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Exploration & Discovery

  • Die Vertextung der Weltby Johannes Görbert

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This study examines the literary presentation of research expeditions, comparing the works of Forster, von Humboldt, and Chamisso. The 1st part looks at third-party portrayals of expeditionary goals, while the 2nd part focuses on the natural scientists? own presentations. In addition to facilitating new perspectives on texts that have been researched... more...

  • Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Aoby Hone Sadler

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 29.15

    Ngapuhi is the largest iwi in New Zealand and its people have occupied the northern North Island, from Tamaki in the south to Te Rerenga Wairua in the north, from the time of their arrival from Hawaiki. Ko Tautoro, Te Pito o Toku Ao is Ngapuhi elder Hone Sadler?s powerful account of the origins, history and culture of the Ngapuhi people – a profound... more...

  • Explorationby Stewart A. Weaver

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    We live in an age of globalization on every conceivable level, but globalization has a deeper history than politicians and pundits often allow, and nothing is more significant to its history than exploration. Wherever trade or faith or empire followed, explorers usually led. Their motives were as many-sided and various as their actions; their legacies... more...

  • Shackletonby Michael Smith

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 30.00

    An extraordinary character and one of history?s great explorers, Ernest Shackleton pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago, becoming the dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. A restless adventurer from an Irish background, he joined the Empire?s... more...

  • A Man Most Drivenby Peter Firstbrook

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 30.00

    "A nuanced account of the English captain saved by Pocahontas reveals an astonishingly complicated personality. Former BBC producer Firstbrook finds in the roguish, quarrelsome, fearless adventurer Capt. John Smith a sterling example of the tenacious early-American character…. Exciting historical tales with romantic overtones." - Kirkus Reviews ... more...

  • Three Miles Downby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    James Hamilton-Paterson describes Three Miles Down (first published in 1998) as 'the account of a treasure hunt in 1995 which I joined as the expedition's chronicler. A group of Britons had chartered the Russian oceanographic ship, the Mstislav Keldysh, to look for the wrecks of two vessels sunk in the Atlantic in the Second World War... Both were... more...

  • Paddlenorthby Jennifer Kingsley

    Greystone Books 2014; US$ 26.95

    In an adventure of a lifetime, Jennifer Kingsley and her five companions canoe through one of the planet?s most rugged settings. They battle raging winds, impenetrable sea ice, treacherous rapids, and agonizing sores and blisters while contending with rising tensions among the group. But they also experience the lasting joy of grizzly sightings, icy... more...

  • "In den wilden Bergschluchten widerhallt ihr Pfeifen"by Otto Meister; Silvia Agnes Meister; Paul Hugger; Ursula Meister; Thomas Wagner; Gabriela Zehnder

    Limmat Verlag 2014; US$ 37.99

    Neben den britischen Eisenbahnstrecken im südlichen Afrika gehört die Yunnan-Bahn in Ostasien zu den ehrgeizigsten und spektakulärsten kolonialen Eisenbahnprojekten des vergangenen Jahrhunderts. Auf insgesamt 855 Schmalspurkilometern überquert der Zug von Haiphong (Vietnam) nach Kunming (China) nicht weniger als 173 Brücken und durchfährt 158 Tunnel.... more...

  • Pionier und Gentleman der Alpenby Natascha Knecht

    Limmat Verlag 2014; US$ 36.99

    Melchior Anderegg (1828-1914) war einer der berühmtesten Bergführer des 19. Jahrhunderts. In Zaun bei Meiringen geboren, wurde er Holzschnitzer, als Gemsjäger erwarb er sich die Kletterfähigkeiten. Als Knecht des Grimsel-Hospiz begann er, englische Alpinisten auf Bergspitzen zu leiten und glänzte schon bald mit Erstbesteigungen im In- und Ausland.... more...

  • Expedition into Empireby Martin Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Expeditionary journeys have shaped our world, but the expedition as a cultural form is rarely scrutinized. This book is the first major investigation of the conventions and social practices embedded in team-based exploration. In probing the politics of expedition making, this volume is itself a pioneering journey through the cultures of empire. With... more...