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  • Scientific Practices in European History, 1200-1800by Peter Dear

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Scientific Practices in European History, 1200–1800 presents and situates a collection of extracts from both widely known texts by such figures as Copernicus, Newton, and Lavoisier, and lesser known but significant items, all chosen to provide a perspective on topics in social, cultural and intellectual history and to illuminate the concerns of... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Trade, Travel and Exploration in the Middle Ages (2000)by John Block Friedman; Kristen Mossler Figg

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 70.00

    First published in 2000, Trade, Travel, and Exploration: An Encyclopedia covers the people, places, technologies, and intellectual concepts that contributed to trade, travel and exploration during the Middle Ages, from the years C.E. 525 to 1492. This comprehensive reference work contains entries on a large number of subjects, including familiar... more...

  • The Naval Miscellanyby Brian Vale

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Brian Vale is a naval historian with degrees from Keele and King’s College London. A life-long member of the Society for Nautical Research and the Navy Records Society, he has long specialised in Anglo-South American maritime history. His books include Independence or Death! British sailors and Brazilian Independence, A Frigate of King George,... more...

  • British Warship Recognition: The Perkins Identification Albumsby Richard Perkins

    Seaforth Publishing 2017; US$ 44.68

    The Richard Perkins warship identification albums form one of the most detailed studies ever undertaken of the changes to the appearance of Royal Navy ships. However, it is a unique hand-drawn manuscript artefact in the care of the National Maritime Museum, so despite its value it is rarely seen by anyone besides the museum's curators, for whom it... more...

  • The Rag Tag Fleetby Ian W. Shaw

    Hachette Australia 2017; US$ 23.99

    The unknown story of the Australian men and boats which helped win the war in the Pacific more...

  • The Empire of the St. Lawrenceby Donald Creighton; H. Christopher Moore

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    Creighton examines the trading system that developed along the St. Lawrence River and argues that the exploitation of key staple products by colonial merchants along the St. Lawrence River system was key to Canada’s economic and national development. more...

  • Indians in the Fur Tradeby J. Arthur Ray

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2017; Not Available

    A classic study of the Assiniboine and western Cree Indians who inhabited southern Manitoba and Saskatchewan between 1660 and 1870. The second edition contains a new preface and an update on all sources. more...

  • Collecting the Worldby James Delbourgo

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 35.24

    Hans Sloane was a young doctor from Northern Ireland who made his way in London and eventually become physician to the king and much of London society. In his youth he made a defining visit to Jamaica, where he began collecting 'curiosities' of all kinds. He eventually became the centre of a worldwide network which allowed him to assemble the collections... more...

  • Arabia Felixby Thorkild Hansen; Colin Thubron; James McFarlane; Kathleen McFarlane

    New York Review Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    A riveting account of a landmark expedition that left only one survivor, now back in print for the first time in decades. Arabia Felix is the spellbinding true story of a scientific expedition gone disastrously awry. On a winter morning in 1761 six men leave Copenhagen by sea—a botanist, a philologist, an astronomer, a doctor, an artist,... more...

  • Apollo 8by Jeffrey Kluger

    Henry Holt and Co. 2017; US$ 21.00

    The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astronauts had burned to death in their spacecraft, and... more...