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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • London's Strangest: The Thamesby Iain Spragg

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 8.74

    The 19th-century MP John Burns described the Thames as 'liquid history' and ever since the Romans founded Londinium in 43 AD, the river has played a key cultural and economic, political and social role in the history of England. London's Strangest: The Thames reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries... more...

  • Kelly's Warby Jon Cooksey; Graham McKechnie; Steve Williams

    Blink Publishing 2015; US$ 13.11

    In this remarkable book, historians Jon Cooksey and Graham McKechnie present the extraordinary story of Frederick Kelly, the musician, composer and Olympic rower who was killed in action during the Great War. Frederick Kelly?s war diary, written between 1914 and 1916, has never been published in its entirety and is a wholly unique document of the... more...

  • Newfoundland Discoveredby Gillian T. Cell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 119.95

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