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  • The Worst Journey in the Worldby Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 7.99

    The Worst Journey in the World is the autobiographical account of a disastrous Antarctic expedition by one of its survivors. Cherry-Garrard's account of the expedition is held in high regard, because of his frank, unflinching discussion of the horrors and trials he survived for such perhaps arbitrary goals. more...

  • Southby Ernest Henry Shackleton

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 7.99

    When Sir Henry Ernest Shackleton was beaten to the South Pole in 1912, he decided to trek across the continent via the pole instead. Before his ship even reached the continent it was crushed in pack ice. Shackleton managed to bring his entire team home by his masterful leadership through a series of incredible events. He has become a cult figure and... more...

  • The True Geography of Our Countryby Joel Kovarsky

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    A philosopher, architect, astronomer, and polymath, Thomas Jefferson lived at a time when geography was considered the "mother of all sciences." Although he published only a single printed map, Jefferson was also regarded as a geographer, owing to his interest in and use of geographic and cartographic materials during his many careers?attorney, farmer,... more...

  • Asien und Europa im Mittelalterby Folker Reichert

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 56.90

    Asien und Europa standen immer in einem spannungsreichen Verhältnis zueinander. Galt der Osten als das irdische Paradies, als Quelle des Lichts und Ursprung allen Reichtums, erwartete Europa von dort zugleich das Ende der Geschichte. Vieles sprach dafür, im asiatischen Kontinent nicht nur eine weitere und größere Welt, sondern auch eine faszinierende,... more...

  • The Makers of Modern Geography (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)by Robert E. Dickinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This book examines the works of the outstanding makers of modern geography and demonstrates the consistency of idea and purpose in their work. Geography as an explicitly defined field of knowledge is more than two thousand years old, but as a university subject, geography is only 150 years old, and in this period it has developed hugely. This study... more...

  • Geography Since the Second World War (RLE Social & Cultural Geography)by Ron Johnston; Paul Claval

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    The discipline of geography has undergone much change and growth in recent years. With growth has come diversity. Before 1945 there were differences between countries in the emphases on subject matter and research approach, although these were all related closely to three main ?models? ? French, German and American. Since then, the relative importance... more...

  • Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Centuryby Gary L. Gaile; Cort J. Willmott

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 74.99

    For anyone interested in recent American research on climate, cities, Geographical Information Systems, Latin America, or any of the other subfields in geography, this volume provides representative accounts of American geographers' contributions in 47 specialty areas. This wide range of specialties comprises both a comprehensive reference and... more...

  • Bernhard Varenius (1622-1650)by Margret Schuchard

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Bernhard Varenius' books influenced the history of science in such a way that Isaac Newton, Alexander von Humboldt and Tsar Peter the Great all referred to him. Varenius wrote the first comprehensive description of Japan ("Descriptio regni Japoniae," 1649) from a European perspective, exclusively based on a diversity of sources. But the... more...

  • Geographic Thoughtby S.V.R. Naidu

    Book Enclave 2008; US$ 45.00

    Origin of subject is concerned with the History and Philosophy of Geography and is designed to introduce students to key debates, both past and present, on the Nature and scope of geography as an Academic discipline. It therefore sets out an essential Context for understanding contemporary Research in human and Physical geography. The early Origins... more...

  • Passages et mers arctiquesby Frédéric Lasserre

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2010; US$ 36.00

    La fonte accélérée de la banquise dans l’Arctique laisse entrevoir la possibilité de maintenir des passages maritimes libres de glace sur des périodes de plusieurs mois, ce qui permettrait l’exploitation des ressourcesnaturelles de ce territoire. L’ouvrage se penche sur les enjeux et les rivalités associés... more...