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Into India
John Murray 1973, 1999; Scribner (US) 1973; U of Michigan (US), 1999, Rupa (India) several editions, India Today 1999
When Men and Mountains Meet
John Murray, 1977, 1996; Century 1982; Shoestring Press (US), 1977, OUP (Pakistan), several editions, HarperCollins (India) 2000, Neri Pozza (Italy) 2005
Also in as The Explorers of the Western Himalayas,1829-95, John Murray paperback, £15.99
The Gilgit Game
John Murray 1979, 1996, OUP (Pakistan) several editions
Also in as The Explorers etc as above
Eccentric Travellers
John Murray/BBC 1982, Ariel 1985, John Murray 2001; Tarcher (US) 1982, Payot (France), Tiamat (Germany)
Explorers Extraordinary
John Murray/BBC 1985, John Murray 2001, Tarcher (US) 1985, Payot (France), Tiamat (Germany)
Highland Drove
John Murray 1984
India Discovered
Windward 1981, HarperCollins 1988, 1989, 2001, Mayflower (US) 1981
Available in HarperCollins paperback and ebook
The Royal Geographical Society’s History of World Exploration (General editor)
Hamlyn, 1991
Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland (co-editor with Julia Keay)
HarperCollins 1994, 2nd Edition, HarperCollins 2001
The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company
HarperCollins 1991, 1993, Macmillan (US) 1991
Available in HarperCollins paperback and ebook
The Robinson Book of Exploration (editor)
Robinson, 1991; various other titles, most recently The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places, Constable Robinson 2002, and The Mammoth Book of Explorers, Carroll and Graf (US) 2002.
Available in Constable Robinson paperback £7.99
Indonesia: From Sabang to Merauke
Boxtree, 1995, 1996
Availability unknown
Last Post: The End of Empire in the Far East
John Murray 1997, 2000; (as Empire’s End) Scribner (US) 1997
India: A History
HarperCollins 2000, 2001, Folio Society (2 vols) 2003, Grove/Atlantic (US) 2000, 2001
New and Expanded edition: HarperCollins paperback and ebook, 2010
The Great Arc: The Dramatic Tale of How India was Mapped and Everest was Named
HarperCollins, 2000, 2001, HarperCollins (US), 2000, 2001, Campus (Germany) 2002
Available as HarperCollins paperback and ebook
Sowing the WindSowing the Wind: The Seeds of Conflict in the Middle East/The Managing of the Middle East 1900-1960
John Murray 2003, 2004: Norton (US) 2003
The Spice Route
John Murray 2005, 2006, Folio Society 2005, Univ of California Press 2006, Neri Pozza (Italy) 2005.
Mad about the Mekong: Exploration and Empire in south East Asia
HarperCollins 2005, 2006.
Available as Harper Perennial paperback and ebook
China: A History
HarperCollins July 2008, Basic Books (US) 2009.
Available as Harper Perennial paperback and ebook
The London Encyclopaedia, 3rd edition, (co-editor with Julia Keay)
Macmillan, August 2008
To Cherish and Conserve: The Early Years of the Archaeological Survey of India,ASI and National Culture Fund, Delhi, 201
ASI and National Culture Fund, Delhi, 2011
Midnight's Descendants; South Asia Since Partition
Midnight's Descendants; South Asia Since Partition

Other texts by John Keay, not listed here, on Banaras, Ladakh, Tibet etc have appeared in books published exclusively in Germany or India.

Introductions and individual chapters by John Keay will be found in many works, most recently Everest: Summit of Achievement, RGS/Bloomsbury 2003, The Seventy Great Journeys in History, Thames and Hudson 2006, The Seventy Great Historical Cities, Thames and Hudson, 2008/9