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...
SPECIAL RELATIONSHIPS: People and Places
ASA BRIGGS    Book Number: 76485
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One of our most respected British historians describes how he got his unusual name, a question often put to him, and considers whether having been born in Bradford, an industrial town surrounded by...
ACROSS THE HELLESPONT
RICHARD STONEMAN    Book Number: 78752
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Sub-titled 'A Literary Guide to Turkey', here is a lively guide to the remarkable literature which has inspired for 2,000 years. The range of travel writing shows how, while political circumstance...
ENGLISH TRAITS
RALPH WALDO EMMERSON    Book Number: 78761
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As a young and unpublished writer, Ralph Emerson visited England twice, in 1833 and again in 1847. He travelled to meet the men whose works had inspired him, the giants of 19th century English lit...
THE ART GUIDE: New York
MORGAN FALCONER    Book Number: 79485
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New York City, among its many attractions, offers an unrivalled range of the world's art in museums and galleries. However, the problem with such a large number of premises exhibiting so much art i...
TO THE ISLAND OF THE AYE-AYE DVD
GERALD DURRELL    Book Number: 80040
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Bridges that nearly collapsed as they were crossed and ancient ferries which ran a 'sometime-this-week' schedule were just a couple of the problems which Gerald and Lee Durrell faced on their exped...
URBAN CIRCUS
CATRIONA RAINSFORD    Book Number: 80631
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Sub-titled 'Travels with Mexico's Malabaristas' here is a journey through the two faces of Mexico; one a vibrant mix of Hispanic and indigenous cultures, the other a society traumatised by drugs ca...
MR PENROSE: The Journal of Penrose, Seaman
WILLIAM WILLIAMS    Book Number: 80715
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First published by the Indiana University Press in 1969, this welcome reprint of a long-neglected first American novel narrates the adventures of a young British man who flees an unhappy home life ...
TRAIN: Riding the Rails
TOM ZOELLNER    Book Number: 80728
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'Under the skin of modernity lies a skeleton of railroad tracks.' On an average weekday morning, approximately 100 million people across the world are boarding trains, from Paddington Station in L...
ARGYLL: Land of Blood and Beauty
MARY MCGRIGOR    Book Number: 81113
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The author grew up in a 15th century Scottish castle which inspired her love of history. She has lived in Argyll for many years and describes the area's links with the past from pre-Christian and ...
ISTANBUL: A Traveller's Reader
EDITED BY LAURENCE KELLY    Book Number: 81130
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Kelly recreates for contemporary visitors the vanished glories of Constantinople with vivid, eyewitness accounts of the coronation of a Byzantine emperor, the funeral of a sultan and the building o...
NO SUCH THING AS FAILURE
DAVID HEMPLEMAN-ADAMS    Book Number: 81138
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An industrialist by profession, an adventurer by preference, David Hempleman-Adams was the first person to reach the highest peaks on all seven continents, and journey fully to the North and South ...
POLE TO POLE
MICHAEL PALIN    Book Number: 81141
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With his childish wonderment, natural charm, good humour and great chinos, Michael strode across the world and onto our TV screens and utterly charmed us with this bestselling series. He had of co...
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...
VISSCHER'S 1616 PANORAMA OF LONDON
PITKIN PUBLISHING    Book Number: 76362
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In a scroll nearly three foot long by one foot deep is this most beautiful engraving reproduced on quality paper from the 1616 engraving by the Dutchman Claes Jan Visscher. It is a view of the Riv...
NURSE ABROAD
ANNE WATTS    Book Number: 80168
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Sub-titled 'Adventures in Nursing, From the Arctic to the Outback'. Anne Watts was a newly qualified nurse in the early 1960s. Her adventurous spirit meant she wasn't going to stay in North Wales...
ART OF LOUVRE'S TUILERIES GARDEN
COREY, DEITZ, FONKENELL ET AL    Book Number: 80785
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Created by Catherine de Medici and redesigned in the 17th century by the French master Le Notre, the Tuileries Garden lies at the heart of Paris, forming an extension to the Tuileries Palace which ...
EMBRACE OF UNREASON: France, 1914-1940
FREDERICK BROWN    Book Number: 80826
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Focusing on writers and intellectuals, the author traces the rise of Fascist attitudes and ideologies in France that led to occupation and collaboration during World War II. Maurice Barres became i...
KOREA: An Illustrated History From Ancient Times To 1945
DAVID REES    Book Number: 80869
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The recent history of Korea is well-known: Japanese occupation in the 20th century brought with it modernisation and industrialisation on the one hand, but also cultural suppression symbolised in t...
MARK TWAIN'S MISSISSIPPI RIVER
PETER SCHILLING    Book Number: 80885
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Sub-titled 'An Illustrated Chronicle of the Big River in Samuel Clemens's Life and Works', the author became a steamboat pilot when he was 23 years old and stored up a lifetime's worth of memories ...
MINIATURES OF FRENCH HISTORY
HILAIRE BELLOC    Book Number: 80892
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The founding of Marseilles (599BC), the breaking of Islam, Roncesvalles, the Norman Siege, the crowning of the Capetian, the serfs, Jerusalem, the loss of Aquitaine, the triumph of Saladin, Chateau...
MOSCOW: An Illustrated History
KATHLEEN BERTON MURRELL    Book Number: 80897
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The first mention of Moscow is in 1147 when Prince Yury gives a banquet in his new fortress on the site now occupied by the Kremlin. Yury may have been the grandson of Harold, the last Saxon king o...
RAY ELLIS IN RETROSPECT
VALERIE ANN LEEDS    Book Number: 80915
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Ray Ellis is an impressionist painter for the modern world, recording the luminous play of light and shade on the sandy beaches of Martha's Vineyard, and further south the lush gardens and restrain...
SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC: The Definitive Biography
DAVID CRANE    Book Number: 80925
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Lionised by the British public as the embodiment of selfless heroism, Scott's achievements and his tragic failure of his final expedition 100 years ago have long captured the imagination. This mag...
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. ...
WALKS THROUGH BRITAIN'S HISTORY
AA    Book Number: 80950
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What a superb book for anyone who loves both history and walking. Over 100 walks are described here, ranging in length from 1.5 miles to 10 miles, all of which explore our history and the character...
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