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  • The Blind Man of Hoyby Red Szell

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2015; US$ 10.19

    ‘From the moment I watched a documentary of Chris Bonington and Tom Patey climb the perpendicular flanks of the Old Man of Hoy I knew that my life would not be complete until I had followed in their footholds.  That was in 1983 when I was thirteen.  Within months I was tackling my first crags and dreaming of standing atop Europe?s tallest sea stack... more...

  • Sailing Alone Around the Worldby Joshua Slocum

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    As the first person to ever complete a single-handed circumnavigation of the globe, Joshua Slocum recounts his pioneering feat in Sailing Alone Around the World (1899), an engaging memoir of his adventures aboard the sloop Spray . An immediate success, the book has inspired countless later travelers. Slocum, a master of understating his achievements,... more...

  • A Voyage Round the World, Volume 1by James Holman

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    The Blind Traveler , James Holman, was a British adventurer who undertook a number of lone journeys unprecedented through history in their distance and methodology. Not only was Holman rendered totally blind from the age of 25, he also suffered from severe pain and restricted mobility. He was a pioneer of "human echolocation", using the sound... more...

  • Following the Equatorby Mark Twain

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Following the Equator is an account by Mark Twain of his travels through the British Empire in 1895. He chose his route for opportunities to lecture on the English language and recoup his finances, impoverished due to a failed investment. He recounts and criticizes the racism, imperialism and missionary zeal he encountered on his travels - and all... more...

  • Vilhjalmur Stefanssonby Tom Henighan

    Dundurn Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    Born in Manitoba of Icelandic parents, Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879?1962) became one of Canada's most famous and controversial Arctic explorers. After graduate studies in anthropology at Harvard University, Stefansson lived with and studied Inuit in the Mackenzie River Delta in the Northwest Territories in the winter of 1906?07. In two subsequent expeditions... more...

  • Paris Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • The Pirates' Who's Whoby Philip Gosse

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Can't get enough of high-seas adventure? Dip into this fascinating biographical record of some of the most scandalous scallywags history has ever known. This exhaustively researched volume provides details about the hard-lived lives -- and ignominious deaths -- of the most infamous pirates. more...

  • Polyphone Herrschermessen (1500?1650): Kontext und Symbolizitätby Andrea Ammendola

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 45.30

    Huldigungstexte für weltliche Herrscher in sakrale Messvertonungen zu integrieren, erscheint auf den ersten Blick als Widerspruch. Tatsächlich aber war für Komponisten der Renaissance gerade die Messe als ?liturgischste? aller Gattungen für Formen der Herrscherhuldigung besonders attraktiv. Diese Studie bietet erstmals eine systematische Untersuchung... more...

  • Caught in the Currentby Jay Bookman

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    Science tells us what is. Technology tells us what can be. But neither can tell us what ought to be. As a science and technology journalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jay Bookman has witnessed some of the most remarkable and exciting advances in human history-supercomputers, cyborgs, genetic engineering. Like the rest of us, though,... more...

  • Asien und Europa im Mittelalterby Folker Reichert

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 54.37

    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...