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  • To the End of the Earthby Tom Avery

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    April 2009 is the one-hundredth anniversary of perhaps the greatest controversy in the history of exploration. Did U.S. Naval Commander Robert Peary and his team dogsled to the North Pole in thirty-seven days in 1909? Or, as has been challenged, was this speed impossible, and was he a cheat? In 2005, polar explorer Tom Avery and his team set out... more...

  • Sails of Fortuneby Christine Echeverria Bender

    Caxton Press 2005; US$ 9.95

    This novel details the harrowing voyage of Ferdinand Magellan's fleet as he attempted to find the rumored water route through the New World to the west.  What he and his crew of Basque, Portuguese and Spanish men found was death, hardship and glory. more...

  • The Whaler's Forgeby Christine Echeverria Bender

    Caxton Press 2009; US$ 9.95

    Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Over a century before Columbus will venture across the Atlantic Ocean, a storm battered Basque whaling galleon drops anchor off the eastern coast in North America.  IN this savage new land, harpooner Kepa de Mendieta becomes the victim of a terrible accident and is left behind. ... more...

  • Challenge The Windby Christine Echeverria Bender

    Caxton Press 2000; US$ 9.95

    Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Experience the world of 1492 through the eyes of a young Basque adventurer who, born to a family of whalers, feels the calling of the sea and signs on to aid Columbus on his voyage across the vast Atlantic.  The young sailor and his fellow explorers soon learn that the New World... more...

  • Travels in Alaskaby John Muir

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    No armchair naturalist, renowned conservationist John Muir was a rugged explorer who stoked his love for nature with strenuous hikes and demanding expeditions. Travels in Alaska recounts Muir's 1899 journey to the northern frontier with a crew of scientists, as well as some of his subsequent sojourns in the region. more...

  • Men from Under the Skyby Stanley Brown; Raymond Burr

    Tuttle Publishing 1973; US$ 9.95

    The cannibal kings of Fiji are gone, but their spirit lives on. Cannibalism in Fiji and the gruesome "earth ovens" are gone; the kai vavalagi, "the men from over the horizon," changed that, bringing their own brands of justice tempered by the musket, disease, and dissoluteness. There were giants in those days, Fijians and Westerners alike. This... more...

  • Sextantby David Barrie

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Harry Peckham's Tourby Harry Peckham; Martin Brayne

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    A collection of letters written by Harry Peckham in 1769 while travelling through the Netherlands, Belgium and France. It contains insights into the society and culture of the places that he visited, including Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Rouen and Calais. more...

  • Frozen in Timeby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • Lost in Shangri-La: Escape from a Hidden World - A True Storyby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    An utterly gripping non-fiction adventure narrative, 'Lost in Shangri-La' is an untold true story of war, anthropology, survival, discovery, heroism, and a near-impossible rescue mission. more...