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  • The Riddleby Maldwin Drummond

    Unicorn Publishing Group 2017; US$ 12.49

    A new edition of the definitive study of the background to the writing of The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers, now beautifully illustrated by Martyn Mackrill. It includes details of Childers’ own sailing experiences and also a detailed account of the reception afforded the book in official circles and Childers involvement in this.Maldwin Drummond... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Trade, Travel and Exploration in the Middle Ages (2000)by John Block Friedman; Kristen Mossler Figg

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 70.00

    First published in 2000, Trade, Travel, and Exploration: An Encyclopedia covers the people, places, technologies, and intellectual concepts that contributed to trade, travel and exploration during the Middle Ages, from the years C.E. 525 to 1492. This comprehensive reference work contains entries on a large number of subjects, including familiar... more...

  • New World Secrets on Ancient Asian Mapsby Charlotte Harris Rees

    Torchflame Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Charlotte Harris Rees is an independent researcher, a retired federal employee, and an honors graduate of Columbia International University. She has diligently studied the possibility of very early arrival of Chinese to America. In 2003 Rees and her brother took the Harris Map Collection to the Library of Congress where it remained for three years... more...

  • Did Ancient Chinese Explore Americaby Charlotte Harris Rees

    Torchflame Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    A Chinese classic, the Shan Hai Jing, reportedly from 2000 BC claimed travels to the ends of the earth. However, today many, while accepting the antiquity of this account, believe it was just mythology. But was it?Testing the hypothesis that the Shan Hai Jing described actual surveys of North America, Charlotte Harris Rees, author of books about early... more...

  • The Asiatic Fathers of Americaby Hendon M. Harris Jr.; Charlotte Harris Rees

    Torchflame Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Much evidence from both sides of the Pacific indicates that people from Asia reached America at very early dates. It also appears that at least occasional trips were made back to Asia. This book explores some of the early Asian accounts about voyages to a beautiful land to their east called Fu Sang. It explains how that trip was possible. Included... 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...

  • Titanicby National Geographic

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 4.99

    On the 100th anniversary of Titanic's sinking, National Geographic revisits the romance, glory, and tragedy of this tremendous ship and presents an insider’s look at the new findings about the passengers and scientific study of the wreck site. For 100 years the great ship Titanic has rested in its final grave on the ocean floor, lost to deep ocean... more...