Exploration

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Endurance

Endurance

by Alfred Lansing

Ernest Shackleton defined heroism in 1915 when his ship, the Endurance, was trapped in ice and then destroyed on its way to Antarctica. This tense week-by-week, month-by-month reconstruction charts the incredible journey undertaken by his crew of 27 men through 850 miles of the southern Atlantic's heaviest seas.
The Worst Journey In the World

The Worst Journey In the World

by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

APSLEY CHERRY-GARRARD (1886-1959) was one of the youngest members of Captain Scott's final expedition to the Antarctic which he joined to collect the eggs of the Emperor penguin. After the expedition, Cherry-Garrard served in the First World War and was invalided home. With the zealous encouragement of his neighbour, George Bernard Shaw, Cherry-Garrard wrote The Worst Journey in the World (1922) in an attempt to overcome the horror of the journey. As the years unravelled he faced a terrible struggle... Read more about this item
Endurance

Endurance

by Caroline Alexander

In August 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail aboard the Endurance bound for the South Atlantic - their goal to be the first explorers ever to cross Antarctica. Weaving a treacherous path through the icy Weddell Sea, they came within eighty miles of their destination when the ship became trapped in the ice pack. For the next ten months they waited for the ice to break, but it never did, instead crushing the Endurance in its flows, leaving the crew stranded. With remarkable... Read more about this item
The White Spider

The White Spider

by Heinrich Harrer

The White Spider dramatically recreates not only the harrowing, successful ascent made by Harrer and his comrades in 1938, but also the previous, tragic attempts at a wall of rock that was recently enshrined in mountaineer Jon Krakauer's first work, Eiger Dreams. For a generation of American climbers, The White Spider has been a formative book--yet it has long been out-of-print in America. This edition awaits discovery by Harrer's new legion of readers.
Mani

Mani

by Patrick Leigh Fermor

Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) was an intrepid traveler, a heroic soldier, and a writer with a unique prose style. After his stormy schooldays, followed by the walk across Europe to Constantinople that begins in A Time of Gifts (1977) and continues through Between the Woods and the Water (1986), he lived and traveled in the Balkans and the Greek Archipelago. His books Mani (1958) and Roumeli (1966) attest to his deep interest in languages and remote places. In the Second World War he joined the... Read more about this item
In Darkest Africa

In Darkest Africa

by Henry M Stanley

In Darkest Africa (1890) is Henry
M. Stanley’s own account of his last adventure on the African continent. At the
turn of that century, the interior of the African continent was largely unknown
to the American and European public. With the accounts of great explorers like Stanley,
readers became thrilled by stories African expeditions and longed to follow in
the footsteps of these explorers. In 1888, Stanley led an expedition to come to
the aid of Mehmed Emin Pasha. The two volumes that compose In... Read more about this item
Into the Silence

Into the Silence

by Davis Wade

Wade Davis is the best-selling author of more than a dozen books, including The Serpent and the Rainbow and One River, and is an award-winning anthropologist. He currently holds the post of National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and divides his time between Washington, D.C., and northern British Columbia.
Brazilian Adventure

Brazilian Adventure

by Peter Fleming

Brazilian Adventure is a book by Peter Fleming about his search for the lost Colonel Percy Fawcett in the Brazilian jungle. Fawcett along with his son and another companion had disappeared while searching for the Lost City of Z in 1925. Fleming was working as literary editor for The Times when he answered a small ad asking for volunteers to join an expedition to find out what had happened to Fawcett. The story of Fleming's 1932 expedition is told in Brazilian Adventure.
The Brendan Voyage

The Brendan Voyage

by Tim Severin

An orchestral suite for uilleann pipes played by Liam O'Flynn, depicting Tim Severin’s adventure in reconstructing Saint Brendan’s 6th century Atlantic crossing to America. Featuring guest musicians Paul MacAteer (drums), Garvan Gallagher (electric bass) and Tommy Hayes (bodhran). The album title is also the title of Severin's book.
Eiger Dreams

Eiger Dreams

by Jon Krakauer

Originally published: New York : Lyons & Burford, 1990.
Champlain's Dream

Champlain's Dream

by David Hackett Fischer

David Hackett Fischer, University Professor at Brandeis University, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for Washington’s Crossing, which was also a New York Times bestseller. His other acclaimed books include Albion’s Seed and Paul Revere’s Ride.
High Adventure

High Adventure

by Edmund Hillary

The Kon-Tiki Expedition

The Kon-Tiki Expedition

by Thor Heyerdahl

Touching the Void

Touching the Void

by Joe Simpson

Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams

by Ansel Adams

Between the Woods and The Water

Between the Woods and The Water

by Patrick Leigh Fermor

No Picnic On Mount Kenya

No Picnic On Mount Kenya

by Felice Benuzzi

European Discovery Of America

European Discovery Of America

by Samuel Eliot Morison

The Discoverers

The Discoverers

by Daniel J Boorstin

Exploration Books & Ephemera

The White Spider

The White Spider

by Harrer, Heinrich

The White Spider dramatically recreates not only the harrowing, successful ascent made by Harrer and his comrades in 1938, but also the previous, tragic attempts at a wall of rock that was recently enshrined in mountaineer Jon Krakauer's first work, Eiger Dreams. For a generation of American climbers, The White Spider has been a formative book--yet it has long been out-of-print in America. This edition awaits discovery by Harrer's new legion of readers.
Annapurna South Face

Annapurna South Face

by Bonington, Chris

Everest 1933

Everest 1933

by Ruttledge, Hugh

The Great Days

The Great Days

by Bonatti, Walter

Everest the Hard Way

Everest the Hard Way

by Bonington, Chris

In High Places

In High Places

by Haston, Dougal

Everest, South West Face

Everest, South West Face

by Bonington, Chris

Memoirs Of a Mountaineer

Memoirs Of a Mountaineer

by Chapman, F Spencer

Everest Impossible Victory

Everest Impossible Victory

by Habeler, Peter

Elusive Summits

Elusive Summits

by Saunders, Victor

High Adventure

High Adventure

by Hillary, Edmund

South Col

South Col

by Noyce, Wilfrid

The Hard Years

The Hard Years

by Brown, Joe

One Man\'s Mountains

One Man's Mountains

by Patey, Tom

A Hard Day\'s Summer

A Hard Day's Summer

by Hargreaves, Alison

Dark Shadows Falling

Dark Shadows Falling

by Simpson, Joe

Summits and Secrets

Summits and Secrets

by Diemberger, Kurt

Quest For Adventure

Quest For Adventure

by Bonington, Chris

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage

Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage

by Buhl, Hermann

Don Whillans Portrait Of a Mountaineer

Don Whillans Portrait Of a Mountaineer

by Ormerod, Don Whillans and Alick