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Polar Dream: The First Solo Expedition by a Woman and Her Dog to the Magnetic North Pole

Helen Thayer

In 1988, at the age of 50, Helen Thayer became the first woman in the world to travel on foot to the magnetic North Pole, one of the world's most remote and dangerous regions. Her only companion was Charlie, her loyal husky, who was integral to her... (read more)


Middle East
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Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark

Jane Geniesse

With the publication of The Valley of the Assassins in 1934, a legend was launched. Freya Stark had begun the extraordinary adventures that would glamorize her, though distinctly unglamorous, as the last of the great travelers. Hailed as a classic, the... (read more)


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What the World Eats

Peter Menzel

Sitting down to a daily family meal has long been a tradition for billions of people. But in every corner of the world this age-old custom is rapidly changing. From increased trade between countries to the expansion of global food corporations like Kraft... (read more)


Europe
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The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris

John Baxter

Thrust into the unlikely role of professional "literary walking tour" guide, an expat writer provides the most irresistibly witty and revealing tour of Paris in years. In this enchanting memoir, acclaimed author and long- time Paris resident John Baxter... (read more)


Exploration
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The African Adventurerserica

Peter Hathaway Capstick

Peter Capstick has been hailed as the adventure-writing successor to Hemingway and Ruark. Only Capstick "can write action as cleanly and suspensefully as the best of his predecessors" (Sports Illustrated). This long-awaited sequel to Death in the Silent... (read more)


France
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Words in a French Life: Lessons in Love and Language from the South of France

Kristin Espinasse

Based on the popular blog (french-word-a-day.com) and newsletter with thousands of subscribers -- a heart-winning collection from an American woman raising two very French children with her French husband in Provence, carrying on a lifelong love affair... (read more)


General
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A Walk Across France

Miles Morland

"[A] humorous and effervescent memoir of reflection, revitalization and good wine." -- San Francisco Chronicle At age forty-five, Miles Morland left his high-paying job at the London office of a Wall Street firm and took a leap -- actually, a... (read more)


Antarctica General
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Scotts Last Journey

Peter King

Includes bibliographical references (p. 189) and index.... (read more)


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