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- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available
Renaissance diplomat and part-time spy, William Hakluyt was also England's first serious geographer, gathering together a wealth of accounts about the wide-ranging travels and discoveries of the sixteenth-century English. One of the epics of this great period of expansion, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 60.00
The Himalaya inspire the notion of Shangri-la and are world renowned for their exquisite mountain scenery and the ancient cultures that tenaciously inhabit this harsh and sublime landscape. Home to all fourteen of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, and some of its deepest gorges, the region is a trove of biological and cultural diversity.... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2011; US$ 46.06
Hauptbeschreibung Dass eine europäisch gewendete Geschichtsschreibung mit Methoden des Vergleichs, des Transfers und der Verflechtung arbeiten sollte oder gar zu arbeiten gewohnt ist, gehört seit mehreren Jahren zum festen Kanon der diesbezüglichen Diskussionen. Arbeiten, die diesen Forderungen empirisch nachgekommen sind, gehören jedoch noch immer... more...
- Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57
What is it that makes us who we are? In this beautifully written and searingly honest autobiography, the intrepid cyclist and traveller Dervla Murphy remembers her richly unconventional first thirty years. She describes her determined childhood self ? strong-willed and beguiled by books from the first ? her intermittent formal education and the intense... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 17.99
When Sir John Franklin disappeared into the Arctic in 1845, it was his adventurous wife, Jane Franklin, who kept the search for him alive and, as a result, contributed more to the discovery and mapping of the North than any explorer. A third masterful biography from historian Ken McGoogan, Lady Franklin?s Revenge is the richly documented story of... more...
- Summersdale 2012; US$ 9.99
The story of a madcap five-month family trip to write a travel guide—embracing the freedom of the open road with a spirit of discovery and an industrial supply of baby wipes "Hurry up," I shout at Dinah, whilst on the overhead telly Ray Mears? Survival is playing extraordinarily loudly because Charlie sat on the volume button of the remote.... more...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2011; US$ 29.95
In 2004, Carolyn Han left her comfortable life and position as a lecturer in English at Hawaii Community College and went to live in one of the most remote and mysterious places in the Middle EastYemen, known in the West primarily for providing a haven for terrorists affiliated with al Qaeda. The previous year, she had sold her gold jewelry to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95
Providing concisely written entries on the most important current issues in Central Asia and Eurasia, this atlas offers relevant background information on the region?s place in the contemporary political and economic world. Features include: Profiles of the constituent countries of Central Asia, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,... more...
- Amazing People Club 2012; US$ 3.99
The geography of our amazing world has come about through the contributions of many. The Amazing People Club invites you into the adventurous and inspirational lives of five amazing explorers, whose voyages around the earth have contributed to civilization as we know it today. Take to the skies with Amy Johnson as she explored new boundaries... more...