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  • Wilderness of the Upper Yukonby Charles Sheldon; Carl Rungius

    Boone and Crockett Club 2013; US$ 9.99

    The third book in Boone and Crockett Club's series of digitally remastered classics. Join Charles Sheldon in this wonderful book recording two years of field experiences while engaged in studying wild sheep of Yukon Territory from 1904 to 1905. This detailed account is strictly from the point of view of a hunter interested in natural history. Sheldon... more...

  • A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa (Illustrated)by Frederick Courteney Selous

    Boone and Crockett Club 2014; US$ 9.99

    Follow noted adventurer Frederick Courteney Selous as he spends nine years amongst the game of the far interior of South Africa as a professional hunter beginning in 1871 at the young age of 20. In his preface he notes, ?...my pages are naturally chiefly devoted to the ferae naturae amongst which I have been constantly living. Some of my conclusions... more...

  • Peary to the Poleby Walter Lord

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    For most of his life, an explorer fought to conquer the North Pole On March 1, 1909, only 413 miles of treacherous ice separated Robert E. Peary from realizing his lifelong dream of becoming the first man to set foot on the North Pole. On that dark morning on Canada?s Ellesmere Island, it was cold enough to freeze a bottle of brandy. Though appearing... more...

  • The Fly Trapby Fredrik SjÖBerg; Thomas Teal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.00

    A rare memoir of extraordinary, mesmerizing brilliance?a Swedish best seller?by an entomologist fascinated with the natural world and the hidden wonders of life, and which asks: What is it that drives the obsessively curious to exploration and the practice of collecting?  Warm and humorous, self-deprecating and contemplative, The Fly Trap is a... more...

  • Leviathan: The Rise of Britain as a World Powerby David Scott

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; Not Available

    For viewers of BBC One?s ?Britain and the Sea?, ?Leviathan? is a must-read; overturning long-held beliefs about our ancestry and weaving together the disparate strands that made the fabric of the Empire. more...

  • Pirate Huntersby Robert Kurson

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    A thrilling new adventure of deep-sea diving and danger, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of the New York Times bestseller Shadow Divers   Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men?John Chatterton and John Mattera?are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the... more...

  • Trails of the Pathfindersby George Bird Grinnell

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    This book charts the heroic age of exploration and travel in the American West. It considers the great pathfinders and explorers: Alexander Henry, Alexander Mackenzie, Lewis and Clark, Zebulon Pike, Ross Cox, Thomas Farnham, John Fremont, and more. more...

  • Incomparable Captain Cadellby John Nicholson

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 27.22

    In an age when exploration was at its peak, Francis Cadell?s career reads like the quintessential boy?s own adventure. Born and raised on the Leith waterfront into a large family of ambitious achievers, he was lured early to a life on the high seas. In 1836 at the age of fourteen, he sailed to China where he ran supplies and ammunition to the besieged... more...

  • Exploration and Scienceby Michael S. Reidy; Gary Kroll

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 75.00

    This comprehensive volume explores the intricate, mutually dependent relationship between science and exploration?how each has repeatedly built on the discoveries of the other and, in the process, opened new frontiers. When Britain launched its campaigns of overseas expansion in the 19th century, it enlisted the help of scientists such as Charles Darwin... more...

  • From Lead Mines to Gold Fieldsby Henry Taylor

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    Henry Taylor's long life (1825-1931) gave him an unusual perspective on change in American society. This book talks about his journey across the western continent in search of fortune, offers insight into the problems and successes of the early homesteaders and settlers, and concerns his later travels and his reflections on his long life. more...