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    The Next Horizon: From the Eiger to the south face of Annapurna by Chris Bonington    Big Game Hunter: A Biography of Frederick Courteney Selous by Norman Etherington    The Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty: Wilderness Guide, Pilot, and Conservationist by Christopher Angus    Mount Everest 1938: Whether these mountains are climbed or not, smaller expeditions are a step in the right direction by H. W. Tilman    Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom by George Leopold    Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North by Blair Braverman    Mostly Mischief: Including the first ascent of a mountain to start below sea level by H. W. Tilman    Mischief in Greenland: Only a man in the devil of a hurry would wish to fly to his mountains by H. W. Tilman    Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer by Patrick French    The Rooster in the Drive Thru: Tales from Life in the Rural Midwest by Peggy Badgett    To the Brink (the Expedition Trilogy, Book 3) by Jason Lewis    All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World by Zora O'Neill    Summary of Circling the Sun: by Paula McLain | Summary & Analysis by Instaread Summaries    Out of Office: Escaping the Nine-to-Five by John    American Daredevil: The Extraordinary Life of Richard Halliburton, the World's First Celebrity Travel Writer by Cathryn Prince    A Secret of the Sphinx: The MacHugh Memoirs (1798-1801) by James L. McWilliams    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    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    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

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The Next Horizon: From the Eiger to the south face of Annapurna

The Next Horizon: From the Eiger to the south face of Annapurna by Chris Bonington

The Next Horizon, the second volume in Chris Bonington's autobiography after I Chose to Climb, picks up his story from 1962 and relates his subsequent adventures as a mountaineer, photographer, journalist and expedition leader alongside eminent climbers including Doug Scott and Don Whillans, throughout an extraordinary decade of adversity, thrill and discovery.

The book opens with a journey to Chile to climb the Central Tower of Paine. Bonington then recounts his ascents across the globe; from the Old Man of Hoy in Scotland, the Eiger in Switzerland, to Sangay in Ecuador to name but a few. He concludes...

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Big Game Hunter: A Biography of Frederick Courteney Selous

Big Game Hunter: A Biography of Frederick Courteney Selous by Norman EtheringtonThis book tells the story of an adventurer, hunter and naturalist in late nineteenth-century Africa, who would inspire novelists such as Rider Haggard and Wilbur Smith. The book describes Selous' extraordinary adventures, from elephant-hunting, and diamond-prospecting, to an early expedition to found Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in the European scramble for Africa. The book also examines Selous' relationships with other influential people of the time, including Robert Baden-Powell, Frederick Russell Burnham, Cecil Rhodes, King Lobengula of the Ndebele, and American President Teddy Roosevelt. In Big...
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The Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty: Wilderness Guide, Pilot, and Conservationist

The Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty: Wilderness Guide, Pilot, and Conservationist by Christopher AngusThe inspiring biography of an Adirondack legend whose tireless efforts are credited with much of today's preservation policies in the Adirondacks.
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Mount Everest 1938: Whether these mountains are climbed or not, smaller expeditions are a step in the right direction

Mount Everest 1938: Whether these mountains are climbed or not, smaller expeditions are a step in the right direction by H. W. Tilman

It's 1938, the British have thrown everything they've got at Everest but they've still not reached the summit. War in Europe seems inevitable; the Empire is shrinking. Still reeling from failure in 1936, the British are granted one more permit by the Tibetans, one more chance to climb the mountain. Only limited resources are available, so can a small team be assembled and succeed where larger teams have failed?

H.W. Tilman is the obvious choice to lead a select team made up of some of the greatest British mountaineers history has ever known, including Eric Shipton, Frank Smythe and Noel Odell...

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Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom

Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom by George Leopold
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Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North

Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North by Blair Braverman

A rich and revelatory memoir of a young woman reclaiming her courage in the stark landscapes of the north.

