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Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America's Ill-Fated

By: Balf, Todd

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780609609897

ISBN: 0609609890

Condition: USED


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Discovery of the Titanic

By: Ballard, Robert D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 2/3/2015

Seller ID: 9781857976601

ISBN: 1857976606

Condition: USED


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Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

By: Bergreen, Laurence

Price: $6.00

Publisher: WILLIAM MORROW & CO: 4/1/2014

Seller ID: 9780060936389

ISBN: 006093638X

Condition: USED


Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself. View more info

Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and The North Pole, 1818-1909

By: Berton, Pierre

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781585741168

ISBN: 1585741167

Condition: USED


The complete saga of the pursuit for two of the world's greatest geographical prizes -- the elusive Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific, and the North Pole. View more info

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Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton

By: Burton, Sir Richard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393301663

ISBN: 0393301664

Condition: USED


Starting in a hollowed log of wood some thousand miles up a river, with an infinitesimal prospect of returning I ask myself "Why?" and the only echo is "damned fool . . . the Devil drives " So Richard Francis Burton, preparing for an exploration of the lower Congo in 1863, wrote to Monckton Milnes from the African kingdom of Dahomey. His answer, "the Devil drives," applies not only to his geographical discoveries but also to the whole of his turbulent life. Burton was a true man of the Renaissance. He was soldier, explorer, ethnologist, archaeologist, poet, translator, and one of the two or ... View more info

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Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton: A Biography

By: Burton/Rice, Edward

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DA CAPO PR: 3/5/2010

Seller ID: 9780306810282

ISBN: 030681028X

Condition: USED


A "New York Times" best-seller when it was first published, Rice's biography is the gripping story of a fierce, magnetic, and brilliant man whose real-life accomplishments are the stuff of legend. Rice retraces Burton's steps as the first European adventurer to search for the source of the Nile; to enter, disguised, the forbidden cities of Mecca and Medina; and to travel through remote stretches of India, the Near East, and Africa. From his spying exploits to his startling literary accomplishments (the discovery and translation of the Kama Sutra and his seventeen-volume translation of "Arabian... View more info

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History of Pirates

By: Cawthorne, Nigel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 4/27/2013

Seller ID: 9780785818564

ISBN: 0785818561

Condition: USED


This book looks at the reality behind the legends of Blackbeard, Calico Jack Rackham and several other cutthroats who sailed the high seas. It portrays the pirates, their weapons, ships, hideouts...and their victims. View more info

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Worst Journey in the World

By: Cherry-Garrard, Apsley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 6/2/2012

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780786704378

ISBN: 0786704373

Condition: USED


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Under the Black Flag: The Romance and The Reality of Life Among the Pirates

By: Cordingly

Price: $9.00

Publisher: 5/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780679425601

ISBN: 0679425608

Condition: USED


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South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Di

By: Cox, Lynne

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MARINER BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780547905785

ISBN: 0547905785

Condition: USED


"This book is as autobiographical as it is biographical . . . a book that juxtaposes two adventurers, one with her own challenges still unfolding and the other with his position fixed in history . . . a book worthy of the centenary celebration of Amundsen's trek to the South Pole."--"San Francisco Chronicle" Today the North and South Poles are home to research stations and film crews, but just a century ago they were forbidding lands seldom seen by human eyes. Those who journeyed there were the last true explorers, and one of the most successful ever was Roald Amundsen. Known as "the last... View more info

Disaster at the Pole: The Tragedy of the Airship Italia and the 1928 Nobile Expe

By: Cross, Wilbur

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781585740499

ISBN: 1585740497

Condition: USED


Shackleton. Scott. Amundsen. The great twentieth-century polar explorers. But others, too, were engaged in scrambles to the poles. One of the most bizarre and tragic took place in 1928.Against the backdrop of Mussolini's rising power, one of Italy's premier aeronautical engineers, Umberto Nobile, gained acclaim by crossing the North Pole in a dirigible. With this success under his belt, Nobile decided in 1928 to raise the ante and take his newly designed airship to the North Pole, land it and then return to base. But what started in glory turned into a tale of disaster when the airship cras... View more info

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Equiano's Travels

By: Equiano/Edwards, Paul

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 8/7/2013

Seller ID: 0435900102

ISBN: 0435900102

Condition: USED


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Buccaneers of America (Dover Maritime)

By: Esquemeling, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC:

Seller ID: 9780486409665

ISBN: 048640966X

Condition: USED


Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Detailed accounts of shrewd and fearless men, excellent navigators, and blood-thirsty adventurers who frequently committed inhuman acts of cruelty -- among them the infamous Henry Morgan. View more info

Haiti After the Earthquake

By: Farmer, Paul

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781586489731D

ISBN: 9781586489731D

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Voyager Out: The Life of Mary Kingsley

By: Frank, Katherine

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 0345348303

ISBN: 0345348303

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438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea

By: Franklin, Jonathan

Price: $9.00

Seller ID: 9781501116292

ISBN: 1501116290

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On The Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Works

By: Garfield, Simon

Price: $8.00

Publisher: GOTHAM BOOKS: 11/12/2015

Seller ID: 9781592407804

ISBN: 1592407803

Condition: USED


Cartography enthusiasts rejoice: the bestselling author of the "Just My Type "reveals the fascinating relationship between man and map. Simon Garfield's "Just My Type "illuminated the world of fonts and made everyone take a stand on Comic Sans and care about kerning. Now Garfield takes on a subject even dearer to our fanatical human hearts: maps. Imagine a world without maps. How would we travel? Could we own land? What would men and women argue about in cars? Scientists have even suggested that mapping--not language--is what elevated our prehistoric ancestors from ape-dom. Follow the hist... View more info

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Finding Your Way Without Map or Compass

By: Gatty, Harold

Price: $4.50

Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC:

Seller ID: 9780486406138

ISBN: 048640613X

Condition: USED


Today's adventurers will learn how to find their way in the wilderness, in towns, in the desert, in snow-covered areas -- even on the ocean -- by observing birds, animals, weather patterns, vegetation, shifting sands, patterns of snow fields, and the positions of the sun, moon, and stars. View more info

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Alex's Wake: A Voyage of Betrayal and a Journey of Remembrance

By: Goldsmith, Martin

Price: $6.50

Publisher: DA CAPO PR:

Seller ID: 9780306823220

ISBN: 0306823225

Condition: USED


"Alex's Wake" is a tale of two parallel journeys undertaken seven decades apart. In the spring of 1939, Alex and Helmut Goldschmidt were two of more than 900 Jewish refugees fleeing Nazi Germany aboard the "St. Louis," "the saddest ship afloat" ("New York Times"). Turned away from Cuba, the United States, and Canada, the "St. Louis" returned to Europe, a stark symbol of the world's indifference to the gathering Holocaust. The Goldschmidts disembarked in France, where they spent the next three years in six different camps before being shipped to their deaths in Auschwitz. In the spring of 2... View more info

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Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the W

By: Goodman, Matthew

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780345527264

ISBN: 0345527267

Condition: USED


NATIONAL BESTSELLER On November 14, 1889, Nellie Bly, the crusading young female reporter for Joseph Pulitzer's "World" newspaper, left New York City by steamship on a quest to break the record for the fastest trip around the world. Also departing from New York that day--and heading in the opposite direction by train--was a young journalist from "The Cosmopolitan" magazine, Elizabeth Bisland. Each woman was determined to outdo Jules Verne's fictional hero Phileas Fogg and circle the globe in less than eighty days. The dramatic race that ensued would span twenty-eight thousand miles, captiv... View more info