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  • The Century of Colombusby James J. Walsh

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    James Joseph Walsh, M.D., LL.D., Litt.D., Sc.D. (1865-1942) was an American physician and author, born in New York City. He graduated from Fordham College in 1884 and from the University of Pennsylvania (M.D.) in 1895. After postgraduate work in Paris, Vienna and Berlin he settled in New York. more...

  • Luxus auf dem Landby Debora Schmid

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2017; US$ 19.99

    Die Entdeckung des römischen Gutshofs von Munzach bei Liestal 1950 war eine Sensation. Die ganze Bevölkerung nahm Anteil an den Arbeiten. Schülerinnen und Schüler des Grabungsleiters Theodor Strübin sowie Erwachsene legten grösstenteils ehrenamtlich bei der Freilegung Hand an. Die Medien berichteten überschwänglich. Fünf Jahre später waren grosse Teile... more...

  • The Palatine Wreckby Jill Farinelli

    University Press of New England 2017; Not Available

    A deeply researched inquiry into one of the enduring mysteries of the New England coast more...

  • Australiaby Friedrich Gerstäcker; Peter Monteath

    Wakefield Press 2016; US$ 17.99

    Gerstäcker, the most illustrious and prolific of German travel writers, set foot in Australia in 1851, having walked across the Andes, traipsed the goldfields of California, and sailed over the Pacific in search of adventures. In this translation of his book "Australien", his lively travelogue is made available for the first time in... 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...

  • 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...

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

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.79

    ? 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...

  • Christopher Columbus: The Intrepid Marinerby Sean J. Dolan

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    The life and times of one of the world's greatest navigators. Join Columbus on his famous voyage as he struggles against muddled maps, mutiny, his sailors' fear of sea monsters, and the common belief that the world was flat and that he and his crew were going to "sail over the edge". From the Trade Paperback edition. more...