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The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the 14th Century
The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the 14th Century
by Ross E E Dunn
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Ross Dunn here recounts the great traveler's remarkable career, interpreting it within the cultural and social context of Islamic society and giving the reader both a biography of an extraordinary personality and a study of the hemispheric dimensions of... (read more)

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Points Unknown: A Century of Great Exploration
Points Unknown: A Century of Great Exploration
by David Roberts
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This collection of adventure writing ranges from Robert Falcon Scott's final journal entry to Jon Krakauer's reckless solo climb of the Devil's Thumb to Tom Wolfe's brilliant portrayal of Chuck Yeager shattering the sound barrier in "The Right Stuff". A... (read more)

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The Account: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's Relacion
The Account: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's Relacion
by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
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Cultural Writing. A new and improved translation of the Spanish explorer's chronicle of his journey across a large portion of what is now the United States. De Vaca's journey (1528 - 1536) of hardship and misfortune is one of the most remarkable in the... (read more)

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My Life as an Explorer (National Geographic Adventure Classics)
My Life as an Explorer (National Geographic Adventure Classics)
by Sven Hedin
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Introduction by Anthony Brandt. Over the course of three decades in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Swedish geographer and explorer Sven Hedin traveled Central Asia A worldwide bestseller in the 1920s and named one of "National Geographic... (read more)

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The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus
The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus
by David Abulafia
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The first landings in the Atlantic World generated striking and terrifying impressions of unknown peoples who were entirely foreign to anything in European explorers experience. From the first recorded encounters with the native inhabitants of the Canary... (read more)

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My Early Travels and Adventures in America and Asia: Volume 1 (Duckworth Discoverers)
My Early Travels and Adventures in America and Asia: Volume 1 (Duckworth Discoverers)
by Henry M Stanley
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Sir Henry Stanley is best known for his expeditions and explorations in Africa. However as a journalist he spent much time in other continents before his famous search for Livingstone. In this gripping volume, he writes poignantly about his journeys to... (read more)

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Explorers: Tales of Endurance and Exploration
Explorers: Tales of Endurance and Exploration
by Alasdair Macleod
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The urge to explore the unknown has driven human progress. "Explorers" tells the story of man's explorations, taking the reader into the lives of 50 of the most intrepid people ever known.... (read more)

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Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World
Marco Polo and the Discovery of the World
by John Larner
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In this engaging and authoritative book, historian John Larner provides a fresh view of the enigmatic Marco Polo, who, despite a deliberate cultivation of impersonality, continues today to engage the attention of readers. 14 illustrations, 9 in color.... (read more)

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The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus
The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus
by David Abulafia
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The first landings in the Atlantic World generated striking and terrifying impressions of unknown peoples who were entirely foreign to anything in European explorers experience. From the first recorded encounters with the native inhabitants of the Canary... (read more)

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Cook: The Extraordinary Sea Voyages of Captain James Cook
Cook: The Extraordinary Sea Voyages of Captain James Cook
by Nicholas Thomas
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"Deep in its research, broad in its sympathies, imaginative in its reconstruction of events and thought processes and graceful in its prose style, Cook presents a winning combination of qualities."-- The New York Times Book Review Commonly regarded as... (read more)

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A Voyage Long and Strange
A Voyage Long and Strange
by Tony Horwitz
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With the same sly humor and neighborly curiosity he brought to Confederates in the Attic and Blue Latitudes, in A Voyage Long and Strange Tony Horwitz roams the New World, surveying the destinations of history's foremost explorers: Leif Eiriksson... (read more)

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The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Encounters in the South Seas
The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Encounters in the South Seas
by Anne Salmond
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [438]-442) and index.... (read more)

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Historical Atlas of the North Pacific Ocean: Maps of Discovery and Scientific Exploration, 1500-2000
Historical Atlas of the North Pacific Ocean: Maps of Discovery and Scientific Exploration, 1500-2000
by Derek Hayes
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Map junkies rejoice! Derek Hayes, author of Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest, delivers another stunning atlas filled with stories of explorations and exquisite historical maps. Over five hundred years of maps depicting the North Pacific Ocean... (read more)

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The Atlas of North American Exploration: From the Norse Voyages to the Race to the Pole
The Atlas of North American Exploration: From the Norse Voyages to the Race to the Pole
by William Goetzmann
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For more than five hundred years, explorers roamed the wilderness of North America, some in search of a route to the East or fabled cities of gold, others seeking the glossy pelts of the beaver or souls to convert. From the early voyages of Norse... (read more)

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Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration
Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration
by F Fernandez Armesto
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In this insightful history of world exploration, Fernandez-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over the last five millennia, laid down the routes of contact that drew together the farthest reaches of the world. 16 pp. of color. 48 maps. 44 illustrations.... (read more)

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The Travels of Marco Polo (Modern Library Classics)
The Travels of Marco Polo (Modern Library Classics)
by Marco Polo
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Marco Polo the Venetian traveled throughout the Far East in the 13th-Century, discovering all manner of advanced wonders of art and technology unknown to Europeans, and serving as Kubla Khan's trusted advisor and ambassador. When he returned to Venice... (read more)

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The Fourth Part of the World: An Astonishing Epic of Global Discovery, Imperial Ambition, and the Birth of America
The Fourth Part of the World: An Astonishing Epic of Global Discovery, Imperial Ambition, and the Birth of America
by Toby Lester
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"Old maps lead you to strange and unexpected places, and none does so more ineluctably than the subject of this book: the giant, beguiling Waldseemand#252;ller world map of 1507." So begins this remarkable story of the map that gave America its name... (read more)

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North American Exploration
North American Exploration
by Michael Golay
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An authoritative reference book that provides chronological information on every major explorer expedition, and event involved in the discovery and exploration of North America.... (read more)

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Did Marco Polo Go to China?
Did Marco Polo Go to China?
by Frances Wood
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We all “know” that Marco Polo went to China, served Ghengis Khan for many years, and returned to Italy with the recipes for pasta and ice cream. But Frances Wood, head of the Chinese Department at the British Library, argues that Marco Polo... (read more)

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Magellan's Voyage: A Narrative Account of the First Circumnavigation (Dover Books on Travel, Adventure)
Magellan's Voyage: A Narrative Account of the First Circumnavigation (Dover Books on Travel, Adventure)
by Antonio Pigafetta
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Remarkable firsthand account by one of the few survivors of Magellan's epochal journey (1519–1522). Remarkably detailed record of new lands, flora and fauna, shipboard life, etc. Introduction. 28 halftones. Map.... (read more)

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