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Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone
by Martin Dugard
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"Into Africa" traces the journeys of Dr. David Livingstone and journalist Morton Stanley in alternating chapters, capturing with immediacy the dangers, disease, and beauty they encountered in the heart of Africa. The first book to examine the... (read more)

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Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe (P.S.)
by Laurence Bergreen
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In 1519, Magellan, five ships, and more than two hundred men set sail from Spain to find a water route to the Spice Islands. Despite suffering starvation, disease, torture, and death, they discovered the passageway known today as the Strait of Magellan... (read more)

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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
by Tony Horwitz
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Blue Latitudes is an enjoyable and often hilarious journey into the amazing life and adventures of Captain James Cook and his crew. There is no better way to learn nautical history than to bring an Aussie, and a bottle of grog, along.... (read more)

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Great Exploration Hoaxes (Modern Library Exploration)
Great Exploration Hoaxes (Modern Library Exploration)
by David Roberts
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Did Peary reach the North Pole? Was Admiral Byrd the first to fly over it? Did Frederick Cook actually make the first ascent of Mt. McKinley? Spanning 450 years of history, Great Exploration Hoaxes tells the spellbinding stories of ten men who pursued... (read more)

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Resolution
Resolution
by Peter Aughton
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The epic story of Captain James Cook's second voyage of discovery, 1772-1775.... (read more)

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The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Discovery
The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Discovery
by Martin Dugard
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This thrilling adventure narrative recreates the epic, never-before-told story of Columbus's fourth and final journey to the New World--a voyage that was by far his most dangerous, unexpected, exhilarating, and consequential.... (read more)

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Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship
Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship
by Martin Sandler
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Almost everyone knows the photo of John F. Kennedy, Jr. as a young boy, peering out from under his father's desk in the Oval Office. But few realize that the desk itself plays a part in one of the world's most extraordinary mysteries--a dramatic tale... (read more)

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Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem
Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem
by Carol Delaney
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FIVE HUNDRED YEARS AFTER HE SET SAIL, the dominant understanding of Christopher Columbus holds him responsible for almost everything that went wrong in the New World. Here, finally, is a book that will radically change our interpretation of the man and... (read more)

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The World of Columbus
The World of Columbus
by James R Mcgovern
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Six essays survey the ideas that directly and indirectly influenced Christopher Columbus, showing how he was a product of his time. The topics include the Spain of Ferdinand and Isabella, artistic discovery, science, navigation and ships, and music... (read more)

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Marco Polo
Marco Polo
by Jonathan Clements
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The records of the Chinese Yuan dynasty do not mention a Marco Polo at all (and they should), and there aer some suspicious omissions from Polo's text - no tea, no foot-binding, no mention of Chinese printing, or even of the Great Wall. Did Polo even go... (read more)

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The Mammoth Book of Endurance & Adventure
The Mammoth Book of Endurance & Adventure
by Jon E Lewis
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Fifty vivid true-life accounts from the Great Age of Exploration, in the words of the intrepid adventurers who survived to tell the tale. Inspired by Sir Ernest Shackleton's account of his Antarctic expedition aboard the Endurance and including his own... (read more)

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The Art of Rough Travel: From the Peculiar to the Practical Advice from a 19th Century Explorer
The Art of Rough Travel: From the Peculiar to the Practical Advice from a 19th Century Explorer
by Francis Galton
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"Carrion is not noxious to starving men." This is one of the countless potentially useful bits of information contained within Sir Francis Galton's fascinating but unwieldy (366 pages) The Art of Travel. First published in 1855, the book became a bible... (read more)

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Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition
Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition
by Dennis Perkins
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In December of 1914, the British Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, led by Sir Ernest Shackleton, sailed from the island of South Georgia in the Southern Ocean. Its goal: the first overland crossing of Antarctica. Soon trapped in a prison of solid... (read more)

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The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific: As Told by Selections of His Own Journals 1768-1799
The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific: As Told by Selections of His Own Journals 1768-1799
by James Cook
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"No man ever did more to alter and correct the map of the earth," writes Percy Adams in his new introduction, than James Cook, the Scotch-born British naval commander who rose from humble beginnings to pilot three great 18th-century voyages of discovery... (read more)

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On Assignment with National Geographic: The Inside Story of Legendary Explorers, Photographers, and Adventurers
On Assignment with National Geographic: The Inside Story of Legendary Explorers, Photographers, and Adventurers
by Mark Collins Jenkins
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Join National Geographic archaeologists and adventurers, explorers and scientists on this thrilling jaunt through more than 125 years of research, discovery, and unforgettable photojournalism. Featuring behind-the-scenes tales and show-stopping imagery... (read more)

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The Customs of the Kingdoms of India
The Customs of the Kingdoms of India
by Polo
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Gleaned during his voyage along the coasts of India, Marco Polos mystified reports include the story of a giant bird that eats elephants, along with many other tales both reliable and fantastical.... (read more)

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Arctic Sun on My Path: The True Story of America's Last Great Polar Explorer
Arctic Sun on My Path: The True Story of America's Last Great Polar Explorer
by Willie Knutsen
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As a boy in Oslo, Brooklyn-born Willie Knutsen dreamed of great ships navigating among massive icebergs, sled dogs straining eagerly against their leather harnesses, and the cold arctic sun glinting on vast stretches of inhospitable icy terrain. His... (read more)

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Columbus in the  Americas
Columbus in the Americas
by William Least Heat-Moon
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A stirring tale of adventure and tragedy "They brought balls of spun cotton and parrots and javelins and other little things that it would be tiresome to write down, and they gave everything for anything that was given to them. I was attentive and... (read more)

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Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies: A Brief History with Documents
Christopher Columbus and the Enterprise of the Indies: A Brief History with Documents
by Geoffrey Symcox
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In 1492, previously separate worlds collided and began to merge, often painfully, into the world-system in which we live today. Columbuss four Atlantic voyages (1492-1504) helped link Africa, Europe, and the Americas in a conflicted economic and cultural... (read more)

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Captain James Cook
Captain James Cook
by Richard Hough
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This biography contains many new insights and interpretations of one ot the world's greatest mariners. 16pp b/w illus.... (read more)

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