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  • La Belle, the Ship That Changed Historyby Joan Marshall; Clay Johnson; James E. Bruseth; James E. Bruseth; Mark Wolfe; David Denney

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    fter two decades of searching for La Salle?s lost ship La Belle , Texas Historical Commission (THC) divers in 1995 located a shipwreck containing historic artifacts of European origin in the silty bottom of Matagorda Bay, off the coast of Texas. The first cannon lifted from the waters bore late seventeenth-century French insignias. The ill-fated... more...

  • Sextantby David Barrie

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    In the tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery?an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and the daring mariners who used it to explore, conquer, and map the world. Since its invention in 1759, a mariner's most prized... more...

  • American Big Game in its Hauntsby Theodore Roosevelt; George Bird Grinnell

    Boone and Crockett Club 2012; US$ 6.99

    Originally published in 1904 and remastered by the Boone and Crockett Club in 2012. This fourth book in the acclaimed Acorn Series includes a collection of unique hunting adventures by Members of the Boone and Crockett Club. It includes chapters by Theodore Roosevelt on our Wilderness Preserves; the zoology of North American big game; five hunting... more...

  • Hunting in Many Landsby Theodore Roosevelt; George Bird Grinnell

    Boone and Crockett Club 2012; US$ 6.99

    Originally published in 1895 and remastered by the Boone and Crockett Club in 2012. This second volume in the Club's Acorn series features unique hunting adventures from around the world by members of the Boone and Crockett Club. It includes Theodore Roosevelt on hunting in cattle country, Henry T. Allen tells of wolfhunting in Russia. W.A. Chambers... more...

  • Trail and Campfireby Theodore Roosevelt; George Bird Grinnell

    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...

  • African Game Trailsby Theodore Roosevelt

    Boone and Crockett Club 2012; US$ 9.99

    The second book in Boone and Crockett Club's new series of digitally remastered classics. Relive Roosvelt's account of his African wanderings as an American hunternaturalist. This edition includes over 100 refined photographs, drawings, and maps from the original publication as well as bonus images not found in other editions. more...

  • Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500?1800by Daniela Bleichmar; Paula De Vos; Kristin Huffine; Kevin Sheehan

    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...

  • From Pole to Poleby Garth James Cameron

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    Roald Amundsen was the most successful polar explorer of his era using sledges, dogs, skis, and ships. He is mainly remembered for being the first man to reach the South Pole on December 14, 1911. What is less often remembered is that he was also the first man to reach the North Pole on May 12, 1926, as the leader of the Amundsen-Ellsworth-Nobile... more...

  • Challenge The Windby Christine Echeverria Bender

    Caxton Press 2000; US$ 9.95

    Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Experience the world of 1492 through the eyes of a young Basque adventurer who, born to a family of whalers, feels the calling of the sea and signs on to aid Columbus on his voyage across the vast Atlantic.  The young sailor and his fellow explorers soon learn that the New World... more...

  • The Whaler's Forgeby Christine Echeverria Bender

    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...