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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Gates of Africaby Anthony Sattin

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    London, 1788: a group of British gentlemen---geographers, scholars, politicians, humanitarians, and traders---decide it is time to solve the mysteries of Africa's unknown interior regions. Inspired by the Enlightenment quest for knowledge, they consider it a slur on the age that the interior of Africa still remains a mystery, that maps of the "dark... 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...