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- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00
This book investigates the operations of memory over time through three case studies: the famous anthology by Richard Hakluyt memorializing the feats of Elizabethan voyagers, the eccentric autobiography of Captain John Smith, and the little known history of early modern Newfoundland. more...
- Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 8.95
In the best adventures, the intrepid explorer returns home to banner headlines and a hero?s welcome?but what of the men and women who don?t return home? This collection proves their stories are just as compelling. From the disappearance in Utah of cowboy roamer Everett Ruess to the loss of billionaire explorer Michael Rockefeller in the wilds of... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2010; US$ 11.65
The great explorers were the celebrities of their day -- the romance and danger of their daring expeditions captured the public imagination and the world's headlines to an extraordinary degree. Not all of them lived to tell the tale, of course, but those who emerged triumphant from jungle, desert or polar wasteland were hailed as if returning from... more...
- DK Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00
From the first people to leave Africa to the first to leave the planet, the urge to explore the unknown has driven human progress. Explorers tells the story of humanity's explorations, taking the reader into the lives of some of the most intrepid people ever known. Throughout history, exploration has arisen from a wide range of impulses, from... 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...
- 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...