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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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With the utterance of a single line—“Doctor Livingstone, I presume?”—a remote meeting in the heart of Africa was transformed into one of the most famous encounters in exploration history. But the true story behind Dr... (read more)

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Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination
Shores of Knowledge: New World Discoveries and the Scientific Imagination
by Joyce Appleby
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When Columbus first returned to Europe from the Caribbean, he presented King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella with exotic parrots, tropical flowers, and bits of gold. The search for riches spurred Columbus and other voyagers to ply the oceans with similar... (read more)

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Kon-Tiki
Kon-Tiki
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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The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco Da Gama
The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco Da Gama
by Nigel Cliff
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In 1498 a young captain named Vasco da Gama sailed from Portugal, circumnavigated Africa, crossed the Indian Ocean, and discovered the sea route to the Indies and, with it, access to the fabled wealth of the East. It was the longest voyage ever... (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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White Nile (60 Edition)
White Nile (60 Edition)
by Alan Moorehead
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Relive all the thrills and adventure of Alan Moorehead's classic bestseller "The White Nile" -- the daring exploration of the Nile River in the second half of the nineteenth century, which was at that time the most mysterious and impenetrable region on... (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 Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places
The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places
by John Keay
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A timely reissue of this classic collection, formerly titled The Mammoth Book of Explorers, contains over 40 fascinating first-hand accounts of exploration including the first crossing of North America, exploration of the Congo, and adventures in Machu... (read more)

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Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure That Took the Victorian World by Storm
Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure That Took the Victorian World by Storm
by Monte Reel
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The unbelievably riveting adventure of an unlikely young explorer who emerged from the jungles of Africa with evidence of a mysterious, still mythical beast—the gorilla—only to stumble straight into the center of the biggest debate of the day:... (read more)

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The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon
The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon
by Robert Whitaker
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A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon The year is 1735. A decade-long expedition to South America is launched by a team of French scientists racing to measure the circumference of the earth and to reveal the mysteries of a little-known... (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 Fourth Part of the World: An Astonishing Epic of Global Discovery, Imperial Ambition, and the Birth of America
The Fourth Part of the World: An Astonishing Epic of Global Discovery, Imperial Ambition, and the Birth of America
by Toby Lester
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"Old maps lead you to strange and unexpected places, and none does so more ineluctably than the subject of this book: the giant, beguiling Waldseemand#252;ller world map of 1507." So begins this remarkable story of the map that gave America its name... (read more)

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Adventures of Ibn Battuta Rev Edition
Adventures of Ibn Battuta Rev Edition
by Ross E Dunn
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Known as the greatest traveler of premodern times, Abu Abdallah ibn Battuta was born in Morocco in 1304 and educated in Islamic law. At the age of twenty-one, he left home to make the holy pilgrimage to Mecca. This was only the first of a series of... (read more)

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The Explorers: A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success
The Explorers: A Story of Fearless Outcasts, Blundering Geniuses, and Impossible Success
by Martin Dugard
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The riveting account of one of historyand#8217;s greatest adventures and a study of the seven character traits all great explorers share.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;In 1856, two intrepid adventurers, Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke, set off... (read more)

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Columbus: The Four Voyages, 1492-1504
Columbus: The Four Voyages, 1492-1504
by Laurence Bergreen
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From the author of the Magellan biography, Over the Edge of the World, a mesmerizing new account of the great explorer. Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in... (read more)

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Columbus: The Four Voyages
Columbus: The Four Voyages
by Laurence Bergreen
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From the author of the Magellan biography, Over the Edge of the World, a mesmerizing new account of the great explorer Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the... (read more)

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Camden Fifth Series, #19: Travel, Trade and Power in the Atlantic, 1765-1884
Camden Fifth Series, #19: Travel, Trade and Power in the Atlantic, 1765-1884
by Martin Lynn
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Considers trade, travel and power between Britain and Jamaica and West Africa.... (read more)

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The Search for the North West Passage
The Search for the North West Passage
by Ann Savours
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The search for the North West Passage to the Far East was the main driving force behind British arctic exploration from the 16th to the mid-19th century. It included the famous and ill-fated John Franklin expedition--the disappearance of which and... (read more)

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Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu (Vintage)
Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu (Vintage)
by Laurence Bergreen
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From the bestselling author of "Over the Edge of the World" comes the fascinating, definitive biography of one of the earliest world travelers. 24 pages of color illustrations and three maps.... (read more)

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Saddled With Darwin a Journey Through So
Saddled With Darwin a Journey Through So
by Toby Green
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165 years after Charles Darwin embarked on the journey which was to produce the most radical theory of modern times, Toby Green retraced the journey on horseback. With no logistical support, his journey took a year and crossed six South American... (read more)

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