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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 17.99
When Sir John Franklin disappeared into the Arctic in 1845, it was his adventurous wife, Jane Franklin, who kept the search for him alive and, as a result, contributed more to the discovery and mapping of the North than any explorer. A third masterful biography from historian Ken McGoogan, Lady Franklin?s Revenge is the richly documented story of... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99
This is the first anthology to gather together British imperial writing alongside native and settler literature in English, interweaving short stories, poems, essays, travel writing, and memoirs from the phase of British expansionist imperialism known as high empire. A rich and startling diversity of responses to the colonial experience emerges: adventurers,... more...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2011; US$ 29.95
In 2004, Carolyn Han left her comfortable life and position as a lecturer in English at Hawaii Community College and went to live in one of the most remote and mysterious places in the Middle EastYemen, known in the West primarily for providing a haven for terrorists affiliated with al Qaeda. The previous year, she had sold her gold jewelry to... more...
- Amazing People Club 2012; US$ 3.99
The geography of our amazing world has come about through the contributions of many. The Amazing People Club invites you into the adventurous and inspirational lives of five amazing explorers, whose voyages around the earth have contributed to civilization as we know it today. Take to the skies with Amy Johnson as she explored new boundaries... more...
- Quest Books 2012; US$ 16.95
Sojourns of the Soul differs from other inspirational travel books by providing a rare mix of in-depth wisdom and literary insights from the holistic view of one experienced female traveler. Dana Micucci gives a compelling account of her growing spiritual illumination through visits to some of the most sacred places on earth. Her lively, engaging... more...