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  • The Sea Has No Endby Victor Suthren

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 16.99

    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$ 124.95

    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...

  • Historical Atlas of Indonesiaby Robert Cribb

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    This pioneering volume traces the history of the region which became Indonesia, from early times to the present day, in over three hundred specially drawn full-colour maps with detailed accompanying text. more...

  • Earl and His Butler in Constantinople, Theby Nigel Webb; Webb Caroline

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 27.00

    George Hay, 8th Earl of Kinnoull, was an unconventional ambassador. A Scottish aristocrat who had been imprisoned for his Jacobite sympathies and almost bankrupted by his involvement in the South Sea Bubble, Lord Kinnoull had no previous diplomatic experience when he was unexpectedly appointed ambassador to the Ottoman Empire in 1729. Leaving his wife... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Placesby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2010; US$ 11.65

    The great explorers were the celebrities of their day -- the romance and danger of their daring expeditions captured the public imagination and the world's headlines to an extraordinary degree. Not all of them lived to tell the tale, of course, but those who emerged triumphant from jungle, desert or polar wasteland were hailed as if returning from... more...

  • AA Gill Is Awayby A. A. Gill

    Orion 2010; US$ 21.60

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

  • AA Gill Is Awayby A. A. Gill

    Orion 2010; Not Available

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

  • Explorersby

    DK Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00

    From the first people to leave Africa to the first to leave the planet, the urge to explore the unknown has driven human progress. Explorers tells the story of humanity's explorations, taking the reader into the lives of some of the most intrepid people ever known. Throughout history, exploration has arisen from a wide range of impulses, from... more...

  • Illustrated Atlas of the Himalayaby David Zurick; Julsun Pacheco

    The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 60.00

    The Himalaya inspire the notion of Shangri-la and are world renowned for their exquisite mountain scenery and the ancient cultures that tenaciously inhabit this harsh and sublime landscape. Home to all fourteen of the world's highest peaks, including Mount Everest, and some of its deepest gorges, the region is a trove of biological and cultural diversity.... more...

  • Paths Without Gloryby James L. Newman

    Potomac Books Inc. 2009; US$ 16.95

    The downfall of England's greatest diplomat/adventurer more...