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    The Ghosts of K2: The Race for the Summit of the World's Most Deadly Mountain by Mick Conefrey    Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam by Daniel O. Killman    Nick Sanders: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: Volume 1: 1957-1990 by Nick Sanders    On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer by Norman Hardie    Into the Unknown by Joy Dunicliff    Jefferson's America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation by Julie M. Fenster    Arthur Phillip: Australia's First Governor by Derek Parker    Outback: The Discovery of Australia's Interior by Derek Parker    Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human by George Michelsen Foy    Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex by Owen Chase    Jungle of Stone: The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya by William Carlsen    The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting by Fernanda Santos    Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering by Maurice Isserman    Buckley's Chance by Bob Stevens    Buckley's Chance by Bob Stevens    Into a Raging Sea: My Life and the Pendleton Rescue by Bernie Webber    The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible by Chanan Tigay    Alone But Never Lonely by Bob Fidler    Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland by Ken Ilgunas    Stairway to a Dream by Alexander Markitanov    A Curious Life for a Lady: The Story of Isabella Bird by Pat Barr    Canadian Wilds by Martin Hunter    Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay by Ang Tharkay    Where's Frank? An Intrepid Leader, 18 Boy Scouts, 10,000 Miles in an Open Truck by Lloyd Philip Johnson    Promise at Dawn by Romain Gary    The Mystery of John Colter: The Man Who Discovered Yellowstone by Ronald M. Anglin & Larry E. Morris    My Journey Through War and Peace:Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker: Explorations of a Young Filmm by Melissa Burch    Crossing Denali: An Ordinary Man's Adventure Atop North America by Mike Fenner    Confessions of an Eccentric Dreamer: An Autobiography by Peter James McLean    The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy Egan    Back Seat with Fish: A Man's Adventures in Angling and Romance by Henry Hughes    A Dirt Cheap (and Different) World by Hugh Hosch    Anthony Dalton 2-Book Bundle: River Rough, River Smooth / Arctic Naturalist by Anthony Dalton    Heroic Failure and the British by Stephanie Barczewski    Accidentally Istanbul: Decoding Turkey for the enquiring Western traveller by Nancy Knudsen    Adventures with Indians and Game: Twenty Years in the Rocky Mountains by William A. Allen    I Mind The Time Before I Was Born by Brent A. Connelly    Death Valley in '49: An Autobiography of a Pioneer Who Survived the California Desert by William Lewis Manly    Fair Wind and a Following Sea by Anthony (Jo) Johansen    The King's Ransom: More from the King of Algonquin Park by Paton Lodge Lindsay    The Green Tunnel, A Hiker's Appalachian Trail Diary by Patrick Bredlau    A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham by Steve Kemper    Turtle Rider by Craig Wooton    Yacht Hadir 2 in Peace and War by Frederick Wallis    Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon by Yossi Ghinsberg    Empire Maker: Aleksandr Baranov and Russian Colonial Expansion into Alaska and Northern California by Kenneth N. Owens & Alexander Yu. Petrov    Youth on the Santa Fe Trail by Camilla Kattell    Amelia Earhart: Beyond the Grave by W. C. Jameson    Nansen: Explorer and Humanitarian by Marit Fosse & John Fox    A Walk to the Water: Six Million Steps to the Mediterranean Sea by Daniel Graham

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The Ghosts of K2: The Race for the Summit of the World's Most Deadly Mountain

The Ghosts of K2: The Race for the Summit of the World's Most Deadly Mountain by Mick ConefreyAt 28,251 ft, K2 might be almost 800 ft shorter than Everest, but it??s a far harder climb. In this definitive account, Mick Conefrey grippingly describes the early attempts to reach the summit and provides a fascinating exploration of the first ascent??s complex legacy. From the ill-fated efforts of drug-addicted occultist Aleister Crowley to Achille Compagnoni and Lindo Lacedelli, the Italian duo who finally made it to the summit, The Ghosts of K2 charts how a slew of great men became fixated on this legendary mountain.

