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The Humboldt Current: Nineteenth-Century Exploration and the Roots of American Environmentalism

By: Aaron Sachs

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Penguin Books: July 2007

Seller ID: 16915

ISBN: 0143111922

Condition: New


A masterly and beautifully written account of the impact of Alexander von Humboldt on nineteenth-century American history and culture The naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt (1769?1859) achieved unparalleled fame in his own time. Today, however, he and his enormous legacy to American thought are virtually unknown. In "The Humboldt Current," Aaron Sachs traces Humboldt's pervasive influence on American history through examining the work of four explorers?J. N. Reynolds, Clarence King, George Wallace, and John Muir?who embraced Humboldt's idea of a ?chain of connection? uniting a... View more info

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Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole

By: Fergus Fleming

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Grove Press: October 2003

Seller ID: 17930

ISBN: 080214036X

Condition: New


Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole is the epic story of the men who stopped at nothing to unravel the mysteries of the North Pole. View more info

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Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

By: Gary Kinder

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr: June 1998

Seller ID: 12513

ISBN: 0871134640

Condition: New


Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 507 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. NEW off the shelf. NOT remaindered or BCE. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day from Richmond VA with FREE tracking. Promise. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 507 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. NEW off the shelf. NOT remaindered or BCE. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day from Richmond VA with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Sailing on Friday: The Perilous Voyage of America's Merchant Marine (History of the U.S. Merchant Marine)

By: John A. Butler

Price: $12.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: October 2000

Seller ID: 17981

ISBN: 1574882996

Condition: New


*Addresses a renewed national interest in the revitalization of the U.S. merchant marine View more info

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The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805

By: Richard Zacks

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Hachette Books: June 2006

Seller ID: 17975

ISBN: 140130849X

Condition: New


A real-life thriller, now in paperback -- the true story of the unheralded American who brought the Barbary Pirates to their kneesIn an attempt to stop the legendary Barbary Pirates of North Africa from hijacking American ships, William Eaton set out on a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. The operation was sanctioned by President Thomas Jefferson, who at the last moment grew wary of "intermeddling" in a foreign government and sent Eaton off without proper national support. Short on supplies, given very little money and only a few men, Eaton and his mission seemed doomed... View more info