Fourteen-year-old Jade Hameister had a dream: to complete the Polar Hat Trick.
In 2016, she skied to the North Pole. In 2017, she completed the Greenland Crossing. In 2018, she arrived at the South Pole.
This is the story of an adventurer who never gave up - who set herself incredible challenges beyond her years and experience. An adventurer who endured extremes of cold and blizzards; tackled treacherous terrain where one wrong step could be fatal; struggled through sastrugi, ice rubble and emotional lows to achieve an extraordinary goal.
Along the way, she made a sandwich for online trolls, inspired young people, and made international headlines.
At sixteen, Jade Hameister became the youngest person in history to complete the Polar Hat Trick.
Jade is: *The youngest person to ski from the coast of Antarctica to South Pole unsupported and unassisted * The first Australian woman in history to ski coast to Pole unsupported and unassisted * The first woman to set a new route to the South Pole * The youngest to ski to both Poles * The youngest to complete the Polar Hat Trick.
Low Life in the High Desert recounts the adventures of an Australian journalist, his girlfriend, and their dog, who moved across the world to make the California High Desert their new home. Moving into Boulder House - a huge, rambling edifice constructed from giant boulders to withstand a Russian invasion - they were hurled into a world that few ever get to experience up close.
The weird and wonderful cast of characters they encountered and befriended in one of the last outposts of America's Wild West is recounted here with great humour and humanity. This is an unforgettable account of strangers in a kind of paradise.
Jay shelves her corporate wardrobe and throws herself into life as a diplomatic wife. Between glamorous cocktail parties and ambassadorial shenanigans, Jay sets out to get to know quirky, difficult, fascinating Poland, with its impenetrable language and sometimes unfathomable customs.
It's a challenge even for an intrepid traveller with a willing heart. Not to mention a marriage that increasingly doesn't look as if it will survive its third Polish winter.
Join Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty on his extraordinary adventures around the globe. Doherty has kept a journal about the far-flung destinations his work has taken him over more than thirty years. He shares his observations, thoughts and discoveries, which make perfect in-flight reading.
Scientists travel the world speaking, researching, advising. Their focus is usually firmly trained on their colleagues, on data and the problems at hand. But what happens when they lift their gaze to their surroundings, investigate the local history and culture, and ask- 'What the hell am I doing here?' The Incidental Tourist is about these new connections between people and places.
The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the wealthy mountain fortresses of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
For five years, Ben Coates lived alongside a major channel of the river in Rotterdam, crossing it daily, swimming and sailing in its tributaries. In The Rhine, he sets out by bicycle from the Netherlands where it enters the North Sea, following it through Germany, France and Liechtenstein, to its source in the icy Alps. He explores the impact that the Rhine has had on European culture and history and finds out how influences have flowed along and across the river, shaping the people who live alongside it.
Blending travelogue and offbeat history, The Rhine tells the fascinating story of how a great river helped shape a continent.
There are 10,000 species of birds in the world, in 2015 Noah Strycker spotted 6,042 of them entering the Guinness Book of World Records.
Noah Strycker set himself a goal: to become the first person to see half the world's birds in one year. Traveling to 41 countries, on all seven continents, with a backpack, binoculars and a series of one-way tickets, it was the greatest adventure in birding.
Noah journeys to Madagascar, India, Central Africa and South America and meets a colourful cast of fellow birders across the world. He discovers a world of blood-sucking leeches, chronic sleep deprivation, floods, war zones, ecologic devastation and conservation triumphs, and finds that sometimes the rarest birds show up in the most familiar of places.
Birding Without Borders is a celebration of birdwatching and in exploring the world, Noah provides a lesson in living life to the full from a birder's perspective.
'A great subject for a cultural anthropologist and Bewes is a perfect guide' Financial Times, Book of the Year
A brand new edition of the international bestseller, with new sections on the Swiss elections, the Swiss citizenship test and how Brexit has affected Switzerland.
One country, four languages, 26 cantons, and 7.5 million people (but only 80% of them Swiss): there's nowhere else in Europe like it. Switzerland may be almost 400 km from the nearest drop of seawater, but it is an island at the centre of Europe. Welcome to the landlocked island.
