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  • Ottoman-Iranian Borderlandsby Sabri Ates

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    This book examines the making of the present day Iranian, Iraqi and Turkish boundary, shedding new light on some of the most contentious issues of today. more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledgeby John Agnew; David N Livingstone

    SAGE Publications 2011; US$ 93.00

    Broad in scope and edited by two massive names in geography, this is a critical exploration of how the field has emerged and fared over the course of its modern institutionalization. more...

  • Glorious Misadventuresby Owen Matthews

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    The Russian Empire once extended deep into America: in 1818 Russia's furthest outposts were in California and Hawaii. The dreamer behind this great Imperial vision was Nikolai Rezanov ? diplomat, adventurer, courtier, millionaire and gambler. His quest to plant Russian colonies from Siberia to California led him to San Francisco, where he was captivated... more...

  • Mapping Medieval Geographiesby Keith D. Lilley

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    This book explores how geographical ideas, traditions and knowledge were shaped, circulated and received in Europe during the Middle Ages. more...

  • Island at the End of the Worldby Steven Roger Fischer

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 32.00

    On a long stretch of green coast in the South Pacific, hundreds of enormous, impassive stone heads stand guard against the ravages of time, war, and disease that have attempted over the centuries to conquer Easter Island. Steven Roger Fischer offers the first English-language history of Easter Island in Island at the End of the World, a fascinating... more...

  • Sailing from Byzantiumby Colin Wells

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    A gripping intellectual adventure story, Sailing from Byzantium sweeps you from the deserts of Arabia to the dark forests of northern Russia, from the colorful towns of Renaissance Italy to the final moments of a millennial city under siege?. Byzantium: the successor of Greece and Rome, this magnificent empire bridged the ancient and modern worlds... more...

  • The Maeander Valleyby Peter Thonemann

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    A groundbreaking study of the long-term historical geography of Asia Minor from the fourth century BC to the thirteenth century AD. more...

  • Mapping the Nationby Susan Schulten

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    In the nineteenth century, Americans began to use maps in radically new ways. For the first time, medical men mapped diseases to understand and prevent epidemics, natural scientists mapped climate and rainfall to uncover weather patterns, educators mapped the past to foster national loyalty among students, and Northerners mapped slavery to assess... more...

  • The German Urban Experienceby Anthony McElligott

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    By the 1930s over two-thirds of Germans lived in towns and cities, and those who did not found themselves inexorably affected by the ever-growing urban vortex. The German Urban Experience 1900 - 1945 surveys the social and cultural history of Germany in this crucial period through written, visual and oral sources. Focusing on urbanism as one of the... more...

  • The Geography of Straboby Duane W. Roller

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 160.00 US$ 131.20

    First serviceable English translation in nearly a century of the most important geographical text surviving from classical antiquity. more...