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Eothen, A.W. Kinglake
1 A.W. Kinglake Eothen
Collins Clear-Type Press 227026 London 1935 Hardcover Good Condition Good "My favorite travel book. Sparkling, ironic, and terrific fun." -- Jan Morris Eothen ("From the East") recaptures a bold young Englishman's exploits in the Middle East during the 1830s. Alexander William Kinglake recounts his rambles through the Balkans, Turkey, Cyprus, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt in a style radically different from other travel books of his era. Rather than dwelling on art or monuments, Kinglake's captivating narrative focuses on the natives and their cities. His adventures ? populated by Bedouins, pashas, slave-traders, monks, pilgrims, and other colorfully drawn personalities ? include crossing the desolate Sinai with a four-camel caravan and a sojourn in plague-ridden Cairo. A contemporary of Gladstone at Eton and of Tennyson and Thackeray at Cambridge, Kinglake offers a frankly imperialistic worldview. "As I felt so have I written," he declares in his preface, and his forthright expressions of his thoughts and impressions range in mood from confessional, to comic, to serious, to romantic. Victorian readers were captivated by Kinglake's chatty tone and his uncompromising honesty, and two centuries later this remarkable travelogue remains funny, fresh, and original. 318 pages. The publication date given above is an estimate only, there being no date given in the book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; Inventory No: 227026. Hardcover 
Price: 21.50 AUD 18.28 AUD 
The Last Great Adventure of Sir Peter Blake, Alan Sefton
2 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 
Price: 46.50 AUD 39.53 AUD 
Survive the Savage Sea, Dougal Robertson
3 Dougal Robertson Survive the Savage Sea
Elek Books 231148 Great Britain 1943 0236154613 / 9780236154616 Softcover Very Good Condition Good Map endpapers. With photographs and line drawings. After their 43ft schooner was stove in by a pod of killer whales, the six members of the Robertson family spent 37 days adrift in the Pacific. With no maps, compass or navigation instruments and rations for only 3 days. 223 pages. Dust jacket has rubbing and small tears to edges and corners and associated wear. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Previous owners small sticker on front blank endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0236154613. ISBN/EAN: 9780236154616. Inventory No: 231148. Paperback 
Price: 20.50 AUD 17.43 AUD 
Long Way Round Chasing Shadows Across The World, Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman
4 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 
Price: 19.50 AUD 16.58 AUD 
Shackleton's Forgotten Men - The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic, Lennard Bickel
5 Lennard Bickel Shackleton's Forgotten Men - The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic
Pimlico 228976 2001 0712668071 / 9780712668071 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition When Ernest Shackleton resolved to cross Antarctica in 1915, he knew the task would require two parties of men. Shackleton and his crew aimed to cross the continent - but were to meet with disaster when their ship, the Endurance, was frozen into the ice of the Weddell Sea. Meanwhile a smaller group - the Ross Sea party, led by the impetuous one-eyed captain Aeneas Mackintosh and the hard-headed Ernest Joyce - went before them and landed on the opposite side of the continent. Their mission was to haul sledges almost 2,000 miles across the harsh interior in order to set up a lifeline of depots for the coming Shackleton party. However, like the men of the Endurance, this group also lost their ship, the Aurora - along with their supplies - when a ferocious polar gale ripped it from its moorings. But Mackintosh and his men, who knew that their failure would doom Shackleton's party to starvation, refused to give up. They scavenged supplies from an earlier expedition, led by Robert Scott, and set out on one of the most remarkable journeys in polar history. Battling against deadly weather, with scant food and makeshift clothes, the small band hauled tons of supplies across the bitter polar wastes. Scurvy and madness overtook several men and, in the end, three of the party died - but not before they had accomplished their task. This is the story of ordinary men who rose to extraordinary heights of courage, determination and endurance. While their achievement was futile - Shackleton never came - it was also one of the greatest and most astonishing in the heroic age of polar exploration. 241 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN/EAN: 9780712668071. Inventory No: 228976. Paperback 
Price: 20.50 AUD 17.43 AUD 
The Battle For Room Service: Journeys To All The Safe Places, Mark Lawson
6 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 
Price: 13.50 AUD 11.48 AUD 
Detours: A Journey Through Small Town New Zealand, Neville Peat
7 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 
Price: 21.50 AUD 18.28 AUD 
Continental Drifts - Travels In Europe, Nicholas Fraser
8 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 
Price: 13.50 AUD 11.48 AUD 
Into The Blue - Boldly Going where Captain Cook Has Gone Before, Tony Horwitz
9 Tony Horwitz Into The Blue - Boldly Going where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Allen & Unwin 232056 Australia 2002 1865088994 / 9781865088990 Trade Paperback Very Good Condition Into The Blue offers clear-eyed, vivid, and highly entertaining reassurance that there are still outlandish worlds to be discovered.' Caroline Alexander, author of The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition Captain James Cook's three epic journeys in the eighteenth century were the last great voyages of discovery. His ships sailed some 150 000 miles, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from Tasmania to Oregon, from Easter Island to Siberia. Before Cook set off for the Pacific in 1768, one third of the globe remained blank. By the time of his violent death in Hawaii in 1779, there was little left to discover and the map of the world was substantially complete. Tony Horwitz vividly recounts Cook's voyages and the exotic scenes he encountered: tropical orgies, taboo rituals, human sacrifice, hip-throbbing Tahitian dancers, New Zealand cannibals, Hawaiian surfers, and Australian Aborigines sealed off from the rest of the world for thousands of of years. 480 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN: 1865088994. ISBN/EAN: 9781865088990. Inventory No: 232056. Paperback 
Price: 24.50 AUD 20.83 AUD 
The Quotable Traveler - Wise Words for Travelers, Explorers and Wanderers, Various
10 Various The Quotable Traveler - Wise Words for Travelers, Explorers and Wanderers
Running Press 229989 USA 1990 1561383619 / 9781561383610 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good 16mo (very small) Size: 16mo (very small). 125 pages. Illustrated in colour. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN: 1561383619. ISBN/EAN: 9781561383610. Inventory No: 229989. Hardcover 
Price: 11.50 AUD 9.78 AUD 

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