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  • 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...

  • Class and Colonialism in Antarctic Exploration, 1750?1920by Ben Maddison

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Between 1750 and 1920 over 15,000 people visited Antarctica. Despite such a large number the historiography has ignored all but a few celebrated explorers. Maddison presents a study of Antarctic exploration, telling the story of these forgotten facilitators, he argues that Antarctic exploration can be seen as an offshoot of European colonialism. 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...

  • Empire Antarcticaby Gavin Francis

    Counterpoint 2013; US$ 17.95

    Gavin Francis fulfilled a lifetime's ambition when he spent fourteen months as the basecamp doctor at Halley, a profoundly isolated British research station on the Caird Coast of Antarctica. So remote, it is said to be easier to evacuate a casualty from the International Space Station than it is to bring someone out of Halley in winter. Antarctica... more...

  • Europa in der Geographie des Ptolemaiosby Andreas Kleineberg; Christian Marx; Dieter Lelgemann

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 114.48

    Die »Geographie« des Klaudios Ptolemaios ist eines der bedeutendsten Werke der antiken Wissenschaft. Sie enthält einen Katalog mit über 6300 Ortsangaben zu Städten, Siedlungen, Bergen, Gewässern und Inseln, die sich aber wegen ihrer Fehlerhaftigkeit einer direkten Verwendung entziehen. Durch Zusammenarbeit von Mathematikern, Geodäten, Geographen und... 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...

  • 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...

  • Icebound in Antarcticaby David Lewis; Mimi George

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    Dr David Lewis tells of his latest expedition in which he sailed to Antarctica in the winter to be intentionally icebound. Much more than a sailor's tale of a voyage of exploration, it is a revelation of the human spirit under duress. more...