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Adventure and Exploration

Philip W. Henry
 
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Dead Reckoning: The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Golden Age of Exploration,1800-1900 (Outside Books)
Dead Reckoning: The Greatest Adventure Writing of the Golden Age of Exploration,1800-1900 (Outside Books)
The Worst Journey in the World: With Scott in Antarctica 1910-1913
The Worst Journey in the World: With Scott in Antarctica 1910-1913
"Apsley Cherry-Garrard (known to his friends as "Cherry") was an adventurous,affluet young man when he paid 1-thousand pounds to accompany Scott on his ill-fated 1910 journey to Antarctica. His book is a classic of survival and determination."
South: The Last Antarctic Expedition Of Shackleton And The Endurance (The Explorers Club Classic)
South: The Last Antarctic Expedition Of Shackleton And The Endurance (The Explorers Club Classic)
The Gates of Hell: Sir John Franklin's Tragic Quest for the North West Passage
The Gates of Hell: Sir John Franklin's Tragic Quest for the North West Passage
Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition
Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition
The Discovery of the Source of the Nile
The Discovery of the Source of the Nile
"Speke... the mysterious friend/rival of Richard Burton.. claimed to have discovered the source of the Nile without Burton's help. The two were scheduled to debate the issue before the Royal Geographical Society, but the day before the debate Speke was killed in a hunting accident. Some people suspect suicide."
Mountains of the Moon
Mountains of the Moon
"Fictional treatment of the Burton/ Speke rivalry over the discovery of the source of the Nile."
First Footsteps in East Africa; Or, an Explanation of Harar
First Footsteps in East Africa; Or, an Explanation of Harar
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: The Secret Agent Who Made the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Discovered the Kama Sutra, and Brought the Arabian Nights to the West
Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: The Secret Agent Who Made the Pilgrimage to Mecca, Discovered the Kama Sutra, and Brought the Arabian Nights to the West
"Burton was a chameleon, able to blend in with his surroundings. He was a master of disguise, and with his linguistic ability (he spoke or read 29 languages) he was able to carry off his role as a spy for the British Empire dressed as a Persian trader, an Arab, or a Hindu."
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
"T.R. decided on an adventure after his loss of the Presidential nomination. His adventure nearly killed him."
Theodore Rex
Theodore Rex
The Voyage of the Beagle: Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World (Modern Library Classics)
The Voyage of the Beagle: Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle Round the World (Modern Library Classics)
Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon
Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell's 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon
"John Wesley Powell lost an arm at Shiloh in the Civil War. He went on to lead a memorable surveying expedition through the Grand Canyon."
Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations
Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations
"Gertrude Bell was a Renaissance Woman who was the first woman to graduate with a "First" from Oxford; spoke several languages, and served as a diplomat in the 1920's.  She committed suicide at the age of 36."
Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark (Modern Library Paperbacks)
Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark (Modern Library Paperbacks)
The Valleys of the Assassins: and Other Persian Travels (Modern Library Paperbacks)
The Valleys of the Assassins: and Other Persian Travels (Modern Library Paperbacks)
A Journey to the End of the Russian Empire (Penguin Great Journeys)
A Journey to the End of the Russian Empire (Penguin Great Journeys)
Escape from the Antarctic (Penguin Great Journeys)
Escape from the Antarctic (Penguin Great Journeys)
Great Journeys in the Heart of the Amazon Forest (Penguin Great Journeys)
Great Journeys in the Heart of the Amazon Forest (Penguin Great Journeys)
Essays of travel
Essays of travel
Walking the Jungle: An Adventurer's Guide to the Amazon
Walking the Jungle: An Adventurer's Guide to the Amazon
River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon
River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon
The Naturalist on the River Amazons (Stanfords Travel Classics)
The Naturalist on the River Amazons (Stanfords Travel Classics)
Explorers of the Amazon
Explorers of the Amazon
To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story
To Timbuktu: Nine Countries, Two People, One True Story
The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa's City of Gold
The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa's City of Gold
Death in the Sahara: The Lords of the Desert and the Timbuktu Railway Expedition Massacre
Death in the Sahara: The Lords of the Desert and the Timbuktu Railway Expedition Massacre
The Journals of Lewis and Clark (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
The Journals of Lewis and Clark (Lewis & Clark Expedition)
"Commissioned by Thomas Jefferson to chart the great territory acquired from France in the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark set off from St.Louis (?) to the West, with native guides and incredible resourcefulness and daring."
Undaunted Courage:  Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
"Note: Amazon.com title line is wrong: Undaunted Courage was written by Stephen Ambrose, not Cotter Smith."
Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
"The little known 1838-1842 expedition that charted the South Pacific, discovered Antarctica, and became the precursor to the Smithsonian... led by a headstrong Navy officer who was court-martialed for abusing his men."
The Cruise of the Snark: Jack London's South Sea Adventure
The Cruise of the Snark: Jack London's South Sea Adventure
"Jack London spent $30,000-- a fortune in today's money -- to build a Ketch. He and his wife sailed around the world, encountering savages, cannibals, and other interesting people."
K2, The Savage Mountain: The Classic True Story of Disaster and Survival on the World's Second Highest Mountain
K2, The Savage Mountain: The Classic True Story of Disaster and Survival on the World's Second Highest Mountain
K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain
K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain