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  • Longitudeby Dava Sobel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 3.55

    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...

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

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 10.88

    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$ 18.99

    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 Frontier in American Historyby Frederick Jackson Turner

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    A fascinating exploration of American identity by one of the most influential historians and thinkers of the twentieth century According to Frederick Jackson Turner, the distinct qualities of the American character are inseparable from the idea of the frontier. One of the nation?s most influential historians, Turner sets forth his ?frontier thesis?... 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...

  • Maritime Portsmouthby Paul Brown

    The History Press 2016; US$ 11.99

    For three centuries Portsmouth has been the leading base of the Royal Navy but the naval heritage of its port can be traced back to the Roman invasion of Britain. From the Roman walls of Portchester to the best-preserved Georgian dockyard in the world and the illustrious HMS Victory, Portsmouth is amongst the most important naval sites in the world.This... 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...

  • Empires of the Monsoon (Text Only)by Richard Hall

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 8.00

    ?A triumph: a first class comprehensive narrative of the impact upon the people of the Indian Ocean of those who penetrated it. It is hard to believe that this account of a European epic has any rival.? J.M. ROBERTS, author of the Penguin History of the World more...