Recent Literature in Discovery History, 2006

Mike Downs

Adams, Edward and Ernest Sipes. Into the savage land. Surrey, B.C.: Hancock House, 2006.

Armstrong, Alexander, Sir. A personal narrative of the discovery of the North West passage: with numerous incidents of travel and adventure during nearly five years’ continuous service in the Arctic regions while in search of the expedition under Sir John Franklin. Mansfield Centre, Conn.: Martino Pub., 2005, 1857.

Asúa, Miguel de and Roger French. A new world of animals: early modern Europeans on the creatures of Iberian America. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005.

Aubert de La Chesnaye, Louis, and  Serge Goudreau. L’exploration de la Côte-Nord et de la rivière Saguenay en 1731: le journal de voyage de Louis Aubert de La Chesnaye. Montréal: Archiv-histo, 2005.

Auerbach, Jerold S. Explorers in Eden: Pueblo Indians and the promised land. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006.

Aughton, Peter. Resolution: the story of Captain Cook’s second voyage of discovery. New York: Cold Spring Press, 2005.

Aughton, Peter. The fatal voyage: Captain Cook’s last great journey. Northampton, Mass.: Interlink Books, 2005.

Avery, Tom. Pole dance: the story of the record-breaking British expedition to the bottom of the world. London: Orion, 2005.

Blondel-Loisel, Annie et al. De la Seine au Saint-Laurent avec Champlain. Paris, France: L’Harmattan, 2005.

Bove, Giacomo, Domingo Lovisato and Juan Carlos Cherez. Expedición a la Patagonia: un viaje a las tierras y mares australes (1881-1882). Buenos Aires: Ediciones Continente, 2005.

Brinkbäumer, Klaus, Clemens Höges and Annette Streck. The voyage of the Vizcaína: the mystery of Christopher Columbus’s last ship. New York: Harcourt, 2006.

Brown, Robin. Marco Polo: the incredible journey. Stroud: Sutton, 2005.

Burgess, Glyn S. and W. R. J. Barron. The voyage of Saint Brendan: representative versions of the legend in English translation with indexes of themes and motifs from the stories. Exeter, UK: University of Exeter Press, 2005.

Camino, Mercedes Maroto. Producing the Pacific maps and narratives of Spanish exploration (1567-1606). New York, N.Y.: Rodopi, 2005.

Carnochan, W. B. The sad story of Burton, Speke, and the Nile, or, Was John Hanning Speke a cad?: looking at the evidence. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford General Books, 2006.º

Castelnau-L’Estoile, Charlotte de and François Regourd. Connaissances et pouvoirs :les espaces impériaux (XVIe-XVIIIe siècles): France, Espagne, Portugal. Pessac: Presses universitaires de Bordeaux, 2005.

Cherry-Garrard, Apsley and Caroline Alexander. The worst journey in the world. New York: Penguin Books, 2005.

Chiasson, Paul. The island of seven cities: the discovery of a lost Chinese settlement in the Americas. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2006.

Coen, Ross Allen. Sailing through a granite quarry: the Northwest Passage and the voyage of the SS Manhattan. Thesis (M.A.)—University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2005.

Coleman, Ernest. History of the Royal Navy & Polar exploration. Stroud: Tempus, 2006.

Comellas, José Luis. El éxito del error: los viajes de Colón. Barcelona: Editorial Ariel, 2005.

Córdoba, Antonio de. A voyage of discovery to the Strait of Magellan. Stroud: Nonsuch, 2006.

Crane, David. Scott of the Antarctic: a life of courage and tragedy in the extreme south. London: Harper Perennial, 2006.

Currie, Noel Elizabeth. Constructing colonial discourse: Captain Cook at Nootka Sound. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005.

Davidson, James West and John Rugge. Great heart: the history of a Labrador adventure. Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006.

Day, Alan Edwin. Historical dictionary of the discovery and exploration of the Northwest Passage. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2006.

De Lange, William Pars. Japonica: the first Dutch expedition to reach the shores of Japan; or How a seafaring raid on the coast of South America met with disaster and how, against all odds, one ship was eventually brought to the shores of Japan by the English pilot Will Adams, the hero of Shogun. Warren, Conn.: Floating World, 2006.

