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Exploration & Discovery

  • 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...

  • Albert von le Coq (1860-1930) - Der Erwecker Manisby Michael Knüppel; Alois von Tongerloo

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The Turkologist, archeologist, and ethnologist Albert von Le Coq (1860?1930) is considered a founder of modern Manichean scholarship. For the first time, this volume presents an annotated edition of Le Coq?s letters to his scientific colleague Willi Bang Kaup, written between 1909 and 1914. It reveals Le Coq?s role in rediscovering Mani and reveals... 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...

  • Frozen in Timeby Owen Beattie; John Geiger; Margaret Atwood

    Greystone Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin?s ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845–48 has been shrouded in mystery for 165 years. Carrying the best equipment that the science and technology, Franklin and his men set out to “penetrate the icy fastness of the north, and to circumnavigate America.? The expedition?s two ships — HMS Erebus and... more...

  • Dragon Seaby Frank Pope

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 14.00

    Frank Pope pulls back the curtain on the intensely competitive underworld of shipwrecks in this thrilling story of treasure hunting gone wrong. When Oxford archeologist Mensun Bound?dubbed the "Indiana Jones of the Deep" by the Discovery Channel?teamed up with a financier to salvage a sunken trove of fifteenth-century porcelain, it seemed a dream... more...

  • 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

    ?[P]erversely entertaining... In a truly intoxicating read that was hard to put down, Matt Higgins has managed to make real a world about as far removed from daily life as it gets.? -- Daily Beast "Matt Higgins cracks open this astonishingly dangerous sport and captures the spectacular adrenaline surges it delivers."... 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...