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- OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 11.99
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...
- The Floating Press 1919; US$ 7.99
When Sir Henry Ernest Shackleton was beaten to the South Pole in 1912, he decided to trek across the continent via the pole instead. Before his ship even reached the continent it was crushed in pack ice. Shackleton managed to bring his entire team home by his masterful leadership through a series of incredible events. He has become a cult figure and... more...
- 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...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 69.95 US$ 63.65
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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99
How the passport developed as a document speaks to migration studies, diplomatic and legal history, and, more generally, to those interested in the history and development of surveillance technologies. Craig Robertson explains how Americans learned to document an identity, who can establish such an identity, and to what purpose such an identity can... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 84.00
This is a study of the manner in which certain mythical notions of the world become accepted as fact. Dathorne shows how particular European concepts such as El Dorado, the Fountain of Youth, a race of Amazons, and monster (including cannibal) images were first associated with the Orient. After the New World encounter they were repositioned to North... more...
- Wakefield Press 2009; US$ 7.99
Travel adventure, love story and tracicomedy, Exposure is about wanting too much, choosing too little, and how a person can spend three weeks solid in Los Angeles buying a sleeping bag.Joel Magarey's life would be fine if not for one thing - his brain. Prey to strange compulsions and grandiose visions, 25-year-old Joel abandons Australia, his job... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
Alexander Frater was born to a family of Scottish expatriates on the tiny island of Irikiki in the South Seas. Following his dreams of being a writer, Frater left home, but the call of the tropics compelled him to return again and again. Join him as he dines with the Queen of Tonga; makes his way through two civil wars; visits the spots where surfing... more...