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  • The Abaco Islands of the Bahamasby Blair Howard

    Hunter Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    Often referred to as Abaco, this cluster of islands, islets, and rocky outcrops forms an archipelago that stretches for more than 100 miles, from Walker's Cay in the northeast Bahamas, all the way down to Hole in the Wall in the southwest. It is the second largest grouping of islands in the Bahamas. Abaco, aside from being the most affluent and most-visited... more...

  • Exploration: A Very Short Introductionby Stewart A. Weaver

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This clear, succinct, and elegant contribution to the Very Short Introduction series surveys the history of global exploration and assesses the motives, for good and ill, of those who undertook it. Stewart Weaver traces the history of exploration from the first explorers (including Polynesian and Micronesian peoples, the ancient Greeks, Marco Polo,... more...

  • Odyssey of Ibn Battuta, Theby David Waines

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 14.95

    Ibn Battuta was, without doubt, one of the world?s truly great travellers. Born in fourteenth-century Morocco, and a contemporary of Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta has left us an account in his own words of his remarkable journeys throughout the Islamic world and beyond: journeys punctuated by adventure and peril, and stretching from his home in Tangier to... more...

  • The Lost Fleetby Barry Clifford; Kenneth Kinkor

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 9.79

    On January 2, 1678, a fleet of French ships sank off the Venezuelan coast. This proved disastrous for French naval power in the region, and sparked the rise of a golden age of piracy. Tracing the lives of fabled pirates like the Chevalier de Grammont, Nikolaas Van Hoorn, Thomas Paine, and Jean Comte d'Estrées, The Lost Fleet portrays a dark age,... more...

  • Writing, Travel and Empireby Peter Hulme; Russell McDougall

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    The British Empire drew on the talents of many remarkable figures whose lives reveal a wonderfully rich interweaving with the crucial issues of the period. In some cases they left a legacy of travel writing, novels, biography and ethnography which made important contributions to our knowledge of other cultures. Writing, Travel and Empire explores... more...

  • Blizzard - Race to the Poleby Jasper Rees

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 23.96

    In late 1911, the final year of the Edwardian age, a British naval captain and a Norwegian conqueror of the North-West Passage embarked on the most gruelling race ever run. Their aim was not only to lead the first expedition to the South Pole, but also to live to tell the tale. Six months later, Robert Falcon Scott and four of his party were dead,... more...

  • The Indian Oceanby Michael N. Pearson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    In this stimulating and authoritative overview, Michael Pearson reverses the traditional angle of maritime history and looks from the sea to its shores - its impact on the land through trade, naval power, travel and scientific exploration. This vast ocean, both connecting and separating nations, has shaped many countries' cultures and ideologies through... more...

  • The Rise of Oriental Travelby Professor Gerald Maclean

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 48.00

    This book follows four Seventeenth-century Englishmen on their journeys around the Ottoman Empire while the British were, for the first time in history, becoming important players in the Mediterranean. This book shows that hostility between East and West is neither historical nor inevitable, but rather the result of selective memory. more...

  • Scott's Last Expeditionby Robert Falcon Scott

    Digireads.com Publishing 2005; US$ 4.49

    "Scott's Last Expedition" by Robert Falcon Scott is a classic work of literature that can be enjoyed by all. Download "Scott's Last Expedition" and enjoy another quality Digireads.com publication. more...