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Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia
Thompson, Christina

$36.99 $10.09

For more than a millennium, Polynesians have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Until the arrival of European explorers they were the only people to have ever lived there. Both the most closely related and th...


American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
Brinkley, Douglas

$43.50 $11.49

On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. American M...


American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
Brinkley, Douglas

$43.50 $7.99

On May 25, 1961, JFK made an astonishing announcement: his goal of putting a man on the moon by the end of the decade. In this engrossing, fast-paced epic, Douglas Brinkley returns to the 1960s to recreate one of the most exciting and ambitious achievements in the history of humankind. American M...


The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
Buck, Rinker

$22.99 $7.99

Rinker Buck’s The Oregon Trail is an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way - in a covered wagon with a team of mules - that has captivated readers, critics, and booksellers from coast to coast. Simultaneously a majestic journey across the West, ...


The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey
Buck, Rinker

$22.99 $5.19

Rinker Buck’s The Oregon Trail is an epic account of traveling the 2,000-mile length of the Oregon Trail the old-fashioned way - in a covered wagon with a team of mules - that has captivated readers, critics, and booksellers from coast to coast. Simultaneously a majestic journey across the West, ...


Astoria: Astor and Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Tale of Ambition and Survival on the Early American Frontier
Stark, Peter

$19.99 $8.69

In 1810, John Jacob Astor sent out two advance parties to settle the wild, unclaimed western coast of North America. More than half of his men died violent deaths. The others survived starvation, madness, and greed to shape the destiny of a continent. Unfolding from 1810 to 1813, Astoria is a tal...


The Old West
Hyslop, Stephen G.

$52.89 $18.69

From the first wagon trains to the building of the railroads, the story of the American West is epic in scope, full of amazing stories of grit, tragedy, and triumph. Lavishly illustrated with photographs and maps, this is the definitive history of a time and place that forever lives in legend. Tr...


Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon
Kurson, Robert

$37.02 $12.29

By August 1968, the American space program was in danger of failing in its two most important objectives: to land a man on the Moon by President Kennedy’s end-of-decade deadline, and to triumph over the Soviets in space. With its back against the wall, NASA made an almost unimaginable leap: It wo...


Almost Human: The Astonishing Tale of Homo Naledi and the Discovery That Changed Our Human Story
Berger, Lee

$35.00 $12.29

This first-person narrative about an archaeological discovery is rewriting the story of human evolution. A story of defiance and determination by a controversial scientist, this is Lee Berger's own take on finding Homo naledi, an all-new species on the human family tree and one of the greatest di...


Endeavour: The Ship That Changed the World
Moore, Peter

$36.50 $14.39

An unprecedented history of the storied ship that Darwin said helped add a hemisphere to the civilized world.The Enlightenment was an age of endeavors, with Britain consumed by the impulse for grand projects undertaken at speed. Endeavour was also the name given to a collier bought by the Royal N...


The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story (Large Print)
Preston, Douglas

$39.00 $12.99

A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran int...


Paradise in Chains: The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia
Preston, Diana

$40.00 $12.99

Celebrated historian Diana Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony.The story of the mutiny of the Bounty and William Bligh and his men's survival on the open ocean for 48 days a...


The Dinosaur Artist: Obsession, Betrayal, and the Quest for Earth's Ultimate Trophy
Williams, Paige

$36.50 $10.09

In 2012, a New York auction catalogue boasted an unusual offering: "a superb Tyrannosaurus skeleton." In fact, Lot 49135 consisted of a nearly complete T. bataar, a close cousin to the most famous animal that ever lived. The fossils now on display in a Manhattan event space had been unearthed in ...


The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible
Tigay, Chanan

$34.99 $8.69

A gripping account of one man's quest to find the oldest Bible in the world and solve the riddle of the brilliant, doomed antiquities dealer accused of forging it. In the summer of 1883, Moses Wilhelm Shapira--archaeological treasure hunter, inveterate social climber, and denizen of Jerusalem's b...


National Geographic 125 Years: Legendary Photographs, Adventures, and Discoveries That Changed the World
Jenkins, Mark Collins

$66.12 $25.09

Featuring show-stopping imagery and thrilling behind-the-scenes tales, National Geographic 125 Years captures the heart of National Geographic's fascinating history, from its earliest days as a scientific club to its growth into one of the world's largest geographic organizations. The book reveal...


God Code: Unlocking Divine Messages Hidden in the Bible
Smith, Timothy P.

$20.00 $8.69


Nelson's Arctic Voyage: The Royal Navy's First Polar Expedition 1773
Goodwin, Peter

$42.31 $11.49

A detailed account of the Royal Navy's near fatal expedition into the polar regions in 1773--with the young Horatio Nelson on board.In the summer of 1773 the 14-year old Horatio Nelson took part in an expedition to the Arctic, which came close to ending his naval career before it had begun. Two b...


Island of the Blue Foxes: Disaster and Triumph on the World's Greatest Scientific Expedition
Bown, Stephen R.

$37.02 $9.39

The story of the world's largest, longest, and best financed scientific expedition of all time, triumphantly successful, gruesomely tragic, and never before fully told.The immense 18th-century scientific journey, variously known as the Second Kamchatka Expedition or the Great Northern Expedition,...


Sextant: A Young Man's Daring Sea Voyage and the Men Who Mapped the World's Oceans
Barrie, David

$18.50 $6.59

In the tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery - an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and to the daring mariners who used it to explore, conquer, and map the wo...


Chasing the Moon: The People, the Politics, and the Promise That Launched America into the Space Age
Stone, Robert

$42.31 $10.89

JFK issued the historic moon landing challenge. These are the stories of the visionaries who helped America complete his vision with the first lunar landing fifty years ago.A Companion Book to the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE® Film on PBS®Going in depth to explore their stories beyond the PBS series, writ...


The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek
Cunliffe, Barry

$16.50 $7.29

Around 330 B.C., a remarkable adventurer named Pytheas set out from the Greek colony of Massalia (now Marseille) on the Mediterranean Sea to explore the fabled, terrifying lands of northern Europe. Renowned archaeologist Barry Cunliffe here re-creates Pytheas's unprecedented journey, which occurr...


When Montezuma Met Cortes: The True Story of the Meeting That Changed History
Restall, Matthew

$43.50 $13.69

A dramatic rethinking of the encounter between Montezuma and Hernando Cortés that completely overturns what we know about the Spanish conquest of the AmericasOn November 8, 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés first met Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, at the entrance to the capital city o...


When Montezuma Met Cortes: The True Story of the Meeting That Changed History
Restall, Matthew

$43.50 $10.89

A dramatic rethinking of the encounter between Montezuma and Hernando Cortés that completely overturns what we know about the Spanish conquest of the AmericasOn November 8, 1519, the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortés first met Montezuma, the Aztec emperor, at the entrance to the capital city o...


The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics, and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
Winchester, simon

$39.66 $12.99

How did America become "one nation, indivisible"? What unified a growing number of disparate states into the modern country we recognize today? To answer these questions, Simon Winchester follows in the footsteps of America's most essential explorers, thinkers, and innovators, such as Lewis and C...


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