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  • Scott of the Antarcticby David Crane

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    Historian David Crane, with full access to the explorer?s papers, diaries, and expedition records, gives us an illuminating portrait of Robert Falcon Scott that is more nuanced and balanced than any we have had before. In reassessing Scott?s life, Crane is able to provide a fresh perspective on not only the Discovery expedition of 1901?4 and the... 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...

  • The Passport in Americaby Craig Robertson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 17.99

    In today's world of constant identification checks, it's difficult to recall that there was ever a time when "proof of identity" was not a part of everyday life. And as anyone knows who has ever lost a passport, or let one expire on the eve of international travel, the passport has become an indispensable document. But how and why... more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 114.00

    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$ 9.95

    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...