Category: Travel Narratives / True Adventure


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A continent of islands

By: Kurlansky, Mark

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1992.,

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A crack in the earth

By: Watzman, Haim

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.,

The Jordan Rift Valley, stretching from the Red Sea to Lebanon, was ripped open millions of years ago by vast forces within the earth. This geological object has also been a part of human history ever since early humans used it as a path in their journey out of Africa. And for a quarter of a century it has been part of the biography of Haim Watzman, an Israeli journalist. In the autumn of 2004, as his country was riven by a fierce debate over its borders, Watzman too... View more info

A House In Sicily

By: Phelps, Daphne

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Love Bone Press,

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A place called Peculiar

By: Gallant, Frank K.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Springfield, Mass. : Merriam-Webster, c1998.,

A state-by-state tour of places with extraordinary names and the stories behind them.- Feast on towns from Breakfast Hill, New Hampshire, to Dinner Station, Nevada- Includes local attractions for over 40 towns- Sidebars describe surprising naming trends View more info

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A walk in the woods

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $7.50

Publisher: [paperback edition] [imprint varies],

A CLASSIC FROM THE "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "ONE SUMMER "Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes--and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless opportunities to witness the majestic sill... View more info

A world turned over

By: Hemingway, Lorian

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2002.,

""In the dream I see the yellowing Mississippi sky...I feel the edges of the wind, quick and rough a and nearer than l ever believed it could be, cutting an undertow in the now unbreathable air, It is close now, stealing by degrees across the pasture that spreads like a dark, lake behind the store, its black belly bulging straight out as it begins to feed on scrub pine, then on the girded steel of the supermarket, on /be cars once parked in even rows, on living tissue pl... View more info

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AA Gill is Away

By: Gill, A. A>

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster,

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Adventures of a continental drifter

By: Elliott Neal Hester

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005.,

Former owner's return address sticker adhered to front endpaper. View more info

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By: Read, Piers Paul

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, 1975, c1974.,

On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its most furious and inhospitable. And to survive, they were forced to do what would have once been unthinkable ... This is their story -- one of the most ast... View more info

An Italian education

By: Parks, Tim

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c1995.,

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An unexpected light

By: Elliot, Jason

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London : Picador/St. Martin's Press, 1999.,

Part historical evocation, part travelogue, and part personal quest, "An Unexpected Light "is the account of Elliot's journey through Afghanistan, a country considered off-limits to travelers for twenty years. Aware of the risks involved, but determined to explore what he could of the Afghan people and culture, Elliot leaves the relative security of Kabul. He travels by foot and on horseback, and hitches rides on trucks that eventually lead him into the snowbound mountai... View more info


By: Neider, Charles

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Cooper Square Press, 2000, c1972.,

Bitter cold. Fast whipping winds. Blinding blizzards. That's the general weather forecast for the better part of Antarctica. The world's most southern point is nothing but a vast sheet of ice; yet, explorers are drawn to its barren beauty. Antarctica: Firsthand Accounts of Exploration and Endurance is a journey to the "highest, driest, windiest, coldest and most remote" of the seven continents. Edited by Charles Neider, Antarctica is a fascinating collection of vivid tal... View more info

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Baghdad without a map, and other misadventures in Arabia

By: Horwitz, Tony

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Plume, 1992, c1991.,

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Bella Tuscany: The Sweet Life in Italy

By: Mayes, Frances

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group, April 2000,

Frances Mayes, whose enchanting #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Under the Tuscan Sun" made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites us back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity, and food, there and throughout Italy. View more info

Below the Convergence

By: Gurney, Alan

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin USA (P),

From astronomer Edmond Halley's 1699 voyage in the Paramore to sealer John Balleny's 1839 excursion in the Eliza Scott, Below the Convergence tells the story of British, American, and Russian expeditions to Antarctica -- the fabled Terra Australis Incognita.In search of scientific knowledge, national prestige, and profit, these courageous explorers captured the hearts and attention of their countrymen who longed to hear what lay below the Convergence, the sea frontier... View more info