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To the Heart of the Nile
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To the Heart of the Nile

By Pat Shipman

A portrait drawn from personal journals and other historical documents discusses the nineteenth-century female adventurer's rescue from slavery, her education under and marriage to wealthy English adventurer Sam Baker, and her life of danger and excitement in the uncharted interior of Africa. 20,000 first printing.

$22.00

South
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South

By Ernest Henry Shackleton

2001. Hardcover, Dust Jacket. Like New. Library stamp inside. Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE (1874-1922) was an Irish explorer of Anglo-Irish ancestry. He was a member of four Antarctic expeditions, three of which he led. After the Nimrod Expedition, 1907-09, he was knighted for his achievement in establishing a record furthest south latitude at 88°23'S, 97 nautical miles (180 km), from the South Pole. He is most noteworthy for leading the unsuccessful Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, often known as the 'Endurance Expedition', between 1914 and 1916. Although Shackleton failed to achieve his goal of crossing the Antarctic continent on foot, he demonstrated the qualities of leadership for which he is best remembered when the expedition ship Endurance became trapped in the ice and was destroyed. Shackleton, known by his contemporaries as 'the Boss', led his men to refuge on Elephant Island before heading across 800 miles (1,300 km) of the Southern Ocean to South Georgia, in an open boat with five other men. Upon reaching the remote island, Shackleton and two others crossed severe, mountainous terrain to reach a whaling station, from which he was able eventually to rescue his men on Elephant Island.

$10.00

Frozen in Time
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Frozen in Time

By Mitchell Zuckoff

2000. Paperback. Like New. No signs of wear. On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished. FROZEN IN TIME tells the story of these crashes and the fate of the survivors.

$10.00

Down The Great Unknown:
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Down The Great Unknown:

By Dolnick

2001. Hardcover wih Dust Jacket. New. On May 24, 1869 a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell and a ragtag band of nine mountain men embarked on the last great quest in the American West. The Grand Canyon, not explored before, was as mysterious as Atlantis—and as perilous. The ten men set out from Green River Station, Wyoming Territory down the Colorado in four wooden rowboats. Ninety-nine days later, six half-starved wretches came ashore near Callville, Arizona. Lewis and Clark opened the West in 1803, six decades later Powell and his scruffy band aimed to resolve the West's last mystery. A brilliant narrative, a thrilling journey, a cast of memorable heroes—all these mark Down the Great Unknown, the true story of the last epic adventure on American soil.

$16.00

Covered Wagon Women
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Covered Wagon Women

By Kenneth L. Intro Holmes

1995. Paperback. New. The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the 1840s speak through these letters and diaries. Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered five babies on the trail between Omaha and Salt Lake City; Rachel Fisher, who buried both her husband and her little girl before reaching Oregon. Still others make themselves heard, starting out from different places and recording details along the way, from the mundane to the soul-shattering and spirit-lifting.

$15.00

Columbus
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Columbus

By Laurence Bergreen

2011. Hardcover wih Dust Jacket. New. Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean in search of a trading route to China, and his unexpected landfall in the Americas, is a watershed event in world history. Yet Columbus made three more voyages within the span of only a decade, each designed to demonstrate that he could sail to China within a matter of weeks and convert those he found there to Christianity. These later voyages were even more adventurous, violent, and ambiguous, but they revealed Columbus's uncanny sense of the sea, his mingled brilliance and delusion, and his superb navigational skills. In all these exploits he almost never lost a sailor. By their conclusion, however, Columbus was broken in body and spirit. If the first voyage illustrates the rewards of exploration, the latter voyages illustrate the tragic costs, political, moral, and economic. In this book the author re-creates each of these adventures as well as the historical background of Columbus's celebrated, controversial career.

$12.00

The Way To The Western Sea
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The Way To The Western Sea

By David Lavender

1990. Paperback. Like New. Minor wear on outside paperback. Distilled from diary entries and contemporary accounts and with masterly scholarship and high drama, David Lavender recreates one of the greatest adventure stores in American history--the transit and exploration of the American continent by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.

$10.00

Halley\'s quest
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Halley's quest

By Julie Wakefield

2005. Hardcover wih Dust Jacket. New. A NEW TAKE ON ONE OF HISTORY'S MOST FAMILIAR NAMES IN SCIENCE. AUTHOR JULIE WAKEFIELD DESCRIBES EDMOND HALLEY'S OVERLOOKED BUT PERHAPS MOST SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION: SOLVING A KEY RIDDLE OF LONGITUDE TO ALLOW CONSISTENTLY ACCURATE NAVIGATION OF THE HIGH SEAS

$12.00