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  • Written in the Ruinsby Paul Chiasson

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 11.99

    Written in the Ruins investigates the ruins at St. Peters, in the southern part of Cape Breton Island, where amazing evidence supports a wild theory that could answer all the questions raised by the island?s curious, unresolved history: was it settled by the Chinese long before Europeans arrived? more...

  • Early Encountersby Delores Bird Carpenter

    Michigan State University Press 1995; US$ 17.55

    Early Encounters contains a selection of nineteen essays from the papers of prominent New England historian, antiquarian, and genealogist Warren Sears Nickerson (1880-1966). This extensive study of his own family ties to the Mayflower, and his exhaustive investigation of the first contacts between Europeans and Native Americans, in what is today... more...

  • Mythical Indies and Columbus's Apocalyptic Letterby Elizabeth Willingham

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    With his letter of 1493 to the court of Spain, Christopher Columbus heralded his first voyage to the present-day Americas, creating visions that seduced the European imagination and birthing a fascination with those "new" lands and their inhabitants. Columbus's epistolary announcement travelled from country to country in a late-medieval media event,... more...

  • A Book of Voyagesby Patrick O?Brian

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 7.69

    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...

  • The Portuguese in the Creole Indian Oceanby Fernando Rosa

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This monograph is an exploration of the historical legacy of the Portuguese in the Indian Ocean, in particular in Goa, Macau, Melaka, and Malabar. Instead of fixing the gaze on either the colonial or the indigenous, it attempts to scrutinise a creole space that is rooted in Indian Ocean cosmopolitanism. more...

  • These Chivalrous Brothersby David Sunderland

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    The story of the 1882 Palmer Sinai Expedition, a spying and terrorist mission that ended in the murder of its participants and was one of the great cause célèbre of the nineteenth century. more...

  • Gateway to Yellowstoneby Lee Whittlesey; Lee H. Whittlesey

    TwoDot 2015; US$ 17.99

    The town of Cinnabar, Montana, no longer exists, but when it did, it served as the immediate railroad gateway for a generation of visitors to Yellowstone National Park. Visitors passed through its streets from September 1, 1883, through June 15, 1903, on their way to "Wonderland" when Cinnabar was a raucous Wild-West town, and this book tells the... more...

  • Polar Region Explorers 2-Book Bundleby Anthony Dalton

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 14.99

    A special 2-book bundle of Anthony Dalton?s outstanding writing on Canada?s polar regions, their history, and their greatest explorers. Includes: River Rough, River Smooth and Arctic Naturalist more...

  • The Description of the Worldby Marco Polo; Sharon Kinoshita

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 12.95

    Composed in a prison cell in 1298 by Venetian merchant Marco Polo and Arthurian romance writer Rustichello of Pisa, The Description of the World relates Polo's experiences in Asia and at the court of Qubilai, the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. In addition to a new translation based on the Franco-Italian "F" manuscript of Polo's text, this edition... more...

  • Explorers of the American Westby Jay Buckley; Jeffery Nokes

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 100.00

    This volume brings together book excerpts, maps, and illustrations from 12 explorers from the 19th century, highlighting their lives and contributions. Arranged chronologically, the 10 chapters focus on individual explorers, with biographies and background information about and document excerpts from each person. The chapters offer analyses of each... more...