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  • Never Fearby Ian Strathcarron

    Unicorn Publishing Group 2017; US$ 12.49

    In Never Fear – Reliving the Life of Sir Francis Chichester Ian Strathcarron follows in the footsteps and wakes of Sir Francis’s life of adventure, adversity and triumph. Born in 1901 into a troubled childhood in rural Devon, he suffered through the sadism of the English public school system, then in 1918 left for New Zealand where he made his first... more...

  • Property, Place and Piracyby Martin Fredriksson; James Arvanitakis

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 59.95

    This book takes the concept of piracy as a starting point to discuss the instability of property as a social construction and how this is spatially situated. Piracy is understood as acts and practices that emerge in zones where the construction and definition of property is ambiguous. Media piracy is a frequently used example where file-sharers and... more...

  • Journeyby DK; Michael Collins; Simon Reeve; Simon Adams; R.G. Grant; Andrew Humphreys

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2017; Not Available

    A lavishly illustrated account of human journeys with a foreword by Simon Reeve , from Ancient Persian couriers to the ascent of Everest, the invention of Concorde, and the voyage into space itself. Human journeys have arisen from all manner of impulse, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply... more...

  • Finding Edenby Robin Hanbury-Tenison

    I.B.Tauris 2017; US$ 34.00

    Fifty years ago the interior of Borneo was a pristine, virgin rainforest inhabited by uncontacted indigenous tribes and naïve, virtually tame, wildlife. It was into this ‘Garden of Eden’ that Robin Hanbury Tenison led one of the largest ever Royal Geographical Society expeditions, an extraordinary undertaking which triggered the global rainforest movement... more...

  • Minik: The New York Eskimoby KENN HARPER; Kevin Spacey

    Steerforth Press 2017; US$ 17.00

    A true story from the great age of Arctic exploration of an Inuit boy's struggle for dignity against Robert Peary and the American Museum of Natural History in turn-of-the-century New York City. Sailing aboard a ship called Hope in 1897, celebrated Arctic explorer Robert Peary entered New York Harbor with peculiar "cargo": Six Polar Inuit intended... more...

  • The Palatine Wreckby Jill Farinelli

    University Press of New England 2017; US$ 14.99

    A deeply researched inquiry into one of the enduring mysteries of the New England coast more...

  • The Atlantic in Global Historyby Jorge Canizares-Esguerra; Erik R Seeman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    The Atlantic in Global History is a collection of original essays by leading authors that both introduce the main themes of Atlantic history and expand the category of the Atlantic chronologically, spatially, and methodologically. Moving away from the nation-state focused model of Atlantic history, this book emphasizes the comparisons among... more...

  • Pirates of New Englandby Gail Selinger

    Globe Pequot Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    Tales of swashbuckling adventure, murder, treachery, and mayhem! more...

  • The History of the Port of Londonby Peter Stone

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 22.30

    The River Thames has been integral to the prosperity of London since Roman times. Explorers sailed away on voyages of discovery to distant lands. Colonies were established and a great empire grew. Funding their ships and cargoes helped make the City of London into the world's leading financial center. In the 19th century a vast network of docks was... more...

  • Patrons of Paleontologyby Jane P. Davidson

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 39.99

    In the 19th and early 20th centuries, North American and European governments generously funded the discoveries of such famous paleontologists and geologists as Henry de la Beche, William Buckland, Richard Owen, Thomas Hawkins, Edward Drinker Cope, O. C. Marsh, and Charles W. Gilmore. In Patrons of Paleontology, Jane Davidson explores the motivation... more...