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  • Neil Armstrongby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 5.99

    ?One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind? ? it was with these pivotal words that Neil Armstrong became world-famous, being the first man to walk on the Moon and becoming a legend on 21st July 1969. Along with Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins, he successfully completed this feat which proved the technological prowess of America to the rest... more...

  • Ladies of the Fieldby Amanda Adams

    Greystone Books 2010; US$ 14.99

    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 the... more...

  • Histoire de l'expédition d'Égypte et de Syrieby Jean-Joseph Ader; Général Beauvais; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "La situation de la république avait changé ; une seule campagne venait de replacer la France à la tête des nations ; et la ligue des rois de l'Europe, vaincue à Montenotte, à Millésimo, à Castiglione, terrassée, après une lutte de trois jours, aux champs d'Arcole, avait été obligée de subir le traité de Campo-Formio ; la révolution était... more...

  • Jack Tarby Roy & Lesley Adkins; Roy Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 15.99

    The Royal Navy to which Admiral Lord Nelson sacrificed his life depended on thousands of sailors and marines to man the great wind-powered wooden warships. Drawn from all over Britain and beyond, often unwillingly, these ordinary men made the navy invincible through skill, courage and sheer determination. Yet their contribution is frequently overlooked,... more...

  • In the Land of White Deathby Valerian Albanov

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • Classical Archaeology in Contextby Alexandra Alexandridou; Chryssi Bourbou; Kostis S. Christakis; Jamieson C. Donati; Kalliope E. Galanaki; Andreas Georgopoulos; Tamar Hodos; Konstantinos Kalogeropoulos; Athanasia Kyriakou; Anna Lagia; Evi Margaritis; Dimitra Mylona; Christina Papadaki; David B. Small; Manolis I. Stefanakis; Alexandros Tourtas; James Whitley; Donald Haggis; Carla Antonaccio

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 175.78

    The archaeology of Greece remains ensconced in traditional discourses of classics and art history. In recent decades, fieldwork has led to new research directions, allowing us to reevaluate classical archaeology as a distinct field generating its own research questions. This book compiles case studies of current fieldwork in the Greek... more...

  • Into the Abyssby Benedict Allen

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Why do explorers put themselves in dangerous situations? And, once the worst possible situation occurs, how do they find the resources to survive? In answering these questions, Benedict Allen weaves a series of tales from his own experience as well as that of other explorers including Columbus, Cortez, Scott, Shakelton, Stanley, Livingstone and their... more...

  • The Indian Ocean in World Historyby Edward A. Alpers

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.59

    The Indian Ocean in World History explores the cultural exchanges that took place in this region from ancient to modern times. Alpers explores themes including diasporas, creolisation, and identity, focusing on identity and cultural retention/transformation as exemplified by language, popular religion, music, dance, art and architecture, and social... 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...