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  • Gunpowder, Treason and Plotby Lettice Cooper

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    On the fifth of November every year, children all over England delightedly light bonfires, swish sparklers and gobble toffee apples in celebration of Bonfire Night, and the death of Guy Fawkes. But what really happened on the night of the Fifth of November, 1605, when the plot to blow up King and Parliament was discovered? And what led up to so... more...

  • John Snowby Jack Challoner

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 3.99

    John Snow was a Victorian physician who helped to establish that cholera was spread by contaminated water (not bad air, as theory had it). He traced the source of a deadly cholera outbreak to one pump and was able to have it closed, ending the outbreak, despite deep resistance from the local authorities, who did not want to believe his theory. This... more...

  • American Big Game in its Hauntsby Theodore Roosevelt; George Bird Grinnell

    Boone and Crockett Club 2012; US$ 6.99

    Originally published in 1904 and remastered by the Boone and Crockett Club in 2012. This fourth book in the acclaimed Acorn Series includes a collection of unique hunting adventures by Members of the Boone and Crockett Club. It includes chapters by Theodore Roosevelt on our Wilderness Preserves; the zoology of North American big game; five hunting... more...

  • Hunting in Many Landsby Theodore Roosevelt; George Bird Grinnell

    Boone and Crockett Club 2012; US$ 6.99

    Originally published in 1895 and remastered by the Boone and Crockett Club in 2012. This second volume in the Club's Acorn series features unique hunting adventures from around the world by members of the Boone and Crockett Club. It includes Theodore Roosevelt on hunting in cattle country, Henry T. Allen tells of wolfhunting in Russia. W.A. Chambers... more...

  • Trail and Campfireby Theodore Roosevelt; George Bird Grinnell

    Boone and Crockett Club 2012; US$ 6.99

    The third volume of the Club's Acorn series, Trail and Camp Fire, follows suit with its predecessors featuring hunting stories and adventure in North America as well as Africa. Along with the hunting stories, this volume also includes expanded text on the natural history of North American game and forest preservation. Additional chapters about the... more...

  • African Game Trailsby Theodore Roosevelt

    Boone and Crockett Club 2012; US$ 9.99

    The second book in Boone and Crockett Club's new series of digitally remastered classics. Relive Roosvelt's account of his African wanderings as an American hunternaturalist. This edition includes over 100 refined photographs, drawings, and maps from the original publication as well as bonus images not found in other editions. more...

  • Unknown Shoreby Robert Ruby

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 6.79

    The true story of how the first English colony in the New World was lost to history, then found again three hundred years later. England's first attempt at colonizing the New World was not at Roanoke or Jamestown, but on a mostly frozen small island in the Canadian Arctic. Queen Elizabeth I called that place Meta Incognita -- the Unknown Shore. Backed... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Piratesby Jon E. Lewis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 6.99

    A rollicking tour of the history of the high seas with Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, 'Calico Jack' Rackham, Anne Bonney and other figures of maritime legend. Includes Francis 'The Scourge of Spain' Drake's audacious night-time treasure raid on Nombre de Dios; Alexander Exquemelin's fly-on-the-wall account of the 'wicked order of pirates, or robbers... more...

  • Remarkable Creaturesby Sean B. Carroll

    Quercus 2012; US$ 8.99

    In 1809, when Darwin was born, much of the world was an unexplored wilderness. Our knowledge of the past was nonexistent, and our picture of our species' history little more than a set of fantastic myths and fairytales. But a new era was dawning. Five decades later, On the Origin of the Species was able to draw on the pioneering work of explorers... more...

  • Remarkable Creaturesby Sean B. Carroll

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.10

    An award-winning biologist takes us on the dramatic expeditions that unearthed the history of life on our planet. Just 150 years ago, most of our world was an unexplored wilderness.Our sense of how old it was? Vague and vastly off the mark. And our sense of our own species? history? A set of fantastic myths and fairy tales. Fossils had been known... more...