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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95

    The Age of Discovery 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 established links with Africa, Asia and the Americas. This book examines the main motivations behind the voyages and discusses the developments in navigation... more...

  • Alone in Antarcticaby Felicity Aston

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 26.00

    In the whirling noise of our advancing technological age, we are seemingly never alone, never out-of-touch with the barrage of electronic data and information. Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took two months off from all human contact as she became the first woman -- and only the third person in history – to ski across the entire continent... 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...

  • National 4 & 5 Geography: Global Issuesby Calvin Clarke

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 19.18

    Cover every base with the complete resource for National 4 & 5 Geography endorsed by SQA!. One of a three-book series, this title offers detailed, comprehensive and rigorous coverage of four of the global issues in National 4 and 5 Geography. - Ensure understanding with end-of-chapter questions for each topic at N4 and N5 levels. - Promote Active Learning... more...

  • Lost Statesby Michael J. Trinklein

    Quirk Books 2014; US$ 19.99

    Everyone knows the fifty nifty united states?but what about the hundreds of other statehood proposals that never came to pass? Lost States is a tribute to such great unrealized dreams as West Florida, Texlahoma, Montezuma, Rough and Ready, and Yazoo. Some of these states came remarkably close to joining the Union. Others never had a chance. Many... 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...

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

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 42.68

    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...

  • Shackletonby Michael Smith

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 30.00

    An extraordinary character and one of history?s great explorers, Ernest Shackleton pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago, becoming the dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. A restless adventurer from an Irish background, he joined the Empire?s... more...

  • In Shackleton's Footstepsby Henry Worsley

    Lyons Press 2011; US$ 23.99

    On the 29th of October 1908, a party of four men, led by Ernest Shackleton, set out to be the first to reach the South Pole. Three months later, their mission was in ruins and they faced certain death if they carried on. Just 97 miles from the South Pole, Shackleton turned back. more...

  • The Silence Callingby Tim Bowden

    Allen & Unwin 1999; US$ 64.88

    The Silence Calling is a fascinating and often moving account of the work and life of Australians in Antarctica. It traces the development of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition (ANARE) from the first day the Australian flag was raised on Australia's remote Southern Ocean outpost of Heard Island on Boxing Bay 1947 up to the... more...