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  • Explorations into Highland New Guinea, 1930-1935by Michael J. Leahy; Douglas E. Jones; Jane C. Goodale

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    In the 1920s and 1930s there were adventures to be lived and fortunes to be made by strong young men in the outback of Australia and the gold fields of New Guinea. This is the diary of five years spent in hot pursuit?not of honor and glory, but of excitement and riches?by one such adventurer, Michael "Mick" Leahy, his brothers Jim and Pat, and friends... more...

  • The Explorer's Roadmap to National-Socialismby Professor Sarah K Danielsson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Whilst terms such as Lebensraum are commonly associated with National-Socialist ideology of the 1930s and 40s, ideas of racial living space were in fact generated in the previous decades by an international geographic community of explorers and academics. Focusing on one of the most influential figures within this group, Sven Hedin, this is the first... more...

  • Geological Atlas of Africaby Thomas Schlüter; Martin H. Trauth

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2008; US$ 399.00

    This is the first attempt to summarise the geology of Africa by presenting it in an atlas and to synthesise the stratigraphy, tectonics, economic geology, geohazards, geosites and geoscientific education of each country and territory of the continent. 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...

  • 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...

  • An Historical Geography of Peipingby Renzhi Hou

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 129.00

    This book is about the city of Peiping in China, also known as Beijing and Peking, and a city of great historical significance. Divided into three parts, this work explores Peiping first as a frontier city at a time when the Great Wall was established, from the Chou dynasty (ca.1122?220 B.C.) until the T?ang Dynasties up to the Khitan Occupation (A.D.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Japanese Tourismby Carolin Funck; Malcolm Cooper

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 34.95

    The changing patterns of Japanese tourism and the views of the Japanese tourist since the Meiji Restoration, in 1868, are given an in-depth historical, geographical, economic and social analysis in this book. As well as providing a case study for the purpose of investigating the changing face of global tourism from the 19th to the 21st Century, this... more...