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  • Life Lessons from Family Vacationsby Rick Tocquigny; Carla Tocquigny

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2015; US$ 8.99

    Family vacations: we?ve all taken them. Many view family vacations as some of the greatest learning experiences and transforming points of life. Life Lessons from Family Vacations is an indulgent adventure unto itself, with many engaging family stories that will remind you of your own travels and perhaps reignite your globetrotting spirit (and... more...

  • The Trivia Lover's Guide to Even More of the Worldby Gary Fuller

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 15.99

    Gary Fuller?s entertaining and engaging guide enhances geographic know-how with good, old-fashioned fun, using trivia to open up new worlds of knowledge for all readers. Both enjoyable and enlightening, this book challenges today?s global generation to truly get to know their world. more...

  • Higher Geography for CfE: Global Issuesby Ian Geddes; Calum Campbell; John Mitchell

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 23.98

    We are working with SQA towards endorsement of this title. The only textbook to concentrate on the three most popular options in Section 3 of the CfE Higher Geography exam. This book is a complete guide to the most popular options in the Global Issues section of the course, two of which account for 50% of the final external exam in Higher Geography.... more...

  • The Travel Diary of Robert Bargrave, (1647?1656), Levant Merchantby Professor Michael Brennan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the first fully annotated old-spelling edition of the entire text of the autograph English journal of Robert Bargrave (1628?61), recording his extensive travels as a merchant. This manuscript (now Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson C 799), describes four separate journeys made by Bargrave: his sea voyage from England to Constantinople; an arduous... more...

  • The Third Voyage of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island 1578by Mr James McDermott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Martin Frobisher's third (1578) voyage to Baffin island was the consequence of flawed logic and excessive optimism on the part of the adventurers of the ephemeral 'Company of Cathay'. Their original intention - to find a north-western route to the Far East - had been largely forgotten following the imagined discovery of gold - and silver-bearing ore... more...

  • Jo„o Rodrigues's Account of Sixteenth-Century Japanby Michael Cooper

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Jo„o Rodrigues sailed from Portugal to Japan in 1577, and there entered the Jesuit novitiate and was ordained priest. He met Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the virtual ruler of Japan, in 1591, and from that time became the missionaries' spokesman in dealings with Japanese authorities. He was also involved in negotiations concerning the bulk sale of Chinese silk... more...

  • The Central Australian Expedition, 1844-1846by Professor Richard C Davis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In August 1844 a heavily-laden party led by Captain Charles Sturt set out from Adelaide to head into the unexplored vastness of central Australia. Amongst their equipment was a boat: as well as carrying out his mission of scientific investigation and mapping the topography, Sturt was convinced he would find the inland sea that was reputed to lie in... more...

  • The Malaspina Expedition 1789?1794by Carlos Novi; Dr Felipe FernŠndez-Armesto; Mr Andrew David; Professor Glyndwr Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Among the voyages of exploration and surveying in the late 18th century, that of Alejandro Malaspina best represents the high ideals and scientific interests of the Enlightenment. In July 1789 he sailed from CŠdiz in the purpose-built corvettes, Descubierta and Atrevida. On board the vessels were scientists and artists and an array of the latest surveying... more...

  • Searching for Franklinby Professor William Barr

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In the Autumn of 1854 Dr John Rae of the Hudson?s Bay Company astonished the world with the first news of the fate of the Franklin expedition, missing in the Arctic since 1845, on the basis of stories, rather vague as to time and place, which he had heard from Inuit in the vicinity of Pelly Bay. The response of the Admiralty was to ask the Hudson?s... more...

  • The Discovery of River Gambra, 1623 by Richard Jobsonby David P Gamble; Professor P E H Hair

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In 1623 Richard Jobson published an account of a 1620?1621 English voyage up River Gambra, during which a party, led by himself, penetrated to a point some 460 miles up-river. The purpose of the voyage was to make contact with the gold trade of the West African interior, but in this there was little success. However, Jobson?s account of the river,... more...