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Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America's Ill-Fated

By: Balf, Todd

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780609609897

ISBN: 0609609890

Condition: USED


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Rolling Home

By: Barnes, William Morris

Price: $4.00

Publisher: U S NAVAL INST PR:

Seller ID: 9781848321656

ISBN: 1848321651

Condition: USED


Barnes was born in 1850 into a ship owning family in St. Johns, Newfoundland, and first went to sea while still a boy. At the outbreak of the First World War he volunteered for service even though he was 64. During the war, he was mined or torpedoed three times and spent three days adrift in an open boat. After the war, sea-dog's life became the basis for a popular cartoon character and he published the story of his adventures in a memoir marked with a strong narrative flair. His autobiography makes for riveting reading and shows how exciting was the life of a turn-of-the century sailor. View more info

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Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

By: Bergreen, Laurence

Price: $6.00

Publisher: WILLIAM MORROW & CO: 4/1/2014

Seller ID: 9780060936389

ISBN: 006093638X

Condition: USED


Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself. View more info

Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and The North Pole, 1818-1909

By: Berton, Pierre

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781585741168

ISBN: 1585741167

Condition: USED


The complete saga of the pursuit for two of the world's greatest geographical prizes -- the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific, and the North Pole. View more info

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Last Season, The: 28 seasons living alone in the most remote & unforgiving of wi

By: Blehm. Eric

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 1/22/2016

Seller ID: 9780060583002

ISBN: 0060583002

Condition: USED


In the spirit of Jon Krakauer's bestselling Into the Wild, Eric Blehm's The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving Sierra Nevada.The granite spires of the High Sierra have historically been a refuge of inspiration and adventure for the likes of John Muir and Ansel Adams, as well as for the pioneering rock climbers of the 1960s. But these mountains are as perilous as they are beautiful: here is where the Donner Party was trapped and where scores of unlucky hikers must be rescu... View more info

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Last Voyageurs: Retracing La Salle's Journey Across America: Sixteen Teenagers o

By: Boissoneault, Lorraine

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781605989761

ISBN: 1605989762

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Madness, Betrayal and the Lash: The Epic Voyage of Captain George Vancouver

By: Bown, Stephen R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: DOUGLAS & MCINTYRE:

Seller ID: 9781553653394

ISBN: 1553653394

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Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton

By: Burton, Sir Richard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393301663

ISBN: 0393301664

Condition: USED


Starting in a hollowed log of wood some thousand miles up a river, with an infinitesimal prospect of returning I ask myself "Why?" and the only echo is "damned fool . . . the Devil drives " So Richard Francis Burton, preparing for an exploration of the lower Congo in 1863, wrote to Monckton Milnes from the African kingdom of Dahomey. His answer, "the Devil drives," applies not only to his geographical discoveries but also to the whole of his turbulent life. Burton was a true man of the Renaissance. He was soldier, explorer, ethnologist, archaeologist, poet, translator, and one of the two or ... View more info

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Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: A Biography

By: Burton/Rice, Edward

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DA CAPO PR: 3/5/2010

Seller ID: 9780306810282

ISBN: 030681028X

Condition: USED


A "New York Times" best-seller when it was first published, Rice's biography is the gripping story of a fierce, magnetic, and brilliant man whose real-life accomplishments are the stuff of legend. Rice retraces Burton's steps as the first European adventurer to search for the source of the Nile; to enter, disguised, the forbidden cities of Mecca and Medina; and to travel through remote stretches of India, the Near East, and Africa. From his spying exploits to his startling literary accomplishments (the discovery and translation of the Kama Sutra and his seventeen-volume translation of "Arabian... View more info

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History of Pirates

By: Cawthorne, Nigel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 4/27/2013

Seller ID: 9780785818564

ISBN: 0785818561

Condition: USED


This book looks at the reality behind the legends of Blackbeard, Calico Jack Rackham and several other cutthroats who sailed the high seas. It portrays the pirates, their weapons, ships, hideouts...and their victims. View more info

