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438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

On 17th November, 2012, Salvador Alvarenga left the coast of Mexico for a two-day fishing trip. A vicious storm killed his engine and the current dragged his boat out to sea. The storm picked up and c..

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438 Days: An Incredible True Story of Survival at Sea

On 17 November 2012, Salvador Alvarenga left the coast of Mexico for a two-day fishing trip. A vicious storm killed his engine and the current dragged his boat deep out to sea. Alvarenga would not tou..

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Addicted to Adventure: Between Rocks and Cold Places

Bob Shepton is an ordained minister in the Church of England in his late 70s, but spends most of his time sailing into the Arctic and making first ascents of inaccessible mountains. No tea parties for..

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Adventure Game: A Cameraman's Tales from Films at the Edge

Keith Partridge is probably the world's most experienced and famous practitioner of a rare trade. His filming has recorded expeditions all over the world in some of its most beautiful and hostile envi..

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Alive: The True Story of the Andes Survivors

Lost: 1972. A plane has crashed in the Andes mountains. The passengers are hopelessly lost in one of the most isolated places on earth. Abandoned: Almost three months later, two of the survivors, emac..

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Alone in Antarctica

What would it feel like to be out there alone in that empty vastness? Just before midnight on 24 November 2011, Felicity is left completely alone on the coast of Antarctica. The isolation is instant a..

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Alone on the Wall: Alex Honnold and the Ultimate Limits of Adventure

Catalogue Text 94 Alex Honnold is 28 years old, and perhaps the world's best 'free solo' climber. When Alex performs one of his long free solos, the severity of which no one else has yet dared to atte..

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Alone on the Wall: Alex Honnold and the Ultimate Limits of Adventure

'Riveting...Honnold is neither crazy nor reckless. Alone on the Wall reveals him to be an utterly unique and extremely appealing young man.' Jon Krakauer A twelve-year-old kid in the audience raised h..

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Bear Grylls : Two All-Action Adventures

Bear Grylls is one of the world's most famous survivors. Bear Grylls: Two All-Action Adventures combines two of his greatest adventures told in Facing Up and Facing the Frozen Ocean. At the age of tw..

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Beckoning Silence, The

Joe Simpson has experienced a life filled with adventure but marred by death. He has endured the painful attrition of climbing friends in accidents, calling into question the perilously exhilarating a..

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Best Travel Writing, Volume 11: True Stories from Around the World

The Best Travel Writing, Volume 11 is the latest in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. T..

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Beyond the Horizon

Richard Parks has what must be one of contemporary sport's most extraordinary and inspirational stories. Soon after he turned thirty, the professional career in rugby that had been his life for over a..

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Cape Horners' Club: Tales of Triumph and Disaster at the World's Most Feared Cape

Cape Horn's fearsome reputation and the price it has extracted from those who venture there derives from a lethal contrivance of geography that unleashes the most powerful natural dynamic forces on th..

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Cherry:   A Life Of Apsley Cherry-Garrard

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Child of the Jungle

In 1980 seven-year-old Sabine Kuegler and her family went to live in a remote jungle area of West Papua among the recently discovered Fayu - a tribe untouched by modern civilisation. Her childhood was..

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Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth

Few humans have evolved who can survive and thrive in the bitter cold. Below a certain temperature, death is inevitable. This book is about this aspect of our environment and about Sir Ranulph Fiennes..

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Colder: The Illustrated Story of Britain's Greatest Polar Explorer

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is arguably the UK's greatest polar explorer and adventurer, whose never-say-die approach to life has enabled him to endure conditions most of us could never handle. His many succe..

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Complete Guide to Climbing & Mountaineering

This is a comprehensive, full-colour manual providing a complete reference for climbers of every level and discipline. It covers all the skills, safety issues and equipment necessary for the key climb..

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Conquest of the Ocean

This is a captivating read spanning 5,000 years of the oceans history. "Conquest of the Ocean" tells the 5,000 year history of the remarkable individuals who sailed seas, for trade, to conquer new lan..

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Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey That Fulfilled Shackleton's Dream

The first crossing of Antarctica in 1957/58 by the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, led by Sir Vivian 'Bunny' Fuchs, was one of the twentieth century's great triumphs of exploration. Sir Ernest Shackleton ..

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Dead Man Running

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Deep Water: The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

Now a major motion picture starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, directed by James Marsh (The Theory of Everything). In 1968, Donald Crowhurst was trying to market a nautical navigation device he ha..

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Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places

National Geographic takes you on a photographic tour of our world in this spellbinding new coffee-table gift book. Hundreds of the Earth's most breathtaking locales--both natural and man-made--are ill..

