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- Greystone Books 2010; US$ 14.95
The first women archaeologists were Victorian era adventurers who felt most at home when farthest from it. Canvas tents were their domains, hot Middle Eastern deserts their gardens of inquiry and labor. Thanks to them, prevailing ideas about feminine nature — soft, nurturing, submissive — were upended. Ladies of the Field tells the story of seven... more...
- Utah State University Press 2003; US$ 16.95
Although John Wesley Powell and party are usually given credit for the first river descent through the Grand Canyon, the ghost of James White has haunted those claims. White was a Colorado prospector, who, almost two years before Powell's journey, washed up on a makeshift raft at Callville, Nevada. His claim to have entered the Colorado above the... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95
Praise for Turn Right at Machu Picchu ?Ebullient?An engaging and sometimes hilarious book.? ? The New York Times Book Review ?Like all great travelogues (and this is certainly one), Turn Right ?should come with a fedora and a rucksack.? ? Men?s Journal ?Serious (and seriously funny)?smart and tightly written?a rediscovery of Machu Picchu,... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 32.99
The New York Times bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu sets out to uncover the truth behind the legendary lost city of Atlantis. A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: everything we know about the famous city of Atlantis comes from the work of Plato. Then he made a second, stranger discovery: amateur explorers are... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00
"A beguiling and valuable record of polar exploration before the planes landed, and a miraculous testament to what the human spirit can achieve. Albanov's harrowing story is a welcome addition to the canon of polar literature." -Sara Wheeler, author of Terra Incognita more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 69.95
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 17.99
The Indian Ocean remains the least studied of the world's geographic regions. Yet there have been major cultural exchanges across its waters and around its shores from the third millennium B.C.E. to the present day. Historian Edward A. Alpers explores the complex issues involved in cultural exchange in the Indian Ocean Rim region over the course... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.00
From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day , the definitive book on Lewis and Clark?s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a... more...