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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: 48.00 AUD 24.00 AUD 
 
 
Voyage To The End of the World: With Tales from the Great Ice Barrier, David Burke
2 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: 33.00 AUD 16.50 AUD 
 
 
The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica, David G. Campbell
3 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: 25.00 AUD 12.50 AUD 
 
 
Two Below Zero: A year Alone in Antarctica, Don and Margie McIntyre
4 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: 30.00 AUD 15.00 AUD 
 
 
Long Way Down: John O'Groats To Cape Town, Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman with Jeff Gulvin
5 Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman with Jeff Gulvin Long Way Down: John O'Groats To Cape Town
Sphere 246723 Great Britain 2007 1847440525 / 9781847440525 Trade Paperback Good Condition Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman travel down through Africa in a gripping and wildly entertaining new biking adventure. Visiting UNICEF projects on the African continent along their way, they come face-to-face with spectacular but unforgiving terrain, with rich cultures. Date on front endpaper. 336 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN/EAN: 9781847440525. Inventory No: 246723. Paperback 
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Price: 19.00 AUD 9.50 AUD 
 
 
Pack Manual of Exploration For Modern-day Australian Adventurers, Harry Frauca
6 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: 30.00 AUD 15.00 AUD 
 
 
The Snake Charmer, Jamie James
7 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: 18.00 AUD 9.00 AUD 
 
 
The Ride Around New Zealand, Jeremy Burfoot
8 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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The Wind In My Heels: Travels from the Saddle, Josie Dew
9 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: 20.00 AUD 10.00 AUD 
 
 
The Battle For Room Service: Journeys To All The Safe Places, Mark Lawson
10 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: 15.00 AUD 7.50 AUD 
 
 
Detours: A Journey Through Small Town New Zealand, Neville Peat
11 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: 23.00 AUD 11.50 AUD 
 
 
Extreme Eiger: The Race To Climb The Direct Route Up The North Face of the Eiger, Peter & Leni Gillman with Jochen Hemmleb
12 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: 30.00 AUD 15.00 AUD 
 
 
End of the Earth: Voyages to Antarctica, Peter Matthiessen
13 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: 28.00 AUD 14.00 AUD 
 
 
Terra Incognita: Travels in Antarctica, Sara Wheeler
14 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: 20.00 AUD 10.00 AUD 
 
 
The Ra, Thor Heyerdahl
15 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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Price: 20.00 AUD 10.00 AUD 
 
 
Off The Rails: 10,000km by Bicycle Across Russia, Siberia and Mongolia to China, Tim Cope & Chris Hatherly
16 Tim Cope & Chris Hatherly Off The Rails: 10,000km by Bicycle Across Russia, Siberia and Mongolia to China
Bloomsbury 240188 Great Britain 2013 1408852551 / 9781408852552 Softcover Very Good Condition This is the true story of two twenty-year old Australians who travelled for fourteen months on recumbent bicycles from Russia, across Siberia and Mongolia, to Beijing. It is as much a story of perseverance, passion, and belief as it is about the people and remarkable landscapes of Siberia and Mongolia. Tim and Chris are not just fearless adventurers but philosophers on wheels, willing and able to open themselves up to everything from the voice of the Steppes to the Russian villagers and the nomads of the Gobi desert. From this they draw an often funny, moving and inspirational tale of living out a dream. Mixed into this journey is the story of their tumultuous relationship as two opposing wills battle it out in the midst of heat, snow and hunger. 282 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN/EAN: 9781408852552. Inventory No: 240188. Paperback 
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Price: 23.00 AUD 11.50 AUD 
 
 
The Brendan Voyage - A Leather Boat Tracks the Discovery of America by the Irish Sailor Saints, Tim Severin
17 Tim Severin The Brendan Voyage - A Leather Boat Tracks the Discovery of America by the Irish Sailor Saints
Arrow Books 246756 Great Britain 1979 0099194600 / 9780099194606 Softcover Good Condition Could an Irish monk in the sixth century really have sailed all the way across the Atlantic in a small open boat, thus beating Columbus to the New World by almost a thousand years? Relying on the medieval text of St. Brendan, award-winning adventure writer Tim Severin painstakingly researched and built a boat identical to the leather curragh that carried Brendan on his epic voyage. He found a centuries-old, family-run tannery to prepare the ox hides in the medieval way; he undertook an exhaustive search for skilled harness makers (the only people who would know how to stitch the three-quarter-inch-thick hides together); he located one of the last pieces of Irish-grown timber tall enough to make the mainmast. But his courage and resourcefulness were truly tested on the open seas, including one heart-pounding episode when he and his crew repaired a dangerous tear in the leather hull by hanging over the side--their heads sometimes submerged under the freezing waves--to restitch the leather. A modern classic in the tradition of Kon-Tiki, The Brendan Voyage seamlessly blends high adventure and historical relevance. It has been translated into twenty-seven languages since its original publication in 1978. 265 pages. Pages browned. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN: 0099194600. ISBN/EAN: 9780099194606. Inventory No: 246756. Paperback 
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Price: 18.00 AUD 9.00 AUD 
 
 
Into The Blue - Boldly Going where Captain Cook Has Gone Before, Tony Horwitz
18 Tony Horwitz Into The Blue - Boldly Going where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Allen & Unwin 235017 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: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; ISBN: 1865088994. ISBN/EAN: 9781865088990. Inventory No: 235017. Paperback 
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Price: 20.00 AUD 10.00 AUD 
 
 
Change At Jamaica - A Commuter's Guide To Survival - Eastbound & Westbound, Warren Goodrich
19 Warren Goodrich Change At Jamaica - A Commuter's Guide To Survival - Eastbound & Westbound
Vanguard 239865 New York 1957 Hardcover (Printed Boards) Good Condition No Dust Jacket Written, illustrated and suffered by Warren Goodrich, commuter 96 pages. Previous owners name to top of title page. Black and white illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Travel::Adventure; Travel & Places; Inventory No: 239865. Hardcover 
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Price: 88.00 AUD 44.00 AUD 
 
 
First Journey, Winston S. Churchill
20 Winston S. Churchill First Journey
Random House 243870 New York 1965 Hardcover Very Good Condition Very Good The author who is the grandson of the famous Prime Minister undertook a 20,000 mile journey in a Piper Comanche. Map endpapers. 225 pages. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Travel::Adventure; United States; Travel & Places; Inventory No: 243870. Hardcover 
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Price: 35.00 AUD 17.50 AUD 
 


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