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  • The Worst Journey in the Worldby Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    In 1910, hoping that the study of penguin eggs would provide an evolutionary link between birds and reptiles, a group of explorers left Cardiff by boat on Robert Falcon Scott?s expedition to Antarctica. Not all of them would return. Written by one of its survivors, The Worst Journey in the World tells the moving and dramatic story of the disastrous... more...

  • In the Kingdom of Iceby Hampton Sides

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.95

    New York Times á 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...

  • Southby Ernest Shackleton

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 0.99

    In 1914, as Europe braces for an unfathomably deadly war, explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton sets sail for Antarctica to do the impossible: traverse the continent. He has a ship (the aptly named Endurance), a head brimming with optimism, and 28 men willing to follow him on an expedition across some of the most treacherous terrain on the planet. But Shackleton?s... more...

  • 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...

  • Moon Shotby Jay Barbree; Howard Benedict; Alan Shepard; Deke Slayton; Neil Armstrong

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 14.99

    A revised edition of the New York Times bestselling classic: the epic story of the golden years of American space exploration, told by the men who rode the rockets On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, and the space race was born. Desperate to beat the Russians into space, NASA put together a crew of the nation?s most... more...

  • Challenger: An American Tragedyby Hugh Harris

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 4.99

    On January 28, 1986, the space shuttleá Challenger álaunched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Seventy-three seconds after launch, the fiery breach of a solid motor joint caused a rupture of the propellant tanks, and a stunned nation watched as flames engulfed the craft, killing all seven crew members on board. It was Hugh Harris, ?the voice... more...

  • Thirteenby Henry S. F. Cooper

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    ? Houston, we?ve had a problem here.? On the evening of April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard Apollo 13 were just hours from the third lunar landing in history. But as they soared through space, two hundred thousand miles from earth, an explosion badly damaged their spacecraft. With compromised engines and failing life-support systems, the... more...

  • Pirate Huntersby Robert Kurson

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE ?á A thrilling adventure ofádangeráandádeep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of 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... more...

  • The Fly Trapby Fredrik Sj÷berg; Thomas Teal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.00

    A Nature Book of the Year ( The Times (UK)) ?The hoverflies are only props. No, not only, but to some extent. Here and there, my story is about something else.? A mesmerizing memoir of extraordinary brilliance by an entomologist, The Fly Trap chronicles Fredrik Sj÷berg?s life collecting hoverflies on a remote island in Sweden. Warm... more...