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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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$ 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...
- Konrad Theiss Verlag 2011; US$ 23.83
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...
- 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...
- 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...