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- D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 43.99
From the mid-fifteenth to mid-eighteenth centuries, the driving force behind world exploration was Europe's growing passion for the luxuries of life and for discovering the uncharted territories that provided these luxuries. We know the shape of the world today because ships, driven by wind and human muscle, were navigated into every last bay and... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Parthian Books 2012; US$ 9.99
John Harrison's great grandfather and grandfather sailed the Horn, in steam and diesel, out of Liverpool. John was the first generation not to sail the Horn or fight a war. Instead, he would go to the end of the world, beyond Patagonia, to Tierra del Fuego, find lost tribes, sail the waters of Coleridge's albatross and sit on Robinson Crusoe's imaginary... more...
- Parthian Books 2012; US$ 0.99
Forgotten Footprints tells the story of the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands and the Weddell Sea: the most visited places in Antarctica. In 12 years John Harrison has visited the Antarctic over 40 times, where he works as a guide and lectures on adventure cruise ships. Here he offers a selection of highly readable anecdotal accounts of the... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 172.27
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...
- 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...
- NewSouth 2012; US$ 11.93
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 cant really do without. Daleys Canberra begins and ends at the lake and its forgotten suburbs, traces of which can still be found on Burley Griffins... more...