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A Teacup in a Storm; An Explorer's Guide to Life
Conefrey, Mick,
ISBN: 0007203985
Collins, London, 2005. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. a very clean copy, with no damage to describe. Photographic illustrated dust jacket, the text is illustrated with black-and-white illustrations, mainly by Adam Burton.this is a witty, entertaining and are fully unique look at the great explorers and the life lessons we can draw from them. They offer us inspirational stories we can apply to our everyday life. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 224 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; Psychology & Psychiatry. ISBN: 0007203985. ISBN/EAN: 9780007203987. Inventory No: 0251694. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0251694  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World
Horwitz, Tony,
ISBN: 0805076034
Henry Holt and Company, New York, 2008. First Edition
 Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards) Hardcover (1/4 Boards 3/4 Boards). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Illustrated and Maps. First Edition. List of maps, note on sources, bibliography, acknowledgements and index. Matt illustrated end pages, showing the routes of North American Explorers. The text is illustrated with 15 black and white maps and reproductions of historical drawings. 1/4 pale blue coloured back strip with copper coloured titles. 3/4 brown coloured boards. Illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound) with white and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. "A Voyage Long and Strange he (the author) uncovers the neglected story of America's bounding by Europeans. He begins a thousand years ago, with the Vikings, and then tells the dramatic tale of the, Conquistadors, castaways, French voyageurs, Moorish slaves, and many others who roamed and rampaged across half the states of present-day U.S. continent, long before the Mayflower landed." from front fold over panel blurb. Minor softening of the back strip edges and rubbing of the book corners. Very light age toning of the text block edges. A little ruffling of the dustwrapper edges and rubbing of the dustwrapper panels. This is the first Trade edition of the book. Size: Trade Paperback. [11], XII, 2 - 445, [5] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated and Maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; United States; Exploration. ISBN: 0805076034. ISBN/EAN: 9780805076035. Inventory No: 0127646. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Adventures in Ocean Exploration: From the Discovery of the Titanic to the Search for Noah's Flood
Ballard, Robert D. with McConnell, Malcolm,
ISBN: 0792279921
National Geographic Society, Washington, 2001. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. introduction by author, illustration credits, acknowledgements, additional resources and index. Pale blue coloured mottled end pages. The text is illustrated with copious colour photographs, colour and black-and-white illustrations and maps bright blue coloured textured cloth covered boards with silver coloured embossed titles to the front panel and back strip. Colour photographic dustwrapper with white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Colour photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. In this book the author intertwines his vivid first person narrative of underwater exploration with a concise history of humankind's age-old relationship with the oceans. Along with the giants of modern undersea exploration, the author introduces the fabled seamen of the past, from ancient Phoenician, Polynesian and Chinese sailors through to James Cook. Rubbing of the book corners with bumping of the lower book edges. Very, very light age toning of the text block edges. Some creasing of the top dustwrapper edge and there is a small strip to the top left-hand corner of the front panel. Some fading of the back strip and top left-hand corner of the front panel. Size: Folio (over 12" tall ). [5], 6 - 288 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Ships & the Sea; Exploration. ISBN: 0792279921. ISBN/EAN: 9780792279921. Inventory No: 0127241. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
Book Number: 0127241  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Africa Explored: Europeans in the Dark Continent, 1769 - 1889
Hibbert, Christopher,
ISBN: 0713913711
Allen Lane, London, 1982. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. First Edition. acknowledgements, list of maps, author's note, prologue by author, glossary, bibliography and index. The text is illustrated with three inserts, of eight pages each of contemporary black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Brown coloured boards with metallic copper titles and illustration to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper with black and brown colour titles to the front panel and backstrip. A history of European exploration of Africa between the years 1769 to 1889. The usual suspects are talked about Richard Burton, Stanley and Livingston, but the lesser lights (but no less intrepid) explorers are also given their due. As the front fold over panel states "... Based upon the Explorers' letters and diaries and the printed records of their dramatic journeys, Africa Explored provides an illuminating an unforgettable impression of the continent and its inhabitants as they appear to Europeans before the age of colonialism changed both for ever." Softening to the backstrip edges with light rubbing of the book corners and lower edges. Slight cocking of the spine. Browning faint foxing to the textblock edges and there is faint foxing to the endpapers. Previous owners name to the top edge of the free front end page. