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  • Voyages of the Discoveryby Ann Savours

    Seaforth Publishing 2013; US$ 15.00

    Discovery was built for Captain Scott's first Antarctic expedition of 1901-04 and was launched more than 100 years ago in 1901, at Dundee. She had a long and intriguing career before her final voyage back there in 1986; this book tells the story of that chequered history.Despite a number of expeditions to the Southern Ocean during the nineteenth... more...

  • Ordeal by Iceby Rorke Bryan

    Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 42.00

    Surrounded by hazardous seas and pitiless ice, Antarctica was first sighted by Europeans less than three centuries ago. Since then, hundreds of ships have voyaged around that continent, challenged by poorly charted waters, storms, pack ice, icebergs and disease. This comprehensive and richly illustrated book tells the story of these ships and the expeditions... more...

  • Flaws in the Iceby David Day

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Douglas Mawson  was determined to make his mark on Antarctica as no other explorer had done before him. What really happened on the ice has been buried for a century.  Flaws in the Ice  is the untold true story of Douglas Mawson?s 1911-1914 Antarctic Expedition, mistakenly hailed for a century as a courageous survival story from the Heroic... more...

  • The Franz Josef Land Archipelagoby E. B. Baldwin

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 49.95

    Franz Josef Land is a forbidding place, isolated by geography and history. Lying above the Arctic Circle in the northernmost province of Russia, this remote series of islands was only discovered by Westerners in 1873, and remains little known today. A few intrepid explorers ventured there in the late 19th century as a stepping-stone in attempts to... more...

  • Deep Freezeby Dian Olson Belanger

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 21.95

    In Deep Freeze, Dian Olson Belanger tells the story of the pioneers who built viable communities, made vital scientific discoveries, and established Antarctica as a continent dedicated to peace and the pursuit of science, decades after the first explorers planted flags in the ice. In the tense 1950s, even as the world was locked in the Cold War, U.S.... 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...

  • The Place of Geographyby Tim Unwin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 88.95

    The Place of Geography is designed to provide a readable and yet challenging account of the emergence of gepgraphy as an academic discipline. It has three particular aims: it seeks to trace the development of geography back to its formal roots in classical antiquity; provides an interpretation of the changes that have taken place in geographical... more...

  • Travel & Travellers Middle Agesby Newton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 295.00

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Eratosthenes' "Geography"by Eratosthenes; Duane W. Roller

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 59.95

    This is the first modern edition and first English translation of one of the earliest and most important works in the history of geography, the third-century Geographika of Eratosthenes. In this work, which for the first time described the geography of the entire inhabited world as it was then known, Eratosthenes of Kyrene (ca. 285-205 BC) invented... more...

  • Expedition into Empireby Martin Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Expeditionary journeys have shaped our world, but the expedition as a cultural form is rarely scrutinized. This book is the first major investigation of the conventions and social practices embedded in team-based exploration. In probing the politics of expedition making, this volume is itself a pioneering journey through the cultures of empire. With... more...