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- Greystone Books 2014; US$ 17.99
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...
- Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 14.63
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...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 42.95 US$ 34.36
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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62
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...
- Springer Netherlands 2010; US$ 119.75
High mountain ecosystems offer an outstanding opportunity to study the impact of climate change. This book addresses current limitations in our understanding of past Balkan climate and environment, offering a new approach to landscape research and analysis. 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...