Category: Travel Narratives / True Adventure

Sort

Showing 1-20 of 50

Image for In the land of white death

In the land of white death

By: Albanov, Valerian Ivanovich

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2000.:

Seller ID: BB0232218

ISBN: 067978361X

Condition: g


In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara Sea-a misfortune grievously compounded by an incompetent commander, the absence of crucial nautical charts, insufficient fuel, and inadequate provisions that left the crew weak and debilitated by scurvy. For nearly a year and a half, the twenty... View more info

Image for North to the Night: A Spiritual Odyssey in the Arctic

North to the Night: A Spiritual Odyssey in the Arctic

By: Alvah Simon ; Suzanne Oaks

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group, September 1999:

Seller ID: BB0257829

ISBN: 076790446X

Condition: g


View more info

Image for Travelers' Tales: A Woman's World

Travelers' Tales: A Woman's World

By: Bond, Marybeth

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Traveler's Tales, 1995:

Seller ID: BB0261433

ISBN: 1885211066

Condition: vg


View more info

Image for Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest

By: Boukreev, Anatoli ; G. Weston Dewalt

Price: $3.50

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, April 1998:

Seller ID: BB0253228

ISBN: 0312965338

Condition: vg


As the climbers of the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster vanished into thin air, one man had the courage to bring them down alive... On May 10, 1996, two commercial expeditions headed by expert leaders attempted to scale the world's largest peak. But things went terribly wrong. Crowded conditions, bad judgement, and a bitter storm stopped many climbers in their tracks. Others were left for dead, or stranded on the frigid mountain. Anatoli Boukreev, head climbing guide for the Mountain Madness expedition, stepped into the heart of the storm and brought three of his clients down alive. Here is his a... View more info

Image for In a Sunburned Country

In a Sunburned Country

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Broadway:

Seller ID: BB0242286

ISBN: 0767903862

Condition: vg


A CLASSIC FROM THE "NEW YORK TIMES" BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "ONE SUMMER " Every time Bill Bryson walks out the door, memorable travel literature threatens to break out. His previous excursion along the Appalachian Trail resulted in the sublime national bestseller "A Walk in the Woods." "In A Sunburned Country" is his report on what he found in an entirely different place: Australia, the country that doubles as a continent, and a place with the friendliest inhabitants, the hottest, driest weather, and the most peculiar and lethal wildlife to be found on the planet. The result is a deliciously... View more info

Image for A walk in the woods

A walk in the woods

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $7.50

Publisher: [paperback edition] [imprint varies]:

Seller ID: BB0245913

ISBN: 0767902521

Condition: vg


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 silliness of his fellow human beings. For a start there's the gloriously out-of-shape Stephen Katz, a buddy from Iowa along f... View more info

Image for Notes from a small island

Notes from a small island

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York : Avon Books, 1997, c1995.:

Seller ID: BB0250619

ISBN: 0380727501

Condition: vg


"Suddenly, in the space of a moment, I realized what it was that I loved about Britain-which is to say, all of it."After nearly two decades spent on British soil, Bill Bryson-bestsellingauthor of The Mother Tongue and Made in America-decided to returnto the United States. ("I had recently read," Bryson writes, "that 3.7 million Americans believed that they had been abducted by aliens at one time or another, so it was clear that my people needed me.") But before departing, he set out ona grand farewell tour of the green and kindly island that had so long been his home.Veering from the ... View more info

Lure Of The Arctic: Lost On The Tundra

By: Chappel, Bernice M.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Wilderness Adventure Books, 1986:

Seller ID: BB0257369

ISBN: 0961159626

Condition: vg


Light shelf-wear. View more info

Image for Between East and West

Between East and West

By: Chen, F. H.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Niwot, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, c1996.:

Seller ID: BB0242429

ISBN: 0870814346

Condition: vg/vg


Light shelf-wear. View more info

Image for The Lost City Of Z (movie Tie-in): A Tale Of Deadly Obsession In The Amazon (vintage Departures)

The Lost City Of Z (movie Tie-in): A Tale Of Deadly Obsession In The Amazon (vintage Departures)

By: David Grann

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Vintage, 2017:

Seller ID: BB0254956

ISBN: 0525434658

Condition: vg


View more info

Image for Birds, Beasts, and Relatives

Birds, Beasts, and Relatives

By: Durrell, Gerald

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA), June 2004:

Seller ID: BB0253152

ISBN: 0142004405

Condition: vg


Light shelf-wear. View more info

Image for Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke

Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke

By: Editors of Off Track Planet

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers, 513:

Seller ID: BB0246114

ISBN: 0762449039

Condition: VG


A nice clean copy. View more info

Image for Forty Years in South China: The Life of REV. John Van Nest Talmage, D.D.

Forty Years in South China: The Life of REV. John Van Nest Talmage, D.D.

By: Fagg, John Gerardus

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Nabu Press, 2010:

Seller ID: BB0245189

ISBN: 1176373757

Condition: vg


This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. View more info

Image for A Time of Gifts

A Time of Gifts

By: Fermor, Patrick Leigh

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York Review Books Classics:

Seller ID: BB0259615

ISBN: 1590171659

Condition: vg


A nice clean copy. View more info

Image for The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story Of Dogs And Men In A Race Against An Epidemic

The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story Of Dogs And Men In A Race Against An Epidemic

By: Gay Salisbury ; Laney Salisbury

Price: $7.00

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005:

Seller ID: BB0257378

ISBN: 0393325709

Condition: g


In 1925, a deadly diphtheria epidemic swept through icebound Nome, Alaska. The life-saving serum was a thousand miles away, and a blizzard was brewing. Airplanes could not fly in such conditions: only the dogs could do it. Racing against death, twenty dog teams relayed the serum across the Alaskan wilderness as newspapers nationwide headlined the drama, enthralling an entire generation. The heroic dash to Nome inspired the annual Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska and immortalized Balto, the lead dog whose arrival in Nome over a snow-blown trail was an American legend in the making. His bronze s... View more info

Image for Tales of a Female Nomad : Living at Large in the World

Tales of a Female Nomad : Living at Large in the World

By: Gelman, Rita Golden

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY), 2001:

Seller ID: BB0245231

ISBN: 0609606425

Condition: vg/vg


View more info

Image for AA Gill is Away

AA Gill is Away

By: Gill, A. A>

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster:

Seller ID: BB0241106

ISBN: 0743276671

Condition: good


Shelf-wear. Creasing. View more info

Shopping for Buddhas

By: Greenwald, Jeff

Price: $4.50

Publisher: San Francisco : Harper & Row, c1990.:

Seller ID: BB0238465

ISBN: 0062503588

Condition: vg


View more info

Image for The First Big Ride: A Woman's Journey

The First Big Ride: A Woman's Journey

By: Hanner, Eloise

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing, 2001:

Seller ID: BB0257277

ISBN: 1581821441

Condition: vg


A nice clean copy. View more info

Image for The Road to Santiago

The Road to Santiago

By: Harrison, Kathryn ; Symmie Newhouse

Price: $7.00

Publisher: National Geographic Society, November 2003:

Seller ID: BB0250849

ISBN: 0792237455

Condition: vg/vg


Displaying her "real talent for conjuring far-flung times and places," Kathryn Harrison tells the mesmerizing story of her 200-mile pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. In the spring of 1999, Kathryn Harrison set out to walk the centuries-old pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. "Not a vacation, " she calls it, "but a time out of time." With a heavy pack, no hotel reservations, and little Spanish, she wanted an experience that would be both physically and psychically demanding. No pain, no gain, she thought, and she had some important things to contemplate. But the pilgrim road w... View more info