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Born on a Mountaintop
Born on a Mountaintop
Written by Bob Thompson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307720917
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Born on a Mountaintop
On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier
Written by Bob Thompson


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $11.99

Pioneer. Congressman. Martyr of the Alamo. King of the Wild Frontier. As with all great legends, Davy Crockett's has been retold many times.  Over the years, he has been repeatedly reinvented by historians and popular storytellers. In Born on a Mountaintop, Bob Thompson combines the stories of the real hero and his Disney-enhanced... Read more >
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Storm Kings
Storm Kings
Written by Lee Sandlin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307378521
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Storm Kings
The Untold History of America's First Tornado Chasers
Written by Lee Sandlin


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

With 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations

From the acclaimed author of Wicked River comes Storm Kings, a riveting tale of supercell tornadoes and the quirky, pioneering, weather-obsessed scientists whose discoveries created the science of modern meteorology.
 
While tornadoes have occasionally been spotted elsewhere, only the central plains of North America have the perfect...

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Storm Kings
Storm Kings
Written by Lee Sandlin
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307908162
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Storm Kings
The Untold History of America's First Tornado Chasers
Written by Lee Sandlin


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $11.99

In Storm Kings, Lee Sandlin retraces America's fascination and unique relationship to tornadoes and the weather. From Ben Franklin's early experiments, to "the great storm debates" of the nineteenth century, to heartland life in the early twentieth century, Sandlin shows how tornado chasing helped foster the birth of meteorology, recreating with...

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The Ledge
The Ledge
Written by Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan
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ISBN: 9780345523204
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The Ledge
An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival
Written by Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $16.00

“The authors bring extreme climbing to life. . . . Perhaps no author can rationalize why some choose to risk their lives . . . for the thrill of conquering a mountain. The Ledge comes perilously close and tells a ripping true story at the same time.”—The Denver Post
 
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Into the Silence
Into the Silence
Written by Wade Davis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375708152
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Into the Silence
The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Written by Wade Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $16.95

The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest.
 
On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Everest’s North Col...

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The Unconquered
The Unconquered
Written by Scott Wallace
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307462978
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The Unconquered
In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes
Written by Scott Wallace


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.00

THE UNCONQUERED TELLS THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF A JOURNEY INTO THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF THE AMAZON TO TRACK ONE OF THE PLANET’S LAST UNCONTACTED IN DIGENOUS TRIBES.
 
Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the...

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Finding Everett Ruess
Finding Everett Ruess
Written by David Roberts, Foreword by Jon Krakauer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307591777
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Finding Everett Ruess
The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer
Written by David Roberts
Foreword by Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $16.00

Finding Everett Ruess by David Roberts, with a foreword by Jon Krakauer, is the definitive biography of the artist, writer, and eloquent celebrator of the wilderness whose bold solo explorations of the American West and mysterious disappearance in the Utah desert at age 20 have earned him a large and devoted... Read more >
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Travels
Travels
Written by Michael Crichton
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307816498
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Travels

Written by Michael Crichton


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: May 14, 2012
Price: $9.99

From the bestselling author of Jurassic ParkTimeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro. 
 
Fueled by a powerful curiosity—and by a need to see, feel, and hear, firsthand and close-up—Michael Crichton's journeys have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling—swimming with...

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The Floor of Heaven
The Floor of Heaven
Written by Howard Blum
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307461735
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The Floor of Heaven
A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush
Written by Howard Blum


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $16.00

It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been tamed and its fierce, independent and often violent larger-than-life figures – gun-toting wanderers, trappers, prospectors, Indian fighters, cowboys, and lawmen –are now victims of their own success. They are heroes who’ve outlived their usefulness.
But then gold is... Read more >
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Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis

Written by Thomas C. Danisi


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $12.99

The critically acclaimed biography Meriwether Lewis, coauthored by Thomas C. Danisi, was praised for its meticulous research and for shedding new light on the adventurous life and controversial death of the great explorer who became famous through the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Now, the author, with some help from contributors, extends... Read more >
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Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis
Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis
Written by Thomas C. Danisi, Foreword by Robert J. Moore, Jr. PH.D.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616145057
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Uncovering the Truth About Meriwether Lewis

Written by Thomas C. Danisi
Foreword by Robert J. Moore, Jr. PH.D.


Format: Hardcover, 466 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $26.00

The critically acclaimed biography Meriwether Lewis, coauthored by Thomas C. Danisi, was praised for its meticulous research and for shedding new light on the adventurous life and controversial death of the great explorer who became famous through the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Now, the author, with some help from contributors, extends... Read more >
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
Written by Glynis Ridley
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307463531
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Written by Glynis Ridley


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $15.99

The year was 1765. Eminent botanist Philibert Commerson had just been appointed to a grand new expedition: the first French circumnavigation of the world. As the ships’ official naturalist, Commerson would seek out resources—medicines, spices, timber, food—that could give the French an edge in the ever-accelerating race for empire.
 
