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  • 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...

  • Christopher Columbusby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    Long before he made his fateful crossing of the Atlantic, Christopher Columbus learned his seamanship as a young man in the Mediterranean and then in the service of the King of Portugal. But soon his eyes turned to the ocean and what lay beyond. Opposition to his idea of finding the East by sailing west was based on differing ideas of the size and... more...

  • A Wind from the Northby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    Before Columbus, before Vespucci, before Drake, there was Henry the Navigator. Pirate hunter, intrepid explorer, ship designer, and much more, Henry was one of the great innovators in the age of discovery. Yet the scope of his contribution to our world is often overshadowed by other figures. But Bradford brings the gripping tale of this pioneer to... 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...

  • Remarkable Creaturesby Sean B. Carroll

    Quercus 2012; Not Available

    In 1809, when Darwin was born, much of the world was an unexplored wilderness. Our knowledge of the past was nonexistent, and our picture of our species' history little more than a set of fantastic myths and fairytales. But a new era was dawning. Five decades later, On the Origin of the Species was able to draw on the pioneering work of explorers... more...

  • Remarkable Creaturesby Sean B. Carroll

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.95

    An award-wining biologist takes us on the dramatic expeditions that unearthed the history of life on our planet. Just 150 years ago,most of our world was an unexplored wilderness.Our sense of how old it was? Vague and vastly off the mark. And our sense of our own species? history? A set of fantastic myths and fairy tales. Fossils had been known for... more...

  • Pacificby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature. As the Mediterranean shaped the classical world, and the Atlantic connected... more...

  • Pacificby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature. As the Mediterranean shaped the classical world, and the Atlantic connected... more...

  • The White Lantern And Other Pursuitsby Evan S Connell

    Random House 2015; US$ 15.98

    Never has master storyteller Evan Connell been more enthralling than in these incandescent pages - tales of real-life adventure ranging from the archaeology of Olduvai gorge to the exploration of the Antarctic; from Viking voyages to an Ice Age xylophone. Never has reality so far surpassed mere fiction or fantasy than in this magnificent volume. more...

  • Galapagosby William Beebe

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    " Galápagos is a glorious book. It is high romance, exact science, fascinating history, wild adventure."? Nation The Galápagos Islands are famed for their remarkable wildlife, including land and marine iguanas, land tortoises, four-eyed fish, and flightless cormorants and albatross. In 1835, Charles Darwin observed variations among the islands'... more...