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  • Tales from the Torrid Zoneby Alexander Frater

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 8.28

    A wonderful new book - part travelogue, part memoir - from author of the bestselling BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON and CHASING THE MONSOON. A wonderful new book - part travelogue, part memoir - from author of the bestselling BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON and CHASING THE MONSOON. more...

  • Die "Geographie" des Ptolemaios im Spiegel der griechischen Handschriftenby Renate Burri

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    The present volume taps into the heretofore scarcely leveraged potential offered by a codicological and paleographic approach to reconstruct the history of Ptolemy?s Geography. The author presents many of the work?s manuscripts for the first time, and also provides a number of illuminating insights about the history of the reception of Ptolemy?s Geography. more...

  • Terra Antarcticaby William Fox

    Trinity University Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • Voyagesby Gordon Miller

    D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    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...

  • The Adventures of Ibn Battutaby Ross E. Dunn

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Groundwater in Ethiopiaby Seifu Kebede

    Springer 2012; US$ 179.00

    This book provides a comprehensive description of groundwater resources in Ethiopia and its various dimensions (groundwater as resource, environmental functions, and socioeconomics). The prevailing knowledge of groundwater resources in Ethiopia (or elsewhere in Sub Saharan Africa) was based on geological and stratigraphic framework known nearly four... more...

  • Blazing Iceby John H. Wright

    Potomac Books Inc. 2012; US$ 29.95

    Antarctica like you've never seen it before more...

  • 1912by Chris Turney

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 27.00

    “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$ 14.46

    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...