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  • Sails of Fortuneby Christine Echeverria Bender

    Caxton Press 2005; US$ 9.95

    This novel details the harrowing voyage of Ferdinand Magellan's fleet as he attempted to find the rumored water route through the New World to the west. What he and his crew of Basque, Portuguese and Spanish men found was death, hardship and glory. more...

  • Selkirk's Islandby Diana Souhami

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Winner of the 2001 Whitbread Biography Award: Diana Souhami?s gripping true story of the man and the island that inspired Robinson Crusoe This action-filled biography follows Alexander Selkirk, an eighteenth-century Scottish buccaneer who sailed the South Seas plundering for gold. But an ill-fated expedition in 1703 led to shipwreck on remote... more...

  • Everestby Reinhold Messner

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    Everest by fair means that is the human dimension, and that is what interests me In reaching for the oxygen cylinder, a climber degrades Everest a climber who doesn?t rely on his own strength and skills, but on apparatus and drugs, deceives himself.? In May 1978 Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler became the first climbers in history to reach... more...

  • A Book of Voyagesby Patrick O?Brian

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    An anthology of 17th and 18th century travel writing that inspired the hugely popular Aubrey/Maturin series, collected and introduced by Patrick O?Brian, beautifully repackaged to mark the centenary of his birth. more...

  • The Gates of Africaby Anthony Sattin

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    London, 1788: a group of British gentlemen---geographers, scholars, politicians, humanitarians, and traders---decide it is time to solve the mysteries of Africa's unknown interior regions. Inspired by the Enlightenment quest for knowledge, they consider it a slur on the age that the interior of Africa still remains a mystery, that maps of the "dark... more...

  • A Book of Voyagesby Patrick O?Brian

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    An anthology of 17th and 18th century travel writing that inspired the hugely popular Aubrey/Maturin series, collected and introduced by Patrick O?Brian, beautifully repackaged to mark the centenary of his birth. more...

  • Sea of Glory: The Epic South Seas Expedition 1838?42by Nathaniel Philbrick

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    This ebook contains a limited number of illustrations. Due to the level of detail, maps are best viewed on a tablet. The dramatic story of the largest voyage of discovery in the history of the world, this is a astounding tale of courage, arrogance and adventure on the high seas. more...

  • Down the Great Unknownby Edward Dolnick

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    0n May 24, 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. No one had ever explored the fabled Grand Canyon; to adventurers of that era it was a region almost as mysterious as Atlantis -- and as perilous. The ten men set out down the mighty... more...

  • Terra Australisby Mark Fielding; Sue King; Kate Pratt; Noelene Bloomfield; Terra Australis 2001 WA Committee

    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...

  • Spiceby Jack Turner

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    A brilliant, original history of the spice trade?and the appetites that fueled it. It was in search of the fabled Spice Islands and their cloves that Magellan charted the first circumnavigation of the globe. Vasco da Gama sailed the dangerous waters around Africa to India on a quest for Christians?and spices. Columbus sought gold and pepper but found... more...