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- 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...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 20.98
"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 das damals nicht... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 41.95
An American Empire, constructed over the last century, long ago overtook European colonialism, and it has been widely assumed that the new globalism it espoused took us "beyond geography." Neil Smith debunks that assumption, offering an incisive argument that American globalism had a distinct geography and was pieced together as part of a powerful... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Greystone Books 2014; US$ 17.95
The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin?s ill-fated Arctic expedition of 184548 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 HMS... more...