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels and faint fading to the backstrip and top edge of the front panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [12], 13-335, [1] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Africa; Exploration. ISBN: 0713913711. ISBN/EAN: 9780713913712. Inventory No: 0115956. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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African Rainbow; across Africa by Boat
Ricciardi, Lorenzo & Ricciardi, Mirella,
ISBN: 0688089593
William Morrow, New York, 1989. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographic & map. First Edition. the dustjacket price clipped, there is no other damage to describe, apart from a birthday annotation at the top of the first page. Profusely illustrated with colour photographs, and the occasional reproduction of an art work of historic nature, and there isn't one map detailing the route taken from the Atlantic coast anything at Banana, after crossing through the centre from Utete. The expedition travelled 6000 km in 20 months, navigating a hazardous and often uncharted course through the waterways which lie between the Indian and Atlantic oceans. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 336 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic & map. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Conservation; Africa; Exploration. ISBN: 0688089593. ISBN/EAN: 9780688089597. Inventory No: 0249016. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0249016  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Antarctic Days with Mawson; A Personal Account of the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition of 1929-31
Fletcher, Harold,
ISBN: 0207148899
Angus & Robertson Publishers, London . Sydney . Melbourne, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. Introduction and preface by author. Map illustrated end pages, showing the routes taken by the expeditions. Photographic frontispiece showing the author; with sepia toned photographs and maps decorating the text. Gray coloured boards with white coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper with yellow and black coloured titles to the front panel and pale yellow coloured titles to the back strip. The author was part of two expeditions led by Sir Douglas Mawson to the Antarctic regions in the years 1929 to 1931. He kept a diary, of which this book is based. "The expedition, struggling with mountainous seas, deadly pack-ice and bitter cold, explored over 3000 kilometres of the unmapped coastline of what is now known as the Australian Antarctic Territory, also charting the ocean floor and observing the fascinating land and marine life." from the front fold over panel blurb. Softening and rubbing of the backstrip edges, rubbing of the top book corners and lower book edges. Age toning of the text block edges and pages with a few marks to the end pages. Rubbing of the dustwrapper edges and panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [8], 9 - 313, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; Antarctica; 1920s; ISBN: 0207148899. ISBN/EAN: 9780207148897. Inventory No: 0128275. Very Good Condition
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Antarctica; the heroic age
Finkel, George,
ISBN: 0001950266
Collins, Sydney, 1976. First Edition
 hardcover hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 160 pp., list of illustrations. Text illustrated by black and white photography, and figures. Endpapers are illustrated with maps, 4 different maps showing 4 different expedition routes. Pale blue boards with gilt writing on the spine. Photographic dustwrapper, showing the ship, 'Terra Nova', in broken ice 17 January 1911. This book deals with four expeditions to Antarctica between 1919 - 14. The expeditions: 1901- 1904 led by Scott,1908-1909 by Shackleton, 1910-1912 by Amundsen and the last again by Scott in 1910-1913. The expeditions either failed, or were successful depending upon its leader, and his ability to inspire his team to achieve seemingly impossible goals. The author calls this era "The Heroic Age" as expeditions "were dependent on man alone without the help or advantages of mechanical inventions.". a very nice clean copy, no damage, no annotations. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 160 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Antarctica; Exploration. ISBN: 0001950266. ISBN/EAN: 9780001950269. Inventory No: 0256163. Very Good Condition
Price: $30.80 (AUD)
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Australian Adventurers
Sheppard, Trish,
ISBN: 0207149518
