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History of discoveries, explorations, and travel

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  • 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...

  • Vanished!by Evan L. Balkan

    Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 8.95

    In the best adventures, the intrepid explorer returns home to banner headlines and a hero?s welcome?but what of the men and women who don?t return home? This collection proves their stories are just as compelling. From the disappearance in Utah of cowboy roamer Everett Ruess to the loss of billionaire explorer Michael Rockefeller in the wilds of... 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 Artic mysteries and fictions which often occur as a result of misconceptions of Artic geography. The chapters are extremely varied in subject matter, and conclusions are in the domain of speculation. The book begins with very early examples of northern travels starting with the probable adventures of Pytheas... 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...

  • Henry Hudsonby Edward Butts

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • 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...