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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 Adventures of Daniel Boone

by Uncle Philip

Daniel Boone was an American pioneer, explorer, woodsman, and frontiersman, whose frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the United States. Boone is most famous for his exploration and settlement...

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...


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....

Diary of a U-Boat Commander

by Stephen King-Hall

Captain Karl von Schenk of the Kaiser's Navy is a stereotypical German nobleman - supremely self-confident, touchy about the divisions of class and any infringement on his place. He thinks he is handsome, has...

Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space

by Tim Peake

Was it fun to do a space walk? How squashed were you in the capsule on the way back? What were your feelings as you looked down on Earth for the first time? Were you ever scared? Where to next--the Moon, Mars,...

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...

Cancer: A love story

by Lauren Segal

When Lauren Segal, successful historian and curator, wife andmother, receives a call from her husband one wintry morningin 2014, the furthest thing from mind is her biopsy results. Fortwo years she's been living...

A Wild Call: One Man's Voyage in Pursuit of Freedom

by Martyn Murray

Martyn Murray was finding modern life, with all its restrictions and controls, suffocating. Following years of soul-searching, his father's death triggered him into opening the old logbooks and charts to retrace...

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,...

Sailing Around Britain: A Weekend Sailor's Voyage in 50 Day Sails

by Kim Sturgess

Kim Sturgess was a weekend sailor: he enjoyed club racing and several brief sailing holidays, but had never attempted a substantial expedition. Reaching the age of fifty focused the mind and he decided to sail...

The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst: The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

by Nicholas Tomalin & Ron Hall

In early 1968, desperate entrepreneur Donald Crowhurst was trying to sell a nautical navigation device he had developed when he saw that the Sunday Times would be sponsoring the Golden Globe Race, the first...

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...

Kabluk of the Eskimo

by Lowell Thomas

This vintage book contains the fascinating and insightful story of a Frenchman called Louis Romanet who lived with a tribe of Eskimos in the Arctic for many years. It is a dramatic true story of friendship and...

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...

High Mountains and Cold Seas

by J.R.L. Anderson & Tim Madge

Harold William ‘Bill’ Tilman (1898 –1977) was among the greatest adventurers of his time, a pioneering mountaineer and sailor who held exploration above all else.

The son of a Liverpool sugar importer,...

Around the World on a Bicycle - From San Francisco to Tehran

by Thomas Stevens

"Around the World on a Bicycle - From San Francisco to Tehran" is a fascinating and profusely-illustrated account of an epic bicycle journey around the world. Starting in America and travelling through Europe,...

Harry: A Wilderness Dog Saga

by Chris Czajkowski

Taking up where Lonesome, the first bestselling wilderness dog, left off, here is another wilderness memoir from the perspective of Chris Czajkowski's canine companions.

Across Asia on a Bicycle

by Thomas Gaskell Allen & Jr. And William Lewis Sachtleben

Beginning in June, 1890, two young American students made a bicycle journey around the world--so far as they could on land--and were back in New York, whence they had sailed for Liverpool to begin their wheeling...