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  • 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...

  • Blazing Iceby John H. Wright

    Potomac Books Inc. 2012; US$ 29.95

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

  • Canberraby Paul Daley

    NewSouth 2012; US$ 13.14

    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...

  • Heart of the Heroby Kari Herbert

    Saraband 2013; US$ 11.65

    Fascinating and hugely enjoyable' –Sir Ranulph Fiennes. 'Heart of the Hero' gives a compelling insight into the lives of some of the world?s most famous explorers, through the eyes of the women who inspired them to achieve great things. Author Kari Herbert explores the unpredictable, often heartbreaking stories of seven remarkable women who were indispensable... 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...

  • Flaws in the Ice: in search of Douglas Mawsonby David Day

    Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 24.99

    In Flaws in the Ice , prize-winning historian David Day searches for the real Douglas Mawson. After travelling south on his own six-week odyssey to the Antarctic, the author answers the difficult questions about Mawson that have hitherto lain buried ? from questions about his intimate relationship with Lady Scott, and his leadership of the ill-fated... more...

  • The Indian Ocean in World Historyby Edward A. Alpers

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 17.99

    The Indian Ocean remains the least studied of the world's geographic regions. Yet there have been major cultural exchanges across its waters and around its shores from the third millennium B.C.E. to the present day. Historian Edward A. Alpers explores the complex issues involved in cultural exchange in the Indian Ocean Rim region over the course... more...

  • Travel and Travellers of the Middle Agesby Arthur Newton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 430.00

    Originally published between 1920 and 1970, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of... more...

  • Reinterpreting Explorationby Dane Kennedy

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 21.99

    Exploration was a central and perhaps defining aspect of the West's encounters with other peoples and lands. Rather than reproduce celebratory narratives of individual heroism and national glory, this volume focuses on exploration's instrumental role in shaping a European sense of exceptionalism and its iconic importance in defining the terms... more...