Swiss Watching is a fascinating journey around Europe's most individual and misunderstood country. From seeking Heidi and finding the best chocolate to reliving a bloody past and exploring an uncertain future, Diccon Bewes proves that there's more to Switzerland than banks and skis, francs and cheese. This book dispels the myths and unravels the true meaning of Swissness.
It seemed like a good idea to Heather at the time: organise a challenging trek to raise funds for the education of young Bhutanese girls. Heather had walked in the Himalayas before, so how hard could it be on the trail to Lunana, Bhutan's most remote plateau?
On the 240-kilometre trek, she discovers that 'hard' doesn't even come close. Along with her friend Krista, likeminded lover of mountains and margaritas, a team of eccentric guides and far too many horses, Heather sets off into a landscape of savage beauty, where yetis are feared and only yaks feel at ease.
As the team face blizzards, avalanches, altitude sickness and snow blindness, their reward is a rare glimpse of life in the last Shangri-La. At its heart, this book is a love song to Bhutan and its people, an intimate portrait of the only remaining Buddhist kingdom of the Himalayas. Yak on Track is a delightful story about losing yourself but not losing your way.
The first ever spomenik guidebook, with over 75 examples alongside map references and information on why they exist and who built them.
Spomenik' the Serbo-Croat/Slovenian word for `monument' - refers to a series of memorials built in Tito's Republic of Yugoslavia from the 1960s-1990s, marking the horror of the occupation and the defeat of Axis forces during World War II. Hundreds were built across the country, from coastal resorts to remote mountains. Through these imaginative forms of concrete and steel, a classless, forward-looking, socialist society, free of ethnic tensions, was envisaged.
Instead of looking to the ideologically aligned Soviet Union for artistic inspiration, Tito turned to the west and works of abstract expressionism and minimalism. As a result, Yugoslavia was able to develop its own distinct identity through these brutal monuments, which were used as political tools to articulate Tito's personal vision of a new tomorrow. Today, following the breakup of the country and the subsequent Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s, some have been destroyed or abandoned. Many have suffered the consequences of ethnic tensions - once viewed as symbols of hope they are now the focus of resentment and anger.
This book brings together the largest collection of spomeniks published to date. Each has been extensively photographed and researched by the author, to make this book the most comprehensive survey of this obscure and fascinating architectural phenomenon.
A fold-out map on the reverse of the dust jacket shows the exact location of each spomenik using GPS coordinates.
Coasting round Britain single-handed in an antique two-masted sailing boat, Jonathan Raban conducts a masterly exploration of England and the English at the time of Margaret Thatcher and the Falklands War. He moves seamlessly between awkward memories of childhood as the son of a vicar, a vivid chronicle of the shape-shifting sea and incisive descriptions of the people and communities he encounters. As he faces his terror of racing water, eddies, offshore sandbars and ferries on a collision course, so he navigates the complex and turbulent waters of his own middle age. Coasting is a fearless attempt to discover the meaning of belonging and of his English homeland.
Into Jonathan Raban’s familiar Earls Court neighbourhood after the 1970s oil boom came new visitors from the Arab world, dressed in floor-length robes and yashmaks. A people apart, little known, Raban wanted to get behind the myth and the rumour to discover the reality of their lives and world. His journey took him through Bahrain, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Yemen, Egypt and Jordan.
What he discovered was a far cry from the camel, tent and sand dune archetypes of early European explorers. Oil wealth had seeped into almost every corner, and Bedouin encampments had been replaced by cosmopolitan boomtowns, camels by Range Rovers. The sons of Bedouin nomads were now studying medicine in Europe and engineering in New York. Yet in this fast-moving world, old certainties remained – and cultural innovation lagged miles behind economic change.
Raban’s gift for friendship introduces us to a series of memorable individuals – rich and poor – set against the feel, the smells, the sounds and the nuances of Arabia.
New South Wales is a state of staggering beauty, diverse landscapes and interesting locals. There is everything from the moon-like landscapes of Mungo National Park, glacier hikes in the Snowy Mountains, amazing flora and fauna in far-flung bushland, and hardy outback Australians that could be Ned Kelly's relatives.
