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Farthest North: The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer

Farthest North: The Epic Adventure of a Visionary Explorer

#11 - (1897) By Fridtjof Nansen, the Norwegians trek to conquor the pole, an epic that failed.



Snow Leopard (Book) by Peter Matthiessen

Snow Leopard (Book) by Peter Matthiessen

#12 - (1978) By Peter Matthiessen, a man looking for himelf as well as the rare Snow Leopard in the Himalayas. National Book Award winner.



Roughing It

Roughing It

#13 - (1872) Mark Twain's hilarious classic about adventure in the Gold Camps of Virginia City and the adventure getting there..



Two Years Before the Mast

Two Years Before the Mast

#14 - (1840) Around the Horn with Richard Henry Dana



South!: Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

South: Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917

#15 - (1919) When we read accounts of polar exploration today, we are impressed. When we read of the exploits of men such as Ernest Shackleton we are astounded. To survive under the conditions that he and his men experienced, with equipment deemed primitive by today's standards, is almost beyond our ken. Shackleton tells the story of his last expedition (1914-1917) when his ship, the Endurance, was crushed by pack ice. He went on to complete an 800-mile open boat journey and then a twenty-mile hike through the mountains in order to save his men. And he did.



A SHORT WALK IN THE HINDU KUSH

A SHORT WALK IN THE HINDU KUSH

#16 - (1958) By Sir Eric Newby, recounting walking Afghanistan with native Kafirs encounters. A witty Englishman's witty account.



Kon Tiki

Kon Tiki

#17 - (1950) By Thor Heyerdahl , sailing the Pacific to Easter Island in a reed boat to prove that they could do it.



Travels In West Africa

Travels In West Africa

#18 - (1897) By Mary Kingsley , who is fighing crocodiles and cruises up the Ogooué River by steamboat and canoe. She was buried at sea.



Spirit of St. Louis

#19 - (1953) By Charles Lindbergh about his historic non-stop solo flight across the Atlantic in 1927.



Seven Years in Tibet

Seven Years in Tibet

#20 (1953) By Heinrich Harrer, a friend to the Dalai Lama, an account of World War II Tibet and adventure climbing.




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