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Riffenburgh, Beau 1955-

Overview
Works: 76 works in 208 publications in 4 languages and 4,625 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Guidebooks  Pictorial works  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HV7911.M3884, B
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Most widely held works about Beau Riffenburgh
 
Most widely held works by Beau Riffenburgh
Pinkerton's great detective : the amazing life and times of James McParland by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of the legendary Pinkerton detective who took down the Molly Maguires and the Wild Bunch The operatives of the Pinkerton's National Detective Agency were renowned for their skills of subterfuge, infiltration, and investigation, none more so than James McParland. So thrilling were McParland's cases that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle included the cunning detective in a story along with Sherlock Holmes. Riffenburgh digs deep into the recently released Pinkerton archives to present the first biography of McParland and the agency's cloak-and-dagger methods. Both action packed and meticulously researched, Pinkerton's Great Detective brings readers along on McParland's most challenging cases: from young McParland's infiltration of the murderous Molly Maguires gang in the case that launched his career to his hunt for the notorious Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch to his controversial investigation of the Western Federation of Mines in the assassination of Idaho's former governor. Filled with outlaws and criminals, detectives and lawmen, Pinkerton's Great Detective shines a light upon the celebrated secretive agency and its premier sleuth"--
Shackleton's forgotten expedition : the voyage of the Nimrod by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an historical narrative on the British Antarctic expedition in 1908 of Ernest Shackleton and the crew of the "Nimrod," who became the first to reach the South Pole and chronicles their achievements as they traveled across hundreds of miles of frozen wilderness
Great ones : NFL quarterbacks from Baugh to Montana by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textual and photographic portraits of football's memorable quarterbacks
The Official NFL encyclopedia( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of the explorer : the press, sensationalism, and geographical discovery by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account of the influence and role of newspapers and journalism in the United States and Great Britain, in initiating and popularizing exploration and expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctic (as well as other regions) covers the period 1855 to 1910. Revised version of the author's doctoral thesis
Encyclopedia of the Antarctic( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Antarctic is unique, geographically, politically, and scientifically. It is the most remote, hostile, and dangerous continent, while at the same time it is the most pristine and least developed. Antarctica is the only major part of the Earth's landmass not directly governed by one nation, but under the control of a Treaty, with a multitude of acceding nations. The Encyclopedia of the Antarctic brings together large quantities of information on the wide variety of factors, issues, and individuals influencing and relating to the Antarctic. No comparable book currently exists for this region. The Encyclopedia of the Antarctic discusses scientific activities and topics, but the 'human element' is also a significant part of the work, with entries on history, politics, legal issues, national research programs, scientific bases, historic huts, the United Nation's 'Question of Antarctica,' compliance with the Environmental Protocol, and tourism
Racing with death : Douglas Mawson, Antarctic explorer by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book tells the breathtaking story of Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expeditions, in which he more than once narrowly escaped with his life." -- BACK COVER
Nimrod : Ernest Shackleton and the extraordinary story of the 1907-09 British Antarctic Expedition by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and German and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den engelske ekspedition til Sydpolen 1907-1909 ledet af Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922)
Exploration experience by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanied by a CD-ROM and more than thirty removable, facsimile documents, a distinctive study recounts the history of world exploration in a volume that features more than two hundred photographs, maps, artifacts, ephemera, biographical profiles, and informational sidebars
Mapping the world : the story of cartography by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapping the world takes you on a journey through the history of cartography and is essentially a history of the world and how its territories were discovered and explored. Maps have been an integral part of the way humans have lived for approximately 8,000 years. The first accurate maps were produced in Ancient Babylonia. The earliest world map is the Babylonian World Map, which is symbolic and not an exact representation. It deliberately doesn't include the Persians or the Egyptians. The Ancient Greeks also produced maps, although they were mostly imaginary reconstructions of the world. Maps have been crucial in the development of empires, have helped to win wars, and have encouraged man to venture further than his or her known boundaries. Beautifully illustrated, Mapping the world is a fascinating look at how the science of cartography developed, how maps are used not just for getting from A to B, and why cartography is so important to our history of the world and the world we live in. Nowadays, we take the use of Sat Nav and Google maps for granted, but this book reflects on the fact that it all began with human imagination and the desire for knowledge
AA explore Britain's castles by E Cruwys( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The men who mapped the world : the treasures of cartography by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From sticks and stones to satellite technology, cartography has travelled almost as far as man has in order to develop the maps we know and use today. The Men Who Mapped the World tells the story of the philosophers, travellers, artists and scientists who brought together their skills and knowledge to produce some of the most intriguing documents in our history
Cathedrals of the world : 83 magnificent cathedrals from around the world by E Cruwys( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and Czech and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes the reader on a glorious journey to visit over 80 of the world's most magnificent cathedrals, ranging from the great and famous centres of worship, such as St. Peter's Basilica in Rome and Notre Dame in Paris, to others less well-known but no less fascinating--the exciting new cathedrals of San Francisco and Manila with their adventurous architecture, or the tiny "Little Metropole" in Athens, possibly the smallest cathedral in the world
The Titanic experience : [the legend of the unsinkable ship] by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and French and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NFL : the Official history of pro football by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of professional football. Includes photos, legendary heroes, and Super Bowl statistics
Running wild : a pictorial tribute to the NFL's greatest runners by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titanic : the story of the unsinkable ship by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polar exploration by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the last quarter of the nineteenth century and the first two decades of the twentieth, explorers from around the world navigated the Northwest and Northeast Passages, attained the North and South Poles, crossed the Arctic basin and flew airships and airplanes in the Arctic and Antarctic, conquering nature's last closely guarded bastions. Through ... facsimile reproductions [this] narrates the famous stories of Ernest Shackleton, Robert Falcon Scott and Captain Oates, and those less well-known, to tell tales of bravery, sacrifice, triumph, poisonings, disappearances, false claims, near misses and the first Antarctic wintering that drove men to madness ... Contents include: Death in the Arctic; Nansen crosses Greenland; ... Shackleton's furthest south; Amundsen attains the Pole; the age of flight"--Publisher's information
Pinkerton's great detective : the amazing life and times of James McParland by Beau Riffenburgh( Recording )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the legendary detective credited with the defeat of the Molly Maguires gang and Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch offers insight into his innovative "cloak-and-dagger" methods and his investigation into the Western Federation of Mines for the assassination of Idaho's former governor
The Titanic remembered 1912-2012 by Beau Riffenburgh( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century after it sank beneath the icy waves in the worst maritime disaster in seafaring history, the Titanic returns! The inclusion of some 30 facsimile items--blueprints and construction plans, telegrams from that fateful night, even a US Navy ice warning--makes this centennial edition a veritable treasure trove of historical memorabilia and hands-on historical detail. The included DVD and audio CD offer firsthand accounts from survivors, rare film footage, original blueprints, safety reports, and more
 
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Shackleton's forgotten expedition : the voyage of the Nimrod
Alternative Names

controlled identityBeaufort, Simon

Beau Riffenburgh American writer

Riffenberg, Beau 1955-

Riffenburgh, Bruce A. 1955-

Риффенбург, Бо 1955-

בו ריפנבורו

Languages
English (105)

French (3)

German (2)

Czech (2)

Covers
Encyclopedia of the AntarcticRacing with death : Douglas Mawson, Antarctic explorerNimrod : Ernest Shackleton and the extraordinary story of the 1907-09 British Antarctic ExpeditionExploration experienceThe men who mapped the world : the treasures of cartographyCathedrals of the world : 83 magnificent cathedrals from around the worldThe Titanic experience : [the legend of the unsinkable ship]Polar explorationThe Titanic remembered 1912-2012