By the time Blair Braverman was eighteen, she had left her home in California, moved to arctic Norway to learn to drive sled dogs, and found work as a tour guide on a glacier in Alaska. Determined to carve out a life as a “tough girl”

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Mostly Mischief: Including the first ascent of a mountain to start below sea level

Mostly Mischief: Including the first ascent of a mountain to start below sea level by H. W. Tilman
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Mischief in Greenland: Only a man in the devil of a hurry would wish to fly to his mountains

Mischief in Greenland: Only a man in the devil of a hurry would wish to fly to his mountains by H. W. Tilman
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Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer

Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer by Patrick FrenchSoldier, explorer, mystic, guru, and spy, Francis Younghusband began his colonial career as a military adventurer and became a radical visionary who preached free love to his followers.

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The Rooster in the Drive Thru: Tales from Life in the Rural Midwest

The Rooster in the Drive Thru: Tales from Life in the Rural Midwest by Peggy BadgettOnce upon a time, a young family left their comfortable lives in the suburbs for a questionable future on a small farm nestled in the hills of Northwest Illinois. Their quest for country happiness led them on adventures with rebellious roosters, stubborn tractors, buildings intent on self destruction, mutinous vegetables, and one very devious well pit. Travel with them through the unexpected twists and turns of their rural lives at the edge of civilization.
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To the Brink (the Expedition Trilogy, Book 3)

To the Brink (the Expedition Trilogy, Book 3) by Jason LewisWe rejoin The Expedition for its third and final instalment with Jason, now seasoned adventurer, and April, American schoolteacher at sea for the first time, battling to keep their pedal-powered boat Moksha from being dashed against Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Crossing the infamous Coral Sea, they've endured gale force winds, rogue waves, and powerful currents pushing them off course for days at a time. On her thirtieth consecutive day of seasickness and now haemorrhaging blood, April is in urgent need of medical treatment. But in the uncharted waters north of Cape Flattery, far from coastguard...
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All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World

All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World by Zora O'Neill
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Summary of Circling the Sun: by Paula McLain | Summary & Analysis

Summary of Circling the Sun: by Paula McLain | Summary & Analysis by Instaread Summaries

Circling the Sun: by Paula McLain | Summary & Analysis

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Circling the Sun is a novelized account of the life of Beryl Markham written by Paula McLain. Beryl broke all the rules for a proper young lady as she grew up in colonial Kenya, then broke ground for women everywhere, first as a horse trainer and then as an aviator. Her headstrong determination did not serve her as well, however, when it came to her personal life. She plunged into two youthful marriages that imploded and one earth-shattering, but doomed affair. Paula McLain weaves all this together into a novelized biography of the...

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Out of Office: Escaping the Nine-to-Five

Out of Office: Escaping the Nine-to-Five by JohnFor one adventurous man, thirty-odd years of office grind was more than enough. Tired of the dull culture of nine-to-five, John Gregg sets out on a path to freedom - a path that takes him from his south London desk and computer screen to pastures new across Europe and beyond where he immerses in the language, passions and histories of the countries he crosses. Now in full control of his destiny, join the author as he hot-foots it around Spain, Italy, France, Cuba, Germany and Bosnia Herzegovina, swapping his email inbox and diary commitments for spontaneity and adventure - bumping into many...
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American Daredevil: The Extraordinary Life of Richard Halliburton, the World's First Celebrity Travel Writer

American Daredevil: The Extraordinary Life of Richard Halliburton, the World's First Celebrity Travel Writer by Cathryn PrinceWith a polished walking stick and neatly pressed trousers, Richard Halliburton served as an intrepid globetrotting guide for millions of Americans in the 1920s and '30s. Readers waited with bated breath for each new article and book he wrote. During his career, Halliburton climbed the Matterhorn, nearly fell out of his plane while shooting the first aerial photographs of Mt. Everest, and became the first person to swim the Panama Canal. With his matinee idol looks, the Tennessee native was a media darling in an era of optimism and increased social openness. But as the Great Depression and looming...
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A Secret of the Sphinx: The MacHugh Memoirs (1798-1801)

A Secret of the Sphinx: The MacHugh Memoirs (1798-1801) by James L. McWilliamsSpring of 1978: Young Rory MacHugh leaves his Blackfoot World for an Ancient World. There determination, versatility, and several unique friends enable him to survive many new lives - a British sailor, an Egyptian Mameluke, a convict, a Secret Agent, a French Grenadier, a Highland solider, and a forbidden lover in an Egyptian court. But the most devastating is his first encounter with the man destined to plunge the world into war and to become Rory's own personal demon, the young General Napoleon Bonaparte.
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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.

