A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush, by Eric Newby

Arabian Sands, by Wilfred Thesiger

Arctic Dreams: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape, by Barry Lopez

Barrow's Boys: A Stirring Story of Daring, Fortitude, and Outright Lunacy, by Fergus Fleming

Big Hair: A Journey into the Transformation of Self , by Grant McCracken

Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative, by David Brock

Good-Bye to All That: An Autobiography, by Robert Graves

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, by Toby Young

I May Be Some Time: Ice and the English Imagination, by Francis Spufford

Idiot Proof: Deluded Celebrities, Irrational Power Brokers, Media Morons, and the Erosion of Common Sense, by Francis Wheen

Life's Matrix: A Biography of Water, by Philip Ball

Mapping Human History: Discovering the Past Through Our Genes, by Steve Olson

Sahara: A Natural History, by Marq De Villiers

Survival In Auschwitz, by Primo Levi

The Arch of Kerguelen: Voyage to the Islands of Desolation, by Jean-Paul Kauffmann

The Debt to Pleasure: A Novel, by John Lanchester

The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of The Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester

Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It, by Geoff Dyer