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The Last Great Adventure of Sir Peter Blake, Alan Sefton
1 Alan Sefton The Last Great Adventure of Sir Peter Blake
Sheridan House 230205 USA 2003 1574091905 / 9781574091908 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good This large-format hardcover follows the late Sir Peter Blake on his ill-fated final voyage aboard the polar exploration yacht SEAMASTER. As the world knows, Blake was tragically murdered by river pirates in December 2001 while exploring the Amazon. This book tracks that voyage and at the same time pays homage to this extraordinary man. The SEAMASTER voyage began in New Zealand and ascended to 70?? S in the icy waters of Antarctica, then headed north to the rain forests of the Amazon. The ship ultimately sailed approximately 1,000 miles up the Amazon river before Blake was murdered on the return journey. 215 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Travel::Adventure. ISBN: 1574091905. ISBN/EAN: 9781574091908. Inventory No: 230205. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
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Price: 44.00 AUD
 
 
Race To Dakar, Charley Boorman
2 Charley Boorman Race To Dakar
Time Warner 238998 London 2006 0316027111 / 9780316027113 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket In 2004 Charley Boorman completed his astonishing round-the-world bike trip with his friend, Ewan McGregor. The journey left him exhausted, exhilarated and hungry for a new challenge. And what greater challenge than the Dakar rally? Beginning in Lisbon and ending in the Senegalese capital of Dakar, the rally covers 15,000 kilometres of treacherous terrain, and is widely regarded as the most dangerous race on earth. With his team-mates Simon Pavey and Matt Hall, Charley faced extreme temperatures, rode through shifting sands and stinging winds, and faced breakdowns miles from civilisation. Charley recounts his extraordinary adventures through Portugal, Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Guinea and Senegal. He also follows the stories of other riders - an eccentric, dedicated band of professionals and rookies who all dream of one thing: reaching the finishing line. Race to Dakar is the thrilling account of a race that has captured the imagination of millions. 306 pages. Inscription to previous owner on title page. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0316027111. ISBN/EAN: 9780316027113. Inventory No: 238998. Paperback 
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Price: 19.00 AUD
 
 
Voyage To The End of the World: With Tales from the Great Ice Barrier, David Burke
3 David Burke Voyage To The End of the World: With Tales from the Great Ice Barrier
Envirobook 241287 Australia 2002 0858811960 / 9780858811966 Softcover Near Fine Condition The voyage of the Russian icebreaker, Kapitan Khlebnikov, to reach the nearest point a ship has ever sailed to the South Pole. Tells of meeting with B-15, the world's largest known iceberg; entering the 'ghost huts' of Shackleton, Mawson and Scott; searching for the mysterious Bay of Whales and more. 200 pages. Cover has a crease. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 0858811960. ISBN/EAN: 9780858811966. Inventory No: 241287. Paperback Inscribed by Author
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Price: 29.00 AUD
 
 
The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica, David G. Campbell
4 David G. Campbell The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica
Houghton Mifflin Company 241240 USA 1992 First Edition 039558969X / 9780395589694 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine The author's personal account of his experiences at the Brazilian Antarctic Research Station during three "erotic summers" erotic because the only sensible balance to the cold, life-threatening winters of Antarctica is an all out procreative frenzy both for indigenous life and visiting researchers. 308 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN: 039558969X. ISBN/EAN: 9780395589694. Inventory No: 241240. Hardcover 
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Price: 24.00 AUD
 
 
Two Below Zero: A year Alone in Antarctica, Don and Margie McIntyre
5 Don and Margie McIntyre Two Below Zero: A year Alone in Antarctica
Australian Geographic 235761 Australia 1996 1862760187 / 9781862760189 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good "The roar of the wind would rise to a howling climax in the gusts. There was no way we could hide from the sound. It filled our world , needling us second by second, worrying, tormenting, wearing us down. All we could do was sit there and wonder how long the hut could stand the punishment." 256 pages. Inscription to previous owner on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Travel::Adventure; ISBN: 1862760187. ISBN/EAN: 9781862760189. Inventory No: 235761. This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries. Hardcover 
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Price: 29.00 AUD
 
