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Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

Thor Heyerdahl · Skyhorse Publishing; First Thus edition
Format: Book

"Am going to cross Pacific on a wooden raft to support a theory that the South Sea islands were peopled from Peru. Will you come? ... Reply at once." That is how six brave and inquisitive men came to seek a dangerous path to test a scientific theory. On a primitive raft made...
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Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

Ben Montgomery · Chicago Review Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2014 National Outdoor Book Awards for History/Biography Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old...
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Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak

Andy Hall · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 252
Format: Hardcover

Denali's Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time.In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska's Mount McKinley - known to the locals as Denali - one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world....
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Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine

Jochen Hemmleb · Mountaineers Books
Pages: 205
Format: Hardcover

GHOSTS OF EVEREST unravels one of the most puzzling and compelling adventure mysteries of all time. On June 6, 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Comyn Irvine were only a few hundred feet short of becoming the first men to reach the highest spot on earth when they simply walked into...
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Left for Dead: My Journey Home from Everest

Beck Weathers
Format: Book

As featured in the upcoming motion picture Everest, starring Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, and Jake Gyllenhaal
  
“I can tell...

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Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day

Peter Zuckerman · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

“Gripping, intense. . . . Buried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air].”—Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe When Edmund Hillary first conquered Mt. Everest, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was at his side. Indeed, for as long as Westerners have been climbing the Himalaya,...
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No Way Down: Life and Death on K2

Graham Bowley · Harper; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"No Way Down" is the the gripping, terrifying story of a brutal struggle for survival on the upper slopes of the Himalayan K2, the world's most hostile terrain, by Graham Bowley. K2, August 1st, 2008. Thirty climbers are attempting the summit of the most savage mountain on Earth....
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Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest

Lincoln Hall · Tarcher; First U.S. Edition edition
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The amazing story of Australian mountain climber Lincoln Hall’s rescue following a night spent near the summit of Mount Everest, where he had been left for dead by the other members of his expedition. Lincoln Hall likes to say that on the evening of May 25, 2006, he died on Everest....
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Eiger Dreams: Ventures Among Men And Mountains

Jon Krakauer · Globe Pequot Press; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant hardships and victories more brilliantly than critically acclaimed author Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest work from such magazines as Outside and Smithsonian, he explores the subject from the unique and memorable perspective...
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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

Jon Krakauer
Format: Book

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that "suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down." He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless...

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Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America

Bruce Weber · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Based on his popular New York Times series, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares the adventures of his solo bicycle ride from coast to coast. Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill. During the summer and fall of 2011,...
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Land of Second Chances: The Impossible Rise of Rwanda's Cycling Team

Tim Lewis · Velo Press
Format: Hardcover

Hailed as “the sports book of the year,” Land of Second Chances is the inspiring true story of four men who found a new hope for Rwanda. Meet Adrien Niyonshuti, Tom Ritchey, Jonathan Boyer, and Paul Kagame. In a land clamoring for heroes, they confront impossible odds as they...
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The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon

Kevin Fedarko · Scribner
Format: Book

From one of Outside magazine’s “Literary All-Stars” comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.

In the tradition...

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Nathaniel Philbrick · Viking Adult
Pages: 320
Format: Book

Now a major motion picture starring Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Ben Wishaw, and Brendan Gleeson, and directed by Ron Howard."With its huge, scarred head halfway out of the water and its tail beating the ocean into a white-water wake more than forty feet across, the whale approached...

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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

Hampton Sides · Random House Inc
Pages: 454
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age

In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew...
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Sea of dangers : Captain Cook and his rivals in the South Pacific

Geoffrey Blainey · Ivan R. Dee
Pages: 322
Format: Print book

In 1769 two ships set out independently in search of a missing continent: a French merchant ship commanded by Jean de Surville, and a small British naval vessel, the Endeavour, commanded by Captain James Cook. Neither knew of the other's existence. Cook's first long voyage was one of the most...
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Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

Nathaniel Philbrick
Format: Book

"A treasure of a book." - David McCullough

A New York Times Notable Book


America's first frontier was not the West; it was the sea - and no one writes more eloquently about that watery wilderness than...

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A Walk in the Woods

Bill Bryson · Broadway Books
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent...

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Cheryl Strayed · Vintage Books; 1st edition
Format: Book

A NATIONAL BESTSELLER

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mothers death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most...

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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

Candice Millard · Anchor; 1st edition
Format: Paperback

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelts harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.The River of Doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes...
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Alfred Lansing · Basic Books; Second Edition edition
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long...
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Irresistible North: From Venice to Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers

Andrea Di Robilant · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the author of A Venetian Affair and Lucia comes a charming odyssey in the path of the mysterious Zen brothers, who explored parts of the New World a century before Columbus, and became both a source of scandal and a cause célèbre among geographers in the following centuries....
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In a Far Country: The True Story of a Mission, a Marriage, and the Remarkable Reindeer Rescue of 1898

John Taliaferro
Format: Book

In the fall of 1897, eight whaling ships became trapped in the ice on Alaska's northern coast. Without relief, two hundred whalers would starve to death by winter's end. Mercifully, an extraordinary missionary, Tom Lopp, and seven Eskimo herders embarked on a harrowing journey...

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Tenzing Norgay and the Sherpas of Everest

Tashi Tenzing · International Marine Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

One of the greatest tales of mountaineering heroics, told for the first time from the Sherpa point of view On May 29, 1953, Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary became the first people to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, a feat that 50 years later remains the defining moment of 20th century...
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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

David Grann · Doubleday
Pages: 339
Format: Book

A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable...
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Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

Robyn Davidson · Vintage
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

Robyn Davidson's opens the memoir of her perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company with the following words: "I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know...

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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

William Finnegan · Penguin Books
Pages: 447
Format: Print book

**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**

"Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin...
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