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    The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past by Charlie English    The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War by Alexander MacDonald    The Yellow Envelope: One Gift, Three Rules, and A Life-Changing Journey Around the World by Kim Dinan    A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf: A radical nature-travelogue from the founder of national parks by John Muir    Captains of the Big Planes, Famous Planes and Famous Pilots! - Children's Aeronautics & Astronautics Books by Baby Professor    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt by Giacomo Casanova    You did WHAT now?! travel stories, life lessons, and shenanigans by Roseanney Liu    The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel    Speed Bump Himalayas by Mark Giblin    Last of the Long Hunters: The Good Years by Mark D. Rose    "Hope Springs Eternal" by John F. Gibson    China to Chitral: Mountains are the beginning and end of all scenery by Harold Tilman    In Mischief's Wake: In the joy of the actors lies the sense of any action. That is the explanation, that the excuse. by Harold Tilman    Arctic Adventure - My Life in the Frozen North by Peter Freuchen    Going to Extremes: The Adventurous Life of Harry de Windt by Stephen Wade    William Boyd Dawkins and the Victorian Science of Cave Hunting: Three Men in a Cavern by Mark John White    Never Quit: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ by Jimmy Settle & Don Rearden    Missing Links: The African and American Worlds of R. L. Garner, Primate Collector by Jeremy Rich    Holy Old Whistlin': Yarns About Algonquin Park Loggers by Brent A. Connelly    Finer Than Hair on a Frog: More Yarns about Loggers and the Like by Brent A. Connelly    Between Dreams: Difficult Paths and Dangerous Places by Steve Harvey    Days to Remember: Adventures and reflections of a mountain guide by Rob Collister    No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon by Erik Weihenmayer & Buddy Levy    Explore/Create: My Life in Pursuit of New Frontiers, Hidden Worlds, and the Creative Spark by Richard Garriott & David Fisher    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

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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler

Jason Roberts

A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler by Jason Roberts

He was known simply as the Blind Traveler. A solitary, sightless adventurer, James Holman (1786-1857) fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, helped chart the Australian outback—and, astonishingly, circumnavigated the globe, becoming one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored. A Sense of the World is a spellbinding and moving rediscovery of one of history's most epic lives—a story to awaken our own senses of awe and wonder.

2009 / 1 / 1

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The Life of Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone

The Life of Daniel Boone by Daniel Boone"The settling of the Kentucky region well deserves a place in history. Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in; and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day." Newly designed and typeset by Waking Lion Press.
2009 / 3 / 28

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The Death of Meriwether Lewis: A Historic Crime Scene Investigation

James E. Starrs & Kira Gale

The Death of Meriwether Lewis: A Historic Crime Scene Investigation by James E. Starrs & Kira GaleNearly two centuries later, mystery continues to surround Meriwether Lewis's death-did the famous explorer commit suicide or was he murdered? Recently revealed truths and deconstructed myths are woven together in this fascinating account to form an unforgettable tale of political corruption, assassins, forged documents, and skeletal remains. New research implicating General James Wilkinson-commanding general of the U.S. Army and co-conspirator of Aaron Burr-as the assassin is thoroughly discussed, while riveting testimony from 13 leading experts in wound ballistics, forensic anthropology,...
2009 / 4 / 27

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Dare to Take the Next Step - Adventures of a Refugee

Frank Hegyi

Dare to Take the Next Step - Adventures of a Refugee by Frank HegyiThis book contains inspirational stories from the life of a man who led a colorful life, daring to take the next step in search for adventures. These stories include: - Experiences as freedom fighter in the 1956 Hungarian student revolution, narrowly escaping execution; - Living in refugee camps and daring to enter University as a high school dropout and succeeding in earning two college degrees; - Leading expeditions in the Amazon jungle, surviving attacks by wild animals and crew; - Travelling as research scientist and high tech entrepreneur throughout the world representing his adopted country...
2009 / 5 / 2

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Crossing The Gates of Alaska

Dave Metz

Crossing The Gates of Alaska by Dave MetzThe snow forms the beginning of a near vertical chute that falls at least a thousand feet. My feet, shaking, manage to hug the thin edge of solid rock. I feel my heart creep to my throat and warm sweat drip down my back, defying the subzero Arctic air. Somehow I reach a plateau and think the worst is behind me. I couldn't be more wrong.

This is the story of Dave Metz's death-defying, breathtaking, and passionate journey through the Arctic outback. Driven by his lifetime reverence for the outdoors, Dave, with the help of his two beloved Airedale terrier dogs, embarks on a three-month epic of survival...

