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  • How to Climb Mt. Blanc in a Skirtby Mick Conefrey

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    ? Which explorer found the lost site of Jesus' first miracle? ? Who was first to the top of the highest mountain in Peru? ? Who was the first Westerner to visit the Ottoman harem in Constantinople? ? Who held the world record as the only person to fly from Britain to Australia for 44 years? You'll find the answers to these questions and more... more...

  • Galapagosby William Beebe

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    " Galápagos is a glorious book. It is high romance, exact science, fascinating history, wild adventure."? Nation The Galápagos Islands are famed for their remarkable wildlife, including land and marine iguanas, land tortoises, four-eyed fish, and flightless cormorants and albatross. In 1835, Charles Darwin observed variations among the islands'... more...

  • Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slavesby Kevin P. McDonald

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 60.00

    In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, more than a thousand pirates poured from the Atlantic into the Indian Ocean. There, according to Kevin P. McDonald, they helped launch an informal trade network that spanned the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds, connecting the North American colonies with the rich markets of the East Indies. Rather... more...

  • Cookby Rob Mundle

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 16.84

    The new biography of Captain James Cook from Rob Mundle, the bestselling author of FATAL STORM, BLIGH and FLINDERS and master storyteller of adventure history. Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers of all time. Over three remarkable voyages of discovery into the Pacific in the latter part of the 18th century, Cook unravelled... more...

  • Meet Me in Atlantisby Mark Adams

    The Text Publishing Company 2015; US$ 32.99

    The New York Times bestselling author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu sets out to uncover the truth behind the legendary lost city of Atlantis. A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: everything we know about the famous city of Atlantis comes from the work of Plato. Then he made a second, stranger discovery: amateur explorers are... more...

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

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 16.99

    As one of the original seven Mercury astronauts, Alan Shepard (1923?1998) became the first American in space on May 5, 1961, and a decade later took, with his partner Edgar Mitchell, the longest walk?two miles?on the moon before hitting a golf ball for miles and miles across the lunar landscape.   Another Mercury astronaut, Deke Slayton (1924?1993)... more...

  • The White Lantern And Other Pursuitsby Evan S Connell

    Random House 2015; US$ 15.98

    Never has master storyteller Evan Connell been more enthralling than in these incandescent pages - tales of real-life adventure ranging from the archaeology of Olduvai gorge to the exploration of the Antarctic; from Viking voyages to an Ice Age xylophone. Never has reality so far surpassed mere fiction or fantasy than in this magnificent volume. more...

  • Down the Great Unknownby Edward Dolnick

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    0n May 24, 1869, a one-armed Civil War veteran named John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. No one had ever explored the fabled Grand Canyon; to adventurers of that era it was a region almost as mysterious as Atlantis -- and as perilous. The ten men set out down the mighty... more...

  • Terra Australisby Mark Fielding; Sue King; Kate Pratt; Noelene Bloomfield; Terra Australis 2001 WA Committee

    Terra Australis 2001 WA Committee 2003; US$ 10.00

    The 1800-1804 Baudin expedition was the greatest voyage of marine exploration of its age. The map makers surveyed around 50% of Australia's then largely unexplored coast - proving it a single continent, which led to the first comprehensive map of Australia's coastline. Over 200,000 botanical specimens were collected and 2,542 species identified for... more...