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How I Found Livingstone

by Henry M. Stanley

Riveting firsthand account of the long and arduous search by journalist/adventurer for one of the great explorers of the 19th century. A real-life adventure story that tells of incredible hardships — disease,...


Icefall: Adventures at the Wild Edges of Our Dangerous, Changing Planet

by John All & John Balzar

John All has survived encounters with black mamba snakes, run-ins with wild jungle animals, and a brush with death in an icy tomb. No one knows the outer limits of our changing planet quite like him.

In May 2014,...


The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

by Michael Finkel

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality—not...


Never Quit

by Jimmy Settle & Don Rearden

“That Others May Live” is a mantra that defines the fearless men of Alaska’s 212th Pararescue Unit, the PJs, one of the most elite military forces on the planet. Whether they are rescuing citizens injured...


Journal of a Trapper: Nine Years in the Rocky Mountains, 1834-1843

by Osborne Russell

In 1834, Osborne Russell joined an expedition from Boston, under the direction of Nathaniel J. Wyeth, which proceeded to the Rocky Mountains to capitalize on the salmon and fur trade. He would remain there,...


Magellan

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Ferdinand Magellan in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Ferdinand Magellan. In early...


Francisco Pizarro

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Francisco Pizarro in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Francisco Pizarro. In the 16th...


Amerigo Vespucci

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Amerigo Vespucci in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and expeditions of...


The Cruise of the Corwin

by John Muir

John Muir relates the story of his 1881 voyage aboard the steamer Thomas Corwin, which set sail from San Francisco for arctic waters off the coast of Alaska in search of a ship tragically lost two years before....


Jim Bridger

by Grace Raymond Hebard

James Felix Bridger (1804-1881) was among the foremost mountain men, trappers, scouts and guides who explored and trapped the Western United States during the decades of 1820–1850, as well as mediating between...


California Coast Trails; A Horseback Ride from Mexico to Oregon

by J. Smeaton Chase

In 1911, Chase journeyed 2,000 miles on horseback from Mexico to Oregon and intimately recorded his experiences along the way.

In his journals, Chase poetically provides a glimpse of California’s towns and...


Captains of the Big Planes, Famous Planes and Famous Pilots! - Children's Aeronautics & Astronautics Books

by Baby Professor

Who are your favorite pilots? This educational resource includes a quick list of the world’s most famous pilots, their planes and the historic flights. Go over this book with mommy or daddy and see if they...


No Barriers

by Erik Weihenmayer & Buddy Levy

Erik Weihenmayer is the first and only blind person to summit Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Descending carefully, he and his team picked their way across deep crevasses and through the deadly Khumbu...


Christopher Columbus

by 50 minutes

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Christopher Columbus in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Christopher Columbus. Christopher...


Leif Eriksson

by 50 minutes

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and travels of Leif Eriksson in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Leif Eriksson’s life...


You did WHAT now?!: travel stories, life lessons, and shenanigans

by Roseanney Liu

Marching to the beat of her own drums, Roseanney Liu shares her first half-life memoir You did WHAT now?! that details many experiences that shaped who she is today - a straight shooter giving and tolerating...


Live, Love, Explore: Discover the Way of the Traveler a Roadmap to the Life You Were Meant to Live

by Leon Logothetis

Leon Logothetis’s life was well plotted out for him. He was to do well in school, go to university, get a job in finance, and spend the next fifty years of his life sitting behind a slab of wood, watching...


Speed Bump Himalayas

by Mark Giblin & Sean Lock

"Only go home when you're half mad, half dead, or both."It's 1987, and Mark Giblin has just discovered the perfect escape from the brawling pubs and concrete towers of Thatcher's Britain.

India: mountains,...


In Mischief's Wake: In the joy of the actors lies the sense of any action. That is the explanation, that the excuse.

by Harold Tilman & Bob Shepton

'I felt like one who had first betrayed and then deserted a stricken friend; a friend with whom for the past fourteen years I had spent more time at sea than on land, and who, when not at sea, had seldom been...


China to Chitral: Mountains are the beginning and end of all scenery

by Harold Tilman & Tony Howard

'Upon this trackless waste of snow, cut by a shrewd wind they sat down and wept.'

In China to Chitral H.W. 'Bill' Tilman completes one of his great post-war journeys. He travels from Central China, crossing Sinkiang,...