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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Vermessung der Oikumeneby Klaus Geus; Michael Rathmann

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00

    This collection presents major portions of a Berlin conference on ancient geography. The volume is devoted to questions about the shape and size of the Greco-Roman Oecumene, including its boundaries and internal structure. Building upon on analysis of different literary genres, the articles contained in this volume help to unite dispersed and fragmentary... 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...

  • Antarcticaby David Day

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 24.99

    Since the first British, American, and Russian ships sighted the Antarctic coastline in 1820, the frozen continent has captured the world's imagination. David Day's biography of Antarctica describes in fascinating detail every aspect of this vast land's history: the exploration, scientific investigation, and geopolitics of the continent,... more...

  • The Map of Africa by Treatyby Sir E. Hertslet

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    First published in 1895, this is a guide to the stages and bargains by which the present African frontiers have been created. more...

  • The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600by David Arnold

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95

    This book explores one of the most dramatic features of the late medieval and early modern period: when voyagers from Western Europe led by Spain and Portugal set out across the world and set up links with Africa, Asia and the Americas. 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...