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  • Walking the Amazon

    860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey

    by Ed Stafford

    In April 2008, Ed Stafford began his attempt to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the River Amazon. Nearly two and a half years later, he had crossed the whole of South America to reach the mouth of the colossal river.With danger a constant companion - outwitting alligators, jaguars, pit vipers and electric eels, not to mention overcoming the hurdles of injuries and relentless ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Hunter Killer

    A gripping military thriller from ex-Special Forces Commander Brad Taylor

    by Brad Taylor

    series Taskforce #14
    THEY'RE THE U.S. GOVERNMENT'S SECRET WEAPON.They call them the Taskforce. Designed to operate outside the bounds of law, trained to exist on the ragged edge of human capability, their existence is as essential as it is illegal. Recruited from top operators in the intelligence spheres and led by ex-Special Forces Operator Pike Logan, they are apex predators. An unrivalled hunting machine, until now ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • On a Wing and a Prayer

    One Woman's Adventure into the Heart of the Rainforest

    by Sarah Woods

    As a young child, Sarah Woods imagined going on epic voyages to exotic, illusory lands filled with bizarre creatures, intoxicating rhythms, vibrant colours and other-worldly forests. As soon as she was old enough she packed a bag and set off to see the world for real, leaving friends and family behind to fulfil her childhood dreams.To journey solo through Central and South America was perhaps the ... Read more

    $19.68 AUD

  • A Long Petal of the Sea

    The Sunday Times Bestseller

    by Isabel Allende

    The Sunday Times bestseller'One of the strongest and most affecting works in Allende's long career' New York Times Book Review'A defiantly warm and funny novel, by somebody who has earned the right to argue that love and optimism can survive whatever history might throw at us' Daily TelegraphSeptember 3, 1939, the day of the Spanish exiles' splendid arrival in Chile, the Second World W... ... Read more

    $13.63 AUD

  • Journey To Hell

    Inside the World's Most Violent Prison System

    by Donald MacNeil

    Sailing instructor Donald MacNeil was delighted when he was hired to skipper a yacht across the Mediterranean. The pay was good and the work was easy - or so he thought. Then the truth was revealed: he had to sail to South America to collect one of the biggest shipments of cocaine ever bound for the UK. And to the gangsters who hired him, refusal was not an option.There followed a harrowing ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Paradise...My Ass!

    by Tony Fitzsimmons

    One minute you’re relaxing by the pool in a luxury Thai resort and the next you’re a gringo with a donkey on an isolated island off Brazil!When Tony and his wife Sue were caught in the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami that devastated hundreds of thousands of lives, they wanted more than to return to the rat race of suburban life, they wanted to ‘live the dream’. After careful consideration, or possibly in ... Read more

    $4.33 AUD

  • Turn Right at Machu Picchu

    Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at at Time

    by Mark Adams

    What happens when an unadventurous adventure writer tries to re-create the original expedition to Machu Picchu?In 1911, Hiram Bingham III climbed into the Andes Mountains of Peru and 'discovered' Machu Picchu. While history has recast Bingham as a villain who stole both priceless artifacts and credit for finding the great archaeological site, Mark Adams set out to retrace the explorer's perilous ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • Jungle (Movie Tie-In Edition)

    A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon

    by Yossi Ghinsberg and 1 more

    Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quickly deteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wandering in the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into two groups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from his partner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • How to Walk a Puma

    My (mis)adventures in South America

    by Peter Allison

    Plans are usually only good for one thing - laughing at in hindsight. So, armed with rudimentary Spanish, dangerous levels of curiosity and a record of poor judgement, I set off to tackle whatever South America could throw at me.Not content with regular encounters with dangerous animals on one continent, Peter Allison decided to get up close and personal with some seriously scary animals on ... Read more

    $15.50 AUD

  • The Old Patagonian Express

    By Train Through the Americas

    by Paul Theroux and 1 more

    series Penguin Modern Classics
    The Old Patagonian Express tells of Paul Theroux’s train journey down the length of North and South America. Beginning on Boston’s subway, he depicts a voyage from ice-bound Massachusetts to the arid plateau of Argentina’s most southerly tip, via pretty Central American towns and the ancient Incan city of Macchu Pichu. Shivering and sweating by turns as the temperature and altitude rise and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Lost in the Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Adventure and Survival

    by Yossi Ghinsberg

    A harrowing true story of adventure and survival.Four backpackers meet in Bolivia and set off into the rainforest on a dream expedition, lured by the promise of uncharted villages and forgotten tribes hidden in places tourists only dream of seeing. But what begins as the adventure of a lifetime quickly becomes a struggle for survival when they get lost in the wilds of the Amazonian jungle.The ... Read more

    $10.55 AUD

  • All Roads Lead to Austen

    A Year-long Journey with Jane

    by Amy Smith

    "An illuminating insight...fascinating."—Amanda Grange, bestselling author of Mr. Darcy's Diary"A journey through both a physical landscape and the geography of the human heart and mind...delightfully entertaining and often deeply moving, this book reminds us that Austen's world—and her characters—are very much alive."—Michael Thomas Ford, author of Jane Bites BackWHERE DO BOOKS TAKE YOU?With a ... Read more

