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The Adventures of Captain Bonneville

The Adventures of Captain Bonneville

# 71 - (1837) Captain Benjamin L. E. Bonneville left the east for California in May of 1832. No one heard from him, and many people assumed he was dead (or AWOL). Three years later he returned. Washington Irving (Sleepy Hollow, Rip Van Winkle) met Bonneville, bought the rights to his journal, and after editing it and recasting it in the third person, published it. It is probably the most literate, readable description of the fur trapper era.



The Illustrated Egyptian Book of the Dead: A New Translation with Commentary

The Illustrated Egyptian Book of the Dead: A New Translation with Commentary

#72 - Where will you be in the after-life? Read about what the ancient Egyptians believed in.



Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea

#73 - When the ship Central America sank in the 1850s with a shipment of California gold the world went into a financial depression. Will the gold get recovered in this tale?



The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

#74 - Mix history and archaeology with exploration and intrigue and you have an adventure read.



Discovering the Inca Ice Maiden

Discovering the Inca Ice Maiden

#75 - Trekking in the Andes, kind of like Indiana Jones.



The Road to Oxiana

The Road to Oxiana

#76 - (1937) By Robert Byron, who looks for ruins in Russia and Afghanistan.



Minus 148 Degrees

Minus 148 Degrees

#77 - (1969) By Art Davidson, recounting the first winter ascent of the highest peak in North America.



Galen Rowell's Vision: The Art of Adventure Photography

Galen Rowell's Vision: The Art of Adventure Photography

#78 - Both a practical and inspirational guide to outdoor photography by the world renowned photographer, lecturer, mountaineer, and author. He shares his techniques, philosophy, vision, and adventures over the years, discusses the nitty-gritty, shows 145 color photos. 288 pages.



Jaguars Ripped My Flesh

Jaguars Ripped My Flesh

#79 - (1987) By Tim Cahill, premier outdoor writer, speaking about napping with gorillas, diving with sharks, and other adventures.



Journal of a Trapper: In the Rocky Mountains Between 1834 and 1843

Journal of a Trapper: In the Rocky Mountains Between 1834 and 1843

#80 - (1914) In 1830, 16-year-old Osborne Russell left his Maine farm and ran away to sea. He didn't like it. He ended up joining an expedition headed to Oregon by way of the Rocky Mountains. Along the way he acquired the skills necessary for survival in the mountains. He also learned the Snake language, hunted buffalo, and trapped beaver, looked for new trails west, and kept a journal that forms the basis of this vigorously authentic book. The descriptions are so accurate that contemporary readers are using the book to retrace Russell's footsteps!



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