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History of geography

  • 1912by Chris Turney

    Counterpoint 2012; US$ 27.00

    “The South Pole discovered? trumpeted the front page of The Daily Chronicle on March 8, 1912, marking Roald Amundsen?s triumph over the tragic Robert Scott. Yet behind all the headlines there was a much bigger story. Antarctica was awash with expeditions. In 1912, five separate teams representing the old and new world were diligently embarking on... more...

  • Across Frozen Seasby John Wilson

    Dundurn 2006; US$ 8.99

    The adventures of cabin boy David Young aboard Sir John Franklins ill-fated HMS Erebus come to modern-day Dave Young in a series of dreams. more...

  • The Adventures of Ibn Battutaby Ross E. Dunn

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Ross Dunn here recounts the great traveler's remarkable career, interpreting it within the cultural and social context of Islamic society and giving the reader both a biography of an extraordinary personality and a study of the hemispheric dimensions of human interchange in medieval times. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Antarctic Dictionaryby Bernadette Hince

    CSIRO Publishing 2000; US$ 25.95

    A complete guide to the origin and definitions of Antarctic words. more...

  • Antarctic Peninsula & Tierra del Fuego: 100 years of Swedish-Argentine scientific cooperation at the end of the worldby Jorge Rabassa; Maria Laura Borla

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 145.95

    This symposium, held in Argentina in March 2003, commemorates Otto Nordenskjöld?s 1901 expedition, and pays tribute to the Swedish and Argentinian explorers who took on the challenge of early fieldwork in Patagonia and Antarctica. This theme is extended to include recent fieldwork in the natural sciences in the Archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, the... more...

  • Antarcticaby John Stewart

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 495.00

    This second edition of the 1990 Library Journal "Best Reference" book, four years in the compiling and writing, is an exhaustive A-Z direct-entry encyclopedia of Antarctica. It doubles the first edition's entries to 30,000, covering geographical features, historical events, explorers, expeditions, airplanes, ships, scientists, scientific... more...