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Antarctica  A Biography, David Day
1 David Day Antarctica A Biography
Oxford University Press 2013 0199861455 / 9780199861453 Hardcover New New 
This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. 2013 Oxford University Press. Color illustrated maps inside front and back endpapers. In this absorbing work, the author describes in fascinating detail two centuries of exploration, scientific investigation, and contentious geopolitics. Drawing from archives from around the world, he provides a sweeping history of this vast unconquered land and the dynamic figures that have been drawn to it. Antarctica offers an engaging collective biography of explorers and scientists from Robert Scott to Roald Amundsen and aviators from Ellsworth to Byrd. Unforgettable expedition into the land and the struggle to claim it. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The White Cascade  The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche, Gary Krist
2 Gary Krist The White Cascade The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche
Henry Holt Publishing 2007 0805077057 / 9780805077056 Hardcover New New 
Trapped in the high cascades by a massive blizzard, two trains are swept off a precipice by the deadliest avalanche in American history. This tale begins in 1910 in the midst of a blizzard sweeping across the Pacific Northwest. Two trains are attempting to cross the Cascade Mountains on their way to Seattle. Near the crest, they are forced to stop. The delay extends to 4 days when the passengers who are increasingly trapped by snow begin to hear the sound of avalanches rumbling in the mountains. To save them, the railway marshals an army of men. But, in the unrelenting storm and with food supplies dwindling, the snow shovelers go on strike. The passengers are sick, exhausted and terrified. On the sixth night a thunderstorm begins to rage and soon the snowfield above the trains begins to collapse. Historically accurate and incredibly riveting, this account is a masterpiece of narrative history. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Citizen Explorer  The Life of Zebulon Pike, Jared Orsi
3 Jared Orsi Citizen Explorer The Life of Zebulon Pike
Oxford University Press 2014 0199768722 / 9780199768721 Hardcover New New 
In this book, historian Jared Orsi provides the first modern bio of this soldier and explorer who rivaled contemporaries Lewis and Clark. Surveying and collecting data, Pike sought to incorporate Jeffersonian idealism and deliver it to the distant territories and overlay the West with the American map grid, even though his very survival in exploration depended on people who had no attachment to the nation he served. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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Round About Earth  Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit, Joyce E Chaplin
4 Joyce E Chaplin Round About Earth Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit
Simon & Schuster 2012 1416596194 / 9781416596196 Hardcover New Very Good 
This is a new hardcover with dust jacket. REDUCED as just a hint of shelf wear to jacket from display. In this first full history of Around the World Travel, the author brilliantly tells the story of circumnavigation. Colorful account to the outrageous ambitions that have inspired men and women to circle the entire planet. The story begins with the first centuries of circumnavigation, when few survived the attempt: in 1519 Magellan left Spain with 5 ships and 270 men, but only one ship and 35 men returned, not including Magellan, who died in the Philippines. This book is full of history and adventure. 
Price: 12.95 USD
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