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  • 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...

  • Holiday in Canberra and Surroundsby Explore Australia

    Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 19.95

    Hundreds of people move to Australia’s ‘bush capital’ each year to take on newjobs or to enjoy a lifestyle change. Explore Australia now offers a new state‘Holiday’ guide dedicated to travel experiences in and around the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Available in a small format with a practical flexi-bound cover, this... more...

  • Holiday in New South Walesby Explore Australia

    Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    These five state guides are part of Explore Australia's popular ‘Holiday' guide series for those who are only planning to travel in one state or territory. Based on the bestseller Explore Australia, each guide includes a capital city section, overviews of all regions and an A-Z listing of all major towns. As well as including everything... more...

  • Holiday in Victoriaby Explore Australia

    Hardie Grant Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    Following the completely revised and updated edition of Explore Australia 2010, comes Explore Australia’s new range of state guides. Holiday in Victoria is now available in a smaller format with a practical flexi-bind cover. Each guide includes the capital city, holiday regions, an A–Zlisting of all major towns and a complete road atlas.... more...

  • Antarcticaby John Stewart

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 495.00

    This second edition of the 1990 Library Journal "Best Reference" book, four years in the compiling and writing, is an exhaustive A-Z direct-entry encyclopedia of Antarctica. It doubles the first edition's entries to 30,000, covering geographical features, historical events, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, scientific... more...

  • Eating and Drinking Melbourneby Hardie Grant Books

    Hardie Grant Books 2011; US$ 14.99

    This is a fresh, accessible guide to eating and drinking in Melbourne. With sections on high quality restaurants, cheap and cheerful restaurants, and the bars of the moment, this guide is a comprehensive compendium of the best places to go, on any budget, in Melbourne. Characterised by a fresh and breezy style, it evokes the ambience and atmosphere... more...

  • Here Be Dragonsby Dennis McCarthy

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    Why do we find polar bears only in the Arctic and penguins only in the Antarctic? Why do oceanic islands often have many types of birds but no large native mammals? As Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace travelled across distant lands studying the wildlife they both noticed that the distribution of plants and animals formed striking patterns -... more...