Latest Book Release

"From Utmost East to Utmost West" is an anthology of stories from John Blashford-Snell's life of exploration and adventure.


Published in October 2022, autographed copies are available from the Scientific Exploration Society priced at £19 including UK postage and packing.   Contact us or call 01747 854456 to place your order 


JBS’s revised autobiography 'Something Lost Behind the Ranges' was released in April 2014. 

The price is £14.00 plus p&p of £3.50.  Cheques payable to The Scientific Exploration Society and can be sent to:  Mrs Jenny Rose at The Scientific Exploration Society, Expedition Base, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 9PB, or call 01747 854456 or use our contact form with credt/debit card details.




Special Offer!!!  In the Eye of the Wind

This is a fascinating book for adventurous boys and girls. There are many stories from Operation Drake written by the young explorers themselves.

Send a cheque for just £5.00 (including p&p) to The Scientific Exploration Society to Expedition Base, Motcombe, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9PB.  If requested John Blashford-Snell will autograph copies.



       Other publications:

  • Weapons and Tactics (with Tom Wintringham)
  • Expeditions: The Experts' Way (with Alistair Ballantine)
  • Where the Trails Run Out
  • In the Steps of Stanley
  • A Taste for Adventure
  • In the Wake of Drake (with Mike Cable)
  • Operation Drake (with Mike Cable)
  • Mysteries: Encounters with the Unexplained
  • Operation Raleigh:  The Start of an Adventure
  • Operation Raleigh: Adventure Challenge (with Ann Tweedy)
  • Operation Raleigh: Adventure Unlimited (with Ann Tweedy)
  • Something Lost Behind the Ranges (autobiography)
  • Mammoth Hunt (with Rula Lenska)
  • Kota Mama (with Richard Snailham)
  • East to the Amazon (with Richard Snailham)

Some of these are available by calling Jenny Rose on 01747 854456

Historic Exploration Items

The Scientific Exploration Society has sets of special covers carried on the Blue Nile, Darien, Zaire River, Dahlak, Op Drake and Op Raleigh expeditions.  They may be purchased from the Society.  Please contact us as above.

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