Geographical discovery & exploration

    Into the Wild

    By Jon Krakauer

    Paperback Save £1.14 = £7.85

    The film tie-in edition of Jon Krakauer's classic account of a gifted young man who chose literally to walk away from his life.

    Death of Captain Cook and Other Writings by David Samwell

    By Nicholas Thomas

    Hardback Save £0.29 = £54.71

    The voyages of Captain Cook are endlessly fascinating to a wide audience, and no aspect of them has been more controversial than Cook's death. This book contains introductory essays that discuss Samwell's contribution to our understanding of the dramatic period in Pacific and maritime history, and examines the personality and...

    David Livingstone: Mission and Empire

    By Andrew Ross

    Paperback Save £9.54 = £20.45

    Born in poverty in Blantyre, Scotland, David Livingstone educated himself by heroic endeavor, later proving him-self to be a remarkable linguist and scientist. His missionary journeys brought him into contact with a wide range of African peoples, for whom he showed remarkable sympathy. This is an account of his life...

    Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies: A Brief History with Documents

    By Blair Sullivan

    Paperback Save £5.94 = £15.05

    Columbus's four Atlantic voyages 1492-1504 helped link Africa, Europe, and the Americas in a conflicted economic and cultural symbiosis. Document headnotes provide context for understanding Columbus's voyages within the broader context of fifteenth-century Europe and the policies of the Spanish crown.

    Frozen in Time

    By John Geiger

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    The Franklin expedition was not alone in suffering early and unexplained deaths. This title makes the case that this illness was due to the crews' overwhelming reliance on a new technology, namely tinned foods.

    The Lewis and Clark Journals (Abridged Edition): An American Epic of Discovery

    By Meriwether Lewis

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    Following orders from President Thomas Jefferson, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set out from their wintering camp in Illinois in 1804 to search for a river passage to the Pacific Ocean. This title combines the narrative highlights of the Lewis and Clark journals. It explains their triumphs and terrors.

    Captain James Cook

    By Richard Hough

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    An exciting and marvellously readable biography of Captain James Cook, the last of the great navigators.

    The Dig Tree: The Extraordinary Story of the Ill-fated Burke and Wills 1860 Expedition

    By Sarah Murgatroyd

    Paperback Save £2.74 = £10.25

    In 1860, Australia remained the truly dark continent. Although there were European settlements in its south, much of the north remained unknown and dangerous. But things were changing. On 20th August, 1860, The Victorian Exploring Expedition left Melbourne to make the journey into the Gulf of Carpentaria. This work is...


    By Gavin Menzies

    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    In 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. But by the time they returned home, Zhu Di had lost control and China was turning inwards, leaving the records of their discoveries to be forgotten...

    Fatal Passage

    By Ken McGoogan

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    The true story of the remarkable John Rae - Arctic traveller and Hudson's Bay Company doctor - FATAL PASSAGE is a tale of imperial ambition and high adventure. A remarkable story of courage and determination, FATAL PASSAGE is Ken McGoogan's passionate redemption of Rae's rightful place in history.

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