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  • Forgotten Footprintsby John Harrison

    Parthian Books 2013; US$ 7.99

    A mix of history, geography, myth, and personal truth, this book explores the Antarctic Peninsula, the South Shetland Islands, and the Weddell Sea?the most visited places in Antarctica. Filled with beautiful photographs by the author from his travels, this record offers a selection of anecdotal accounts of the merchantmen, navy men, sealers, whalers,... 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...

  • The South Poleby Captain Roald Amundsen; Roland Huntford

    Cooper Square Press 2000; US$ 28.99

    The first explorer to reach the South Pole recounts the rigors of his expedition. more...

  • A History of Antarcticaby Stephen Martin

    Rosenberg Publishing 2013; US$ 23.99

    This is a comprehensive history of Antarctica from the earliest human contact through to the present. It covers the early explorers (Polynesians), the flora and the fauna, geological features, and the amazing marine diversity. The author discusses the physical and emotional effect of Antarctica on explorers, scientists, workers and visitors. more...

  • Edge of the Worldby Charles Neider

    Cooper Square Press 2001; US$ 18.99

    Author and Antarctic explorer Neider recounts the history of expeditions to the South Pole along with his own adventure stranded on Mt. Erebus after a near-fatal helicopter crash. 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...

  • 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...

  • American Capitalsby Christian Montès

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    State capitals are an indelible part of the American psyche, spatial representations of state power and national identity. Learning them by heart is a rite of passage in grade school, a pedagogical exercise that emphasizes the importance of committing place-names to memory. But geographers have yet to analyze state capitals in any depth. In American... more...

  • Polar Geopolitics?by R. C. Powell; K. Dodds

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The polar regions (the Arctic and Antarctic) have enjoyed widespread public attention in recent years, as issues of conservation, sustainability, resource speculation and geopolitical manoeuvring have all garnered considerable international media interest. This critical collection of new and original papers - the first of its kind - offers a comprehensive... more...