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By Peter Dillon
Trader and adventurer Peter Dillon 1788-1847 spent much of his life in the Pacific. When he discovered artefacts from a lost French expedition, his familiarity with Pacific Islander cultures enabled him to establish its fate, and acquire many items from the shipwrecks. This two-volume 1829 publication tells the story.
In 1845, British explorer Sir John Franklin set out on a voyage to find the North-West Passage - the sea route linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. The expedition was expected to complete its mission within three years and return home in triumph but the two ships, HMS Erebus...
'Fear and Sir Ranulph Fiennes, you'd be forgiven for thinking, go together like a snowstorm and a heat wave. Yet the man once described by the Guinness Book of World Records as the greatest living explorer turns out to be a normal person after all.' Radio Times
By Ben Saunders
** THE PERFECT STOCKING FILLER FOR ANY DARING ADVENTURER ** Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Shackleton is a clear, simple and enlightening introduction to perhaps the most extraordinary survival stories of all time. Polar explorer Ben Saunders draws on his own experience of the Antarctic to bring to...
A study of a gifted scientist and visionary who embodies the spirit of adventure and discovery.
A story of adventure and aspiration in the high peaks that makes a vivid case for the importance of mountains to American national identity.
New York Times Bestseller Expeditions * THE "MASTERFUL CHRONICLE"* OF THE DISCOVERY OF THE LEGENDARY LOST CIVILIZATION OF THE MAYA--AN "ADVENTURE TALE THAT MAKES INDIANA JONES LOOK TAME"*In 1839, rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world's most...