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History of discoveries, explorations, and travel

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  • The Arcticby Paul Simpson-Housley

    Dundurn 1996; US$ 9.99

    This book seeks to provide illustrations of Arctic mysteries and fictions which often occur as a result of misconceptions of Arctic 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... 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 Professor Karen M Morin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    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. 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 A.A. Gill

    Orion 2010; US$ 16.35

    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...

  • Voyages and Discoveriesby Richard Hakluyt; Jack Beeching

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 23.98

    Renaissance diplomat and part-time spy, William Hakluyt was also England's first serious geographer, gathering together a wealth of accounts about the wide-ranging travels and discoveries of the sixteenth-century English. One of the epics of this great period of expansion, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English... 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...

  • Explorersby DK Publishing

    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...

  • 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...