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- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
Can't get enough of high-seas adventure? Dip into this fascinating biographical record of some of the most scandalous scallywags history has ever known. This exhaustively researched volume provides details about the hard-lived lives -- and ignominious deaths -- of the most infamous pirates. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99
Science tells us what is. Technology tells us what can be. But neither can tell us what ought to be. As a science and technology journalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jay Bookman has witnessed some of the most remarkable and exciting advances in human history-supercomputers, cyborgs, genetic engineering. Like the rest of us, though,... more...
- Dundurn Press 2009; US$ 19.99
Born in Manitoba of Icelandic parents, Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879?1962) became one of Canada's most famous and controversial Arctic explorers. After graduate studies in anthropology at Harvard University, Stefansson lived with and studied Inuit in the Mackenzie River Delta in the Northwest Territories in the winter of 1906?07. In two subsequent expeditions... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95
“One of the great adventures of our time.? — Life “Am going to cross Pacific on a wooden raft to support a theory that the South Sea islands were peopled from Peru. Will you come? . . . Reply at once.? That is how six brave and inquisitive men came to seek a dangerous path to test a scientific theory. On a primitive raft made of forty-foot balsa... more...
- Lyons Press 2014; US$ 17.99
Douglas Mawson was determined to make his mark on Antarctica as no other explorer had done before him. What really happened on the ice has been buried for a century. Flaws in the Ice is the untold true story of Douglas Mawson?s 1911-1914 Antarctic Expedition, mistakenly hailed for a century as a courageous survival story from the Heroic... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99
DeVivo employs a historical narrative in offering a critical review of the most influential leaders in American academic geography during the twentieth century. Geographers with interest in the history of the discipline, as well as academic leaders and scholars in leadership, will appreciate this book. more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 62.25
Asien und Europa standen immer in einem spannungsreichen Verhältnis zueinander. Galt der Osten als das irdische Paradies, als Quelle des Lichts und Ursprung allen Reichtums, erwartete Europa von dort zugleich das Ende der Geschichte. Vieles sprach dafür, im asiatischen Kontinent nicht nur eine weitere und größere Welt, sondern auch eine faszinierende,... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 47.50
Historians have long recognized the middle of the twentieth century as significant in the history of the modern South, owing to a convergence of social change, political realignment, and cultural expansion. This period in southern history has provided extensive material for scholars of race, gender, and politics. In addition, sweeping economic changes... more...