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  • Antarctica and Back in Sixty Daysby Tim Bowden

    Allen & Unwin 1999; US$ 15.45

    Tim Bowden's account of his journeys to the Antarctic combine adventure, exploration, social history, human endeavour and humour in the most isolated continent on earth. more...

  • Polar Geopolitics?by R. C. Powell; K. Dodds

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The polar regions (the Arctic and Antarctic) have enjoyed widespread public attention in recent years, as issues of conservation, sustainability, resource speculation and geopolitical manoeuvring have all garnered considerable international media interest. This critical collection of new and original papers - the first of its kind - offers a comprehensive... more...

  • Enduranceby Alfred Lansing

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 27.99

    Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day?s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island... more...

  • 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...

  • Bringing Geography to Bookby Innes M. Keighren

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 29.00

    Ellen Semple?s 'Influences of Geographic Environment' (1911) - a treatise on what would later be called environmental determinism - coincided with the emergence of geography as an independent academic discipline in North America and Britain. Highly controversial and written by one of America?s first female professional geographers, it was considered... more...

  • geography since second world warby 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...

  • The Makers of Modern Geographyby 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 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...