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  • Histoire de l'océan Atlantiqueby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de l'histoire de l'océan Atlantique avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! On rencontre, dès l'Antiquité, le mot «Atlantique» pour désigner le grand océan qui se trouve à l'ouest de l'Europe. Selon Hérodote, ce nom lui viendrait du peuple des Atlantes, qui habitait le Maroc. La dénomination disparut au Moyen Âge. On lui préféra... more...

  • Histoire de l'océan Indienby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de l'histoire de l'océan Indien avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! Autant et plus encore que la Méditerranée, mère de l'Occident, l'océan Indien apparaît comme un gigantesque foyer de cultures et de civilisations tout aussi importantes, comme le carrefour immémorial des immenses aires culturelles de l'Extrême-Orient, de... more...

  • John Adamby Graham Clark

    Birlinn 2013; US$ 9.99

    The fascinating account of the last public hanging, on 16th October 1835 in Inverness, the capital of the Scottish Highlands. The man on the gallows was John Adam, known as The Mulbuie Murderer. Graham Clark relates who John Adam was and his motives for the murder of one of the two women with whom he was in relations - his intention to dispense with... more...

  • Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samuraiby Tonio Andrade; Xing Hang; Anand A. Yang; Kieko Matteson; Robert J. Antony; Robert K. Batchelor; Leonard Blusse; Anna Busquets; Patrizia Carioti; Weichung Cheng; Adam Clulow; Dahpon D. Ho; Peter Kang; Michael Laver; Cheng-Heng Lu; Mark Ravina; Peter D. Shapinsky; Birgit Tremml-Werner; John E. Wills

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai traces the roots of modern global East Asia by focusing on the fascinating history of its seaways. The East Asian maritime realm, from the Straits of Malacca to the Sea of Japan, has been a core region of international trade for millennia, but during the long seventeenth century (1550 to 1700), the velocity and scale... 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...

  • Descentby Brad Matsen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    In Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, Brad Matsen brings to vivid life the famous deep-sea expeditions of Otis Barton and William Beebe. Beebe was a very well-connected and internationally acclaimed naturalist, with the power to generate media attention. Barton was an engineer and heir to a considerable fortune, who had long dreamed of making... more...

  • Trial by Iceby Richard Parry

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    ?An extraordinary real-life adventure of men battling the elements and themselves, told with ice-cold precision.? ? Kirkus Reviews (starred review) In the dark years following the Civil War, America?s foremost Arctic explorer, Charles Francis Hall, became a figure of national pride when he embarked on a harrowing, landmark expedition. With financial... more...

  • Arctic Obsessionby Alexis S. Troubetzkoy

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.79

    The epic history of the explorers and adventurers who risked -- and sometimes lost -- their lives in the quest to conquer and claim the Arctic. Ever since approximately 325 BC, the Arctic has been the backdrop for tales of triumph and disaster, of hardship and horrors endured by those who were drawn to the northern latitudes. For centuries the... more...

  • Chasing Venusby Andrea Wulf

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    The author of the highly acclaimed Founding Gardeners now gives us an enlightening chronicle of the first truly international scientific endeavor?the eighteenth-century quest to observe the transit of Venus and measure the solar system.    On June 6, 1761, the world paused to observe a momentous occasion: the first transit of Venus between the earth... more...

  • Fatal Passageby Ken McGoogan

    Transworld 2012; US$ 14.09

    The true story of the remarkable John Rae - Arctic traveller and Hudson's Bay Company doctor - FATAL PASSAGE is a tale of imperial ambition and high adventure. In 1854 Rae solved the two great Arctic mysteries: the fate of the doomed Franklin expedition and the location of the last navigable link in the Northwest Passage. But Rae was to be denied... more...