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  • Navigation: A Very Short Introductionby Jim Bennett

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 7.99

    Looking at the long history of navigation at sea, Jim Bennett discusses the scientific and technological developments that have enabled the accurate measurement of position and setting of directions in the oceans. more...

  • American Sanctuaryby A. Roger Ekirch

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2017; US$ 30.00

    From ?one of the most wide-ranging and imaginative historians in America today; there is no one else quite like him in the profession? (Gordon S. Wood)?a dazzling and original work of history.  A. Roger Ekirch?s American Sanctuary begins in 1797 with the bloodiest mutiny ever suffered by the Royal Navy?on the British frigate HMS Hermione, four... more...

  • Luxus auf dem Landby Debora Schmid

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2017; US$ 19.99

    Die Entdeckung des römischen Gutshofs von Munzach bei Liestal 1950 war eine Sensation. Die ganze Bevölkerung nahm Anteil an den Arbeiten. Schülerinnen und Schüler des Grabungsleiters Theodor Strübin sowie Erwachsene legten grösstenteils ehrenamtlich bei der Freilegung Hand an. Die Medien berichteten überschwänglich. Fünf Jahre später waren grosse Teile... more...

  • Travel Writing in Dutch and German, 1790-1930by Alison E. Martin; Lut Missinne; Beatrix van Dam

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This volume focuses on how travel writing contributed to cultural and intellectual exchange in and between the Dutch- and German-speaking regions from the 1790s to the twentieth-century interwar period. Drawing on a hitherto largely overlooked body of travelers whose work ranges across what is now Germany and Austria, the Netherlands and Dutch-speaking... more...

  • Captain James Carlinby Colin Carlin; William N. Jr. Still

    University of South Carolina Press 2016; Not Available

    A unique portrait of one of the most successful blockade runners who brought vital supplies to Confederate forces more...

  • Forgotten Songs and Stories of the Seaby Caroline Rochford

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 13.49

    Stirring tales of heroism at sea have been ingrained in the annals of maritime history since time immemorial. Christopher Columbus?s discovery of the New World, Queen Elizabeth I?s defeat of the Spanish Armada, and Horatio Nelson?s victory at Trafalgar are just some of Britain?s most memorable naval triumphs. But what about the lesser-known tales from... more...

  • Wings of Madness: Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flightby Paul Hoffman

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 8.94

    This ebook does not include illustrations. From the author of The Man Who Loved Only Numbers, winner of the prestigious Rhone-Poulenc science award: the history of aviation told through the extraordinary story of Alberto Santos-Dumont, the forgotten man who battled to be the first to free himself from the confines of the earth. more...

  • Scurvyby Jonathan Lamb

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    Scurvy, a disease often associated with long stretches of maritime travel, generated sensations exceeding the standard of what was normal. Eyes dazzled, skin was morbidly sensitive, emotions veered between disgust and delight. In this book, Jonathan Lamb presents an intellectual history of scurvy unlike any other, probing the speechless encounter... more...

  • Great Expeditions: 50 Journeys that changed our worldby Levison Wood

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 17.89

    Foreword by Levison Wood, bestselling author of Walking the Nile A comprehensive, fascinating and inspiring gallery of the great adventures that changed our world. more...

  • Unfreezing the Arcticby Andrew Stuhl

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    In recent years, journalists and environmentalists have pointed urgently to the melting Arctic as a leading indicator of the growing effects of climate change. While climate change has unleashed profound transformations in the region, most commentators distort these changes by calling them unprecedented. In reality, the landscapes of the North American... more...