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Exploration & Discovery

  • These Chivalrous Brothersby David Sunderland

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 8.99

    The story of the 1882 Palmer Sinai Expedition, a spying and terrorist mission that ended in the murder of its participants and was one of the great cause célèbre of the nineteenth century. more...

  • Written in the Ruinsby Paul Chiasson

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 11.99

    Written in the Ruins investigates the ruins at St. Peters, in the southern part of Cape Breton Island, where amazing evidence supports a wild theory that could answer all the questions raised by the island?s curious, unresolved history: was it settled by the Chinese long before Europeans arrived? more...

  • Ascension au pic de Néthouby Adolphe Mony; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "La Maladetta est le mont Blanc des Pyrénées. Comme le roi des Alpes, comme toutes les grandeurs qui se respectent, la reine des montagnes espagnoles s'éloigne de la foule des hauteurs secondaires et se dresse à l'écart dans une solitaire majesté. Le groupe des monts Maudits, dont la Maladette est le sommet principal, forme une demi-lune,... more...

  • Life on the Plains and among the Diggingsby Alonzo Delano

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    During the California gold rush, 300,000 prospectors flocked to California in the hopes of making it rich. Among them was Alonzo Delano, who set out alone at the age of forty-two, leaving his family behind in Illinois, both to seek out new opportunity and because of a doctor?s prescription for a western climate to help cure a lung ailment. He was,... more...

  • The Wheelby Richard W. Bulliet

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    In this book, Richard W. Bulliet focuses on three major phases in the evolution of the wheel and their relationship to the needs and ambitions of human society. He begins in 4000 B.C.E. with the first wheels affixed to axles. He then follows with the innovation of wheels turning independently on their axles and concludes five thousand years later... more...

  • Expédition d'Egypteby Napoléon Ier; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Pour s'emparer de Malte et de l'Egypte, il faudrait de vingt à vingt-cinq mille hommes d'infanterie, et de deux à trois mille hommes de cavalerie sans chevaux. L'on pourrait prendre et embarquer ces troupes de la manière suivante, en Italie et en France : A Civita-Vecchia, la vingt-et-unième d'infanterie légère, deux mille ; la soixante-unième... more...

  • Expédition d'Egypteby Napoléon Ier; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "Le scheick qui vous remettra cette lettre, citoyen général, me fait espérer qu'il pourra réunir assez de moyens de transport pour faire venir à Caïffa le riz et le biscuit qui doivent être arrivés à Césarée : concertez-vous avec lui et donnez-lui toute l'assistance dont il peut avoir besoin. Nous sommes maîtres de Caïffa, où nous avons... more...

  • Il pleut des mains sur le Congoby Marc Wiltz

    Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 11.99

    Vivre ailleurs, s'installer durablement et changer de perspectives : des récits d?écrivains contemporains sur cette expérience fantasmée et vécue, faite d'émotions et de résonances. Pourquoi tous ces morts au beau milieu de l?Afrique coloniale ? Pourquoi cet oubli incompréhensible ? Ce silence, que rien ou si peu ne vient troubler ? Les faits,... more...

  • The Mythical Indies and Columbus's Apocalyptic Letterby Elizabeth Moore Willingham

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 129.99

    With his letter of 1493 to the court of Spain, Christopher Columbus heralded his first voyage to the present-day Americas, creating visions that seduced the European imagination and birthing a fascination with those ?new? lands and their inhabitants. Columbus?s epistolary announcement travelled from country to country in a late-medieval media event,... more...

  • Nansenby Marit Fosse; John Fox

    Hamilton Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    Nansen chronicles the life of Fridtjof Nansen?visionary, explorer, researcher, diplomat, and humanist. This book addresses Nansen? s contributions to arctic exploration as well as his political efforts regarding prisoners of war and refugees across Europe. more...