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  • The Ongoing Columbian Exchange: Stories of Biological and Economic Transfer in World Historyby Christopher Cumo

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    This unique encyclopedia enables students to understand the myriad ways that the Columbian Exchange shaped the modern world, covering every major living organism from pathogens and plants to insects and mammals. more...

  • Life Among the Apachesby John C. Cremony

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    One of the original seventeenth-century historical accounts of the Apaches and the southwestern American Indians. John C. Cremony?s first encounter with the Indians of the Southwest occurred in the early 1850s, when he accompanied John R. Bartlett?s boundary commission surveying the United States–Mexican border. Some ten years later, as an officer... more...

  • Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trailby Lewis H. Garrard

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    The classic account and history of the Taos Revolt and the Cheyenne Indians. In the bright morning of his youth, Lewis H. Garrard traveled into the wild and free Rocky Mountain West and left us this fresh and vigorous account, which, says A. B. Guthrie Jr., contains in its pages “the genuine article—the Indian, the trader, the mountain man, their... more...

  • John Kemble?s Gibraltar Journalby Eric W. Nye

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 165.00

    A host of newly-discovered documents enable us to re-examine one of the most intriguing events in British intellectual history, the Spanish Expedition of the Cambridge Apostles in 1830-1. more...

  • Running Mad for Kentuckyby Ellen Eslinger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    The crossing of America's first great divide -- the Appalachian Mountains -- has been a source of much fascination but has received little attention from modern historians. In the eighteenth century, the Wilderness Road and Ohio River routes into Kentucky presented daunting natural barriers and the threat of Indian attack. Running Mad for Kentucky... more...

  • Remarkable Creaturesby Sean B. Carroll

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.95

    An award-wining biologist takes us on the dramatic expeditions that unearthed the history of life on our planet. Just 150 years ago,most of our world was an unexplored wilderness.Our sense of how old it was? Vague and vastly off the mark. And our sense of our own species? history? A set of fantastic myths and fairy tales. Fossils had been known for... more...

  • Selkirk's Islandby Diana Souhami

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Winner of the 2001 Whitbread Biography Award: Diana Souhami?s gripping true story of the man and the island that inspired Robinson Crusoe This action-filled biography follows Alexander Selkirk, an eighteenth-century Scottish buccaneer who sailed the South Seas plundering for gold. But an ill-fated expedition in 1703 led to shipwreck on remote... more...

  • Coconut Chaosby Diana Souhami

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Moving between fact and fiction, past and present, this dizzyingly inventive novel reimagines the story of the Mutiny on the Bounty It started with a coconut . . .   In the early hours of April 27, 1789, Fletcher Christian, master?s mate on the HMS Bounty , took a coconut from a pile on the quarterdeck. This random, seemingly inconsequential... more...

  • From Pole to Poleby Garth James Cameron

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    Roald Amundsen was the most successful polar explorer of his era using sledges, dogs, skis, and ships. He is mainly remembered for being the first man to reach the South Pole on December 14, 1911. What is less often remembered is that he was also the first man to reach the North Pole on May 12, 1926, as the leader of the Amundsen-Ellsworth-Nobile... more...

  • Everestby Reinhold Messner

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    ‘Everest by fair means – that is the human dimension, and that is what interests me … In reaching for the oxygen cylinder, a climber degrades Everest … a climber who doesn?t rely on his own strength and skills, but on apparatus and drugs, deceives himself. In May 1978 Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler became the first climbers in history to reach... more...