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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...


No Way Down: Life and Death on K2

by Graham Bowley

In this riveting work of narrative nonfiction, journalist Graham Bowley re-creates one of the most dramatic tales of death and survival in mountaineering history, vividly taking readers through the tragic 2008...


Over the Edge of the World

by Laurence Bergreen

Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning...


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

by Howard Blum

It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been tamed and its fierce, independent and often violent larger-than-life figures – gun-toting wanderers, trappers, prospectors, Indian fighters,...


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...


Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition

by de Vaca, Alvar Nunez Cabeza, Fanny Bandelier & Harold Augenbraun

This riveting true story is the first major narrative detailing the exploration of North America by Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536). The author, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, was a fortune-seeking...


Headhunters on My Doorstep: A True Treasure Island Ghost Story

by J. Maarten Troost

The bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals recounts his latest hilarious misadventures in the South Pacific, following in the footsteps of his unlikely idol, Robert Louis Stevenson

Readers and critics...


Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest

by Lincoln Hall

Lincoln Hall's breathtaking account of surviving a night in Everest's "death zone."

Lincoln Hall likes to say that on the evening of May 25, 2006, he died on Everest. Indeed, Hall attempted to climb the mountain...


Almost a Boffin: Why He Invented The Cruise Missile

by EE Vielle

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Facing the Frozen Ocean

by Bear Grylls

Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award 2004, this is the compelling account of the most recent

adventure of the bestselling author of Facing Up.

It started out as a carefully calculated...


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...


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.


Daniel Boone: An American Life

by Michael A. Lofaro

The embodiment of the American hero, the man of action, the pathfinder, Daniel Boone represents the great adventure of his age -- the westward movement of the American people. Daniel Boone: An American Life...


The Mammoth Book of Polar Journeys

by Jon E. Lewis

Exerting a magnetic pull our imaginations, the poles have been the object of many gripping first-hand accounts of exploration -- literally, journeys to the ends of the earth

A passport to the last wildnernesses...


Murder in the Hindu Kush: George Hayward and the Great Game

by Tim Hannigan

On a bright July morning in 1870 the British explorer George Hayward was brutally murdered high in the Hindu Kush. Who was he, what had brought him to this wild spot, and why was he killed? Told in full for...


Canoeing a Continent: On the Trail of Alexander MacKenzie

by Max Finkelstein

A personal account of the travels of Max Finkelstein as he retraces, some 200 years later, the route of Alexander Mackenzie, the first European to cross North America.


Inside The Rainbow

by Sandy Sinclair

INSIDE THE RAINBOW by Sandy Sinclair, Alaskan bush teacher

Not just memoirs of an ol' teacher but the author deals with how the events of the past may be connected to our current life.

Beside the Alaska adventures...


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...