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Exploration & Discovery

  • In the Kingdom of Iceby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95

    New York Times   bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories... more...

  • Bird Dreamby Matt Higgins

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    "[R]iveting... a must-read. A highflying, electrifying story of a treacherous sport in which every triumph is an eye blink away from becoming a disaster." -- Kirkus (STARRED) A heart-stopping narrative of risk and courage, Bird Dream tells the story of the remarkable men and women who pioneered the latest advances in aerial exploration?from... more...

  • Finding Longitude: How ships, clocks and stars helped solve the longitude problemby National Maritime Museum; Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Recommended for viewing on colour device. Official publication of the National Maritime Museum's ?Ships, Clocks and Stars? exhibition. more...

  • Finding Longitude: How ships, clocks and stars helped solve the longitude problemby National Maritime Museum; Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Recommended for viewing on colour device. Official publication of the National Maritime Museum's ?Ships, Clocks and Stars? exhibition. more...

  • Hell on Iceby Edward Ellsberg

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    The thrilling adventure of one crew?s harrowing journey back from the earth?s most foreboding frozen hell In the 1870s, newspaperman James Gordon Bennett of the New York Herald drummed up excitement and publicity for his paper through highly publicized missions of exploration. In 1879, Bennett?s idea for a voyage was his most audacious to date:... more...

  • Unknown Shoreby Robert Ruby

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    The true story of how the first English colony in the New World was lost to history, then found again three hundred years later. England's first attempt at colonizing the New World was not at Roanoke or Jamestown, but on a mostly frozen small island in the Canadian Arctic. Queen Elizabeth I called that place Meta Incognita -- the Unknown Shore. Backed... more...

  • The Explorersby Martin Dugard

    Doubleday Canada 2014; US$ 32.00

    The story of Sir Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke--their friendship, bitter rivalry, and the two thousand year search for the source of the Nile--is almost too good to be true.      Imagine a story in which two daring adventurers set off to solve the greatest and oldest of geographical mysteries: the source of the Nile. Their journey... more...

  • Die Obeliskenfragmente aus Assurby Julia Orlamünde; Eckart Frahm

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 70.30

    Die Mehrheit der in Assur gefundenen Obeliskenfragmente ist bisher gar nicht oder nur unzureichend publiziert worden. Julia Orlamünde legt nun eine detaillierte Beschreibung der 256 Fragmente drei unterschiedlicher Obeliskentypen vor und präsentiert eine Reihe von Zusammenschlüssen einzelner Fragmente. Gleichzeitig wird eine gute Vorstellung dessen... more...

  • The Victorian Colonial Romance with the Antipodesby Helen Lucy Blythe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This study treats the Victorian Antipodes as a compelling site of romance and satire for middle-class writers who went to New Zealand between 1840 and 1872. Blythe's research fits with the rising study of settler colonialism and highlights the intersection of late-Victorian ideas and post-colonial theories. more...

  • Lure of the Mountainsby Michael D. Lowes

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 18.94

    Lure of the Mountains is the first published biography of accomplished photographer, ornithologist, teacher and 1924 Everest expedition member Bentley Beetham (1886-1963). Written by the late Michael D. Lowes, a pupil of Beetham's at Barnard Castle School in County Durham, and with a foreword by Graham Ratcliffe MBE, the first Briton to have summited... more...