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Finding Everett Ruess
Finding Everett Ruess
Written by David Roberts, Foreword by Jon Krakauer
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ISBN: 9780307591784
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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: eBook
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Price: $13.99

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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Finding Everett Ruess
Finding Everett Ruess
Written by David Roberts, Read by Arthur Morey
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ISBN: 9780307941381
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Finding Everett Ruess
The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer
Written by David Roberts
Read by Arthur Morey


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Price: $22.50

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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The Wright Brothers
The Wright Brothers
Written by Lewis Helfand, Illustrated by Sankha Banerjee
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9789380028460
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The Wright Brothers
A Graphic Novel
Written by Lewis Helfand
Illustrated by Sankha Banerjee


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
On Sale: June 28, 2011
Price: $9.99

Everyone knows the story of the Wright Brothers. Or do they? This biography conveys the well-known and the lesser-known facts about Orville and Wilbur's lives, and does so by weaving the biographical information into a wonderful story. The evocative illustrations combine with the storytelling prowess of Lewis Helfand to relate the... Read more >
The Floor of Heaven
The Floor of Heaven
Written by Howard Blum
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ISBN: 9780307461742
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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: eBook
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $11.99

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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The Floor of Heaven
The Floor of Heaven
Written by Howard Blum, Read by John H. Mayer
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ISBN: 9780307914613
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The Floor of Heaven
A True Tale of the Last Frontier and the Yukon Gold Rush
Written by Howard Blum
Read by John H. Mayer


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $25.00

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.
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War on the Run
War on the Run
Written by John F. Ross
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ISBN: 9780553384574
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War on the Run
The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier
Written by John F. Ross


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: April 26, 2011
Price: $18.00

Often hailed as the godfather of today’s elite special forces, Robert Rogers trained and led an unorthodox unit of green provincials, raw woodsmen, farmers, and Indian scouts on “impossible” missions in colonial America that are still the stuff of soldiers’ legend. The child of marginalized Scots-Irish immigrants, Rogers learned to survive... Read more >
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Pink Boots and a Machete
Pink Boots and a Machete
Written by Mireya Mayor, Foreword by Jane Goodall
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426207211
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Pink Boots and a Machete
My Journey From NFL Cheerleader to National Geographic Explorer
Written by Mireya Mayor
Foreword by Jane Goodall


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $26.00

A quick examination of her roots, and one may never have guessed that Mireya Mayor would become the woman she is today. Yet, against all odds, this self-professed former "girly girl" daughter of overprotective Cuban immigrants blossomed from NFL cheerleader to Fulbright Scholar to field scientist and ultimately, quintessential adventurer. Now...

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Blind Descent
Blind Descent
Written by James M. Tabor
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812979497
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Blind Descent
The Quest to Discover the Deepest Cave on Earth
Written by James M. Tabor


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $16.00

In 2004, two great scientist-explorers attempted to find the bottom of the world. American Bill Stone took on the vast, deadly Cheve Cave in southern Mexico. Ukrainian Alexander Klimchouk targeted Krubera, a freezing nightmare of a supercave in the war-torn former Soviet republic of Georgia. Both men spent months almost two... Read more >
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret
Written by Glynis Ridley
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ISBN: 9780307463548
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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: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $11.99

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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True North
A Journey into Unexplored Wilderness
Written by Elliott Merrick
Introduction by Lawrence Millman


Format: eBook, 312 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $13.95

While many people dream of abandoning civilization and heading into the wilderness, few manage to actually do it. One exception was twenty-four-year-old Elliott Merrick, who in 1929 left his advertising job in New Jersey and moved to Labrador, one of Canada’s most remote regions. First published by Scribner’s in 1933, True... Read more >
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Blind Descent
Blind Descent
Written by James M. Tabor
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588369949
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Blind Descent
The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
Written by James M. Tabor


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $11.99

In 2004, two great scientist-explorers attempted to find the bottom of the world. American Bill Stone took on the vast, deadly Cheve Cave in southern Mexico. Ukrainian Alexander Klimchouk targeted Krubera, a freezing nightmare of a supercave in the war-torn former Soviet republic of Georgia. Both men spent months almost two...

