Exploration and Discovery, General
History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
Paperback ISBN: 0486212688
Volume 1 of the classic edition of Lewis and Clark's day-by-day journals that later became the basis for U.S. claims to Oregon and the West. Accurate and invaluable geographical, botanical, biological, meteorological and anthropological material. Complete 1893 edition, edited by Elliott Coues from Biddle's authorized 1814 history.
A Global History of Exploration
Paperback ISBN: 0393330915
A distinguished scholar traces the history of exploration from a global perspective, following the pathfinders and their expeditions over the course of five millennia to the farthest reaches of the world, from ancient Egypt, through the merchants and missionaries of the Silk Roads, to the discovery of the New World and the nineteenth-century expeditions to Africa, the Arctic, North America, and the South Pacific. Reprint.
The Far Traveler
Voyages of a Viking Woman
Paperback ISBN: 0156033976
Offers a dramatic reconstruction of the life and times of Gudrid, a Viking woman who, according to Icelandic sagas, arrived in the New World, spent three years there, and gave birth to a baby, before sailing home some five hundred years before Columbus, drawing on the latest archaeological data, scientific research, and cutting-edge technology to trace her odyssey. Reprint.
The Great Explorers
Hardcover ISBN: 050025169x
Penetrating biographies written by a group of distinguished travel writers, broadcasters and historians reveal the lives, motives and passions of 40 major explorers in history--including Christopher Columbus, Lewis and Clark, Samuel de Champlain and more--in a book with more than 200 illustrations.
Last Of The Donkey Pilgrims
Paperback ISBN: 076530984x
A Vietnam veteran and psychiatric nurse returns to Ireland, his mother's homeland, to discover his family roots and answers to his questions about himself, embarking on a whimsical odyssey around Ireland in a donkey cart on a sometimes poignant, sometimes joyful journey of the soul. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
The Search for Ancient Egypt
Paperback ISBN: 0810928175
A gripping, action-filled account of the search for an ancient civilization introduces the colorful cast of explorers, adventurers, and archaeologists who uncovered the long-buried secrets and treasures of ancient Egypt. Original.
The Lost Cyclist
The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance
Hardcover ISBN: 0547195575
A cycling historian traces the epic journey of 1880s high-wheel racer Frank Lenz to cycle around the world as a correspondent for Outing magazine, an effort during which his murder sparked an international outcry and an ensuing investigation by fellow cyclist William Sachtleben.