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    Love In Pai by Kyo Kurosaki    Conquistadors of the Useless by Lionel Terray    Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North by Gary L. Pinkerton    Two Sailboats, One Moon: Journals from a year spent oceans apart by Sue Montana & Bob Bennett    Shouting From The Summits by Kala Ramachandran    Wild Country: The man who made Friends by Mark Vallance    Mischief goes South: Every herring should hang by its own tail by Harold Tilman    Mustang Ride by Kelly Wilson    Venom Doc: The Edgiest, Darkest, Strangest Natural History Memoir Ever by Bryan Grieg Fry    An Intimate Wilderness: Arctic Voices in a Land of Vast Horizons by Norman Hallendy    Hanging By A Thread: The Missions of a Helicopter Rescue Doctor by Emmanuel Cauchy    Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike Massimino    The Well at the World's End: One Man's Epic Cross-Continental Quest for the Fountain of Youth by A. J. Mackinnon    Virgin on Insanity: Coming of age on the world's toughest mountains by Steve Bell    The Long Trail by Kermit Roosevelt    Moving Mountains: Discover the Mountain in You by Julie Miles Lewis    Danger and Poetry: One Glider Pilot's First Hundred Hours, from Flight School to Rescue Mission by Joe Karam    Dr David Livingstone in Africa - A Historical Article on the Life and Expeditions of Dr Livingstone by Anon.    Andr by Henri Lachambre    Robert E. Peary and the Discovery of the North Pole by Robert E. Peary    Call-out: A climber's tales of mountain rescue in Scotland by Hamish MacInnes    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

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Love In Pai

Kyo Kurosaki

Love In Pai by Kyo KurosakiLeaving the rat race and life in the big city of Singapore behind, Kyo Kurosaki embarks on a 2,600 kilometre road trip that takes him into the stunning mountains of rural northern Thailand, where he finds himself on a rollercoaster ride of life-changing love, loss and new beginnings with a beautiful woman.

A true touching love story.

2016 / 11 / 16
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Conquistadors of the Useless

Lionel Terray

Conquistadors of the Useless by Lionel TerrayLionel Terray was one of the world's greatest alpinists, and Conquistadors of the Useless is one of the greatest mountaineering books of all time
2016 / 11 / 11
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Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North

Gary L. Pinkerton

Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North by Gary L. PinkertonTrammel
2016 / 11 / 6
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Two Sailboats, One Moon: Journals from a year spent oceans apart

Sue Montana & Bob Bennett

Two Sailboats, One Moon: Journals from a year spent oceans apart by Sue Montana & Bob Bennett
2016 / 11 / 3
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Shouting From The Summits

Kala Ramachandran

Shouting From The Summits by Kala Ramachandran
2016 / 11 / 2
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Wild Country: The man who made Friends

Mark Vallance

Wild Country: The man who made Friends by Mark Vallance

Shortlisted: 2016 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature

'[Wild Country] chronicles not just the mountains [Mark] has climbed, but the part he played in bringing to market a little piece of sporting equipment that revolutionised mountaineering and saved countless lives.' - Sarah Freeman, Yorkshire Post

In early 1978, an extraordinary new invention for rock climbers was featured on the BBC television science show Tomorrow's World. It was called the 'Friend', and it not only made the sport safer, it helped push the limits of the possible. The company that made them was called Wild Country, the brainchild of...

2016 / 10 / 19
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Mischief goes South: Every herring should hang by its own tail

Harold Tilman

Mischief goes South: Every herring should hang by its own tail by Harold Tilman

'No sea voyage can be dull for a man who has an eye for the ever-changing sea and sky, the waves, the wind and the way of a ship upon the water.'

So observes H.W. 'Bill' Tilman in this account of two lengthy voyages in which dull intervals were few and far between.

In 1966, after a succession of eventful and successful voyages in the high latitudes of the Arctic, Tilman and his pilot cutter Mischief head south again, this time with the Antarctic Peninsula, Smith Island and the unclimbed Mount Foster in their sights. Mischief goes South is an account of a voyage marred by tragedy and dogged by...

