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- Pan Macmillan UK 2007; US$ 13.63
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREJon Krakauer's classic account of a gifted young man who chose literally to walk away from his life.By examining the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man who, in 1992, walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later, internationally bestselling author Jon... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.95
New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99
"[R]iveting... a must-read. A highflying, electrifying story of a treacherous sport in which every triumph is an eye blink away from becoming a disaster." -- Kirkus (STARRED) A heart-stopping narrative of risk and courage, Bird Dream tells the story of the remarkable men and women who pioneered the latest advances in aerial exploration?from... more...
- 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 Floating Press 1919; US$ 7.99
When Sir Henry Ernest Shackleton was beaten to the South Pole in 1912, he decided to trek across the continent via the pole instead. Before his ship even reached the continent it was crushed in pack ice. Shackleton managed to bring his entire team home by his masterful leadership through a series of incredible events. He has become a cult figure and... more...
- 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...
- Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95
In the Lena Delta is the story of the U.S. explorer and naval engineer, George Melville, who led an expedition that found the remains of Lieutanant G.W. De Long and his party from his previous expedition on the Jeannette. In July of 1879, as chief engineer, Melville set sail with De Long from San Francisco on the Jeannette through the Bering Strait,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...