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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 44.69

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Strabo's Cultural Geographyby Daniela Dueck; Hugh Lindsay; Sarah Pothecary

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 35.00

    Wide-ranging 2005 exploration of Strabo's Geography by an international team of scholars. more...