Category: Exploration


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High Adventure

By: Edmund Hilary

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Readers Book Club:

Seller ID: 230284

Condition: Good Condition

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 t... View more info

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Gino Watkins

By: J. M. Scott

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Hodder & Stoughton: 1937

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 241282

Condition: Good Condition

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 View more info

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New Europe

By: Michael Palin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, BBC: 2007

Seller ID: 234118

ISBN: 0297844490

Condition: Very Good Condition

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 hims... View more info

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Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott; Shackleton and Amundsen

By: Peter Fitzsimons

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Australia, William Heinemann: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 248508

ISBN: 1741666600

Condition: Very Good Condition

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 ... View more info

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Fragile Eden : Ride Through New Zealand

By: Robin Hanbury Tenison

Price: $7.50

Publisher: London, England., Arrow Books: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: s14036

ISBN: 0099727005

Condition: Good Condition

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 View more info

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The Great Explorers

By: Robin Hanbury-Tenison

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Thames & Hudson: 2010

Seller ID: 247939

ISBN: 050029383X

Condition: Near Fine Condition

What inspires explorers to push back the boundaries of the known world? Why do they risk their lives in unforgiving conditions far from home? How do they survive at the limits of human endurance? Who are the great pioneers of land, sea and space? Where next? This book charts the great expeditions of forty of the world's most intrepid explorers, from da Gama to Gagarin. Gertrude Bell plotted the desert sands, politics and poetry of Arabia; Francis Garnier was driven almost insane on the banks of the Mekong; Edward Wilson twice tried to reach the South Pole with Scott; Nain Singh mapped the vast... View more info