2016 / 10 / 19
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Mustang Ride

Kelly Wilson

Mustang Ride by Kelly WilsonThe adventures of the Wilson sisters in the American West.This is the third book from bestselling author and television star Kelly Wilson. Kelly's first two books, For the Love of Horses and Stallion Challenges were full of stories from the Wilsons' quest to save wild Kaimanawas from the government cull. This time the Wilsons are taking on a new challenge, to tame mustangs at a ranch in Wyoming for competition in the Extreme Mustang Makeover. Join the Wilsons as they take on an adventure with a surprising twist, and a horse trek across six states in the American west.
2016 / 10 / 13
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Venom Doc: The Edgiest, Darkest, Strangest Natural History Memoir Ever

Bryan Grieg Fry

Venom Doc: The Edgiest, Darkest, Strangest Natural History Memoir Ever by Bryan Grieg FrySteve Irwin meets David Attenborough in this jaw-dropping account of studying the world
2016 / 10 / 6
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An Intimate Wilderness: Arctic Voices in a Land of Vast Horizons

Norman Hallendy

An Intimate Wilderness: Arctic Voices in a Land of Vast Horizons by Norman HallendyArctic researcher, author, and photographer Norman Hallendy
2016 / 10 / 5
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Hanging By A Thread: The Missions of a Helicopter Rescue Doctor

Emmanuel Cauchy

Hanging By A Thread: The Missions of a Helicopter Rescue Doctor by Emmanuel Cauchy

Outdoor sports enthusiast and extreme doctor Emmanuel Cauchy reveals here for the first time the perilous rescues he

2016 / 10 / 5
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Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe

Mike Massimino

Spaceman: An Astronaut's Unlikely Journey to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Mike MassiminoHAVE YOU EVER WONDERED what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that
2016 / 9 / 27
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The Well at the World's End: One Man's Epic Cross-Continental Quest for the Fountain of Youth

A. J. Mackinnon

The Well at the World's End: One Man's Epic Cross-Continental Quest for the Fountain of Youth by A. J. Mackinnon“A great travel writer and more importantly a great traveler.” —Sydney Morning Herald

When A. J. Mackinnon quits his job in Australia, he knows only that he longs to travel to the well at the world

2016 / 9 / 25
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Virgin on Insanity: Coming of age on the world's toughest mountains

Steve Bell

Virgin on Insanity: Coming of age on the world's toughest mountains by Steve Bell

Outwardly, 'Britain's most experienced teenage Alpinist' is a brave young mountaineer. But he's not experienced at all, at least not in the way he really wants to be. Behind his death-defying climbs there lurks a great deal of fear - fear of the opposite sex, fear of failure, fear of not being 'man enough'.

He seeks manhood in the mountains, yet he believes he will only truly gain it by losing something. Harrowing escapades in Scotland, the Alps and Alaska are interspersed by excruciating sexual encounters and unsettling hitch-hiking rides. When the mountains fail him, he seeks meaning with a...

2016 / 9 / 16
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The Long Trail

Kermit Roosevelt

The Long Trail by Kermit RooseveltOriginally published in 1921. From Kermit Roosevelt's book 'The happy hunging grounds', we are privilaged to print seperately, one chapter under the title The long trail. Mr Roosevelt has supplied additional material to this chapter, which is published for the first time in this volume. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
2016 / 9 / 14
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Moving Mountains: Discover the Mountain in You

Julie Miles Lewis

Moving Mountains: Discover the Mountain in You by Julie Miles LewisAre you ready to move mountains, discover the mountain in you...or maybe even climb one? In this adventure of soulful stories, wisdom, thought-provoking exercises and actionable ideas, Julie gently guides you to discovering your Inner Mountain and finding your path forward emotionally, spiritually, mentally and physically...in business and in life.
2016 / 9 / 10
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Danger and Poetry: One Glider Pilot's First Hundred Hours, from Flight School to Rescue Mission

Joe Karam

Danger and Poetry: One Glider Pilot's First Hundred Hours, from Flight School to Rescue Mission by Joe Karam

Joe Karam was born to transcend, but perhaps not to fly. When at twenty-seven his quest for freedom led him to set foot in a glider for the first time, he was overcome with fear and desire. Nothing seemed to have prepared him for such a formidable test of courage, nor did he know anything about Charlie, the taciturn flight instructor he had just entrusted with his life. And yet the sky kept calling... A didactic memoir and a passionate love letter to aviation, Danger and Poetry unites heart and mind to celebrate the pursuit of dreams and the power of teachers.

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2016 / 9 / 10
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Dr David Livingstone in Africa - A Historical Article on the Life and Expeditions of Dr Livingstone

Anon.

