboard his ship Endurance, leading twenty-eight men in an audacious attempt to cross the Antarctic continent. The story of their survival, against all odds, remains one of the most gripping and inspiring dramas of the twentieth century. This volume charts the achievements of Shackleton and his contemporaries, Amundsen, Scott, Wilson, and others, as they attempted the exploration of the continent of ice. Richly illustrated throughout with historical photos, this large-scale paperback is an enthralling introduction to a perennially fascinating topic. 128 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Exploration; History; ISBN: 0670040444. ISBN/EAN: 9780670040445. Inventory No: 232896. Paperback 
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Price: 24.50 AUD 20.83 AUD 
 
 
A History of Polar Exploration, L P Kirwan
3 L P Kirwan A History of Polar Exploration
Penguin Books 056842 England 1962 Reprint Paperback Good Condition 408 pages. B/W photos. Foxing to the outer edges. Non removable white sticker to top of front cover Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: History; Exploration; Exploration. Inventory No: 056842. Paperback 
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Price: 16.50 AUD 14.03 AUD 
 
 
This Accursed Land, Lennard Bickel
4 Lennard Bickel This Accursed Land
MacMillan 230437 1977 0333229398 / 9780333229392 Hardcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket On the same coast, somewhere, were his other men...What had they found? Where were they? His own party was lodged in the chilled breath of this vast polar wilderness where he wrote: 'The winds have a force so tterrific as to eclipse anything previously known in the world. We have found the kingdom of blizzards. We have come to an accursed land.' Sir Douglas Mawson's epic and tragic journey across 600 miles of unknown Antarctic wasteland has been described by Sir Edmund Hillary as 'the greatest story of lone survival in Antarctic exploration'. This Accursed Land tells the story of how Mawson declined to join Scott's ill-fated British expedition in order to lead the Australasian party and his three man team which set out to explore the far eastern coastline of the Antarctic continent. The loss of one of his men and most of his supplies turned a hazardous trek into a nightmare. Mawson and his colleague, Mertz, were trapped 320 miles from base with only nine days' food and nothing for the dogs. They lived on the journey back by slaughtering their starving animals and eating what is now known to have been poisoned meat. Mawson's ultimate and lone struggle for survival after Mertz's descent into madness - starving, poisoned, exhausted, and indescribably cold - is one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of exploration. When he arrived back his weight had reduced from fifteen stone to eight stone. 210 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Exploration; Exploration; ISBN: 0333229398. ISBN/EAN: 9780333229392. Inventory No: 230437. Hardcover 
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Fragile Eden : Ride Through New Zealand, Robin Hanbury Tenison
5 Robin Hanbury Tenison Fragile Eden : Ride Through New Zealand
Arrow Books s14036 London, England. 1990 Reprint 0099727005 / 9780099727002 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket A ride through new Zealand. B/W photos. Foxing to the outer edges. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Exploration; Exploration; ISBN: 0099727005. ISBN/EAN: 9780099727002. Inventory No: s14036. Paperback 
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Price: 19.00 AUD 16.15 AUD 
 
 
Worlds Apart - An Explorer's Life, Robin Hanbury-Tenison
6 Robin Hanbury-Tenison Worlds Apart - An Explorer's Life
Arrow Books 230244 Great Britain 1991 0099790408 / 9780099790402 Softcover Very Good Condition This is the autobiography of one of the world's best-known explorers, who has ventured time and again from the comfort and security of his Cornish farm into some of the remotest regions on earth, usually in conditions of acute discomfort and often danger. The author describes many dramatic and sometimes hilarious adventures in the Sahara, the jungles of Central and South America, Indonesia and elsewhere. He records his growing affinity with tribal people whose peaceful way of life is threatened by encroaching civilization, and his intensifying battle to preserve the quality of life. 288 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Exploration; Exploration; ISBN: 0099790408. ISBN/EAN: 9780099790402. Inventory No: 230244. Paperback 
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Price: 20.50 AUD 17.43 AUD 
 
 
The Last Explorer: Hubert Wilkins Australia's Unknow Hero, Simon Nasht
7 Simon Nasht The Last Explorer: Hubert Wilkins Australia's Unknow Hero
Hodder 232883 Australia 2005 0733618316 / 9780733618314 Trade Paperback Good Condition If greatness is measured in square miles, Hubert Wilkins was without question the most successful explorer in history, for no one has seen with his own eyes more undiscovered land and sea. Largely self-taught, this farm boy from the Australian outback became a celebrated newsreel cameraman, reporter, pilot, spy, war hero, scientist, and adventurer. Repeatedly cheating death, he captured in his lens war, famine, and derring-do, met world leaders like Lenin, Mussolini, and King George V of England, and circled the globe on a zeppelin. Early on, Wilkins recognized the importance of new technologies such as the airplane, submarine, and motion picture camera in exploring uncharted worlds. He helped map the Canadian Arctic and plumbed the ocean depths from the ice cap. He became the first person to fly across the Arctic from America to Europe, a feat the New York Times called "the greatest flight in history," which earned him a knighthood, a ticker-tape parade in New York City, and many other honors. He was also the first to fly in the Antarctic and to discover land by airplane, and the first to take a submarine under the Arctic ice. He disproved the ancient myth of a hidden continent in the north. A visionary who, almost a century ago, grasped the link between the poles and changing global weather, Wilkins was a pioneer in weather forecasting and the study of global warming." But the most amazing aspect of this life of unrelenting adventure is how decent and humble Wilkins was as a man. Unswayed by glory, he eschewed publicity and shied from public acclaim. Simon Nasht's discovery of Wilkins' treasure trove of journals, records, and photographs has enabled him to bring to the world's attention this remarkable explorer's many extraordinary achievements. Small black mark to bottom edge of foredge. 346 pages. Tanning to page edges. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Exploration; Biography & Autobiography; Biography. ISBN: 0733618316. ISBN/EAN: 9780733618314. Inventory No: 232883. Paperback 
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Price: 20.50 AUD 17.43 AUD 
 


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