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Exploration & Discovery

  • Ladies of the Fieldby Amanda Adams

    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...

  • Hell Or High Waterby Eilean Adams

    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... more...

  • In the Land of White Deathby Valerian Albanov

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara... more...

  • Into the Abyssby Benedict Allen

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A glimpse at the motivation and experiences of some of history's most intrepid explorers. more...

  • The Indian Ocean in World Historyby Edward A. Alpers

    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...

  • Undaunted Courageby Stephen E. Ambrose

    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...

  • The South Poleby Captain Roald Amundsen; Roland Huntford

    Cooper Square Press 2000; US$ 28.99

    The first explorer to reach the South Pole recounts the rigors of his expedition. more...

  • The Day the World Discovered the Sunby Mark Anderson

    Da Capo Press 2012; US$ 26.00

    In the tradition of Longitude , a page-turning story of eighteenth-century astronomers racing to find the distance to the sun and the keys to worldwide navigation more...

  • Hubert Who?by Malcolm Andrews

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 23.91

    Explorer, pioneer aviator, war photographer, naturalist, meteorologist, author, student of the paranormal, and secret agent; loyal lieutenant to Shackleton, Bean and Hearst; the last man from the West to meet with Lenin ... Sir Hubert Wilkins lived many lives - all of them exciting and fantastic. He shot the world's first movie footage from an aircraft... more...

  • Call of the Whiteby Felicity Aston

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2011; US$ 12.99

    Could you ski to the South Pole? That was the challenge that British Adventurer, Felicity Aston put to women as she set out to create the most international all-female expedition ever to the South Pole. At the close of 2009, Felicity led a team from Jamaica, India, Singapore, and Cyprus on a 900 km skiing trek across the Antarctic. more...