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- 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...
- 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...
- Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 10.33
On 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first ever to set foot on the highest point on earth: the summit of Everest. It was a magical moment. Since then many men and women have striven to reach the top of this awesome mountain, which can be at once beautiful and mystical, unpredictable and highly dangerous, never straightforward... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
I killed and buried my best friend today ... When authorities found Raffi Kodikian -- barely alive -- four days after he and his friend David Coughlin became lost in Rattlesnake Canyon, they made a grim and shocking discovery. Kodikian freely admitted that he had stabbed Coughlin twice in the heart. Had there been a darker motive than mercy? And... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; Not Available
The Pacific Crest Trail stretches from Mexico to Canada, a distance of 2,650 grueling, sun-scorched, bear-infested miles. When Dan White and his girlfriend announced their intention to hike it, Dan's parents?among others?thought they were nuts. How could two people who'd never even shared an apartment together survive six months in the desert with... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; Not Available
?Funny, touching, tragic?.A remarkable tale of corruption, child trafficking and civil war in a far away land?and one man?s extraordinary quest to reunite lost Nepalese children with their parents.? ?Neil White, author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts Little Princes is the epic story of Conor Grennan?s battle to save the lost children of Nepal... more...
- Quercus 2014; US$ 24.99
Ever wondered what it takes to get into Fort Knox? Fancied a peek inside the Coca-Cola Safety Deposit Box? Would you dare to visit Three Mile Island? The world is full of secret places that we either don?t know about, or couldn?t visit even if we wanted to. Now you can glimpse the Tora Bora caves in Afghanistan, visit the Tucson Titan Missile... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...