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  • The Best Australian Sea Storiesby Jim Haynes

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 20.90

    A dazzling collection of writing about the sea - from first-hand accounts of ocean voyages to stories by Banjo Paterson and Mark Twain - from Australia's most successful Australiana author. more...

  • Bright Paradiseby Peter Raby

    Random House 2012; US$ 19.18

    'A fabulously rich, anecdotal and gripping account of those men and women who ventured out from Britain into the swamps and jungles of the tropics in search, knowingly or not, of the missing link. Through their stoical-sometimes crack-brained-voyages, the shape of the world, geographically and biologically, was elucidated. Never have more significant... more...

  • Columbus on Himselfby Felipe Fernández-Armesto

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.50

    Intended as an antidote to potted biographies and piecemeal reconstructions of his voyages, this volume draws on judicious selections from Christopher Columbus’s own writings—chronologically arranged, and translated into idiomatic English—to relate his self-perception and personal history, as far as is possible, in his own words. The... more...

  • Die Bagdadbahnby Mehmet Yilmazata

    Tectum Verlag 2013; US$ 18.92

    Mit der Eisenbahn von Berlin nach Bagdad - dieser Slogan erhitzte die Gemüter in Europa vor nunmehr 100 Jahren. Die Bagdadbahn war weitaus mehr als nur ein technisches Großprojekt im Osmanischen Reich der Jahrhundertwende. Kühne Ingenieursleistung verband sich mit Grossmachtpolitik, Machtstreben und kommerzielle Interessen waren untrennbar miteinander... more...

  • Dig 3ft NWby Sarah Murgatroyd

    The Text Publishing Company 2010; US$ 22.95

    It was the greatest expedition of its time. In 1860 Robert O'Hara Burke, with William Wills and a party of explorers, set out to cross Australia from south to north. A few months later a tree bore a strange carving: Dig Under 3ft NW. What went wrong? Edited for young adults, this is an abridged version of the bestselling, The Dig Tree. more...

  • The Discovery of Guianaby Sir Walter Raleigh

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    At the turn of the 17th century, English writer and explorer Sir Walter Scott read an account of a great golden city in South America. He set out to explore the area, now Venezuela, and on his return he published The Discovery of Guiana . He is considered to have greatly exaggerated his findings, and his work contributed to the El Dorado legend. more...

  • The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamenby Howard Carter; A. C. Mace

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    November 4, 1922. For six seasons the legendary Valley of the Kings has yielded no secrets to Howard Carter and his archeological team: "We had almost made up our minds that we were beaten,? he writes, ?and were preparing to leave The Valley and try our luck elsewhere; and then--hardly had we set hoe to ground in our last despairing effort than we... more...

  • Down the Great Unknownby Edward Dolnick

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    0n May 24, 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. No one had ever explored the fabled Grand Canyon; to adventurers of that era it was a region almost as mysterious as Atlantis -- and as perilous. The ten men set out down the mighty... more...

  • The Dream of Lhasaby Donald Rayfield

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 23.32

    The great Russian explorer Nikolay Przhevalsky (1839-1888) made an indelible contribution to the world's atlases, and its store of zoological and botanical knowledge, as a consequence of his four arduous and dangerous expeditions through the Central Asia of Western Mongolia, Eastern Turkestan and Northern Tibet. Donald Rayfield's biography of... more...

  • Exploration and Scienceby Michael S. Reidy; Gary Kroll

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 75.00

    This comprehensive volume explores the intricate, mutually dependent relationship between science and exploration?how each has repeatedly built on the discoveries of the other and, in the process, opened new frontiers. When Britain launched its campaigns of overseas expansion in the 19th century, it enlisted the help of scientists such as Charles Darwin... more...