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  • 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

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 10.99

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 51.95

    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$ 55.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Routledge Historical Atlas of Jerusalemby Martin Gilbert

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    This unique Atlas traces the history of Jerusalem from biblical times to the present day. Each map is illustrated by a facing page of prints or photographs, to give a complete pictorial and cartographic overview of this fascinating city of the Middle East. Coverage begins in ancient times, showing the impact of the Jews, Christians, Muslims, Romans... more...