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  • Annapurnaby Maurice Herzog; Joe Simpson

    Random House 2010; US$ 17.58

    One of the great works of mountaineering literature WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOE SIMPSON In 1950, no mountain higher than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed. Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club resolved to try. This is the enthralling story of the first conquest of Annapurna and the harrowing descent. With breathtaking... more...

  • Southby Ernest Shackleton

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 2.99

    This astonishing memoir of Shackleton's final voyage explores courage, tenacity and unflagging hope in the face of adversity. South remains one of the greatest adventures of the twentieth century. more...

  • The Invisible Hookby Peter T. Leeson

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior.... more...

  • These Chivalrous Brothersby David Sunderland

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    The story of the 1882 Palmer Sinai Expedition, a spying and terrorist mission that ended in the murder of its participants and was one of the great cause célčbre of the nineteenth century. more...

  • Written in the Ruinsby Paul Chiasson

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 11.99

    Written in the Ruins investigates the ruins at St. Peters, in the southern part of Cape Breton Island, where amazing evidence supports a wild theory that could answer all the questions raised by the island?s curious, unresolved history: was it settled by the Chinese long before Europeans arrived? 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...

  • Das Memellandby Hermann Pölking

    be.bra verlag 2013; US$ 16.21

    Das Memelland war immer eine Region, in der Deutsche, Litauer, Kuren, Russen, Polen und viele andere aufeinander trafen. Hermann Pölking nimmt den Leser mit auf eine Reise durch die Geschichte dieser europäischen Sehnsuchtslandschaft. Im Vordergrund stehen jeweils Orte, an denen heute noch die Vergangenheit spürbar wird: Von Nimmersatt, dem einst nördlichsten... more...

  • Gunpowder, Treason and Plotby Lettice Cooper

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    On the fifth of November every year, children all over England delightedly light bonfires, swish sparklers and gobble toffee apples in celebration of Bonfire Night, and the death of Guy Fawkes. But what really happened on the night of the Fifth of November, 1605, when the plot to blow up King and Parliament was discovered? And what led up to so... more...

  • Life on the Plains and among the Diggingsby Alonzo Delano

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    During the California gold rush, 300,000 prospectors flocked to California in the hopes of making it rich. Among them was Alonzo Delano, who set out alone at the age of forty-two, leaving his family behind in Illinois, both to seek out new opportunity and because of a doctor?s prescription for a western climate to help cure a lung ailment. He was,... more...

  • The Malaspina Expedition 1789?1794by Carlos Novi; Dr Felipe Fernández-Armesto; Mr Andrew David; Professor Glyndwr Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Among the voyages of exploration and surveying in the late 18th century, that of Alejandro Malaspina best represents the high ideals and scientific interests of the Enlightenment. Italian-born, Malaspina entered the Spanish navy in 1774. In September 1788 he and fellow-officer José Bustamante submitted a plan to the Ministry of Marine for a voyage... more...