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  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    The epic history of the explorers and adventurers who risked -- and sometimes lost -- their lives in the quest to conquer and claim the Arctic. Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and disaster, of hardship and horrors endured by those who were drawn to the northern latitudes. For centuries... 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...

  • Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipaby Hermann Kulke; K Kesavapany; Vijay Sakhuja

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2009; US$ 89.90

    The expansion of the Cholas from their base in the Kaveri Delta saw this growing power subdue the kingdoms of southern India, as well as occupy Sri Lanka and the Maldives, by the early eleventh century. It was also during this period that the Cholas initiated links with Song China.Concurrently, the Southeast Asian polity of Sriwijaya had, through its... more...

  • Challenge The Windby Christine Echeverria Bender

    Caxton Press 2000; US$ 9.95

    Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Experience the world of 1492 through the eyes of a young Basque adventurer who, born to a family of whalers, feels the calling of the sea and signs on to aid Columbus on his voyage across the vast Atlantic.  The young sailor and his fellow explorers soon learn that the New World... more...

  • Sails of Fortuneby Christine Echeverria Bender

    Caxton Press 2005; US$ 9.95

    This novel details the harrowing voyage of Ferdinand Magellan's fleet as he attempted to find the rumored water route through the New World to the west.  What he and his crew of Basque, Portuguese and Spanish men found was death, hardship and glory. more...

  • The Whaler's Forgeby Christine Echeverria Bender

    Caxton Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Over a century before Columbus will venture across the Atlantic Ocean, a storm battered Basque whaling galleon drops anchor off the eastern coast in North America.  IN this savage new land, harpooner Kepa de Mendieta becomes the victim of a terrible accident and is left behind. ... more...

  • Sextantby David Barrie

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 14.99

    In the tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery?an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and the daring mariners who used it to explore, conquer, and map the world. Since its invention in 1759, a mariner's most prized... more...

  • Harry Peckham's Tourby Harry Peckham; Martin Brayne

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    A collection of letters written by Harry Peckham in 1769 while travelling through the Netherlands, Belgium and France. It contains insights into the society and culture of the places that he visited, including Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Rouen and Calais. 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...

  • Cooper's Creekby Alan Moorehead

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 14.95

    In 1860, an expedition set out from Melbourne, Australia, into the interior of the country, with the mission to find a route to the northern coast. Headed by Robert O?Hara Burke and William John Wills, the party of adventurers, scientists, and camels set out into the outback hoping to find enough water and to keep adequate food stores for their trek... more...