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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Empire of the St. Lawrenceby Donald Creighton; Christopher Moore

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 33.95

    Creighton examines the trading system that developed along the St. Lawrence River and argues that the exploitation of key staple products by colonial merchants along the St. Lawrence River system was key to Canada?s economic and national development. more...

  • A Frenchman in Search of Franklinby Emile Frederic de Bray; William Barr

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 32.95

    A remarkable account by a French naval officer who volunteered to take part in the Royal Navy search for the Franklin expedition. more...

  • Overland to Starvation Coveby Heinrich Klutschak; William Barr

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 32.95

    A significant contribution to Canadian exploration history, it is also an important anthropological document, providing some of the earliest reliable descriptions of the Aivilingmiut, the Utkuhikhalingmiut, and the Netsilingmiut. more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialismby Edward Cavanagh; Lorenzo Veracini

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 240.00

    The Routledge Handbook of the History of Settler Colonialism examines the global history of settler colonialism as a distinct mode of domination from ancient times to the present day. It explores the ways in which new polities were established in freshly discovered ?New Worlds?, and covers the history of many countries, including Australia, New... more...

  • Down the Great Unknownby Edward Dolnick

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    0n May 24, 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. No one had ever explored the fabled Grand Canyon; to adventurers of that era it was a region almost as mysterious as Atlantis -- and as perilous. The ten men set out down the mighty... more...