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  • In the Wake of the Jomonby Jon Turk

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 24.95

    The thrilling account of an extraordinary journey in the tradition of Kon-Tiki In 1996 a 9,500-year-old skeleton was found beside the Columbia River, galvanizing anthropologists with the possibility that prehistoric humans reached North America from Asia by crossing the ocean in small open boats. In this compelling narrative, world-class kayaker... more...

  • Mountains of Madnessby John Long

    Allen & Unwin 2000; US$ 22.68

    A riveting account of a modern scientific expedition to the Antarctic. more...

  • Just Tell Them I Survivedby Dr Robin Burns

    Allen & Unwin 2001; US$ 22.68

    This collection of interviews celebrates women's participation in national and private expeditions to Antarctica. Based on 130 interviews the book ranges across the first women scientists to visit Macquarie Island in 1959, to contemporary 'winterers'. Given the extent to which men have traditionally marked out the territory, physically,... more...

  • David Harveyby Noel Castree; Derek Gregory

    Wiley 2008; US$ 92.95

    This book critically interrogates the work of David Harvey, one of the world's most influential geographers, and one of its best known Marxists. Considers the entire range of Harvey's oeuvre, from the nature of urbanism to environmental issues. Written by contributors from across the human sciences, operating with a range of critical theories. Focuses... more...

  • Alpha - Gammaby Margarethe Billerbeck; Jan Felix Gaertner; Christian Zubler; Beatrice Wyss

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 280.00

    This encyclopaedia, compiled around 530 AD,is more or less the Byzantine Encyclopaedia Britannica of the ancient world. It lists some 3,600 names of places, mountains, lakes, rivers, waters and peoples, explaining their origins and derivations. The founding legends and wealth of cultural historical information contained in it make it a source text... more...

  • Journalsby Robert Falcon Scott; Max Jones

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 8.99

    Captain Scott's own account of his tragic race with Roald Amundsen for the South Pole thrilled the world in 1913. This new edition of his Journals publishes for the first time a complete list of the changes made to Scott's original text before publication. - ;'For God's sake look after our people'. Captain Scott's harrowing... more...

  • The Last Great Questby Max Jones

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 26.99

    The story of Captain Scott's last Antarctic expedition is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told. Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Lieutenant Henry Bowers, Petty Officer Edgar Evans, Captain Lawrence Oates, and Dr Edward Wilson all died on the return trek from the South Pole, starved and frozen, only eleven miles from a supply camp. In November... more...

  • Eratosthenes' "Geography"by Eratosthenes; Duane W. Roller

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 59.95

    This is the first modern edition and first English translation of one of the earliest and most important works in the history of geography, the third-century Geographika of Eratosthenes. In this work, which for the first time described the geography of the entire inhabited world as it was then known, Eratosthenes of Kyrene (ca. 285-205 BC) invented... more...

  • Crossing Antarcticaby Will Steger; Jon Bowermaster

    Menasha Ridge Press 2010; US$ 13.95

    In March 1990, Will Steger completed what no man had ever before attempted: the crossing of Antarctica, a total of 3,700 miles, on foot. Lured by the challenge and the beauty of Earth's last great wilderness, and determined to focus the world's attention on the frozen continent now that its ecological future hangs in the balance, Steger and his International... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Explorationby Carl Waldman; Jon Cunningham; Alan Wexler

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 270.00

    A two-volume reference to the history of human exploration over land, across and under seas, and into space. Volume I: The Explorers is a "who was who" of world explorers, while Volume II: Places, Technologies, and Cultural Trends covers other significant aspects of the history of exploration. more...