Jeanne Baret, Commerson’s... Read more >
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The Hard Way Around
The Hard Way Around
Written by Geoffrey Wolff
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ISBN: 9780307745453
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The Hard Way Around
The Passages of Joshua Slocum
Written by Geoffrey Wolff


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $15.00

In 1895 Joshua Slocum set sail from Gloucester, Massachusetts, in the Spray, a thirty-seven-foot sloop. More than three years later, he became the first man to circumnavigate the globe solo, and his account of that voyage, Sailing Alone Around the World, made him internationally famous. But scandal soon followed, and a...

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Into the Silence
Into the Silence
Written by Wade Davis
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375408892
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Into the Silence
The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Written by Wade Davis


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $32.50

On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Mount Everest’s North Col. George Mallory, thirty-seven, was Britain’s finest climber. Sandy Irvine was a young Oxford scholar of twenty-two with little previous mountaineering experience. Neither of them... Read more >
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Into the Silence
Into the Silence
Written by Wade Davis
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307700568
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Into the Silence
The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Written by Wade Davis


Format: eBook, 672 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $12.99

On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Mount Everest’s North Col. George Mallory, thirty-seven, was Britain’s finest climber. Sandy Irvine was a young Oxford scholar of twenty-two with little previous mountaineering experience. Neither of them... Read more >
Into the Silence
Into the Silence
Written by Wade Davis, Read by Enn Reitel
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307944108
Our Price: $32.50

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Into the Silence
The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Written by Wade Davis
Read by Enn Reitel


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $32.50

On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Mount Everest’s North Col. George Mallory, thirty-seven, was Britain’s finest climber. Sandy Irvine was a young Oxford scholar of twenty-two with little previous mountaineering experience. Neither of them... Read more >
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The Unconquered
The Unconquered
Written by Scott Wallace
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307462961
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The Unconquered
In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes
Written by Scott Wallace


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $26.00

THE UNCONQUERED TELLS THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF A JOURNEY INTO THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF THE AMAZON TO TRACK ONE OF THE PLANET’S LAST UNCONTACTED IN DIGENOUS TRIBES.
 
Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the...

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The Unconquered
The Unconquered
Written by Scott Wallace
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ISBN: 9780307462985
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The Unconquered
In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes
Written by Scott Wallace


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $11.99

THE UNCONQUERED TELLS THE EXTRAORDINARY TRUE STORY OF A JOURNEY INTO THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF THE AMAZON TO TRACK ONE OF THE PLANET’S LAST UNCONTACTED IN DIGENOUS TRIBES.
 
Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the...

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The Voyage of the Rose City
The Voyage of the Rose City
Written by John Moynihan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679643814
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The Voyage of the Rose City
An Adventure at Sea
Written by John Moynihan


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $11.99

A gripping, beautifully told story of a young man’s coming-of-age at sea
 
When John Moynihan decided to ship out in the Merchant Marine during the summer of his junior year at Wesleyan University, his father, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was not enthusiastic: As a young man, before joining the U.S. Navy, Pat... Read more >
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The Voyage of the Rose City
The Voyage of the Rose City
Written by John Moynihan
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ISBN: 9780812982435
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The Voyage of the Rose City
An Adventure at Sea
Written by John Moynihan


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $22.00

A gripping, beautifully told story of a young man’s coming-of-age at sea
 
When John Moynihan decided to ship out in the Merchant Marine during the summer of his junior year at Wesleyan University, his father, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, was not enthusiastic: As a young man, before joining the U.S. Navy, Pat... Read more >
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South with the Sun
South with the Sun
Written by Lynne Cox
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307700490
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South with the Sun
Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
Written by Lynne Cox


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $13.99

Roald Amundsen, “the last of the Vikings,” left his mark on the Heroic Era as one of the most successful polar explorers ever.

A powerfully built man more than six feet tall, Amundsen’s career of adventure began at the age of fifteen (he was born in Norway in 1872 to a... Read more >
Mawson's Will
The Greatest Polar Survival Story Ever Written
Written by Lennard Bickel
Foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $15.99

Mawson's Will is the dramatic story of what Sir Edmund Hillary calls "the most outstanding solo journey ever recorded in Antarctic history." For weeks in Antarctica, Douglas Mawson faced some of the most daunting conditions ever known to man: blistering wind, snow, and cold; loss of his companion, his dogs and... Read more >
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Conquering Everest: The Lives of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Conquering Everest: The Lives of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
Written by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Amit Tayal
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ISBN: 9789380741246
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Conquering Everest: The Lives of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay
A Graphic Novel
Written by Lewis Helfand
Illustrated by Amit Tayal


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $12.99

Tenzing Norgay was the son of poor Tibetan immigrants living in Nepal. He longed to see the world but was told he could aspire to be little more than a servant. Edmund Hillary was a humble beekeeper from New Zealand, who spent his youth dreaming of adventures he could never hope... Read more >
The Ledge
The Ledge
Written by Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345523211
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The Ledge
An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival
Written by Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $13.99

“The authors bring extreme climbing to life. . . . Perhaps no author can rationalize why some choose to risk their lives . . . for the thrill of conquering a mountain. The Ledge comes perilously close and tells a ripping true story at the same time.”—The Denver Post
 
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The Orchid Thief
The Orchid Thief
Written by Susan Orlean
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307795298
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The Orchid Thief
A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
Written by Susan Orlean


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: July 20, 2011
Price: $11.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK
 
A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man... Read more >
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