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Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott; Shackleton and Amundsen
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Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age: Scott; Shackleton and Amundsen

By Peter Fitzsimons

William Heinemann, Australia, 2011. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. History comes to life with Peter FitzSimons in the story of Australia s most famous polar explorer and the giants from the heroic age of polar exploration- Scott, Amundsen and Shackleton. Sir Douglas Mawson, born in 1882 and knighted in 1914, remains Australia's greatest Antarctic explorer. On 2 December 1911, his Australasian Antarctic Expedition left Hobart to explore the virgin frozen coastline below Australia, 2000 miles of which had never felt the tread of a human foot. He was on his way to fulfil a national dream he had first conceived three years earlier, while on his first trip to the frozen continent on the Nimrod expedition under the leadership of the charismatic Anglo-Irishman Sir Ernest Shackleton. Even as Mawson and his men were approaching Antarctica, two other famous Antarctic explorers were already engaged in nothing less than a race to become the first men to reach the South Pole. While Roald Amundsen of Norway, with his small team, was racing with dogs along one route, England's legendary Scott of the Antarctic, with his far larger team, was relying primarily on ponies and 'man-hauling' to get there along another Dust jacket has some crinkling to bottom of spine edge. 737 pages. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Exploration; Exploration; ISBN/EAN: 9781741666601. Inventory No: 244870.. 9781741666601 This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$23.70

Gino Watkins
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Gino Watkins

By J. M. Scott

Hodder & Stoughton, Great Britain, 1937. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition/Fair. 352 pages. Foxing to endpapers and page edges. Dust jacket has rubbing, chips and tears to edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Biography; Biography & Autobiography; Exploration. Inventory No: 241282..

$20.05

Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer
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Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer

By Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell

Nicholas Brealey Publishing, London, 2004. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Sir Ernest Shackleton has been called 'the greatest leader that ever came on God's earth, bar none' for saving the lives of the twenty-seven men stranded with him on an Antarctic ice floe for almost two years. Written by two veteran business observers, Shackleton's Way details universal leadership tactics set against the thrilling survival story of the Endurance expedition. Whether it's hiring good workers, supporting and inspiring employees to do their best, managing a crisis with limited personnel and resources, creating order out of chaos, or leading by personal example with optimism, egalitarianism, humour, strength, ingenuity, intelligence and compassion, Ernest Shackleton set an example we can all follow. Illustrated with photographer Frank Hurley's masterpieces and other rarely seen photos, Shackleton's Way is filled with fascinating and practical lessons of a leader who succeeded by putting people first and triumphing brilliantly when all the odds were against him. 238 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Exploration; Exploration; ISBN: 1857883187. ISBN/EAN: 9781857883183. Inventory No: 241264.. 9781857883183

$15.68

New Europe
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New Europe

By Michael Palin

BBC, London, 2007. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. No. 1 bestseller and superstar doing what he does best, introducing millions of avid readers to little-known peoples and places.Until the early 1990s, when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, travelling behind the iron curtain was never easy. In undertaking his new journey through Eastern Europe, breathing in its rich history, and exquisite sights and talking to its diverse peoples, Michael fills what has been a void in his own experience and that of very many others. NEW EUROPE is very much a voyage of discovery, from the snows of the Julian Alps to the beauty of the Baltic sea, he finds himself in countries he'd barely heard of, many unfamiliar and mysterious, all with tragic histories and much brighter futures.During his 20-country adventure Palin meets Romanian lumberjacks, drives the 8.58 stopping train from Poznan to Wolsztyn, treads the catwalk at a Budapest fashion show, learns about mine-clearing in Bosnia and watches Turkish gents wrestling in olive oil. As with all his bestselling books, in his uniquely entertaining style, Palin opens up a new and undiscovered world to millions of readers. Illustrated with colour photographs. TV Tie-In. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Exploration; Exploration; ISBN/EAN: 9780297844495. Inventory No: 234118.. 9780297844495

$20.05

High Adventure
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High Adventure

By Edmund Hilary

Readers Book Club, London. Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: A. Spark [Maps] George Djurkouic [Sketches]. Everest: forbidding, exhilarating, unconquerable. All courageous attempts by man to reach its summit by heading up the northern side from Tibet had failed. The southern approach through Nepal had never before been climbed, due to its impossibly steep ice-covered slopes and the country's policies. But in 1951 Edmund Hillary joined an expedition to find a new route up Everest from the south, which led to a new chapter in mountaineering history. The climbers' determination, endurance and battle against the elements culminated with their famous climb in 1953 as they finally reached the summit of this formidable mountain. This is Hillary's own account of the treacherous and breathtaking journeys. 256 pages. Illustrator: A. Spark [Maps] George Djurkouic [Sketches]. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Exploration; Exploration; Inventory No: 230284..

$14.22

Fragile Eden : Ride Through New Zealand
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Fragile Eden : Ride Through New Zealand

By Robin Hanbury Tenison

Arrow Books, London, England, 1990. Reprint. Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. A ride through new Zealand. B/W photos. Foxing to the outer edges. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Exploration; Exploration; ISBN: 0099727005. ISBN/EAN: 9780099727002. Inventory No: s14036.. 9780099727002

$14.58