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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...