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To the Edges of the Earth

by Edward J. Larson

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, an entwined narrative of the most adventurous year of all time, when three expeditions simultaneously raced to the top, bottom, and heights of the world

"Suspenseful....


The Last Wild Men of Borneo

by Carl Hoffman

“Adventure travel at its best.” —Kirkus, starred review • “Haunting.” —Booklist, starred review • "Quite a story–exciting, funny, and tragic–and Hoffman tells it extraordinarily well.” —...


Unknown Pleasures

by Andy Kirkpatrick

‘The idea of owning anything except the experience is hubris.’

Unknown Pleasures is a collection of works by the climber and award-winning author Andy Kirkpatrick. Obsessed with climbing and addicted to writing,...


One Woman Walks Wales

by Ursula Martin

Ursula Martin never thought she would walk 3700 miles around Wales, but following a cancer diagnosis it seemed like the only reasonable thing to do. In 17 months, she traversed beaches and mountains, farms...


Doumar and the Doctor

by Neville de Villiers

You will be challenged and inspired as you join Neville on board for this real-life, white-knuckle adventure on the high seas...

A magni? cent account of courage and perseverance as a young doctor takes time...


Take That Leap

by Nigel J Bennett & Shae Hadden

At a young age, Nigel Bennett was shocked to witness first-hand the real impact of oil spills on our natural world. After almost being shot down by FARC guerrillas on the Venezuela-Colombia border and being...


The Stowaway

by Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The spectacular, true story of a scrappy teenager from New York’s Lower East Side who stowed away on the Roaring Twenties’ most remarkable feat of science and daring: an expedition to Antarctica.

It was 1928:...


Patagonia Wild and Free

by Duncan Campbell, Gladys Grace-Paz & William H. Greenwood

In 1875, William Greenwood made his home in the wilds of Patagonia, a pioneer in the territory of Tehuelche Indians. There he guided expeditions into the unmapped Interior. He lived by hunting wild cattle and...


The Adventures of Silly Billy: Sillogy

by Greg McVicker

Irish Author and Poet, Greg McVicker, brings us on three, true life adventures from his childhood while growing up in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

These hilarious, heartwarming stories will have readers laughing...


Over the Hills and Far Away

by Rob Collister

‘The whole trail has been orchestrated to make it possible for each one of us, in different ways, to be “touched” by wilderness’

Over the Hills and Far Away is a collection of essays that demonstrates...


Get To Be Happy

by Ted Larkins

The secret to my happiness started during my high school days (yes, drugs were involved) and continued through hitchhiking across the country, through the suicide of my girlfriend, through bartending in many...


The Ogre

by Doug Scott

Some mountains are high; some mountains are hard. Few are both.

On the afternoon of 13 July 1977, having become the first climbers to reach the summit of the Ogre, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington began their long...


The Great Horizon

by Jo Woolf & Iain Stewart

Fifty stories of adventure and exploration over more than two hundred years of human history. The Great Horizon features those who set out to conquer new territories and claim world records alongside those who...


The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame

by Joanna Kafarowski

  • First comprehensive biography of a female polar explorer
  • An upcoming PBS series titled Unladylike: 30 Women Trailblazers will be featuring Louise Arner Boyd as one of these thirty trailblazing women
  • Retells...


South!

by Sir Ernest Shackleton

South! The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917 is the factual blow-by-blow narrative of the ill-fated polar expedition of the Endurance from the mouth of the Captain, Sir Ernest Shackleton himself....


Man-eaters of Kumaon

by Jim Corbett & Raymond Sheppard

The presence of a man-eating tiger in the Indian province of Naini Tal spread fear and panic throughout the impoverished rural community. This tigress had already killed 434 villagers by the time Jim Corbett...


Never Fear

by Ian Strathcarron

In Never Fear – Reliving the Life of Sir Francis Chichester Ian Strathcarron follows in the footsteps and wakes of Sir Francis’s life of adventure, adversity and triumph. Born in 1901 into a troubled childhood...


Sea Stories

by Captain Richard Metz

Captain Metz was a Great Lakes captain for 30 years. He experienced wild weather, close calls, near misses, and events that can only be described as “unimaginable.” He has incredible sea stories to tell,...


From Para to Dakar

by Joey Evans

‘I’ve realised that when things are really tough and there seems no hope for the future, it’s sometimes just Chapter One of a really cool story, and the ending is entirely up to you.’

Joey Evans has always...


Triumph and Tribulation

by H.W. Tilman, Andrew Craig-Bennett & Bob Comlay

‘Experience is said to be the name men give to their mistakes and of the experience I gained in Spitsbergen that may well be true.’

The circumnavigation of Spitsbergen is the first of three voyages described...