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            Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
             

            Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage (Paperback, New edition)

            By Lansing, Alfred

            • RRP: $29.99
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            In this title, there is adventure, shipwreck, storms and survival on the high seas.

            ISBN 9780753809877
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2000
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Voyages Promotion
            Availability
            55 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            Into the Wild

            Into the Wild (Paperback, Media tie-in)

            By Krakauer, Jon

            • RRP: $27.99
            • $22.39
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            Examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later. This book explores the obsession which leads some people to explore the outer limits of self, leave ...civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude.
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            ISBN 9780330453677
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2007
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
            Availability
            356 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas
              

            The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Salmond, Anne

            • RRP: $50.00
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            In this rich and stylish description by New Zealand scholar Salmond, Cook's voyages take on a peculiar, dreamlike quality. Salmond's claim is that Cook was far more affected by his exposure to the Polynesian world than historians have thought. This book is fascinating as an incom...parable travelogue filled with amazing stories - the sexual paradise of Tahiti, the 'discovery' of Hawaii, close relations with Maori, and Cook's tragic death on the beach in Hawaii.The 'trial' of the title followed a horrific incident in New Zealand's Queen Charlotte Sound when Maori killed and ate a boatload of Cook's men. Later, sailors caught a dog guzzling a pink remnant, put the dog on trial, then convicted, cooked and ate it.
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            ISBN 9780141021331
            Released NZ 25 Aug 2004
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
            97 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Sons of the Waves: The Common Seaman in the Heroic Age of Sail
             

            Sons of the Waves: The Common Seaman in the Heroic Age of Sail (Hardback)

            By Taylor, Stephen

            • RRP: $63.99
            • $51.33
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            A brilliant telling of the history of the common seaman in the age of sail, and his role in Britain's trade, exploration, and warfare

            ISBN 9780300245714
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2020
            Publisher Yale University Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration

            To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration (Paperback)

            By Larson, Edward J.

            • RRP: $36.99
            • $27.74
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            From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, a breathtaking entwined narrative of the most adventurous year of all time: in 1909 three daring expeditions-led by Ernest Shackleton, Robert Peary, and the dashing Duke of the Abruzzi-simultaneously raced to the top, bottom, and heights... of the world. Suspenseful. ... Larson does full justice to his three protagonists' remarkable bravery. -Wall Street Journal As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration-set at the world's frozen extremes-lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called Third Pole, the pole of altitude, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, and the harshest conditions on the planet to plant flags at the furthest edges of the Earth. In the course of one extraordinary year, Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson were hailed worldwide at the discovers of the North Pole; Britain's Ernest Shackleton had set a new geographic Furthest South record, while his expedition mate, Australian Douglas Mawson, had reached the Magnetic South Pole; and at the roof of the world, Italy's Duke of the Abruzzi had attained an altitude record that would stand for a generation, the result of the first major mountaineering expedition to the Himalaya's eastern Karakoram, where the daring aristocrat attempted K2 and established the standard route up the most notorious mountain on the planet. Based on extensive archival and on-the-ground research, Edward J. Larson weaves these narratives into one thrilling adventure story. Larson, author of the acclaimed polar history Empire of Ice, draws on his own voyages to the Himalaya, the arctic, and the ice sheets of the Antarctic, where he himself reached the South Pole and lived in Shackleton's Cape Royds hut as a fellow in the National Science Foundations' Antarctic Artists and Writers Program. These three legendary expeditions, overlapping in time, danger, and stakes, were glorified upon their r
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            ISBN 9780062564481
            Released NZ 15 Apr 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Man Who Discovered Antarctica: Edward Bransfield Explained - The First Man to Find and Chart the Antarctic Mainland

            The Man Who Discovered Antarctica: Edward Bransfield Explained - The First Man to Find and Chart the Antarctic Mainland (Hardback)

            By Sheila, Bransfield MA,

            • RRP: $79.99
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            Written to coincide with the 200th anniversary of his great discovery on 30 January 2020.

            ISBN 9781526752635
            Released NZ 7 Aug 2019
            Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Apollo Missions: The Incredible Story of the Race to the Moon

            The Apollo Missions: The Incredible Story of the Race to the Moon (Hardback)

            By Baker, Dr David

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landings, The Apollo Missions is illustrated with documents, blueprints and photographs of the missions as they happened. Analysing the Apollo Space Program, it looks back at a key period in the development of space... technology. From early attempts to send a manned vessel into space to Neil Armstrong's historic first steps on the moon, David Baker reveals what happened behind the scenes. Full of fascinating stories and augmented by documents that chronicled the development of the program, this is a brilliant commemoration of one of man's most astounding feats.
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            ISBN 9781788885232
            Released NZ 15 May 2019
            Publisher Arcturus Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Arcturus Science & History Collection
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            Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World's Longest Treasure Hunt
             

            Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World's Longest Treasure Hunt (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sullivan, Randall

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $35.99
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            • Pub Date
              17 Jan 21

            An investigation into the curse of Oak Island, where rumors of buried riches have beguiled treasure hunters over the past two centuries

            ISBN 9780802148278
            Released NZ 17 Jan 2021
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Georg Forster: The South Seas at Woerlitz
             

            Georg Forster: The South Seas at Woerlitz (Hardback)

            By Vorphal, Frank

            • RRP: $90.00
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            At the tender age of seventeen, naturalist Georg Forster (1754-94) embarked with the famous Captain James Cook on a voyage around the world. During the trip, Forster explored recently discovered regions, including New Zealand, New Caledonia, Tahiti, and Tonga. Shortly after his r...eturn in 1775, Forster met in London with Prince Franz and Princess Louise of Anhalt-Dessau. There, Forster presented them with numerous Polynesian objects, which returned with the royal couple to the German town of W rlitz. Today, amid resurgent interest in Forster and his work, those items, now known as the South Seas collection, are available to the public as part of Germany's first permanent Forster exhibition. Brimming with full-color images, Georg Forster is the catalog for the exhibition, which is housed in the palace of the Garden Kingdom of Dessau-W rlitz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This book bursts to life with photographs, historic paintings, and drawings, as well as lively quotations by Forster and his contemporaries. From the grass skirt of a Tahitian dancer to maces from Tonga to an axe of jade-green nephrite from New Zealand, Georg Forster provides new perspectives on these priceless artifacts and vividly brings back to life Forster and Cook's momentous voyage.
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            ISBN 9783777433141
            Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
            Publisher Hirmer Verlag
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Log from the Sea of Cortez

            The Log from the Sea of Cortez (Paperback, New edition)

            By Steinbeck, Mr John; Introduction by Astro, Richard

            • RRP: $36.00
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            In 1940, the author sailed in a sardine boat with his great friend the marine biologist, Ed Ricketts, to collect marine invertebrates from the beaches of the Gulf of California. This book offers a log of the expedition, combining combines science, philosophy and adventure.

            ISBN 9780141186078
            Released NZ 5 Feb 2001
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Penguin Modern Classics
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            Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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