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East Coast Australia  by Cristian Bonetto

East Coast Australia

Cristian Bonetto

Book

This guide is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Snorkel the Whitsundays, tour the Opera House or bushwalk at Wilsons Prom; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover...

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How to live Korean  by Soo Kim

How to live Korean

Soo Kim

Book

How to Live Korean takes a deep-dive into Korean culture, unpacking what it means to be Korean in all its forms and uncovering the way the locals think, what they enjoy getting up to and who they do it with. Whether it's Korean movie Parasite sweeping...

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The flightless traveller  by Emma Gregg

The flightless traveller

Emma Gregg

Book

Travel needn't cost the Earth: discover how to explore our beautiful world sustainably and responsibly with this definitive guide. Packed full of practical information about planning an air-mile-free adventure, from route planning to budgeting, accom...

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New Zealand's best trips  by Brett Atkinson

New Zealand's best trips

Brett Atkinson

Book

Discover the freedom of the open road with New Zealand's Best Trips. We've selected 25 amazing road trips through Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury and Queenstown, from two-day escapes to eight-day adventures, and packed them...

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Sydney  by Delia Falconer

Sydney

Delia Falconer

Book

As I set out from the city's southern end, the sandstone walls beneath the Central railway line still held the day's heat ... The moon rose from the invisible harbour into a sky of such a deep royal blue it was almost hard to believe in. The street smelled...

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Melbourne  by Sophie Cunningham

Melbourne

Sophie Cunningham

Book

Melbourne's a city you get to know from the inside out - you have to walk it to love it. My favourite time to do this is at night. That's when you capture glimpses of people - eating, laughing, talking, arguing, watching TV and reading - through half...

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Hobart  by Peter Timms

Hobart

Peter Timms

Book

MONA has done a lot more than just rescue a flagging tourism economy. It has changed the city's body language, teaching it to stand up straight and look others squarely in the eye, even putting on a swagger in its step. From Hobart's convict legacy,...

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Brisbane  by Matthew Condon

Brisbane

Matthew Condon

Book

I keep coming back to the light of Brisbane. If you are born into it, this palette of gentle pinks and oranges at dawn and dusk, the blast white of midday in summer, the lemon luminescence of mid-morning and mid-afternoon, you keep it with you, and measure...

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Adelaide  by Kerryn Goldsworthy

Adelaide

Kerryn Goldsworthy

Book

A painting, a frog cake, a landmark, a statue, a haunting newspaper photograph, a bucket of peaches, pink shorts in parliament, concert tickets, tourist maps. Kerryn Goldsworthy's Adelaide is a museum of sorts, a personal guide to the city through a ...

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My four seasons in France  by Janine Marsh

My four seasons in France

Janine Marsh

Book

A little over ten years ago, Janine Marsh and her husband Mark gave up their city jobs in London to chase the good life in the countryside of northern France. Having overcome the obstacles of starting to renovate her dream home - an ancient, dilapidated...

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Drive your adventure. Norway  by Clémence Polge

Drive your adventure. Norway

Clémence Polge

Book

Travelling in a van is emerging as a popular way to see the world. Back to nature, away from mass tourism, you can experience a country in a way that's fresh, unscheduled, and autonomous. This book on getting the most from your trip to van-friendly N...

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Walking Broadway  by William J. Hennessey

Walking Broadway

William J. Hennessey

Book

Walking Broadway offers readers an architectural tour of the entire length of Broadway from Bowling Green to the Harlem River. Through fourteen structured walks the book not only presents the history of New York's most famous avenue, but also explores...

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Captain James Cook and the search for Antarctica  by James C. Hamilton

Captain James Cook and the search for Antarctica

James C. Hamilton

Book

During parts of his three voyages in the southern Pacific and Southern Oceans, Cook narrowed the options' for the location of Antarctica. Over three summers, he completed a circumnavigation of portions of the Southern Continent, encountering impenetr...