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1984. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographs & maps. First Edition. Slight spotting of the top edge of the text block, previous owner's plate on the blank front end page, a couple of foxing spots on the half title page. No other damage to detail. Illustrated with colour photographs, and maps, the 20 people featured in this book explain their feats feats like climbing and unconquered peak, flying a helicopter around the world and forging deeper into the bowels of the earth than anyone else. From Everest, through to the Mississippi, around the world solo, New Guinea, Antarctica, underwater photography, long-distance walking, flying, motorcycling, hang gliding, and cave diving are just some of the things covered. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. 226 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs & maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; Australia; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0207149518. ISBN/EAN: 9780207149511. Inventory No: 0271822. Very Good Condition
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Australian Explorers; Antarctica
Bechervaise, John,
Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1959. First Edition
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. the text is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and maps. Photographic/map illustrated card covers with blue coloured titles to the front panel. A little creasing to the book corners and of rubbing to the book edges and book panels. The occasional spot to the book covers. The front panel has started to curl. A look at the exploration of Antarctica with Australian explorers. Part of the Australian Explorers series. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). (4), 5-32 pages.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Antarctica; Exploration. Inventory No: 0111935. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $8.00 (AUD)
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Beagle: From Darwin's Epic Voyage to the British Mission to Mars
Pillinger, Colin T.,
ISBN: 0571223230
Faber & Faber, London, 2003. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: artwork, photography, & drawings. First Edition. colour illustrated dust jacket, jewel hardcover binding, text illustrated with colour drawings, colour photographs, reproductions of documents, black-and-white photographs, and diagrams. In this book the author explores the remarkable similarities between these 2 historic ships, the sailing ship and spaceship, and and their great voyages of exploration. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. X, 166 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: artwork, photography, & drawings. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; ISBN: 0571223230. ISBN/EAN: 9780571223237. Inventory No: 0273549. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Behind the Picture, H.M.S. Rattlesnake's Australia - New Guinea Cruise 1846 to 1850
Bassett, Marnie,
Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. XII, 113pp., bibliography, index. Black and white frontispiece showing the figurehead from the 'Rattlesnake', and the text is illustrated with black and white reproductions of contemporary illustrations and maps. In the back there is a fold out with a reproduction of Oswald Brierly illustration ' H. M. S. Rattlesnake in Evans Bay, Cape York 1849', in colour. Illustrated front endpaper with a reproduction of Cape York and Albany Island has drawn by Capt Owen Stanley, 1818. Green coloured boards with gilt embossed logo of the 'Rattlesnake' on the front cover, and gilt writing on the spine. Slight rubbing of the corners has occurred, and there are some dust marks to the top edge of the book. Illustrated dustwrapper showing Dunk Island, off the Great Barrier Reef, sketched by Oswald Brierley. Some slight rubbing to all 4 corners, and a little bit of fading of the dust wrapper has occurred. During the years 1846 to 1850, the survey ship H. M. S. Rattlesnake surveyed the the northern shores of Australia and New Guinea. In that time, the ship explored the inner passage of the Great Barrier Reef, rescued a young Scottish woman from Aboriginal capture of 5 years, and explored the islands of Torres Strait and other works of surveying. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; New Guinea; Exploration. Inventory No: 0100336. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $44.00 (AUD)
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Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets
Wohlforth, Charles &Hendrix, Amanda ,
ISBN: 0804197970
Pantheon, New York, 2016. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Colour photographs. Reprint. Clean copy, the only damage to the book is a red marking pen spot the bottom edge of the pages. In this book the authors offer groundbreaking research and argued persuasively that not Mars, but Titan a moon of Saturn with a nitrogen atmosphere, a weather cycle, and an inexhaustible supply of cheap energy, we will will be able to fly like birds of the minimal gravitational field offers the most realistic and thrilling prospect of life without support from Earth. Second impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. VIII, 312 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; space exploration; Exploration. ISBN: 0804197970. ISBN/EAN: 9780804197977. Inventory No: 0281473. Very Good Condition
