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Lesley Blanch: Inner Landscapes, Wilder Shores

by Anne Boston

Blanch, writer, artist and adventuress, followed her own compass in everything she did. She called herself a romantic traveller; her appetite for the exotic colours all her books. The first, The Wilder Shores...


Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of the Birds of America

by William Souder

John James Audubon is renowned for his masterpiece of natural history and art, The Birds of America, the first nearly comprehensive survey of the continent’s birdlife. And yet few people understand, and many...


Shipwrecks of Madagascar

by Pierre Van Den Boogaerde

"Shipwrecks of Madagascar recounts the stories of about a hundred notable shipwrecks off the coast of Madagascar from ancient to modern times and the fate and adventures of survivors. It covers ships of the...


The Seed Buried Deep (the Expedition Trilogy, Book 2)

by Jason Lewis

When adventurer Jason Lewis regained consciousness beside a busy Colorado highway, lower limbs shattered by a hit-and-run driver, he knew he was lucky to be alive. But would he ever walk again, let alone finish...


Desperate Voyage

by John Caldwell

In May 1946, John Caldwell, stranded in Panama after the war, set out single-handed on a 9,000 mile journey aboard the 29-foot PAGAN to rejoin his wife in Sydney.


Mountain Madness: Scott Fischer, Mount Everest, and a Life Lived on High

by Robert Birkby

"You're either cruisin' or you're bummin', so you might as well cruise."--Scott Fischer

Mountain climber Scott Fischer's mantra would lead him to scale the highest and most treacherous peaks on earth. Best...


Barren Grounds: The Story of the Tragic Moffatt Canoe Trip

by Skip Pessl

A journey to the Barren Lands of Arctic Canada becomes a race against time


The U.S. Army and the Lewis and Clark Expedition

by David W, Jr. Hogan & Charles E. White

Describes the Lewis and Clark expedition, officially characterized as the "Corps of Volunteers for North Western Discovery".


Cycling Home from Siberia: 30,000 miles, 3 years, 1 bicycle

by Rob Lilwall

“ It is late October, and the temperature is already –40 degrees . . . My thoughts are filled with frozen rivers that may or may not hold my weight; empty, forgotten valleys haunted by emaciated ghosts;...


Road Trip America 1975: Two young women, one old car and 3,000 miles

by E D

In the summer of 1975, driving an old VW Beetle, two young female students, both free spirits, drove across the United States, through the Deep South, down into Mexico and then on to California and the west...


Narrow Escape

by Marie Browne

With its month by month and tongue in cheek look at the liveaboard year, Narrow Escape sets out to dispel the commonly held myths about this ‘idyllic’ lifestyle.


Airplanes: Memoirs of a Fighter Age, Test Pilot, and Adventurer

by Boris Sergievsky, Allan Forsyth & Adam Hochschild

Boris Sergievsky was one of the most colorful of the early aviators. He made his first flight less than ten years after the Wright brothers made theirs; he made his last only four years before the first Concorde...


Wild Life: Travel Adventures of a Worldly Woman

by Lisa Alpine

From licking a Monet in Paris, to pushing an abusive macho honeymooner off his sailboat in the shark-infested Galápagos, to saving her toddler son from a charging bull elephant in Africa, these delightful tales...


Sally Ride: America's First Woman in Space

by Lynn Sherr

The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot...


Davy Crockett

by Davy Crockett & Jr. William B. Jones

An American frontier hero

Davy Crockett wasn't just a frontier survivalist and expert hunter, he was also a soldier and an American Congressman. While alive, Davy inspired the adventurous spirit, not only of...


Rob Roy

by Sir Walter Scott & Jr. William B. Jones

Years of savage feuding between the Scotch and the English came to a bloody boil with the rebellion  of 1715. More than an attempt to place a member of the house of  Stuart on the English throne, it was an...


Wild Bill Hickok

by Ira Zweifach & Jr. William B. Jones

James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 - August 2, 1876), better known as Wild Bill Hickok, was a folk hero of the American Old West. His skills as a gunfighter and scout, along with his reputation as a lawman, provided...


Buffalo Bill

by Colonel William F. Cody & Jr. William B. Jones

The greatest adventure story of all time is the story of the American West and the men who won its untold riches for America. Of all the scouts whose unflinching courage blazed the trail of that wilderness,...


Kit Carson

by Kenneth W. Fitch & Jr. William B. Jones

In 1826 an undersized sixteen-year-old apprentice ran away from a saddle maker in Franklin, Missouri, to join one of the first wagon trains crossing the prairie on the Santa Fe Trail. Kit Carson wanted to be...


A Short Walk to the Edge of Life: How My Simple Adventure Became a Dance with Death--and Taught Me What Really Matters

by Scott Hubbartt

"They say I'm crazy. That's OK. I'm just curious and determined."

—From Scott Hubbartt's diary, November 2, 2011

How Could He Possibly Make It Out Alive?

It was supposed to be a simple day hike. Scott Hubbartt...