 
Long Way Round Chasing Shadows Across The World, Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman
6 Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman Long Way Round Chasing Shadows Across The World
Time Warner 230220 Great Britain 2004 First Edition 0316729698 / 9780316729697 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket It started as a daydream. Poring over a map of the world at home one quiet Saturday afternoon, Ewan McGregor -- acclaimed actor and self-confessed bike nut -- noticed that it was possible to ride all the way round the world, with just one short hop across the Bering Strait from Russia to Alaska. It was a revelation he couldn't get out of his head. So he picked up the phone and called his fellow actor-slash-biker friend Charley Boorman and told him it was time to hit the road.... Long Way Round Beginning in London, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and Russia; across the Pacific to Alaska; then down through Canada all the way to New York. "Long Way Round" is the result of their four-month, 20,000-mile joyride. Featuring original diary entries, travel maps, mileage charts, and dozens of photographs, this is a freewheeling, fully charged, and uproariously entertaining book about two world-famous individuals who chose the road not taken...and made the journey worthwhile 310 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0316729698. ISBN/EAN: 9780316729697. Inventory No: 230220. Paperback 
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Price: 17.00 AUD
 
 
Pack Manual of Exploration For Modern-day Australian Adventurers, Harry Frauca
7 Harry Frauca Pack Manual of Exploration For Modern-day Australian Adventurers
A. H. & A. W. Reed 234583 Sydney 1980 0589501798 / 9780589501792 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Very Good Condition This book brings together the vital guidelines needed for exploring Australia's wilderness on foot, albeit for scientific discovery or for the sheer pleasure of it. 136 pages. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel::Adventure; Australia; ISBN: 0589501798. ISBN/EAN: 9780589501792. Inventory No: 234583. Hardcover 
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Price: 29.00 AUD
 
 
The Snake Charmer, Jamie James
8 Jamie James The Snake Charmer
Hyperion 236654 New York 2008 First Edition 9780401309954 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket In the fall of 2001, deep in the jungle of Burma, a team of scientists searches for rare snakes. They are led by Dr. Joe Slowinski, at 38 already one of the most brilliant biologists of our time. It is the most ambitious scientific expedition ever mounted into this remote region, brought to a dramatic halt by the bite of the many-banded krait, the deadliest serpent in Asia. Thus begins one of the most remarkable wilderness rescue attempts of modern times. In The Snake Charmer, renowned journalist and author Jamie James captures the life and death of the fascinating and charismatic Joe Slowinski--a man whose career was fast and exciting, and whose tragic final expedition became a pulse-pounding struggle between man and nature. 260 pages. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN/EAN: 9780401309954. Inventory No: 236654. Paperback 
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Price: 14.00 AUD
 
 
The Ride Around New Zealand, Jeremy Burfoot
9 Jeremy Burfoot The Ride Around New Zealand
Burglar Brothers Publishing 238198 New Zealand 2007 0473116650 / 9780473116651 Trade Paperback Near Fine Condition n February 2006 Jeremy Burfoot, a Qantas 747 Captain, and his friend Brad Burton rode their Seadoo personal watercraft (jet skis) around New Zealand. The men did the ride to help raise awareness of the dangers of skin cancer after Jeremy was diagnosed with a melanoma six months before. The journey took 19 days including 150 hours of riding to achieve and was 5,000km long. Along the way they visited 18 coastal cities and saw some of the most magnificent coastline in the world. The pair had to contend with giant seas, strong winds, a large shark and many other hazards. This is a historical story of an important record breaking event. It is the story of a mission to spread a message and the physical and logistical challenges that it entailed. As well as the ride the story includes interesting anecdotes and observations about the local geography and the history of New Zealand s coastline. The story is told in a relaxed and informal style that is entertaining, interesting and seriously funny. 305 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0473116650. ISBN/EAN: 9780473116651. Inventory No: 238198. Paperback 
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Price: 19.00 AUD
 
 
The Wind In My Heels: Travels from the Saddle, Josie Dew
10 Josie Dew The Wind In My Heels: Travels from the Saddle
Warner Books 233452 Great Britain 1993 0751502499 / 9780751502497 Softcover Good Condition As a young girl, Josie Dew developed an overpowering urge to travel. She also fell out of a fast-moving vehicle and, rather inconveniently, developed a lifelong aversion to cars. Along came her first bicycle, and she has never looked back. Four continents, thirty-six countries and eighty thousand miles worth of astounding adventures, eccentric characters, varied cultures and ever-enduring optimism are the result of her travels. From Saharan locust invasions to tree-climbing goats, and a customs official who wouldn't let her leave India because 'You are making me a very fine wife', her encounters are described with honesty, wit and perception. Strange incidents and bizarre circumstances punctuate her journeys: in Nepal she met a team of Frenchmen running from Paris to China, and a cyclist on his way from one Olympic Games to the next. In Udaipur she was greeted by everyone with the refrain 'Hello Mr. Jamie Bond Octopussy filmed here', whilst her view of post-Ceausescu Romania, a nation suffering and starving, affected her both physically and mentally. 368 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0751502499. ISBN/EAN: 9780751502497. Inventory No: 233452. Paperback 
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Price: 16.00 AUD
 
