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  • Kon-Tikiby Thor Heyerdahl

    Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 5.99

    Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure -- a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by a mythical hero, Kon-Tiki. He decided to prove his... more...

  • Meetings on the Edgeby Mags MacKean

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    Meetings On The Edge is a travel memoir by Mags MacKean, a once-frustrated journalist for the BBC, who took the plunge and abandoned a ten-year career to follow her dream to become a mountaineer. The book explores the impact of a solitary journey as well as unexpected encounters with some fascinating people along the way. The different natural environments... more...

  • Barbarian Daysby William Finnegan

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 14.99

    A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writer Barbarian Days is William Finnegan?s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else entirely: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way... more...

  • River-Horseby William Least Heat-Moon

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 19.99

    In RIVER-HORSE, the preeminent chronicler of American back roads -- who has given us the classics BLUE HIGHWAYS and PRAIRYERTH -- recounts his singular voyage on American waters from sea to sea. Along the route, he offers a lyrical and ceaselessly fascinating shipboard perspective on the country's rivers, lakes, canals, and towns. Brimming with history,... more...

  • Hot Countriesby Alec Waugh

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    First published in 1930, this discursive and absorbing travel-book offers, as the author says in his new Foreword, "a picture of a way of living that exists no longer." Hot Countries tells of a series of journeys in the Far East, the West Indies and the South Sea Islands when he was a young and light-hearted novelist seeking colour, romance and... more...

  • The Explorersby Martin Dugard

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 13.99

    Unlock your inner explorer in this riveting account of one of history?s greatest adventures?and a study of the seven character traits all great explorers share. In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off to unravel a geographical unknown: the location of the Nile River?s source. They traveled deep into... more...

  • The Broken Roadby Patrick Leigh Fermor

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor. A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of eighteen from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. 'When are you going to finish Vol. III?'... more...

  • Naked and Maroonedby Ed Stafford

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    What do you do after you walk the Amazon? Ed Stafford?adventurer extraordinaire and Guinness World Record holder for walking the length of the Amazon River?likes a challenge. Casting about for an adventure that would top the extraordinary feat he recounts in Walking the Amazon, Stafford decides to maroon himself on an uninhabited island in the... more...

  • Game in the Desertby Jack O'Connor; T. J. Harter

    Derrydale Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book?a reprint of the original 1939 edition?offers an in-depth look at some of the most sought-after game in the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Included are black and grizzly bears, doves, elk and deer, and even Mexican jaguars. Each animal-dedicated chapter details habitat and behavior and includes stories from the author. Based mostly... more...

  • The Mariner of St. Maloby Stephen Leacock; G. M. Wrong

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Canadian author Stephen Leacock gained popular acclaim as a much-loved humor writer, publishing dozens of books in that vein over the course of his career. However, he was a trained scholar by trade who was also quite active in the realm of academic publishing. This historical chronicle of the life and exploits of sixteenth-century explorer Jacques... more...