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Exploration & Discovery

  • 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...

  • Blizzard - Race to the Poleby Jasper Rees

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 24.04

    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...

  • Blue Latitudesby Tony Horwitz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2003; US$ 18.99

    In an exhilarating tale of historic adventure, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Confederates in the Attic retraces the voyages of Captain James Cook, the Yorkshire farm boy who drew the map of the modern world Captain James Cook's three epic journeys in the 18th century were the last great voyages of discovery. His ships sailed 150,000... more...

  • Climbing The Equatorby Neville Shulman

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2006; US$ 10.99

    Creatures from another time, volcanic mountains five million years old, Indian tribes surviving from the pre-Inca period, jungles and rainforests: Ecuador has all this and more. Only in its Galapagos Islands did Charles Darwin discover such a variety of extraordinary fauna that on his return to England he wrote his groundbreaking On the Origin of Species.... more...

  • Desert Queenby Janet Wallach

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    Turning her back on her privileged life in Victorian England, Gertrude Bell (1868-1926), fired by her innate curiosity, journeyed the world and became fascinated with all things Arab. Traveling the length and breadth of the Arab region, armed with a love for its language and its people, she not only produced several enormously popular books based on... more...

  • Freewheeling Through Irelandby Edward Enfield

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2006; US$ 14.99

    When Edward decided to cycle around Ireland, he was enchanted by prehistoric fortresses, rugged landscapes, and landladies who insisted on washing his shirts. He takes readers with him on a ride up the west coast, eating fresh fish and enormous breakfasts along the way, and stopping to chat to peat-cutters, fishermen, tourists and a matchmaker. more...

  • Gap Year Volunteerby Jenny Ng

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2006; US$ 7.99

    There have never been so many opportunities on every continent - how do you find the one that's right for you and have experiences that you'll remember forever/tell your grandkids about? This guide will help you find a way to make a difference while exploring new cultures during your gap year. more...

  • INDIAN:HIST 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...

  • In the Lena Deltaby George W. Melville

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    In the Lena Delta is the story of the U.S. explorer and naval engineer, George Melville, who led an expedition that found the remains of Lieutanant G.W. De Long and his party from his previous expedition on the Jeannette. In July of 1879, as chief engineer, Melville set sail with De Long from San Francisco on the Jeannette through the Bering Strait,... more...

  • Journeys to the Other Shoreby Roxanne L. Euben

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 27.95

    The contemporary world is increasingly defined by dizzying flows of people and ideas. But while Western travel is associated with a pioneering spirit of discovery, the dominant image of Muslim mobility is the jihadi who travels not to learn but to destroy. Journeys to the Other Shore challenges these stereotypes by charting the common ways in which... more...