Geographical discovery & exploration

    Narrative and Successful Result of a Voyage in the South Sea

    By Peter Dillon

    Hardback £46.71

    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.

    Sikunder Burnes

    By Craig Murray

    Paperback Save £4.74 = £13.25

    A fascinating new biography from the author of Murder in Samarkand, which has sold over 15,000 copies

    Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror Expedition

    By Gillian Hutchinson

    Paperback Save £1.34 = £17.65

    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

    By Ranulph Fiennes

    Paperback £9.05

    '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

    Shackleton A Ladybird Expert Book

    By Ben Saunders

    Hardback Save £0.74 = £7.25

    ** 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...

    Humboldt\'s Mexico: In the Footsteps of the Illustrious German Scientific Traveller

    By Myron Echenberg

    Hardback Save £1.89 = £27.10

    A study of a gifted scientist and visionary who embodies the spirit of adventure and discovery.

    Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering

    By Maurice Isserman

    Paperback £13.70

    A story of adventure and aspiration in the high peaks that makes a vivid case for the importance of mountains to American national identity.

    In the Land of Giants

    By Gabi Martinez

    Hardback £14.46

    Reminiscent of Into The Wild, In the Land of Giants goes in search of a charismatic, enigmatic adventurer who lost his life on a mysterious quest through one of the most hostile landscapes on earth.

    Jungle of Stone

    By William Carlsen

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    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...

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