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      1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica.

      Second only to Russia in its landmass and the highest continent on Earth, it's no wonder that we are so curious about this remarkable continent. The author, who is an Australian scientist, offers an excellent account of five expeditions to Antarctica in...

      Was: $49.95
      Now: $9.95
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      A History of Antarctica.

      From the exploratory voyages of the 16th century to today's tourism, this traces human activity in this cold, dry, harsh - yet very beautiful region. He reveals 'delight and despair in the words of the sealers, explorers and scientists who venturedÉinto...

      Was: $117.95
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      A Short History of Polar Exploration.

      Recounts many memorable stories about polar explorers who have been willing to endure the horrors of ice and snow to achieve the glory that polar adventures brought. It also looks at the hold the polar regions have had on the imaginations of artists and...

      Was: $26.95
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      Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss.

      Publisher Description A wonderful fusion of history and adventure writing, Descent is a vivid and fascinating account of the bathysphere, one of the seminal scientific ventures of the 20th century.

      Was: $50.00
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    • Everest: Legendary Victors and Vanquished

      Peter Sherwood offers a vividly photographed account of the mysterious disappearance of Mallory and Irvine on Everest in 1924, he also explores the first ascent by Hillary and Tenzing and the 1996 tragedy on the world's highest peak. Publisher...

      Now: $9.95
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      From Beirut to Jerusalem.

      The problem of Arabs and Jews in the Middle East seems intractable. This shrewd (and surprisingly funny) account examines the complex recent history of the conflicts in the Middle East. It is an insightful look at the political causes and psychological...

      Was: $32.95
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      Henry Hudson: Dreams And Obsession.

      The author traces the steps of the New World's least understood explorer. Starting off in Hudson's birthplace of London, he moves on to the end-of-the-world settlement of Longyearbyen in Svalbard near the North Pole, to New York City and up the Hudson...

      Was: $29.95
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      In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex.

      This is the real life story that inspired the climactic scene of Melville's ÔMoby Dick'. Starting out from Nantucket in 1819, the ÔEssex' was on a routine voyage to hunt whales when it was rammed by an enraged sperm whale off the coast of South America...

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      Scotland's Cruel Sea: Heroism and Disaster off the Scottish Coast.

      Scotland has a coastline of immense beauty and danger, and its cruel sea has claimed many lives down the years. Disaster at sea is a poignant part of Scotland's history, and in this chilling and awe-inspiring book, bestselling author Robert Jeffrey tells...

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      Sea Serpents and Lake Monsters of the British Isles.

      Paul Harrison is well known as a cryptozoological researcher specialising in dracontology (the study of sea and lake monsters) and in this, his second book on the subject, he synthesises British sea and lake monster literature. He offers a comprehensive...

      Was: $31.95
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      South: Shackleton's Endurance Expedition.

      A facsimile edition of his disastrous expedition to Antarctica in the Endurance which became trapped in pack ice and was slowly crushed. Shackleton and his 28 men were forced off the ship and struggled to survive the elements and return home alive. His...

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      The First Circumnavigators: Unsung Heroes of the Age of Discovery.

      Kelsey's history, based on more than thirty years of research in European and American archives, offers fascinating stories of treachery, greed, murder, desertion, sickness, and starvation but also of courage, dogged persistence, leadership, and loyalty...

      Was: $59.95
      Now: $19.95
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      The Indian Equator: Mark Twain's India Revisited.

      Lord Strathcarron, his wife, his photographer and his guide follow the footsteps of the journey Mark Twain took with his wife, his daughter, his manager and Indian bearer in 1895/6. Then, as now, they are absorbed by India - 'not for the faint of heart...

      Was: $26.95
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      Tropics Bound: Elizabeth's Seadogs on the Spanish Main.

      Drawing on sources from English and Spanish archives it deals with what was important to the sailors as they attempted to establish an England in the tropics. This included a sound ship, well provisioned with supplies, an experienced crew and captain, an...

      Was: $49.95
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      Where Divers Dare: The Hunt for the Last U-Boat.

      The German submarine U-550 was sunk off the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1944. Its location remained a mystery for 60 years, until a team of divers found it in 2012. The story of their quest is told in an exciting manner which will have you on...

      Was: $49.99
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      Below the Convergence: Voyages Toward Antarctica 1699-1839.

      The Convergence is the ocean frontier that marks the boundary between the freezing Antarctic waters and the warmer Sub-Antarctic seas. Explorers were drawn to discover what lay at the Earth's southern tip. Sealers and whalers were also drawn to the area...

      Was: $24.95
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