Didier, Hugues. Découvertes de l’Inde: de Vasco de Gama à Lord Mountbatten (1497-1947). Lyon: Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, 2005.

Dunbar, William and George Hunter. The forgotten expedition, 1804-1805: the Louisiana Purchase journals of Dunbar and Hunter. Edited by Trey Berry, Pam Beasley, and Jeanne Clements. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006.

Dyer, Colin L. The French explorers and the Aboriginal Australians, 1772-1839. St. Lucia, Qld.: QUP, 2005.

Estensen, Miriam. The life of George Bass: surgeon and sailor of the enlightenment. London: National Maritime Museum, 2005.

Fagan, Brian M. Fish on Friday: feasting, fasting, and the discovery of the New World. New York: Basic Books, 2006.

Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo. Writing from the edge of the world: the memoirs of Darién, 1514-1527. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2006.

Fleming, Fergus. Off the map: tales of endurance and exploration. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005.

Flint, Richard and Shirley Cushing Flint. Documents of the Coronado expedition, 1539-1542. Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 2005.

Fremantle, Tom. The road to Timbuktu: down the Niger on the trail of Mungo Park. London: Robinson, 2005.

Frolov, Ivan E. The Arctic basin: results from the Russian drifting stations. Chichester, UK: Praxis Publishing, 2005.

Galloway, Patricia Kay. The Hernando de Soto expedition: history, historiography, and “discovery” in the Southeast. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2005.

Garate, Donald T. Juan Bautista de Anza: Basque explorer in the New World. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2005.

Gosch, C. C. A. Danish Arctic expeditions, 1605 to 1620. Mansfield Centre, Conn.: Martino Pub., 2005.

Granier, Laurent and Philippe Lansac. Canada: sur les traces de Jacques Cartier. Paris: Arthaud, 2005.

Haddelsey, Stephen. Born adventurer: the life of Frank Bickerton, Antarctic pioneer. Stroud: Sutton, 2005.

Hadwen, Ian. Brisbane’s historic North Bank, 1825-2005. Brisbane: Royal Historical Society of Queensland, 2005.

Halsey, Cheryll. Columbia River with Lewis & Clark across Washington, Idaho & Oregon. Surrey, B.C.: Hancock House, 2005.

Hanson, Donna M. Frontier duty: the Army in northern Idaho, 1853-1876, transcribed from the original records in the National Archives. Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Library, 2005.

Harmon, Daniel Williams. Harmon’s journal, 1800-1819. Edited by W. Kaye Lamb.Victoria, B.C.: TouchWood Editions, 2006.

Harries, Patrick. Butterflies, barbarians & Swiss missionaries in South-East Africa. Oxford: James Currey, 2006.

Headland, Robert. A chronology of Antarctic exploration. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Holgate, Kingsley. Africa: in the footsteps of the great explorers. Cape Town: Struik, 2006.

Hubbard, Mina. The woman who mapped Labrador: the life and expedition diary of Mina Hubbard. Edited by Roberta Buchanan, Bryan Greene and Anne Hart. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005.

Hudson, Charles M. and Paul E. Hoffman. The Juan Pardo expeditions: explorations of the Carolinas and Tennessee, 1566-1568. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2005.

Hudson, Sharon Henderson. The passageway to the Pacific is the Snake River but Lewis and Clark didn’t know that!: the opening up and settling of the West. New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2005.

Humboldt, Alexander von and Ulrike Leitner. Von Mexiko-Stadt nach Veracruz: Tagebuch. Berlin: Akademie, 2005.

Jampoler, Andrew C. A. Sailors in the Holy Land: the 1848 American expedition to the Dead Sea and the search for Sodom and Gomorrah. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute, 2005.

Janin, Hunt. Claiming the American wilderness: international rivalry in the trans-Mississippi West, 1528-1803. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2006.

Johnson, Dolores. Onward: a photobiography of African-American polar explorer Matthew Henson. Washington. D.C.: National Geographic, 2006.

Johnson, Nicholas. Big dead place: inside the strange and menacing world of Antarctica. Los Angeles, CA: Feral House, 2005.

Johnson, Robert G., L. J. Westin and J. Rudebusch. Evidence for Norse settlement in Roberts County, South Dakota, and western Minnesota in pre-Columbian times. United States: s.n., 2005.

