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  • 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$ 44.00

    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...

  • Shackletonby Jonathan Shackleton

    The Lilliput Press 2012; US$ 14.57

    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...

  • Call of the Whiteby Felicity Aston

    Summersdale 2012; US$ 9.99

    An inspirational account of eight women on one very unique expedition   Felicity Aston challenged women in many countries, asking if they could ski to the South Pole, as she set out to create the most international all-female expedition ever to the Pole. The team would not be experienced explorers but "ordinary" women who want to inspire others... more...

  • Where the Earth Endsby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2012; US$ 7.28

    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...

  • Forgotten Footprintsby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2012; US$ 14.58

    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... 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...

  • 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...