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Colin Hopkins


A Teacup in a Storm: An Explorer's Guide to Life
Conefrey, Mick,
ISBN: 9780007203987
Collins, London, 2005. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. First Edition. First impression. Size: Duodecimo12mo. 240 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. If Scott had had this book he'd have either died laughing or got out alive. A witty, entertaining and utterly unique look at the great explorers and the life-lessons we can draw from them. Add to this already compelling formula a touch of inspiration, in the lessons we can learn from the explorers in our everyday life and a spice of 'How to do Just about everything' in the bizarre and quirky lessons Mick Conefrey teaches us, such as how to cook an albatross or play football on an ice floe and the combination is unbeatable. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Exploration; Arctic & Antarctic. ISBN: 0007203985. ISBN/EAN: 9780007203987. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3832. Near Fine Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3832  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Across the Top of the World
Herbert, Wally,
ISBN: 9780582108011
Longman Group Ltd, London, 1969. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 209 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books . The story of the first surface crossing of the Arctic Ocean told by expedition leader, Wally Herbert. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Exploration; Britain/UK; Arctic & Antarctic. ISBN: 0582108012. ISBN/EAN: 9780582108011. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3083. Near Fine Condition
Price: $13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3083  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Blizzard - Race To The Pole
Rees, Jasper,
ISBN: 9780563493266
BBC Books, London, 2006. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 288 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Some foxing on the edge of the boards.. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. At the beginning of the last century, reaching the South Pole was the greatest terrestrial journey left to man. By the spring of 1912, the race was over-Robert Falcon Scott was dead and Roald Amundsen, the victor, was on his way home. Ever since, a debate has raged over whether Scott was an arrogant incompetent or whether he was the victim of bad luck. This book attempts to answer the question by re-running the race. Two teams, among the world's greatest adventurers, will be equipped entirely in the style of the original expeditions. The difference will be that both teams will start at the same time and from points within ten kilometers of each other. Now, for the first time, it will be possible to see whether it was luck or judgment that led Amundsen to victory and Scott to his death. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Arctic & Antarctic. ISBN: 0563493267. ISBN/EAN: 9780563493266. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3844. Very Good Condition
Price: $12.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 3844  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Entire Earth and Sky: Views on Antarctica
Roberts, Leslie Carol,
ISBN: 9780803216174
University of Nebraska Press, USA, 2008. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 289 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Front endpapers and title pages marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, spine unmarked, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. The dust jacket has been protected by a removable plastic cover. More than a distant continent, Antarctica is a land of the imagination, shaping and shaped for centuries by explorers, adventurers, scientists, and dreamers. The Entire Earth and Sky conjures all these ideas and interweaves them with the experience and history of Antarctica, balancing the reality of the frigid outpost populated by a ragtag alliance of international researchers against the crystalline dreamscape of a continent at the bottom of the world. When Leslie Carol Roberts went to Antarctica for the first time with Greenpeace, she was hoping to save the world. In the twenty years since then she has shifted to the no less difficult task of saving Antarctica itself, compiling memoirs and stories, learning the biology and geography of the icy land, and documenting her own journey. This book pieces together the tragic and heroic tales of nineteenth-century exploration, interviews with scientists, and the author's personal observations. The result is a remarkable collage that evokes the beauty and the complexity, the perils and the rewards of a lifelong engagement with the earth's last wilderness. A kaleidoscope of legends, stories, field notes, images, reports, history, letters, and research, the book renders an impression, at once vast and microscopic, of the effect of human beings on the land and ice we call Antarctica, and its effect on us. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Arctic & Antarctic. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780803216174. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3212. Very Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: $13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3212  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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This Accursed Land
Bickel, Lennard,
ISBN: 9780333229392
MacMillan, Melbourne, 1977. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 210 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is not price clipped and in excellent condition. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Mawson's epic and tragic journey across 600 miles of unknown Antarctic wasteland has been described by Sir Edmund Hillary as 'the greatest story of lone survival in Antarctic exploration'. This Accursed Land tells the story of how Mawson declined to join Scott's ill-fated British expedition in order to lead the Australasian party and his three man team which set out to explore the far eastern coastline of the Antarctic continent. The loss of one of his men and most of his supplies turned a hazardous trek into a nightmare. Mawson and his colleague, Mertz, were trapped 320 miles from base with only nine days' food and nothing for the dogs. They lived on the journey back by slaughtering their starving animals and eating what is now known to have been poisoned meat. Mawson's ultimate and lone struggle for survival after Mertz's descent into madness - starving, poisoned, exhausted, and indescribably cold - is one of the most extraordinary stories in the history of exploration. When he arrived back his weight had reduced from fifteen stone to eight stone. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Australia; Exploration. ISBN: 0333229398. ISBN/EAN: 9780333229392. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5706. Very Good Condition
Price: $14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 5706  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Voyage Through the Antarctic
Adams, Richard; Lockley, Ronald,
ISBN: 9780394528588
Alfred a Knopf, New York, 1983. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Peter Hirst-Smith (photographs). First Edition. Size: Quarto 4to . 160 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The base has some chips and rubbed. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. Novelist Richard Adams and naturalist Ronald Lockley describe their ocean voyage to Antarctica with tour company Lindblad Travel in 1982. Includes numerous photographs. Illustrator: Peter Hirst-Smith (photographs). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; ISBN: 0394528581. ISBN/EAN: 9780394528588. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4234. Very Good Condition
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 4234  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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