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Exploration & Discovery

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  • 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; Not Available

    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...

  • Challenger: An American Tragedyby Hugh Harris

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 4.99

    On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle  Challenger  launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Seventy-three seconds after launch, the fiery breach of a solid motor joint caused a rupture of the propellant tanks, and a stunned nation watched as flames engulfed the craft, killing all seven crew members on board. It was Hugh Harris, ?the voice... more...

  • Thirteenby Henry S. F. Cooper

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    ? Houston, we?ve had a problem here.? On the evening of April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard Apollo 13 were just hours from the third lunar landing in history. But as they soared through space, two hundred thousand miles from earth, an explosion badly damaged their spacecraft. With compromised engines and failing life-support systems, the... 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...

  • 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...