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  • The Adventures of Ibn Battutaby Ross E. Dunn

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Ross Dunn here recounts the great traveler's remarkable career, interpreting it within the cultural and social context of Islamic society and giving the reader both a biography of an extraordinary personality and a study of the hemispheric dimensions of human interchange in medieval times. more...

  • Shackletonby Jonathan Shackleton

    The Lilliput Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    A mesmerizing new biography of explorer Ernest Shackleton, lavishly illustrated with over a hundred photographs, maps and engravings, some of them appearing in print for the first time. Eighty years after his death, the extraordinary story of Endurance South Pole expedition still holds a compelling grip on the public imagination. Trapped in drifting... more...

  • Where the Earth Endsby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2012; US$ 5.99

    'My great grandfather and grandfather sailed the Horn, in steam and diesel, out of Liverpool. I was the first generation not to sail the Horn or fight a war. Instead, I would go to the end of the world, beyond Patagonia, to Tierra del Fuego. I would do more, I would see the Horn and find lost tribes. The child in me could go even further and sail... more...

  • Forgotten Footprintsby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2012; US$ 0.99

    Forgotten Footsteps won Creative Non-Fiction Wales Book of the Year 2013. Following Wales' Book of the Year Award 2011 winning Cloud Road , comes Forgotten Footprints , a history of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and the Weddell Sea, the most visited places in Antarctica. In 12 years John has visited over 40 times and guides... more...

  • Groundwater in Ethiopiaby Seifu Kebede

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 188.11

    Updating the decades-old description of groundwater resources in Ethiopia, this exhaustive analysis deploys the latest geoscientific research in redefining our groundwater maps in Ethiopia, with implications for research across Africa as a whole. more...

  • 1912by Chris Turney

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 26.99

    The South Pole discovered” trumpeted the front page of The Daily Chronicle on March 8, 1912, marking Roald Amundsen’s triumph over the tragic Robert Scott. Yet behind all the headlines there was a much bigger story. Antarctica was awash with expeditions. In 1912, five separate teams representing the old and new world were diligently embarking on... more...

  • Walks, Tracks and Trails of New South Walesby Derrick Stone

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 41.95

    More than 140 of the best walks, tracks and trails in New South Wales, covering the best the state has to offer. more...

  • Canberraby Paul Daley

    NewSouth 2012; US$ 12.24

    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...

  • Antarctica and Back in Sixty Daysby Tim Bowden

    Allen & Unwin 1999; US$ 15.45

    Tim Bowden's account of his journeys to the Antarctic combine adventure, exploration, social history, human endeavour and humour in the most isolated continent on earth. more...

  • Antarcticaby David Day

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    For centuries it was suspected that there must be an undiscovered continent in the southern hemisphere. But explorers failed to find one. On his second voyage to the Pacific, Captain Cook sailed further south than any of his rivals but still failed to sight land. It was not until 1820 that the continent's frozen coast was finally sighted. Territorial... more...