Edited and annotated nearly forty years...
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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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A Curious Life for a Lady: The Story of Isabella Bird

A Curious Life for a Lady: The Story of Isabella Bird by Pat Barr

Isabella Bird was a woman of remarkable gifts. In 1872, at the age of forty, this rather earnest daughter of a country parson abandoned the rectory nest and began her pioneering journeys to some of the most inhospitable corners of the world. Undismayed by discomfort or danger she was to spend almost thirty years travelling - to the Rocky Mountains, the Sandwich Isles, to Japan, Malaya, Kashmir and Tibet, to Persia, Korea and China - where an indomitable spirit, an unassuming cordiality and, above all, a limitless capacity for being interested won her universal welcome. Her accounts of her experiences...

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Canadian Wilds

Canadian Wilds by Martin HunterThis vintage book contains a detailed treatise on the Canadian wilds during the eighteenth century, being a exploration of the significance of the Hudson's Bay Company and the history of the northern Indians. "Canadian Wilds" contains a wealth of insightful and fascinating information, and it is highly recommended for readers with an interest in Canadian history. Contents include: "The Hudson's Bay Company", "The Free Trader", "Outfitting Indians", "Trackers of the North", "Provisions for the Wilderness", "Forts and Posts", "About Indians", "Wholesome Foods", "Officers' Allowance", "Inland Packs",...
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Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay

Sherpa: The Memoir of Ang Tharkay by Ang TharkayAdventurous stories told from a non-Western perspective by one of the most accomplished early Himalayan climbers-now in English for the first time
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Where's Frank? An Intrepid Leader, 18 Boy Scouts, 10,000 Miles in an Open Truck

Where's Frank? An Intrepid Leader, 18 Boy Scouts, 10,000 Miles in an Open Truck by Lloyd Philip Johnson

“Where??s Frank” piqued enthusiasm and high interest when first circulated as a short version to a group of interested people. The true story is based on the recent finding of Scoutmaster Curtiss Gilbert??s journal of an improbable Boy Scout trip of 10,000 miles in the back of a fruit truck post-WWII. It started in Yakima, Washington 70 years ago and now includes the memories of the seven surviving Scouts.

What made Gilbert so unusual to take on a project impossible today with its risks and adventures??"around the entire continental United States? He released young teens to explore New York...

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Promise at Dawn

Promise at Dawn by Romain Gary

A romantic, thrilling memoir that has become a French classic.

Promise at Dawn by Romain Gary (1914-80), a classic of modern French literature, has all the earmarks of a richly romantic novel. It is all the more thrilling, therefore, to read it and know that this is not fiction but a real-life story. As a young child, Romain Gary??s mother told him that a day would come when he would have to challenge and conquer the evil demons of submission and defeat. After all, he was to be a French military hero, ambassador, noted writer, and ladies?? man . . . . Thus anticipating battle, by the time of...
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The Mystery of John Colter: The Man Who Discovered Yellowstone

The Mystery of John Colter: The Man Who Discovered Yellowstone by Ronald M. Anglin & Larry E. MorrisFrom the first account of “Colter??s Run,” published in 1810, fascination with John Colter, one of America??s most famous and yet least known frontiersmen and discoverer of Yellowstone Park, has never waned. Unlike other legends of the era like Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and Kit Carson, Colter has remained elusive because he left not a single letter, diary, or reminiscence. Gathering the available evidence and guiding readers through a labyrinth of hearsay, rumor, and myth, two Colter experts for the first time tell the whole story of Colter and his legend.
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My Journey Through War and Peace:Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker: Explorations of a Young Filmm

