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  • The Invention of Natureby Andrea Wulf

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.00

    The acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural world?and in the process created modern environmentalism. NATIONAL BEST SELLER One of the  New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times... more...

  • The Lost City of Zby David Grann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    This  New York Times  bestseller is soon to be a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, and Robert Pattinson and directed by James Gray.   In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find... more...

  • Bataviaby Peter FitzSimons

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 24.57

    Batavia is the greatest story in Australia's history and history comes to life with Peter Fitzsimons. The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world's first corporation, the brutality of colonisation, the battle of good vs evil, the derring-do of sea-faring adventure, mutiny, ship-wreck, love, lust, blood-lust,... more...

  • Ships, Clocks, and Starsby Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 34.99

    A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve ?the longitude problem,? the question of how to determine a ship?s position at sea?and one that changed the history of mankind. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest... more...

  • Three Miles Downby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 19.99

    James Hamilton-Paterson describes Three Miles Down (first published in 1998) as 'the account of a treasure hunt in 1995 which I joined as the expedition's chronicler. A group of Britons had chartered the Russian oceanographic ship, the Mstislav Keldysh, to look for the wrecks of two vessels sunk in the Atlantic in the Second World War... Both were... more...

  • Voices from the Titanicby Geoff Tibballs

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 7.99

    The graphic, first-hand story of the first voyage and disastrous sinking of RMS Titanic - told by the survivors themselves. The story of the sinking of the great liner, Titanic, has been told countless times since that fateful night on 14th April 1912 by historians, novelists and film producers alike, but no account is as graphic or revealing as... more...

  • Coconut Chaosby Diana Souhami

    Quercus 2012; US$ 12.99

    At dawn on 27 April 1789 Fletcher Christian, master's mate on HMS Bounty, took a coconut to quench his thirst from the supply on the quarterdeck. This seemingly insignificant act resulted in mutiny, chaos and a chain of events that leads right up to the present day. With a story driven by hazardous and extraordinary sea voyages and a cast that includes... more...

  • Baudin, Napoleon and the Exploration of Australiaby Nicole Starbuck

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    This is the first in-depth study of the sojourn in Sydney made by Nicolas Baudin?s scientific expedition to Australia in 1802. Starbuck focuses on the reconstruction of the voyage during the expedition?s stay in colonial Sydney and how this sheds new light on our understanding of French society, politics and science in the era of Bonaparte. more...

  • Race and Identity in the Tasman World, 1769?1840by Rachel Standfield

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    British imperial encounters with indigenous cultures created perceptions and stereotypes that still persist today. The initial creation of racial images in relation to violence had particular consequences for land ownership. Standfield examines these differences and how they occurred. more...

  • Treasures of the Spanish Mainby John Christopher Fine

    Lyons Press 2006; US$ 28.99

    A fascinating account of shipwrecks and the harrowing attempts to recover their sunken treasure. more...