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  • A Wind from the Northby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    Before Columbus, before Vespucci, before Drake, there was Henry the Navigator. Pirate hunter, intrepid explorer, ship designer, and much more, Henry was one of the great innovators in the age of discovery. Yet the scope of his contribution to our world is often overshadowed by other figures. But Bradford brings the gripping tale of this pioneer to... more...

  • Moon Shotby Alan Shepard; Deke Slayton; Jay Barbree; Howard Benedict; Neil Armstrong

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 16.99

    A revised edition of the New York Times bestselling classic: the epic story of the golden years of American space exploration, told by the men who rode the rockets On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation?s most... more...

  • Drakeby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    Sir Francis Drake is one of the great heroes of British exploration. Early in his career, he engaged in piracy and illegal slave trading. In 1577, he was recruited to lead an expedition around the southern tip of South America through the Strait of Magellan, and helped open new trade routes that allowed Great Britain to compete effectively with the... more...

  • Christopher Columbusby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    Long before he made his fateful crossing of the Atlantic, Christopher Columbus learned his seamanship as a young man in the Mediterranean and then in the service of the King of Portugal. But soon his eyes turned to the ocean and what lay beyond. Opposition to his idea of finding the East by sailing west was based on differing ideas of the size and... more...

  • Challenger: An American Tragedyby Hugh Harris

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 4.99

    On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Seventy-three seconds after launch, the fiery breach of a solid motor joint caused a rupture of the propellant tanks, and a stunned nation watched as flames engulfed the craft, killing all seven crew members on board. It was Hugh Harris, ?the voice... more...

  • Breverton's Nautical Curiositiesby Terry Breverton

    Quercus 2013; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Shackletonby Michael Smith

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 30.00

    An extraordinary character and one of history?s great explorers, Ernest Shackleton pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago, becoming the dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. A restless adventurer from an Irish background, he joined the Empire?s... more...

  • Unknown Shoreby Robert Ruby

    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...

  • Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Aoby Hone Sadler

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 29.15

    Ngapuhi is the largest iwi in New Zealand and its people have occupied the northern North Island, from Tamaki in the south to Te Rerenga Wairua in the north, from the time of their arrival from Hawaiki. Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Ao is Ngapuhi elder Hone Sadler?s powerful account of the origins, history and culture of the Ngapuhi people a profound... 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...