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  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: Arabiaby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 1.30

    Escape from Riyadh - William Gifford Palgrave A scholar and a solider, a Jesuit and a Jew, a French spy and a British ambassador- Palgrave was a man of contradictions, all of them highly compromised when in 1862-3, fortified by Pius IX's blessing and Napoleon III's cash, he attempted the first west- east crossing of the Arabian peninsular. To... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: North Americaby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 0.86

    First Crossing of America - Alexander Mackenzie "Endowed by nature with an acquisitive mind and an enterprising spirit", Mackenzie, a Scot engaged in the Canadian fur trade, resolved, as he out it "to test the practicability of penetrating across the continent of America". In 1789 he followed a river (the Mackenzie) to the sea; but it turned... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: Australiaby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 1.88

    Landfall at Botany Bay - James Cook The son of a Yorkshire farm labourer, Cook won distinction as a naval hydrographer but was still a controversial choice to command a voyage of scientific observation to the Pacific in 1768. Its results, including the first coastal surveys of New Zealand and eastern Australia, led to a second voyage to the south... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: South Americaby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 1.30

    Eating Dirt in Venezuela - Alexander von Humboldt Geographer, geologist, naturalist, anthropologist, physician and philosopher, Baron von Humboldt brought to exploration a greater range of enquiry than any contemporary. Also an indomitable traveller, particularly in the Orinoco/Amazon basin (1799-1804), he often invited danger but always... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: Arcticby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 1.88

    Four Years in the Ice - John Ross Disgraced and dishonored for his report of an imaginary mountain range blocking the most likely access to the North West Passage, in 1829 Ross returned to Canada's frozen archipelago to vindicate his reputation. He rounded the north of Baffin Island and entered what he named the Gulf of Boothia. Here the Victory,... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: Antarcticby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 1.88

    Farthest South - Ernest Henry Shackleton Born in Ireland, Shackleton joined the merchant navy before being recruited for Captain Scott's 1901 expedition to Antarctica. He was with Scott on his first attempt to reach the South Pole and, though badly shaken by the experience, realized that success was now feasible. In 1907, with a devoted team... more...

  • Empire Writingby Elleke Boehmer

    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...

  • Amazing Explorers - Volume 2 - A Short eBookby Charles Margerison

    Amazing People Club 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • The Routledge Atlas of Central Eurasian Affairsby Stanley D. Brunn; Stanley W. Toops; Richard Gilbreath

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    Providing concisely written entries on the most important current issues in Central Asia and Eurasia, this atlas offers relevant background information on the region?s place in the contemporary political and economic world. Features include: Profiles of the constituent countries of Central Asia, namely Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,... more...

  • Crossway ESV Bible Atlasby John D. Currid; David P. Barrett

    Crossway 2010; US$ 38.99

    This groundbreaking, full-color companion to the ESV Bible combines visual appeal with state-of-the-art historical and geographical resources in one user-friendly volume. more...