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Barking Mad Books

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Barking Mad Books specializes in Antarctica, Arctic, Early Travel, Ed Hillary, Exploration, Himalaya, Mountaineering, Natural History, New Zealand

About Barking Mad Books

BARKING MAD BOOKS - Established in 1984, Barking Mad Books is New Zealand's best-known specialist antiquarian & second hand bookshop and on-line mail order service. Barking Mad Books features for sale in New Zealand dollars a collection of carefully-selected quality items on Antarctica, Arctic, polar, mountain, Himalaya, mountaineering, rock climbing, natural history, travel and exploration books. Contact for more details/scans on any item. Browsers welcome in Barking Mad Bookshop when in Christchurch, New Zealand (by appointment only Cell# 022-693-2439).

With 32 seasons in Antarctica and 26 Himalayan expeditions behind him, Colin Monteath also maintains a large polar / mountain / exploration reference library. Researchers, authors, publishers are welcome to use this service...see also hi-resolution image galleries on

The cover photo you see on Biblio is the actual book you are purchasing, NOT a generic image. If you are not happy with the book you receive because the description has been faulty then I will honour a full refund.

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Barking Mad Books

Barking Mad Books
Hedgehog House - 7a Gwynfa Ave
Christchurch, CAN 8022 NZL
Phone: 64-022-693-2439

Terms of sale for Barking Mad Books

Air parcel postage is expensive anywhere in the world. From New Zealand, to USA, UK and Europe a single 1kg volume costs about NZ$85 so allow this for many of the heavy books listed by Barking Mad Books. Since 1984, Barking Mad Books has used New Zealand postal service and all parcels have reached their destination. We use recyclable soft bubble plastic and ensure parcel is waterproof. Larger orders are sometimes shipped in padded boxes, again with all packaging recyclable. A courier service can be used...and may be slightly faster/safer...but will be charged at cost. 30 day return guarantee, with full refund including original shipping costs for up to 30 days after delivery if an item arrives misdescribed or damaged.

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Barking Mad Books
Hedgehog House - 7a Gwynfa Ave
Christchurch, CAN, New Zealand

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