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Blind Descent
Blind Descent
Written by James M. Tabor, Read by Don Leslie
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ISBN: 9780307736796
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Blind Descent
The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
Written by James M. Tabor
Read by Don Leslie


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 15, 2010
Price: $20.00

The deepest cave on earth was a prize that had remained unclaimed for centuries, long after every other ultimate discovery had been made: both poles by 1912, Everest in 1958, the Challenger Deep in 1961. In 1969 we even walked on the moon. And yet as late as 2000, the earth’s... Read more >
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Death on the Barrens
A True Story of Courage and Tragedy in the Canadian Arctic
Written by George James Grinnell
Illustrated by Roderick MacIver
Introduction by George Luste


Format: eBook, 296 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $12.95

Set in the remote arctic region of Northern Canada, this book takes readers on a harrowing canoe voyage that results in tragedy, redemption, and, ultimately, transformation. George Grinnell was one of six young men who set off on the 1955 expedition led by experienced wilderness canoeist Art Moffatt. Poorly planned and... Read more >
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Magnificent Desolation
Magnificent Desolation
Written by Buzz Aldrin and Ken Abraham
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ISBN: 9780307463463
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Magnificent Desolation
The Long Journey Home from the Moon
Written by Buzz Aldrin and Ken Abraham


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $16.00

Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, minutes after Neil Armstrong, to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind’s greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. In the years since, millions more have had... Read more >
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True North
True North
Written by Elliott Merrick, Introduction by Lawrence Millman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556439094
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True North
A Journey into Unexplored Wilderness
Written by Elliott Merrick
Introduction by Lawrence Millman


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $16.95

While many people dream of abandoning civilization and heading into the wilderness, few manage to actually do it. One exception was twenty-four-year-old Elliott Merrick, who in 1929 left his advertising job in New Jersey and moved to Labrador, one of Canada’s most remote regions. First published by Scribner’s in 1933, True... Read more >
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Death on the Barrens
Death on the Barrens
Written by George James Grinnell, Illustrated by Roderick MacIver, Introduction by George Luste
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ISBN: 9781556438820
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Death on the Barrens
A True Story of Courage and Tragedy in the Canadian Arctic
Written by George James Grinnell
Illustrated by Roderick MacIver
Introduction by George Luste


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $17.95

Set in the remote arctic region of Northern Canada, this book takes readers on a harrowing canoe voyage that results in tragedy, redemption, and, ultimately, transformation. George Grinnell was one of six young men who set off on the 1955 expedition led by experienced wilderness canoeist Art Moffatt. Poorly planned and... Read more >
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Magnificent Desolation
Magnificent Desolation
Written by Buzz Aldrin and Ken Abraham
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ISBN: 9780307463470
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Magnificent Desolation
The Long Journey Home from the Moon
Written by Buzz Aldrin and Ken Abraham


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 23, 2009
Price: $11.99

Forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin became the second human, minutes after Neil Armstrong, to set foot on a celestial body other than the Earth. The event remains one of mankind’s greatest achievements and was witnessed by the largest worldwide television audience in history. In the years since, millions more have had... Read more >
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Time Bandit
Time Bandit
Written by Andy Hillstrand, Johnathan Hillstrand and Malcolm MacPherson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345504128
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Time Bandit
Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs
Written by Andy Hillstrand, Johnathan Hillstrand and Malcolm MacPherson


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2009
Price: $16.00

Every Alaskan king crab season, brothers Andy and Johnathan Hillstrand risk their lives and seek their fortunes upon the treacherous waters of the Bering Sea. Sons of a hard-bitten, highly successful fisherman, and born with brine in their blood, the Hillstrand boys couldn’t imagine a life without a swaying deck underfoot... Read more >
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Amerigo
Amerigo
Written by Felipe Fernández-Armesto 
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ISBN: 9780307512550
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Amerigo
The Man Who Gave His Name to America
Written by Felipe Fernández-Armesto 


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2008
Price: $11.99

In 1507, European cartographers were struggling to redraw their maps of the world and to name the newly found lands of the Western Hemisphere. The name they settled on: America, after Amerigo Vespucci, an obscure Florentine explorer.

