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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Loss and Cultural Remains in Performanceby Heather Davis-Fisch

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Argues that performance is a crucial way of understanding the affective intercultural impact of the disappearance of John Franklin's Northwest Passage expedition in 1845. more...

  • Herbert Eugene Boltonby Albert L. Hurtado

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 41.95

    This definitive biography offers a new critical assessment of the life, works, and ideas of Herbert E. Bolton (1870?1953), a leading historian of the American West, Mexico, and Latin America. Bolton, a famous pupil of Frederick Jackson Turner, formulated a concept?the borderlands?that is a foundation of historical studies today. His research took him... more...

  • History of the Study of Landformsby R. P. Beckinsale; Mrs R J M Chorley; R. J. Chorley; A J Dunn; A. J. Dunn

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    This volume is entirely devoted to the life and work of the world's most famous geomorphologist, William Morris Davis (1850-1934). It contains a treatment in depth of Davis' many contributions to the study of landforms including: the cycle of erosion denudation chronology arid and karst geomorphology the coral reef problem. more...

  • The Arctic Foxby David Murphy

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 14.99

    The Shackleton of his day, Leopold McClintock (1819-1907) from County Louth was the leading Arctic explorer of the Victorian era. He undertook four major voyages, epic sledge journeys, and was the first to bring definite information on the lost Franklin party. more...

  • The Franklin Conspiracyby Jeffrey Blair Latta; John Robert Colombo

    Dundurn 2001; US$ 11.99

    In 1845, two British Royal Navy ships entered the Canadian Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. Neither ship returned. more...

  • Richard Hakluyt and Travel Writing in Early Modern Europeby Daniel Carey; Claire Jowitt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 119.95

    Richard Hakluyt, best known as editor of The Principal Navigations (1589; expanded 1598-1600), was a key figure in promoting early modern English colonial and commercial expansion. His work spanned every area of English activity and aspiration, from Muscovy to America, from Africa to the Near East, and India to China and Japan, providing up-to-date... more...