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  • A Voyage Long and Strangeby Tony Horwitz

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 19.99

    The bestselling author of Blue Latitudes takes us on a thrilling and eye-opening voyage to pre-Mayflower America On a chance visit to Plymouth Rock, Tony Horwitz realizes he?s mislaid more than a century of American history, from Columbus?s sail in 1492 to Jamestown?s founding in 16-oh-something. Did nothing happen in between? Determined to... more...

  • Sextantby David Barrie

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    In the tradition of Dava Sobel's Longitude comes sailing expert David Barrie's compelling and dramatic tale of invention and discovery?an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created, and the daring mariners who used it to explore, conquer, and map the world. Since its invention in 1759, a mariner's most prized... more...

  • The River of Doubtby Candice Millard

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt?s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. The River of Doubt?it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world.... more...

  • Undaunted Courageby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 18.00

    From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day , the definitive book on Lewis and Clark?s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a... more...

  • Frozen in Timeby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La . On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost... more...

  • Into Africaby Martin Dugard

    Crown Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00

    With the utterance of a single line??Doctor Livingstone, I presume???a remote meeting in the heart of Africa was transformed into one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. But the true story behind Dr. David Livingstone and journalist Henry Morton Stanley is one that has escaped telling. Into Africa is an extraordinarily researched... more...

  • Shackleton's Boat Journeyby Frank Arthur Worsley

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    This is an account of the Shackleton boat journey. The journey began in August 1914 in London and the next the world knew of Shackleton was in May 1916, when three ragged men staggered into the whaling station at Grytviken on South Georgia. Written by the Captain of the Endurance, the ship used by Shackleton on his 1914-16 ill-fated journey, this... more...

  • Three Miles Downby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    James Hamilton-Paterson describes Three Miles Down (first published in 1998) as 'the account of a treasure hunt in 1995 which I joined as the expedition's chronicler. A group of Britons had chartered the Russian oceanographic ship, the Mstislav Keldysh, to look for the wrecks of two vessels sunk in the Atlantic in the Second World War... Both were... more...

  • Treasure Huntby Peter Earle

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    ?A remarkable book, in which a very wide spectrum of human behavior is on show---from colossal gullibility on the one hand, to extraordinary ingenuity and determination on the other.? ? The Daily Telegraph (UK)           Treasure Hunt is the story of an obsession. Rumors of Spanish treasure, or gold and silver at the bottom of the sea, have been... more...

  • Men from Under the Skyby Stanley Brown; Raymond Burr

    Tuttle Publishing 1973; US$ 14.95

    This gripping and unique history of Fiji by Stanley Brown, a well-known Fiji "old-timer and historian, is woven around the lives of eleven Western "giants," Europeans and Americans who had the greatest impact on each epoch. Not all these Westerners lived to tell the tale. This stirring narrative is replete with hair-raising accounts of battles and... more...