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  • 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...

  • The Description of the Worldby Marco Polo; Sharon Kinoshita

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 12.95

    Composed in a prison cell in 1298 by Venetian merchant Marco Polo and Arthurian romance writer Rustichello of Pisa, The Description of the World relates Polo's experiences in Asia and at the court of Qubilai, the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. In addition to a new translation based on the Franco-Italian "F" manuscript of Polo's text, this edition... more...

  • Explorers of the American West: Mapping the World through Primary Documentsby Jay Buckley; Jeffery Nokes

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 100.00

    This volume brings together book excerpts, maps, and illustrations from 12 explorers from the 19th century, highlighting their lives and contributions. Arranged chronologically, the 10 chapters focus on individual explorers, with biographies and background information about and document excerpts from each person. The chapters offer analyses of each... more...

  • Captain James Carlinby Colin Carlin; William N. Jr. Still

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; Not Available

    A unique portrait of one of the most successful blockade runners who brought vital supplies to Confederate forces more...

  • The World of Patrick O'Brianby Dean King

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 34.99

    In these three companion books to Patrick O?Brian?s novels, and a biography of the author, Dean King proves himself an authority on maritime writers and their work. What is a sandgrouse, and where does it live? What are the medical properties of lignum vitae, and how did Stephen Maturin use it to repair his viola? Who is Adm. Lord Keith, and why... more...

  • Blackbeardby B. Barker

    Start Publishing LLC 2015; US$ 0.99

    Blackbeard was one of the most feared and notorious of the historical pirates. His ledged still resonates some three hundred years after his bloody and courageous end. Here is his fantastic story of piracy, loyalty, and betrayal. more...

  • A Brush with the Chinese and What Came of itby G. A. Henty

    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...

  • Torn in Twoby Michael Schumacher

    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...

  • Arabia Felixby Thorkild Hansen; Colin Thubron; James McFarlane; Kathleen McFarlane

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    A riveting account of a landmark expedition that left only one survivor, now back in print for the first time in decades. Arabia Felix is the spellbinding true story of a scientific expedition gone disastrously awry. On a winter morning in 1761 six men leave Copenhagen by sea?a botanist, a philologist, an astronomer, a doctor, an artist,... more...

  • Pirate Womenby Laura Sook Duncombe

    Chicago Review Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    In the first-ever Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas tells the story of women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside?and sometimes in command of?their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one... more...