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  • 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...

  • The Ice Balloonby Alec Wilkinson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    The story of the only person to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon, and the golden age of Polar Exploration. more...

  • 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...

  • 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

    ?[P]erversely entertaining... In a truly intoxicating read that was hard to put down, Matt Higgins has managed to make real a world about as far removed from daily life as it gets.? -- Daily Beast "Matt Higgins cracks open this astonishingly dangerous sport and captures the spectacular adrenaline surges it delivers."... more...

  • In the Kingdom of Iceby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Wilderness of the Upper Yukonby Charles Sheldon; Carl Rungius

    Boone and Crockett Club 2013; US$ 9.99

    The third book in Boone and Crockett Club's series of digitally remastered classics. Join Charles Sheldon in this wonderful book recording two years of field experiences while engaged in studying wild sheep of Yukon Territory from 1904 to 1905. This detailed account is strictly from the point of view of a hunter interested in natural history. Sheldon... more...

  • A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa (Illustrated)by Frederick Courteney Selous

    Boone and Crockett Club 2014; US$ 9.99

    Follow noted adventurer Frederick Courteney Selous as he spends nine years amongst the game of the far interior of South Africa as a professional hunter beginning in 1871 at the young age of 20. In his preface he notes, ?...my pages are naturally chiefly devoted to the ferae naturae amongst which I have been constantly living. Some of my conclusions... more...

  • Peary to the Poleby Walter Lord

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    For most of his life, an explorer fought to conquer the North Pole On March 1, 1909, only 413 miles of treacherous ice separated Robert E. Peary from realizing his lifelong dream of becoming the first man to set foot on the North Pole. On that dark morning on Canada?s Ellesmere Island, it was cold enough to freeze a bottle of brandy. Though appearing... more...

  • The Fly Trapby Fredrik SjÖBerg; Thomas Teal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 12.99

    A Nature Book of the Year ( The Times (UK)) A rare memoir of extraordinary, mesmerizing brilliance?a Swedish best seller?by an entomologist fascinated with the natural world and the hidden wonders of life, and which asks: What is it that drives the obsessively curious to exploration and the practice of collecting?  Warm and humorous, self-deprecating... more...