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- Crown Publishing Group 2001; US$ 19.00
?In 1999, when mankind had successfully mapped the surface of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, there were still sections of Borneo that man had nothing to say about other than ?all elevations unknown.?? In the spring of 1999, armed with little more than a description from a book and a map labeled ?all elevations unknown,? Sam Lightner and his German rock-climbing... more...
- Hard Shell Word Factory 2000; US$ 6.50
The Mississippi River flows through this book, interlacing with the bicycle adventures of Barb and Ted. The insistent energy, majesty and abundance of the river became a metaphor for the explorers who see what they missed beforetheir roots from New Orleans to Minnesota. The willful river's meanders encourage them to sample pecan pies, spend time with... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
Thelma and Louise get sporty (and survive) in this anthology of true stories about women whose idea of fun involves sharing adventures--big and small--in the great outdoors. In essays that not only take you to mountains, forests, lakes, and rivers but also explore the powerful and intimate bond of female companionship, the editor of Solo: On Her Own... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.99
Like a modern-day Don Quixote, Joe Kurmaskie?bike adventurer, writer, and twelve-year-old boy trapped in a man?s body?wanders the world on two wheels, often with hilarious results, in Riding Outside the Lines . A jaunt through such far-flung locations as Ireland, Australia, Mexico, South America, and beyond, here is a collection of tales woven together... more...
- The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.99
In the South Seas is a collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's articles and essays on his travels in the Pacific. In his words: "For nearly ten years my health had been declining; and for some while before I set forth upon my voyage, I believed I was come to the afterpiece of life, and had only the nurse and undertaker to expect. It was suggested... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Supported by a family inheritance that gave her £500 a year, Mary Henrietta Kingsley traveled to Africa to complete the book her father had started. The subject was the culture of Africa and Kingsley stayed with local people while she learned to survive in the African jungles, studied cannibal tribes, discovered new species of fish, and climbed... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
Joseph Andrews was Henry's first novel which brought him into spotlight. The novel includes humorous travel adventures by Joseph Andrews and his friend who is a good-hearted rural clergyman. In their travels they are set upon repeatedly by robbers and continually run out of funds. Interesting! more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.99
H. P. Blavatsky, or Madame Blavatsky, was a founder of Theosophy and the Theosophical Society, and a prolific traveler. From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan is an account of her time in India. From the text: Late in the evening of the sixteenth of February, 1879, after a rough voyage which lasted thirty-two days, joyful exclamations were heard everywhere... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
At the turn of the 17th century, English writer and explorer Sir Walter Scott read an account of a great golden city in South America. He set out to explore the area, now Venezuela, and on his return he published The Discovery of Guiana . He is considered to have greatly exaggerated his findings, and his work contributed to the El Dorado legend. more...