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- Start Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 0.99
It was early in December that H.M.S. Perseus was cruising off the mouth of the Canton River. War had been declared with China in consequence of her continued evasions of the treaty she had made with us, and it was expected that a strong naval force would soon gather to bring her to reason. In the meantime the ships on the station had a busy time of... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available
Dennis Hale reached the dock just in time to see the Daniel J. Morrell heading out to open waters, a 600-foot freighter that had plied the waters for sixty years, carrying ore from Minnesota?s Iron Range to steel firms around the Great Lakes. The twenty-six-year-old watchman had, quite literally, missed the boat?which meant scrambling to rejoin... more...
- New York Review Books 2017; US$ 13.99
An NYRB Classics Original Arabia Felix is the spellbinding true story of a scientific expedition gone disastrously astray. On a winter morning in 1761 six men leave Copenhagen by sea?a botanist, a philologist, an astronomer, a doctor, an artist, and their manservant?an ill-assorted band of men who dislike and distrust one another from... more...
- Terra Australis 2001 WA Committee 2003; US$ 10.00
The 1800-1804 Baudin expedition was the greatest voyage of marine exploration of its age. The map makers surveyed around 50% of Australia's then largely unexplored coast - proving it a single continent, which led to the first comprehensive map of Australia's coastline. Over 200,000 botanical specimens were collected and 2,542 species identified for... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99
The epic history of the explorers and adventurers who risked -- and sometimes lost -- their lives in the quest to conquer and claim the Arctic. Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and disaster, of hardship and horrors endured by those who were drawn to the northern latitudes. For centuries the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
The author of the highly acclaimed Founding Gardeners now gives us an enlightening chronicle of the first truly international scientific endeavor?the eighteenth-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system. On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between the earth... more...
- Transworld 2012; US$ 14.09
The true story of the remarkable John Rae - Arctic traveller and Hudson's Bay Company doctor - FATAL PASSAGE is a tale of imperial ambition and high adventure. In 1854 Rae solved the two great Arctic mysteries: the fate of the doomed Franklin expedition and the location of the last navigable link in the Northwest Passage. But Rae was to be denied... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 21.99
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99
In 1910, hoping that the study of penguin eggs would provide an evolutionary link between birds and reptiles, a group of explorers left Cardiff by boat on Robert Falcon Scott?s expedition to Antarctica. Not all of them would return. Written by one of its survivors, The Worst Journey in the World tells the moving and dramatic story of the disastrous... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95
New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories... more...