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  • 127 Hours

    By Aron Ralston

    Our Price: $8.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781451617702
    • Publisher: Pocket Books
    • Published: October 2010
    A mountaineer who survived a near-fatal accident by amputating his arm when it became trapped behind a boulder in Utah describes how he endured five days of hypothermia, dehydration, and hallucinations before managing his own rescue.
  • 1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica

    By Chris Turney

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781582437897
    • Publisher: Counterpoint
    • Published: November 2012
    ?The South Pole discovered” trumpeted the front page of The Daily Chronicle on March 8, 1912, marking Roald Amundsen’s triumph over the tragic Robert Scott. Yet behind all the headlines there was a much bigger story. Antarctica was awash with expeditions. In 1912, five separate teams representing the old and new world were diligently embarking on scientific exploration beyond the edge of the known planet. Their discoveries not only enthralled the world, but changed our understanding of the planet forever. Tales of endurance, self-sacrifice, and technological innovation laid the foundations for modern scientific exploration, and inspired future generations.To celebrate the centenary of this groundbreaking work, 1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica revisits the exploits of these different expeditions. Looking beyond the personalities and drawing on his own polar experience, Chris Turney shows how their discoveries marked the dawn of a new age in our understanding of the natural world. He makes use of original and exclusive unpublished archival material and weaves in the latest scientific findings to show how we might reawaken the public’s passion for discovery and exploration
  • Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

    By James P. Delgado

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780816041244
    • Publisher: Checkmark Books/Facts on File
    • Published: September 1999
    Recounts the search for a Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and looks at the major expeditions, including Frobisher, Franklin, and Amundsen
  • Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic

    By Jennifer Niven

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780786887460
    • Publisher: Hyperion
    • Published: November 2004
    An account of a young Inuit woman's ordeal alone on a remote, uninhabited Arctic island describes the efforts of Ada Blackjack and her four male companions to colonize desolate Wrangel Island, the deaths of her associates, her struggle to survive, and her eventual return to civilization, drawing on never-before-seen diaries and interviews with Ada's surviving son. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
  • Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

    By Samuel Eliot Morison

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781567311433
    • Publisher: MJF
    • Published: May 1997
    Replicating Columbus's historic voyaging, the author, in a 147-foot schooner and a 47-foot ketch modeled after the Santa Maria and the Nina, set out in the summer of 1939 to repeat the voyagefirsthand, providing a vivid account enhanced with maps and charts from Columbus's original journey. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Illus; maps. 680+pgs.
  • Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

    By Samuel Eliot Morison

    Our Price: $30.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780316584784
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: October 1991
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Christopher Columbus retraces his expedition to create a vivid account of his life and career. Reprint.
  • Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Life of Christopher Columbus

    By Samuel Eliot Morison

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110449664
    • Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press / Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: 1942
  • The Adrenaline Junkie's Bucket List: 100 Extreme Outdoor Adventures to Do Before You Die

    By Christopher Van Tilburg

    Our Price: $11.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781250020185
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
    • Published: July 2013
    A guide for outdoor enthusiasts highlights the world's most extreme adventures, including participating in the Ironman triathlon, hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and climbing Antarctica's highest peak.
  • Adventure in the Wilderness: The American Journals of Louis Antoine De Bougainville, 1756-1760 (American Exploration and Travel Series)

    By Louis A. Bougainville

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780806122489
    • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
    • Published: September 1990
  • Adventures In Ocean Exploration

    By Robert D. Ballard

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780792279921
    • Publisher: National Geographic Books
    • Published: October 2001
    From the Noah's Ark to the Titanic, this colorful book tells much of man's relation to the dark oceans.
  • Adventures in the Rocky Mountains (Great Journeys)

    By Isabella Bird

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780141032092
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 2007
  • Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America

    By Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826306562
    • Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
    • Published: April 1983
  • The Adventures of Chas from Tas: Renegades at Sea

    By Juliet Prentice

    Our Price: $22.00
    • ISBN-13: 9780995439900
    • Publisher: Lanikai Press
  • The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the 14th Century

    By Ross E. Dunn

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520243859
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: December 2004
    Known as the greatest traveler of premodern times, Abu Abdallah ibn Battuta was born in Morocco in 1304 and educated in Islamic law. At the age of twenty-one, he left home to make the holy pilgrimage to Mecca. This was only the first of a series of extraordinary journeys that spanned nearly three decades and took him not only eastward to India and China but also north to the Volga River valley and south to Tanzania. The narrative to these travels has been known to specialists in Islamic and medieval history for years. Ross E. Dunn's 1986 retelling of these tales, however, was the first work of scholarship to make the legendary traveler's story accessible to a general audience. Now updated with revisions, a new preface, and an updated bibliography, Dunn's classic interprets Ibn Battuta's adventures and places them within the rich, transhemispheric cultural setting of medieval Islam.
  • The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveller of the 14th Century

    By Ross E. Dunn

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520067431
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: October 1989
    Details the life and extensive travels of Ibn Battuta, an Islamic scholar of the fourteenth century, interpreting his career as a diplomatic envoy within the cultural and social context of Islamic society

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