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Exploration & Discovery

  • 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...

  • Marco Poloby John Man

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    "I have read everything written on Marco Polo, and John Man's book is, by far, my favorite work on the subject. It's not only an over-due and important historical study, it's an entertaining ride every step of the way." ? John Fusco, Creator of the Netflix original series Marco Polo The true history behind the Netflix original series Marco Polo... more...

  • Ships, Clocks, and Starsby Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve ?the longitude problem,? the question of how to determine a ship?s position at sea?and one that changed the history of mankind. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest... more...

  • Ships, Clocks, and Starsby Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 75.00

    A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve ?the longitude problem,? the question of how to determine a ship?s position at sea?and one that changed the history of mankind. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest... more...

  • La Belle, the Ship That Changed Historyby Joan Marshall; Clay Johnson; James E. Bruseth; James E. Bruseth; Mark Wolfe; David Denney

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    fter two decades of searching for La Salle?s lost ship La Belle , Texas Historical Commission (THC) divers in 1995 located a shipwreck containing historic artifacts of European origin in the silty bottom of Matagorda Bay, off the coast of Texas. The first cannon lifted from the waters bore late seventeenth-century French insignias. The ill-fated... more...

  • Iberian Visions of the Pacific Ocean, 1507-1899by Rainer Buschmann

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    In this work, Buschmann incorporates neglected Spanish visions into the European perceptions of the emerging Pacific world. The book argues that Spanish diplomats and intellectuals attempted to create an intellectual link between the Americas and the Pacific Ocean. more...

  • 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...