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History of discoveries, explorations, and travel

  • Atlas of Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Centuryby Richard Crampton; Benjamin Crampton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95

    Marshalling 129 maps, numerous diagrams and incisive textual commentary, the Atlas of Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century draws a definitive picture of the changing shape of Eastern and some of central Europe from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, charting the emergence of a volatile world from the abrupt collapse of the... more...

  • Earthquake Resistant Engineering Structures Xby C. A. Brebbia

    WIT Press 2015; US$ 298.00

    Containing the latest research on preparation for and mitigation of future earthquakes, this book addresses an area of increasing importance to many areas around the world. It contains research presented at the ninth and latest in a series of biennial conferences on the topic organised by the Wessex Institute. more...

  • Captain Cook's Merchant Shipsby Stephen Baines

    The History Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    <div>While the story of Endeavour is widely written about, Captain Cook sailed in or with eight ships which began their lives as merchant ships. This detailed illustrated history tells the story of these ships and the people who have sailed in them. In placing these ships and people in the personal, political, social, financial, scientific and... more...

  • Sixty Degrees Northby Malachy Tallack

    Birlinn 2015; US$ 11.65

    a brave book . . . and a beautiful book' - ROBERT MAC FARLA NE 'Malachy Tallack is the real deal, a writer given over to pure curiosity, honest witness and that most precious of gifts, an unselfconscious sense of wonder . . . not just a vibrant new voice, but a wise, questioning and highly sophisticated talent' - JOHN BURNSIDE 'A beautifully written... more...

  • An Atlas and Survey of South Asian Historyby Karl J. Schmidt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    This historical atlas is devoted primarily to India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, while also covering Napal, Bhutan and Ceylon/Sri Lanka. The maps are accompanied by text which illuminates recent political, economic, social and cultural developments. more...

  • Where Fate Beckonsby John Dunmore

    Exisle Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    Jean-François De Galup, Comte De La Pérouse is second only to James Cook in his historical significance and was the major explorer of the Pacific in the eighteenth century. more...

  • Oil Spill Risk Managementby David E. Dietrich; Malcolm J. Bowman; Konstantin A. Korotenko; M. Hamish E. Bowman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 200.95 US$ 174.16

    This book is designed to help scientifically astute non-specialists understand basic geophysical and computational fluid dynamics concepts relating to oil spill simulations, and related modeling issues and challenges.  A valuable asset to the engineer or manager working off-shore in the oil and gas industry, the authors, a team of renowned geologists... more...

  • An Historical Geography of Peipingby Renzhi Hou

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 95.62

    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...

  • Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010by Narangoa Li; Robert Cribb

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    Li Narangoa is a historian of Asia at the Australian National University and, with Robert Cribb, is the author of Imperial Japan and National Identities in Asia, 1895–1945. Robert Cribb is a historian of Asia at the Australian National University and the author of the Historical Atlas of Indonesia. more...

  • Jewish Travellersby Elkan Nathan Adler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1930. The wandering Jew is a very real character in the great drama of history. He has travelled as nomad and settler, as fugitive and conqueror, as exile and colonist and as merchant and scholar. Of necessity bilingual and therefore the master of many languages, the Jew was the ideal commercial traveller and interpreter. Based on... more...