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  • Magellan's Voyageby Antonio Pigafetta

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Remarkable firsthand account by one of the few survivors of Magellan's epochal journey (1519?1522). Remarkably detailed record of new lands, flora and fauna, shipboard life, etc. Introduction. 28 halftones. Map. more...

  • The Desert and the Sownby Gertrude Bell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Born to transcend the social constraints of Victorian England, Gertrude Bell left the comforts of her privileged life for the unconventional ? but thrilling ? world of the Middle East. One of the first women to graduate from Oxford, she traveled to Persia and became passionately drawn to the Arab people, the language, and their architecture. A skilled... more...

  • The Worst Journey in the Worldby Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    " The Worst Journey in the World is to travel writing what War and Peace is to the novel . . . a masterpiece."? The New York Review of Books "When people ask me, 'What is your favorite travel book?' I nearly always name this book. It is about courage, misery, starvation, heroism, exploration, discovery, and friendship." ?Paul Theroux National... more...

  • Tunnelling to Freedom and Other Escape Narratives from World War Iby Hugh Durnford

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    These real-life adventures from the desperate years of World War I are the stories of prisoners of war who used their wits to win their freedom. Inspiring and exciting, the 17 tales are told by the fugitives themselves. Each tale abounds in remarkable examples of resourcefulness. 15 black-and-white illustrations and 3 maps. more...

  • First Footsteps in East Africa; Or, an Exploration of Hararby Richard F. Burton

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 21.95

    One of the great adventure classics. Victorian scholar-adventurer?s firsthand epic account of daring 1854 expedition to forbidden East African capital city. A treasury of detailed information on Muslim beliefs, manners and morals; plus pleasures and perils of the desert. A wealth of geographic, ethnographic and linguistic data. more...

  • Through the Dark Continent, Vol. 2by Henry M. Stanley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    Volume 2 of great explorer's classic account of explorations of lakes of Central Africa, perilous journey down unexplored Congo River. Incredible hardships, perseverance. 58 black-and-white illustrations. 7 maps. more...

  • Through the Dark Continent, Vol. 1by Henry M. Stanley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    Volume 1 of great explorer's classic account of explorations of lakes of Central Africa, perilous journey down unexplored Congo River. Incredible hardships, perseverance. 90 black-and-white illustrations. Map. more...

  • Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Volume Iby John L. Stephens

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Volume 1 of two-volume work. Almost single-handed discovery of Maya culture; exploration of ruined cities, monuments, temples; customs of Indians. Short biographical note and 32 illustrations by Frederick Catherwood. Includes 19 chapters. more...

  • The Survival Guide for the Adventurous International Travelerby Albert Podell

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 1.99

    ALBERT PODELL has been an editor at Playboy and three national outdoor magazines and written more than 250 freelance articles. He was co-leader of the Trans-World Record Expedition and co-author of Who Needs A Road, an adventure classic still in print after nearly five decades. He holds a B.A. in government from Cornell, was the graduate fellow... more...

  • Adventure Guide to Barbadosby Lynne M. Sullivan

    Hunter Publishing 2001; US$ 15.00

    A mixture of Africa and Britain, Barbados is both beautiful and prosperous. White sand beaches and splendid resorts line the Gold Coast. Turquoise waters lure divers and sailors. Everything is covered in this guide, from history and climate to hiking trails, music, food and funky beach cafés. more...