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  • Stanleyby Tim Jeal

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Henry Morton Stanley was a cruel imperialist - a bad man of Africa. Or so we think: but as Tim Jeal brilliantly shows, the reality of Stanley's life is yet more extraordinary. Few people know of his dazzling trans-Africa journey, a heart-breaking epic of human endurance which solved virtually every one of the continent's remaining geographical puzzles.... more...

  • Jewish Travel in Antiquityby Catherine Hezser

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 154.69

    Hauptbeschreibung This book provides the first comprehensive study of Jewish travel and mobility in Hellenistic and Roman times, based on a critical analysis of Jewish, Graeco-Roman, and early Christian literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources and a social-historical evaluation of the material. Catherine Hezser shows that certain segments... more...

  • China's Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou & Shenzhenby Simon Foster

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    The economic heart of South China, the Pearl River Delta is both agriculturally and financially fertile and is one of the most developed parts of China. Intensely cultivated land is interspersed with some of China's newest and fastest-growing cities, which are linked by some of the country's best and most integrated transport services. The... more...

  • Beyond the Edge of the Seaby Mauricio Obregon

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.00

    The story of Jason and the Argonauts and Homer's tales of Ulysses' wanderings are among the greatest of the ancient epics, but they are not merely fiction. Following the clues in the classical texts, Mauricio Obregón here maps the likely routes of these adventurers and reveals the remaining traces of the things and places they describe, re-creating... more...

  • Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Central Asiaby R. Abazov

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 75.00

    This atlas graphically illuminates the region's history tracing back to the 8th-7th century B.C. From the spread of Islam to the invasion of the Mongols, the area has been at the crossroads of some of the world's most important developments, all succinctly explained in this book. more...

  • Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burtonby Ben Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95

    Engaging closely with the work of Richard Francis Burton--the iconic nineteenth century imperial spy, explorer and translator--this book sheds new light on the White Man?s ?imperial fantasies? and the ways in which metropolitan discourses drew upon and reinforced an intimate connection between fantasy and power in the space of Empire. more...

  • Remembering the Early Modern Voyageby Mary C. Fuller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    This book investigates the operations of memory over time through three case studies: the famous anthology by Richard Hakluyt memorializing the feats of Elizabethan voyagers, the eccentric autobiography of Captain John Smith, and the little known history of early modern Newfoundland. more...

  • Vanished!by Evan L. Balkan

    Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 8.95

    In the best adventures, the intrepid explorer returns home to banner headlines and a hero?s welcome?but what of the men and women who don?t return home? This collection proves their stories are just as compelling. From the disappearance in Utah of cowboy roamer Everett Ruess to the loss of billionaire explorer Michael Rockefeller in the wilds of... more...

  • Holman Bible Atlasby Thomas V. Brisco

    B&H Publishing Group 1999; US$ 29.97

    Acclaimed hardcover Bible atlas showcasing hundreds of maps and photographs that bring the settings of the Bible to life. more...

  • The Arcticby Paul Simpson-Housley

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 19.99

    This book seeks to provide illustrations of Artic mysteries and fictions which often occur as a result of misconceptions of Artic geography. The chapters are extremely varied in subject matter, and conclusions are in the domain of speculation. The book begins with very early examples of northern travels starting with the probable adventures of Pytheas... more...