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- 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...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.95
An award-wining biologist takes us on the dramatic expeditions that unearthed the history of life on our planet. Just 150 years ago,most of our world was an unexplored wilderness.Our sense of how old it was? Vague and vastly off the mark. And our sense of our own species? history? A set of fantastic myths and fairy tales. Fossils had been known for... more...
- Caxton Press 2005; US$ 9.95
This novel details the harrowing voyage of Ferdinand Magellan's fleet as he attempted to find the rumored water route through the New World to the west. What he and his crew of Basque, Portuguese and Spanish men found was death, hardship and glory. more...
- Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 67.50
This volume is a collection of essays that examines the practices and aims of science in the early modern Spanish and Portuguese empires (ca. 1500-1800), situating them in their historical, cultural, social, and political context. more...
- Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99
? Houston, we?ve had a problem here.? On the evening of April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard Apollo 13 were just hours from the third lunar landing in history. But as they soared through space, two hundred thousand miles from earth, an explosion badly damaged their spacecraft. With compromised engines and failing life-support systems, the... more...
- Boone and Crockett Club 2012; US$ 6.99
The third volume of the Club's Acorn series, Trail and Camp Fire, follows suit with its predecessors featuring hunting stories and adventure in North America as well as Africa. Along with the hunting stories, this volume also includes expanded text on the natural history of North American game and forest preservation. Additional chapters about the... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
No armchair naturalist, renowned conservationist John Muir was a rugged explorer who stoked his love for nature with strenuous hikes and demanding expeditions. Travels in Alaska recounts Muir's 1899 journey to the northern frontier with a crew of scientists, as well as some of his subsequent sojourns in the region. more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99
The true story of how the first English colony in the New World was lost to history, then found again three hundred years later. England's first attempt at colonizing the New World was not at Roanoke or Jamestown, but on a mostly frozen small island in the Canadian Arctic. Queen Elizabeth I called that place Meta Incognita -- the Unknown Shore. Backed... more...
- Caxton Press 2009; US$ 9.95
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Over a century before Columbus will venture across the Atlantic Ocean, a storm battered Basque whaling galleon drops anchor off the eastern coast in North America. IN this savage new land, harpooner Kepa de Mendieta becomes the victim of a terrible accident and is left behind. ... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 15.98
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...