Disaster at the Pole: The Tragedy of the Airship Italia and the 1928 Nobile Expe

By: Cross, Wilbur

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781585740499

ISBN: 1585740497

Condition: USED


Shackleton. Scott. Amundsen. The great twentieth-century polar explorers. But others, too, were engaged in scrambles to the poles. One of the most bizarre and tragic took place in 1928.Against the backdrop of Mussolini's rising power, one of Italy's premier aeronautical engineers, Umberto Nobile, gained acclaim by crossing the North Pole in a dirigible. With this success under his belt, Nobile decided in 1928 to raise the ante and take his newly designed airship to the North Pole, land it and then return to base. But what started in glory turned into a tale of disaster when the airship cras... View more info

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Wave

By: Deraniyagala, Sonali

Price: $6.50

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 3/3/2017

Seller ID: 9780345804310

ISBN: 0345804317

Condition: USED


In 2004, at a beach resort on the coast of Sri Lanka, Sonali Deraniyagala and her family--parents, husband, sons--were swept away by a tsunami. Only Sonali survived to tell their tale. This is her account of the nearly incomprehensible event and its aftermath. View more info

Haiti After the Earthquake

By: Farmer, Paul

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781586489731D

ISBN: 9781586489731D

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Voyager Out: The Life of Mary Kingsley

By: Frank, Katherine

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 0345348303

ISBN: 0345348303

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Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

By: Gatty, Harold

Price: $4.50

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC:

Seller ID: 9780486406138

ISBN: 048640613X

Condition: USED


Today's adventurers will learn how to find their way in the wilderness, in towns, in the desert, in snow-covered areas -- even on the ocean -- by observing birds, animals, weather patterns, vegetation, shifting sands, patterns of snow fields, and the positions of the sun, moon, and stars. View more info

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Lost in the Jungle

By: Ghinsberg, Yossi

Price: $7.50

Publisher: SKYHORSE PUB:

Seller ID: 9781602393707

ISBN: 1602393702

Condition: USED


Four travelers meet in Bolivia and set off into the heart of theAmazon rainforest, but what begins as a dream adventure quicklydeteriorates into a dangerous nightmare, and after weeks of wanderingin the dense undergrowth, the four backpackers split up into twogroups. But when a terrible rafting accident separates him from hispartner, Yossi is forced to survive for weeks alone against one of thewildest backdrops on the planet. Stranded without a knife, map, orsurvival training, he must improvise shelter and forage for wild fruitto survive. As his feet begin to rot during raging storms, as he lo... View more info

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Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance

By: Goldsmith, Martin

Price: $6.50

Publisher: DA CAPO PR:

Seller ID: 9780306823220

ISBN: 0306823225

Condition: USED


"Alex's Wake" is a tale of two parallel journeys undertaken seven decades apart. In the spring of 1939, Alex and Helmut Goldschmidt were two of more than 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany aboard the "St. Louis," "the saddest ship afloat" ("New York Times"). Turned away from Cuba, the United States, and Canada, the "St. Louis" returned to Europe, a stark symbol of the world's indifference to the gathering Holocaust. The Goldschmidts disembarked in France, where they spent the next three years in six different camps before being shipped to their deaths in Auschwitz. In the spring of 2... View more info

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Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival

By: Gonzales, Laurence

Price: $7.50

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393240023

ISBN: 0393240029

Condition: USED


July 19, 1989. While the crippled airliner--United Airlines flight 232--wallowed drunkenly over the bluffs northwest of the airport at Sioux City, Iowa, hundreds of fire and rescue workers were waiting. The plane slammed onto the runway, broke into pieces, and burst into a vast fireball. The rescue workers did not move; they stared: nobody could possibly survive that crash. And then people began walking out of the cornfield lining the runway. Miraculously, 184 of 296 passengers lived, and 138 of those came away without a scratch. Laurence Gonzales, a pilot himself, has interviewed dozens of th... View more info

Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

By: Gonzales, Laurence

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780393326154D

ISBN: 9780393326154D

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Lost City of Z

By: Grann, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 8/2/2014

Seller ID: 9781400078455

ISBN: 1400078458

Condition: USED


A "New York Times," "USA Today," "Wall Street Journal," "Washington Post," "Boston Globe," "San Francisco Chronicle," "Los Angeles Times," and "Denver Post" Bestseller In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called "The Lost City of Z." In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett's quest for "Z" and his own journey into the deadly j... View more info