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- HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available
With 2014 marking the tercentenary of the Longitude Act, this eloquent celebration of the sextant tells the story of this elegant instrument and explores its vital role in man?s attempts to map the world. more...
- Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 24.99
Over the last 40 years, Jonathan King has brought history to life, re-enacting events such as the First Fleet?s voyage across the high seas to Botany Bay, the mutiny against ship?s captain William Bligh on the Bounty , Matthew Flinders? troubled circumnavigation of Terra Australis , Ernest Shackleton?s death-defying dash across the icy waters of... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99
London, 1788: a group of British gentlemen---geographers, scholars, politicians, humanitarians, and traders---decide it is time to solve the mysteries of Africa's unknown interior regions. Inspired by the Enlightenment quest for knowledge, they consider it a slur on the age that the interior of Africa still remains a mystery, that maps of the "dark... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2010; US$ 14.95
In 1860, an expedition set out from Melbourne, Australia, into the interior of the country, with the mission to find a route to the northern coast. Headed by Robert O?Hara Burke and William John Wills, the party of adventurers, scientists, and camels set out into the outback hoping to find enough water and to keep adequate food stores for their trek... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
0n May 24, 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. No one had ever explored the fabled Grand Canyon; to adventurers of that era it was a region almost as mysterious as Atlantis -- and as perilous. The ten men set out down the mighty... more...
- Terra Australis 2001 WA Committee 2003; US$ 10.00
The 1800-1804 Baudin expedition was the greatest voyage of marine exploration of its age. The map makers surveyed around 50% of Australia's then largely unexplored coast - proving it a single continent, which led to the first comprehensive map of Australia's coastline. Over 200,000 botanical specimens were collected and 2,542 species identified for... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00
A brilliant, original history of the spice trade?and the appetites that fueled it. It was in search of the fabled Spice Islands and their cloves that Magellan charted the first circumnavigation of the globe. Vasco da Gama sailed the dangerous waters around Africa to India on a quest for Christians?and spices. Columbus sought gold and pepper but found... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2013; US$ 12.95
The explorers of Australia tell an epic story of courage and suffering, of dispossession and conquest, of a moving frontier between European invaders and the Aboriginal custodians of the continent. This compelling anthology documents almost four centuries of exploration and takes us into a world of danger, compassion and humour. Many of the stories... more...