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Into the Arctic ice  by Esther Horvath

Into the Arctic ice

Esther Horvath

Book

In September 2019, a team of 600 researchers from 19 countries united in a common mission known as MOSAiC--the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate--whose mission is to chart conditions in the Arctic for one continuous...

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Accidentally Wes Anderson  by Wally Koval

Accidentally Wes Anderson

Wally Koval

Book

Accidentally Wes Anderson began as a personal travel bucket list, a catalog of visually striking and historically unique destinations that capture the imagined worlds of Wes Anderson. Now, inspired by a community of more than one million Adventurers,...

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A year at the château  by Dick Strawbridge

A year at the château

Dick Strawbridge

Book

Like many couples, Dick and Angel had long dreamed of living in France, but where others might settle for a modest bolthole in the French countryside, the Strawbridges fell in love with a 19th-century fairytale chateau, complete with 45 rooms, seven....

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Shadow of the Silk Road  by Colin Thubron

Shadow of the Silk Road

Colin Thubron

Book

There was never one Silk Road - but several. The route chosen by Colin Thubron passes through China, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey, taking in the most sterile desert on earth (the Taklamakan) and the strife-torn mountain valleys...

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The sustainable travel handbook  by Sarah Reid

The sustainable travel handbook

Sarah Reid

Book

This practical and inspiring guide, the latest in the popular Handbook series, motivates travellers to take a responsible approach to the impact of travelling. Whether you're looking to reduce your carbon emissions, enjoy more a responsible wildlife-...

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Tough women adventure stories

Tough women adventure stories

Book

It's time we celebrated women in adventure What does toughness mean to you? Perhaps it's being physically fit and mentally resilient. Perhaps it's doing something no one else has done before. Perhaps it's breaking down boundaries and proving what you...

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Ultimate campsites  by Penny (Travel writer) Watson

Ultimate campsites

Penny (Travel writer) Watson

Book

In Ultimate Campsites: Australia, Penny Watson maps out 75 of the country's most wild and wondrous nature-based campgrounds, from the turquoise and white sandy beaches of Queensland and pristine national parks of New South Wales, to the wineries of S...

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Antarctica's lost aviator  by Jeff (Filmmaker) Maynard

Antarctica's lost aviator

Jeff (Filmmaker) Maynard

Book

The astonishing voyage of the first solo crossing of Antarctica by the unlikeliest of arctic explorers. By the 1930s, no one had yet crossed Antarctica, and its vast interior remained a mystery frozen in time. Hoping to write his name in the history ...

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World's greatest cities

World's greatest cities

Book

World's Greatest Cities is an illuminating visual guide to 30 incredible cities around the globe and with annotated 3-D reconstructions and cutaway models that allow you to journey right to the soul of each of them.

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Beyond the trees  by Adam Shoalts

Beyond the trees

Adam Shoalts

Book

A thrilling odyssey through an unforgiving landscape, and the rich history it reveals. What does it mean to explore and confront the unknown? Beyond the Trees recounts Adam Shoalts's epic, solo crossing of Canada's mainland Arctic in a single season--the...

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Slow road to San Francisco  by David Reynolds

Slow road to San Francisco

David Reynolds

Book

As he moseys from east to west, driving slowly, stopping frequently he meets a huge variety of Americans - white, black, Hispanic, Asian, native American; Christian, Muslim, atheist, Mormon, Mennonite; rich, middling, poor. They talk about everything...

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Survive the savage sea  by Dougal Robertson

Survive the savage sea

Dougal Robertson

Book

After their 43-foot schooner was stoved in by a pod of killer whales, the six members of the Robertson family spent 37 days adrift in the Pacific. With no maps, compass or navigation instruments, and rations for only three days, they used every survi...

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Love America  by Jenny Robin Jones

Love America

Jenny Robin Jones

Book

"For New Zealand writer Jenny Robin Jones the United States has always been an enigma, a series of questionable notions formed through a lifetime. 'What is America?' she asks herself. Can she rely on her own personal impressions? Jones' journey takes...