Through exclusive interviews with surviving team members and their families,...

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Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam

Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam by Daniel O. KillmanDuring Daniel O. Killman??s more than fifty years at sea, he was shipwrecked off Coos Bay, discovered gold in Alaska, was dismasted in a hurricane near Fiji, lost a rudder en route to Adelaide, had run-ins with bureaucrats, officials, and seamen, and found himself in court facing charges of murder, all the while remaining in impeccable standing with the owners of his vessels. His thrilling life at sea during the last decades of sailing ships and the emergence of steam vessels in the Pacific is chronicled in Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam.

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Nick Sanders: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: Volume 1: 1957-1990

Nick Sanders: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: Volume 1: 1957-1990 by Nick SandersIn this first volume of his no-holds-barred autobiography, Sanders starts to take us on the journey of his life. Interspersed with tales of the great explorers and authors in whose footsteps he sought to follow, he recounts the story of his boyhood and formative years through to his cycling career and the beginning of his love of motorcycles. He reveals the inspiration for his record-breaking journeys and the inner conviction that motivated and drove him on to become a modern-day adventurer
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On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer

On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer by Norman HardieIn 1955, esteemed New Zealand mountaineer Norman Hardie led one of the two summit pairs that made the first ascent of Kangchenjunga, the third-highest mountain in the world. He played an important part in three expeditions with sir Edmund Hillary and was a director of his Himalayan Trust. He went to Antarctica three times, including as leader of Scott Base, and was also involved in many mountain rescues. An eventful life is recounted here with clarity, humour and wit.
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Into the Unknown

Into the Unknown by Joy DunicliffThe Todhunter family, have been kind enough to provide me with important information providing a wider understanding of what happened in the Antipodes. This is a fictional story built around true events and wrapped around real people involved. It is a story of four young men, who had lived near one another in London, during a period of uncertainty.
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Jefferson's America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation

Jefferson's America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation by Julie M. FensterThe surprising story of how Thomas Jefferson commanded an unrivaled age of American exploration??"and in presiding over that era of discovery, forged a great nation.

At the dawn of the nineteenth century, as Britain, France, Spain, and the United States all jockeyed for control of the vast expanses west of the Mississippi River, the stakes for American expansion were incalculably high. Even after the American purchase of the Louisiana Territory, Spain still coveted that land and was prepared to employ any means to retain it. With war expected at any moment, Jefferson played a game of strategy,...
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Arthur Phillip: Australia's First Governor

Arthur Phillip: Australia's First Governor by Derek ParkerThis new biography covers Phillip's whole life, but has a particular focus on his selection for the role of Governor, the preparation of the first fleet, the journey from England, the establishment of the colony and Phillip's governorship.
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Outback: The Discovery of Australia's Interior

Outback: The Discovery of Australia's Interior by Derek ParkerDerek Parker's new and exciting book gathers together the stories of the early inland explorers of Australia who forged the routes which would enable the country's development.
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Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human

Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human by George Michelsen Foy

Navigation is the key human skill. It's something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship's course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory, ourselves? Blending scientific research and memoir, and written in beautiful prose, Finding North starts with a quest by the author to understand this most basic of human skills---and why it's in mortal peril.

In 1844, Foy's great-great grandfather, captain of a Norwegian cargo ship, perished at sea after getting lost in a snowstorm. Foy decides to unravel the mystery surrounding Halvor Michelsen's...

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Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex

Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex by Owen ChaseNarrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-ship Essex is an account by first mate Owen Chase of the Essex, a whale ship from Nantucket, Massachusetts, that was sunk by a sperm whale in the Pacific Ocean near South American in 1820. Of the twenty-man crew, only eight survived the horrific ordeal; some men were stranded on an island, all remaining crew were forced to eat food tainted by seawater and drink their own urine, and finally, when members of the crew started dying, those still alive resorted to cannibalism until they were rescued. Narrative of the Whale-ship...
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Jungle of Stone: The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya

Jungle of Stone: The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya by William Carlsen

“Thrilling. …A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries?? view of the past.” ??" Kirkus (starred review)

In 1839 rumors of extraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world??s most intrepid travelers. Seized by the reports, American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist Frederick Catherwood??"each already celebrated for their adventures in Egypt, the Holy Land, Greece, and Rome??"sailed together out of New York Harbor on an expedition into the forbidding rainforests of present-day...

