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  • Oil Spill Risk Managementby David E. Dietrich; Malcolm J. Bowman; Konstantin A. Korotenko; M. Hamish E. Bowman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 200.95

    This book is designed to help scientifically astute non-specialists understand basic geophysical and computational fluid dynamics concepts relating to oil spill simulations, and related modeling issues and challenges.  A valuable asset to the engineer or manager working off-shore in the oil and gas industry, the authors, a team of renowned geologists... more...

  • Osa and Martinby Kelly Enright

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    The inspiring story of the legendary couple whose wildlife films transformed America?s perceptions of exotic places. more...

  • The Map of Enoughby Molly May

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 16.99

    Molly Caro May grew up as part of a nomadic family, one proud of their international sensibilities, a tribe that never settled in one place for very long. Growing up moving from foreign country to foreign country, just like her father and grandfather, she became attached to her identity as a global woman from nowhere. But, on the verge of turning... more...

  • The Voyage of George Vancouver, 1791?1795by W. Kaye Lamb

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 69.95

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  • Paths Without Gloryby James L. Newman

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    Few people have garnered so much enduring interest as Sir Richard Burton. A true polymath, Burton is best known today for his translations of the Kama Sutra and Arabian Nights . Yet, Africa stood at the center of his adult life. The Burton-Speke expedition (1856?59) that put Lake Tanganyika on the map led to years of controversy over the source... more...

  • Sixty Degrees Northby Malachy Tallack

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 11.65

    a brave book . . . and a beautiful book' - ROBERT MAC FARLA NE 'Malachy Tallack is the real deal, a writer given over to pure curiosity, honest witness and that most precious of gifts, an unselfconscious sense of wonder . . . not just a vibrant new voice, but a wise, questioning and highly sophisticated talent' - JOHN BURNSIDE 'A beautifully written... 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...

  • Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burtonby Ben Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 48.95

    By engaging closely with the work of Richard Francis Burton (1821-90), the iconic nineteenth-century imperial spy, explorer, anthropologist and translator,  Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Burton explores the White Man?s ?imperial fantasies?, and the ways in which the many metropolitan discourses to which Burton contributed drew upon and reinforced... more...

  • Geological Atlas of Africaby Thomas Schlüter; Martin H. Trauth

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 399.00

    This is the first attempt to summarise the geology of Africa by presenting it in an atlas and to synthesise the stratigraphy, tectonics, economic geology, geohazards, geosites and geoscientific education of each country and territory of the continent. 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...