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  • AA Gill is Awayby Adrian Gill

    Orion 2010; US$ 12.99

    'Theatre, food, refugees: in Adrian's writing they're all linked up ... If you haven't read his book AA GILL IS AWAY , read it now. It was when he was away that he was at his best' Stephen Daldry A. A. Gill was probably the most read columnist in Britain. Every weekend he entertained readers of the SUNDAY TIMES with his biting observations on... more...

  • Multispectral Satellite Image Understandingby Cem Ünsalan; Kim L. Boyer

    Springer London 2011; US$ 140.09

    Covering image processing methods for analyzing residential land use, this book combines theoretical framework with practical applications, and describes a high resolution system for effective detection of single houses, vegetation and shadow-water indices. 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...

  • Russian Exploration, from Siberia to Spaceby Brian Bonhomme

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    In the history of geographical discovery and exploration, a well-known cast of European characters and events takes center stage. While the importance of achievements by Columbus, Cortes, Magellan, Cook, Lewis and Clark, and Neil Armstrong remains unassailable, the participation of Russia in the European era of exploration, conquest, expansion, and... more...

  • Stanleyby Tim Jeal

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 15.49

    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...

  • Wheels Within Wheelsby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 19.99

    What is it that makes us who we are? In this beautifully written and searingly honest autobiography, the intrepid cyclist and traveller Dervla Murphy remembers her richly unconventional first thirty years. She describes her determined childhood self - strong-willed and beguiled by books from the first - her intermittent formal education and the intense... more...

  • The Routledge Atlas of Central Eurasian Affairsby Stanley D. Brunn; Stanley W. Toops; Richard Gilbreath

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    Providing concisely written entries on the most important current issues in Central Asia and Eurasia, this atlas offers relevant background information on the region’s place in the contemporary political and economic world. Features include: Profiles of the constituent countries of Central Asia, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,... more...

  • Crossway ESV Bible Atlasby John D. Currid; David P. Barrett

    Crossway 2010; US$ 55.00

    This groundbreaking, full-color companion to the ESV Bible combines visual appeal with state-of-the-art historical and geographical resources in one user-friendly volume. more...

  • In the Lands of the Christiansby Nabil Matar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    In the Lands of the Christians presents original translations from Arabic of four Christian and Muslim writers who visited Western Europe and America in the seventeenth century. These essays contain careful descriptions of the regions, societies, customs, and religions these intrepid travelers encountered in their journeys. Here you will find the complete... more...

  • Knowledge is Lightby Katherine Salahi

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 18.61

    For thousands of years travellers wandered to, and spread out through, Egypt and the Near East, seeking trade, adventure and knowledge. For centuries travellers to - and from - the Near East carried knowledge with them and then carried home the new knowledge acquired in the region. And knowledge, as the Arabic proverb states, is light. The travels... more...