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The Explorer's Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure & Exploration
Fergus Fleming & Annabel Merullo, eds. Michael Palin, intro.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585677665.  Daedalus Item Code: 41268
 
In the 18th century, exploration entered a new phase; the greatest explorers were motivated more by scientific inquiry than by commercial interest, and they set out to make a full record of ... (Read More)
 
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The Flower of Empire: An Amazonian Water Lily, The Quest to Make it Bloom, and the World it Created
Tatiana Holway.
Publisher: Oxford.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780195373899.  Daedalus Item Code: 50170
 
In 1837, charting Guiana in the Amazon for Great Britain, German naturalist Robert Schomburgk discovered an astounding water lily whose leaves were five or six feet across and whose flowers were ... (Read More)
 
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Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
J. Maarten Troost.
Publisher: Broadway.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780767921992.  Daedalus Item Code: 43501
 
In this follow-up to The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Maarten Troost again gives us a wry yet infectiously joyful account of life in the farthest reaches of the world. Though glad to be home after ... (Read More)
 
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Half Moon: Henry Hudson and the Voyage That Redrew the Map of the New World
Douglas Hunter.
Publisher: Bloomsbury.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781596916807.  Daedalus Item Code: 31899
 
The year 2009 marked the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's discovery of the majestic river that bears his name. Commissioned by the Dutch East India Company to find a northeastern passage over ... (Read More)
 
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Imperial Footprints: Henry Morton Stanley's African Journeys
James L. Newman.
Publisher: Potomac.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781574887235.  Daedalus Item Code: 42073
 
"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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In Darkest Alaska: Travel and Empire Along the Inside Passage
Robert Campbell.
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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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
Hampton Sides.
Publisher: Anchor.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780307946911.  Daedalus Item Code: 59148
 
(Named one of the Best Books of 2014 by the Washington Post, Minneapolis Star Tribune, and Miami Herald) This is Hampton Sides's evocative and gripping account of a ... (Read More)
 
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James Fitzjames: The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition
William Battersby.
Publisher: Dundurn.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781554887811.  Daedalus Item Code: 34980
 
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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Journey to the Arctic: The True Story of the Disastrous 1871 Mission to the North Pole
E. Vale Blake, ed. Peter Stark, intro.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781620875797.  Daedalus Item Code: 52137
 
In June of 1871, navigator George E. Tyson and the Polaris sailed forth from New York to pursue an American dream—to be the first to explore the North Pole. As these selections from Tyson's ... (Read More)
 
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The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen
Stephen R. Bown.
Publisher: DaCapo.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780306820670.  Daedalus Item Code: 52573
 
In the first two decades of the 20th century, the Norwegian Roald Amundsen achieved several of exploration's most impressive "famous firsts": traversing the Northwest Passage, reaching the North ... (Read More)
 
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Letters from China: The Canton-Boston Correspondence of Robert Bennet Forbes, 1838–1840
Phyllis Forbes Kerr, ed.
Publisher: Mystic Seaport.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780913372777.  Daedalus Item Code: 52868
 
In the mid-19th century, captain Robert Bennet Forbes's trading expeditions took him from Boston to such far-flung locales as China, Hong Kong, and Macao. These letters he exchanged with his wife ... (Read More)
 
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Lotus Quest: In Search of the Sacred Flower
Mark Griffiths.
Publisher: Vintage.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845951009.  Daedalus Item Code: 33625
 
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)
 
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