    $19.35 AUD

  • This Thing Of Darkness

    by Harry Thompson

    This is an epic novel of sea-faring adventure set in the 19th century charting the life of Robert Fitzroy, the captain of `The Beagle` and his passenger Charles Darwin. It combines adventrure, emotion, ideas, humour and tragedy as well as illuminating the history of the 19th century. Fitzroy, the Christian Tory aristocrat, believed in the sanctity of the individual, but his beliefs destroyed his ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Kon-Tiki expedition

    By raft across the South Seas

    by Thor Heyerdahl

    This is the story of how Thor Heyderdahl and five other men crossed the Pacific Ocean on a balsa-wood raft in an extraordinary bid to prove Heyderdahl's theory that the Polynesians undertook the same feat on such a craft over 1000 years ago. ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Brazil

    by Michael Palin

    Michael Palin, the No.1 bestselling author, explores an exotic country that is now a global superpower.Brazil is one of the four new global super powers with its vast natural resources and burgeoning industries. Half a continent in size and a potent mix of races, religions and cultures, of unexplored wildernesses and bustling modern cities, it is also one of the few countries Michael Palin has ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Santiago de Chile Travel Guide - What To See & Do

    by Patricia Holmes

    Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Santiago de Chile. Santiago de Chile is the capital and economic centre of Chile. The city has many museums, theaters, restaurants, bars and other entertainment and cultural opportunities. Its central location within Chile make it a great base for visiting other areas such as Valparaiso. In Santiago it is possible to ski in the nearby Andes and later ... Read more

    $3.57 AUD

  • The Road to Gobblers Knob: From Chile to Alaska on a motorbike

    by Geoff Hill

    ‘At 16,500 miles it was the world’s longest road: a road on which travellers faced being kidnapped and murdered by Colombian drug barons, buried under Peruvian avalanches, drowned by the Guatemalan rainy season, fleeced by eight-year-old Ecuadorean border touts, driven mad by blackflies in the Yukon, eaten by Alaskan grizzlies and, worst of all, limited to a glass of Chardonnay a day in California ... Read more

    $9.67 AUD

  • Machu Picchu Travel Guide - What To See & Do

    by David Thompson

    Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Machu Picchu in Peru. This UNESCO World Heritage site is often referred to as "The Lost City of the Incas" and is one of the most famous and spectacular sets of ruins in the world - a visit to South America would not be complete without it. Also included are the neighbouring towns of Cuzco and Aguas Calientes and the famous hike to Machu Piccu (The ... Read more

    $3.59 AUD

  • Right Now Is Perfect: A Romance, An Adventure, The Unexpected Thereafter

    by Carol Anita Ryan

    The story of an imperfect romance on a crowded sailboat unfolds as the four-person crew sails among the beautiful, isolated islands of the South Pacific.French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Samoa, Fiji and New Zealand are some of the landfalls you’ll discover along the way.The story moves to the west coast of America and Mexico as the two sailors re-adjust to life on land. Will their love affair ... Read more

    $5.05 AUD

  • Peru Travel Guide - Tiki Travel

    by Tiki Travel

    Peru Travel Guide - Tiki Travel The Tiki Travel guides use the text from, a complete and reliable worldwide travel guide written and edited by Wikitravellers from around the globe. An active table of contents enables users to jump directly to the section selected. Table of contents: - Tiki Travel Guide Books - Copyright - Peru - Understand - Regions - Cities - Other destinations ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • Buenos Aires, Argentina Travel Guide - What To See & Do

    by Kit Ronallo

    Our illustrated travel guide will take you to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. This beautiful city is often referred to as the “Paris of South America”.Buenos Aires is a major Latin American tourist attraction and offers a large choice of cultural events, nightlife, restaurants (with the largest steaks in the world) and pubs. It’s the home to two of the world’s most famous football teams ... Read more

    $3.57 AUD

  • The Unconquered

    In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes

    by Scott Wallace

    The extraordinary true story of a journey into the deepest recesses of the Amazon to track one of the planet's last uncontacted indigenous tribes.Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the outside world, they are the last survivors of an ancient culture that predates the arrival of ... Read more

    $20.12 AUD

  • The Gringo Trail: A Darkly Comic Road Trip through South America

    by Mark Mann

    ‘… there I was in the middle of Bogotá, coked up to my eyeballs, in a hallway holding two machetes, while some drunk Colombians argued about whether or not to blow up a bar with a live hand grenade…’Asia has the hippie trail. South America has the gringo trail. Mark Mann and his girlfriend Melissa set off to explore the ancient monuments, mountains and rainforests of South America. But for their ... Read more

    $11.21 AUD

  • The Shaman in Stilettos

    by Anna Hunt

    When celebrity journalist Anna Hunt takes a break from her glamorous, high-powered and fast-paced job to live in Peru for three months, none of her friends take her seriously. A burn-the-candle-at-both-ends 29-year-old with a love of stilettos, chocolate, fast cars and Sauvignon Blanc, she seems to have it all, including a wealthy boyfriend and a comfortable pad in Marylebone. How will she manage ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD