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Adventure

  • Last Voyagesby Nicholas Gray

    Fernhurst Books Limited 2017; US$ 14.16

    Eleven original, moving accounts which celebrate the lives and recount the final voyages of well-known yachtsmen, all friends of or known to the author. Including racers like Eric Tabarly and Rob James, cruisers and adventurers like Peter Tangvald and Bill Tilman and the ill-prepared Donald Crowhurst. An excellent tribute to some great sailors. more...

  • The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurstby Nicholas Tomalin; Ron Hall

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 12.99

    Now a major motion picture starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, directed by James Marsh (The Theory of Everything). In 1968, Donald Crowhurst was trying to market a nautical navigation device he had developed, and saw the Sunday Times Golden Globe round the world sailing race as the perfect opportunity to showcase his product. Few people knew... more...

  • China to Chitralby Harold Tilman; Tony Howard

    Vertebrate Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    ?Upon this trackless waste of snow, cut by a shrewd wind they sat down and wept.? In China to Chitral H.W. ?Bill? Tilman completes one of his great post-war journeys. He travels from Central China, crossing Sinkiang, the Gobi and Takla Makan Deserts, before escaping to a crumbling British Empire with a crossing of the Karakoram to the new... more...

  • 1,000 Places to See in the United States and Canada Before You Dieby Patricia Schultz

    Workman Publishing Company 2016; US$ 16.95

    Covering the U.S.A. and Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places. Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country?s... more...

  • Ancient Americaby Kenneth L. Feder

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    Explore the stunning architectural, artistic, and technological achievements of America?s first peoples (and the archaeological stories behind them) in this accessible guide to fifty historically- and culturally-significant sites, all open to the public and located across the United States. more...

  • Fearby Ranulph Fiennes

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 24.99

    BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He's crossed both Poles on foot. He's been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he'd rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself. In Fear... more...

  • The Bird Man and the Lap Dancerby Eric Hansen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 15.95

    Eric Hansen survives a cyclone on a boat off the Australian coast, cradles a dying man in Calcutta, and drinks mind-altering kava in Vanuatu. He helps a widower search for his wife's wedding ring amid plane-crash wreckage in Borneo and accompanies topless dancers on a bird-watching expedition in California. From the Maldives to Sacramento, from Cannes... more...

  • Orchid Feverby Eric Hansen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 16.00

    The acclaimed author of  Motoring with Mohammed  brings us a compelling adventure into the remarkable world of the orchid and the impossibly bizarre array of international characters who dedicte their lives to it. The orchid is used for everything from medicine for elephants to an aphrodisiac ice cream. A Malaysian species can grow to weigh half a... more...

  • Atlas Obscuraby Joshua Foer; Dylan Thuras; Ella Morton

    Workman Publishing Company 2016; US$ 25.95

    ?A joy to read and reread.?  ?Neil Gaiman Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates the most curious destinations around the globe. With compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, charts and maps, it?s everything you need to visit the far corners of our surprising world. Even if you never leave home. more...