Exploration and Discovery, General
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
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
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
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.
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 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
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.