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Beyond the Capes; Pacific Exploration from Captain Cook to the Challenger 1776-1877
Dodge, Ernest S.,
ISBN: 0575013222
Victor Gollancz, London, 1971. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. preface by the author, list of illustrations, bibliography, chronological table of Pacific voyages and index. Map illustrated endpapers, showing central Pacific between the 30th parallels. Colour illustrated frontispiece, Showing a British Survey Ship Cruising in the South Seas. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white reproductions of contemporary illustrations from the various voyages. Blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound), same illustration as for frontispiece, with black coloured titles to the front panel and black-and-white titles to the backstrip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. "Beyond the Cape of Good Hope to the east and Cape Horn to the west lies the vast ocean world of the Pacific. Magellan was the first Westerner to venture in these waters. Three centuries later, Captain James Cook seemingly bought the great age of Pacific exploration to a close. Yet the history of Pacific exploration did not end with Cook. During the Hundred years following his death, the Pacific was the setting for countless new voyages of exploration expeditions that resulted in major geographical discoveries, in the charting of tens of thousands of miles of coastline, and in the collection of scientific and cultural date of utmost importance. Beyond the Capes is the story of this forgotten century, the dramatic chronicle of the intrepid men who filled the broad Pacific canvas left by Captain Cook." from the front fold over panel blurb. Softening to the head and heel of the backstrip and rubbing to the lower book edges. Very light age toning of the textblock edges and pages. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. ([8], IX - XV, [3], 3-429, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; 18th century; Ships & the Sea. ISBN: 0575013222. ISBN/EAN: 9780575013223. Inventory No: 0114667. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0114667  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Beyond the Capes; Pacific Exploration from Captain Cook to the Challenger 1776-1877
Dodge, Ernest S.,
ISBN: 0575013222
Victor Gollancz, London, 1971. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. preface by the author, list of illustrations, bibliography, chronological table of Pacific voyages and index. Map illustrated endpapers, showing central Pacific between the 30th parallels. Colour illustrated frontispiece, Showing a British Survey Ship Cruising in the South Seas. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white reproductions of contemporary illustrations from the various voyages. Blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound), same illustration as for frontispiece, with black coloured titles to the front panel and black-and-white titles to the backstrip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. "Beyond the Cape of Good Hope to the east and Cape Horn to the west lies the vast ocean world of the Pacific. Magellan was the first Westerner to venture in these waters. Three centuries later, Captain James Cook seemingly bought the great age of Pacific exploration to a close. Yet the history of Pacific exploration did not end with Cook. During the Hundred years following his death, the Pacific was the setting for countless new voyages of exploration expeditions that resulted in major geographical discoveries, in the charting of tens of thousands of miles of coastline, and in the collection of scientific and cultural date of utmost importance. Beyond the Capes is the story of this forgotten century, the dramatic chronicle of the intrepid men who filled the broad Pacific canvas left by Captain Cook." from the front fold over panel blurb. Softening to the head and heel of the backstrip and rubbing to the lower book edges. Very light age toning of the textblock edges and pages. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. ([8], IX - XV, [3], 3-429, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; 18th century; Ships & the Sea. ISBN: 0575013222. ISBN/EAN: 9780575013223. Inventory No: 0114668. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
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Beyond the Capes; Pacific Exploration from Captain Cook to the Challenger 1776-1877
Dodge, Ernest S.,
ISBN: 0575013222
Victor Gollancz, London, 1971. