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  • Coconut Chaosby Diana Souhami

    Quercus 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. With a story driven by hazardous and extraordinary sea voyages and a cast that includes... more...

  • Ostpreußenby Hermann Pölking

    be.bra verlag 2014; US$ 19.08

    Ostpreußen ist bis heute ein Mythos. Hermann Pölking macht die Geschichte dieses Landstrichs erlebbar und verständlich, indem er unzählige Augenzeugenberichte und Erinnerungen mit den historischen Fakten zum Panorama einer mehr als 700-jährigen Geschichte verwebt. Sein Buch ist - trotz aller sachlicher Distanz - emotional erzählt, weil es die Nähe... more...

  • Das Memellandby Hermann Pölking

    be.bra verlag 2013; US$ 16.21

    Das Memelland war immer eine Region, in der Deutsche, Litauer, Kuren, Russen, Polen und viele andere aufeinander trafen. Hermann Pölking nimmt den Leser mit auf eine Reise durch die Geschichte dieser europäischen Sehnsuchtslandschaft. Im Vordergrund stehen jeweils Orte, an denen heute noch die Vergangenheit spürbar wird: Von Nimmersatt, dem einst nördlichsten... more...

  • The Malaspina Expedition 1789?1794by Carlos Novi; Dr Felipe Fernández-Armesto; Mr Andrew David; Professor Glyndwr Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Among the voyages of exploration and surveying in the late 18th century, that of Alejandro Malaspina best represents the high ideals and scientific interests of the Enlightenment. Italian-born, Malaspina entered the Spanish navy in 1774. In September 1788 he and fellow-officer José Bustamante submitted a plan to the Ministry of Marine for a voyage... more...

  • Baudin, Napoleon and the Exploration of Australiaby Nicole Starbuck

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    This is the first in-depth study of the sojourn in Sydney made by Nicolas Baudin?s scientific expedition to Australia in 1802. Starbuck focuses on the reconstruction of the voyage during the expedition?s stay in colonial Sydney and how this sheds new light on our understanding of French society, politics and science in the era of Bonaparte. 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...

  • The Life of Dr Elisha Kent Kane, and of Other Distinguished American Explorersby Samuel M. Smucker

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Selecting the most distinguished American explorers, this book by Samuel Smucker contains narratives of their research and adventures in remote and interesting parts of the globe. Among the five explorers is Elisha Kent Kane: from his youth and early training, oriental wanderings, discoveries and perils. It looks at Kane?s unconquerable enthusiasm... 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...

  • How to Climb Mt. Blanc in a Skirtby Mick Conefrey

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99

    ? Which explorer found the lost site of Jesus' first miracle? ? Who was first to the top of the highest mountain in Peru? ? Who was the first Westerner to visit the Ottoman harem in Constantinople? ? Who held the world record as the only person to fly from Britain to Australia for 44 years? You'll find the answers to these questions and more in... 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...