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  • Into the Wildby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months... more...

  • Night Train To Lisbonby Pascal Mercier; Barbara Harshav

    Atlantic Books 2009; US$ 7.49

    A huge international bestseller, with over 2 million copies sold worldwide, Night Train to Lisbon is an utterly compelling novel about one man's escape from a humdrum life in search of passion and spontaneity. Night Train to Lisbon tells the story of mild-mannered, middle-aged Classics scholar Raimund Gregorius. When, one afternoon, he walks... more...

  • In the Land of White Deathby Valerian Albanov

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 2.32

    In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara... more...

  • Born to Runby Christopher McDougall

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?   Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting... more...

  • Bad Tripsby Keath Fraser

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    The entries in this collection take us to the farthest extremes of travel with tales of danger, disorientation and bemused discomfort; combines reportage, fiction and poetry representing some of the best-known writers of our time. more...

  • In the Shadows of the Morningby Philip Caputo

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 24.50

    Captivating essays on exotic adventures by one of America's most critically acclaimed authors. With new material from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author. more...

  • 101 Reasons to Leave New Yorkby Jr. Howard Jordan

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    The writer believes NYC to be the greatest city on earth but realizes that one day he must leave it. Here are his possible reasons. more...

  • Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, Volume Oneby Richard Burton

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 17.95

    Posing as a wandering dervish, Burton gained admittance to the holy Kaabah and to the tomb of the prophet at Medina and participated in all the rituals of the Hadj (pilgrimage). more...

  • The Worst Journey in the Worldby Apsley Cherry-Garrard

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Published in 1922 by an expedition survivor, this riveting adventure classic recounts Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. "A masterpiece." — The New York Review of Books. more...

  • Tunnelling to Freedom and Other Escape Narratives from World War Iby Hugh Durnford

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    These 17 remarkable real-life stories are recounted by prisoners of war who used their wits to win their freedom. Their tales of remarkable resourcefulness and ingenuity combine the gritty realities of fact. more...