David Hempleman-Adams, Sophie Gordon, & Emma Stuart.
Publisher: Bloomsbury. Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781608190072. Daedalus Item Code: 30288
In this treasure trove of photographs and artifacts from the royal collection at Windsor Castle, the stories of Britain's two greatest Antarctic expeditions are told in the up-close, at times ... (Read More)
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It is a forlorn sight—a balloon, limply inflated, lying on its side in a trackless wasteland of snow and fog while its crewmen contemplate their situation. This is the photograph that impelled ... (Read More)
"Dr. Livingstone, I presume?" The man who uttered those famous words was compared with Christopher Columbus in his day and became one of the late 19th-century's most newsworthy figures. Yet 100 years ... (Read More)
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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press. Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780812220483. Daedalus Item Code: 40299
Even before the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, Alaska loomed large in the American imagination as a land of unknown wonders. Thousands of adventurers journeyed along the Inside Passage—the nearly ... (Read More)
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Having already distinguished himself in combat, charismatic naval commander James Fitzjames joined Great Britain's 1845 Franklin Expedition, thinking he would make his name; instead the expedition ... (Read More)
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Yerushalayim—Jerusalem—is an ancient holy city to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, as well as the modern capital of Israel. In more than 200 color photographs, up to 21 x 12 inches, Marcelo Bendahan ... (Read More)
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The lotus is the world's most iconic flower, a symbol of spiritual awakening and growth for many of the world's major religious disciplines. Inspired by receiving seeds from a 3,000-year-old lotus, ... (Read More)
Inspired by the spiraling shape of a reindeer-horn bangle, Sara Wheeler travels counterclockwise around the North Pole through the territories belonging to Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark, ... (Read More)
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Often among the leading celebrities of their day, the world's great explorers captured headlines and the public imagination, while journalists and publishers vied to get the returning adventurers' ... (Read More)
In 1871, an American whaling fleet was destroyed in an arctic ice storm. Miraculously, more than 1200 men, women, and children survived, but the damage to America's whale oil industry was ... (Read More)
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Tor Bomann-Larsen. Ingrid Christophersen, trans. Pen Hadow, foreword.
Publisher: History Press. Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780750943444. Daedalus Item Code: 33575
On December 14, 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first human beings to reach the South Pole, just five weeks before Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated Terra Nova ... (Read More)