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Rediscovery Books is dedicated to bringing old books back to life. By combining our unique skills with the latest advances in technology, we are able to bring the wealth of knowledge and experience from times past back into affordable print. Our initial publications are from a series that is being created from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers and which provides a fantastic insight into the lives of travellers and the people and places they visited throughout the world in a previous era.

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Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah
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Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah
Product Code: 9769

Legendary explorer RIchard Burton's own description of his famous 1853 journey in disguise to the Muslim Holy cities of Mecca and Medina - then ‘off-limits' to Europeans. An enthralling classic by a great traveller and writer.

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ROCKY MOUNTAINS: Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to The Rocky Mountains in the Years 1819, 1820
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ROCKY MOUNTAINS: Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to The Rocky Mountains in the Years 1819, 1820
Product Code: 9213

A three-volume history of the 1819-20 Long expedition to explore the US Midwest and Rockies, based on Long's journals and written by Edwin James, the expedition scientist and surgeon. Includes fascinating encounters with Sioux, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Apache Indians.

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Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857 and of the assinniboine and saskatchewan exploring expedition of 1858
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Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857 and of the assinniboine and saskatchewan exploring expedition of 1858
Product Code: 9774

A fascinating and beautifully illustrated and mapped account of two expeditions into Canada's vast and untapped interior in 1857 and 1858.

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lake regions of Central Africa; a picture of exploration
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lake regions of Central Africa; a picture of exploration
Product Code: 9770

Richard Burton's account of his ill-fated journey to discover the source of the Nile with his later bitter rival John Hanning Speke. A classic of Victorian exploration as colourful as its author.

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Albert N'yanza, great basin of the Nile, and explorations of the nile sources
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Albert N'yanza, great basin of the Nile, and explorations of the nile sources
Product Code: 9764

In 1863 Samuel White Baker, accompanied by his wife, discovered Albert N'Yanza, which he named after the Queen's late Consort. These two volumes describe his numerous adventures and as he says himself; 'Having thus completed the work after nearly five years passed in Africa, there still remains a...

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Arctic explorations in the years 1853,’54,’55: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin
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Arctic explorations in the years 1853,’54,’55: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin
Product Code: 9778

Following an earlier attempt on which he served as medical officer, these two volumes chart Elisha Kent Kane's second expedition, which he this time headed, to search for Sir John Franklin. Kane was an American Navy surgeon whose books about his various travels caught the imagination of the Ameri...

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last of the Arctic voyages; being a narrative of the expedition in h.m.s. assistance, under thE command of sir edward belcher, c.b., in search of Sir John Franklin during the years 1852–53–54, with notes on the natural history
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last of the Arctic voyages; being a narrative of the expedition in h.m.s. assistance, under thE command of sir edward belcher, c.b., in search of Sir John Franklin during the years 1852–53–54, with notes on the natural history
Product Code: 9766

A description of some of the several expeditions launched to find the ill-fated Franklin expedition to discover the North-West Passage. Although its results were inconclusive, the Belcher voyages are an intriguing account of the search.

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Manual of the Natural History, Geology, and Physics of Greenland and the neighbouring regions, together with instructions suggested by the Arctic Committee of the Royal Society for the use of the Expedition of 1875
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Manual of the Natural History, Geology, and Physics of Greenland and the neighbouring regions, together with instructions suggested by the Arctic Committee of the Royal Society for the use of the Expedition of 1875
Product Code: 9777

In December 1874 the Admiralty advised the Royal Society that it intended to despatch an expedition to 'reach the North Pole and to explore the coast of Greenland and adjacent lands.' It asked them to compile a manual of all that was considered useful for the trip and a committee of august member...

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NARRATIVE OF THE EARL OF ELGIN’S MISSION TO CHINA AND JAPAN IN THE YEARS 1857, ’58, ’59
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NARRATIVE OF THE EARL OF ELGIN’S MISSION TO CHINA AND JAPAN IN THE YEARS 1857, ’58, ’59
Product Code: 9214

Superbly illustrated two-volume account of Lord Elgin's expeditions to the Far East in 1857-59 which resulted in the occupation of Canton, the burning of Peking's Imperial Summer Palace; and the opening of Japan to European trade.

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naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature Under the Equator, During Eleven years of Travel
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naturalist on the River Amazons, A Record of Adventures, Habits of animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature Under the Equator, During Eleven years of Travel
Product Code: 9765

To say that the author's foray in the Amazon was extensive, hardly does justice to the sheer scale of his endeavours. Leaving England in 1848 with a fellow naturalist A R Wallace, he was away for eleven years during which time he collected over 14,000 species of which a staggering 8,000 were new ...

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