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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Dangerous Passageby Gerard Kenney

    Dundurn 2006; US$ 11.99

    The story of the opening up of the Northwest Passage and the ensuing potential risks to the Arctic environment and Canadian sovereignty are explored. more...