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  • The Travels of Marco Poloby Marco Polo; Jason Goodwin; Manuel Komroff; William Marsden

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Marco Polo?s account of his journey throughout the East in the thirteenth century was one of the earliest European travel narratives, and it remains the most important. The merchant-traveler from Venice, the first to cross the entire continent of Asia, provided us with accurate descriptions of life in China, Tibet, India, and a hundred other lands,... more...

  • Scott And Amundsenby Roland Huntford

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 24.36

    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...

  • 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...

  • Lost in Shangri-La: Escape from a Hidden World - A True Storyby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    An utterly gripping non-fiction adventure narrative, 'Lost in Shangri-La' is an untold true story of war, anthropology, survival, discovery, heroism, and a near-impossible rescue mission. more...

  • Shackleton's Whiskyby Neville Peat

    Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 19.81

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Leviathan: The Rise of Britain as a World Powerby David Scott

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    For viewers of BBC One?s ?Britain and the Sea?, ?Leviathan? is a must-read; overturning long-held beliefs about our ancestry and weaving together the disparate strands that made the fabric of the Empire. more...

  • The Ice Balloonby Alec Wilkinson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    The story of the only person to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon, and the golden age of Polar Exploration. more...