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  • 100 Explorers Who Shaped World History

    By Bill Yenne

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780912517223
    • Publisher: Scb Distributors
    • Published: May 1996
    Presents the adventures and accomplishments of such explorers as Marco Polo, Prince Henry the Navigator, David Livingstone, and Amelia Earhart.
  • 1492: The Year the World Began

    By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061132285
    • Publisher: HarperOne
    • Published: November 2010
    1492: Not Simply the Year Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue . . . In this extraordinary, sweeping history, Felipe FernÁndez-Armesto traces key elements of the modern world back to that single fateful year when everything changed.
  • 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 He makes use of original and exclusive unpublished archival material and weaves in the latest scientific findings to show how we might reawaken the public’s passion for discovery and exploration
  • The 25,000 Mile Love Story

    By Serge Roetheli

    Our Price: $25.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780985135980
    • Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books Inc
    • Published: December 2012
    Recounts the author's life and adventures running the world, sharing stories of the poverty he saw and the children in the orphanages, hospitals, and jails.
  • 500 Days

    By Serge Testa

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781439263020
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
    • Published: November 2009
    "I knew I had a strong and seaworthy boat, but after all, she was only 11 feet 10 inches long. How would she react to big waves, Storms, or even cyclones? Would she ever capsize? and would I be able to put up with the continuous pounding and rolling, or would I end up as crazy as people thought I was? The best way to find out was to try."Alone aboard Acrohc, the tiny yacht he designed and built, Serge Testa sailed around the world and into the Guinness Book of Records. Exotic landfalls, cyclones, encounters with whales, and a nearly fatal fire at sea make this a gripping story. Told with understatement and humor, this account of a unique voyage of discovery and endurance appeals to the adventurer in all of us."Serge Testa's 500 Days is a lively, warm and well written account of a seamanlike circumnavigation."-Cruising World"Why would anyone sail around the world in a 12 ft. boat? Meet Serge Testa, a charming and resourceful adventurer. Read this book and you, too may find yourself planning the adventure of a lifetime."-Sail
  • 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.
  • 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 Captain Hatteras

    By Jules Verne

    Our Price: $7.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199552597
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: March 2009
    Here is the first new translation of ever-popular adventure writer Jules Verne's thrilling novel of polar exploration in over a century. In the novel, First Mate Shandon receives a mysterious letter asking him to construct a reinforced steamship in Liverpool. As he heads out for Melville Bay and the Arctic labyrinth, a crewman finally reveals himself as Captain John Hatteras, and his obsession--to get to the North Pole. After experiencing appalling cold and hunger, the captain treks across the frozen wastes in search of fuel. Abandoned by most of his crew, and accompanied by a rival American explorer, Hatteras continues his journey to the Pole, encountering endless perils and adventures along the way.This new and unabridged translation of the first of Verne's Extraordinary Journeys series brilliantly conveys the novel's hypnotic mood and atmosphere. This edition also includes the original, censored ending, and fascinating details about the Arctic expeditions that captivated Verne's imagination. The introduction provides biographical insights based on recently discovered documents, and contains original proof of Verne's sources and inspiration; the notes analyze for the first time the hundreds of real-life figures cited by Verne.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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