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  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: Arabiaby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 1.30

    Escape from Riyadh - William Gifford Palgrave A scholar and a solider, a Jesuit and a Jew, a French spy and a British ambassador- Palgrave was a man of contradictions, all of them highly compromised when in 1862-3, fortified by Pius IX's blessing and Napoleon III's cash, he attempted the first west- east crossing of the Arabian peninsular. To... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: North Americaby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 0.86

    First Crossing of America - Alexander Mackenzie "Endowed by nature with an acquisitive mind and an enterprising spirit", Mackenzie, a Scot engaged in the Canadian fur trade, resolved, as he out it "to test the practicability of penetrating across the continent of America". In 1789 he followed a river (the Mackenzie) to the sea; but it turned... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: Australiaby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 1.88

    Landfall at Botany Bay - James Cook The son of a Yorkshire farm labourer, Cook won distinction as a naval hydrographer but was still a controversial choice to command a voyage of scientific observation to the Pacific in 1768. Its results, including the first coastal surveys of New Zealand and eastern Australia, led to a second voyage to the south... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: South Americaby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 1.30

    Eating Dirt in Venezuela - Alexander von Humboldt Geographer, geologist, naturalist, anthropologist, physician and philosopher, Baron von Humboldt brought to exploration a greater range of enquiry than any contemporary. Also an indomitable traveller, particularly in the Orinoco/Amazon basin (1799-1804), he often invited danger but always... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: Arcticby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 1.88

    Four Years in the Ice - John Ross Disgraced and dishonored for his report of an imaginary mountain range blocking the most likely access to the North West Passage, in 1829 Ross returned to Canada's frozen archipelago to vindicate his reputation. He rounded the north of Baffin Island and entered what he named the Gulf of Boothia. Here the Victory,... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: Antarcticby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 1.88

    Farthest South - Ernest Henry Shackleton Born in Ireland, Shackleton joined the merchant navy before being recruited for Captain Scott's 1901 expedition to Antarctica. He was with Scott on his first attempt to reach the South Pole and, though badly shaken by the experience, realized that success was now feasible. In 1907, with a devoted team... more...

  • The Routledge Atlas of Central Eurasian Affairsby Stanley D. Brunn; Stanley W. Toops; Richard Gilbreath

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    Providing concisely written entries on the most important current issues in Central Asia and Eurasia, this atlas offers relevant background information on the region?s place in the contemporary political and economic world. Features include: Profiles of the constituent countries of Central Asia, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,... more...

  • The Routledge Atlas of the Holocaustby Martin Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 30.95

    The graphic history of the Nazi attempt to destroy the Jews of Europe during the Second World War is illustrated in this series of 333 detailed maps. The maps, and the text and photographs that accompany them, powerfully depict the fate of the Jews between 1933 and 1945, while also setting the chronological story in the wider context of the war... more...

  • The Historical Atlas of the British Islesby Alex Swanston

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 8.99

    This atlas covers the history of the British Isles from earliest times to the present day. The first hunter-gatherers,who crossed into what would become our familiar islands by the ‘land-bridge’, and later followed by more familiar peoples - the Celts,Angles, Saxons,Vikings and Normans,who together would create our islands’ unique history.... more...

  • The Welsh and the Shaping of Early Modern Ireland, 1558-1641by Rhys Morgan

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 120.00

    Shows how the Welsh, as well as the English, were colonisers in Tudor and early Stuart Ireland. more...