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Patrick Barkham relishes many aspects of the British coastline: 'old harbours, tacky resorts, big waves, sandy coves, humongous cliffs, oystercatchers, fish and chips, flotsam and jetsam, samphire, sunsets and, most of all, the desolate beaches he remembers from his youth
Survival programmes 'don't take a man...whose idea of wilderness is the back of a garden centre and drop him unsupported in the middle of nowhere'
Fairhead's book tells the story of two very different men, 'neither of whom initially regarded the other as entirely human'
In May 1848, two young Englishmen sailed up the Amazon and optimistically hoped to support themselves by collecting specimens of exotic fauna and flora for museums and collectors back home in Britain
A stunning profusion of maps, diagrams and infographics from every part of the world and every corner of the brain
They say you should never judge a book by its cover, but at first glance a librarian might quickly catalogue this exploration of the British Landscape under children's interest
Summing up an entire nation, comprised of millions of people, is a perilous pursuit and John Hooper does not always avoid the pitfalls
In this volume, Professor Sir Ghillean Prance, one of the most renowned scientific explorers of our time, chronicles some of his most significant and fascinating expeditions

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