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- Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 8.99
In the best adventures, the intrepid explorer returns home to banner headlines and a hero?s welcomebut 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...
- Dundurn 2004; US$ 16.99
Soldier, sailor, adventurer, and philosopher, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville was a French officer whose remarkable career took him from the boudoirs of Paris to the flintlock battlefields of North America and on to the lush islands of the South Pacific. A riveting portrait of the most dramatic events of the eighteenth century. more...
- Dundurn 2009; US$ 9.99
Sailing from England in 1610, renowned explorer Henry Hudson began his search for a Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. Hudson's questionable leadership and extreme Arctic conditions resulted in the most infamous mutiny in Canadian history, and a mystery that remains unsolved. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
This pioneering volume traces the history of the region which became Indonesia, from early times to the present day, in over three hundred specially drawn full-colour maps with detailed accompanying text. In doing so, the Atlas brings fresh life to the fascinating and tangled history of this immense archipelago. Beginning with the geographical... 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$ 34.30
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 zu einem Desiderat... 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...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 0.86
Stranded on Bering Island - Georg Wilhelm Steller As physician and scientific know-all on Vitus Bering's 1741 voyage, Steller shared its triumphs, including landing the first Europeans in Alaska. He also shared its disasters. Returning across the north Pacific to Russian Kamchatka, the crew was stricken with scurvy and the vessel grounded. Bering... more...
- Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 2.17
Alarms amongst the Uzbeks - Alexander Burnes Of all the "forbidden" cities (Timbuktu, Mecca, Lhasa, Riyadh and so on) none enjoyed a more fearsome reputation that Bukhara in Uzbekistan. The first British Indian expedition, that of William Moorcroft in 1819-26, had never returned. Moorcroft's disappearance, like that of Livingstone or Franklin,... more...