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  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    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...

  • 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...

  • Chasing Venusby Andrea Wulf

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Prologue The Gauntlet   The Ancient Babylonians called her Ishtar, to the Greeks she was Aphrodite and to the Romans Venus ? goddess of love, fertility, and beauty. She is the brightest star in the night sky and visible even on a clear day. Some saw her as the harbinger of morning and evening, of new seasons or portentous times. She reigns as... more...

  • The Conquistadorby John Pohl

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    Many accounts portray the conquest of the New World as a remarkable military achievement, with Cortes' vastly outnumbered but better armed Spaniards defeating hordes of superstitious savages. However, the reality of these events is far more complex and no less significant. The first Conquistadors who had sailed in search of prosperity, inspired by... more...

  • Expédition d'Egypteby Napoléon Ier; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Pour s'emparer de Malte et de l'Egypte, il faudrait de vingt à vingt-cinq mille hommes d'infanterie, et de deux à trois mille hommes de cavalerie sans chevaux. L'on pourrait prendre et embarquer ces troupes de la manière suivante, en Italie et en France : A Civita-Vecchia, la vingt-et-unième d'infanterie légère, deux mille ; la soixante-unième... more...

  • Expédition d'Egypteby Napoléon Ier; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le scheick qui vous remettra cette lettre, citoyen général, me fait espérer qu'il pourra réunir assez de moyens de transport pour faire venir à Caïffa le riz et le biscuit qui doivent être arrivés à Césarée : concertez-vous avec lui et donnez-lui toute l'assistance dont il peut avoir besoin. Nous sommes maîtres de Caïffa, où nous avons... more...

  • Fatal Passageby Ken McGoogan

    Transworld 2012; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • The Fly Trapby Fredrik SjÖBerg; Thomas Teal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 24.95

    A Nature Book of the Year ( The Times (UK)) ?The hoverflies are only props. No, not only, but to some extent. Here and there, my story is about something else.? A mesmerizing memoir of extraordinary brilliance by an entomologist, The Fly Trap chronicles Fredrik Sjöberg?s life collecting hoverflies on a remote island in Sweden. Warm... more...

  • A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa (Illustrated)by Frederick Courteney Selous

    Boone and Crockett Club 2014; US$ 9.99

    Follow noted adventurer Frederick Courteney Selous as he spends nine years amongst the game of the far interior of South Africa as a professional hunter beginning in 1871 at the young age of 20. In his preface he notes, ?...my pages are naturally chiefly devoted to the ferae naturae amongst which I have been constantly living. Some of my conclusions... more...