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By Linda Spalding. 1998
The author recounts her expedition into the forests of Borneo in search of a reclusive primatologist, who has devoted her… life to protecting orphaned orangutans. Describes the beauty of the island, the local society, and the despoilment of natural resources through poaching, deforestation, and misguided ecotourism. 1998.
By Barry M Gough. 2014
Born in Connecticut in 1739, Peter Pond volunteered for the colonial Connecticut and New York regiments that fought against the… French for control of North America. Soon after, drawn by the promise of wealth and adventure, Pond paddled into the wild territory of the Indians to the west with only a canoe, some trade goods and a few French Canadians to aid him. What he returned with is the stuff of legend. 2014.
By Chris Bonington. 1987
At the age of 50, the author, one of the world's best-known mountaineers, reached the summit of Mount Everest in… 1985 after four attempts. He chronicles his Everest expeditions and the ascent of Mount Vinson in the Antarctic with Frank Wells. 1987.
By Sarah Murgatroyd. 2003
In 1860, an eccentric Irish police officer named Robert O'Hara Burke set out to Melbourne at the head of the… most ambitious expedition of his age. Up until this point Australia had remained a truly dark continent, but times were changing. On 20 August Burke and his team of eighteen men made a confident start - journeying north towards the Gulf of Carpentaria. Accompanied by William Wills, a shy English scientist, he was prepared to risk everything to cross the continent. Meanwhile, John McDouall Stuart, a dour Scotsman with a fondness for the bottle, was already trekking north from Adelaide. The race was on. 2003.
By Rob Taylor. 1981
Under orders from Queen Elizabeth I, Privateer Martin Frobisher took up the search for a northwestern route to Asia. On… July 14, 1576, he sighted the most easterly tip of Arctic North America. Over the next three summers the area would be the scene of an adventure involving the fruitless search for a northwest passage, the first attempt by the British to establish a settlement in the New world, and the first major gold-mining fraud in North American history. 2001.
By Diego Audemard. 2007
C'est en tandems que Jean-Christophe Perrot et Diego Audemard ont choisi de réaliser leur projet "Raconte-moi la Terre" découvrir l'Afrique,… pendant toute une année, guidés par des personnes non et mal- voyantes. Avec leurs 27 copilotes, ils ont pédalé sur 13 500 kilomètres à travers douze pays, gravi à pied quatre sommets de plus de 4 000 mètres d'altitude, et réalisé qu'au-delà du défi physique, ils vivaient un véritable partage des sens. Le témoignage d'une expérience authentique, menée pour le plaisir de voir avec d'autres yeux. Une aventure où il faut être deux pour avancer, un aveugle et un voyant, un autochtone et un étranger. 2007.
By Heinrich Harrer. 1983
L'auteur raconte comment il s'est évadé de prison, pendant la guerre de 1939-1945, pour gagner le Tibet où il a… séjourné cinq années au cours desquelles il a conseillé le jeune dalaï-lama, et s'est trouvé témoin impuissant de l'invasion chinoise. Paru en 1952, le récit a été traduit en cinquante langues. 1983.
By Chris Tarrant. 2005
A passionate angler, Chris Tarrant's interest in bears was first triggered by sightings of grizzlies whilst fishing in the wilds… of Canada. For years he harboured a plan to mount an expedition in search of their most ferocious cousins, polar bears. They are to be found in greatest numbers in the extreme north of Norway, about 400 miles south of the pole, near Svalbard. This is a record of that trip, and a homage to the power and beauty of one of the most ferocious predators left on earth. 2005.
By Frank Arthur Worsley. 2001
Worsley was the captain of the Endurance, the boat Ernest Shackleton and his men were on while attempting an Antarctic… expedition in 1914. When the Endurance became trapped in ice, which eventually crushed the ship, the expedition became one of survival as the crew camped on a giant drifting ice floe. Eventually, Shackleton took five men, Worsley included, on an 800-mile journey on the open seas to get help on inhabited South Georgia Island. 2001.
By Robert Kull. 2008
For his Ph.D. dissertation, Kull built a cabin in the Patagonian wilderness with the intention of studying the effect of… deep wilderness solitude on a human being. He describes a tradition of solitaries and hermits and surveys the various cultural understandings of solitude, as well as providing his physical explorations and observations of the surrounding area. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. c2008.
By Chris Czajkowski. 2003
The uplifting and often humourous story of one woman's life in the raw wilderness. The author describes her experiences as… she builds a cabin in the wilderness and relates the complications of the "simple life" - how she breaks trails by snowshoe, encounters grizzly bears, builds a stone oven and learns to bake bread - and spotted dick. 2003.
By Mary S Lovell. 1987
Biography of Beryl Markham who made the first solo flight west across the Atlantic Ocean. She was raised in Kenya… alongside the son of Nandi hunters. Strikingly beautiful and uninterested in motherhood, she could take apart an airplane or fly across the Sahara with a stuttering engine. 1987.
By June Cruickshank Lunny. 1992
Lunny has written an interesting biography about her father Andrew David Cruickshank, a well-known bush pilot who died in 1932… at age 34 in Canadian Airways' first fatal air crash. Cruickshank opened the aviation frontier to the Canadian north. The book is based on extracts from Cruickshank's letters to his family. 1992.
By Jennifer Petersen Hahn. 2001
Hahn takes the readers with her as she kayaks the 150 miles from Alaska to Washington State, with descriptions of… pristine scenery and sometimes terrifying encounters with animals. She meets interesting people along the way and finds a sense of peace within herself. 2001.
By Dea Birkett. 1989
A look at the lives of 50 women explorers and their journeys, drawing upon diaries and letters. Dissatisfied with the… lives prescribed for them in the late Victorian era, they sought new horizons. From West Africa to Sarawak and the Rockies, their travels brought freedom and earned respect back home. 1989.
By Tristan Jones. 1988
This book follows the author's journey as he sets out from Istanbul in late July 1985 on an 11-month voyage… to Phuket, Thailand. Together with two companions he faced many trials, some created by nature, some by man. 1988.
By Marc Aronson. 2000
Biography of the adventurous English explorer and courtier of Queen Elizabeth I. Describes the numerous expeditions to the New World… in search of a golden kingdom and how court politics determined his fortunes. For junior and senior high readers. Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. 2000.
By James Glassco Henderson. 2004
Having survived the First World War in the trenches, Shorty Hatton started his aviation career in a near-fatal crash of… an Avro 504K and ended it with another Avro aircraft, the Arrow. In the intervening years he was a military, bush, and test pilot, he taught fledgling aviators at Camp Borden, he was the first to fly new air mail routes in an open cockpit plane, and he tested newly-built Hawker Hurricanes before they joined the Battle of Britain. Some descriptions of sex. 2004.
By Dick Bass, Frank Wells, Rick Ridgeway. 1986