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  • FREE Mountaineering Books: eBook Samplerby Reinhold Messner

    Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 0.99

    For this FREE mountaineering eBook collection from Vertebrate Publishing, we've picked extracts from eleven of our favourite mountaineering and exploration titles. Including works from Reinhold Messner, Edwin Drummond and Joe Tasker, these award-winning titles trace the history of mountains from the 1920s to the present day. From the tense and thrilling... more...

  • The Invisible Hookby Peter T. Leeson

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 16.95 US$ 14.58

    Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior.... more...

  • Traveling Lightby Bill Barich

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    Here is a travel book with a difference: ten chronological chapters from a year of wandering, from the Pacific Northwest to Tuscany and back again to the trout-laden streams of California. Join Bill Barich as he travels the globe, from the trout streams of Northern California to the auction ring at Saratoga, where millions of dollars may be gaveled... more...

  • Fallenby Kara Stanley

    Greystone Books 2015; US$ 17.99

    Part recovery narrative and part love story, interwoven with the latest research on the brain, Fallen describes the aftermath of a life-threatening brain and spinal cord injury. In 2008, Simon Paradis stepped backward on the scaffolding where he was doing construction work and fell two stories to the hard stone tile below. Landing on his back,... more...

  • The Titanic Sinks! (Totally True Adventures)by Thomas Conklin

    Random House Children's Books 2009; US$ 4.99

    Here is the exciting true story about the "unsinkable" Titanic ! Dramatic accounts, white-knuckle suspense, and fast-paced action of how the world's biggest, safest ship sank on its maiden voyage. Includes black-and-white photos and full-color underwater photos of the wreck.   From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • The Titanic: Lost and Foundby Judy Donnelly

    Random House Children's Books 2010; US$ 3.99

    Titanic. Just the name evokes tales of the doomed ship that have captivated people of all ages for more than 100 years.  Early readers will enjoy this exciting account of the world's most famous disaster-at-sea and the discovery of it's remains many years later.  Step 4 books are perfect for independent readers who are confident with simple sentences... more...

  • The Loss of the Titanicby Lawrence Beesley

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 5.99

    Learn more about the disaster that befell the Titanic and caused the untimely deaths of 1,517 passengers in this gripping first-hand account from survivor Lawrence Beesley. Originally published a mere nine weeks after one of the most profound maritime disasters in human history, The Loss of the Titanic shed new light on the tragedy and leveled troubling... more...

  • The Sinking of the Titanicby Rebecca Aldridge

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 42.00

    The ship was supposed to be "unsinkable." But on April 14, 1912, the unthinkable happened: the world's largest and most luxurious ocean liner the Titanic struck an iceberg in the frigid waters in the dark of night. What happened next seemed unbelievable to people at the time. In approximately two and a half hours, the celebrated ship... more...

  • To the Rescue!by Carolyn Matthews

    Dundurn 2005; US$ 8.99

    Ordinary people become heroes in extraordinary circumstances ? a ski accident, a missing child, a thrilling sea rescue. more...

  • Now You Know Piratesby Doug Lennox

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 8.99

    The true Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Sir Henry Morgan, and lots more, from ancient keelhauling to twenty-first-century buccaneering, are all here in Q & A commodore Doug Lennox's Now You Know Pirates . more...