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  • Into Thin Airby Jon Krakauer

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 1998; US$ 16.00

    When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing... more...

  • Around The World In Eighty Daysby Michael Palin

    Orion 2010; US$ 10.99

    'The pace of this kind of travel has not much changed since Fogg set out in 1872. Trains may be a little faster, but there are certainly no high-speed rail links yet across India, China or the USA. Passenger services have practically disappeared from the world's shipping lanes ... Recourse to air travel, even as a convenient means of escape, was not... more...

  • K2by Ed Viesturs; David Roberts

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00

    A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of The Mountain and No Shortcuts to the Top Ed Viesturs, one of the world's premier high-altitude mountaineers, explores the remarkable history of K2 and of those who have attempted to conquer it.... 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...

  • Himalayan Playgroundby Trevor Braham; Doug Scott

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 14.57

    During the twilight years of the British Raj Trevor Braham spent much of his boyhood in India where, in the mid-1930s, he attended a boarding school in Darjeeling for four years. Dwelling within sight of the magnificent spectacle of Kangchenjunga and its satellite peaks exerted a strong influence upon him, arousing later ambitions. After early trips... more...

  • In the Shadows of the Morningby Philip Caputo

    Lyons Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    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...

  • Among the Tibetansby Isabella L. Bird

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99

    One of the Victorian era's most intrepid explorers and writers recounts her rugged passage through the Himalayas by horseback and offers evocative accounts of Tibetan ceremonies, architecture, decorations, costumes, and music. 21 black-and-white illustrations. 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...