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 Mountains, Poles, and Oceans

When Countrywise presenter Paul Heiney's son Nicholas committed suicide aged 23, Paul and his wife, Times columnist Libby Purves, were rocked to the core. Nicholas had been a highly gifted promising young man, albeit he had struggled to keep his head above water at tim... read more

One Wild Song

Sir Ernest Shackleton's trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-1917 was one of the great feats of human endurance - one vividly captured in the powerful and dramatic pictures taken by Frank Hurley, the expedition's official photographer. An amazing body of photojour... read more

South with Endurance
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"Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas tells 15 fascinating stories - some iconic, many little known until now - of shipwreck, mutiny, piracy and marooning in the region of Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific, concentrating on stories from the age of sa... read more

Shipwrecks of the Southern Seas

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 Mountains, Poles, and Oceans

Captain Scott's expedition, carried in the Terra Nova, pitted him and his team not only against the elements but also against the Norwegian explorer, Amundsen. Ultimately, Scott was beaten by both. This title provides an account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12.

Nophoto

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 Mountains, Poles, and Oceans

Reading Level:Scholarly/Undergraduate

In Climbing Days, Dan Richards is on the trail of his great-great-aunt, Dorothy Pilley, a prominent and pioneering mountaineer of the early twentieth century. For years, Dorothy and her husband, I. A. Richards, remained mysterious to Dan, but the chance discovery of he... read more

Climbing Days

Experience the epic survival adventure of Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, brought to life with photos from the journey as well as modern color photography of the fauna, seascapes, and land... read more

South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

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 British History

Series:Brief Histories

The British did not take to water like ducks, for centuries doing little but cling to coastal waters. The Romans and Vikings knocked spots of us as seamen, and the English upper classes saw seafaring as mercantile and beneath them. Britain's succ... read more

A Brief History of History of British Sea Power

The first-ever illustrated account of Captain James Cook's epic eighteenth-century voyages, complete with excerpts from his vivid journals. This is history's greatest adventure story. In 1766, t... read more

The Voyages of Captain James Cook : The Illustrated Accounts of Three Epic Pacific Voyages

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 Mountains, Poles, and Oceans

Series:Brief Histories

This introduction to the years of the Napoleonic wars (1793 to 1815) tells the story of one of the keys to that great conflict, the Ship of the Line - the deadly battleships that played such a vital role in the battles. The author describes the ships... read more

A Brief History of Fightng Ships