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Salt, Sweat, Tears: The Men Who Rowed the Oceans

by Adam Rackley

A riveting first-person account and history of rowers who have attempted to navigate across the Atlantic

More people have climbed Mount Everest than have rowed across the Atlantic. For more than seventy days,...


The Travel Journals of Tappan Adney Vol. 2, 1891-1896

by Tappan Adney & C. Ted Behne

Setting out to visit his friends in Woodstock, New Brunswick, and with all intentions to return to the United States to attend Columbia University in the fall, Tappan Adney, at the age of 18, embarked on a trip...


Mawson's Antarctic Diaries

by Eleanor Jacka & Fred Jacka

Sir Douglas Mawson's diaries are an uncensored record of his four trips to the Antarctic, revealing his innermost thoughts at times of great stress and conflict on ship and shore.


Della's Destiny - A Women's Adventure Around Australia with Her Horse and Dog

by Maricy Dalsanto

Della's Destiny is a compelling, true story of an inspirational woman named Maricy and her best mates, Della and Lucky. All of the money raised on the Charity walk went to the Animal Welfare League, where Maricy...


Lionheart

by Jesse Martin

The story of Jesse Martin who, at the age of 18, was the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world. A young man who didn't know the meaning of impossible.


Barbed Wire and Lace: What makes an Australian

by Amanda Louise Hoffman

What makes and Australian is the adventures of a young girl growing up in the Australian rugged terrain with parents who were pioneers in the Cooma, Mount Kosciusko region. From catching wild brumbies in the...


Mercator

by Nicholas Crane

An enthralling biography of the man who created the first real map of the world and changed civilization

Born at the dawn of the age of discovery, Gerhard Mercator lived in an era of formidable intellectual and...


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 Life of Captain Matthew Flinders

by Ernest Scott

The Life of Captain Matthew Flinders by Ernest Scott. Contains the full illustrations of the original. Captain Matthew Flinders (1774–1814) was a distinguished navigator and cartographer, who was the first...


Vasco Nunez De Balboa

by Frederick A. Ober

Vasco Nunez De Balboa by Frederick A. Ober. Balboa is most famous for discovering the Pacific ocean, but this was but one incident in a swashbuckling life. After running amok in Hispaniola, Balboa escaped from...


The Travels of Marco Polo: The Complete Yule-Cordier Illustrated Edition

by Marco Polo

The Travels of Marco Polo: The Complete Yule-Cordier Illustrated Edition, with almost two hundred illustrations. Marco Polo almost the first European man to reach the wonderful world of East Asia. The Travels...


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...


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 Days of My Life : An Autobiography In Two Volumes

by H. Rider Haggard

The Days of My Life: An Autobiography In Two Volumes By H. Rider Haggard. English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. His...


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".


Twelve Years a Slave, a True Story

by Solomon Northup

Twelve Years a Slave, a True Story by Solomon Northup. Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped In Washington City In 1841, and Rescued in 1853. The Narrative will be read with interest...


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...


Airplanes, Women, and Song: 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...