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Illustrated. First Edition. preface by the author, list of illustrations, bibliography, chronological table of Pacific voyages and index. Map illustrated endpapers, showing central Pacific between the 30th parallels. Colour illustrated frontispiece, Showing a British Survey Ship Cruising in the South Seas. The text is illustrated with numerous black-and-white reproductions of contemporary illustrations from the various voyages. Blue coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Colour illustrated dustwrapper (wraparound), same illustration as for frontispiece, with black coloured titles to the front panel and black-and-white titles to the backstrip. Black and white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. "Beyond the Cape of Good Hope to the east and Cape Horn to the west lies the vast ocean world of the Pacific. Magellan was the first Westerner to venture in these waters. Three centuries later, Captain James Cook seemingly bought the great age of Pacific exploration to a close. Yet the history of Pacific exploration did not end with Cook. During the Hundred years following his death, the Pacific was the setting for countless new voyages of exploration expeditions that resulted in major geographical discoveries, in the charting of tens of thousands of miles of coastline, and in the collection of scientific and cultural date of utmost importance. Beyond the Capes is the story of this forgotten century, the dramatic chronicle of the intrepid men who filled the broad Pacific canvas left by Captain Cook." from the front fold over panel blurb. Softening to the head of the backstrip and rubbing to the lower book edges. Very light age toning of the textblock edges and pages. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. ([8], IX - XV, [3], 3-429, [3] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; 18th century; Ships & the Sea. ISBN: 0575013222. ISBN/EAN: 9780575013223. Inventory No: 0114666. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
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Body at the Melbourne Club: Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man
Burke, David,
ISBN: 1862548331
Wakefield press, Adelaide, 2009. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. a secondhand copy, reading creases on the spine, no other damage, no annotations. Illustrated with reproductions of artworks, a map, black-and-white photographs, drawings et cetera. Includes bibliography & index, and a glossary of polar terms. This biography traces the enigmatic life of an unsung Explorer, Bertram Armytage, providing a new perspective on one of the great polar expeditions. A panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Sociology & Culture; Antarctica; Exploration. ISBN: 1862548331. ISBN/EAN: 9781862548336. Inventory No: 0282635. Very Good Condition
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Captain Cook's Three Voyages round the World , with a sketch of his life
Low, Lieutenant Charles R. Editor,
The Standard Library Company, London, No date. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. Introduction by editor. The text is illustrated in a green coloured cloth, with the back strip being plain with silver coloured titles and the front panel textured with silver coloured embossed titles please see photograph. Title says it all. The book is showing age and wear - please see photographs. Shipping to the lower back strip edge and to the top right-hand corner of the top edge. Pieces of the cloth, probably from insect nibbles, are missing from the back strip and along the lower edge of the front spine gutter. Rubbing to the book edges along with chipping and pumping. Rubbing of the book panels along with some fading. Flecking to the rear panel. Uniform heavy tanning of the text book edges and pages and there is foxing to the textblock edges. The front hinge has cracked and the underlying webbing is visible and there is some cracking of the rear hinge. Offsets tanning and marking of the end pages, and, there is a gift inscription (dated 1901) to the three front end page. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [3], 4 - 512 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; 18th century; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 0128526. Fair Condition
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Captain Cook, the seamen's seaman; a Study of the Great Discoverer
Villiers, Alan. J.,
Penguin, London, 1969. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Adrian Small. Reprint. 326 pp, indexed, and illustrated throughout with black-and-white line drawings. The edges of the text block age toned. The author, a master mariner who has himself sailed a full-rigged ship around the world in Cook's tracks, gives in this book a seaman's survey of England's greatest sailing pioneer a genius who was much misunderstood in his own time but whose memorial is the modern map of the world. Rear panel blurb Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Adrian Small. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Exploration. Inventory No: 0269154. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Captain Matthew Flinders R. N; His Voyagers, Discoveries, and Fortunes
Bryant, Joseph,
The Epworth Press, London, 1928. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 196 pp., foreword by Sir Flinders Petrie, preface, appendix. Black and white portrait frontispiece. Pale blue boards with titles on the backstrip and front cover. Book is showing its age. All corners are rubbed and there is a general fading of the cloth. The spine has been particularly sunned. There is a .5" tear at the top spine gutter and there are smaller tears on the top and bottom spine. There are dust marks and grubby spots to the top edge of the paper, along the rest of the paper edges, foxing has occurred. Foxing is also on the internal pages to page number 11. There is a 'School Prize' plate on the front paste down. This book was an attempt by the author to introduce Matthew Flinders to a wider audience, than the 2 volume work written by Professor Scott called 'Life'. "I have long desired to provide setting of Flinders' story that might appeal to older boys and bring them under the spell of this great, adventurous character, and at the same time the adequate to the needs of most adult readers. To bring into more popular view is too little known English sailor and Explorer is a work that is certainly overdue.". Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Maritime ; Non-Fiction -- Younger Readers ; Exploration ; Inventory No: 0100238. Fair Condition
