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The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes

Meredith Hooper

Through the eyes of the men involved, Meredith Hooper recounts one of the greatest tales of adventure and endurance, which has often been overshadowed by the tragedy that befell Scott.?? Their tents were torn, their food was nearly finished, and the ship... (read more)


Latin America
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Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge (Vintage Departures)

John Gimlette

Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana are among the least-known places in South America: nine hundred miles of muddy coastline giving way to a forest so dense that even today there are virtually no roads through it; a string of rickety coastal towns... (read more)


Exploration
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A Canyon Voyage: The Narrative of the Second Powell Expedition Down the Colorado River from Wyoming & the Explorations of Land in the Y

Frederi Dellenbaugh

This account of the second Powell expedition is a reprint of the 1962 edition and includes all 50 illustrations and a substantial foreword by William H. Geotzmann. "One of the seminal books on western history . . . The author was only 17 when he began... (read more)


France
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Provence

Lawrence Durrell

Lawrence Durrell, who was called “one of the [twentieth] centurys great literary pyrotechnicians” (Kenneth McLeish, London Times), was also one of its most accomplished travel writers. Durrell lived in Provence for thirty years and was its... (read more)


Middle East
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Baghdad Without a Map

Tony Horwitz

This wild and comic tale of Middle East misadventure is "a very funny and frequently insightful look at the world's most combustible region. Fearlessness is a valuable quality in a travel writer, and Mr. Horwitz...seems as intrepid as they come". (The... (read more)


General
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Time's Magpie: A Walk in Prague (Crown Journeys)

Myla Goldberg

Sometimes a city can be like a bird. Just as the magpie is an inveterate collector, hoarding beautiful eclectic bits to line its nest, so Prague retains fragments from bygone regimes and centuries past to create a city of juxtaposition that is... (read more)


Oceania
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White Savages in the South Seas

Mel Kernahan

This is a book about Polynesia after the cruise ship has left, the jet has flown off into the sunset, and the mai tai curtain has dropped on a dream that was more performance than reality. This first-hand narrative introduces the reader to the Cook... (read more)


Arctic and Antarctic
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The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

Caroline Alexander

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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