Travel & Places

Travel & Places

Travel & Places

Travel & Places

Travel and adventure, road trips to explorations and endeavours. The world at large can be enjoyed from the comfort of your armchair through the pens of intrepid travellers.
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SHACKLETON: Heart of the Antarctic and South
INTRO. BY DR BEAU RIFFENBURGH    Book Number: 56596
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Ernest Shackleton led two Antarctic expeditions, and died shortly after the beginning of the third. His first expedition was not a total success (they did not reach the South Pole), and the second ...
LIFE AND VOYAGES OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS
WASHINGTON IRVING    Book Number: 57493
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People had thought it was only the great distance that made it impossible to reach Asia sailing west from Spain. No one had predicted that a vast continent stood in the way. And indeed, for Colum...
CAPTAIN SCOTT - THE VOYAGE OF THE DISCOVERY
CAPTAIN ROBERT F. SCOTT    Book Number: 59989
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'When I received the script of The Voyage of the Discovery I was amazed. I had only to read a few pages to realise that it was literature, unique of its kind . . . Scott's mind was like wax to rece...
HOW I FOUND LIVINGSTONE
HENRY MORTON STANLEY    Book Number: 62728
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Stanley’s accounts of his expedition not only helped transform Livingstone into one of the great Victorian heroes, but were also the springboard from which Stanley himself became the most accomplis...
TRAVELS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, INTRO    Book Number: 62731
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The author of dozens of adventure novels and fantastical tales, Robert Louis Stevenson was also an enthusiast of travel, whether wandering on foot through France in the company of a donkey, crossin...
BONJOUR! IS THIS ITALY?
KEVIN TURNER    Book Number: 81070
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Sub-titled 'A Hapless Biker's Guide to Europe', here is an hilarious insight into the challenges and excitement afforded by a lone motorcycle journey through Europe. In his quest to escape the fra...
STORIES IN STONE: Paris
DOUGLAS KEISTER    Book Number: 80939
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Sub-titled 'A Field Guide to Paris Cemeteries and Their Residents', around 12 million people have found a resting place in the catacombs, cemeteries and mausoleums in the Paris metropolitan area. ...
FOOTFALLS ECHO IN THE MEMORY
VERNER BICKLEY    Book Number: 83826
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Educated in Wales and London, Verner Bickley has lived in Asian and Pacific countries for over 50 years and in his engrossing memoirs he retraces his steps as a 19 year old naval officer in pre-ind...
SOURCE OF THE NILE
JOHN HANNING SPEKE    Book Number: 84524
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Speke's original text detailing his travels in Africa that began in 1859, during which he hoped to prove that the Victorian N'yanza was the source of the Nile. It details the main sights visited o...
ON THE ESTATE: Memoirs of a Russian Lady
MARIAMNA DAVYDOFF    Book Number: 83078
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In 1983 Olga Davydoff Dax was travelling in the US and decided to pay a visit to a cousin in Long Island. Her mother was Mariamna Davydoff who, on her death in 1961, left her three albums of waterc...
BERENICE ABBOTT: Thames & Hudson Photofile
HANK O'NEAL    Book Number: 84656
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A very collectable critical introduction and showcase of the distinguished photographer in an attractive and accessible format. Born in Ohio in 1898, Berenice Abbott moved to Paris in 1921 where h...
MORE VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS
ROB TEMPLE    Book Number: 84888
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Our first sighting of the highly contagious condition known as 'Very British Problems' was published in 2013, examining the many strange and complicated symptoms demonstrated by the British within ...
BEIJING WALKS: Exploring the Heritage
DON COHN    Book Number: 84964
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The best way to see the world's capital cities is on foot, and this is certainly true of Beijing, which abounds in unexpected alleys and broad vistas. Beijing is a vast curiosity shop housing the c...
EDGE OF THE EMPIRE:  A Journey to Britannia
BRONWEN RILEY    Book Number: 85027
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The distance from the imperial city of Rome to the military garrison of Corbridge on Hadrian's Wall is just under 1500 miles. What was it like to make the journey in, say, 130 AD? The author takes...
PRIVATEER'S VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD
GEORGE SHELVOCKE    Book Number: 85041
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It is difficult for readers nowadays to identify with men who led the often cruel lives of privateers, but George Shelvocke's talents for description effortlessly transport us back to the ships and...