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Columbus and the New World
Derleth, August Editor,
Vision Books / Farrar, Straus and Cudahy Burns and Oats, New York, 1957. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Poor. Illustrator: Dirk Gringhuis. First Edition. author's note and the last two pages are books printed by Vision Books. Illustrated endpapers, showing the Caribbean area. The text is illustrated with black and white line illustrations by Dirk Gringhuis. Green coloured boards with black coat of arms embossed on the front panel and black colour titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper showing three sailing ships, with white and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the spine. A young person's history of the discovery of America by Columbus. Softening to the head and to the heel of the spine and to the book corners. Shelf wear evident to both the top and bottom edges. Browning and staining to the paper edges. The remains of tape can be seen on the endpapers along with some ink marking. On the fore each paper that has been 2 circular pieces gouged, and impinges on paper to page 41. The dustwrapper is rubbed and faded. There is chipping to the book corners and to the head and to the heel of the spine with loss. Creasing and grubby marks are also present and there are two tears on the bottom dustwrapper edge won a measuring 0.25 "and the other measuring 0.5 ", and on the top dustwrapper edge there is a tear measuring 0.5 " . The dustwrapper is price clipped on the front fold over, both on the top and bottom right hand corners. This is the First USA Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 192 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Dirk Gringhuis. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Exploration ; United States; Children. Inventory No: 0101953. Good Condition
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Columbus on Himself
Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe,
The Folio Society, London, 1992. Reprint
 Hardcover (illustrated Cloth) Hardcover (illustrated Cloth). Very Good Condition/Slipcased. Reprint. Second-hand copy, the only damages the previous owners bookplate on the olive green front end paper. Illustrated with colour plates, reproductions of drawings in black and white, and four maps. Indexed. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 279, [5] pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; 15th century; Exploration. Inventory No: 0280439. Very Good Condition
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Cooper's Creek
Moorehead, Alan,
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1963. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Fair. First Edition. list of illustrations, list of maps, illustrations in text, index. Illustrated endpapers, showing a map of Australia and the journeys taken by Burke and Wills during the years 1860-61. Black and white illustrated frontispiece, showing the Burke and Wills monument in Melbourne in the 1860s. Throughout the text there are 27 black and white and coloured photographs and illustrations and one map and along where 15 illustrations within the text. Blue faux 1/4 cloth and board with gilt coloured to the spine. Pink coloured tint to the top text block edge. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Sidney Nolan, showing Burke and Wills in the desert, with white coloured background and black & red coloured to the front panel and spine. This is the history of the journey, the participants, and the reasons why Burke and Wills exploration into the interior of Australia ended in tragedy. Sunning and softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners. The spine is cocked. Uniform tanning of the text block edges and age toning of the pages. The pink colouration to the top text edge has bled slightly to the top edge of the pages. There has been patchy discolouration of the top text edge. Tape remnants can be seen to the end pages and original book seller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip edges with a 3 inch split to the lower edge of the front gutter and there is a transverse tear at the top of this split which also goes across the full width of the back strip and a little into the rear panel please see photograph. Splits either side of the top edge of the back strip and all of the splits to the back strip have been supported by tape to the verso, with, the inevitable staining and residue visible. Some of the tape is still in situ. Sunning to the back strip with noticeable rubbing of the rear panel. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. X, 222 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; Australia; 19th century; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 0125323. Very Good Condition