This book showcases images of New South Wales' many `faces' - both iconic places and hidden gems. See the state through a travel photographer's eyes and appreciate why you'll never be bored in New South Wales.
From the Publisher of Australian Bush Pubs, comes a stunning review of the historic watering holes of New South Wales. Historic Pubs of New South Wales is an eclectic collection of 25 of the state's historic watering holes, featuring over 50 stunning full colour photographs and showcasing the irrepressible character and a glimpse into the uniqueness of these long-lived establishments. The book portrays a short history of each establishment along with any particular aspects, such as happenings and famous patrons.
There are city hotels, like the Lord Nelson Hotel in Sydney's The Rocks through to more remote outposts such as the Mount Hope Hotel in the state's western districts. New South Wales' oldest continuously licensed hotel is also revealed.
Historic Pubs of New South Wales would be a treasured gift for anyone who enjoys a quiet beer.
Lonely Planet's New Zealand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Glide through turquoise waters past pods of orcas in Bay of Islands; try black-water rafting in astonishing Waitomo Caves; watch the ground breathe steam in volcanic Rotorua; and hit the slopes in Queenstown and Wanaka - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now!
Hit France's can't-miss art, sights, and bites in two weeks or less with Rick Steves Best of France!
* Expert advice from Rick Steves on what's worth your time and money
* Two-day itineraries covering Paris, Normandy, the Loire, Dordogne, Provence, the French Riviera, and Burgundy
* Over 60 full-color maps and vibrant photos
* Rick's tips for beating the crowds, skipping lines, and avoiding tourist traps
*The best of local culture, flavors, and haunts, including walks through the most interesting neighborhoods and museums
* Trip planning strategies like how to link destinations and design your itinerary, what to pack, where to stay, and how to get around
* Suggestions for side trips to Versailles, Chartres, Reims, Giverny, Oradour-sur-Glane, Carcassonne, Pont du Gard, Les Baux, Vaison-la-Romaine, Cotes du Rhone, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cap Ferrat, Monaco, Antibes, Beaune, Chamonix, and Colmar
Experience France's Old World romance and New World excitement for yourself with Rick Steves Best of France!
Planning a longer trip? Rick Steves France 2018 is the classic, in-depth guide to exploring the country, updated annually.
Time for a shorter getaway? Colorful Rick Steves Pocket guidebooks like Rick Steves Pocket Parisare perfect when you have a week or less. Pocket guides include fold-out city maps.
Lonely Planet's Middle East is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wonder at the mighty Pyramids of Giza, the last surviving ancient wonder; watch the sun set over the honeycombed magic of Petra; and explore tree-lined boulevards and exquisite blue-tiled mosques in Esfahan, Iran. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Middle East and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet New Zealand's South Island is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Step into postcard paradise at Abel Tasman National Park, swim with seals and dolphins at Kaikoura, or take a hike on the Franz Josef Glacier; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand's South Island and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet New Zealand's North Island is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore still-seething volcanos and bubbling mud pools, pull on your boots to tramp or kayak a Great Walk (yes, you can!) and learn how Maori culture is so much more than just rugby and the All Blacks; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand's North Island and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet's Best of Barcelona 2019 is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze in wonder at Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, stroll along La Rambla and the ancient streets of the Barri Gotic, and take your pick of tapas joints - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Barcelona and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet's Best of London 2019 is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gallery hop along the Thames, explore dark history and glittering crown jewels in the Tower of London, and sample real ale in historic pubs - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of London and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet's Best of New York City 2019 is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Delve into the past in the Ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian collections of the Metropolitan Museum; walk over the Brooklyn Bridge at dusk, as skyscrapers begin to light up the night; and pick your venue for the hippest pre-show cocktails. All with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of New York City and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet's Best of Paris 2019 is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Promenade down the Champs Elysees, lose yourself in the Louvre and work your way through a feast of food and wine - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Paris and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet's Best of Rome 2019 is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Imagine the roar of the crowds in the Colosseum, crane your neck at the Sistine Chapel, and sample every single flavour of pizza and gelato the city offers - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Rome and begin your journey now!
