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  • Suddenly Overboardby Tom Lochhaas

    McGraw-Hill Education 2013; US$ 22.00

    WHEN YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO DROWN WHILE BOATING: SAILING ON ROUGH WATERS OR DOCKING ON A SUNNY, CALM DAY? Rough waters may seem the clear choice to you, but docking on a sunny, calm day can turn just as deadly--all you have to do is fail to think. That is what happened to author Tom Lochhaas more than twenty years ago, when he fell off his boat... more...

  • Headhunters on My Doorstepby J. Maarten Troost

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.00

    Follow in the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson with J. Maarten Troost, the bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals .   Readers and critics alike adore J. Maarten Troost for his signature wry and witty take on the adventure memoir.  Headhunters on My Doorstep  chronicles Troost?s return to the South Pacific after his struggle with alcoholism... more...

  • Globetrotter Dogmaby Bruce Northam

    New World Library 2011; Not Available

    In Globetrotter Dogma, travel writer Bruce Northam entertains, educates, and motivates readers to hit the road through an idiosyncratic mix of travel lore, humor, shock, story, and practical advice. Employing a rambling résumé that touches two-thirds of the planet, Northam shares wisdom from his far-flung adventures:drifting with Burma's nomadic sea... more...

  • Mother of Godby Paul Rosolie

    Transworld 2014; Not Available

    Madre de Dios ? ?Mother of God? ? is a place where the Andean Cloud Forest intermingles with the steaming tropical jungle at the head of the Amazon river. Here can be found the greatest proliferation of living species that has ever existed on Earth, ever. And it is a place which is now under grave threat. Paul Rosolie has travelled to... more...

  • Explore Everythingby Bradley Garrett

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Plotting adventures from London, Paris, Eastern Europe, Detroit, Chicago and Las vegas, uncovering the tunnels below the city as well as scaling the highest skyscrapers, Bradley Garrett has evaded urban security in order to experience the city in new ways beyond the conventional boundaries of everyday life. Explore Everything is both an account of... more...

  • 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...

  • Everestby Christine Gee; Garry Weare; Margaret Gee

    Ebury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.18

    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...

  • Trainby Tom Zoellner

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    An epic and revelatory narrative of the most important transportation technology of the modern world In his wide-ranging and entertaining new book, Tom Zoellner?coauthor of the New York Times ?bestselling An Ordinary Man ?travels the globe to tell the story of the sociological and economic impact of the railway technology that transformed the... more...

  • Flying Cloudby David W. Shaw

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Flying Cloud is the riveting and thoroughly researched tale of a truly unforgettable sea voyage during the days of the California gold rush. In 1851, navigator Eleanor Creesy set sail on the maiden voyage of the clipper ship Flying Cloud , traveling from New York to San Francisco in only 89 days. This swift passage set a world record that went... more...