exploration http://wamc.org en "Astoria: John Jacob Astor And Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire" By Peter Stark http://wamc.org/post/astoria-john-jacob-astor-and-thomas-jeffersons-lost-pacific-empire-peter-stark <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Six years after Lewis and Clark's began their journey to the Pacific Northwest, two of the Eastern establishment's leading figures, John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson, turned their sights to founding a colony akin to Jamestown on the West Coast and transforming the nation into a Pacific trading power.</p><p>Author and correspondent for <em>Outside</em> magazine <a href="http://www.peterstarkauthor.com/">Peter Stark</a> recreates this pivotal moment in American history, drawing on original source material to tell the amazing true story of the Astor Expedition in his book, <em>Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival</em>.</p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 88222 at http://wamc.org "Astoria: John Jacob Astor And Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire" By Peter Stark "Between Man and Beast" by Monte Reel http://wamc.org/post/between-man-and-beast-monte-reel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The mostly forgotten explorer Paul du </span>Chaillu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> introduced the world to gorillas. His methods were attacked and his work discredited during his lifetime, but he also experienced fame and redemption.</span></p><p>Author <a href="http://www.montereel.com/">Monte Reel</a> illuminates the little-known tale of the 19th century explorer in his new book Between <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0385534221/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0385534221&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World by Storm</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0385534221" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Fri, 03 May 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63786 at http://wamc.org "Between Man and Beast" by Monte Reel "On the Map" by Simon Garfield http://wamc.org/post/map-simon-garfield <p>Humankind is endlessly fascinated with maps, and we are surrounded by them now more than ever.</p><p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/159240779X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=159240779X">On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=159240779X" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> by Simon Garfield, Garfield explores the unique ways that maps reflect human history and how they are a key part of our evolution as a species.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 55365 at http://wamc.org "On the Map" by Simon Garfield "Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit" by Joyce E. Chaplin http://wamc.org/post/round-about-earth-circumnavigation-magellan-orbit-joyce-e-chaplin <p><em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1416596194/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1416596194&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1416596194" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> is the first full history of around-the-world travel. In it, Joyce E. Chaplin brilliantly tells the story of circumnavigation.</p><p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 54062 at http://wamc.org "Round About the Earth: Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit" by Joyce E. Chaplin