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Back roads  by Heather Ewart

Back roads

Heather Ewart

Book

During the five years it has been appearing on our screens, ABC TV's Back Roads has taken us across Australia, through scorched deserts, along sapphire coasts, up breathtaking mountains and over gentle, rolling plains. It has shown us the rugged land...

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Towards Compostela  by Catharina Van Bohemen

Towards Compostela

Catharina Van Bohemen

Book

"One day Catharina van Bohemen left her Auckland home to fly to Spain and walk the Camino de Santiago. Her journal was the most important thing she carried."--Publisher's website.

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Between each step  by Patrice La Vigne

Between each step

Patrice La Vigne

Book

"Shedding years of societal conditioning that dictates school, work and life, Patrice and Justin La Vigne do their best to maintain a nomadic whimsy. However, this nontraditional life presents just as many moments of joy and grace as moments of stress...

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Best day walks New Zealand  by Craig McLachlan

Best day walks New Zealand

Craig McLachlan

Book

Lonely Planet Best Day Walks New Zealand is your passport to 60 easy escapes into nature. Stretch your legs away from the city by picking a walk that works for you, from just a couple of hours to a full day, from easy to hard. Wind your way around vo...

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New Zealand coastlines  by Darryl Torckler

New Zealand coastlines

Darryl Torckler

Book

"A pictorial book of New Zealand’s coastlines, featuring the stunning images of innovative photography of Darryl Torckler, with text commentary from Gillian Torckler. Divided geographically, the photographed areas include: North: Bay of Islands to the...

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Sacred places  by Clare Gogerty

Sacred places

Clare Gogerty

Book

This is an illustrated guide to the world and its sacred wonders. Wellness travellers are seeking transformative experiences, wellness is, by nature, a journey and a quest. The concept of transformative travel is about finding experiences through trips...

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Kid-friendly Auckland

Kid-friendly Auckland

Book

Discover more than 100 of the best kid-friendly adventures that Auckland has to offer. Clamber up ancient volcanoes, squelch through tidal mudflats, walk through bush-clad gorges or picnic on Hauraki Gulf islands - it's all in here! This essential fa...

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Melbourne  by Rod Ritchie

Melbourne

Rod Ritchie

Book

Compact and affordable, Fodor's 25 Best Melbourne is a great travel guide for those who want an easy-to-pack guidebook and map to one of the most exciting cities in Australia. Fodor's 25 Best Guides offer highlights of major city destinations in a co...

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Into the wild  by Jon Krakauer

Into the wild

Jon Krakauer

Book

The story of Chris McCandless, a young man who embarked on a solo journey into the wilds of Alaska and whose body was discovered four months later, explores the fascinating allure that the wilderness has for the American imagination.

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Clanlands  by Sam Heughan

Clanlands

Sam Heughan

Book

Two men. One country. And a lot of whisky. As stars of Outlander, Sam and Graham eat, sleep and breathe the Highlands on this epic road trip around their homeland. They discover that the real thing is even greater than fiction. Clanlands is the story...

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Scotland's Highlands & Islands  by Neil Wilson

Scotland's Highlands & Islands

Neil Wilson

Book

Lonely Planets Scotlands Highlands & Islands is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip the water of life, whisky, in an ancient pub; walk the West Highland Way (or a little...

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Signs of life  by Stephen Fabes

Signs of life

Stephen Fabes

Book

A young doctor cycles around the world and discovers how societies treat their most vulnerable, in this thought-provoking and witty medical odyssey In 2010, Stephen Fabes rode away from his career as an emergency doctor in London, on a journey that would...

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Maiden voyages  by Siân Evans

Maiden voyages

Siân Evans

Book

Before convenient air travel, transatlantic travel was the province of the great ocean liners and never more so than in the glory days of the interwar years. It was an extraordinary undertaking made by many women. Some travelled for leisure, some for...