 
The Battle For Room Service: Journeys To All The Safe Places, Mark Lawson
11 Mark Lawson The Battle For Room Service: Journeys To All The Safe Places
Picador 230879 Great Britain 1994 0330331612 / 9780330331616 Hardcover Good Condition Beginning in Timaru, reputedly the most activity-challenged place in New Zealand, Lawson travels through Australia and Canada, where he learns to be especially wary of any place named after Queen Victoria or her close relatives. After dropping in on Normal, Illinois and Dead Horse, Alaska - place names in the quiet world are sometimes disarmingly honest - he travels through soothing Switzerland, Milton Keynes, and Belgium, before his journey's end in EuroDisney, Expo '92, and Center Parcs: territories of Somewhere, the new tourist continent where, in a reversal of the usual rules of travel, countries come to you. 291 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0330331612. ISBN/EAN: 9780330331616. Inventory No: 230879. Hardcover 
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Price: 11.00 AUD
 
 
Detours: A Journey Through Small Town New Zealand, Neville Peat
12 Neville Peat Detours: A Journey Through Small Town New Zealand
Whitcoulls Publishers 130278 Sydney, Australia 1982 0723306745 / 9780723306740 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Sarah Marston B/W photos. A journey thorugh small town New Zealand. There is some writing in this book. Small tears to the dust jacket. Black and white illustrations. Illustrator: Sarah Marston. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Countries::New Zealand; Travel & Places; Travel::Adventure. ISBN: 0723306745. ISBN/EAN: 9780723306740. Inventory No: 130278. Hardcover 
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Price: 19.00 AUD
 
 
Continental Drifts - Travels In Europe, Nicholas Fraser
13 Nicholas Fraser Continental Drifts - Travels In Europe
Vintage 230881 Great Britain 1998 074938610X / 9780749386108 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket 318 pages. Light browning to page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN: 074938610X. ISBN/EAN: 9780749386108. Inventory No: 230881. Paperback 
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Price: 11.00 AUD
 
 
Slow Journey South, Paula Constant [Signed by Author]
14 Paula Constant [Signed by Author] Slow Journey South
Bantam Books 241313 Australia 2008 First Edition 1741667968 / 9781741667967 Softcover Very Good Condition No Dust Jacket When Paula Constant and her husband, Gary, attempt to break away from the conventional 9-to-5 routine, a few weeks lazing in a resort or packed in a tour bus is not what they have in mind. What starts out as an idle daydream to embark on 'a travel to end all travels' turns into something far greater: an epic year-long 5000-kilometre walk from Trafalgar Square in London to Morocco and the threshold of the Sahara Desert. Quite an ambition for an unfit woman who favours sharing cigarettes and a few bottles of wine with friends over logging time on the treadmill. But if the sheer arduousness of walking over 25 kilometres a day through the landscapes and cultural labyrinths of France, Spain, Portugal and Morocco - without a support vehicle - is overlooked in her excitement, then so too is the unexpected journey of self discovery and awakening that lies beyond every bend. Both the companions she meets on the road and the road itself provide what no university can offer: a chance to experience life's simple truths face to face. Paula's transformation from an urban primary school teacher into a successful expeditioner is a true tale of an ordinary woman achieving something extraordinary. It is a journey that begins with one footstep. 300 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; Signed Editions. Signed by Author. ISBN/EAN: 9781741667967. Inventory No: 241313. Paperback Signed by Author
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Price: 20.00 AUD
 
 
Extreme Eiger: The Race To Climb The Direct Route Up The North Face of the Eiger, Peter & Leni Gillman with Jochen Hemmleb
15 Peter & Leni Gillman with Jochen Hemmleb Extreme Eiger: The Race To Climb The Direct Route Up The North Face of the Eiger
Simon & Schuster 241935 Great Britain 2015 1471134601 / 9781471134609 Hardcover Near Fine Condition Near Fine The North Face of the Eiger was long renowned as the most dangerous climb in the Swiss Alps, one that had cost the lives of numerous mountaineers. In February 1966, two teams - one German, the other British/American - aimed to climb it in a straight line from bottom to top. Astonishingly, the two teams knew almost nothing about each other's attempt until both arrived at the foot of the face. The race was on. John Harlin led the four-man British/American team and intended to make a swift dash for the summit. The Germans, with an eight-man team and a mass of equipment, planned a slow, relentless ascent. Watching on was a young journalist reporting on the climb for the Daily Telegraph, Peter Gillman - for the Eiger is the most public of mountains, where tourists can observe the life-and-death struggles on the face from telescopes at the nearby hotels. Almost 50 years on, Gillman recalls the dramatic events on the North Face of the Eiger, and assesses their effect on those who took part. One man died and others were permanently injured through frostbite. For Chris Bonington, it opened a path to a career and reputation as Britain's foremost mountaineer. It was an epic ascent with profound consequences, redolent of a golden age of adventure and mountaineering. 394 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel::Adventure; Sports & Pastimes; Sport::Climbing & Mountaineering. ISBN/EAN: 9781471134609. Inventory No: 241935. Hardcover 
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Price: 29.00 AUD
 
