Explorer's SketchbooksExplorer's Sketchbooks

The Art and Discovery of Adventure

Despite huge advances in technology and equipment over the centuries, there is one vital piece of kit in most explorers' pockets that hasn't changed at all - the humble journal.

The sketchbooks and journals presented here allow us the opportunity to share the on-the-spot reactions of around 70 intrepid individuals as the globe. Some are well known, such as Captain Scott, Charles Darwin, Thor Heyerdahl and Abel Tasman; others are unfamiliar, including Adela Breton, who braved the jungles of Mexico to make an unparalleled record of Maya monuments, and Alexandrine Tinne, who died  in her attempt to be the first woman to cross the Sahara. Here are pioneering explorers and map-makers, botanists and artists, ecologists and anthropologists, eccentrics and visionaries, men and women.

Often battered and neglected, stored away and perhaps long forgotten, many of these  sketchbooks have themselves awaited rediscovery. Now is the chance to open them again. Includes a foreword by Robert Macfarlane and essays by several living explorers, among them Ghillean Prance, Alan Bean and Wade Davis.

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ABG - The Australian Bird Guide

By Peter Menkhorst, Danny Rogers and Rohan Clarke
Illustrations by Jeff Davies, Peter Marsack and Kim Franklin, maps.

Stock has arrived and orders are now being processed. Copies will start being dispatched from the 1st of May, however due to the high volume of orders, there may be a slight delay, so your patience is appreciated.

FREE BOOKMARKS. Every purchase of The Australian Bird Guide comes with three specially commissioned bookmarks by the artists. Each customer will also go into the draw to win one of the three original bookmark artworks.

We are pleased to also offer a limited number of copies of The Australian Bird Guide SIGNED by ALL SIX authors and artists. This Library Copy will be $100, with $50 being donated to Bush Heritage and their Night Parrot research and conservation programs.

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We are also offering ABG in two special bundle packs:

The Australian Bird Guide and HANZAB, volume seven. AU$350.  Save $280 on HANZAB.

The Australian Bird Guide and Birds of New Guinea. AU$100.  Save $25 on Birds of New Guinea.