Geographical discovery & exploration

    Cheltenham in Antarctica: The Life of Edward Wilson

    By David Wilson

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    The illustrated story of polar explorer Edward Wilson, from his boyhood in Cheltenham to the diaries and letters associated with his last days as a member of Scott's ill-fated Antarctic expedition. Royalties to benefit the Wilson Collection Fund at the Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museums.


    By Sara Wheeler

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    Cherry undertook an epic journey in the Antarctic winter to collect the eggs of the Emperor penguin. 'But we kept our tempers,' Cherry wrote, 'even with God.'After serving in the First War Cherry was invalided home, and with the zealous encouragement of his neighbour Bernard Shaw he wrote a masterpiece.

    Introduction to Geophysical Exploration

    By Michael Brooks

    Paperback £44.54

    This new edition of the well-established Kearey and Brooks text is fully updated to reflect the important developments in geophysical methods since the production of the previous edition. The broad scope of previous editions is maintained, with even greater clarity of explanations from the revised text and extensively revised figures.

    Lewis and Clark: The Maps of Exploration 1507-1814

    By The University of Virginia Library

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    Lewis and Clark

    In The Footsteps Of Adam

    By Thor Heyerdahl

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    * Epic memoir by one of the greatest explorers of our time, the Norwegian-born Thor Heyerdahl.

    Nansen: The Explorer as Hero

    By Roland Huntford

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    This is the first full-scale biography of Nansen, drawing on a wealth of new material including diaries and other hitherto untapped documents.

    Mod Lib In The Land Of White Death

    By Valerian Albanov

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    Nathaniel's Nutmeg

    By Giles Milton

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    The extraordinary adventure-filled story of how England came to own Manhattan in the seventeenth century

    A Rage to Live

    By Mary S. Lovell

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    *A fascinating 'dual' biography of Richard and Isabel Burton.

    Journals of Captain Cook

    By James Cook

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    Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. This title tells the...

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