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This anthology comprises 40 articles written by Dick Isherwood (1943-2013) and other mountaineers covering many of his expeditions to the Himalayas and beyond. It also recounts some legendary climbing episodes with the Cambridge University Mountaineering Club in the 1960s. It is fully illustrated with over 100 colour photos, maps and...
This anniversary book draws together the narratives of the discovery and exploration of each of the 14 'Eight-Thousanders', those peaks over 8,000m all within this great range, with commentary on the ways and motivations that see them being tackled in the present and into the future.
Search for the Nile\'s Source: The Ruined Reputation of John Petherick, Nineteenth-century Welsh Explorer
In this book, John Humphries questions whether John Petherick was a slave trader or a victim of conspiracy on the Nile.
By Frank Nugent
In extreme sports and survival challenges a rescue is a phone call away. Polar explorers played for real, extraordinary men entering the unknown for years at a time. This is truly a story of heroism, drama and tragedy, where men such as Crozier, McClintock, McClure and Shackleton made their mark.
By Angela Byrne
This book examines British scientific and antiquarian travels in the "North," circa 1790-1830. British perceptions, representations and imaginings of the North are considered part of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century processes of British self-fashioning as a Northern nation, and key in unifying the expanding North Atlantic empire.
Long before GPS and Google Earth, humans traveled vast distances using environmental clues and simple instruments. What else is lost when technology substitutes for our innate capacity to find our way? Illustrated with 200 drawings, this part treatise, part travelogue, and part navigational history brings our own world into sharper...