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The Exploration Of The World

by Jules Verne, Leon Bennett, Paul Philippoteaux & Dora Leigh

Jules Verne, in this chief of his works, has set himself to tell the story of all the most stirring adventure of which we have any written record—to give the history, "from the time of Hanno and Herodotus...


Life and Adventures 1776-1801: Text Classics

by John Nicol & Tim Flannery

First published in 1822, this is the extraordinary story of John Nicol, a sailor who circled the globe twice, fought Napoleon's navy, was in Hawaii just after Cook's death, and went to Port Jackson on a Second...


Two Years Before the Mast (complete and annotated)

by Richard Henry Dana

Two Years Before The Mast is a wonderful, elegantly written adventure classic that is still enjoyable more than one hundred years after its original publication. This is Richard Henry Dana Jr.'s account of his...


Almost a Boffin: Why He Invented The Cruise Missile

by EE Vielle

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Sole Survivor

by Ruthanne Lum Mccunn

On November 23, 1942, German U-Boats torpedoed the British ship Benlomond and it sank in the Atlantic in two minutes. The sole survivor was a second steward named Poon Lim, who, with no knowledge of the sea,...


Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle

by Daniel Everett

Although Daniel Everett was a missionary, far from converting the Pirahas, they converted him. He shows the slow, meticulous steps by which he gradually mastered their language and his gradual realisation that...


The Ways of the Hobo

by A-No. 1

Composed at the turn of the century by A No. 1, the famous tramp, The Ways of the Hobo presents a United States where losing oneself in the landscape of America was truly possible. This is a world where identities...


South

by Ernest Shackleton

This astonishing memoir of Shackleton's final voyage explores courage, tenacity and unflagging hope in the face of adversity. South remains one of the greatest adventures of the twentieth century.


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...


Go For It :  Volunteering Adventures on Roads Less Travelled

by Alastair G Henry & Candas F Whitlock

"GO FOR IT" is a memoir about Alastair and Candas: two retired Boomers who wanted to help make a difference in the world. They met one day by chance, fell in love, and with a shared passion to improve the lives...


Search for the Nile's Source: The ruined reputation of John Petherick, nineteenth-century Welsh Explorer

by John Humphries

In this book, John Humphries questions whether John Petherick was a slave trader or a victim of conspiracy on the Nile.


The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush

by Howard Blum

New York Times bestselling author Howard Blum expertly weaves together three narratives to tell the true story of the 1897 Klondike Gold Rush.

It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been...


Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home

by Nando Parrado

In the first hours there was nothing, no fear or sadness, just a black and perfect silence.

Nando Parrado was unconscious for three days before he woke to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well...


Worth Fighting For: An Army Ranger's Journey Out of the Military and Across America

by Rory Fanning

Former US Army Ranger walks across the US for a fallen comrade and finds his voice as a war resistor.


The Last American Man

by Elizabeth Gilbert

Finalist for the National Book Award 2002

Look out for Elizabeth Gilbert’s new book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear, on sale now!

In this rousing examination of contemporary American male identity,...


The Unsolved Oak Island Mystery 3-Book Bundle: The Oak Island Mystery / Oak Island Family / Oak Island Obsession

by Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe & Lee Lamb

This collection tells the complete story of efforts to determine the truth about a mysterious, possibly man-made shaft on Oak Island, Nova Scotia, which became the focus of mystics and treasure hunters.


Angry White Pyjamas

by Robert Twigger

Adrift in Tokyo, teaching giggling Japanese highschool girls how to pronounce Tennyson correctly, Robert Twigger came to a revelation about himself: he'd never been fit. In a bid to escape the cockroach infestation...


A Bike Ride

by Stanley Sprocket

Join Stanley Sprocket for a 5 day cycle ride across France. Using a simple road map, without a tent or a sleeping bag, a mobile phone or a watch, Stanley proves to himself that roughing it in cardboard houses,...


Dirigible Dreams: The Age of the Airship

by C. Michael Hiam

The rise and fall of the adventurous dirigible age


Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram

by Charles W. Johnson

The thrilling journeys of the Fram through the ice and to the poles