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Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

Joe Simpson · Perennial; Revised edition

Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, had just reached the top of a 21,000-foot peak in the Andes when disaster struck. Simpson plunged off the vertical face of an ice ledge, breaking his leg. In the hours that followed, darkness fell and a blizzard raged as Yates tried to lower...
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The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

John Vaillant · Vintage; a edition

A gripping story of man pitted against nature’s most fearsome and efficient predator. Outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East a man-eating tiger is on the prowl. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s murdering them, almost as if it has a vendetta....
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Cheryl Strayed · Vintage Books; 1st edition

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERNOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREAt twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive...
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Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

Christopher McDougall · Knopf

The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes...
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Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

Piers Paul Read · Avon; Reissue edition

On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting...
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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

Mark Vanhoenacker · Knopf

A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys—and reawakens our capacity to be amazed. The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight—a once remarkable feat of human...
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Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why

Laurence Gonzales · W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition

"Unique among survival books... stunning... enthralling. Deep Survival makes compelling, and chilling, reading."―Penelope Purdy, Denver Post In ?Deep Survival?, Laurence Gonzalez combines hard science and powerful storytelling to illustrate the mysteries of survival,...
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The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession

Susan Orlean · Ballantine Books; 13th edition

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK   A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost...
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Be Expert with Map and Compass

Bjorn Kjellstrom , · Wiley; 3 edition

The classic map and compass navigation guide-revised for the age of GPS GPS devices are great, but they can break, get lost, or easily be hampered by weather conditions, making basic map and compass skills essential for anyone who spends time outdoors. This popular, easy-to-use orienteering...
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