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History of geography

  • Bernhard Varenius (1622-1650)by

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Bernhard Varenius' books influenced the history of science in such a way that Isaac Newton, Alexander von Humboldt and Tsar Peter the Great all referred to him. Varenius wrote the first comprehensive description of Japan ("Descriptio regni Japoniae," 1649) from a European perspective, exclusively based on a diversity of sources. But the... more...

  • Landscapes and Landforms of South Africaby

    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 Indian Ocean in World Historyby Edward A. Alpers

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 12.99

    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

    The Age of Discovery 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 established links with Africa, Asia and the Americas. This book examines the main motivations behind the voyages and discusses the developments in navigation... more...

  • Alone in Antarcticaby Felicity Aston

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 26.00

    In the whirling noise of our advancing technological age, we are seemingly never alone, never out-of-touch with the barrage of electronic data and information. Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took two months off from all human contact as she became the first woman -- and only the third person in history – to ski across the entire continent... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...