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History of geography

  • 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...

  • Asien und Europa im Mittelalterby Folker Reichert

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 62.25

    Asien und Europa standen immer in einem spannungsreichen Verhältnis zueinander. Galt der Osten als das irdische Paradies, als Quelle des Lichts und Ursprung allen Reichtums, erwartete Europa von dort zugleich das Ende der Geschichte. Vieles sprach dafür, im asiatischen Kontinent nicht nur eine weitere und größere Welt, sondern auch eine faszinierende,... more...

  • Shackletonby Michael Smith

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 30.00

    An extraordinary character and one of history?s great explorers, Ernest Shackleton pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago, becoming the dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. A restless adventurer from an Irish background, he joined the Empire?s... 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...

  • 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...

  • The True Geography of Our Countryby Joel Kovarsky

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    A philosopher, architect, astronomer, and polymath, Thomas Jefferson lived at a time when geography was considered the "mother of all sciences." Although he published only a single printed map, Jefferson was also regarded as a geographer, owing to his interest in and use of geographic and cartographic materials during his many careers?attorney, farmer,... more...

  • Lost Statesby Michael J. Trinklein

    Quirk Books 2014; US$ 3.99

    Everyone knows the fifty nifty united states?but what about the hundreds of other statehood proposals that never came to pass? Lost States is a tribute to such great unrealized dreams as West Florida, Texlahoma, Montezuma, Rough and Ready, and Yazoo. Some of these states came remarkably close to joining the Union. Others never had a chance. Many... more...

  • Polar Geopolitics?by R. C. Powell; K. Dodds

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    The polar regions (the Arctic and Antarctic) have enjoyed widespread public attention in recent years, as issues of conservation, sustainability, resource speculation and geopolitical manoeuvring have all garnered considerable international media interest. This critical collection of new and original papers - the first of its kind - offers a comprehensive... more...

  • geography since second world warby Ron Johnston; Paul Claval

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    The discipline of geography has undergone much change and growth in recent years. With growth has come diversity. Before 1945 there were differences between countries in the emphases on subject matter and research approach, although these were all related closely to three main ?models? ? French, German and American. Since then, the relative importance... more...

  • The Makers of Modern Geographyby Robert E. Dickinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This book examines the works of the outstanding makers of modern geography and demonstrates the consistency of idea and purpose in their work. Geography as an explicitly defined field of knowledge is more than two thousand years old, but as a university subject, geography is only 150 years old, and in this period it has developed hugely. This study... more...