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- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 30.00
Before the West Was West examines the extent to which scholars have engaged in-depth with pre-1800 ?western? texts and asks what we mean by ?western? American literature in the first place and when that designation originated. Calling into question the implicit temporal boundaries of the ?American West? in literature, a literature often viewed... 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...
- Eye Books 2015; US$ 9.99
An updated edition including new color photographs and a new afterword looking back at the journeyAlastair Humphreys? around-the-world journey of 46,000 miles was an old-fashioned adventure: long, lonely, low-budget, and spontaneous. Cycling across five continents and sailing over the oceans, his ride took four years to complete, on a tiny budget... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99
It is a place both mythic and all too real, a place thought to be the site of one of our oldest human settlements and known to be a center of ancient cultures and annihilating conflicts. It sits at the bottom of a malarial valley, the lowest place on the surfact of the earth--"the overheated, earthen basement of the world," as Robert Ruby describes... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 8.99
When everyone around you is panicking, it's time to take control and be everyone's hero. Survive! explains all the skills you'll need to get through even the toughest day. Entries include: how to survive a tornado; how to build an igloo; how to carry someone to safety; how to read a compass; how to survive a snakebite; how to survive an avalanche;... more...
- Bitingduck Press 2007; US$ 9.95
Inspired by a children's geography primer, The Arrow Book of States , Starkey?s Book of States was conceived in response as a contemporary poetic atlas. Written over the course of several years, the collection includes fifty poems evoking the landscape or mood of each of the fifty states. In poetry which is by turns wistful and sardonic, comic... more...
- Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG 2005; US$ 289.00
Geochemical barrier zones play an important role in determining various physical systems and characteristics of the oceans, e.g. hydrodynamics, salinity, temperature and light. In this book, each of the 40 barrier zones covered are illustrated and defined by physical-chemical parameters. Among the topics discussed are the processes of inflow, transformation... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...