History - Exploration


  • "we Used to Eat People": Revelations of a Fiji Islands Traditional Village

    By Robert M. W. Dixon

    Our Price: $29.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781476671819
    • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • 08/20 Offsite Event: Into the Planet: My Life as a Cave Diver @ Press Box

    By Jill Heinerth

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2019
    Purchase of this item entitles you to pick up one copy of Into the Planet at the event. The event will be located at the Press Box at 932 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022 on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019. Please note that payment is required at the time of purchase for all online orders. Taking you to places where no man has ever gone before, and blending memoir, adventure and science, Into the Planet is a riveting account of one of the most dangerous yet exhilarating pursuits in the world. As one of the most celebrated cave divers in the world, Jill Heinerth has seen the planet in a way almost no one has. In a workday, she might swim below your home, through conduits in volcanoes or cracks in the world’s largest iceberg. She’s an explorer, a scientist’s eyes and hands underwater—discovering new species and examining our finite freshwater reserves—and a filmmaker documenting the wonders of underwater life. She tests the limits of human endurance at every tight turn, risking her life with each mission. To not only survive in this world but excel, Jill has had to learn how to master fear like no other. With gripping storytelling, and radiating with intimacy, Into the Planet will transport you deep into the most exquisite, untouched corners of the earth, where fear must be reconciled and the innermost parts of the human condition are revealed.
  • 100 Explorers Who Shaped World History

    By Bill Yenne

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780912517223
    • Publisher: Scb Distributors
    • Published: May 1996
    Presents the adventures and accomplishments of such explorers as Marco Polo, Prince Henry the Navigator, David Livingstone, and Amelia Earhart.
  • 12 Years a Slave

    By Solomon Northup

    Our Price: $9.99
    • ISBN-13: 9780692022733
    • Publisher: Loki's Publishing
  • 1492

    By Mary Johnston

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781596056602
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: December 2005
  • 1492: The Year the World Began

    By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061132285
    • Publisher: HarperOne
    • Published: November 2010
    1492: Not Simply the Year Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue . . . In this extraordinary, sweeping history, Felipe FernÁndez-Armesto traces key elements of the modern world back to that single fateful year when everything changed.
  • 4/44/14 I: First Fourteeners

    By David a. Lien

    Our Price: $19.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781432764104
    • Publisher: Outskirts Press
  • 500 Days

    By Serge Testa

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781439263020
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: November 2009
    "I knew I had a strong and seaworthy boat, but after all, she was only 11 feet 10 inches long. How would she react to big waves, Storms, or even cyclones? Would she ever capsize? and would I be able to put up with the continuous pounding and rolling, or would I end up as crazy as people thought I was? The best way to find out was to try."Alone aboard Acrohc, the tiny yacht he designed and built, Serge Testa sailed around the world and into the Guinness Book of Records. Exotic landfalls, cyclones, encounters with whales, and a nearly fatal fire at sea make this a gripping story. Told with understatement and humor, this account of a unique voyage of discovery and endurance appeals to the adventurer in all of us."Serge Testa's 500 Days is a lively, warm and well written account of a seamanlike circumnavigation."-Cruising World"Why would anyone sail around the world in a 12 ft. boat? Meet Serge Testa, a charming and resourceful adventurer. Read this book and you, too may find yourself planning the adventure of a lifetime."-Sail
  • The A to Z of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands

    By Max Quanchi

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810868304
    • Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Inc.
    • Published: July 2009
    The "South Seas," as this region used to be called, evokes images of adventure, belles and savages, romance, and fabulous fortunes, but the long voyages of discovery and exploration of the vast Pacific Ocean were really tests of amazing logistics, navigation, grit, shipwreck, and luck. The motivations were not only scientific and geographic, but also nationalistic and materialistic.The A to Z of the Discovery and Exploration of the Pacific Islands presents the familiar names of Laperouse, Bougainville, Cook, and Dampier, as well as intriguing stories of The Bounty mutiny, scurvy, and the mysterious Northwest Passage, Terra Australis Ignotia, and Davis Land. Also included are entries on first contacts, ships, navigational instruments, mapping, and botany. The scene is carefully set in the introduction, the chronology spans several centuries, and the extensive bibliography offers a guide to further reading. This book is more than just dry facts; it has a whiff of salt air, the clash of empires, cross-cultural beach encounters, and personal adventure.
  • Abenaki Warrior: The Life and Times of Chief Escumbuit, Big Island Pond, 1665-1727: French Hero! British Monster! Indian Patriot!

    By Alfred E. Kayworth

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780828321518
    • Publisher: Branden Books
    • Published: January 2007
    “When Abenaki Warrior, The Life and & Times of Chief Es-cumbuit was published in 1998, I had no idea that my historical novel about a Fryeburg, Maine Indian would encourage efforts to name him A Personage of Historical Significance to Canadian History. The recently published details transformed Escumbuit from historical non-entity to Canadian celebrity Abenaki Warrior is the only historical novel about Escumbuit. It was a bestseller and well received by a grateful New England reading audience. It was a Maine Writers and Publishers “best seller” for several months and the topic of several newspaper feature stories.
  • Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780816041244
    • Publisher: Checkmark Books/Facts on File
    • Published: September 1999
    Recounts the search for a Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and looks at the major expeditions, including Frobisher, Franklin, and Amundsen
  • Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival In the Arctic

    By Jennifer Niven

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780965808712
    • Publisher: HYPERION
    • Published: January 2003
  • Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival In the Arctic

    By Jennifer Niven

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780786868636
    • Publisher: HYPERION
    • Published: November 2003
    The true story of a twenty-five-year-old Eskimo woman who in 1923 emerged as the sole survivor of a polar expedition, based on her never-before-seen diaries, the unpublished journals of other major characters, & interviews with her son.
  • Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic

    By Jennifer Niven

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780786887460
    • Publisher: Hyperion
    • Published: November 2004
    An account of a young Inuit woman's ordeal alone on a remote, uninhabited Arctic island describes the efforts of Ada Blackjack and her four male companions to colonize desolate Wrangel Island, the deaths of her associates, her struggle to survive, and her eventual return to civilization, drawing on never-before-seen diaries and interviews with Ada's surviving son. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.