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- 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...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95
From the early explorers to space travelers and holiday jetsetters, those in transit have acknowledged both the benefits and downsides of life on the go. The Little Blue Book of Travel Wisdom is a collection of these musings on travel, be it for research purposes, business, or vacation, via a plane, a bus, or a train. Just some of the figures cited... 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...
Antarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth's Polar Regions [2 volumes]ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 189.00
This one-stop reference is a perfect resource for anyone interested in the North and South Poles, whether their interest relates to history, wildlife, or the geography of these regions in the news today. more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 62.27
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...
- F+W Media 2014; US$ 17.99
Situational Survival Means Being Ready for Whatever Life Throws At You The most important "tool" in your emergency preparedness kit is a solid mindset cultivated around survival. In order for your instincts and reflexes to keep you alive when life throws an unexpected and dangerous situation your way, you must already be mentally prepared to face... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 30.00
An extraordinary character and one of history?s great explorers, Ernest Shackleton pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago, becoming the dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. A restless adventurer from an Irish background, he joined the Empire?s... more...
- Counterpoint 2014; US$ 26.00
In the whirling noise of our advancing technological age, we are seemingly never alone, never out-of-touch with the barrage of electronic data and information. Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took two months off from all human contact as she became the first woman -- and only the third person in history – to ski across the entire continent... more...
- Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 14.57
On July 11th, 1897, three men set out in a hydrogen balloon bound for the North Pole. Led by engineer August Soloman Andrée, they want to make history, but are frighteningly underprepared. Three days into their journey they make a crash landing and disappear into a white nightmare. They never return. 33 years later. The men's bodies and equipment... more...