My Journey Through War and Peace:Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker: Explorations of a Young Filmm by Melissa BurchMy Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker is an adventure spiritual memoir about a woman in her twenties who seeks self-discovery and connection to something greater in the midst of danger in Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion and in the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Melissa Burch28 Feb 2016$15.99

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Crossing Denali: An Ordinary Man's Adventure Atop North America

Crossing Denali: An Ordinary Man's Adventure Atop North America by Mike FennerOne day an average working "Joe" and the next a supplicant praying not to die on a snow-covered mountainside-an Everyman's adventure?
Mike Fenner24 Feb 2016$18.95

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The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero

The Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who Became an American Hero by Timothy EganFrom the National Book Award??"winning and best-selling author Timothy Egan comes the epic story of one of the most fascinating and colorful Irishman in nineteenth-century America.

The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York ??"...
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Back Seat with Fish: A Man's Adventures in Angling and Romance

Back Seat with Fish: A Man's Adventures in Angling and Romance by Henry HughesHenry Hughes has been fishing his entire life. But unlike those who stick to their local stream, Hughes has traveled the world in search of new and exciting adventures.

Back Seat with Fish is unlike any memoir you??ve ever read. Traveling across East Asia—from Beijing to Bangkok—as well as throughout the United States, Hughes shares stories of the fish he??s caught and the people he??s met.

Fishing is a sport that crosses boundaries of race, ethnicity, gender, and class. In his travels, Hughes learns lessons on issues of race and culture as he interacts with a wide variety of people who share...

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Anthony Dalton 2-Book Bundle: River Rough, River Smooth / Arctic Naturalist

Anthony Dalton 2-Book Bundle: River Rough, River Smooth / Arctic Naturalist by Anthony DaltonA special 2-book bundle of Anthony Dalton's outstanding writing on Canada's polar regions, their history, and their greatest explorers.
Includes: River Rough, River Smooth and Arctic Naturalist
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Heroic Failure and the British

Heroic Failure and the British by Stephanie BarczewskiFrom the Charge of the Light Brigade to Scott of the Antarctic and beyond, it seems as if glorious disaster and valiant defeat have been essential aspects of the British national character for the past two centuries. In this fascinating book, historian Stephanie Barczewski argues that Britain's embrace of heroic failure initially helped to gloss over the moral ambiguities of imperial expansion. Later, it became a strategy for coming to terms with diminishment and loss. Filled with compelling, moving, and often humorous stories from history, Barczewski's survey offers a fresh way of thinking...
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Accidentally Istanbul: Decoding Turkey for the enquiring Western traveller

Accidentally Istanbul: Decoding Turkey for the enquiring Western traveller by Nancy Knudsen

Nancy Knudsen never meant to go to Istanbul.

Maybe she might have included it as part of a holiday along with other dazzling European cities such as Venice, Paris or Salzburg. But the idea of actually living in a Muslim country as an ordinary citizen rather than tourist or expat corporate executive, would never have occurred to her.

Knudsen??s story is vivid, lively and sometimes hilarious, full of insights into things she wished she??d known before she arrived in an all-black apartment above a sports field, with not a word of Turkish. She found almost nothing in guidebooks or histories to help...

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Adventures with Indians and Game: Twenty Years in the Rocky Mountains

Adventures with Indians and Game: Twenty Years in the Rocky Mountains by William A. AllenAn adventure tale, historical memoir, and hunting journal in a single, enthralling narrative.

At the tender age of seven, little William shot his first chipmunk and was “imbued with the spirit of sportsmanship.” In the following years of his colorful life, Allen wore many hats, living as a tracker, miner, blacksmith, gunsmith, prospector, freighter, and even dentist. Above all, however, was his passion for adventure, the hunt, and his dealings with Native Americans in the waning light of the late nineteenth century in Dakota Territory.

A born observer, Allen describes a world that, by the...

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