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Emergency Sex & Other Desperate Measures : True Stories from a War Zone
Endurance   The True Story of Shackleton's Incredible Voyage To The Antarctic

'One of the most remarkable tales of human courage and determination. The story is gripping and the book is a classic of its kind' Sir Ranulph Fiennes Endurance is the story of one of the most astonis..

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Everest - The First Ascent: The Untold Story of Griffith Pugh, the Man Who Made it Possible

For the first time, drawing upon previously unseen diaries and letters, rare archive material and interviews, Everest - The First Ascent tells the remarkable story of Griffith Pugh, the forgotten team..

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Exploration Fawcett: Journey to the Lost City of Z

The life of Colonel Fawcett is now the subject of the major motion picture The Lost City of Z. The disappearance of Colonel Fawcett in the Matto Grosso remains one of the great unsolved mysteries. In..

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Extreme Adventures

Andy Torbet has been to some of the world's most dangerous places, in his previous career as a soldier and now as an explorer and tv presenter. But you don't need to go to far flung corners of the glo..

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Extreme Food - What to Eat When Your Life Depends on it...

"There's no getting away from it; I've eaten some pretty extreme things in my time - live tarantulas, raw goat testicles, elephant dung, you name it. In a situation when your life depends on it, you n..

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Extreme Survivors : 60 of the World's Most Extreme Survival Stories

Extreme Survivors tells the illustrated story of sixty of the most daring escapes, famous shipwrecks, and ultimate survival stories. These are astonishing stories of human endurance and endeavour. Tal..

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Extreme Survivors: 60 Epic Stories of Human Endurance

The story of 60 of the most astonishing stories of human endurance and endeavour. Now available as a small paperback the short stories make it perfect for the work commute or summer holiday. The stati..

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Face To Face : Ocean Portraits

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Face to Face: Polar Portraits

A lavish account of pioneering polar photography and modern portraiture, Face to Face brings together in a single volume both rare, unpublished treasures from the historic collections of the Scott Pol..

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Fatal Passage

The true story of the remarkable John Rae - Arctic traveller and Hudson's Bay Company doctor - FATAL PASSAGE is a tale of imperial ambition and high adventure. In 1854 Rae solved the two great Arctic ..

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Faulty Powers

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Fear: Our Ultimate Challenge

Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He's crossed both Poles on foot. He's been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fea..

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First Ascent

"What transformed pure physical delight into something deeper was the fact that no-one had been here before..." Discover the fascinating stories of the men and women who have scaled the world's highes..

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Following A Dream

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Frank Worsley: Shackleton's Fearless Captain

This book is a biography of Frank Worsley, without doubt one of New Zealand's greatest, but largely unsung adventuring heroes. Born in Akaroa he went to sea as a teenager in 1888 on the sailing ships ..

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From Pole to Pole: Roald Amundsen's Journey in Flight

Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) was the most successful polar explorer of his era using sledges, dogs, ski and ships. He is mainly remembered for being the first man to reach the South Pole on 14 December ..

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Ghosts of K2: The Race for the Summit of the World's Most Deadly Mountain

K2 is almost 800ft shorter than Everest, yet it's a far harder climb. Many great mountaineers became obsessed with reaching its summit, not all of them lived to tell of their adventures. Capturing the..

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Great Expeditions: 50 Journeys That Changed Our World

Foreword by Levison Wood, bestselling author of Walking the Nile A comprehensive, fascinating and inspiring gallery of the great adventures that changed our world. Throughout history there have been ..

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Hell's Angels

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History of Arctic Exploration: Discovery, Adventure & Endurance at the Top of the World
Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edges of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet

In May 2014, the mountaineer and scientist John All fell into a crevasse near Everest and took a series of videos as he struggled to climb out 70 feet of ice and snow with fifteen broken bones - inclu..

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In Bligh's Hand: Surviving the Mutiny on the Bounty

After the mutiny on the Bounty on 28 April 1789, led by Fletcher Christian, Captain William Bligh and 18 others were forced onto a 7-metre-long open boat and cast adrift. It was the beginning of a 47-..

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In Search of the South Pole

In 1911 the world was watching, waiting, hoping, attention focused on a desolate spot at the very end of the earth, as two men raced to conquer the South Pole. A hundred years after Roald Amundsen's t..

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard. The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in th..

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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

"New York Times" bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of t..

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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

In 1879 the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds and a frenzy of publicity. The ship and its crew, captained by the heroic George De Long, were heading for glory and one of the..

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