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  • Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Centuryby Gary L. Gaile; Cort J. Willmott

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 82.99 US$ 74.69

    Surveys American geographers' current research in their speciality areas and tracks trends and innovations in the subfields of geography. Based on a process of review and revision, it is both a 'state of the discipline' assessment and a topical reference. The authors were chosen by their specialty groups of the American Association of Geographers. more...

  • Bernhard Varenius (1622-1650)by

    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...

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

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 69.95 US$ 60.16

    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...

  • 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...

  • Imagining the World: Mythical Belief versus Reality in Global Encountersby O. Dathorne

    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...

  • Exposureby Joel Magarey

    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...

  • Across Frozen Seasby John Wilson

    Dundurn 2006; US$ 8.99

    The adventures of cabin boy David Young aboard Sir John Franklins ill-fated HMS Erebus come to modern-day Dave Young in a series of dreams. more...

  • Tales from the Torrid Zoneby Alexander Frater

    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...

  • Shooting Stars and Flying Fishby Nancy Knudsen

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 27.26

    A light-hearted but inspirational memoir about a remarkable couple who left behind the corporate rat-race to follow their dream of sailing around the world - a story that demonstrates the rewards of taking risks to follow one's star. more...

  • Bangkok Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2011; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...