2010 / 1 / 22

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Wing Tip Shoes

Mary Elizabeth Spreitzer

Wing Tip Shoes by Mary Elizabeth SpreitzerIn a small mid-western town in the 1960's a fresh young girl had a fleeting passion to see the world. Looking past the Iowa corn fields she yearned to see grand oceans, legendary statues and exotic palaces. In 1964 the dreamer found the perfect cup to house her desires. Despite fear, competition and doubt, she was accepted into a life of excitement, culture, and friends as a first class flight attendant for TWA. Wing Tip Shoes - Memoirs of a Flight Attendant is the autobiographical story of the charming, timeless encounters of Mary Elizabeth Spreitzer. The original stories and unique interactions...
2010 / 2 / 22

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Tales from the Tijuana Jails

Sam Warren

Tales from the Tijuana Jails by Sam WarrenThe Mexican jail in which the author was unjustly confined was like nothing any American would expect. "Co-ed" with young children running about, shops selling all manner of goods including drugs, condos for the privileged and others sleeping on the out in the open, It would strike anyone as bizarre as the bar in the first Star Wars movie. Inside the 20 foot concrete and barbed wire high walls, the large block in eastern Tijuana was truly a "little city" and each inmate there had his or her own fascinating story to tell about their encounter with the "system" in Mexico.
2010 / 3 / 22

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North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters

Captain Sig Hansen & Mark Sundeen

North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters by Captain Sig Hansen & Mark SundeenIn the tradition of Sebastian Junger and Linda Greenlaw comes Captain Sig Hansen's rags-to-riches epic of his immigrant family's struggle against deadly Alaskan seas, freezing shipwrecks, and dangerously brutal conditions to achieve the American Dream Sig Hansen has been a star of the Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch from the pilot to the present. Seen in over 150 countries, the show attracts more than 49 million viewers per season, making it one of the most successful series in the history of cable TV. With its daredevil camera work, unpredictably dangerous weather, and a setting as unforgivable...
2010 / 3 / 28

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Paris to Tokyo on a Dollar and a Prayer

Joe Di Bona

Paris to Tokyo on a Dollar and a Prayer by Joe Di BonaJoe Di Bona was already an army veteran in post-WWII America, he had completed college and worked in industry two years, and, yet he remains unfulfilled. He quit his job and traveled to France to study Chinese in one of France's Grand Ecoles. This caused him to hunger for some great sacred unknown and the urge takes him to the great spiritual centers in India and Japan. This journey produces in him a lifelong spiritual transformation. Travel with him down this path of discovery and you, too, may glimpse Nirvana.
2010 / 9 / 18

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True North

Elliott Merrick

True North by Elliott Merrick"A tale of real hardship, of a running fight against the forces of nature, of the joys of wild life; rich in anecdote, humorous, dramatic, vigorous, and direct."
Kirkus Reviews

"A fascinating, at times magical, chronicle."
—Publishers Weekly

"Merrick's writing is full of detail on how to survive in the grueling cold of a Canadian winter. The book is more 'Walden' than wild, as the author is often contemplative, reveling in the joy of being out of the city and plunged into nature."
The Record-Courier

"True North is a wonderful memoir, recounting the author's travels in the wild and wonderful Canadian...

2010 / 9 / 26

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Death on the Barrens

George James Grinnell

Death on the Barrens by George James GrinnellGeorge Grinnell taught the history of science and intellectual history at McMaster University in Ontario from 1967 to 1991. He currently teaches meditation classes and lives in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Artist Roderick MacIver is the founder of Heron Dance, a nonprofit organization that celebrates the human connection to nature through art and words.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

2010 / 10 / 11

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Wild Men, Wild Alaska II: The Survival of the Fittest

Rocky C. McElveen

Wild Men, Wild Alaska II: The Survival of the Fittest by Rocky C. McElveenThis long awaited sequel is equally as exciting, intriguing & humorous as Rocky's first best-selling book, "Wild Men, Wild Alaska." It'll thrill, chill, & challenge you & make you laugh out loud. Scores told Rocky "Wild Men, Wild Alaska" was best book ever read & begged for more. It's all here, plane crashes, grizzly charges, blizzards, fathers, sons, young men & women coming of age & competing in their quest to survive in the Alaskan wilderness. Includes a grizzly hunt with Evangelist Franklin Graham and a caribou hunt with NFL Super Bowl Quarterback Jeff Hostetler. For all ages
2010 / 11 / 3

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Keep Walking - Leadership Learning in Action - A Thrilling Story of a Polar Adventure with Powerful Lessons in Leadership and Pe