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Enemy of all mankind  by Steven Johnson

Enemy of all mankind

Steven Johnson

Book

Henry Every was the seventeenth century’s most notorious pirate. The press published wildly popular—and wildly inaccurate—reports of his nefarious adventures. The British government offered enormous bounties for his capture, alive or (preferably) dead....

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Loving country  by Bruce Pascoe

Loving country

Bruce Pascoe

Book

Loving Country is a powerful and essential guidebook that offers a new way to travel and discover Australia through an Indigenous narrative. In this beautifully designed and photographed edition, co-authors Bruce Pascoe and Vicky Shukuroglou show tra...

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Fair weather hitchhiker  by Julia Millen

Fair weather hitchhiker

Julia Millen

Book

"A restless 17-year-old seeking fame, fortune (and romance) goes hitchhiking with three older girls. What begins as a holiday frolic becomes a survival recipe for life. Radiating hope and energy, the narrative follows this naive New Zealander to London...

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The Monocle book of Japan

The Monocle book of Japan

Book

The Monocle team celebrates the endlessly fascinating and culturally rich country of Japan. Ever since it launched in 2007, Monocle has had a rich and deep connection with Japan. From day one the magazine has had a Tokyo bureau – which today also encompasses...

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Between the woods and the water  by Patrick Leigh. Fermor

Between the woods and the water

Patrick Leigh. Fermor

Book

The sequel to A Time of Gifts, Leigh Fermor's classic account of his adventure on foot to Constantinople in 1933 covering his trip down the Danube and across Hungary into Romania. The book ends at the Iron Gates, which divide the Carpathian mountains...

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Around the world  by Mark MacKenzie

Around the world

Mark MacKenzie

Book

Since Ferdinand Magellan first circumnavigated the world 500 years ago, many have succeeded (or failed) in completing the greatest journey of all. Discover the incredible stories of their travels around the world by boat, bicycle, balloon, train, pla...

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Green hills and blue lagoons  by John Penisten

Green hills and blue lagoons

John Penisten

Book

"This is a reminiscence of life as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Fiji Islands, South Pacific in 1968-69. These sketches describes the experiences , difficulties, and rewards of earning one's living in a foreign culture where one must learn to speak...

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Best day walks Australia  by Anna Kaminski

Best day walks Australia

Anna Kaminski

Book

Lonely Planet Best Day Walks Australia is your passport to 60 escapes into nature. Stretch your legs away from the city by picking a walk that works for you, from just a couple of hours to a full day, from easy to hard. Stroll vine-striped hillsides,...

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Fearless footsteps

Fearless footsteps

Book

Travelling the world is an exhilarating, eye-opening, life-affirming experience. But it can also be scary to even think about. There are language barriers, borders to cross, planes to fly in, and of course, the mystery of an unknown land. It can be d...

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The rainbow atlas  by Taylor Fuller

The rainbow atlas

Taylor Fuller

Book

An inspiring and uplifting collection of the most vibrant and colourful locations around the world, including natural landscapes and built environments, permanent structures and ephemeral displays.

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A New Zealander's guide to touring natural New Zealand  by Peter (Peter Leon) Janssen

A New Zealander's guide to touring natural New Zealand

Peter (Peter Leon) Janssen

Book

Wild coasts, jaw-dropping cliffs and caves, tranquil bays, thermal hotspots, towering alps, primeval forests, lakes and braided rivers, offshore islands. New Zealand's natural wonders are at the top of anyone's must-see list. Peter Janssen's magnific...

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The spirit of Waiheke

The spirit of Waiheke

Book

WHAT MAKES WAIHEKE ISLAND SO SPECIAL? We asked local artists, musicians, winemakers, chefs, restaurateurs, historians, kaumātua and more why they are so proud to call this unique island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf home. What results is a loving homage...

