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  • Frozen in Timeby Owen Beattie; John Geiger; Margaret Atwood

    Greystone Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin?s ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845–48 has been shrouded in mystery for 165 years. Carrying the best equipment that the science and technology, Franklin and his men set out to “penetrate the icy fastness of the north, and to circumnavigate America.? The expedition?s two ships — HMS Erebus and... more...

  • Landscape Development and Climate Change in Southwest Bulgaria (Pirin Mountains)by Karsten Grunewald; Jorg Scheithauer

    Springer 2010; US$ 159.00

    "Landscape Development and Climate Change in Southwest Bulgaria" aims to address some of the current limitations in our understanding of past Balkan climate and environment. High mountains and their ecosystems offer an outstanding opportunity for studies on the impact of climate change. The Balkan Mountains in Southeast Europe, situated at... more...

  • Mit Kurs auf Thuleby Kirsten A. Seaver

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 12.46

    Draufgänger im rauen Nordwind »Gott schütze uns vor dem Zorn der Nordmänner!« war im Mittelalter ein verbreitetes Stoßgebet gegen die Schrecken der Meere. Vergleichsweise friedlich segelten andere Wikinger wie Leif Erikson in wagemutigen Expeditionen bis nach Amerika. Leif Erikson hat es vorgemacht, Kolumbus hat es nachgemacht - auch wenn der Genueser... more...

  • The Ambitions of Jane Franklinby Alison Alexander

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 22.72

    A genius at publicity before the term existed, Jane Franklin was a celebrity in the mid-19th century. This is her remarkable life, including her extensive travels, her years in Tasmania as the governor's wife, and her very public battle to save her husband, the Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, from accusations of cannibalism. more...

  • Exotic Lands and Dodgy Placesby Tan Wee Cheng

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.80

    Distant Lands and Dodgy Places chronicles the adventures of intrepid traveller Tan Wee Cheng ? from witnessing an Eskimo seal hunt in icy Greenland to meeting Chinese stranded in Paraguay and The Amazon, and arriving in chaotic Comoros just as a volcanic eruption threatens to blow the capital apart. Hot on the heels of his runaway success Hot Spots... more...

  • Farthest Northby Fridjtof Nansen

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 27.00

    In 1893 Nansen set sail in the Fram, a ship specially designed and built to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and travel with the sea's drift closer to the North Pole than anyone had ever gone before. Experts said such a ship couldn't be built and that the voyage was tantamount to suicide. This brilliant first-person... more...

  • Coming Home to Chinaby Yi-Fu Tuan

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 55.50

    In 2005, distinguished geographer Yi-Fu Tuan ventured to China to speak at an architectural conference, returning for the first time to the place he had left as a child sixty-four years before. In this enchanting volume, Tuans childhood memories and musings on the places he encountered during his homecoming are interspersed with new lectures, engaging... more...

  • Sicily, It's Not Quite Tuscanyby Shamus Sillar

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 22.72

    This is the story of a newly married couple and the year they spent in Sicily. Packed with history, culture - and plenty of misadventure - it will definitely make you laugh. It also has as much romance as an ordinary Aussie bloke can muster, and, of course, a little bit of Mafia action. more...

  • Complex Locationsby Avril Maddrell

    Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95

    This enlightening book makes visible the lives and works of women who played a critical role in the development of geography as an academic field. A rare and detailed analysis of the geographical work of 30 individual women geographers from 1850 to 1970 Includes oral histories from women who have held appointments in British universities since World... more...

  • Carl Sauer on Culture and Landscapeby William M. Denevan; Kent Mathewson

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 35.00

    Perhaps one of the most distinctive and studied geographers of the twentieth century, Carl O. Sauer (1889--1975) had influence that extends well beyond the confines of any one discipline. With a focus on historical and cultural geography, Sauer's essays have garnered praise from poets, natural historians, and social scientists alike who continue to... more...