Richard Hale & Alan Chambers

Keep Walking - Leadership Learning in Action - A Thrilling Story of a Polar Adventure with Powerful Lessons in Leadership and Pe by Richard Hale & Alan ChambersIn 2000 Alan Chambers led the first successful unassisted British Expedition to the North Pole from Canada. Walking 500 miles and enduring remarkable challenges, he was subsequently awarded the MBE for Outstanding leadership in the face of extreme adversity. Alans vision is to help leaders in business achieve new heights, drawing on his inspiration. He has been engaged by business leaders the world over to present his core messages about how to achieve the seemingly impossible. He also has taken many of the top leaders of global organisations to the North Pole on subsequent programmes to support...
2011 / 2 / 14

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No Magic Helicopter

Carol Masheter

No Magic Helicopter by Carol MasheterWhen the bottom fell out of Carol Masheter's life at age 50, she took up mountaineering to cope with her grief and anger. Little did she know that mountaineering would lead her to try Everest when she was 61 in 2008. "No Magic Helicopter: An Aging Amazon's Climb of Mount Everest" chronicles her preparation for the climb, the struggle to the summit, and the blind descent that nearly cost her life. Currently, Dr. Masheter is the second oldest woman in the world to summit Everest and return home alive.
2011 / 2 / 20

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Snake-Bitten: Eric Worrell and the Australian Reptile Park

Nancy Cushing & Kevin Markwell

Snake-Bitten: Eric Worrell and the Australian Reptile Park by Nancy Cushing & Kevin MarkwellBased on extensive interviews with park staff and supporters, this intriguing biography traces the life of Eric Worrell, the original reptile man and naturalist who established the Australian Reptile Park in New South Wales. Depicting Worrell's larger-than-life personality and his pioneer work with snake anti-venins, this inspiring story shows how the herpetologist began his career in wildlife tourism, conservation, education, and research. Containing detailed accounts of the collection of various reptiles kept at the iconic tourist attraction, this record is an essential read for nature enthusiasts....
2011 / 3 / 2

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Shipwrecks of Madagascar

Pierre Van Den Boogaerde

Shipwrecks of Madagascar by Pierre Van Den BoogaerdeShipwrecks of Madagascar recounts the stories of about a hundred notable shipwrecks off the coast of Madagascar from ancient to modern times and the fate and adventures of survivors. It covers ships of the mighty Portuguese, Dutch, British, and French East India Companies, of numerous pirates who visited or settled there, of the British and French Navies, of the sailing vessels and steamers of the 19th century, and of more recent times. Shipwrecks are unknown relics for most people. This captivating book provides an interesting history into the many that occurred and helped shape Madagascar...
2011 / 4 / 26

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Inside The Rainbow

Sandy Sinclair

Inside The Rainbow by Sandy SinclairIt is a true story of a naive young teaching couple in Alaska before statehood. It includes dealing with a murder, dog team travels on thin ice, being a bush pilot on the Yukon, commercial salmon fishing and growing up to become a sourdough. The title comes from a mystic experience we had on a mountain top where we appeared inside a circle rainbow. There was a local superstition that such an event had special meanings.
2011 / 5 / 5

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Captain Cook

Frank McLynn

Captain Cook by Frank McLynnThe age of discovery was at its peak in the eighteenth century, with heroic adventurers charting the furthest reaches of the globe. Foremost among these explorers was navigator and cartographer Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy.

Recent writers have viewed Cook largely through the lens of colonial exploitation, regarding him as a villain and overlooking an important aspect of his identity: his nautical skills. In this authentic, engrossing biography, Frank McLynn reveals Cook's place in history as a brave and brilliant seaman. He shows how the Captain's life was one of struggle--with...

2011 / 7 / 27

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Walking on Air

Janann Sherman

Walking on Air by Janann Sherman

Aviation pioneer Phoebe Fairgrave Omlie (1902-1975) was once one of the most famous women in America. In the 1930s, her words and photographs were splashed across the front pages of newspapers across the nation. The press labeled her "second only to Amelia Earhart among America's women pilots," and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt named her among the "eleven women whose achievements make it safe to say that the world is progressing."

Omlie began her career in the early 1920s when aviation was unregulated and open to those daring enough to take it on, male or female. She earned the first commercial...

2011 / 8 / 2

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It's a Fine Day for the Hill

Adam Watson

It's a Fine Day for the Hill by Adam WatsonAdam Watson's interest in snow began at 7, the Cairngorms at 9, mountaineering and ski-mountaineering in later boyhood. His book recounts many fine days on the hill in Scotland, Iceland and northern Scandinavia on foot or ski, often on his own in wonderful places that excited him beyond measure. He tells what it was like to be with four remarkable Scots who greatly influenced him as a young naturalist and mountaineer, Seton Gordon, Bob Scott o the Derry, Tom Weir and Tom Patey. The beauty and variety of the hill, the weather and the wildlife were and are an inspiration to him, and his descriptions...
2011 / 8 / 16

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