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Cooper's Creek
Moorehead, Alan,
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1963. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. list of illustrations, list of maps, illustrations in text, index. Illustrated endpapers, showing a map of Australia and the journeys taken by Burke and Wills during the years 1860-61. Black and white illustrated frontispiece, showing the Burke and Wills monument in Melbourne in the 1860s. Throughout the text there are 27 black and white and coloured photographs and illustrations and one map and along where 15 illustrations within the text. Blue faux 1/4 cloth and board with gilt coloured to the spine. Pink coloured tint to the top text block edge. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Sidney Nolan, showing Burke and Wills in the desert, with white coloured background and black & red coloured to the front panel and spine. This is the history of the journey, the participants, and the reasons why Burke and Wills exploration into the interior of Australia ended in tragedy. no dust jacket, top intensive red, and someone has tried rubbing the top edge leaving a white mark, no other damage. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. X, 222 pages, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; Australia; 19th century; Biography & Autobiography. Inventory No: 0273616. Very Good Condition
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Cosmos : a survey of achievements in space by the USSR to celebrate the Soviet Space Exhibition at the Museum of Victoria, August 1984
Brand, Pamela editor,
ISBN: 0949616001
Michael Edgley International, Melbourne, 1984. Edition Unstated
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographs. Edition Unstated. The lower right-hand corner of the front panel has a crease, starting 4 inches along the bottom edge, and 3 inches on the side edge. No other damage, no annotations. Includes a four page glossary of space terms, a chronology of 27 years of space research, and reproductions of photographs in black-and-white. Size: A4 (300 x 210mm approx.). 55 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Space Race; USSR; Exploration. ISBN: 0949616001. ISBN/EAN: 9780949616005. Inventory No: 0282106. Very Good Condition
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Dark Life: Martian Nanobacteria, Rock-Eating Cave Bugs, and Other Extreme Organisms of Inner Earth and Outer Space
Taylor, Michael Ray,
ISBN: 0747548153
Bloomsbury, London, 1999. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 288 pp., decorated dustwrapper. Minimal wear to the edges of the dustwrapper, otherwise in very good order. The author manages to make climbing through dark holes many hundreds of metres underneath the surface of the Earth entertaining educational and even exciting. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; Speleology; Science & Technology. ISBN: 0747548153. ISBN/EAN: 9780747548157. Inventory No: 0205517. Very Good Condition
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Dark Safari; The Life Behind the Legend of Henry Morton Stanley
Bierman, John,
ISBN: 0340562579
Sceptre ( Hodder & Stoughton ), London, 1992. reassured
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. reassured. It was Stanley's success in the assignment to find Livingstone that 1st won him international acclaim. Subsequently he led to further African expeditions of far greater scope and scientific importance. He completed Livingstone's work by finding the source of the Nile, and he also charted the 2700 mile long Congo River and located the legendary Mountains of the Moon in western Uganda. And, in what was one of the 19th century's greatest acts of geopolitical piracy, he built the roads and established the River Communications that created the so-called Congo Free State for his patron, King Leopold the 2nd of Belgium. Size: Mid Sized Paperback ( 7" - 9" tall ). [10], 401, [5] pages, including 4 pages of advertisements for other titles, chapter notes, bibliography, and index. Black and white photography throughout the text, photographic illustrated softcover binding. Reading creases to the spine, age toning of the page edges, slight rubbing of the bottom edge of the front cover. Internally clean, free of annotation.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Exploration; History -- Africa; Travel & Places. ISBN: 0340562579. ISBN/EAN: 9780340562574. Inventory No: 0242491. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Darwin and the Beagle
Moorehead, Alan,
