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The Voyage of the Beagle

by Charles Darwin

This volume contains, in the form of a Journal, a history of our voyage, and a sketch of those observations in Natural History and Geology, which I think will possess some interest for the general reader. I...


Guy Fawkes, his life

by Thomas Lathbury

"...London was all in commotion as the day dawned: the streets were thronged with spectators, all eagerly inquiring what had taken place during the night. It was soon ascertained, that a conspiracy had been...


Charles Darwin  Autobiography

by Charles Darwin

A German Editor having written to me for an account of the development of my mind and character with some sketch of my autobiography, I have thought that the attempt would amuse me, and might possibly interest...


Icebound Empire: Industry and Politics on the Last Frontier 1898 - 1938

by Elizabeth A. Tower & J. H. Clark

True Stories of the courage and grit behind Alaska's fierce independence. A mysterious vigilante murder in Nebraska, the Alaska Gold Rush, muckraking politics that lead to the suicide of an American hero and...


Bushmaster: Raymond Ditmars and the Hunt for the World's Largest Viper

by Dan Eatherley

The amazing story of one man’s obsession with an enigmatic and deadly reptile.Raymond Ditmars (1876–1942), the first curator of reptiles at New York’s famous Bronx Zoo, brought cold-blooded animals to public...


Behind the Mirrors

by Clinton W. Gilbert

"A book like the Mirrors of Downing Street is well enough. It is the fashion to be interested in English notables. But that sort of thing won't do here. The American public gets in the newspapers all it wants...


Last Man Off: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Antarctic Seas

by Matt Lewis

“A sinister version of The Perfect Storm . . . Thrilling.” —Sunday Times (UK)

For readers of The Perfect Storm, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and Into the Wild

There’s nothing that armchair adventure...


The Great Diamond Hoax

by Asbury Harpending

On my return to California, after an absence of many years, my attention was called, for the first time, to the fact that my name had been associated unpleasantly with the great diamond fraud that startled the...


Genghis Khan: his life and battles

by Jacob Abbott

The word khan is not a name, but a title. It means chieftain or king. It is a word used in various forms by the different tribes and nations that from time immemorial have inhabited Central Asia, and has been...


30,000 Leagues Undersea: True Tales of a Submariner and Deep Submergence Pilot

by Tom Vetter

Journey with me into the abyss, a world far more dangerous than space! What's this book about? Life. Death. Imminent danger. Unexpected reprieve. Victory. Defeat. Success. Failure. Thermo-nuclear war. True love....


Phenomenal: A Hesitant Adventurer's Search for Wonder in the Natural World

by Leigh Ann Henion

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of The Signature of All Things and Eat, Pray, Love

“What a cool and fascinating ride. Leigh Ann Henion has tackled one of the great questions of contemporary, intelligent, adventurous...


I Saw a Strange Land: Text Classics

by Arthur Groom & Robyn Davidson

While living in Central Australia Arthur Groom fell under the spell of our harsh and fascinating country, captivated by its limitless distances and unbelievable colour. Hermannsburg, the home of artist Albert...


Statement

by Ed Douglas

On 14 June 1990, at Raven Tor in the Derbyshire Peak District, twenty-four-year-old Ben Moon squeezed his feet into a pair of rock shoes, tied in to his rope, chalked his fingers and pulled on to the wickedly...


That Untravelled World: An Autobiography

by Eric Shipton

One of the greatest explorers of the 20th century Shipton's Everest explorations set the stage for its conquest by Edmund Hillary Eric Shipton was an adventurer when adventure meant traveling to places for which...


Ten Million Aliens: A Journey Through the Entire Animal Kingdom

by Simon Barnes

This fascinating scientific foray into the animal kingdom examines how the world’s creatures—weird, wonderful, and everything in between—are inextricably linked.

Life on planet earth is not weirder than...


The Old Man and the Sea: A True Story of Crossing the Atlantic by Raft

by Anthony Smith

Octogenarian Anthony Smith's journey was originally inspired by both the Kontiki Expedition of Thor Heyerdahl (who he knew) and the incredible story of the survivors of a 1940 boat disaster, who spent 70 days...


Sea Fever: The True Adventures that Inspired our Greatest Maritime Authors, from Conrad to Masefield, Melville and Hemingway

by Sam Jefferson

How did a big-game fishing trip rudely interrupted by sharks inspire one of the key scenes in Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea? How did Robert Louis Stevenson's cruise to the cannibal-infested South Sea islands...


The 'Driver' of Change

by Lance Brown

Lance Brown knows firsthand the opportunities available to those who are willing to work hard and challenge themselves to attain a goal—to make a dream come true. There is no easy road to success but many...


The Life and Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner

by Tim Flannery

The Thrilling True Story of an Eighteenth-Century Sailor’s Extraordinary Voyages

The Life and Adventures of John Nicol, Mariner is a recently rediscovered text that vividly renders the unforgettable story of...


The Climbing Chronicles

by Harry Parker & John Parker

The Climbing Chronicles record the 1940s climbing exploits of Harry Parker. Born in Blackburn on 29 February 1916, Harry started climbing before the war and continued to do so after its conclusion, exploring...