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  • Life Among the Apachesby John C. Cremony

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    One of the original seventeenth-century historical accounts of the Apaches and the southwestern American Indians. John C. Cremony?s first encounter with the Indians of the Southwest occurred in the early 1850s, when he accompanied John R. Bartlett?s boundary commission surveying the United States–Mexican border. Some ten years later, as an officer... more...

  • Wah-To-Yah and the Taos Trailby Lewis H. Garrard

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.95

    The classic account and history of the Taos Revolt and the Cheyenne Indians. In the bright morning of his youth, Lewis H. Garrard traveled into the wild and free Rocky Mountain West and left us this fresh and vigorous account, which, says A. B. Guthrie Jr., contains in its pages “the genuine article—the Indian, the trader, the mountain man, their... more...

  • Running Mad for Kentuckyby Ellen Eslinger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    The crossing of America's first great divide -- the Appalachian Mountains -- has been a source of much fascination but has received little attention from modern historians. In the eighteenth century, the Wilderness Road and Ohio River routes into Kentucky presented daunting natural barriers and the threat of Indian attack. Running Mad for Kentucky... more...

  • Remarkable Creaturesby Sean B. Carroll

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.95

    An award-wining biologist takes us on the dramatic expeditions that unearthed the history of life on our planet. Just 150 years ago,most of our world was an unexplored wilderness.Our sense of how old it was? Vague and vastly off the mark. And our sense of our own species? history? A set of fantastic myths and fairy tales. Fossils had been known for... more...

  • Selkirk's Islandby Diana Souhami

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Winner of the 2001 Whitbread Biography Award: Diana Souhami?s gripping true story of the man and the island that inspired Robinson Crusoe This action-filled biography follows Alexander Selkirk, an eighteenth-century Scottish buccaneer who sailed the South Seas plundering for gold. But an ill-fated expedition in 1703 led to shipwreck on remote... more...

  • Coconut Chaosby Diana Souhami

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    Moving between fact and fiction, past and present, this dizzyingly inventive novel reimagines the story of the Mutiny on the Bounty It started with a coconut . . .   In the early hours of April 27, 1789, Fletcher Christian, master?s mate on the HMS Bounty , took a coconut from a pile on the quarterdeck. This random, seemingly inconsequential... more...

  • 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...

  • Everestby Reinhold Messner

    Vertebrate Publishing 2014; US$ 8.74

    ‘Everest by fair means – that is the human dimension, and that is what interests me … In reaching for the oxygen cylinder, a climber degrades Everest … a climber who doesn?t rely on his own strength and skills, but on apparatus and drugs, deceives himself. In May 1978 Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler became the first climbers in history to reach... more...

  • Marco Poloby John Man

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 10.99

    "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...

  • 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 1 st part looks at third-party portrayals of expeditionary goals, while the 2 nd part focuses on the natural scientists? own presentations. In addition to facilitating new perspectives on texts that have... more...