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  • The Indian Ocean in World Historyby Edward A. Alpers

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    The Indian Ocean in World History explores the cultural exchanges that took place in this region from ancient to modern times. Alpers explores themes including diasporas, creolisation, and identity, focusing on identity and cultural retention/transformation as exemplified by language, popular religion, music, dance, art and architecture, and social... more...

  • Reinterpreting Explorationby Dane Kennedy

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    This book provides a fresh and accessible introduction to recent debates about European exploration's role in the making of the modern world. It challenges celebratory narratives of exploration, concentrating instead on its contribution to imperial and scientific agendas and its dependence on indigenous agents. more...

  • Strabo of Amasiaby Daniela Dueck

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Strabo of Amasia offers an intellectual biography of Strabo, a Greek man of letters, set against the political and cultural background of Augustan Rome. It offers the first full-scale interpretation of the man and his life in English. It emphasises the place and importance of Strabo's Geography and of geography itself within these intellectual... more...

  • Antarcticaby Paul Simpson-Housley

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 210.00

    A scene so wildly and awfully desolate...it cannot fail to impress me with gloomy thoughts" - so Scott perceived the stark Antarctic landscape in 1905. Antarctica traces images of the continent from early invented maps of Terra Australis Incognita up to Amundsen's arrival at 90 degrees South. Approaching Antarctica from sea and then land, the... more...

  • Changing Trends in Antarctic Researchby A. Elzinga

    Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 86.17

    The core of this volume is a report from a symposium held at the University of Goteborg in the Fall of 1991. It deals with the interplay of science and politics and how^ such interplay affects research agendas. The focus is on polar research in Antarctica, a continent that has been much in the news during the past couple of years. It gives me particular... more...

  • In the Wake of the Jomonby Jon Turk

    McGraw-Hill Education 2005; US$ 19.00

    The thrilling account of an extraordinary journey in the tradition of Kon-Tiki In 1996 a 9,500-year-old skeleton was found beside the Columbia River, galvanizing anthropologists with the possibility that prehistoric humans reached North America from Asia by crossing the ocean in small open boats. In this compelling narrative, world-class kayaker... more...

  • Journalsby Robert Falcon Scott; Max Jones

    OUP Oxford 2006; US$ 11.99

    Captain Scott's own account of his tragic race with Roald Amundsen for the South Pole thrilled the world in 1913. This new edition of his Journals publishes for the first time a complete list of the changes made to Scott's original text before publication. more...

  • The Entire Earth and Skyby Leslie C Roberts

    University of Nebraska Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    More than a distant continent, Antarctica is a land of the imagination, shaping and shaped for centuries by explorers, adventurers, scientists, and dreamers. The Entire Earth and Sky conjures all these ideas and interweaves them with the experience and history of Antarctica, balancing the reality of the frigid outpost populated by a ragtag alliance... more...

  • The Antarctic Dictionaryby Bernadette Hince

    CSIRO Publishing 2000; US$ 25.95

    A complete guide to the origin and definitions of Antarctic words. more...

  • Tropical Visions in an Age of Empireby Felix Driver; Luciana Martins

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 37.00

    The contrast between the temperate and the tropical is one of the most enduring themes in the history of the Western geographical imagination. Caught between the demands of experience and representation, documentation and fantasy, travelers in the tropics have often treated tropical nature as a foil to the temperate, to all that is civilized, modest,... more...