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  • 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...

  • Canberraby Paul Daley

    NewSouth 2012; US$ 10.96

    Canberra is a city of orphans. People arrive temporarily for work, but stay on because they discover unanticipated promise and opportunity in a city that the rest of the country loathes but can’t really do without. Daley’s Canberra begins and ends at the lake and its forgotten suburbs, traces of which can still be found on Burley Griffin’s... more...

  • Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistantby Isobel E Williams

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    <div>Edgar Evans was described by Robert Falcon Scott as 'a giant worker…an invaluable assistant'. Having joined the Royal Navy as a boy sailor at the age of 15, he rose rapidly to the rank of chief petty officer, serving with a young Scott on board HMS Majestic along the way. He took part in the Discovery Expedition of... 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.... more...

  • Deep Freezeby Dian Olson Belanger

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 21.95

    In Deep Freeze, Dian Olson Belanger tells the story of the pioneers who built viable communities, made vital scientific discoveries, and established Antarctica as a continent dedicated to peace and the pursuit of science, decades after the first explorers planted flags in the ice. In the tense 1950s, even as the world was locked in the Cold War, U.S.... more...

  • Edge of the Worldby Charles Neider

    Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    Author and Antarctic explorer Neider recounts the history of expeditions to the South Pole along with his own adventure stranded on Mt. Erebus after a near-fatal helicopter crash. more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Antarcticby Beau Riffenburgh

    Routledge 2006; US$ 425.00

    The Antarctic is unique, geographically, politically, and scientifically. Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a Treaty. This work offers information on a variety of factors, issues, and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic. 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...

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

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 66.00

    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...

  • Expedition into Empireby Martin Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Expeditionary journeys have shaped our world, but the expedition as a cultural form is rarely scrutinized. This book is the first major investigation of the conventions and social practices embedded in team-based exploration. In probing the politics of expedition making, this volume is itself a pioneering journey through the cultures of empire. With... more...