Jones, Landon Y. William Clark and the shaping of the West.  New York: Hill and Wang, 2005.

Kania, Richard. The 1605 Waymouth expedition to the coast of Maine: an assessment of the Rosier text. Southern Pines, N.C.: Carolinas Press, 2005.

Karsmizki, Kenneth W., Carolyn A. Purcell and Kathleen Kahl. Cargo: equipment & supplies of the Lewis & Clark Expedition: May 2004-September 2006. The Dalles, OR.: Wasco County Historical Museum Press, 2005.

Keay, John. Mad about the Mekong: exploration and empire in South -East Asia. London: HarperCollins Publishers, 2005.

Kenney, Gerard I. Ships of wood and men of iron: a Norwegian-Canadian saga of exploration in the high Arctic. Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2005.

Kenney, Gerard I. Dangerous passage: issues in the Arctic. Toronto: Natural Heritage Books, 2006.

Kristjánsson, Jónas. The first settler of the new world: the Vinland expedition of Thorfinn Karlsefni. Reykjavík: University of Iceland Press, 2005.

Lahiri, Nayanjot. Finding forgotten cities: how the Indus civilization was discovered. Delhi: Orient Longman, 2005.

Lefebure, Antoine. L’Amazonie disparue: indiens et explorateurs, 1825-1930. Paris: La Découverte, 2005.

Lipscombe, Trevor. On Austral shores: a modern traveller’s guide to the European exploration of the coasts of Victoria and New South Wales. Annandale, N.S.W.: Envirobook, 2005.

Logan, F. Donald. The Vikings in history. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Lund, Duane R. Europeans in North America before Columbus: Mandan Indians, the “White Indians,” of North Dakota, the Welsh connection, the Viking visitors. Cambridge, MN: Distributed by Adventure Publications, 2006.

Mackenzie, Rob. David Livingstone: the truth behind the legend.  Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe: Figtree Publications, 2005.

Magasich-Airola, Jorge, Jean-Marc de Beer and Monica Sandor. America magica: when Renaissance Europe thought it had conquered paradise. London: Anthem Press, 2006.

Margulies, Phillip. Discovery of the New World. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, 2006.

Markley, Bill. Up the Missouri River with Lewis and Clark: from Camp Dubois to the Bad River. New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2005.

Maurice, Edward Beauclerk. The last gentleman adventurer: coming of age in the Arctic.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Mikkelsen, Ejnar. Mirage in the Arctic: the astounding 1907 Mikkelsen expedition. Guilford, Conn.: Lyon’s Press, 2005.

Moore, James Gregory. King of the 40th parallel: discovery in the American West. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford General Books, 2006.

Morgan, Daniel C. Preparation, perspiration and persistence: how William H. Ashley’s 1802-24 experiences affected his role in the Rocky Mountain fur trade. Thesis (M. A.)—Brigham Young University, 2005.

Moss, Sarah. Scott’s last biscuit: the literature of polar travel. Oxford: Signal Books Ltd., 2006.

Nasht, Simon. The last explorer, Hubert Wilkins: Australia’s unknown hero. Sydney: Hodder Australia, 2005.

Newman, James L. Imperial footprints: Henry Morton Stanley’s African journeys. Dulles, Va.: Potomac, 2006.

Newman, Peter C. Company of adventurers: how the Hudson’s Bay empire determined the destiny of a continent. Toronto: Penguin Canada, 2005.

Nisbet, Jack. The mapmaker’s eye: David Thompson on the Columbia Plateau. Pullman: Washington State University Press, 2005.

Northrop, Henry Davenport. John C. Fremont and Lewis and Clarke. Whitefish, MT: Kessinger, 2006.

O’Rourke, Kevin H. and Jeffrey G. Williamson. Did Vasco Da Gama matter for European markets?: testing Frederick Lane’s hypotheses fifty years later. Cambridge, Mass.: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2005.

Paccalet, Yves and Patrick de Wilde. Antarctica. London: Thames & Hudson, 2005.

Pálsson, Gísli and  Keneva Kunz. Travelling passions: the hidden life of Vilhjalmur Stefansson. Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College Press, 2005.

Park, Mungo. Travels in the interior of Africa. Stroud: Nonsuch, 2005.

