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  • 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...

  • Coconut Chaosby Diana Souhami

    Quercus Publishing 2012; Not Available

    At dawn on 27 April 1789 Fletcher Christian, master's mate on HMS Bounty, took a coconut to quench his thirst from the supply on the quarterdeck. This seemingly insignificant act resulted in mutiny, chaos and a chain of events that leads right up to the present day. more...

  • Coconut Chaosby Diana Souhami

    Quercus Publishing 2012; US$ 18.56

    At dawn on 27 April 1789 Fletcher Christian, master's mate on HMS Bounty, took a coconut to quench his thirst from the supply on the quarterdeck. This seemingly insignificant act resulted in mutiny, chaos and a chain of events that leads right up to the present day. more...

  • Ships, Clocks, and Starsby Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 75.00

    A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve ?the longitude problem,? the question of how to determine a ship?s position at sea?and one that changed the history of mankind. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest... more...

  • Ships, Clocks, and Starsby Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve ?the longitude problem,? the question of how to determine a ship?s position at sea?and one that changed the history of mankind. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest... more...

  • The Explorersby Martin Dugard

    Doubleday Canada 2014; US$ 32.00

    The story of Sir Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke--their friendship, bitter rivalry, and the two thousand year search for the source of the Nile--is almost too good to be true.      Imagine a story in which two daring adventurers set off to solve the greatest and oldest of geographical mysteries: the source of the Nile. Their journey... more...

  • Treasure Huntby Peter Earle

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    ?A remarkable book, in which a very wide spectrum of human behavior is on show---from colossal gullibility on the one hand, to extraordinary ingenuity and determination on the other.? ? The Daily Telegraph (UK)           Treasure Hunt is the story of an obsession. Rumors of Spanish treasure, or gold and silver at the bottom of the sea, have been... more...

  • Our Lost Explorersby George W. De Long

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Newcomb was the naturalist of the expedition and one of the few survivors. The work also contains Newcomb's narrative of a winter overland journey from the Arctic Ocean to St. Petersburg and an account of the Jeannette search expeditions, their discoveries, etc. more...

  • The Making of the Great Westby Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Originally published over 100 years ago, The Making of the Great West is Samuel Adams Drake's incredible description of the history of settling the land west of the Mississippi. Although designed for young people, Drake also makes this story attractive to adults who are looking for a compact, intelligent view of the history of the making of the... more...

  • Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500?1800by Daniela Bleichmar; Paula De Vos; Kristin Huffine; Kevin Sheehan

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 67.50

    This volume is a collection of essays that examines the practices and aims of science in the early modern Spanish and Portuguese empires (ca. 1500-1800), situating them in their historical, cultural, social, and political context. more...