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  • Dead Mountainby Donnie Eichar

    Chronicle Books LLC 2013; US$ 11.99

    New York Times bestseller! — What happened that night on Dead Mountain? The mystery of Dead Mountain:  In February 1959, a group of nine experienced hikers in the Russian Ural Mountains died mysteriously on an elevation known as Dead Mountain. Eerie aspects of the incident—unexplained violent injuries, signs that they cut open and fled the tent... more...

  • The Lost City of Zby David Grann

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    The #1 New York Times  bestseller  - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson.  In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his... more...

  • Ships, Clocks, and Starsby Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 56.33

    A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve “the longitude problem,” the question of how to determine a ship’s position at sea—and one that changed the history of mankind. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest... more...

  • Voices from the Titanicby Geoff Tibballs

    Little, Brown Book Group 2012; US$ 7.99

    The graphic, first-hand story of the first voyage and disastrous sinking of RMS Titanic - told by the survivors themselves. The story of the sinking of the great liner, Titanic, has been told countless times since that fateful night on 14th April 1912 by historians, novelists and film producers alike, but no account is as graphic or revealing as... more...

  • Coconut Chaosby Diana Souhami

    Quercus 2012; US$ 12.99

    At dawn on 27 April 1789 Fletcher Christian, master's mate on HMS Bounty, took a coconut to quench his thirst from the supply on the quarterdeck. This seemingly insignificant act resulted in mutiny, chaos and a chain of events that leads right up to the present day. With a story driven by hazardous and extraordinary sea voyages and a cast that includes... more...

  • Baudin, Napoleon and the Exploration of Australiaby Nicole Starbuck

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.00

    This is the first in-depth study of the sojourn in Sydney made by Nicolas Baudin’s scientific expedition to Australia in 1802. Starbuck focuses on the reconstruction of the voyage during the expedition’s stay in colonial Sydney and how this sheds new light on our understanding of French society, politics and science in the era of Bonaparte. more...

  • Race and Identity in the Tasman World, 1769–1840by Rachel Standfield

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.00

    British imperial encounters with indigenous cultures created perceptions and stereotypes that still persist today. The initial creation of racial images in relation to violence had particular consequences for land ownership. Standfield examines these differences and how they occurred. more...

  • Treasures of the Spanish Mainby John Christopher Fine

    Lyons Press 2006; US$ 28.50

    A fascinating account of shipwrecks and the harrowing attempts to recover their sunken treasure. more...

  • First Voyage Around the World (1519-1522)by Antonio Pigafetta; Jr Theodore J. Cachey

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2007; Not Available

    The First Voyage around the World is also a remarkably accurate ethnographic and geographical account of the circumnavigation, and one that has earned its reputation among modern historiographers and students of the early contacts between Europe and the East Indies. more...

  • The Buccaneers of Americaby John Esquemeling

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Detailed accounts of shrewd and fearless men, excellent navigators, and blood-thirsty adventurers who frequently committed inhuman acts of cruelty—among them the infamous Henry Morgan. more...