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  • Polar Geopolitics?by R. C. Powell; K. Dodds

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The polar regions (the Arctic and Antarctic) have enjoyed widespread public attention in recent years, as issues of conservation, sustainability, resource speculation and geopolitical manoeuvring have all garnered considerable international media interest. This critical collection of new and original papers - the first of its kind - offers a comprehensive... more...

  • Travel and Travellers of the Middle Agesby Arthur Newton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 430.00

    This work provides a landmark in early twentieth century publishing summarizing the most up to date findings in all branches of the social sciences at a formative time and during a period of decisive historical discovery. more...

  • Flaws in the Ice: in search of Douglas Mawsonby David Day

    Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 24.99

    In Flaws in the Ice, prize-winning historian David Day searches for the real Douglas Mawson. After travelling south on his own six-week odyssey to the Antarctic, the author answers the difficult questions about Mawson that have hitherto lain buried â?? from questions about his intimate relationship with Lady Scott, and his leadership of the ill-fated... more...

  • Die "Geographie" des Ptolemaios im Spiegel der griechischen Handschriftenby Renate Burri

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    The present volume taps into the heretofore scarcely leveraged potential offered by a codicological and paleographic approach to reconstruct the history of Ptolemy?s Geography. The author presents many of the work?s manuscripts for the first time, and also provides a number of illuminating insights about the history of the reception of Ptolemy?s Geography. more...

  • Science, Geopolitics and Culture in the Polar Regionby Sverker Sörlin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Throughout the twentieth century, glaciologists and geophysicists in Norway and Sweden, as well as Danish geoscientists and ice core scientists in Greenland, made important contributions to polar field science. It is in the polar regions, especially in the Arctic, where Norden has a strong presence and a geopolitical significance that punches far above... more...

  • Alone in Antarcticaby Felicity Aston

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    What would it feel like to be out there alone in that empty vastness? Just before midnight on 24 November 2011, Felicity is left completely alone on the coast of Antarctica. The isolation is instant and devastating. Only three people in the world have crossed Antarctica alone. The first two were men and both Norwegian. At the age of 34, British woman... more...

  • The Map of Africa by Treatyby Sir E. Hertslet

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    First published in 1895, this is a guide to the stages and bargains by which the present African frontiers have been created. more...

  • Heart of the Heroby Kari Herbert

    Saraband 2013; US$ 11.65

    Fascinating and hugely enjoyable' ?Sir Ranulph Fiennes. 'Heart of the Hero' gives a compelling insight into the lives of some of the world?s most famous explorers, through the eyes of the women who inspired them to achieve great things. Author Kari Herbert explores the unpredictable, often heartbreaking stories of seven remarkable women who were indispensable... more...

  • A History of Antarcticaby Stephen Martin

    Rosenberg Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99

    This is a comprehensive history of Antarctica from the earliest human contact through to the present. It covers the early explorers (Polynesians), the flora and the fauna, geological features, and the amazing marine diversity. The author discusses the physical and emotional effect of Antarctica on explorers, scientists, workers and visitors. more...

  • Antarcticaby David Day

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    For centuries it was suspected that there must be an undiscovered continent in the southern hemisphere. But explorers failed to find one. On his second voyage to the Pacific, Captain Cook sailed further south than any of his rivals but still failed to sight land. It was not until 1820 that the continent's frozen coast was finally sighted. Territorial... more...