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  • Bird Dreamby Matt Higgins

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?[P]erversely entertaining... In a truly intoxicating read that was hard to put down, Matt Higgins has managed to make real a world about as far removed from daily life as it gets.? -- Daily Beast "Matt Higgins cracks open this astonishingly dangerous sport and captures the spectacular adrenaline surges it delivers."... 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...

  • Iberian Visions of the Pacific Ocean, 1507-1899by Rainer Buschmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    In this work, Buschmann incorporates neglected Spanish visions into the European perceptions of the emerging Pacific world. The book argues that Spanish diplomats and intellectuals attempted to create an intellectual link between the Americas and the Pacific Ocean. more...

  • Coconut Chaosby Diana Souhami

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Moving between fact and fiction, past and present, this dizzyingly inventive novel reimagines the story of the Mutiny on the Bounty It started with a coconut . . .   In the early hours of April 27, 1789, Fletcher Christian, master?s mate on the HMS Bounty , took a coconut from a pile on the quarterdeck. This random, seemingly inconsequential... more...

  • Into the Wildby Jon Krakauer

    Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 14.54

    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...

  • Longitudeby Dava Sobel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong. more...

  • Scott And Amundsenby Roland Huntford

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 26.01

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who... 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...

  • Scott And Amundsenby Roland Huntford

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; Not Available

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who... more...

  • The Oregon Trailby Rinker Buck

    Simon & Schuster 2015; Not Available

    In the bestselling tradition of Bill Bryson and Tony Horwitz, Rinker Buck?s The Oregon Trail is a major work of participatory history: an epic account of traveling the entire 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way, in a covered wagon with a team of mules?which hasn?t been done in a century?that also tells the rich history of... more...