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  • 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$ 45.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    University of Alabama Press 2009; 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • Voyages and Discoveriesby Richard Hakluyt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    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...

  • AA Gill Is Awayby A. A. Gill

    Orion 2010; US$ 21.47

    A collection of travel writing by Britain's funniest and most feared critic. more...