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Geography Behind History
Geography Behind History
Paperback      ISBN: 0393004198
A perennially useful survey of how physical environment affects historical events, with many illustrative examples.
A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America
A Voyage Long and Strange
On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America
Paperback      ISBN: 0312428324
Conveys the results of the author's spirited investigation into lesser-known aspects of the period between Columbus's voyage and the founding of Jamestown, in an accessible account that covers such topics as the conquistadors, the explorers, and slavery. Reprint.
The Great Explorers
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.
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: The Secret Agent Who Made the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Discovered the Kama Sutra, Brought the Arabian Nights to the
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton
The Secret Agent Who Made the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Discovered the Kama Sutra, Brought the Arabian Nights to the
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684191377
Chronicles the fascinating life and travels of the English adventurer, writer, linguist, secret agent, crusader, and romantic hero
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.
Opening Goliath: Danger and Discovery in Caving
Opening Goliath
Danger and Discovery in Caving
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873516494
Adventure writer Cary Griffith recounts riveting and life-threatening tales of exploration in the limestone caves of southeastern Minnesota and the man-made caves of St. Paul.
Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration
Pathfinders
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 Discoverers
The Discoverers
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0394402294
Examines the human quest for knowledge and discoveries as it discusses such men as Galileo, Adam Smith, Columbus, Marx, Napoleon, Magellan, Faraday, Freud, Marco Polo, and St. Augustine
The Templar Pirates: The Secret Alliance to Build the New Jerusalem
The Templar Pirates
The Secret Alliance to Build the New Jerusalem
Paperback      ISBN: 1594771464
A maritime history of the Knights Templar examines the Templars' influence in international politics and reveals their secret objective to establish a new universal order based on spirituality, wisdom, and individualism--the New Jerusalem. Original.
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.