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The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
by Kevin Fedarko
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From one of andlt;Iandgt;Outsideandlt;/Iandgt; magazineand#8217;s and#8220;Literary All-Starsand#8221; comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the... (read more)

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
by Alfred Lansing
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Days before the outbreak of World War One renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail to attempt the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. More than eighty miles from their destination, however, their... (read more)

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Nathaniel Philbrick
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"With its huge, scarred head halfway out of the water and its tail beating the ocean into a white-water wake more than forty feet across, the whale approached the ship at twice its original speed--at least six knots. With a tremendous cracking and... (read more)

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The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
by Caroline Alexander
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In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing... (read more)

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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
by Nathaniel Philbrick
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The heyday of whaling examined through the plight of the Whaleship Essex. This is the best sort of popular history writing.... (read more)

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Dove
Dove
by Robin Lee Graham
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In 1965, 16-year-old Robin Lee Graham began a solo around-the-world voyage from San Pedro, California, in a 24-foot sloop. Five years and 33,000 miles later, he returned to home port with a wife and daughter and enough extraordinary experiences to fill... (read more)

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Kon Tiki ((Rev)84 Edition)
Kon Tiki ((Rev)84 Edition)
by Thor Heyerdahl
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Now a major motion picture, Kon-Tiki is the record of Thor Heyerdahl’s astonishing three-month voyage across the Pacific. Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure—a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by... (read more)

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A Voyage for Madmen
A Voyage for Madmen
by Peter Nichols
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In 1968, nine sailors set off on the most daring race ever held: to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe nonstop. It was a feat that had never been accomplished and one that would forever change the face of sailing. Ten months later, only one of the... (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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The Hunted Whale
The Hunted Whale
by James P Mcguane
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The Hunted Whale is a spectacular photographic exploration of the material culture of American whaling in the age of sail. Before the coming of steam and diesel ships with instruments of mechanized slaughter, the hunt was a relatively even contest, as... (read more)

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The Hungry Ocean
The Hungry Ocean
by Linda Greenlaw
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER--NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK! Known to millions of readers of The Perfect Storm as the captain of the Hannah Boden, sister ship to the Andrea Gail, Linda Greenlaw is also known as one of the best sea captains on the East... (read more)

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Saga of a Wayward Sailor
Saga of a Wayward Sailor
by Tristan Jones
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The indefatigable viyager and storyteller Tristan Jones first gained widespread popularity with the publication of his bestselling Saga of a Wayward Sailor in 1979. It chronicles Jones' adventures from 1961 to 1968 aboard his beloved Cresswell, a wooden... (read more)

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Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea
Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea
by Gary Kinder
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In September 1857, the S.S. Central America, a side-wheel steamer carrying passengers returning from the gold fields of California, went down during a hurricane off the Carolina coast. More than 400 men — and 21 tons of gold — were lost. In the... (read more)

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The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
by Sebastian Junger
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After its release in 1997, The Perfect Storm was an immediate hit, rocketing in a matter of days to the top of bestsellers lists across the country. But once there, The Perfect Storm found itself locked in a Mark MacGuire vs. Sammy Sosa style battle for... (read more)

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Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans
Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans
by Brian Fagan
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In Beyond the Blue Horizon, archaeologist and historian Brian Fagan tackles his richest topic yet: the enduring quest to master the oceans, the planet's most mysterious terrain. We know the tales of Columbus and Captain Cook, yet much earlier mariners... (read more)

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Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny
Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny
by Mike Dash
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A classic of narrative nonfiction, Batavia's Graveyard is an enthralling true story of mutiny, shipwreck, murder, and survival. The dark heart of the tale is Jeronimus Corneliszoon, the manipulative megalomaniac who masterminds the on-board uprising and... (read more)

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Whale Hunt: The Narrative of a Voyage in the Ship Charles W. Morgan, 1849-1853
Whale Hunt: The Narrative of a Voyage in the Ship Charles W. Morgan, 1849-1853
by Nelson Cole Haley
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"This classic true story of a voyage on the CHARLES W. MORGAN is both a wonderful read and an excellent source of information about American whaling in the 19th century." -Nathaniel Philbrick, author of IN THE HEART OF THE... (read more)

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Coming Back Alive
Coming Back Alive
by Spike Walker
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When the fishing vessel La Conte sinks suddenly at night in one-hundred-mile-per-hour winds and record ninety-foot seas during a savage storm in January 1998, her five crewmen are left to drift without a life raft in the freezing Alaskan waters and... (read more)

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Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the last Mysteries of World War II
Shadow Divers: The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the last Mysteries of World War II
by Robert Kurson
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For more than four decades, world-renowned diver and treasure hunter Captain Robert MacKinnon has reclaimed sunken caches from the dangerous shallow waters along the Atlantic coast of Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. Known as the Death Coast for its... (read more)

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Sailing Alone Around the World
Sailing Alone Around the World
by Joshua Slocum
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Classic of sea adventure conveys all the excitement of being the first man to sail around the world, alone, in small boat. Pirates, perils, witty observations, stories. 67 illustrations. ..".a literary gem, adroitly and engagingly written."--National... (read more)

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