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Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know

by Ranulph Fiennes

Ranulph Fiennes has travelled to the most dangerous and inaccessible places on earth, almost died countless times, lost nearly half his fingers to frostbite, raised millions of pounds for charity and been awarded...


Alaska's Wolf Man: The 1915-55 Wilderness Adventures of Frank Glaser

by Jim Rearden

Between 1915 and 1955 adventure-seeking Frank Glaser, a latter-day Far North Mountain Man, trekked across wilderness Alaska on foot, by wolf-dog team, and eventually, by airplane. In his career he was a market...


Over the Moat

by James Sullivan

In the fall of 1992, James Sullivan travels to Vietnam to bicycle from Saigon to Hanoi. He has just finished graduate school and has an assignment to write a magazine story about a country that is still subject...


Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings

by Nellie Bly & Jean Marie Lutes

The first edited volume of work by the legendary undercover journalist

Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, Nellie Bly was one of the first and best female journalists in America and quickly became a national phenomenon...


John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire: How a Visionary and the Glaciers of Alaska Changed America

by Kim Heacox

John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire takes two of the most compelling elements in the narrative of wild America, John Muir and Alaska, and combines them into a brisk and engaging biography.

John Muir was...


Into the Abyss

by Benedict Allen

Why do explorers put themselves in dangerous situations? And, once the worst possible situation occurs, how do they find the resources to survive? In answering these questions, Benedict Allen weaves a series...


In the Shadow of Eagles: From Barnstormer to Alaska Bush Pilot, a Flyer's Story

by Jim Rearden & Rudy Billberg

In the Shadow of Eagles is a uniquely American saga. Rudy Billberg's story takes readers through the great age of aviation, from his first airplane ride in Minnesota in 1927 to his bush flying career in Alaska...


Sam O. White, Alaskan: Tales of a Legendary Wildlife Agent and Bush Pilot

by Jim Rearden & Richard Wien

Sam O. White was a tough, deep-voiced, six-foot-tall, two-hundred-pound former Maine lumberjack and guide. From 1922, for half a century he criss-crossed wild Alaska by foot, with packhorses, dog teams, canoe,...


The Source of All Things: A Memoir

by Tracy Ross

Tracy Ross never knew her biological father, who died after a brain aneurysm when she was still an infant. So when her mother married Donnie, a gregarious man with an all-wheel-drive jeep and a love of hiking,...


Climbing Fitz Roy: Reflections on the Lost Photos of the Third Ascent

by Yvon Chouinard, Dick Dorworth & Chris Jones

This book features rare, once-thought-lost photos of the 1968 first ascent of the California Route on Cerro Fitz Roy, the third ascent of the mountain. With accompanying retrospective essays. Climbing Fitz Roy,1968,...


Keep Walking - Leadership Learning in Action - A Thrilling Story of a Polar Adventure with Powerful Lessons in Leadership and Personal Development

by Richard Hale & Alan Chambers

In 2000 Alan Chambers led the first successful unassisted British Expedition to the North Pole from Canada. Walking 500 miles and enduring remarkable challenges, he was subsequently awarded the MBE for Outstanding...


The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

by Patrick Leigh Fermor

In the winter of 1933, eighteen-year-old Patrick (“Paddy”) Leigh Fermor set out on a walk across Europe, starting in Holland and ending in Constantinople, a trip that took him almost a year. Decades later,...


Sir Walter Raleigh

by Raleigh Trevelyan

An enthralling new biography of the most exciting and charismatic adventurer in the history of the English-speaking world

Tall, dark, handsome, and damnably proud, Sir Walter Raleigh was one of history’s most...


Looking for Alaska

by Peter Jenkins

More than twenty years ago, a disillusioned college graduate named Peter Jenkins set out with his dog Cooper to look for himself and his nation. His memoir of what he found, A Walk Across America, captured the...


Rowing Against the Wind

by Angela Madsen

In September of 1993, at the age of 33, Angela Madsen underwent back surgery for an injury she sustained while on duty in the military. Her goal was to be walking and surfing within one year but the surgery...


True Spirit

by Jessica Watson

True Spirit is Jessica Watson's own account of becoming, at just sixteen, the youngest person to ever sail solo, unassisted and non-stop around the globe.

Now back in Australia after two hundred and ten harrowing...


Ships of Wood and Men of Iron: A Norewegian-Canadian Saga of Exploration in the High Arctic

by Gerard Kenney

A history of explorations of the Arctic in Canada, beginning with Otto Sverdrups 18981902 Norwegian expedition.


Dangerous Passage: Issues in the Arctic

by Gerard Kenney

The story of the opening up of the Northwest Passage and the ensuing potential risks to the Arctic environment and Canadian sovereignty are explored.


The Northern Horizons of Guy Blanchet: Intrepid Surveyor, 1884-1966

by Gwyneth Hoyle

Guy Blanchet mapped large areas of the Barrens by canoe and soon became caught up in pioneer northern aviation. He did not seek adventure, but it often found him.


Arctic Naturalist: The Life of J. Dewey Soper

by Anthony Dalton

J. Dewey Soper was the last of the great pioneer naturalists in Canada, spending many years in the Arctic where he discovered the breeding grounds of the blue goose and charted the final unknown region of Baffin...