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- Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95
Few people have garnered so much enduring interest as Sir Richard Burton. A true polymath, Burton is best known today for his translations of the Kama Sutra and Arabian Nights . Yet, Africa stood at the center of his adult life. The Burton-Speke expedition (1856?59) that put Lake Tanganyika on the map led to years of controversy over the source... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95
By engaging closely with the work of Richard Francis Burton (1821-90), the iconic nineteenth-century imperial spy, explorer, anthropologist and translator, Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burton explores the White Man?s ?imperial fantasies?, and the ways in which the many metropolitan discourses to which Burton contributed drew upon and reinforced... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 273.72
This is the first attempt to summarise the geology of Africa by presenting it in an atlas and to synthesise the stratigraphy, tectonics, economic geology, geohazards, geosites and geoscientific education of each country and territory of the continent. more...
- Dundurn 2004; US$ 9.99
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$ 7.99
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...
- Orion 2010; US$ 10.99
A collection of travel writing by Britain's funniest and most feared critic. A. A. Gill is probably the most read columnist in Britain. Every weekend he entertains readers of the SUNDAY TIMES with his biting observations on television and his unsparing, deeply knowledgeable restaurant reviews. Even those who want to hate him agree: A. A. Gill is... more...
- Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99
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...
- Africa Institute of South Africa 2013; US$ 32.95
Africa is one continent severely affected by the ravaging effects of global environmental change yet it is least responsible for this. The continentís rural and urban poor are particularly vulnerable to reduced agricultural production, worsening food security, increased incidence of both flooding and drought, spreading of disease and heightening... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 25.00
The past quarter-century has seen a number of biographies and anthologies on women travelers but to date there has been little comprehensive reference work done on the travelers themselves. Some of the women were eccentric, many were very adventurous, some were in search of a different world... British women make up the largest portion of the book's... more...