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George Simpson: Blaze of Glory

by D.T. Lahey

Born in Scotland and trained as a sugar broker in England, Sir George Simpson was appointed as governor of Ruperts Land and the Indian territories in 1820. By his friendliness, strict discipline, and vigorous...


The Sound Of Wings

by Mary S. Lovell

When Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappeared in 1937 during her attempted flight around the world, she was already known as America's most famous female aviator. Her sense of daring and determination, rare for...


The Explorer King: Adventure, Science, and the Great Diamond Hoax--Clarence King in the Old West

by Robert Wilson

In this, one of the year's most compelling biographies, Robert Wilson paints a brilliant portrait of Clarence King -- a scientist-explorer whose mountain-scaling, desert-crossing, river-fording, blizzard-surviving...


The Sound Of Wings

by Mary S. Lovell

When Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappeared in 1937 during her attempted flight around the world, she was already known as America's most famous female aviator. Her sense of daring and determination, rare for...


Crossing The Gates of Alaska

by Dave Metz

The snow forms the beginning of a near vertical chute that falls at least a thousand feet. My feet, shaking, manage to hug the thin edge of solid rock. I feel my heart creep to my throat and warm sweat drip...


Journey to the Sun: Junipero Serra's Dream and the Founding of California

by Gregory Orfalea

The fascinating narrative of the remarkable life of Junípero Serra, the intrepid priest who led Spain and the Catholic Church into California in the 1700s and became a key figure in the making of the American...


On Belay: The Life of Legendary Mountaineer Paul Petzoldt

by Raye Ringholz

* Paul Petzoldt was a pioneering North American climber and founder of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) * Details an adventurous, wild, and long life * Drawn from 30 years of personal association...


Marco Polo's Asia: An Introduction to His "Description of the World" Called "Il Milione"

by Leonardo Olschki

An overview of Marco Polo's book called Description of the World ("Il Milione" in Italian). This work places "Il Milione" in historical context and includes details of Marco Polo's life. This digital edition...


Arawata Bill: The Story of Legendary Gold Prospector William James O'Leary

by Ian Dougherty

Arawata Bill (1865-1947) was a pioneering New Zealand folk hero. He spent decades in the unforgiving mountain country of North-west Otago and South Westland, prospecting for gold and other minerals and making...


From Venus to Antarctica: The Life of Dumont d'Urville

by John Dunmore

High adventure, drama, discovery, science and map making. This is the first-ever full-length English language biography of D'Urville - one of the nineteenth century's great explorers. Bad-tempered and irreverent,...


Barbed Wire and Bougainvillea: Adventures in Papua New Guinea

by Bob Stevens

In 2001, Bob was sent by Australian Volunteers International to Papua New Guinea to teach at a Catholic mission school, 800km up the Fly River. Book contents include cannibalism, murder, witchcraft, tragedy,...


The Cape Crusaders: Driving a Dennis fire engine from the tip of Europe to the bottom of Africa

by Julian Walker

In 1987, seven people embarked on a three month charity expedition to drive an old red Dennis fire engine from the northern tip of Europe to the southernmost point of Africa. After almost five months, 37,000km,...


The Explorer Gene: How Three Generations of One Family Went Higher, Deeper, and Further Than Any Before

by Tom Cheshire & James Cameron

On May 27, 1931, Auguste Piccard became the first human to enter the stratosphere, flying an experimental balloon he invented himself. Thirty years later, his son Jacques went to the bottom of the earth, descending...


Hustling Hinkler: The Short Tumultuous Life of a Trailblazing Australian Aviator

by D. R. Dymock

Hustling Hinkler is mandatory reading for anyone who loves flight . . . a gripping story of an intrepid country boy who followed his dreams.' (Richard de Crespigny, author of multi-award winning QF32)

Part adventure,...


EXPEDITIONS : Gold, Shamans, and Green Fire

by Lee Elders

Journey from the banks of a prolific gold bearing river named Hell to a century-old, last will and testament whose riddle led the Catholic Church and British and Colombian explorers to an uncharted area of Ecuador...


My Outdoor Life

by Ray Mears

Ray Mears is a household name through his television series Tracks, World of Survival, Bushcraft Survival, The Real Heroes of Telemark and many more. He is a private individual who shuns publicity whenever possible...


Flinders: The Man Who Mapped Australia

by Rob Mundle

'Rob Mundle is a master of the maritime narrative' SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Matthew Flinders was the first to circumnavigate and chart the treacherous Terra Australis coastline ? he is the man who put Australia...


Dog Man: An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain

by Martha Sherrill

Dog Man: An Uncommon Life on a Faraway Mountain is a stunning portrait of the Japanese rebel who single-handedly rescued the 4,000-year-old Akita dog breed.

At the end of World War II, there were only 16 Akita...


Two Sides of the Moon

by David Scott, Alexei Leonov, Tom Hanks & Neil Armstrong

Growing up on either side of the Iron Curtain, David Scott and Alexei Leonov experienced very different childhoods but shared the same dream to fly.

Excelling in every area of mental and physical agility, Scott...


What Am I Doing Here?

by Bruce Chatwin

In this text, Bruce Chatwin writes of his father, of his friend Howard Hodgkin, and of his talks with Andre Malraux and Nadezhda Mandelstram. He also follows unholy grails on his travels, such as the rumour...