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Alastair Humphreys is an English adventurer, author and motivational speaker. Over a four-year period he bicycled 46,000 miles around the world. He was a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2012. He is responsible for the rise of the idea of the microadventure – short, local, accessible adventures.
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Mudlarking
Mar 05, 2020 (first published in 2019)
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Mudlark (/'mAdla;k/) noun A person who scavenges for usable debris in the mud of a river or harbourLara Maiklem has scoured the banks of the Thames for over fifteen years, in pursuit of the objects that the river unearths: from Neolithic flints to Roman hair pins, medieval buckles to Tudor buttons, Georgian clay pipes to Victorian toys. These objec...
Alastair Humphreys
Dec 02, 2020
Mudlarking has made a late run for my favourite book of the year. Exploration and curiosity right under our noses. Wonderful. (And @london.mudlark's Instagram photos are fabulous too.)     source
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In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames
Lara Maiklem - Nov 05, 2019
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Long heralded as a city treasure herself, expert “mudlarker” Lara Maiklem is uniquely trained in the art of seeking. Tirelessly trekking across miles of the Thames’ muddy shores, where others only see the detritus of city life, Maiklem unearths evidence of England’s captivating, if sometimes murky, history—with some objects dating back to 43 AD, wh...
Alastair Humphreys
Dec 02, 2020
@laurenlaverne if you're looking for 'finds' for the #peoplesplaylist you will love @LondonMudlark's book about 'Mudlarking' and all the incredible things she finds on the Thames foreshore (Roman coins, false teeth, Tudor shoes, messages in bottles galore.)     source
LEONARD AND HUNGRY PAUL
Ronan Hession - Feb 14, 2019
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Leonard and Hungry Paul are two friends who see the world differently. They use humour, board games and silence to steer their way through the maelstrom that is the 21st century.‘The figure in Munch’s painting isn’t actually screaming!’ Hungry Paul said. ‘Really, are you sure?’ Replied Leonard. ‘Absolutely. That’s the whole thing. The figure is act...
Alastair Humphreys
Nov 13, 2020
@IndieBookshopUK @M_Z_Harrison @Ofmooseandmen @MumblinDeafRo Yes! I love this book.     source
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My Everest Odyssey
Goran Kropp - Oct 05, 1999 (first published in 1997)
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Goran Kropp, a Swedish adventurer, set out from Stockholm, Sweden on a Crescent Ultima bicycle and traveled 5 months and 8,000 miles carrying 240 lbs. of gear with him. He ascended Mt. Everest in May 1996, unassisted and without the use of supplemental oxygen, days after the tragedy that claimed 8 climbers. He then returned to Stockholm on his bicy...
Alastair Humphreys
Jul 13, 2020
One of my favourite bikepacking / mountaineering books.     source
As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning
Laurie Lee - Sep 01, 1985 (first published in 1969)
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As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning, by Lee, Laurie...
Alastair Humphreys
Jun 25, 2019
@pippa_leech @LauraTryUK It's a brilliant book.     source
Let My People Go Surfing
The Education of a Reluctant Businessman--Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual
Yvon Chouinard - Sep 06, 2016 (first published in 2005)
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In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard-legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.-shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian blacksmith to the thrilling, amb...
Alastair Humphreys
Apr 13, 2019
@SecondS37175185 A fantastic book.     source
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