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The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail

#31 - (1849) Francis Parkman's account of the way West. This vivid account of an early American West is a popular favorite a century and a half after publication.



Through the Dark Continent: In Two Volumes

Through the Dark Continent: In Two Volumes

#32 - (1878) By Henry M. Stanley. His first exploration was looking for Livingstone; his second adventurer was more dramatic, running the Congo River which he recounts in this tome.



A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

#33 - (1879) By Isabella L. Bird. Inspired by the sheer rawness of the west, Isabella Bird paints a vivid verbal scenery of the joys and hardships she encountered during her travels through the Rocky Mountains. Her descriptions of the land, the air, and the sounds of the wilds are utterly factual, yet ravishing. The mesmerizing letters to her sister relate unpredictable anecdotes of eating nothing but raisins for fourteen hours, and of a blond-ringlet, one-eyed desperado suitor called "Rocky Mountain Jim." While she doesn't paint a rosy picture of everyone and everything, she nonetheless celebrates Colorado in its purest and most powerful state.



In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic (A Modern Library E-Book)

In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic (A Modern Library E-Book)

#34 - (1917) By Valerian Albanov. An account of the 1912 adventure and survival in the Russian Arctic.



Shackleton's Boat Journey: The Narrative from the Captain of the Endurance

Shackleton's Boat Journey: The Narrative from the Captain of the Endurance

#35 - (1931) By F.A. Worsley. Shackleton's 1914 Antarctic expedition is trapped when their ship, the Endurance, gets stuck in pack ice. It is crushed nine months later. The crew camps on ice floes, floating north for five months, until they reach Elephant Island. Shackleton and five men then sail the 800 miles to South Georgia Island in a lifeboat to get help. The author, Worsley, was the ship's captain and guided the small boat voyage. A most remarkable journey, in which not a single man was lost, despite the unspeakable hardships.



Scrambles Amongst the Alps: Edward Whumper

Scrambles Amongst the Alps: Edward Whumper

#36 - (1871) By Edward Whymper . A tale of mountaineering disaster that paved the way for this compelling story.



A Journey in Ladakh

A Journey in Ladakh

#37 - Andrew Harvey's exploration of Tibetan Buddhism in northern India.



The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott's South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic

The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott's South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic

#38 - Scotts dreadful and fateful last journey to the South Pole..



Everest: The West Ridge (Book) by Thomas Hornbein

Everest: The West Ridge (Book) by Thomas Hornbein

#39 - (1965) By Thomas Hornbein. Up and over Everest on the most difficult climbing route.



Journey Without Maps

Journey Without Maps

#40 - (1936) Graham Green's account of cannibals and leeches in Liberia.




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