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

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 34.24

    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 Voyage of the Beagleby James Taylor

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 21.99

    The Beagle has become synonymous with Charles Darwin and his groundbreaking title On the Origin of Species . But how did Darwin come to be on board? For the first time in a single volume all the various strands of the Beagle story have been woven together to reveal the circumstances that set the expedition in motion and the characters who circumnavigated... more...

  • Mapping the Frontierby Rufus Harvey Sargent; Jan Cigliano Hartman

    Down East Books 2015; US$ 24.99

    Author R. Harvey Sargent of Sedgwick, ME, led the U. S. Geological Survey in Alaska, for 35 years. He also created the first modern maps of China, trekking across the country's interior during the treacherous post-Boxer Rebellion days in 1903-04. His remarkable story is told in the pages of this book. more...

  • The Wheelby Richard W. Bulliet

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    In this book, Richard W. Bulliet focuses on three major phases in the evolution of the wheel and their relationship to the needs and ambitions of human society. He begins in 4000 B.C.E. with the first wheels affixed to axles. He then follows with the innovation of wheels turning independently on their axles and concludes five thousand years later... more...

  • The Mystery of John Colterby Ronald M. Anglin; Larry E. Morris

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 18.99

    From the first account of ?Colter?s Run,? published in 1810, fascination with John Colter, one of America?s most famous and yet least known frontiersmen and discoverer of Yellowstone Park, has never waned. Unlike other legends of the era like Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and Kit Carson, Colter has remained elusive because he left not a single letter,... more...

  • As Told at The Explorers Clubby George Plimpton

    Lyons Press 2005; US$ 17.99

    Tales of exploration from the world's most exclusive club. more...

  • American Sanctuaryby A. Roger Ekirch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 30.00

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  • Scott And Amundsenby Roland Huntford

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 21.99

    At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South Pole was the most coveted prize in the fiercely nationalistic modern age of exploration. In the brilliant dual biography, the award-winning writer Roland Huntford re-examines every detail of the great race to the South Pole between Britain's Robert Scott and Norway's Roald Amundsen. Scott, who... more...

  • Trails of the Pathfindersby George Bird Grinnell

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    This book charts the heroic age of exploration and travel in the American West. It considers the great pathfinders and explorers: Alexander Henry, Alexander Mackenzie, Lewis and Clark, Zebulon Pike, Ross Cox, Thomas Farnham, John Fremont, and more. more...

  • In the Lena Deltaby George W. Melville

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    In the Lena Delta is the story of the U.S. explorer and naval engineer, George Melville, who led an expedition that found the remains of Lieutanant G.W. De Long and his party from his previous expedition on the Jeannette. In July of 1879, as chief engineer, Melville set sail with De Long from San Francisco on the Jeannette through the Bering Strait,... more...