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The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean
The Pillars of Hercules
A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean
Hardcover      ISBN: 0399141081
The popular author of The Great Railway Bazaar and other travelogues traces a modern version of the Grand Tour of Europe--a lively, sometimes violent journey around the shores of the Mediterranean.
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Hardcover      ISBN: 0307463524
Documents the pioneering round-the-world journey of the woman adventurer, tracing how she disguised herself as a boy to accompany her lover, botanist Philibert Commerson, on his 18th-century voyage before her true gender was exposed. By the award-winning author of Clara's Grand Tour.
The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek
The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek
Hardcover      ISBN: 0802713939
The archaeologist-author of The Ancient Celts provides an in-depth account of the fourth-century B.C. expedition of Pytheas, a Greek explorer who traveled from the Greek colony of Massalia (Marseille) to the distant lands of northern Europe, including Britain, Denmark, and, possibly, Iceland.
The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor: Who Drifted on a Life Raft for Ten Days Without Food or Water, Was Proclaimed a National Hero, Kissed by Beauty Queens, Made rich Through Publicity, a
The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor
Who Drifted on a Life Raft for Ten Days Without Food or Water, Was Proclaimed a National Hero, Kissed by Beauty Queens, Made rich Through Publicity, a
Paperback      ISBN: 067972205x
Translated by Randolf Hogan. In 1955, Garcia Marquez was working for El Espectador, a newspaper in Bogota, when in February of that year eight crew members of the Caldas, a Colombian destroyer, were washed overboard and disappeared. Ten days later one of them turned up, barely alive, on a deserted beach in northern Colombia. This book, which originally appeared as a series of newspaper articles, is Garcia Marquez's account of that sailor's ordeal.
Irresistible North: From Venice to Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers
Irresistible North
From Venice to Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers
Hardcover      ISBN: 030726985x
An investigation into the 14th-century Zen family's claims about their explorations in the North Atlantic considers the 1558 narrative by their statesman ancestor, the 19th-century charge that the Zens misrepresented their achievements and the author's own attempt to follow their route.
Voyageur
Voyageur
Paperback      ISBN: 0873512138
The Voyageur is the authoritative account of a unique and colorful group of men whose exploits, songs, and customs comprise an enduring legacy. French Canadians who guided and paddled the canoes of explorers and fur traders, the voyageurs were experts at traversing the treacherous rapids and dangerous open waters of the canoe routes from Quebec and Montreal to the regions bordering the Great Lakes and on to the Mackenzie and Columbia Rivers. During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, explorers and fur traders relied on the voyageurs to open up the vast reaches of North America to settlement and trade. A noted scholar of the fur trade, Grace Lee Nute was a curator at the Minnesota Historical Society, a professor of history at Hamline University, and the author of The Voyageur's Highway.
How the States Got Their Shapes
How the States Got Their Shapes
Paperback      ISBN: 0061431397
An accessible history of how each of the fifty United States obtained their unique shapes offers insight into such topics as the super-sized geography of Texas, Oklahoma's panhandle, and Maryland's unusual layout, in a lighthearted chronicle that features complementary information on land disputes and military skirmishes. Reprint.
Teachings Around the Sacred Wheel: Finding the Soul of the Dreamtime
Teachings Around the Sacred Wheel
Finding the Soul of the Dreamtime
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1585425737
Lynn V. Andrews takes the reader with her as she goes on inward journeys with the help of the Sisterhood of the Shields, and relates the stories of others. Join her as she is initiated into the Sisterhood and creates her own shield, which will show her the nature of her spiritual path (Spirit Woman). Follow her to the Yucatan, where the medicine wheel leads her, and she is faced with the terrifying reality of the butterfly tree (Jaguar Woman). Enter the Dreamtime with her, where she emerges in medieval England as Catherine, and encounters the Grandmother, who offers to show Andrews how to make her life one of goodness, power, adventure, and love (The Woman of Wyrrd). Not all these stories describe the author's own spiritual experiences. Meet Sin Coraz—n, an initiate into the Sisterhood, whose husband abandons her. She nearly succumbs to her inner dark power and unleashes her rage on men and the Sisterhood (Dark Sister). Andrews also writes about the elder women of the Sisterhood: their loves, their lives, their losses (Tree of Dreams). Andrews shows us how to channel our own spiritual and intellectual energy and balance the need for love with the desire for power (Love and Power). She takes the reader on numerous spiritual journeys that inevitably uplift.
Esquire Presents What It Feels Like: To Walk on the Moon, to Be Gored by a Bull, to Survive and Avalanche, to Swallow Swords, to Go over Niagara Falls in a Barrel, to Be Shot in the Head
Esquire Presents What It Feels Like
To Walk on the Moon, to Be Gored by a Bull, to Survive and Avalanche, to Swallow Swords, to Go over Niagara Falls in a Barrel, to Be Shot in the Head
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0609809768
Based on the popular "What It Feels Like" articles that appeared in Esquire magazine, this zany collection of vivid accounts explains what it was really like to get shot, be struck by lightning, walk on the moon, participate in an orgy, win an Oscar, or experience a wide variety of offbeat, life-threatening, or exciting real-life events. Original. 25,000 first printing.
Christopher Columbus, The Last Templar
Christopher Columbus, The Last Templar
Paperback      ISBN: 1594771901
According to historic documents and maps revealed by Ruggero Marino, Columbus knew, sailing west, he would find the “New World,” not Asia. Christopher Columbus, the Last Templar is the untold story of the secret alliance behind the “discovery” of America, revealing how a utopian dream of brotherhood fueled a murderous power struggle involving secret societies, popes, and kings.