Dr David Livingstone in Africa - A Historical Article on the Life and Expeditions of Dr Livingstone by Anon.This vintage book contains a fascinating a historical article on the life and expeditions of the famous explorer of Africa - David Livingstone. With a wealth of fascinating biographical information and accurate accounts of some of his most memorable excursions, this volume constitutes a must-read for those with an interest in David Livingstone, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of antiquarian literature. Livingstone (1813 - 1873), was a Scottish Congregationalist pioneer medical missionary with the London Missionary Society, as well as a famed explorer. Perhaps one of the most...
2016 / 9 / 9
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Andr

Henri Lachambre

Andr by Henri LachambreIn the 21st century - the age of the budget airline - where quick and reliable air travel is available to a large segment of society, it seems hard to comprehend that it is less than 250 years since the first human took to the skies. Although the wing of the bird seemed like the most obvious natural mechanism to attempt replicate, it was actually contained hot air, as demonstrated by the Montgolfiers and their balloon, that gave birth to the era human aviation. Since the first manned balloon flight in 1783, developments have come thick and fast, the airship, the aeroplane, and finally the space...
2016 / 9 / 7
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Robert E. Peary and the Discovery of the North Pole

Robert E. Peary

Robert E. Peary and the Discovery of the North Pole by Robert E. PearyMany of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
2016 / 9 / 7
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Call-out: A climber's tales of mountain rescue in Scotland

Hamish MacInnes

Call-out: A climber's tales of mountain rescue in Scotland by Hamish MacInnes

Call-out is the definitive collection of tales about early mountain rescue in the Highlands of Scotland from Hamish MacInnes - Everest pioneer and arguably the most famous Scottish mountaineer of the twentieth century.

In the late 1960s, MacInnes led the Glencoe Mountain Rescue team and together they developed innovative techniques and equipment in order to save lives - often risking their own in the process - whether night or day, and always at a moment's notice. He was a central figure in the rescue during the 1963 New Year tragedy in the Cuillins on the Isle of Skye, and led groundbreaking...

2016 / 9 / 3
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The Next Horizon: From the Eiger to the south face of Annapurna

Chris Bonington

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...

2016 / 8 / 26
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Big Game Hunter: A Biography of Frederick Courteney Selous

Norman Etherington

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...
2016 / 8 / 23
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The Extraordinary Adirondack Journey of Clarence Petty: Wilderness Guide, Pilot, and Conservationist

Christopher Angus

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.
2016 / 8 / 12
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Mount Everest 1938: Whether these mountains are climbed or not, smaller expeditions are a step in the right direction

H. W. Tilman

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...

2016 / 6 / 28
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Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom

George Leopold

Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom by George Leopold
2016 / 6 / 25
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Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North

Blair Braverman

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”

2016 / 6 / 22
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Mostly Mischief: Including the first ascent of a mountain to start below sea level

H. W. Tilman

Mostly Mischief: Including the first ascent of a mountain to start below sea level by H. W. Tilman
2016 / 6 / 17
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Mischief in Greenland: Only a man in the devil of a hurry would wish to fly to his mountains

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
2016 / 6 / 17
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Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer

Patrick French

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.

Patrick French

2016 / 6 / 13
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The Rooster in the Drive Thru: Tales from Life in the Rural Midwest

Peggy Badgett

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.
2016 / 6 / 9
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To the Brink (the Expedition Trilogy, Book 3)

Jason Lewis

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...
2016 / 5 / 28
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All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World

Zora O'Neill

All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World by Zora O'Neill
2016 / 5 / 28
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Summary of Circling the Sun: by Paula McLain | Summary & Analysis

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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...

2016 / 5 / 17
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Out of Office: Escaping the Nine-to-Five

John

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...
2016 / 5 / 12
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American Daredevil: The Extraordinary Life of Richard Halliburton, the World's First Celebrity Travel Writer

Cathryn Prince

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...
2016 / 5 / 10
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A Secret of the Sphinx: The MacHugh Memoirs (1798-1801)

James L. McWilliams

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.
2016 / 5 / 7
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The Ghosts of K2: The Race for the Summit of the World's Most Deadly Mountain

Mick Conefrey

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,...

2016 / 5 / 2
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Forty Years Master: A Life in Sail and Steam

Daniel O. Killman

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...
2016 / 4 / 26
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Nick Sanders: The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man: Volume 1: 1957-1990

Nick Sanders

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
2016 / 4 / 22
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On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer

Norman Hardie

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.
2016 / 4 / 21
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Into the Unknown

Joy Dunicliff

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.
2016 / 4 / 21
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Jefferson's America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation

Julie M. Fenster

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,...
2016 / 4 / 20
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Arthur Phillip: Australia's First Governor

Derek Parker

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.
2016 / 4 / 20
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Outback: The Discovery of Australia's Interior

Derek Parker

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.
2016 / 4 / 20
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Finding North: How Navigation Makes Us Human

George Michelsen Foy

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...

2016 / 4 / 18
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Narrative of the Most Extraordinary and Distressing Shipwreck of the Whale-Ship Essex

Owen Chase

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...
2016 / 4 / 18
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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

William Carlsen

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...

2016 / 4 / 13
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The Fire Line: The Story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots and One of the Deadliest Days in American Firefighting

Fernanda Santos

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.
2016 / 4 / 11
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Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering

Maurice Isserman

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...

2016 / 4 / 9
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