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  • Pacificby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 20.99

    One of Library Journal ’s 10 Best Books of 2015 Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature. As the Mediterranean... more...

  • The White Lantern And Other Pursuitsby Evan S Connell

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    Never has master storyteller Evan Connell been more enthralling than in these incandescent pages - tales of real-life adventure ranging from the archaeology of Olduvai gorge to the exploration of the Antarctic; from Viking voyages to an Ice Age xylophone. Never has reality so far surpassed mere fiction or fantasy than in this magnificent volume. more...

  • London's Strangest: The Thamesby Iain Spragg

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    The 19th-century MP John Burns described the Thames as 'liquid history' and ever since the Romans founded Londinium in 43 AD, the river has played a key cultural and economic, political and social role in the history of England. London's Strangest: The Thames reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...