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1969. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Reprint. List of illustrations, chronology of the voyage of The Beagle, bibliography and index. Illustrated end pages showing various forms of animals and birds. The text is illustrated with colour and black-and-white illustrations, most contemporary to the voyage that Darwin undertook, if not from the voyage itself. At the rear of the book there is a double page featuring Darwin and members of his family. Light blue coloured cloth covered boards with a black embossed illustration, of the Beagle, to the front panel with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Pale purple coloured tint to the top text block edges. Illustrated dustwrapper with black coloured titles to the front panel and back strip An illustrated book dealing with the voyage of the ship Beagle in 1831, with its 22 year old naturalist Charles Darwin. For five years the Beagle went on a surveying voyage around the world, on the orders of the Admiralty. "For the young Darwin this was not only a great and exhilarating adventure, but the beginning of a whole new conception of the origin and evolution of the various species of life on earth, which, a few decades later was to revolutionise most of the beliefs hitherto held sacred. In this vivid and colourful narrative of the voyage Alan Moorehead describes the countries through Darwin's eyes, and many species of animals, plants and minerals studied, dissected, stuffed and collected by Darwin." -- from front fold over panel blurb. Softening and rubbing of the back strip edges with a little rubbing of the top book corners and lower book edges. Age toning of the text block edges and pages very fine scattered foxing to the text block edges. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Ruffling of the dustwrapper edges with rubbing of the panels. Fading of the back strip. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [7], 8 - 280 pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; 19th century; Natural History & Resources. Inventory No: 0126517. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
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Darwin and the Beagle
Moorehead, Alan,
ISBN: 0140033270
Penguin, London, 1971. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Reprint. List of illustrations, chronology of the voyage of The Beagle, bibliography and index. Illustrated end pages showing various forms of animals and birds. The text is illustrated with colour and black-and-white illustrations, most contemporary to the voyage that Darwin undertook, if not from the voyage itself. An illustrated book dealing with the voyage of the ship Beagle in 1831, with its 22 year old naturalist Charles Darwin. For five years the Beagle went on a surveying voyage around the world, on the orders of the Admiralty. "For the young Darwin this was not only a great and exhilarating adventure, but the beginning of a whole new conception of the origin and evolution of the various species of life on earth, which, a few decades later was to revolutionise most of the beliefs hitherto held sacred. In this vivid and colourful narrative of the voyage Alan Moorehead describes the countries through Darwin's eyes, and many species of animals, plants and minerals studied, dissected, stuffed and collected by Darwin." -- from front fold over panel blurb. Clean copy, no damage, apart from slight rubbing of the rear panel, And previous owner's blind stamped name first on the bottom right of the slightly false front page. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [7], 8 - 280 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; 19th century; Natural History & Resources. ISBN: 0140033270. ISBN/EAN: 9780140033274. Inventory No: 0281870. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
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Dig; A Drama of Central Australia
Clune, Frank 1893 - 1971,
ISBN: 0207144133
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1991. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: map. Reprint. VI, 182 pages; includes a double page map. The tragic story of Burke and Wills. This book is part of the Australian Classics series. Colour illustrated dust jacket. Slight darkening of the text block, and ruffling of the dust jacket top edge. 300 g; Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: map. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; Australia; Genealogy & Local History. ISBN: 0207144133. ISBN/EAN: 9780207144134. Inventory No: 0276508. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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Discovery, The Quest for the Great South Land
Estensen, Miriam,
ISBN: 1864484977
Allen & Unwin, New South Wales, 1998. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 400 g; X, 286pp., acknowledgements, notes, bibliography, index. Black and white frontispiece, showing title page of a 1597 atlas. Throughout the text there are 12 coloured plates, several text illustrations, maps and illustrations at the beginning of chapters. Blue boards with gilt writing on the spine. The endpapers are illustrated with maps. There is minor shelf wear evident on the bottom edge of the boards, and there's an ownership inscription at the bottom right-hand corner of the half title page. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a map overlaid with illustrations. 600 years before the birth of Christ there was an imagined, and immense land at the bottom of the world. "At the heart of 'Discovery' is the power of a myth and the adventures and sacrifices of those who pursued it, for this is a story of how an imagined place was made real, how the speculation is of visionaries became Terra Incognita and then Australia.". Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Exploration; Australia; ISBN: 1864484977. ISBN/EAN: 9781864484977. Inventory No: 0230895. Very Good Condition
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