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  • 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...

  • Remembering the Early Modern Voyageby Mary C. Fuller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Explorations into Highland New Guinea, 1930-1935by Michael J. Leahy; Douglas E. Jones; Jane C. Goodale

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    In the 1920s and 1930s there were adventures to be lived and fortunes to be made by strong young men in the outback of Australia and the gold fields of New Guinea. This is the diary of five years spent in hot pursuit?not of honor and glory, but of excitement and riches?by one such adventurer, Michael "Mick" Leahy, his brothers Jim and Pat, and friends... more...

  • The A to Z of the Discovery and Exploration of Australiaby Alan Day

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    All aspects of the discovery of Australia are revealed in this reference work. It is especially useful for its comprehensive gallery of the exploits and achievements of the key figures in Australian Exploration. 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 Arctic mysteries and fictions which often occur as a result of misconceptions of Arctic geography. more...

  • The Sea Has No Endby Victor Suthren

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 35.00

    Soldier, sailor, adventurer, and philosopher, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville was a French officer whose remarkable career took him from the boudoirs of Paris to the flintlock battlefields of North America and on to the lush islands of the South Pacific. A riveting portrait of the most dramatic events of the eighteenth century. more...

  • Civic Disciplineby Karen M. Morin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    The American Geographical Society (AGS) is the oldest professional geographical organization in the United States (established in 1851), and was the pre-eminent such society in the 19th century. This project explores how geographical knowledge and practices were understood, took shape, and made publicly available via the AGS and Charles P. Daly, the... more...

  • AA Gill Is Awayby A. A. Gill

    Orion 2010; US$ 17.99

    A collection of travel writing by Britain's funniest and most feared critic. more...