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  • Southby Ernest Henry Shackleton

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 7.99

    When Sir Henry Ernest Shackleton was beaten to the South Pole in 1912, he decided to trek across the continent via the pole instead. Before his ship even reached the continent it was crushed in pack ice. Shackleton managed to bring his entire team home by his masterful leadership through a series of incredible events. He has become a cult figure and... more...

  • North-East to Muscovyby Kit Mayers

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    In 1553 and 1556 the Devon-born sea captain Stephen Borough was given the task of finding a north-east passage to China to open up new trading links between Britain and the East. more...

  • Arctic Labyrinthby Glyn Williams

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    For centuries British navigators dreamt of finding the Northwest Passage - the route over the top of North America that would open up the fabulous wealth of Asia to British merchants. We know now that, while several such passages exist, during the period of the search by sailing vessels they were choked by impassable ice. But this knowledge was slowly... more...

  • Spiceby Jack Turner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    A brilliant, original history of the spice trade?and the appetites that fueled it. It was in search of the fabled Spice Islands and their cloves that Magellan charted the first circumnavigation of the globe. Vasco da Gama sailed the dangerous waters around Africa to India on a quest for Christians?and spices. Columbus sought gold and pepper but found... more...

  • Shackleton's Whiskyby Neville Peat

    Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 31.12

    A vivid account of Ernest Shackleton's 1907 Antarctic Expedition, and the cases of Mackinlay's single malt whisky that he left behind. The incredible tale of Antarctica, malt whisky and an epic journey. Sir Ernest Shackleton's world fame is founded on the Endurance expedition of 1914-17, an attempt to cross the Antarctic continent that was foiled... more...

  • Into the Wildby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 15.45

    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREJon Krakauer's classic account of a gifted young man who chose literally to walk away from his life.By examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man who, in 1992, walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon... more...

  • Who Discovered America?by Gavin Menzies; Ian Hudson

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Greatly expanding on his blockbuster 1421 , distinguished historian Gavin Menzies uncovers the complete untold history of how mankind came to the Americas?offering new revelations and a radical rethinking of the accepted historical record in Who Discovered America? The iconoclastic historian?s magnum opus, Who Discovered America? calls into... more...

  • Trails of the Pathfindersby George Bird Grinnell

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    This book charts the heroic age of exploration and travel in the American West. It considers the great pathfinders and explorers: Alexander Henry, Alexander Mackenzie, Lewis and Clark, Zebulon Pike, Ross Cox, Thomas Farnham, John Fremont, and more. more...

  • In the Lena Deltaby George W. Melville

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    In the Lena Delta is the story of the U.S. explorer and naval engineer, George Melville, who led an expedition that found the remains of Lieutanant G.W. De Long and his party from his previous expedition on the Jeannette. In July of 1879, as chief engineer, Melville set sail with De Long from San Francisco on the Jeannette through the Bering Strait,... more...

  • Incomparable Captain Cadellby John Nicholson

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 27.22

    In an age when exploration was at its peak, Francis Cadell?s career reads like the quintessential boy?s own adventure. Born and raised on the Leith waterfront into a large family of ambitious achievers, he was lured early to a life on the high seas. In 1836 at the age of fourteen, he sailed to China where he ran supplies and ammunition to the besieged... more...