STEEL GIANTS: Historic Images from the Calumet
STEPHEN MCSHANE & GARY WILK    Book Number: 85048
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From 1896 to 1970 the USA was the world's biggest producer of steel. Not only was steelmaking the country's biggest business in its heyday, but it was a peculiarly American one, an industry that ch...
MAMMOTH BOOK OF ANTARCTIC JOURNEYS
EDITED BY JON E. LEWIS    Book Number: 85373
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The South Pole, the southern end of the Earth's axis, lies within Antarctica, the world's most hostile continent. From the warmth and comfort of your armchair, here is travel at its most adventuro...
EMIGRANTS: Why the English Sailed to the New World
JAMES EVANS    Book Number: 85425
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What led a person in 17th century England to get on a ship bound for the Americas? Evans transports us back to the time of America's earliest immigrants and uses contemporary sources to cast new v...
EXPLORING BRITAIN
AA    Book Number: 85059
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A useful touring companion that explains how to discover Britain 'on foot, by bike, by horse, by balloon, by barge or boat, by car, by train from coast to coast.' In other words, it is full of idea...
TREASURE PALACES: Great Writers Visit Great Museums
EDITED BY MAGGIE FERGUSSON    Book Number: 85071
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When the writer Orhan Pamuk created his 'Museum of Innocence' in Istanbul in 2012, he wrote: 'It is imperative that museums become smaller, more individualistic and cheaper. This is the only way th...
COROMANDEL: A Personal History of South India
CHARLES ALLEN    Book Number: 85613
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Born in 1940 in Cawnpore of parents both Indian-born British, Charles Allen spent the first eight years of his life in the privileged surroundings of the ruling class, departing for England in earl...
MADRID: A Traveller's Reader
EDITED BY HUGH THOMAS    Book Number: 85626
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First published in 1988, this revised edition (2005) is here in 2018 new paperback reprint. Acclaimed historian Hugh Thomas wrote a book ideal for the cultured tourist. He has chosen the Earl of ...
AN INDIAN SUMMER OF STEAM
DAVID MAIDMENT    Book Number: 85597
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Beautifully produced by Pen & Sword, this second volume of Maidment's account of his career as a railway manager and chronicler of the last days of steam is a delight to read, with some wonderful p...
ACROSS THE POND: An American Gentleman In Victorian London
R. D. BLUMENFELD    Book Number: 85690
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Here are extracts from the Daily Express Editor's Diaries ranging from 1887 to 1914 and the outbreak of World War One. He begins with a wonderful day spent for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee cele...
ARTIST AND EMPIRE
TATE BRITAIN    Book Number: 85697
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William Blake remarked provocatively, "Empire follows Art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose." If the aesthetic of the British Empire was not always celebratory, this was partly due to an ab...
READING ON LOCATION
Luisa Moncada & Scala Quin    Book Number: 85760
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Go off-piste as it were and be lured into exotic locations like Zanzibar, Hawaii, Japan or Umbria to read not just books that have been made into films like My House in Umbria or A Room with a View...
REAL WAY ROUND
JONATHAN YATES    Book Number: 85927
Published price: £40
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Actor-mates Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman made round-the-world motorcycling fashionable with their Long Way Round TV documentaries, but what is RTW biking really like without brand-new BMWs, sp...
TRAVELS WITH MY SKETCHBOOK
MICHAEL FOREMAN    Book Number: 85669
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The popular and very collectable book illustrator Michael Foreman is very well travelled and of course has taken his paper, pen and ink and watercolours with him everywhere since he was at art scho...
PHILIP'S NAVIGATOR FRANCE
OCTOPUS PUBS & MICHELIN    Book Number: 85674
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Super heavyweight large softback on very strong large spiral flexible binding here is France's most detailed road mapping with France at three miles to one inch and Europe at 55 miles to one inch. ...
OREGON TRAIL: An Illustrated Edition
ANTHONY BRAND    Book Number: 85561
Published price: £23
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The likes of Mark Twain, Jack London, Willa Cather, Wright Morris, Robert Penn Warren, and Cormac McCarthy have famously explored ideas of the new world and new starts, however, one of the most ico...
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