In Amerigo, the award-winning scholar Felipe Fernández-Armesto answers the question “What’s in a name?” by... Read more >
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Amerigo
Amerigo
Written by Felipe Fernández-Armesto 
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ISBN: 9780812972986
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Amerigo
The Man Who Gave His Name to America
Written by Felipe Fernández-Armesto 


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $15.00

In Amerigo, the award-winning scholar Felipe Fernández-Armesto answers the question “What’s in a name?” by delivering a rousing flesh-and-blood narrative of the life and times of Amerigo Vespucci. Here we meet Amerigo as he really was: a rogue and raconteur who counted Christopher Columbus among his friends and rivals; an amateur... Read more >
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Marco Polo
Marco Polo
Written by Laurence Bergreen, Read by Paul Boehmer
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ISBN: 9780739357422
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Marco Polo
From Venice to Xanadu
Written by Laurence Bergreen
Read by Paul Boehmer


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 23, 2007
Price: $20.00

As the most celebrated European to explore Asia, Marco Polo was the original global traveler and the earliest bridge between East and West. A universal icon of adventure and discovery, he has inspired six centuries of popular fascination and spurious mythology. Now, from acclaimed author Laurence Bergreen, comes the first fully... Read more >
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Marco Polo
Marco Polo
Written by Laurence Bergreen
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ISBN: 9780307267696
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Marco Polo

Written by Laurence Bergreen


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 23, 2007
Price: $13.99

As the first European to travel extensively throughout Asia, Marco Polo was the earliest bridge between East and West. His famous journeys took him across the boundaries of the known world, along the dangerous Silk Road, and into the court of Kublai Kahn, where he won the trust of the most... Read more >
Marco Polo
Marco Polo
Written by Laurence Bergreen, Read by Paul Boehmer
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ISBN: 9781415942703
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Marco Polo
From Venice to Xanadu
Written by Laurence Bergreen
Read by Paul Boehmer


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 23, 2007
Price: $27.50

As the most celebrated European to explore Asia, Marco Polo was the original global traveler and the earliest bridge between East and West. A universal icon of adventure and discovery, he has inspired six centuries of popular fascination and spurious mythology. Now, from acclaimed author Laurence Bergreen, comes the first fully... Read more >
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Forever on the Mountain
Forever on the Mountain
Written by James Tabor, Read by Scott Brick
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ISBN: 9781415941652
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Forever on the Mountain
The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
Written by James Tabor
Read by Scott Brick


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: July 17, 2007
Price: $25.00

In the summer of 1967, an Arctic hurricane trapped seven veteran climbers, members of Joe Wilcox’s twelve-man expedition, at 20,000 feet on Alaska’s Mount McKinley. Ten days passed while the storm raged. Despite the availability of massive resources, no rescue was mounted, and all seven men died. The tragedy was one... Read more >
Seaworthy
Seaworthy
Written by T. R. Pearson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307335951
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Seaworthy
Adrift with William Willis in the Golden Age of Rafting
Written by T. R. Pearson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2007
Price: $13.95

Welcome to the daring, thrilling, and downright strange adventures of William Willis, one of the world’s original extreme sportsmen. Driven by an unfettered appetite for personal challenge and a yen for the path of most resistance, Willis mounted a single-handed and wholly unlikely rescue in the jungles of French Guiana and... Read more >
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