 
End of the Earth: Voyages to Antarctica, Peter Matthiessen
16 Peter Matthiessen End of the Earth: Voyages to Antarctica
National Geographic 241288 Washington 2004 0792268369 / 9780792268369 Softcover Near Fine Condition Now in a paperback edition, America's greatest literary naturalist takes readers on the ultimate wildlife safari: a true back-of-beyond voyage to the world's most unforgiving land, the islands off Antarctica's northern ice shelf, and to that second most remote place on earth, South Georgia Island, "the last outpost in a great emptiness of ocean." Matthiessen has once again lit upon a subject profoundly fitted to his creative genius. He is simply the ultimate lyricist of loss, a writer brilliantly attentive to the way vanishings are braided into even the most exquisite moments of our lives. He agonizes over what is passing away, but does so in a manner that increases our appreciation of what remains. In "End of the Earth," Matthiessen joins the crew of the Akademik - a 384-foot research vessel bound for wild and storied South Georgia Island and Antarctica. Along the way we are treated to a patented Matthiessen brew: lyricism and emotion applied to the sharp-eyed evaluations of a seasoned naturalist. Brilliant and instructive observations of the creatures inhabiting this far-flung region are sprinkled with eloquent disquisition on the history of the region (Shackleton, Captain Cook, 242 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; United States; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0792268369. ISBN/EAN: 9780792268369. Inventory No: 241288. Paperback 
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Price: 24.00 AUD
 
 
Mind Over Matter: The Epic Crossing of the Antarctic Continent, Ranulph Fiennes
17 Ranulph Fiennes Mind Over Matter: The Epic Crossing of the Antarctic Continent
BCA / Book Club Associates 238743 Australia 1994 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good An adventurer describes his arduous journey across the wilderness of Antarctica, offering a narrative of the physical and mental challenges faced by his expedition 326 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; Inventory No: 238743. Hardcover 
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Price: 18.00 AUD
 
 
Just Enough French, Sally Hammond
18 Sally Hammond Just Enough French
New Holland 237351 Australia 2005 1741104084 / 9781741104080 Softcover Good Condition No Dust Jacket When Sally Hammond and her husband Gordon decided to spend a month in France, they stayed with French families in chambres d'hote, shopped with the locals in markets, and chose the slower roads that took them deep into the heart of France. Join them in this engaging and entertaining updated edition of their journey. 292 pages. Cover has a few faint creases. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Biography & Autobiography; Autobiography::Memoir. ISBN: 1741104084. ISBN/EAN: 9781741104080. Inventory No: 237351. Paperback 
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Price: 14.00 AUD
 
 
Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, Sara Wheeler
19 Sara Wheeler Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica
Vintage 241235 Australia 1997 0099731819 / 9780099731818 Softcover Good Condition Terra Incognita is a meditation on the landscape, myths and history of one of the remotest parts of the globe, as well as an encounter with the international temporary residents of the region - living in close confinement despite the surrounding acres of white space - and the mechanics of day-to-day life in extraordinary conditions. Through Sara Wheeler, the Antarctic is revealed, in all its seductive mystery. 306 pages. Pages browned at edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0099731819. ISBN/EAN: 9780099731818. Inventory No: 241235. Paperback 
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Price: 16.00 AUD
 
 
The Ra, Thor Heyerdahl
20 Thor Heyerdahl The Ra
Penguin Books 245289 Great Britain 1977 Reprint 0140034625 / 9780140034622 Softcover Good Condition Ra tells of Heyerdahl's voyage from N. Africa to S. America in a 45' papyrus boat modelled on those depicted in Egyptian wall paintings. A violent storm ended the 1st expedition but within a year the seven men had embarked on their 2nd journey in Ra II. One riddle, two answers & no solution Why a reed boat? To the Indians in the Cactus Forest With Bedouin & Buduma in the heart of Africa Among Black monks at the source of the Nile In the world of the Pyramid-builders Out in the Atlantic Down the African coast to Cape Juby In the clutches of the sea Into American waters 372 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0140034625. ISBN/EAN: 9780140034622. Inventory No: 245289. Paperback 
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