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  • New World Secrets on Ancient Asian Mapsby Charlotte Harris Rees

    Torchflame Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Charlotte Harris Rees is an independent researcher, a retired federal employee, and an honors graduate of Columbia International University. She has diligently studied the possibility of very early arrival of Chinese to America. In 2003 Rees and her brother took the Harris Map Collection to the Library of Congress where it remained for three years... more...

  • Did Ancient Chinese Explore Americaby Charlotte Harris Rees

    Torchflame Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    A Chinese classic, the Shan Hai Jing, reportedly from 2000 BC claimed travels to the ends of the earth. However, today many, while accepting the antiquity of this account, believe it was just mythology. But was it?Testing the hypothesis that the Shan Hai Jing described actual surveys of North America, Charlotte Harris Rees, author of books about early... more...

  • The Asiatic Fathers of Americaby Hendon M. Harris Jr.; Charlotte Harris Rees

    Torchflame Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Much evidence from both sides of the Pacific indicates that people from Asia reached America at very early dates. It also appears that at least occasional trips were made back to Asia. This book explores some of the early Asian accounts about voyages to a beautiful land to their east called Fu Sang. It explains how that trip was possible. Included... more...

  • From Venus to Antarcticaby John Dunmore

    Exisle Publishing PTY Ltd. 2007; US$ 9.99

    'From Venus to Antartica' is the story of Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont D'Urville (1790-1842) who undertook three global voyages of exploration and is the navigator who made the single greatest contribution to perfecting the map of the Pacific in the nineteenth century. more...

  • Race to Hawaiiby Jason Ryan

    Chicago Review Press 2018; US$ 17.99

    Today, a trip to Hawaii is a simple six-hour flight from the West Coast. But almost a century ago, the first flights to Hawaii required a nerve-wracking and uncertain 26-hour journey to isolated and elusive islands located in the middle of the world's largest ocean. Pilots prayed they would encounter land after flying a full day and night across 2,400... more...

  • The Description of the Worldby Marco Polo; Sharon Kinoshita

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 12.95

    Composed in a prison cell in 1298 by Venetian merchant Marco Polo and Arthurian romance writer Rustichello of Pisa, The Description of the World relates Polo's experiences in Asia and at the court of Qubilai, the Great Khan of the Mongol Empire. In addition to a new translation based on the Franco-Italian "F" manuscript of Polo's text, this edition... more...

  • Pacificby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    One of Library Journal ’s 10 Best Books of 2015 Following his acclaimed Atlantic and The Men Who United the States, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester offers an enthralling biography of the Pacific Ocean and its role in the modern world, exploring our relationship with this imposing force of nature. As the Mediterranean... more...

  • Terra Australisby Mark Fielding; Sue King; Kate Pratt; Noelene Bloomfield; Terra Australis 2001 WA Committee

    Terra Australis 2001 WA Committee 2003; US$ 10.00

    The 1800-1804 Baudin expedition was the greatest voyage of marine exploration of its age. The map makers surveyed around 50% of Australia's then largely unexplored coast - proving it a single continent, which led to the first comprehensive map of Australia's coastline. Over 200,000 botanical specimens were collected and 2,542 species identified for... more...

  • Descentby Brad Matsen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    In Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, Brad Matsen brings to vivid life the famous deep-sea expeditions of Otis Barton and William Beebe. Beebe was a very well-connected and internationally acclaimed naturalist, with the power to generate media attention. Barton was an engineer and heir to a considerable fortune, who had long dreamed of making... more...

  • Trial by Iceby Richard Parry

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    “An extraordinary real-life adventure of men battling the elements and themselves, told with ice-cold precision.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review) In the dark years following the Civil War, America’s foremost Arctic explorer, Charles Francis Hall, became a figure of national pride when he embarked on a harrowing, landmark expedition. With financial... more...