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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2002; US$ 14.95
Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. ?Utterly absorbing? (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library. more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.99
Like a modern-day Don Quixote, Joe Kurmaskie?bike adventurer, writer, and twelve-year-old boy trapped in a man?s body?wanders the world on two wheels, often with hilarious results, in Riding Outside the Lines . A jaunt through such far-flung locations as Ireland, Australia, Mexico, South America, and beyond, here is a collection of tales woven together... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Supported by a family inheritance that gave her £500 a year, Mary Henrietta Kingsley traveled to Africa to complete the book her father had started. The subject was the culture of Africa and Kingsley stayed with local people while she learned to survive in the African jungles, studied cannibal tribes, discovered new species of fish, and climbed... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 11.41
Bear Grylls is a man who has always sought the ultimate in adventure. Growing up on the Isle of Wight, he was taught by his father to sail and climb at an early age. As a teenager he found identity and purpose through both mountaineering and martial arts, which led the young adventurer to the foothills of the mighty Himalaya and a grandmaster's karate... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
--Time "[THEROUX'S] WORK IS DISTINGUISHED BY A SPLENDID EYE FOR DETAIL AND THE TELLING GESTURE; a storyteller's sense of pacing and gift for granting closure to the most subtle progression of events; and the graceful use of language. . . . We are delighted, along with Theroux, by the politeness of the Turks, amazed by the mountainous highlands in... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available
In the essays collected here William Langewiesche considers how flying has altered not only how we move about the earth, but also how we view our world and our place in it. With vivid descriptions of the aesthetics and excitement of flight, Langewiesche also writes of the risks that go with this beauty: the perils of air traffic control, and the dangers... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
Salzman captures post-cultural revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99
?Bear Grylls is a veritable superhero?.The former UK Special Forces paratrooper has braved the world?s harshest environments.? ?Hampton Sides, Outside Magazine ?Bear Grylls is one tough, crazy dude.? ? Washington Post Already a #1 London Sunday Times Bestseller, Mud, Sweat, and Tears is the adrenaline-fueled autobiography of the mega-popular... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2006; US$ 14.99
The true story of the author's journey to Antarctica in a 27-foot sailing boat. Joined by the boat's young Norwegian owner and an Argentinian newlywed, he set sail with little idea of the tumultuous storms, mishaps and emergencies that loomed on a Shackleton-style voyage to the world's coldest, most dangerous and inaccessible continent. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00
In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara... more...