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History of discoveries, explorations, and travel

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  • The Sea Has No Endby Victor Suthren

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Henry Hudsonby Edward Butts

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 7.99

    Sailing from England in 1610, renowned explorer Henry Hudson began his search for a Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. Hudson's questionable leadership and extreme Arctic conditions resulted in the most infamous mutiny in Canadian history, and a mystery that remains unsolved. more...

  • Historical Atlas of Indonesiaby Robert Cribb

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    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. In doing so, the Atlas brings fresh life to the fascinating and tangled history of this immense archipelago. Beginning with the geographical... more...

  • AA Gill is Awayby Adrian Gill

    Orion 2010; US$ 10.99

    A collection of travel writing by Britain's funniest and most feared critic. A. A. Gill is probably the most read columnist in Britain. Every weekend he entertains readers of the SUNDAY TIMES with his biting observations on television and his unsparing, deeply knowledgeable restaurant reviews. Even those who want to hate him agree: A. A. Gill is... more...

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

    Springer London 2011; US$ 159.00

    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$ 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...

  • Wheels Within Wheelsby Dervla Murphy

    Eland Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    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 Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: Siberia and Alaskaby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 0.86

    Stranded on Bering Island - Georg Wilhelm Steller As physician and scientific know-all on Vitus Bering's 1741 voyage, Steller shared its triumphs, including landing the first Europeans in Alaska. He also shared its disasters. Returning across the north Pacific to Russian Kamchatka, the crew was stricken with scurvy and the vessel grounded. Bering... more...