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Exploration & Discovery

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hell on Iceby Edward Ellsberg

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    The thrilling adventure of one crew?s harrowing journey back from the earth?s most foreboding frozen hell In the 1870s, newspaperman James Gordon Bennett of the New York Herald drummed up excitement and publicity for his paper through highly publicized missions of exploration. In 1879, Bennett?s idea for a voyage was his most audacious to date:... more...

  • Unknown Shoreby Robert Ruby

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    The true story of how the first English colony in the New World was lost to history, then found again three hundred years later. England's first attempt at colonizing the New World was not at Roanoke or Jamestown, but on a mostly frozen small island in the Canadian Arctic. Queen Elizabeth I called that place Meta Incognita -- the Unknown Shore. Backed... more...

  • The Explorersby Martin Dugard

    Doubleday Canada 2014; US$ 32.00

    The story of Sir Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke--their friendship, bitter rivalry, and the two thousand year search for the source of the Nile--is almost too good to be true.      Imagine a story in which two daring adventurers set off to solve the greatest and oldest of geographical mysteries: the source of the Nile. Their journey... more...

  • Goldby John Stephens

    TwoDot 2014; US$ 17.99

    Gold  offers a feel for what it was like to live through the heady days of the discovery and exploitation of gold in California in the mid-1800s through firsthand accounts, short stories, and tall tales written by the people who were there. These eyewitness accounts offer an immediacy that brings the events to life. more...

  • Die Obeliskenfragmente aus Assurby Julia Orlamünde; Eckart Frahm

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 69.29

    Die Mehrheit der in Assur gefundenen Obeliskenfragmente ist bisher gar nicht oder nur unzureichend publiziert worden. Julia Orlamünde legt nun eine detaillierte Beschreibung der 256 Fragmente drei unterschiedlicher Obeliskentypen vor und präsentiert eine Reihe von Zusammenschlüssen einzelner Fragmente. Gleichzeitig wird eine gute Vorstellung dessen... more...