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Exploration & Discovery

  • Critical Issues Editing Exploration Textby

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 1995; Not Available

    The papers in this collection deal with a cultural problem central to the study of the history of exploration: the editing and transmission of the texts in which explorers relate their experiences.  Electronic Format Disclaimer: Images removed at the request of the rights holder. more...

  • Roald Amundsenby 50Minutos.es

    Primento Digital 2017; US$ 5.99

    Este libro es una guía práctica y accesible para saber más sobre Roald Amundsen, que le aportará la información esencial y le permitirá ganar tiempo. En tan solo 50 minutos usted podrá: •Descubrir la biografía de Roald Amundsen, desde su infancia en Noruega hasta su muerte en un accidente aéreo en el mar de Barents para rescatar a un amigo, recorriendo... more...

  • Tortureby Geoffrey Abbott

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2016; US$ 7.99

    In this classic account of the history of torture, Geoffrey Abbott guides us through some of the worst torture methods known to man, from chilli powder punishment to needles under nails, with a style both chilling and full of dark humour. more...

  • Ladies of the Fieldby Amanda Adams

    Greystone Books 2010; US$ 14.99

    The first women archaeologists were Victorian era adventurers who felt most at home when farthest from it. Canvas tents were their domains, hot Middle Eastern deserts their gardens of inquiry and labor. Thanks to them, prevailing ideas about feminine nature soft, nurturing, submissive were upended. Ladies of the Field tells the story of seven... more...

  • Histoire de l'expédition d'Égypte et de Syrieby Jean-Joseph Ader; Général Beauvais; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "La situation de la république avait changé ; une seule campagne venait de replacer la France à la tête des nations ; et la ligue des rois de l'Europe, vaincue à Montenotte, à Millésimo, à Castiglione, terrassée, après une lutte de trois jours, aux champs d'Arcole, avait été obligée de subir le traité de Campo-Formio ; la révolution était... more...

  • Jack Tarby Lesley Adkins; Roy Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 15.99

    The Royal Navy to which Admiral Lord Nelson sacrificed his life depended on thousands of sailors and marines to man the great wind-powered wooden warships. Drawn from all over Britain and beyond, often unwillingly, these ordinary men made the navy invincible through skill, courage and sheer determination. Yet their contribution is frequently overlooked,... more...

  • In the Land of White Deathby Valerian Albanov

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 2.32

    In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara... more...

  • Into the Abyssby Benedict Allen

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 15.49

    Why do explorers put themselves in dangerous situations? And, once the worst possible situation occurs, how do they find the resources to survive? In answering these questions, Benedict Allen weaves a series of tales from his own experience as well as that of other explorers including Columbus, Cortez, Scott, Shakelton, Stanley, Livingstone and their... more...

  • The Indian Ocean in World Historyby Edward A. Alpers

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 13.99

    The Indian Ocean in World History explores the cultural exchanges that took place in this region from ancient to modern times. Alpers explores themes including diasporas, creolisation, and identity, focusing on identity and cultural retention/transformation as exemplified by language, popular religion, music, dance, art and architecture, and social... more...

  • Undaunted Courageby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 13.99

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day , the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether... more...