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  • Travels in Alaskaby John Muir

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    No armchair naturalist, renowned conservationist John Muir was a rugged explorer who stoked his love for nature with strenuous hikes and demanding expeditions. Travels in Alaska recounts Muir's 1899 journey to the northern frontier with a crew of scientists, as well as some of his subsequent sojourns in the region. more...

  • The Life of Dr Elisha Kent Kane, and of Other Distinguished American Explorersby Samuel M. Smucker

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Selecting the most distinguished American explorers, this book by Samuel Smucker contains narratives of their research and adventures in remote and interesting parts of the globe. Among the five explorers is Elisha Kent Kane: from his youth and early training, oriental wanderings, discoveries and perils. It looks at Kane?s unconquerable enthusiasm... more...

  • Marco Poloby John Man

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    "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...

  • Undaunted Courageby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.00

    From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day , the definitive book on Lewis and Clark?s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a... 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...

  • 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...

  • Gunpowder, Treason and Plotby Lettice Cooper

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    On the fifth of November every year, children all over England delightedly light bonfires, swish sparklers and gobble toffee apples in celebration of Bonfire Night, and the death of Guy Fawkes. But what really happened on the night of the Fifth of November, 1605, when the plot to blow up King and Parliament was discovered? And what led up to so... more...

  • 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...

  • Thirteenby Henry S. F. Cooper

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    ? Houston, we?ve had a problem here.? On the evening of April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard Apollo 13 were just hours from the third lunar landing in history. But as they soared through space, two hundred thousand miles from earth, an explosion badly damaged their spacecraft. With compromised engines and failing life-support systems, the... more...

  • One Small Stepby David Whitehouse

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    Here is the most up-to-date history of man in space, researched by a NASA insider from astronaut interviews, diaries and speeches, and even top-secret documents from the former Soviet Union, with many revelations appearing in print for the very first time,. One Small Step shows space travel as it's never been seen before and those who read it will... more...