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  • Leviathan: The Rise of Britain as a World Powerby David Scott

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    For viewers of BBC One?s ?Britain and the Sea?, ?Leviathan? is a must-read; overturning long-held beliefs about our ancestry and weaving together the disparate strands that made the fabric of the Empire. more...

  • Longitudeby Dava Sobel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong. more...

  • Who Discovered America?by Gavin Menzies; Ian Hudson

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    Greatly expanding on his blockbuster 1421 , distinguished historian Gavin Menzies uncovers the complete untold history of how mankind came to the Americas?offering new revelations and a radical rethinking of the accepted historical record in Who Discovered America? The iconoclastic historian?s magnum opus, Who Discovered America? calls into... more...

  • The Farfarersby Farley Mowat

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    In this bestseller, Farley Mowat challenges the conventional notion that the Vikings were the first Europeans to reach North America, offering an unforgettable portrait of the Albans, a race originating from the island now known as Britain. Battered by repeated invasions from their aggressive neighbors?Celt, Roman, and Norse?the Albans fled west.... more...

  • Bird Dreamby Matt Higgins

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    A gripping chronicle of skydivers, BASE jumpers, and the latest aerial pioneers on the edge Human flight is one of the last great challenges on Earth. Not like how the Wright brothers flew, but how we fly in our dreams. This is the goal of the Wingsuit Landing Project: to soar through the sky at speeds up to 100 mph, over distances... more...

  • Finding Longitude: Ships, clocks and starsby National Maritime Museum; Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Recommended for viewing on colour device. Official publication of the National Maritime Museum's ?Ships, Clocks and Stars? exhibition. more...

  • Finding Longitude: Ships, clocks and starsby National Maritime Museum; Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Recommended for viewing on colour device. Official publication of the National Maritime Museum's ?Ships, Clocks and Stars? exhibition. more...

  • In the Kingdom of Iceby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    New York Times   bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories... more...

  • A History of Astronomy (Routledge Revivals)by Walter W. Bryant

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    A History of Astronomy , first published in 1907, offers a comprehensive introduction to the steady development of the science since its inception in the ancient world up to the momentous progress of the nineteenth century. It includes biographical material relating to the most famous names in the study of astronomy ? Copernicus, Galileo, Newton,... more...

  • Science, Voyages, and Encounters in Oceania, 1511-1850by Bronwen Douglas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 110.00

    Blending global scope with local depth, this book throws new light on important themes. Spanning four centuries and vast space, it combines the history of ideas with particular histories of encounters between European voyagers and Indigenous people in Oceania (Island Southeast Asia, New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands). more...