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  • Metalliferous Sediments of the World Oceanby Evgeny G. Gurvich

    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2006; US$ 259.00

    Describes the distribution, composition and accumulation rates of contemporary and ancient metalliferous sediments and their components in the oceans and the Red Sea. This book is aimed at geologists, ore geologists, marine geologists and geochemists, oceanographers including paleo-ceanographers, as well as at undergraduate and graduate students. more...

  • Sailing Alone Around the Worldby Joshua Slocum

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    As the first person to ever complete a single-handed circumnavigation of the globe, Joshua Slocum recounts his pioneering feat in Sailing Alone Around the World (1899), an engaging memoir of his adventures aboard the sloop Spray . An immediate success, the book has inspired countless later travelers. Slocum, a master of understating his achievements,... more...

  • A Voyage Round the World, Volume 1by James Holman

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95

    The Blind Traveler , James Holman, was a British adventurer who undertook a number of lone journeys unprecedented through history in their distance and methodology. Not only was Holman rendered totally blind from the age of 25, he also suffered from severe pain and restricted mobility. He was a pioneer of "human echolocation", using the sound... more...

  • The Worst Journey in the Worldby Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    The Floating Press 1922; US$ 7.99

    The Worst Journey in the World is the autobiographical account of a disastrous Antarctic expedition by one of its survivors. Cherry-Garrard's account of the expedition is held in high regard, because of his frank, unflinching discussion of the horrors and trials he survived for such perhaps arbitrary goals. more...

  • Southby Ernest Henry Shackleton

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 7.99

    When Sir Henry Ernest Shackleton was beaten to the South Pole in 1912, he decided to trek across the continent via the pole instead. Before his ship even reached the continent it was crushed in pack ice. Shackleton managed to bring his entire team home by his masterful leadership through a series of incredible events. He has become a cult figure and... more...

  • Following the Equatorby Mark Twain

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Following the Equator is an account by Mark Twain of his travels through the British Empire in 1895. He chose his route for opportunities to lecture on the English language and recoup his finances, impoverished due to a failed investment. He recounts and criticizes the racism, imperialism and missionary zeal he encountered on his travels - and all... more...

  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japanby Isabella L. Bird

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 4.99

    Isabella L. Bird (1831 - 1904) was a nineteenth-century English traveler, writer, and a natural historian. From Bird's preface in Unbeaten Tracks in Japan : This is not a "Book on Japan," but a narrative of travels in Japan, and an attempt to contribute something to the sum of knowledge of the present condition of the country, and it... more...

  • The Journey of Maps and Images on the Silk Roadby Philippe Foret; Andreas Kaplony

    BRILL 2008; US$ 71.00

    Covers the diffusion and transmission of geographical knowledge that occurred at critical junctures in the long history of the Silk Road. In retracing the steps of four major circuits across the many civilizations that shared the Silk Road, this work traces the ways in which maps and images surmounted spatial, historical and cultural divisions. more...

  • Is Geography Destiny?by John Luke Gallup

    World Bank Publications 2003; US$ 14.99

    For decades, the prevailing sentiment was that since geography is unchangeable, there is no reason why public policies should take it into account. In fact, charges that geographic interpretations of development were deterministic, or even racist, made the subject a virtual taboo in academic and policymaking circles alike. Is Geography Destiny? Challenges... more...

  • A Modern Dictionary of Geographyby Michael Witherick

    Taylor & Francis Ltd 2001; US$ 29.95

    Small & Witherick's highly successful dictionary has already, in its first three editions, proved its value as a comprehensive guide to the key principles, concepts, and terminology of contemporary geography. This new, accessible edition reflects developments in the discipline since 1995. Covering both human and physical geography, this dictionary... more...