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  • 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...

  • Explorersby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available

    An epic visual guide to the most intrepid explorers in history Go on an extraordinary adventure with some of the world's greatest explorers - from Pytheas to Darwin. Written accounts in the explorers' own words, together with beautiful illustrations from their journals, tell the stories of their extraordinary adventures while special maps show... more...

  • To the End of the Earthby Tom Avery

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    April 2009 is the one-hundredth anniversary of perhaps the greatest controversy in the history of exploration. Did U.S. Naval Commander Robert Peary and his team dogsled to the North Pole in thirty-seven days in 1909? Or, as has been challenged, was this speed impossible, and was he a cheat? In 2005, polar explorer Tom Avery and his team set out... more...

  • Breverton's Nautical Curiositiesby Terry Breverton

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    Breverton?s Nautical Curiosities is about ships, people and the sea. However, unlike many other nautical compendiums, the focus of this book is on the unusual, the overlooked or the downright extraordinary. Thus, someone most of us do not know, Admiral William Brown, is given equal coverage to Admiral Nelson. Without Admiral Brown releasing Garibaldi,... 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...

  • Cookby Rob Mundle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 19.65

    The new biography of Captain James Cook from Rob Mundle, the bestselling author of FATAL STORM, BLIGH and FLINDERS and master storyteller of adventure history. Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers of all time. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the 18th century, Cook unravelled... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...