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History of geography

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Age of Discovery, 1400-1600by David Arnold

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95

    This book explores one of the most dramatic features of the late medieval and early modern period: when voyagers from Western Europe led by Spain and Portugal set out across the world and set up links with Africa, Asia and the Americas. 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...

  • Alone in Antarcticaby Felicity Aston

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2013; US$ 9.99

    What would it feel like to be out there alone in that empty vastness? Just before midnight on 24 November 2011, Felicity is left completely alone on the coast of Antarctica. The isolation is instant and devastating. Only three people in the world have crossed Antarctica alone. The first two were men and both Norwegian. At the age of 34, British woman... more...

  • Extreme Europeby Stephen Barber

    Reaktion Books 2004; US$ 25.00

    Extreme Europe explores the urban extremes of Europe in their cultural, physical, geographical and mythical dimensions, considering the history and visual culture of Europe in the decade after the fall of the Berlin Wall. 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...

  • Science into Policyby Paul Arthur Berkman

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 79.95

    Science into Policy: Global Lessons from Antarctica reveals a unique model for integrating Earth system science with environmental and resource policies to balance economic, governmental, and societal interests. Since the International Geophysical Year in 1957-1958, scientific investigation has fostered international cooperation and the rational... more...

  • Alpha - Gammaby Margarethe Billerbeck; Jan Felix Gaertner; Christian Zubler; Beatrice Wyss

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 280.00

    This encyclopaedia, compiled around 530 AD,is more or less the Byzantine Encyclopaedia Britannica of the ancient world. It lists some 3,600 names of places, mountains, lakes, rivers, waters and peoples, explaining their origins and derivations. The founding legends and wealth of cultural historical information contained in it make it a source text... more...

  • Roald Amundsenby Tor Bomann-Larsen

    The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86

    On 14 December 1911, the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first human beings to reach the South Pole, just over a month before Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova expedition. He had already led the first expedition to traverse the North West Passage, and would go on to lead the first successful attempt to cross the... more...