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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...
LUCA ANTARA
MARTIN EDMOND    Book Number: 86016
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By turns memoir, travelogue, history and detective story, the book parallels the life of the author, an emigré to Sydney and that of an historical figure, Antonio da Nova, the servant of a 17th cen...
ON TRAILS: An Exploration
ROBERT MOOR    Book Number: 86022
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While hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2009, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet. How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others devolve? What make...
WET AND THE DRY: A Drinker's Journey
LAWRENCE OSBORNE    Book Number: 86036
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"I am taking a few months off to travel and wander, drinking my way across the Islamic world to see whether I can dry myself out, cure myself of a bout of alcoholic excess. It is a personal crisis,...
A NUMBER OF THINGS: Stories of Canada
JANE URQUHART    Book Number: 85888
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A literary cherry tree, a famous skull, an Innu tea doll, a Sikh RCMP turban, a Cree basket, a Massey-Harris tractor, a canoe, ferry. The power of objects to speak of cultures and civilisations ha...
NOTHING DAUNTED
DOROTHY WICKENDEN    Book Number: 85895
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Sub-titled 'The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls In The West', from the élite ethos of Smith College, to the raw frontier of northwestern Colorado, two friends dared to defy the convention...
MARCO POLO PARIS: Travel Handbook
MARCO-POLO.COM    Book Number: 86242
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With an inspiring full history, bright modern graphics, hundreds of colour photographs, this is a special new travel guide. Paris at a glance, its rich history, art and culture, famous people, mus...
MARCO POLO PRAGUE: Travel Handbook
MARCO-POLO.COM    Book Number: 86243
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With an inspiring full history, bright modern graphics, hundreds of colour photographs, this is a special new travel guide to the mother of all cities. Prague at a glance, its rich history, art an...
MARCO POLO HOLIDAY MAP MALLORCA
MARCO-POLO.COM    Book Number: 86244
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27" x 13" concertinaed, plasticised pocket map which when folded measures just 4" x 6½", ideal for walking, to keep in the hire car and for daytrips. Laminated for durability, there is an extensiv...
CITY OF FORTUNE: How Venice Won and Lost A Naval Empire
ROGER CROWLEY    Book Number: 86205
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Here is the gripping story of how Venice carved out its empire in the Eastern Mediterranean and how the Ottomans seized it piece by piece. The years 1000-1500 were a tapestry of Venetian bravura a...
NEW YORK MID-CENTURY: Post War Capital of Culture 1945-1965
ANNIE COHEN-SOLAL ET AL    Book Number: 86251
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The former Editor of The New Yorker is one of the award-winning art and architecture critics who bring alive the influential critics and patrons, legendary galleries and artists themselves, from Po...
OUT OF AFRICA
KAREN BLIXEN    Book Number: 86254
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Karen Blixen was born in Denmark in 1885 and studied art before marrying her cousin, a baron, in 1914. Together they managed a coffee plantation in Kenya until they divorced in 1925. She continue...
SECRET NEW YORK: An Unusual Guide
T. M. RIVES    Book Number: 86266
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In 1945, City Hall Station was shut down and remains sealed, decked with coloured tiles, Guastavino vaults and chandeliers, considered New York's handsomest station ever. Today you can see its gho...
VIVA LA REVOLUCION ERIC HOBSBAWM ON LATIN AMERICA
ERIC HOBSBAWM    Book Number: 86283
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With honorary degrees from universities in several countries, historian Eric Hobsbawm died in 2012 but when he was 85 years old, wrote that Latin America was the only region in the world outside Eu...
PHILEAS DOGG'S GUIDE TO DOG FRIENDLY HOLIDAYS IN BRITAIN
JANE COMMON    Book Number: 86668
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We celebrate the only travel guide to the United Kingdom written by dogs... for dogs! Phileas Dogg stylishly takes you from the heart of England to Scotland and Wales, with sections on the North We...
ASIAN ABSENCES: Searching for Shangri-La
WOLFGANG BÜSCHER    Book Number: 86505
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"We didn't have any specific plan, just an idea to drive from north to south, into a country full of gods." Translated from the German, this exquisite and collectable Haus first edition is a conte...
ENGLISH GARDEN: A Journey Through Its History
HANS VON TROTHA    Book Number: 86507
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One of the collectable Haus first editions (2009) with attractive blood red cloth binding and tipped in pastoral illustration on the front cover. English garden design was entirely reinvented duri...
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