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  • Ninety Degrees Northby Fergus Fleming

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 10.42

    In the mid-nineteenth century the North Pole was a mystery. Some believed that it was an island of basalt in a warm crystal sea. Explorers who tried to penetrate the icy wastes failed or died. But after Sir John Franklin disappeared with all his men in 1845, serious efforts began to be made to find the true northernmost point of the globe. Fergus Fleming's... more...

  • The Island of Seven Citiesby Paul Chiasson

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 20.99

    The Island of Seven Cities unveils the first tangible proof that the Chinese settled in the New World before Columbus. In the summer of 2003, architect Paul Chiasson decided to climb a mountain he had never explored on Cape Breton Island, where eight generations of his Acadian family had lived. One of the oldest points of exploration and settlement... more...

  • Sextant: A Voyage Guided by the Stars and the Men Who Mapped the World?s Oceansby David Barrie

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    With 2014 marking the tercentenary of the Longitude Act, this eloquent celebration of the sextant tells the story of this elegant instrument and explores its vital role in man?s attempts to map the world. more...

  • Perdu sous la banquiseby Andrew Cohen; Dominique Fortier

    Dundurn 2013; US$ 14.99

    L'histoire du voyage audacieux du HMS Investigator et de la découverte moderne de son épave par les archéologues subaquatiques de Parcs Canada. more...

  • Tall Ships and Tall Tales: a life of dancing with historyby Jonathan King

    Scribe Publications 2013; US$ 24.99

    Over the last 40 years, Jonathan King has brought history to life, re-enacting events such as the First Fleet?s voyage across the high seas to Botany Bay, the mutiny against ship?s captain William Bligh on the Bounty , Matthew Flinders? troubled circumnavigation of Terra Australis , Ernest Shackleton?s death-defying dash across the icy waters of... more...

  • John Adamby Graham Clark

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 7.28

    The fascinating account of the last public hanging, on 16th October 1835 in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. The man on the gallows was John Adam, known as The Mulbuie Murderer. Graham Clark relates who John Adam was and his motives for the murder of one of the two women with whom he was in relations - his intention to dispense with... more...

  • The Red Lion Breweryby Victoria Hutchings

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 7.28

    A fascinating history of the Red Lion Brewery, established in the 16th century, and owned for over 100 years by Hoare's, the bankers from 1802 - 1933. The Red Lion Brewery became Hoare and Co, to distinguish it from the bank. It was one of the oldest breweries and pioneered many changes and developments in brewing, as a prime producer of 'porter beer'... more...

  • A Book of Voyagesby Patrick O?Brian

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    An anthology of 17th and 18th century travel writing that inspired the hugely popular Aubrey/Maturin series, collected and introduced by Patrick O?Brian, beautifully repackaged to mark the centenary of his birth. 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...