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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    A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf: A radical nature-travelogue from the founder of national parks by John Muir    The Complete Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt by Giacomo Casanova    You did WHAT now?! travel stories, life lessons, and shenanigans by Roseanney Liu    Last of the Long Hunters: The Good Years by Mark D. Rose    "Hope Springs Eternal" by John F. Gibson    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    Conquistadors of the Useless by Lionel Terray    Trammel's Trace: The First Road to Texas from the North by Gary L. Pinkerton    Shouting From The Summits by Kala Ramachandran    Wild Country: The man who made Friends by Mark Vallance    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    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    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    Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Times of Gus Grissom by George Leopold    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    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

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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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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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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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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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Gallivanting on Guam

Dave Slagle

Gallivanting on Guam by Dave SlagleGallivanting on Guam is a humorous and entertaining narrative of a man who moves to Guam to become the general manager of Tropics Gym. Immersing himself into the local culture he succumbs to a lifestyle of philandering and learns to balance his troubles with humor and personal growth while working for a corrupt businessman from a wealthy family. Readers will enjoy both the historical references and situations that the author recounts in this captivating semi- autobiographical, story.
2011 / 8 / 28

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Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69

Graeme Connell

Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69 by Graeme ConnellWhat makes a person pack a bag and head off into the vast white, frozen, inhospitable desert of Antarctica? Is it adventure, tales of heroism and sacrifice, science or simply because it is there? In a mix of nerve-tingling drama, history, anecdote, and the physical and emotional unknown, Graeme Connell talks about his odyssey on the continent at the bottom of the world. Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69 is a glimpse of a small country's Antarctic activity at the tail end of the first decade of modern exploration. It is also a snapshot of a young, disillusioned small town...
2011 / 10 / 22

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When I Fell From the Sky

Juliane Diller (Koepcke)

When I Fell From the Sky by Juliane Diller (Koepcke)She was 17-years-old on a Christmas Eve flight 40 years ago to join her father for Christmas when the unimaginable happened. The Lockheed L-188A Electra, on the way from Lima to Pucallpa, flew directly into a thunderstorm. A strike of lightning left the plane incinerated and Juliane Diller (Koepcke) still strapped to her plane seat falling through the night air two miles above the Earth.

Her survival is unexplainable and considered a modern day miracle. Her mother was among the 91 dead and Juliane the sole survivor. For eleven days she crawls and walks alone through the jungle, fighting for...

2011 / 10 / 28

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Trophy White Tales: A Classic Collection of Campfire Stories about North America 's #1 Game Animal the Whitetail Deer

Jerry Lambert

Trophy White Tales: A Classic Collection of Campfire Stories about North America 's #1 Game Animal the Whitetail Deer by Jerry LambertReview "Jerry Lambert joins the circle of effective storytellers who keep the pages turning in the hands of the reader. He is a good hunter and a good writer. I personally enjoyed every tale - whether a tall one or not. I highly recommend this book!" Dr. Jimmy Sites, Producer/Host: Spiritual Outdoor Adventures TV "What a wonderful book! Anybody who appreciates the sights, sounds and smells of God's creation will enjoy this book." Greg Abbas, Host of A-way Outdoors Television "Trophy White Tales is a great book, from a great writer." Jeff Davis, editor of Whitetails Unlimited "He's (author) an...
2011 / 10 / 29

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The Man Who Was Robinson Crusoe

Rick Wilson

The Man Who Was Robinson Crusoe by Rick Wilson2009 marked the 300th anniversary of the rescue of Alexander Selkirk, the Fife mariner who became the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe". The story is told not only by the author but also through the words of those who knew Selkirk with three colourful contemporary accounts of Selkirk's island experiences on Juan Fernandez - two by the sailors who rescued him from the island, 300 miles off the coast of Chile (Capt Edward Cooke and Capt Woodes Rogers) and one by Sir Richard Steele, who talked with Selkirk after his homecoming. Selkirk had spent four and a half years on the island....
2011 / 12 / 9

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