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- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 13.64
A uniquely woven story encompassing three separate centuries and three different lives. Captain Cook, best known for his heroic voyages through the Pacific Ocean, is brought to life in vivid detail. We follow his humble beginnings as the son of a farm labourer, through his convention-shattering treatment of the indigenous groups he met on his travels,... more...
- United Nations University Press 2005; US$ 32.00
The oceans cover more than 70 percent of the Earth's surface and play an important part in our lives by controlling climate and weather conditions; hosting shipping, transportation, recreation and tourism; and providing us with food, minerals and petroleum. The relationship between mankind and the oceans has been crucial since prehistoric times.... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 129.00
This book is a selection of chapters evolved from papers on completed research submitted to GeoCart'2010 / the 1st ICA Regional Symposium on Cartography for Australasia and Oceania, held in Auckland, New Zealand, 1st -3rd September 2010. All of the chapters have been updated and revised thoroughly. They have been blind peer reviewed by two referees... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 129.00
This book collects revised versions of papers first delivered at the Understanding Different Geographies Symposium held in Puchberg am Schneeberg, Austria in 2011. The Symposium focussed on Communicating Meaning with [Geo]Graphic Artefacts. The general topics of the chapters cover: - Exploring geographic knowledge... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 128.00
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 177. This monograph is the first to survey progress in realistic simulation in a strongly eddying regime made possible by recent increases in computational capability. Its contributors comprise the leading researchers in this important and constantly evolving... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99
From the eighteenth century until the 1950s the British Empire was the biggest political entity in the world. The territories forming this empire ranged from tiny islands to vast segments of the world's major continental land masses. The British Empire left its mark on the world in a multitude of ways, many of them permanent. In this Very Short... more...
- Penguin Group Australia 2012; Not Available
Sue Williams has delivered us Women of the Outback and Outback Spirit , stories she gathers from the people of the bush. Ever curious, this time Sue puts herself in the firing line, seeking to find the essence of the outback experience ? perfect for all us armchair travellers. She travelled the width and length of Australia by bus, train, car,... more...
- Smithsonian 2013; US$ 29.99
In See America First , Marguerite Shaffer chronicles the birth of modern American tourism between 1880 and 1940, linking tourism to the simultaneous growth of national transportation systems, print media, a national market, and a middle class with money and time to spend on leisure. Focusing on the See America First slogan and idea employed at different... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 52.61
Huldigungstexte für weltliche Herrscher in sakrale Messvertonungen zu integrieren, erscheint auf den ersten Blick als Widerspruch. Tatsächlich aber war für Komponisten der Renaissance gerade die Messe als ?liturgischste? aller Gattungen für Formen der Herrscherhuldigung besonders attraktiv. Diese Studie bietet erstmals eine systematische Untersuchung... more...