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Exploration Experience: The Heroic Exploits of the World's Greatest Explorers, Beau Riffenburgh
1 Beau Riffenburgh Exploration Experience: The Heroic Exploits of the World's Greatest Explorers
The Royal Geographic Society 236008 Great Britain 2007 0233002197 / 9780233002194 Hardcover (in Slipcase) Near Fine Condition "The RGS Exploration Experience" begins in the Golden Age of exploration with some of the earliest explorers from the Vikings to the early Chinese travellers, the discovery of the Americas by French and Spanish explorers and the eventual circumnavigation of the globe. The book is then divided into continents to detail later exploration of countries all over the world. Starting in the Americas with the brave pioneers who forged new routes into and beyond the frontiers, it moves onto the exotic and remote parts of Asia, the wilds of deepest Africa, beautiful Pacific islands, the hostile terrain of Australia and finally the frozen expanses of the Arctic and Antarctic. Covering professional explorers, botanists hunting for undiscovered plants, missionaries spreading Christianity into unexplored regions, women, aristocrats and explorers of many different nationalities, the "RGS Exploration Experience" is an essential journey for armchair and actual explorers both young and old. The memorabilia includes: booklet of pages from John Hanning Speke's sketchbook, watercolour sketch by Samuel Baker, and drawing of the Victoria Falls by David Livingstone. Includes CD Rom. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Exploration; Exploration; ISBN/EAN: 9780233002194. Inventory No: 236008. Hardcover 
Price: 44.78 AUD
Flaws In The Ice: In Search of Douglas Mawson, David Day
2 David Day Flaws In The Ice: In Search of Douglas Mawson
Scribe 241265 Melbourne 2013 1922070742 / 9781922070746 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition In Flaws in the Ice, prize-winning historian David Day searches for the real Douglas Mawson. After travelling south on his own six-week odyssey to the Antarctic, the author answers the difficult questions about Mawson that have hitherto lain buried - from questions about his intimate relationship with Lady Scott, and his leadership of the ill-fated Australiasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14, to his conduct during the legendary trek that led to the death of his two companions. He also explores how Mawson subsequently concealed his failures and deficiencies as an expedition leader, and created for himself a heroic image that has persisted for a century. For many decades, there has been only one published, first-hand account of the expedition - the one written and orchestrated by Mawson himself. Only recently have alternative accounts become publicly available. The most important of these is the long-suppressed diary of Mawson's deputy, Cecil Madigan, who is scathing in his criticisms of Mawson's abilities, achievements, and character. At the same time, other accounts have appeared from leading members of the expedition that also challenge Mawson's official story. In this compelling and revealing new book, David Day draws upon all this new evidence, as well as on the vast research he undertook for his international history of Antarctica, and on his own experience of sailing to the Antarctic coastline where Mawson's reputation was first created. Flaws in the Ice will change perceptions of Douglas Mawson forever 316 pages. Tanning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Exploration; Australia; Exploration; History. ISBN/EAN: 9781922070746. Inventory No: 241265. Paperback 
Price: 15.00 AUD
Antarctica: First Impressions 1773-1930, Douglas R. G. Sellick [Editor]
3 Douglas R. G. Sellick [Editor] Antarctica: First Impressions 1773-1930
Fremantle Arts Centre Press 241286 Western Australia 2001 1863683437 / 9781863683432 Softcover Very Good Condition These traveller's tales have one thing in common: they are all true. Antarctica is the driest continent, the windiest, the highest continent on earth. And the least known. This anthology offers a diverse collection of gripping impressions of travellers of all kinds to Antarctica. From the very famous, to the many long forgotten expeditioners and voyagers, whose stories are some of the most extraordinary tales of courage and daring ever published. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Exploration; Exploration; ISBN: 1863683437. ISBN/EAN: 9781863683432. Inventory No: 241286. Paperback 
Price: 20.00 AUD
High Adventure, Edmund Hilary
4 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 
Price: 11.94 AUD
Gino Watkins, J. M. Scott
5 J. M. Scott Gino Watkins
Hodder & Stoughton 241282 Great Britain 1937 Fourth Edition Hardcover Good Condition Fair 352 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Dust jacket has rubbing, chips and tears to edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Exploration. Inventory No: 241282. Hardcover 
Price: 20.00 AUD
Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest, Judi & Tashi Tenzing
6 Judi & Tashi Tenzing Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest
HarperCollins 241289 Australia 2001 0732267250 / 9780732267254 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition In 2003, the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's historic ascent of Mount Everest, an event which became a defining moment in twentieth-century adventure and which delivered fame and glory to the men who took part in it. All, perhaps, except Tenzing, who, after a brief honeymoon period with the world's media and political leaders, returned to his humble home in the hill station of Darjeeling, India and never properly received the credit and plaudits he so richly deserved. In 1986 he passed away, having touched the hearts of all those he came across and having done so much for his people. Tenzing and the Sherpas of Everest is the inspiring story of this poor and illiterate man who left his small ancestral village in a remote part of the Himalaya and through grit, courage and sheer determination climbed the world's highest mountain and became a hero around the world. But it is also the story of Tenzing's family and the Sherpa people who over a century of adventure, have contributed so much to exploration in the Himalaya but who maintain a respect and reverence for the mountains. 211 pages. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Exploration; Exploration; Biography. Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 0732267250. ISBN/EAN: 9780732267254. Inventory No: 241289. Paperback Inscribed by Author
Price: 25.00 AUD
A History of Polar Exploration, L P Kirwan
7 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 
Price: 9.95 AUD
New Europe, Michael Palin
8 Michael Palin New Europe
BBC 234118 London 2007 0297844490 / 9780297844495 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good No. 1 bestseller and superstar doing what he does best, introducing millions of avid readers to little-known peoples and places.Until the early 1990s, when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, travelling behind the iron curtain was never easy. In undertaking his new journey through Eastern Europe, breathing in its rich history, and exquisite sights and talking to its diverse peoples, Michael fills what has been a void in his own experience and that of very many others. NEW EUROPE is very much a voyage of discovery, from the snows of the Julian Alps to the beauty of the Baltic sea, he finds himself in countries he'd barely heard of, many unfamiliar and mysterious, all with tragic histories and much brighter futures.During his 20-country adventure Palin meets Romanian lumberjacks, drives the 8.58 stopping train from Poznan to Wolsztyn, treads the catwalk at a Budapest fashion show, learns about mine-clearing in Bosnia and watches Turkish gents wrestling in olive oil. As with all his bestselling books, in his uniquely entertaining style, Palin opens up a new and undiscovered world to millions of readers. Illustrated with colour photographs. TV Tie-In. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Exploration; Exploration; ISBN/EAN: 9780297844495. Inventory No: 234118. Hardcover 
Price: 19.90 AUD
Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott; Shackleton and Amundsen, Peter Fitzsimons
9 Peter Fitzsimons Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott; Shackleton and Amundsen
William Heinemann 242860 Australia 2011 First Edition 1741666600 / 9781741666601 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good History comes to life with Peter FitzSimons in the story of Australia s most famous polar explorer and the giants from the heroic age of polar exploration- Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton. Sir Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, remains Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. On 2 December 1911, his Australasian Antarctic Expedition left Hobart to explore the virgin frozen coastline below Australia, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. He was on his way to fulfil a national dream he had first conceived three years earlier, while on his first trip to the frozen continent on the Nimrod expedition under the leadership of the charismatic Anglo-Irishman Sir Ernest Shackleton. Even as Mawson and his men were approaching Antarctica, two other famous Antarctic explorers were already engaged in nothing less than a race to become the first men to reach the South Pole. While Roald Amundsen of Norway, with his small team, was racing with dogs along one route, England's legendary Scott of the Antarctic, with his far larger team, was relying primarily on ponies and 'man-hauling' to get there along another Dust jacket has some crinkling to bottom of spine edge. 737 pages. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Exploration; Exploration; ISBN/EAN: 9781741666601. Inventory No: 242860. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
Price: 35.00 AUD
Fragile Eden : Ride Through New Zealand, Robin Hanbury Tenison
10 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 
Price: 12.44 AUD
Worlds Apart - An Explorer's Life, Robin Hanbury-Tenison
11 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 
Price: 14.00 AUD
Fatu-Hiva - Back To Nature, Thor Heyerdahl
12 Thor Heyerdahl Fatu-Hiva - Back To Nature
George Allen & Unwin 233626 Great Britain 1974 First Edition 0049100572 / 9780049100572 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 381 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Exploration; Exploration; ISBN: 0049100572. ISBN/EAN: 9780049100572. Inventory No: 233626. Hardcover 
Price: 12.44 AUD

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