Petitot, Émile et al. Travels around Great Slave and Great Bear Lakes, 1862-1882. Toronto: Champlain Society, 2005.

Pettit, Clare. Dr Livingstone, I presume?: missionaries, journalists, explorers and empire. London: Profile, 2005.

Pike, Zebulon Montgomery. The southwestern journals of Zebulon Pike, 1806-1807. Introduction by Mark L. Gardner. Edited by Stephen Harding Hart and Archer Butler Hulbert. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2006.

Platt, David D. One land/two worlds: a symposium to celebrate the 400th anniversary of George Waymouth’s voyage to New England. Rockland, Me.: Island Institute, 2005.

Pole, Graeme. Summit tales: early adventures in the Canadian Rockies. Canmore, Alta.: Altitude Pub., 2005.

Powell, James Lawrence. Fathoming the ocean: the discovery and exploration of the deep sea. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005.

Powell, James Lawrence. Grand Canyon: solving Earth’s grandest puzzle. New York: Pi Press, 2005.

Powell, James Lawrence. The race for Timbuktu: in search of Africa’s city of gold. New York: Ecco, 2006.

Quanchi, Max and John Robson. Historical dictionary of the discovery and exploration of the Pacific islands. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2005.

Raleigh, Walter. Sir Walter Ralegh’s Discoverie of Guiana. Edited by Joyce Lorimer. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006.

Raleigh, Walter. Sir Walter Ralegh’s Discoverie of Guiana. Edited by Joyce Lorimer. London: Hakluyt Society, 2006.

Rees, Jasper. The great race: recreating Scott and Amundsen’s race to the South Pole. London: BBC, 2006.

Reinhartz, Dennis and Gerald D. Saxon, eds. Mapping and empire: soldier-engineers on the southwestern frontier. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2005.

Rigby, Nigel, Pieter van der Merwe and Glyndwr Williams. Pioneers of the Pacific: voyages of exploration, 1787-1810. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2005. 

Roa-de-la Carrera, Cristián Andrés. Histories of infamy: Francisco López de Gómara and the ethics of Spanish imperialism. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2005.

Roberts, John E. A discovery journal of George Vancouver’s first survey season on the coasts of Washington and British Columbia, 1792, including the work with the Spanish explorers Galiano and Valdés. Victoria, B.C.: Trafford, 2005.

Robinson, Michael F. The coldest crucible: Arctic exploration and American culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

Roller, Duane W. Through the pillars of Herakles: Greco-Roman exploration of the Atlantic. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Rosier, James. The voyage of Archangell: James Rosier’s account of the Weymouth voyage of 1605. Annotated by David C. Morey.  Gardiner, ME.: Tilbury House, 2005.

Rowley, Graham. Cold comfort: my love affair with the Arctic. Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005.

Russell, Terence M. The discovery of Egypt: Vivant Denon’s travels with Napoleon’s army. Stroud: Sutton, 2005.

Saint-Pierre, Marjolaine. Joseph-Elzéar Bernier: capitaine et coureur des mers, 1852-1934. Sillery, Québec: Septention, 2005.

Sarasohn, David. Waiting for Lewis and Clark: the bicentennial and the changing West. Portland: Oregon Historical Society Press, 2005.

Scafetta, Joseph. The true unbiased story of Christopher Columbus. Falls Church, VA: Columbia Press Co., 2005.

Schneider, Paul. Lost in the new world: the Narvaez expedition to Florida and the first non-native crossing of North America. New York: H. Holt, 2006.

Scott, Robert Falcon. Journals: Captain Scott’s last expedition. Edited with introduction by Max Jones. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Scott, Robert Falcon. The voyage of the Discovery. Stroud: Nonsuch, 2005.

Shipman, Pat. To the heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the exploration of central Africa. New York: HarperCollins Pub., 2005.

Shoobert, Joanne. Western Australian exploration. Victoria Park, W.A.: Hesperian Press, 2005.

Simmonds, P. L. Sir John Franklin & the Arctic regions. Stroud: Nonsuch, 2005.

Sinsoilliez, Robert. L’expédition des Normands en Nouvelle-Zélande (1840-1850). Condé-sur-Noireau: Corlet, 2005.

Smith, Michael and Annie Brady. The boss: the remarkable adventures of a heroic Antarctic explorer. Cork: Collins, 2006.

