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Great Exploration Hoaxes (Modern Library Exploration)
Great Exploration Hoaxes (Modern Library Exploration)
by David Roberts
About the Author
Walter Bonatti was born in Bergamo, Italy, in 1930. A well-known photographer and author, he received the Legion dHonneur in 1961 for his heroic rescue of two fellow climbers on an expedition on which four other perished. He lives in Italy.... (read more)

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Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
by Martin Dugard
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US... (read more)

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Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem
Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem
by Carol Delaney
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FIVE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER HE SET SAIL, the dominant understanding of Christopher Columbus holds him responsible for almost everything that went wrong in the New World. Here, finally, is a book that will radically change our interpretation of the man and... (read more)

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The World of Columbus
The World of Columbus
by James R Mcgovern
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Six essays survey the ideas that directly and indirectly influenced Christopher Columbus, showing how he was a product of his time. The topics include the Spain of Ferdinand and Isabella, artistic discovery, science, navigation and ships, and music... (read more)

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The Art of Rough Travel: From the Peculiar to the Practical Advice from a 19th Century Explorer
The Art of Rough Travel: From the Peculiar to the Practical Advice from a 19th Century Explorer
by Francis Galton
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What the editors feel is the best of Sir Francis Galton's guide to international outdoor adventure and survival in the 19th century, originally titled The Art of Travel: Shifts and Contrivances in Wild Countries (1857) is found in this first abridged... (read more)

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The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific: As Told by Selections of His Own Journals 1768-1799
The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific: As Told by Selections of His Own Journals 1768-1799
by James Cook
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"No man ever did more to alter and correct the map of the earth," writes Percy Adams in his new introduction, than James Cook, the Scotch-born British naval commander who rose from humble beginnings to pilot three great 18th-century voyages of discovery... (read more)

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On Assignment with National Geographic: The Inside Story of Legendary Explorers, Photographers, and Adventurers
On Assignment with National Geographic: The Inside Story of Legendary Explorers, Photographers, and Adventurers
by Mark Collins Jenkins
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Join National Geographic archaeologists and adventurers, explorers and scientists on this thrilling jaunt through more than 125 years of research, discovery, and unforgettable photojournalism. Featuring behind-the-scenes tales and show-stopping imagery... (read more)

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Arctic Sun on My Path: The True Story of America's Last Great Polar Explorer
Arctic Sun on My Path: The True Story of America's Last Great Polar Explorer
by Willie Knutsen
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"A pleasure to read. Told with the self-deprecating humour and colour of an artist and explorer who has done it all, and does not need to prove a thing." --Sir Ranulph Fiennes "Throughout, Knutsen looks at his surroundings with an artist's eye and a deep... (read more)

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Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. 1
Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. 1
by John Stephens
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Volume 1 of two-volume set. Classic (1843) exploration of jungles of Yucatan, looking for evidences of Maya civilization. Extensive accounts of 44 Maya sites as well as of Yucatan folkways, manners, more.... (read more)

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Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies: A Brief History with Documents
Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies: A Brief History with Documents
by Geoffrey Symcox
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GEOFFREY SYMCOX is professor of history at University of California, Los Angeles and general editor of the Repertorium Columbianum, a multi-volume series of original sources dealing with different aspects of the Columbian voyages. Professor Symcox... (read more)

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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
by Tony Horwitz
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Blue Latitudes is an enjoyable and often hilarious journey into the amazing life and adventures of Captain James Cook and his crew. There is no better way to learn nautical history than to bring an Aussie, and a bottle of grog, along.... (read more)

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The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Discovery
The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Discovery
by Martin Dugard
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This thrilling adventure narrative recreates the epic, never-before-told story of Columbus's fourth and final journey to the New World--a voyage that was by far his most dangerous, unexpected, exhilarating, and consequential.... (read more)

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Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship
Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship
by Martin Sandler
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In 1845, a British expedition led by Sir John Franklin disappeared in the Canadian Arctic while searching for the Northwest Passage. Subsequent search-and-rescue missions traveled from England over a 40-year period, including Queen Victoria's greatest... (read more)

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Marco Polo
Marco Polo
by Jonathan Clements
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The records of the Chinese Yuan dynasty do not mention a Marco Polo at all (and they should), and there aer some suspicious omissions from Polo's text - no tea, no foot-binding, no mention of Chinese printing, or even of the Great Wall. Did Polo even go... (read more)

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Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition
Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition
by Dennis Perkins
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In December of 1914, the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, led by Sir Ernest Shackleton, sailed from the island of South Georgia in the Southern Ocean. Its goal: the first overland crossing of Antarctica. Soon trapped in a prison of solid... (read more)

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Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
by Laurence Bergreen
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“A marvelous piece of scholarship” New Zealand... (read more)

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Columbus in the  Americas
Columbus in the Americas
by William Least Heat-Moon
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A stirring tale of adventure and tragedy "They brought balls of spun cotton and parrots and javelins and other little things that it would be tiresome to write down, and they gave everything for anything that was given to them. I was attentive and... (read more)

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Menendez: Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Captain General of the Ocean Sea
Menendez: Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Captain General of the Ocean Sea
by Albert C Manucy
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""Crisp writing, accuracy, and a strong story line.""... (read more)

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Columbus and the age of discovery
Columbus and the age of discovery
by Zvi Dor Ner
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A lavishly illustrated (with some 240 color and 96 b&w illustrations, photos, charts, and maps) complement to the PBS documentary of the same name, which, however, stands by itself as a thoughtful contribution to the literature of the Columbus... (read more)

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Terra Cognita: The Mental Discovery of America
Terra Cognita: The Mental Discovery of America
by Eviatar Zerubavel
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What do we mean when we say an explorer discovered a particular piece of land? Do we mean he saw it first?  Or he was the first to set foot on it?  Or he was the first to recognize the importance of his discovery?  It is the third... (read more)

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