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  • Expedition into Empireby Martin Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Landscapes and Landforms of South Africaby Stefan Grab; Jasper Knight

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 129.00

    This book details the process origins and environmental significance of prominent landscapes in South Africa, including the Blyde River Canyon, Augrabies Falls and the Orange River, the Kalahari desert landscape, rocky coasts and alluvial river systems. more...

  • The Travels of Ibn Battuta, A.D. 1325-1354by H.A.R. Gibb

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 69.95

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  • The Travels of Ibn Battuta, A.D. 1325-1354by H.A.R. Gibb

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 69.95

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  • From Ice Floes to Battlefieldsby Anne Strathie

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    February 1912: Harry Pennell and his Terra Nova shipmates land on Antarctica hoping to celebrate Scott's conquest of the Pole. Forced by ice to leave before Scott returns, they arrive in New Zealand to find that Amundsen reached the Pole in December 1911. Back in Antarctica in January 1913, they learn Scott and his party died on the return journey.... 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$ 99.00

    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...