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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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Yachting in the Arctic seas or notes of five voyages of sport and discovery in the neighbourhood of spitzbergen and novaya zemlya
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Yachting in the Arctic seas or notes of five voyages of sport and discovery in the neighbourhood of spitzbergen and novaya zemlya
Product Code: 9780

Intriguing and delightful 1875 account of sailing the icy waters of the Arctic by wealthy Scots MP turned amateur yachtsman James Lamont. WIll interest all devotees of yachting and polar exploration.

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White Sea Peninsula, a journey in Russian Lapland and Karelia
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White Sea Peninsula, a journey in Russian Lapland and Karelia
Product Code: 9788

An appealing description by Edward Rae of his expedition through the White Sea Peninsula and 'the incessant impediments and frequent risks' inherent in such travel in the Arctic region during this period. Including many fine woodcuts and etchings, this book, first published in 1881, is a delightf...

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VOYAGES TO THE COAST OF AFRICA
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VOYAGES TO THE COAST OF AFRICA
Product Code: 9201

A vivid account of shipwreck and slavery in Senegal by two French explorers who ventured into the heart of west Africa in the late 18th century.

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voyage of the ‘Fox’ in the Arctic Seas. a narrative of the discovery of the fate of Sir John Franklin and his companions
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voyage of the ‘Fox’ in the Arctic Seas. a narrative of the discovery of the fate of Sir John Franklin and his companions
Product Code: 9783

How the fate of Sir John Franklin's doomed expedition to find the North West Passage was discovered - by Captain M'LIntock, the explorer commissioned by Lady Franklin to trace her husband and his companions. A classic of Arctic exploration.

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voyage of the Jeannette. The ship and ice journals of george w. de long, lieutenant-commander u.s.n., and commander of the polar expedition of 1879–1881
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voyage of the Jeannette. The ship and ice journals of george w. de long, lieutenant-commander u.s.n., and commander of the polar expedition of 1879–1881
Product Code: 9771

The USS Jeannette left San Francisco in July of 1879 bound on a voyage of exploration to find a route to the North Pole via the Bering Strait. George W De Long had previously shown himself to be the stuff that exploration commanders were made of when, in 1873, he led a small party in the Little J...

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VOYAGE OF HIS MAJESTY’S SHIP ALCESTE, to China, Corea, and the Island of Lewchew, with an account of her shipwreck
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VOYAGE OF HIS MAJESTY’S SHIP ALCESTE, to China, Corea, and the Island of Lewchew, with an account of her shipwreck
Product Code: 9206

Rather aptly summed up by the title, this book was written by the ship's surgeon on the 'Alceste' which was charged with delivering the British Embassy of Lord Amherst to China in 1816. Passing through Rio de Janeiro, the Cape of Good Hope and Batavia en-route, they arrived in the China Sea in th...

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Travels through part of the Russian Empire and the country of poland; along the southern shores of the baltic
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Travels through part of the Russian Empire and the country of poland; along the southern shores of the baltic
Product Code: 9776

A rare account of an English gentleman's journey through the war-devastated lands of Russian-ruled Poland and Germany in the wake of the Napoleonic wars.

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TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA; with Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia
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TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA; with Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia
Product Code: 9203

Originally published in 1845, these two volumes describe Charles Lyell's travels around North America in the early 1840's. Lyell had already gained some considerable fame as a geologist with his works; Principles of Geology and Elements of Geology and counted Charles Darwin as a close friend. Whi...

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Travelling sketches in Russia and Sweden during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808
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Travelling sketches in Russia and Sweden during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808
Product Code: 9787

In this two volume set, bound as one, Robert Ker Porter writes an extensive series of letters covering his travels through these countries in the years 1805 to 1808. Following his training at the Royal Academy he gained a reputation for his paintings which included scenes of battle including Seri...

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Through Masai Land: a journey of exploration among the snowclad volcanic mountains and strange tribes of equatorial africa
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Through Masai Land: a journey of exploration among the snowclad volcanic mountains and strange tribes of equatorial africa
Product Code: 9789

Whilst still only in his mid-twenties, this was the third trip to Africa by Joseph Thomson who, following his previous expeditions, had been selected by the Royal Geographical Society for the purpose of 'ascertaining if a practicable direct route for European travellers exists through the Masai c...

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