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  • 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...

  • Sacred Places North Americaby Brad Olsen

    CCC Publishing 2008; US$ 15.95

    This revised and updated comprehensive travel guide examines North America?s most sacred sites for spiritually attuned explorers. Important archaeological, geological, and historical destinations from coast to coast are exhaustively examined, from the weathered pueblos of the American Southwest and the medicine wheels of western Canada to Graceland... more...

  • Venezuela Aliveby Susan Brushaber

    Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    Packed with in-depth information. -- Philadelphia Inquirer. "Written in a highly readable style, this guide seems to have omitted nothing." -- Pittsburgh Post. Written by an author who has visited the country over 40 times, Venezuela Alive offers a wealth of practical information for the discerning traveler. The focus is on shopping, hotels, dining... more...

  • Blizzard - Race to the Poleby Jasper Rees

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 27.18

    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 Lost Fleetby Barry Clifford; Kenneth Kinkor

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.29

    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...

  • 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...