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By C. S Nicholls. 1998
Livingstone has been acclaimed a hero for his discovery of the Victoria Falls and he mapped out much of central… Africa's waterways. In 1871 Henry Stanley went to Africa to find Livingstone leading to one of the most famous meetings in exploration history. This text provides an account of Livingstone's life, from his humble beginnings in Scotland, and his struggle to gain qualifications, to his employment with the London Missionary Society and his search for the source of the Nile. 1998.
Dolnick retells the story of Powell, an ambitious, one-armed Civil War vet who, along with nine other men who possessed… no whitewater experience, braved the treacherous Colorado River from Wyoming Territory to Arizona. Only six of them survived the trip. 2001.
By Ann Linnea. 1995
At forty-three the author, with a friend, makes a kayak trip around Lake Superior. Cold, stormy weather and fatigue combine… with closeness to nature and a sense of accomplishment to produce self-understanding and prepare Linnea for the next stage of her life. Contains feminist and "new age" concepts and language. 1995.
By Georgina Howell. 2006
Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer, and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world… of privilege and plenty. Turning her back on that, she became the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and saw its first king safely onto the throne in 1921. A compelling portrait of a woman who transcended the restrictions of her class and age and, in so doing, created a remarkable and enduring legacy. Some descriptions of violence. 2007, c2006.
By David Philpott. 1985
The author, head of a billion-dollar corporation, left his old life and set out alone in a 30-foot sailboat. He… travelled from Halifax to Bermuda and into the open Atlantic where his boat was wrecked in a storm. 1985.
By Richard Munson. 1991
Jacques Cousteau is a living legend as an undersea adventurer. He helped to invent the Aqualung, launched the science of… undersea archaeology, discovered oil beneath the Persian Gulf and built undersea stations and small submarines for research. Here is a balanced portrait of this talented, charismatic and little-understood man. 2005.
By Peter Gzowski, Chris Czajkowski. 1991
In her late 30s, the author set out alone to clear land and build a home in the wilderness of… B.C. She faced many challenges, including her own lack of practical skills. 1991.
By Robert S Grant. 1995
This book offers a kaleidoscope of Canadian aviation stories. Grant takes the reader from coast to coast with adventure in… the High Arctic, to near misses in western mountain ranges. He describes the life behind the controls of a bush plane as hard and sometimes dangerous work, that also has its glamorous moments. 1995.
By Joe C. W Armstrong. 1987
Biography of Samuel de Champlain, the explorer who first understood North America's potential for settlement, agriculture, and trade. Armstrong details… Champlain's explorations in North America, and discusses his skills as a navigator, naturalist, ethnographer, and administrator. 1987.
By Jonathan Turk. 1998
The author describes four of his adventures, some undertaken with his wife Chris, and many of which ended up as… unanticipated ordeals: kayaking to Cape Horn, rowing across the Northwest Passage, dog sledding on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, and following an old migration route to Greenland. He also reflects on famous explorations of the past. 1998.
By Gianni Granzotto. 1985
By John Stewart Collis. 1976
By James Giblin. 1997
A portrait of the aviation hero who in 1927 made the first nonstop transatlantic flight. Traces his daredevil youth, his… early days of flying, his family life and the tragic kidnapping of his son, his isolationist stand in World War II, and his later life. Grades 4-7. 1997.
By Michael Collins. 1974
An evocative picture of the joys of flight - the union of man, technology and the elements. Astronaut Collins traces… his career from first flight experiences in the air force through the days as a test pilot and the flight of the complex Apollo II. An intensely human and honest portrait. 1974.
By Edward Rice. 1990
An explorer, swordsman, linguist, scholar, writer and lover, Burton travelled to the "forbidden" cities of Mecca and Medina, discovered Lake… Tanganyika, and survived diseases and wounds. A master of 29 languages, Burton translated classic Oriental literature, such as "The perfumed garden", into English. 2001, c1990.
By Jevto Dedijer. 2004
"Base 66" is the true, nerve-wracking account of three young skydivers and their quest for membership in the most select… extreme sports club on earth: The Base club. In order to become a full-fledged member, Jevto Dedijer, Bernard Poirier, and Scott Elder had to parachute from the top of a building, an antenna tower, a bridge and a cliff, and survive to tell the story - a feat only some 800 adrenaline addicted people have succeeded in doing. 2004.
By Jean Aspen. 1988
Jean Aspen and her companion paddle up an unknown river in Alaska to build a cabin in the Brooks Range… and "live off the land". This story chronicles their many adventures in the harsh but beautiful Arctic landscape. 1988.
By Jean Aspen. 1995
Jean Aspen returns to the Alaskan wilderness with her son and husband and chronicles their remarkable fourteen-month stay there, separated… from the outside world. The family struggles courageously against nature and the elements in America's last wild frontier. Sequel to "Arctic daughter". 1995.
By Doris L Rich. 1989
Amelia Earhart, the first female pilot to cross the Atlantic by air, was also the second person, after Charles Lindbergh,… to fly solo across the Atlantic. This book emphasizes her flying accomplishments and highlights her goals, enthusiasm and pioneer spirit. 1989.
By Christian Fink-Jensen, Randolph Eustace-Walden. 2016
In 1922, a 15-year-old girl, fed up with life in a French convent school, answered an ad for a travelling… secretary. Tall, blonde, and swaggering with confidence, she might have passed for twenty. She also knew what she wanted: to become the first female to drive around the world. Her name was Aloha Wanderwell. Aloha's mission was foolhardy in the extreme. Drivable roads were scarce and cars were alien to much of the world. The Wanderwell Expedition created a specially modified Model T Ford for the journey that featured gun scabbards and a sloped back that could fold out to become a darkroom. All that remained was for Aloha to learn how to drive. Aloha became known around the globe. She was photographed in front of the Eiffel Tower, parked on the back of the Sphinx, firing mortars in China, shaking hands with Mussolini, and smiling at a tickertape parade in Detroit. By the age of 25, she had become a pilot, a film star, an ambassador for world peace, and the centrepiece of one of the biggest unsolved murder mysteries in California history. Her story defied belief, but it was true. Every bit of it. Except for her name. 2016.