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By Reef and Palm

by Louis Becke

Louis Becke (AKA George Lewis Becke) was an Australian short-story writer and novelist. 

As a child Becke twice ran away and when he turned 16 he was a stowaway on a ship bound for Samoa. When he was 18 Becke...


Burning Daylight

by Jack London

Almost entirely unknown to modern readers, "Burning Daylight" was one of the best selling books of 1910 and it was Jack London's best selling book while he was alive.

"Burning Daylight" takes place in the Yukon...


Ironmum

by Karine Fragnière

The inspiring story of a champion and mother of four !

Karine Fragnière, a lifelong athlete and?mom of steel? recounts the peak experiences of her life, and the joy and pain that inspired her lifelong quest...


China on Foot

by Edwin Dingle

China on Foot is a classic autobiographical travel novel by Edwin Dingle.

This book is one of the most important and best written travel books from old China. Edwin Dingle recounts his adventures as he travels...


Emilio Comici: Angel of the Dolomites

by David Smart

Winner of the Banff Mountain Book Competition: Climbing Literature Award

The first English-language biography of one of the most renowned Italian climbers, Emilio Comici, who bagged over 200 first ascents in...


Joseph Conrad: The Complete Works

by Joseph Conrad & Bauer Books

This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!

'Joseph Conrad: The Complete Works' contains:

  • Almayer’s Folly
  • An Outcast of the Islands
  • The Nigger...


Celebrated Travels and Travellers, Part 2

by Jules Verne

Do you like classic books? This is a great story for you!

In this book you could find:

  • Great literary speeches.
  • Action and adventure story.
  • Main and secundary characters.

You could begin to enjoy this classic...


Celebrated Travels and Travellers, Part 1

by Jules Verne

Do you like classic books? This is a great story for you!

In this book you could find:

  • Great literary speeches.
  • Action and adventure story.
  • Main and secundary characters.

You could begin to enjoy this classic...


Jules Verne at Home

by R.H. Sherard

In this article "Jules Verne At Home," acclaimed French author Jules Verne was interviewed in 1893 at his home in Amiens, France, located about an hour and a half directly north of Paris by the author, whose...


My Life with the Eskimo

by Vilhjalmur Stefansson

... They took me into their houses and treated me hospitably and courteously, but exactly as if I were one of them. They gave me clothes to wear and food to eat, I helped them in their work and joined in their...


Hunters of the Great North

by Vilhjalmur Stefansson

In the present book I have tried by means of diaries and memory to go back to the vivid impressions of my first year among the Eskimos for the story of what I saw and heard. I have tried to tell the story as...


WITH LAWRENCE IN ARABIA - The Recorded Adventures of T.E. Lawrence in Arabia

by Lowell Thomas & Cameraman - Harry Chase

Herein are the facts of the story of T.E. Lawrence and his adventures and achievement in Arabia, collated by Lowell Thomas (April 6, 1892 – August 29, 1981) and his cameraman Harry Chase who travelled with...


Spiritual Awakening with Spiritual Knowledge

by Samuel Chong

This book shares my personal experiences and interactions with Michel Desmarquet, the author of "Thiaoouba Prophecy: Abduction to the 9th Planet", i.e. "The Golden Planet".  For various of reasons, certain...


Vasco da Gama

by 50Minutes

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Vasco da Gama in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the maritime voyages of Vasco da...


Wilfred Thesiger

by Alexander Maitland

The author of Arabian Sands and The Marsh Arabs and The Life of my Choice, he was a legend in his own lifetime but his character and motivations have remained an intriguing enigma. In this authorized biography--written...


Nat the Navigator / A Life of Nathaniel Bowditch. For Young Persons

by Henry Ingersoll Bowditch

Nathaniel Bowditch was an early American mathematician remembered for his work on ocean navigation. He is often credited as the founder of modern maritime navigation; his book The New American Practical Navigator,...


The Cruise of the Kate

by Empson Edward Middleton

In 1869, Empson Edward Middleton, an English ex-soldier and man of means, built himself a 23-foot sailboat and set about becoming the first man to single-handedly circumnavigate England. He chose the most difficult...


Jim Bridger

by Grace Raymond Hebard

James Felix Bridger (1804-1881) was among the foremost mountain men, trappers, scouts and guides who explored and trapped the Western United States during the decades of 1820–1850, as well as mediating between...


Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America

by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca (Jerez de la Frontera, c. 1488/1490/1492 – Seville, c. 1557/1558/1559/1560) was a Spanish explorer of the New World, and one of four survivors of the 1527 Narváez expedition....


Fusang

by Charles G. Leland

"Fusang" (Or, "The Discovery of America by Chinese Buddhist Priests in the Fifth Century"),  was first published in 1875 and  analyses the limited evidence from the works of early Chinese historians that explorers...