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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 11.99
On 14 December 1911, the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first human beings to reach the South Pole, just over a month before Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. He had already led the first expedition to traverse the North West Passage, and would go on to lead the first successful attempt to cross the Arctic... more...
- Counterpoint 2011; US$ 25.99
Through the eyes of the men involved, Meredith Hooper recounts one of the greatest tales of adventure and endurance, which has often been overshadowed by the tragedy that befell Scott. Their tents were torn, their food was nearly finished, and the ship had failed to pick them up as planned. Gale-force winds blew, bitter with the cold of approaching... more...
- OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 12.99
Denis McCarthy's highly engaging account of biogeography shows how two great theories - evolution and plate tectonics - explained the pattern of life on Earth. It is a story of elephant birds and pygmy mammoths, and the gradual acceptance of radical new ideas demonstrating that life and powerful physical forces constantly reshape our planet. more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 9.97
Part memoir, part travelogue, Tales From the Torrid Zone is rooted in Alex Frater's birthplace, the tiny tropical republic of Vanuatu where his father ran its hospital and his mother, in her front garden, built its first school. From this obscure South Seas group he ranges over the hot, wet, beautiful swathe of the world that has haunted him ever... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99
Petty Officer Edgar Evans was Captain?s Scott?s ?giant worker? and his ?invaluable assistant?. He went with Scott on both the British Antarctic Expeditions of the early 1900s ? the ?Discovery? expedition of 1901 and the ?Terra Nova? expedition in 1910 ? distinguishing himself on both. In 1903, with Scott, Edgar made the first long and arduous sortie... more...
- Trinity University Press 2011; US$ 34.99
How does the human mind transform space into place, or land into landscape? For more than three decades, William L. Fox has looked at empty landscapes and the role of the arts to investigate the way humans make sense of space. In Terra Antarctica, Fox continues this line of inquiry as he travels to the Antarctic, the largest and most extreme desert... more...