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Tamatea Dusky  by Peta Carey

Tamatea Dusky

Peta Carey

Book

"Tamatea/Dusky Sound, in the southwestern corner of Fiordland National Park, contains a magnificent archipelago of over 700 islands. It has a fascinating history, both Maori and European, but best known for being the place where Captain Cook and the...

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The world's most amazing places  by Erika Hueneke

The world's most amazing places

Erika Hueneke

Book

What's on your travel bucket list? Touring ancient marvels like the Colosseum or the Great Wall of China? Perhaps standing before stunning natural wonders like Igauzu Falls or Ayers Rock? Or maybe it's the mystique of sacred sites like Angkor Wat and...

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Chile  by Steph Dyson

Chile

Steph Dyson

Book

Snow-covered mountains, bustling cities, temperate rainforests, and coastal wineries: get to know this country of contrasts. Spend the night star-gazing in the Atacama Desert or wander the enigmatic Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Hike through Patagonia's ...

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The border  by Erika Fatland

The border

Erika Fatland

Book

Erika Fatland travels along the seemingly endless Russian border, from North Korea in the Far East through Russia's bordering states in Asia and the Caucasus, crossing the Caspian Ocean and the Black Sea along the way. The Border is a book about Russia...

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Places we swim Sydney  by Caroline Clements

Places we swim Sydney

Caroline Clements

Book

From lap pools to ocean pools, harbour pools to waterfalls, Sydney is arguably the best major city in Australia for swimming, if not the world! And Places We Swim Sydney covers the very best of the city's famous and hidden swimming spots.

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Wild abandon  by Jennifer Barclay

Wild abandon

Jennifer Barclay

Book

'There's something about abandoned places which moves me and captures the imagination.' So says seasoned travel writer Jennifer Barclay as she walks with her dog and her backpack through the deserted spaces of the Dodecanese, islands that were once b...

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Mystical places  by Sarah Baxter

Mystical places

Sarah Baxter

Book

Travel writer Sarah Baxter expertly curates the world's most wonder-filled sites where magic is made manifest. Discover the history and geography of each site and learn their most significant and spellbinding stories, with suggestions of features to look...

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Chernobyl  by Darmon Richter

Chernobyl

Darmon Richter

Book

Following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, a vast radiation-tainted zone was ruthlessly evacuated. Yet today it is teeming with life. This unique travelogue introduces the people and places of an uncharted Chernobyl, from ruined Soviet-era factories in Belarus,...

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Down South  by Bruce Ansley

Down South

Bruce Ansley

Book

"In Down South, writer Bruce Ansley goes on a journey of rediscovery, back to his beloved South Island. From Curio Bay in Southland to Totaranui in Golden Bay, this is both a provocative history and a vast expedition across the land once known as Mid...

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Bali & Lombok  by Chantae Reden

Bali & Lombok

Chantae Reden

Book

Whether you're seeking serenity on a sandy beach, learning to freedive, or trekking to the top of a volcano, a spiritual adventure awaits with Moon Bali & Lombok.

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Lonely Planet's where to go when Europe  by Sarah Baxter

Lonely Planet's where to go when Europe

Sarah Baxter

Book

Where should you go next in Europe? Packed full with trip recommendations for every time of year - curated with weather, seasonal costs, crowds and events in mind - this book covers every flavour of the European travel experience, from culture-rich city...

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Greece, Athens & the Peloponnese  by Rick Steves

Greece, Athens & the Peloponnese

Rick Steves

Book

Walk in the steps of Socrates, test the acoustics of the amphitheater of Epidavros, and set sail for Santorini: with Rick Steves, Greece is yours to explore! Inside Rick Steves Greece: Athens & The Peloponnese you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for s...

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Antarctica  by Nina Gallo

Antarctica

Nina Gallo

Book

In 1820, after millennia spent speculating and searching, humans laid eyes on Antarctica for the very first time. The bicentenary of this first sighting is an opportunity to reflect on our Antarctic legacy as the latest scientific research reveals th...

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