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- Limmat Verlag 2014; US$ 37.99
Neben den britischen Eisenbahnstrecken im südlichen Afrika gehört die Yunnan-Bahn in Ostasien zu den ehrgeizigsten und spektakulärsten kolonialen Eisenbahnprojekten des vergangenen Jahrhunderts. Auf insgesamt 855 Schmalspurkilometern überquert der Zug von Haiphong (Vietnam) nach Kunming (China) nicht weniger als 173 Brücken und durchfährt 158 Tunnel.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95
From the author of 1491? the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas?a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites... more...
- D & M Publishers 2011; US$ 27.99
When Columbus triumphantly returned from America to Spain in 1493, his discoveries inflamed an already-smouldering conflict between Spain's renowned monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, and Portugal's João II. Which nation was to control the world's oceans? To quell the argument, Pope Alexander VI - the notorious Rodrigo Borgia - issued a proclamation... more...
- Counterpoint 2012; US$ 26.99
The South Pole discovered? trumpeted the front page of The Daily Chronicle on March 8, 1912, marking Roald Amundsen?s triumph over the tragic Robert Scott. Yet behind all the headlines there was a much bigger story. Antarctica was awash with expeditions. In 1912, five separate teams representing the old and new world were diligently embarking on... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 23.96
1912 was an incredible year, marking the height of the Heroic Age of Exploration. Curiosity about Antarctica was at fever pitch, and between 1910 and 1914 five teams of intrepid explorers embarked on the greatest race of the era, to travel beyond the edges of the known world and conquer this last great frontier. Pitted against each other were Captain... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 39.99
All aspects of the discovery of Australia are revealed in this reference work. It is especially useful for its comprehensive gallery of the exploits and achievements of the key figures in Australian Exploration. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 11.90
What makes a good explorer? Adaptability, ambition, stamina, self-confidence, curiosity, optimism, authority?and fund-raising ability. Though few of us will ever have to face a charging elephant, or survive solely on penguin stew, when it comes to project management, crisis aversion, or any number of everyday problems, there is much we can learn from... more...
- Boone and Crockett Club 2012; US$ 9.99
The second book in Boone and Crockett Club's new series of digitally remastered classics. Relive Roosvelt's account of his African wanderings as an American hunternaturalist. This edition includes over 100 refined photographs, drawings, and maps from the original publication as well as bonus images not found in other editions. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.95
The California Gold Rush inspired a new American dream?the ?dream of instant wealth, won by audacity and good luck.? The discovery of gold on the American River in 1848 triggered the most astonishing mass movement of peoples since the Crusades. It drew fortune-seekers from the ends of the earth, accelerated America?s imperial expansion, and exacerbated... more...