Solís de Merás, Gonzalo, Juan Carlos Mercado and Bartolomé Barrientos. Menéndez de Avilés y la Florida: crónicas de sus expediciones. Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.

Sparks, Jared and John Ledyard. The life of John Ledyard, the American traveller: comprising selections from his journals and correspondence. Mystic, CT: Flat Hammock Press, 2005.

Speke, John Hanning and James Augustus Grant. The discovery of the source of the Nile. Vercelli: White Star, 2006.

Stacey, May Humphreys, Lewis Burt Lesley and Edward Fitzgerald Beale. Uncle Sam’s camels: the journal of May Humphreys Stacey supplemented by the report of Edward Fitzgerald Beale (1857-1858). San Marino, CA: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, 2006.

Stam, David H. and Deirdre Corcoran Stam. Books on ice: British and American literature of polar exploration. New York: Grolier Club, 2005.

Stark, Rita. The four caravels of Christopher Columbus. S.l.: Elibris Corp., 2005.

Stewart, Jules. Spying for the Raj: the pundits and the mapping of the Himalaya. Stroud: Sutton, 2006.

Sulavik, Stephen. Adirondack: of Indians and mountains, 1535-1838. Fleischmanns, N.Y.: Purple Mountain Press, 2005.

Symcox, Geoffrey and Blair Sullivan. Christopher Columbus and the enterprise of the Indies: a brief history with documents. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2005.

Synge, J. M. and Jack Butler Yeats. Travels in Wicklow, West Kerry and Connemara.  London: Serif, 2005.

Thomas, Hugh. Rivers of gold: the rise of the Spanish Empire, from Columbus to Magellan. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2005.

Thwaites, Reuben Gold. The Jesuit relations and allied documents: travels and explorations of the Jesuit missionaries in New France, 1610-1791. Clark, N.J.: Lawbook Exchange, 2005.

Twigger, Robert. Voyageur: across the Rocky Mountains in a birchbark canoe. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006.

Tyler-Lewis, Kelly. The lost men: the harrowing saga of Shackleton’s Ross Sea expedition. New York: Viking, 2006.

Udal, John O. The Nile in darkness: a flawed unity 1504-1862. Wilby, Norwich: M. Russell, 2005.

Varela, Consuelo. Cristóbal Colón: de corsario a almirante. Barcelona: Lunwerg Editores, 2005.

Vaugeois, Denis and Jane Brierley. America 1803-1853: the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the dawn of a new power. Montréal: Véhicule Press, 2005.

Vickery, Paul S. Bartolomé de las Casas: great prophet of the Americas. New York: Newman Press, 2006.

Washington State Dept. of Transportation. Lewis and Clark journey’s end: the confluence of the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean.ºOlympia, WA: Washington State Dept. of Transportation, 2005.

Washington State Library. The Corps 33: 200 years, 200 books, a Lewis and Clark Expedition bibliography in honor of the Bicentennial. Tumwater, WA: Washington State Library, 2005.

Weber, David J. Bárbaros: Spaniards and their savages in the Age of Enlightenment. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005.

White, Pamela and John Stewart Bowman and Maurice Isserman. Exploration in the world of the Middle Ages, 500-1500. New York: Facts on File, 2005.

White, V. S. Atlantic sailings prior to 1492: a set of quotations relating to the exploration of the Atlantic Ocean that range from Homer and Tacitus to the Norse sagas of the Heimskringla. Wheathampstead: V.S. White, 2006.

Williams, Glyndwr. Buccaneers, explorers, and settlers: British enterprise and encounters in the Pacific, 1670-1800. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2005.

Worsley, Frank Arthur. Shackleton’s boat journey. Cork: Collins, 2005.

Yenne, Bill. On the trail of Lewis and Clark: yesterday and today. St. Paul, MN: MBI, 2005.

Zeeberg, JaapJan and Pieter Floore. Into the Ice Sea: Barents’ wintering on Novaya Zemlya, a renaissance voyage of discovery. Amsterdam: Rozenberg, 2005.

Ziak, Rex. In full view: a true and accurate account of Lewis and Clark’s arrival at the Pacific Ocean, and their search for a winter camp along the lower Columbia River. Astoria, OR.: Moffitt House Press, 2005.


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