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Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living

TIM BAUERSCHMIDT - HarperOne
Format: Hardcover

When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But instead of confining herself to a hospital bed for what could be her last stay, Miss Norma--newly widowed after nearly seven decades of marriage--rose to her full height...
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Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild

James Campbell - Crown Publishers
Format: Print book

The powerful and affirming story of a father's journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell's cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend...
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Robinson Crusoe

Daniel Defoe - Modern Library
Format: Paperback

Daniel Defoe relates the tale of an English sailor marooned on a desert island for nearly three decades. An ordinary man struggling to survive in extraordinary circumstances, Robinson Crusoe wrestles with fate and the nature of God. This edition features maps.
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The Adventurer's Son: A Memoir

Roman Dial - William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

"A brave and marvelous book. A page-turner that will rip your heart out." - Jon KrakauerIn the predawn hours of July 10, 2014, the twenty-seven-year-old son of preeminent Alaskan scientist and National Geographic Explorer Roman Dial, walked alone into Corcovado National Park,...
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Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World

Matthew Goodman - Ballantine Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLEROn November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer's World newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day - and heading in the opposite...
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Trespassing Across America: One Man's Epic, Never-Done-Before

Ken Ilgunas - Penguin Books
Format: Print book

Told with sincerity, humor, and wit, Trespassing Across America is both a fascinating account of one man's remarkable journey along the Keystone XL pipeline and a meditation on climate change, the beauty of the natural world, and the extremes to which we can push ourselves - both...
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To Shake the Sleeping Self: A 14,000-Mile Bike Trip, and One Man#s Quest to Live a Life with No Regrets

JEDIDIAH JENKINS - Convergent Books
Format: Hardcover

From travel writer and Instagram phenomenon Jedidiah Jenkins, a long-awaited memoir of adventure, failure, and lessons learned while bicycling the 10,000 miles from Oregon to Patagonia.On the eve of turning thirty, terrified of being sucked into a life he didn't choose, Jedidiah Jenkins...
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Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler's Journey Home

Matthew Kepnes - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Part travel memoir and part philosophical look at why we travel, filled with stories of Matt Kepnes' adventures abroad, an exploration of wanderlust and what it truly means to be a nomad. "Matt is possibly the most well-traveled person I know...His knowledge and passion for understanding...
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Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship

Robert Kurson - Random House
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men - John Chatterton and John Mattera - are willing to risk...
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Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition

Buddy Levy - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Based on the author's exhaustive research, the incredible true story of the Greely Expedition, one of the most harrowing adventures in the annals of polar exploration. In July 1881, Lt. A.W. Greely and his crew of 24 scientists and explorers were bound for the last region unmarked on global...
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Moby Dick

Herman Melville - Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Elibron Classics series edition
Format: Book

Call me Ishmael.Thus begins one of the most famous journeys in literaturethe voyage of the whaling ship Pequod and its embattled, monomaniacal Captain Ahab. Ishmael quickly learns that the Pequods captain sails for revenge against the elusive Moby Dick, a sperm whale with a snow-white hump...
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Nala's World: One Man, His Rescue Cat, and a Bike Ride around the Globe

Dean Nicholson - Grand Central Publishing
Format: Hardcover

When 30-year-old Dean Nicholson set off from Scotland to cycle around the world, his aim was to learn as much as he could about our troubled planet. But he hadn't bargained on the lessons he'd learn from his unlikely companion. Three months after leaving home, on a remote road...
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Wild Life: Dispatches from a Childhood of Baboons and Button-Downs

Keena Roberts - Grand Central Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight meets Mean Girls in this funny, insightful fish-out-of-water memoir about a young girl coming of age half in a "baboon camp" in Botswana, half in a ritzy Philadelphia suburb.Keena Roberts split her adolescence between the wilds...
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Dogtripping: 25 Rescues, 11 Volunteers, and 3 RVs on Our Canine Cross-Country Adventure

David Rosenfelt - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

David Rosenfelt's Dogtripping is moving and funny account of a cross-country move from California to Maine, and the beginnings of a dog rescue foundationWhen mystery writer David Rosenfelt and his family moved from Southern California to Maine, he thought he had prepared for everything....
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Cheryl Strayed - Alfred A. Knopf
Format: Print book

Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection.A powerful, blazingly honest memoir: the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe - and built her back up again. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's...
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The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier

Ian Urbina - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

A riveting, adrenaline-fueled tour of a vast, lawless and rampantly criminal world that few have ever seen: the high seas.There are few remaining frontiers on our planet. But perhaps the wildest, and least understood, are the world's oceans: too big to police, and under no clear international...
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The Time Machine

Wells, H. G. - Pocket Books
Format: Book

The Time Traveler, a dreamer obsessed with traveling through time, builds himself a time machine and, much to his surprise, travels over 800,000 years into the future. He lands in the year 802701--the world has been transformed by a society living in apparent harmony and bliss. But as the Traveler...
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Frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II

Mitchell Zuckoff - Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Frozen in Time is a gripping true story of survival, bravery, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La.On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17...
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Lost in Shangri-La

Mitchell Zuckoff - Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A lost world man-eating tribesmen lush andimpenetrable jungles stranded American fliers one of them a dame withgreat gams for heavens sake a startling rescue mission This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff Whewwhat an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying...
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