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  • Knowledge is Lightby Katherine Salahi

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 20.00

    For thousands of years travellers wandered to, and spread out through, Egypt and the Near East, seeking trade, adventure and knowledge. For centuries travellers to - and from - the Near East carried knowledge with them and then carried home the new knowledge acquired in the region. And knowledge, as the Arabic proverb states, is light. The travels... more...

  • Zwischen Rom und dem Erdkreisby Maria Stuiber

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    Die Autorin rekonstruiert vor dem Hintergrund einer biografischen Skizze Entwicklung und Umfang des gelehrten Briefnetzwerks von Kardinal Stefano Borgia in der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts und analysiert in einem zweiten Schritt unterschiedliche Typen von Briefpartnern und ihre Funktionen innerhalb des weltumspannenden Netzwerks, ohne dessen... more...

  • Thailand Travel Atlasby Periplus Editions

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 16.95

    Finding your way around the various regions within Thailand is a breeze with this handy Tuttle Travel Atlas. Designed for the adventurous traveler and containing all the maps you'll need on your explorations, this atlas includes many views that are available nowhere else. The atlas is conveniently divided into the major regions of Thailand: Bangkok,... more...

  • Africa in a Changing Global Environmentby Shingirirai Savious Mutanga

    Africa Institute of South Africa 2013; US$ 32.95

    Africa is one continent severely affected by the ravaging effects of global environmental change yet it is least responsible for this. The continentís rural and urban poor are particularly vulnerable to reduced agricultural production, worsening food security, increased incidence of both flooding and drought, spreading of disease and heightening... more...

  • Japanese Tourismby Carolin Funck; Malcolm Cooper

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 90.00

    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,... more...

  • An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairsby Ewan W. Anderson; Liam D. Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    This revised and updated version of An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairs provides accessible, concisely written entries on the most important current issues in the Middle East, combining maps with their geopolitical background. Offering a clear context for analysis of key concerns, it includes background topics, the position of the Middle East in... more...

  • An Historical Geography of Peipingby Renzhi Hou

    Springer 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...

  • Civic Disciplineby Karen M. Morin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; 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...

  • Remembering the Early Modern Voyageby Mary C. Fuller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    This book investigates the operations of memory over time through three case studies: the famous anthology by Richard Hakluyt memorializing the feats of Elizabethan voyagers, the eccentric autobiography of Captain John Smith, and the little known history of early modern Newfoundland. more...

  • The Sea Has No Endby Victor Suthren

    Dundurn 2004; US$ 16.99

    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...