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Voyages of Discovery
Voyages of Discovery
by Lynne Withey
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Voyages of Discovery is the story of the last great age of European sea exploration, when state-supported expeditions driven by both scientific and political motives set out to map the remaining unknown parts of the globe. Focusing on the voyages of the... (read more)

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The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek
The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek
by Barry Cunliffe
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Around 330 b.c., a remarkable adventurer named Pytheas set out from the Greek colony of Massalia (now Marseille) on the Mediterranean Sea to explore the fabled, terrifying lands of northern Europe. Renowned archaeologist Barry Cunliffe here re-creates... (read more)

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Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole
Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole
by Sheldon Bart
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In the age of adventure, when dirigibles coasted through the air and vast swaths of the Earth remained untouched and unseen by man, one pack of relentless explorers competed in the race of a lifetime: to be the first aviator to fly over the North Pole... (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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Cook's three great voyages into the uncharted Pacific, told in his own words. Travel classic recounts exploration of the eastern coastline of Australia, mapping of New Zealand, discovery of Hawaiian Islands, much more.... (read more)

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John Wesley Powell: His Life and Legacy
John Wesley Powell: His Life and Legacy
by James M Aton
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“John Wesley Powell: explorer, writer, geologist, anthropologist, land planner, bureaucrat. Which one do we focus on?” This is the question author James M. Aton poses at the beginning of his biography of Powell, though he soon decides that... (read more)

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Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America (Zia Book)
Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America (Zia Book)
by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
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Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca was the first European to cross the North American continent. This remarkable book is his odyssey, first written in 1542 as an official report to the king of Spain under the title La Relación.... (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 Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Vintage Departures)
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon (Vintage Departures)
by David Grann
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Grann's riveting book, The Lost City of Z, delves into the intrepid life and mysterious disappearance of legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett. Armchair travelers will be whisked away to the Amazon on a wild ride with a surprising finish.... (read more)

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The Explorers: From the Ancient World to the Present
The Explorers: From the Ancient World to the Present
by Paolo Novaresio
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From the migrations of Homo erectus to the exploration of space, man has continually reached beyond his natural boundaries to discover unknown lands. Follow the footsteps of Alexander the Great's epic military expedition through central Asia and India... (read more)

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The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule
The Ice Museum: In Search of the Lost Land of Thule
by Joanna Kavenna
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A legend, a land once seen and then lost forever, Thule was a place beyond the edge of the maps, a mystery for thousands of years. And to the Nazis, Thule was an icy Eden, birthplace of Nordic “purity.” In this exquisitely written narrative... (read more)

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Almost a Hero: The Voyages of John Meares, R.N., to China, Hawaii and the Northwest Coast
Almost a Hero: The Voyages of John Meares, R.N., to China, Hawaii and the Northwest Coast
by J Richard Nokes
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Beginning in 1786, Captain John Meares of Great Britain bravely explored the North pacific, but his attempt to dominate the fur trade between the Northwest Coast and Asia was frustrated when the Spanish navy seized his ships off Vancouver Island. Meares... (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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Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake (03 Edition)
Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake (03 Edition)
by Samuel Bawlf
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Drawing on newly uncovered evidence, geographer and maritime historian Bawlf masterfully reconstructs Francis Drake's historic round-the-world expedition, exploring the drama surrounding the voyage and offering intriguing insights into life at sea in the... (read more)

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Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition (Penguin Classics)
Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition (Penguin Classics)
by Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca
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A classic tale of exploration and adventure in the New World. First time in Penguin Classics.... (read more)

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Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration
Pathfinders: A Global History of Exploration
by F Fernandez Armesto
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Greeted with coast-to-coast acclaim on publication, Fernández-Armesto's ambitious history of world exploration sets a new standard. Presenting the subject for the first time on a truly global scale, Fernández-Armesto tracks the pathfinders who, over... (read more)

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Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places
Cold: Adventures in the World's Frozen Places
by Bill Streever
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A season of transition in North Americaand#8217;s last great wilderness From Nunavut and the Barren Lands of Canada to the westernmost edge of Alaska and back to Churchill, Manitoba, Pete Dunneand#8217;s experiences in the Arctic comprise wilderness... (read more)

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Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, 1851-1852
Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon, 1851-1852
by William Lew Herndon
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Appointed by the Secretary of the Navy to lead the first American expedition into the Amazon Valley in 1851, this narrative is a remarkable account of adventure that captured the imagination of 19th-century America.... (read more)

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Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer
Stanley: The Impossible Life of Africa's Greatest Explorer
by Tim Jeal
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"A magnificent new life . . . [and] a superb adventure story. . . . There have been many biographies of Stanley, but Jeal's is the most felicitous, the best informed, the most complete and readable and exhaustive, profiting from his access to... (read more)

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Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey Into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon
Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey Into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon
by Paul Rosolie
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In the Madre de Dios ("Mother of God") region of Peru, where the Amazon River begins, the cloud forests of the Andes converge with the lowland Amazon rainforest to create the most biodiverse place on the planet. In January 2006, Paul Rosolie, a restless... (read more)

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The Travels of Marco Polo: The Complete Yule-Cordier Edition, Vol. 2
The Travels of Marco Polo: The Complete Yule-Cordier Edition, Vol. 2
by Marco Polo
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Volume 1 of 2-volume set. One of the greatest books of all time — a vast treasury of invaluable observations on the peoples and geography of the Near East and Asia in the 13th century. Detailed descriptions of cities, customs, laws, crops... (read more)

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