Lonely Planet's Best of Tokyo 2019 is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample the finest sushi or most satisfying bowl of noodles you'll ever taste, explore the neon nightlife of Shinjuku, and find the best view of Mt Fuji (or climb it and wait for sunrise) - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Tokyo and begin your journey now!
An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to London, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map - all designed to help you see the very best of London.
Take a London walking tour, see remarkable world treasures at the British Museum, explore the leafy Royal parks and gardens, or step back in time at the Tower of London. From Top 10 live music venues to Top 10 things to do for free - discover the best of London with this easy-to-use travel guide.
An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to New York City, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map - all designed to help you see the very best of New York City.
Take a New York walking tour, see world famous paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, explore leafy Central Park or take in the incredible views from the top of the Empire State building. From Top 10 Places for Children to Top 10 festivals and events - discover the best of New York City with this easy-to-use travel guide.
An unbeatable, pocket-sized guide to Paris, packed with insider tips and ideas, colour maps, top 10 lists, and a laminated pull-out map - all designed to help you see the very best of Paris.
Take a Paris walking tour, see world famous artworks at the Louvre, marvel at the Eiffel Tower, or explore beautiful Notre-Dame. From Top 10 parks and gardens to Top 10 things to do for free - discover the best of Paris with this easy-to-use travel guide.
Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey. An in-depth book, now with free app and eBook.
From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of Hawaii, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like sun-drenched Waikiki Beach and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to the more remote Na Pali Coast.
Insight Guides: all you need to inspire every step of your journey. An in-depth book, now with free app and eBook. From deciding when to go, to choosing what to see when you arrive, this is all you need to plan your trip and experience the best of New Zealand, with in-depth insider information on must-see, top attractions like Rotorua, Rakiura National Park and Otago, and hiddencultural gems.
The latest edition of the Perth City Streets and Suburbs city map has been fully revised and updated and includes detailed street level mapping of Perth and surrounding suburbs at a scale of 1: 25 000 with coverage from Westminster in the north, Coolbellup in the south, Maylands in the east and along the coast from Trigg in the north to Fremantle in the south.
There is also Perth suburban coverage at a scale of 1: 100 00 with coverage from Bullsbrook in the north, North Dandalup in the south, The Lakes in the east and along the coast from Quinns Rocks in the north to Mandurah in the south with insets for the towns of Pinjarra and Yanchep.
With all this information contained in one convenient fold out map it is an essential tool when travelling in and around the Perth region.
The latest edition of the Wagga Wagga and the Riverina touring map has been fully revised and updated and includes a regional touring map covering West Wyalong and Cowra in the north, Culcairn in the south, Yass in the east and Griffith in the west.
Also featured are detailed street level maps and indexes for Cootamundra, Griffith, Leeton, Wagga Wagga Forest Hill and Young and detailed street level mapping for the towns of Gundagai, Junee, Narrandera, Temora, Tumut, West Wyalong Wyalong and Yass.
Also included is a list of touring attractions and advertisers index.
With all this information contained in this handy fold up map it is an essential tool when travelling through this region.
The latest edition of the Brisbane City Streets and Suburbs city map has been fully revised and updated and includes detailed street level mapping and a suburbs and localities index for Brisbane and surrounding suburbs at a scale of 1: 25 000 with coverage north to Zillmere, south to Sunnybank, east to Tingalpa and west to Mount Coot-tha.
There is also suburban mapping and a suburbs index with coverage from Caboolture in the north, Jimboomba & Upper Coomera in the south, along the coast fromBongaree in the north to Jacobs Well in the south and west to Ipswich.
With so much information packed into this handy fold out map this is an essential tool when navigating your way around the Brisbane area.
The latest edition of the Queensland State and Cities map has been fully revised and updated and includes state mapping and an index to towns and localities on one side and detailed street level mapping for Brisbane City, Cairns, Gladstone, Longreach, Mackay, Maroochydore, Mount Isa, Surfers Paradise, Toowoomba and Townsville. There is also information on Touring Queensland.
With the state and towns mapping that is featured this handy fold out map is an essential tool when touring the state of Queensland.