Mungo Park set off from his home in the Scottish borders in May 1795 at the age of 23 to discover the course of the River Niger in West Africa. When he reappeared in England more than two and a half years later, he had been presumed dead, and the tale of his perilous journey published in 1799 was greeted with great acclaim.
50 of the most spectacular, luxurious, unusual and exhilarating routesacross the globe
A portrait in words and photographs of over 50 of the world's most exciting, unusual and exotic railway journeys, including North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australasia. The World's Great Rail Journeys is perfect for all railway enthusiasts, whether actual or armchair travellers.
This magnificent and comprehensive illustrated reference to the world's best dive locations includes the Caribbean Sea , Bermuda, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, the Indo-Pacific, and the Pacific Ocean.
A fully comprehensive field guide to the 468 bird species of Sri Lanka. With photographs from the author and the region's other top-quality nature photographers, each species is illustrated, including variants where relevant. The guide is focussed on field use to help beginners and experts identify species.
New Zealand has a diverse range of bird species but is especially important for pelagics. Thirteen of the world's 18 penguin species have been recorded in the New Zealand region (including the Ross Dependency). Nine of these species breed here. Of petrels, 37 of the world's 114 species breed in the New Zealand region, some on the mainland or ......
India has a wide diversity of birdlife, comprising 1,211 species, of which 75 are endemic, making the country a richly rewarding destination for birdwatchers. This fully illustrated guide describes the 125 best sites for viewing both common and rare species throughout the 29 states of the sub-continent.