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The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting

The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting by Fernanda SantosA haunting, beautiful and moving portrait of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, an uncontrollable wildfire and the greatest loss of firefighters' lives since 9/11.
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Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering

Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering by Maurice Isserman

This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself.

In Continental Divide, Maurice Isserman tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were originally seen as obstacles to civilization; over time they came to be viewed as places of redemption and renewal. The White Mountains stirred the transcendentalists; the Rockies and Sierras pulled explorers westward toward Manifest Destiny; Yosemite inspired the early environmental conservationists.

Climbing began in...

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Buckley's Chance

Buckley's Chance by Bob Stevens
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Buckley's Chance

Buckley's Chance by Bob Stevens
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Into a Raging Sea: My Life and the Pendleton Rescue

Into a Raging Sea: My Life and the Pendleton Rescue by Bernie WebberMost people familiar with the name Bernie Webber associate him with the miraculous rescue of 32 men off of the stern of the Pendleton, made famous in the book and movie The Finest Hours. Rescuing 32 sailors from a sinking ship caught in a ferocious winter storm is a dramatic tale, but what made this mission so special is that the boat Bernie skippered that terrible night was a mere 36 feet in length and the waves were almost twice that size! Bernie and crew received the Coast Guard??s coveted Gold Lifesaving Medal, and what they did on that stormy night is regarded as the greatest small boat...
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The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible

The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World's Oldest Bible by Chanan Tigay

One man??s quest to find the oldest Bible scrolls in the world and uncover the story of the brilliant, doomed antiquarian accused of forging them.

In the summer of 1883, Moses Wilhelm Shapira??"archaeological treasure hunter and inveterate social climber??"showed up unannounced in London claiming to have discovered the oldest copy of the Bible in the world.

But before the museum could pony up his £1 million asking price for the scrolls??"which discovery called into question the divine authorship of the scriptures??"Shapira??s nemesis, the French archaeologist Charles Clermont-Ganneau, denounced...

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Alone But Never Lonely

Alone But Never Lonely by Bob FidlerGus D'Aoust (1897-1990) was a legend, an icon of the Northwest Territories. He was a well-known adventurer, explorer, hunter, and above all, a dedicated and passionate Barren Land trapper. In this inhospitable environment beyond the tree line, he lived his life doing what he loved. His endeavors came near the end of the late, great fur trading era when white trappers stretched across the Tundra for hundreds of miles. This is his story including labors, hardships, philosophy, and other life events and experiences as told by him to the author in 1973.
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Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland

Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland by Ken IlgunasTold with sincerity, humor, and wit, Trespassing Across America is both a fascinating account of one man??s remarkable journey along the Keystone XL pipeline and a meditation on climate change, the beauty of the natural world, and the extremes to which we can push ourselves??"both physically and mentally.

It started as a far-fetched idea??"to hike the entire length of the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline. But in the months that followed, it grew into something more for Ken Ilgunas. It became an irresistible adventure??"an opportunity not only to draw attention to global warming but...
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Stairway to a Dream

Stairway to a Dream by Alexander MarkitanovThe book Stairway To A Dream by Alexander Markitanov could help many people to find confidence, spiritual strength, and wisdom. The philosophy in this book will expand your consciousness and open the curtain on the situations which, at the first sight, might look hopeless. The main character in this book works on his weaknesses, so he learns how to control his emotions, thoughts, words, and actions to become stronger. If you are feeling that your life does not go the way you want, if you are tired being a victim of circumstances, and if you want to be a leader - this book might reveal a secret...
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