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Ice Captain: A Forgotten Hero of Shackleton's Endurance Expedition
Stephen Haddelsey.
Publisher: History Press.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780752497792.  Daedalus Item Code: 71488
 
As Ernest Shackleton watched his ship Endurance become trapped in the ice floes of Antarctica's Weddell Sea, on the other side of the continent the 1914–17 expedition's second ship, ... (Read More)
 
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James Fitzjames: The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition
William Battersby.
Publisher: Dundurn.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781554887811.  Daedalus Item Code: 34980
 
Having already distinguished himself in combat, charismatic naval commander James Fitzjames joined Great Britain's 1845 Franklin Expedition, thinking he would make his name; instead the expedition ... (Read More)
 
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Letters from China: The Canton-Boston Correspondence of Robert Bennet Forbes, 1838–1840
Phyllis Forbes Kerr, ed.
Publisher: Mystic Seaport.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780913372777.  Daedalus Item Code: 52868
 
In the mid-19th century, captain Robert Bennet Forbes's trading expeditions took him from Boston to such far-flung locales as China, Hong Kong, and Macao. These letters he exchanged with his wife ... (Read More)
 
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The Obelisk and the Englishman: The Pioneering Discoveries of Egyptologist William Bankes
Dorothy U. Seyler.
Publisher: Prometheus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781633880368.  Daedalus Item Code: 71586
 
William John Bankes (1786–1855) was a pioneer in the nascent study of the language, history, and civilization of ancient Egypt. At the Abydos Temple he discovered the King List—a wall of cartouches ... (Read More)
 
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Odd Tom Coryate: The English Marco Polo
R.E. Pritchard.
Publisher: Sutton.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780750934169.  Daedalus Item Code: 71217
 
One of the great early travelers, Thomas Coryate (1576–1617) opened up Europe, the eastern Mediterranean, the Holy Land, and Mughal India to his amazed (and sometimes disgusted) readers. In 1608 he ... (Read More)
 
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Sabres on the Steppes: Danger, Diplomacy and Adventure in the Great Game
John Ure. Toby Ward, illus.
Publisher: Constable.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849016674.  Daedalus Item Code: 60474
 
Victorian England produced a breed of international adventurers, some of the most daring of whom set out to help stem Russian military advances—the "Great Game" of imperial ambition in Central Asia. ... (Read More)
 
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Shackleton's Whisky
Neville Peat.
Publisher: Preface.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781848093904.  Daedalus Item Code: 70133
 
Much of Ernest Shackleton's fame rests upon his heroic actions during a failed 1914–17 expedition to the South Pole, but the veteran explorer had come south seven years earlier. Rarely did Shackleton ... (Read More)
 
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Shipwreck of the Whaleship Essex
Owen Chase. Tim Cahill, foreword. Paul Lyons, intro.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781784871260.  Daedalus Item Code: 70849
 
A superb companion to Nathaniel Philbrick's In the Heart of the Sea (made into a gripping feature film in 2015)—and an outstanding evocation of the whaling life in its own right—this is the ... (Read More)
 
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Show Me a Hero: The Sin of Richard Byrd Jnr
Jeremy Scott.
Publisher: Biteback Publishing.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781849541305.  Daedalus Item Code: 70154
 
In this follow-up to Dancing on Ice: A 1930s Arctic Adventure, Jeremy Scott gives us the career of Richard Byrd Jr., who very much wanted to be famous as the first man to fly over the North ... (Read More)
 
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Tudor Adventurers: An Arctic Voyage of Discovery: The Hunt for the Northeast Passage
James Evans.
Publisher: Pegasus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781605986111.  Daedalus Item Code: 60835
 
In the spring of 1553, three ships sailed northeast from London into uncharted waters, seeking a passage to Asia and its riches. Separated in a storm, young scientist Richard Chancellor and his crew ... (Read More)
 
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Valverde's Gold: A True Tale of Greed, Obsession and Grit
Mark Honigsbaum.
Publisher: Pan.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780330491150.  Daedalus Item Code: 51401
 
In 1887 two British sailors landed on the coast of Ecuador and set off across the Andes to locate an immense hoard of Inca gold, lost for centuries in a remote and mysterious mountain range. Armed ... (Read More)
 
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The Water Book: The Extraordinary Story of Our Most Ordinary Substance
Alok Jha.
Publisher: Headline.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781472209559.  Daedalus Item Code: 71883
 
Water pours from our taps and falls from the sky; we drink it, wash with it, and couldn't live without it. Yet, on closer examination it is also a very strange substance; look closer still, says ... (Read More)
 
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