The Log Books of the Great Explorers
Translated by Lisa Davidson and Elizabeth Ayre
Five centuries (15th–19th) of eyewitness
accounts, drawings, and notes, taken straight
from the log books of such explorers as
Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan,
Vasco de Gama, James Cook, and many others
whose names have been lost. Filled with maps
drawn by the explorers and their cartographers.
145 color and 33 b/w illustrations.
Overlook 216 pp. 1-58567-201-7 $55.00
The True Origins of the Pyramids,
from Lost Egypt to Ancient America
ROBERTM. SCHOCH, PH.D.,
This groundbreaking reinterpretation of ancient
history shows how the pyramid-like structures
that abound on Earth were spread around the
world by an ancient seafaring civilization from
the East. Includes a special appendix, “Redating
the Great Sphinx of Giza,” and 16 pp. color
Tarcher 320pp. 1-58542-203-7 $25.95
This atlas charts the rise and fall of Hitler’s Nazi
state, from the first mass meeting of the NSDAP
in Munich in 1920, through the relentless territorial aggression and anti-Jewish atrocities of
World War II, to the execution of war criminals
at Nuremberg in 1946. An informative, one-vol-ume handbook that documents the rise and fall
of one of the most terrifying and destructive
regimes in world history.
Penguin 144 pp. 0-14-051330-2 $16.95
New in Paperback!
“A grand and enthralling adventure in ancient
seafaring.”—Sea History. “Delightful...a tremendously engaging tale.”—The Daily Telegraph.
Renowned archaeologist Barry Cunliffe re-creates
Pytheas’s unprecedented journey, circa 330 b.c.,
from the Greek colony of Massalia. Beginning
with a pocket history of early Mediterranean civilization, Cunliffe illuminates what Pytheas would
have seen and experienced along the route he
likely took to reach Brittany, then Britain,
Iceland, and Denmark, and the cultures he
would have encountered on shore.
Penguin 192 pp. 0-14-200254-2 $13.00
New in Paperback!
“A cutting-edge work that is a thoroughly enjoyable read. At last a major book about early
Iceland around which to build a whole course on
the sagas and Iceland.”—Richard Tomasson, Past
Pres. of the Society for Scandinavian Studies. “A
vivid companion to reading the sagas, shedding
light on many of the elements in the literature.”—Viking Heritage Magazine.
Penguin 432 pp. 0-14-029115-6 $15.00
For more information visit www.viking.ucla.edu
New in Paperback!
Now completely revised, this bestselling historical
atlas includes a chronological series of more than
fifty maps and accompanying text tracing the
movements of peoples in Europe, the
Mediterranean area, and the Near East from
5000 B. C. to the fourth century A.D.
Penguin 128 pp. 0-14-051348-5 $15.00
Available June 2003
Selected and Edited with Introductions
by Philip Edwards
Vivid first-hand accounts of three extraordinary
expeditions between 1768 and 1779, which
charted the entire coast of New Zealand and the
east coast of Australia and brought back detailed
descriptions of Tahiti, Tonga, and a host of previously unknown islands in the Pacific, including
the Hawaiian Islands. Includes a glossary, indexes of people and places, and a postscript assessing
the controversy surrounding Cook’s death.
Penguin Classic 672 pp. 0-14-043647-2 $9.95
Revised and Expanded Edition
Penguin 128 pp. 0-14-051249-7
Penguin 96 pp. 0-14-051151-2
Penguin 144 pp. 0-14-051331-0
Penguin 96 pp. 0-14-051153-9
A Story of Science, Sainthood, and the Humble
Genius who Discovered a New History of the Earth
The tale of Nicholas Steno, a 17th-century
scientist-turned-priest, whom Stephen Jay Gould
called “the founder of geology.” “Combining a
thrilling scientific investigation with world-altering history and the portrait of an extraordinary genius, The Seashell on the Mountaintop
gives us new insight into the very old planet on
which we live, revealing how we learned to read
the story told to us by the Earth itself, written
in rock and stone.”— Amazon.com.
Dutton 240 pp. 0-525-94708-6 $23.95
Charting topics as diverse as Minoan civilization,
the Persian Wars, the Golden Age of Athens, and
the conquests of Alexander the Great, this atlas
traces the development of this creative and restless people and assesses their impact not only on
the ancient world but also on our own attitudes
and environment today.
Penguin 144 pp. 0-14-051335-3 $16.95
Traces the Roman Empire’s rise and fall, looking
at its provinces and cities, trade and economy,
armies and frontier defenses; following its foreign
wars and internecine struggles; charting its transformation into a Christian theocracy; and assessing its lasting impact on the modern world.
Full-color maps and illustrations throughout.
Penguin 144 pp. 0-14-051329-9 $16.95