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RAN043
$35.00  
Hardcover, Caroline Alexander, 160pages, 8 x 95, ISBN: 375404031
A superb, authoritative telling of one of history's great survival stories, that of Shackleton's ill-fated 1914 expedition to cross Antarctica. The author draws on previously unavailable material and presents the awesome photographs by Frank Hurley.
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PGN315
$30.00  
hardcover, Ian Urbina, 560pages, 6.6x9.5, ISBN: 9780451492951
"A riveting, terrifying, thrilling story of a netherworld that few people know about, and fewer will ever see . . . The soul of this book is as wild as the ocean itself." --Susan Casey, best-selling author of   The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean A riveting,...
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HPC155
$29.95  
Hardcover, Caroline Woodward, 232pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781550177275
In 2007, Caroline Woodward was itching for a change. With an established career in book-selling and promotion, four books of her own and having raised a son with her husband, Jeff, she yearned for adventure and to re-ignite her passion for writing. Jeff was tired of piecing together low-paying...
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HRW134
$29.95  
Hardcover, Anthony J. Vallone, 312pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781588341372
Air Vagabonds  is the story of the amazing, true (mis)adventures of a band of rogues piloting aircraft alone into exotic and deadly destinations. In the late 1970s and through the 1980s the demand for light aircraft eclipsed anything seen before or since. This created the need for a...
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PER218
$27.95  
Hardcover, Barry Blanchard, 440pages, 6.5 x 9.5, ISBN: 9781938340314
With heart-pounding descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Barry Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor Native American/white kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected alpinists in the world. At thirteen, he learned to rappel when he joined the...
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MPS162
$25.99  
Hardcover, George Michelsen Foy, 304pages, 5.8 x 1.2 x 8.6, ISBN: 9781250052681
Navigation is the key human skill. It's something we do everywhere, whether feeling our way through a bedroom in the dark, or charting a ship's course. But how does navigation affect our brains, our memory, ourselves? Blending scientific research and memoir, and written in beautiful prose, ...
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HPC152
$24.95  
Paperback, Bill Proctor & Yvonne Maximchuk, 288pages, 6 x 0.6 x 7.8, ISBN: 9781550172911
The big flood tide that accompanies the full moon is a pivotal event for those who make a living from the sea. Salmon returning to their natal rivers and streams always come in on the full moon tide, so this is the best time for fishing. And since the full moon ebb tide retreats farther than...
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MOU096
$24.95  
Hardcover, Leif Whittaker, 288pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9781680510683
In 1963, the world followed the first American Mount Everest Expedition, and watched as "Big Jim" Whittaker became the first American to stand on top of the world. He returned home a hero.  My Old Man and the Mountain  is Leif Whittaker's engaging and humorous story of what it was...
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SKY144
$22.99  
Hardcover, Laura Hartema, 208pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781510731516
Full of unusual characters, mischief, camaraderie, and testosterone-fueled man gossip. Bering Sea Strong  is a tale of adventure and self-discovery. The story portrays a young woman on a solo journey, pushed to the edge of the earth and further from the weight of family—marked by divorce,...
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SJP007
$21.95  
Hardcover, Helene Glidden, 216pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780985889715
Readers can once again enjoy Helene Glidden's classic, "The Light on the Island" as this 50th Anniversary Edition retells the touching story of a young girl growing up on Patos Island in the San Juan Archipelago. Her parents raised thirteen children while her father served as the Patos Island...
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WWN821
$21.95  
Paperback, Donald L. Barlett & James B. Steele, 688pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780393326024
The life that inspired the major motion picture The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. Howard Hughes has always fascinated the public with his mixture of secrecy, dashing lifestyle, and reclusiveness. This is the book that breaks through the image to get at...
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ABI001
$18.95  
Abigail B. Calkin Ph.D., 252pages, 6 x 0.6 x 9, ISBN: 9780615591933
When Captain Larry Hills attempted to rescue his deckhand, he too was tragically caught in the lines that whipped and wrapped the two men against the net reel of the trawler like captured fish. In the moment before the deckhand’s death he was the only one who heard Larry’s cold...
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SJP006
$17.95  
Paperback, June Burn, 338pages, 8.5 x 5.5, ISBN: 9780970739995
Courage, gaiety, and a fresh approach to life are reflected in this unconventional autobiography. It is a story of twentieth-century pioneers as resourceful as ever they were in the days of the old frontier. June Burn and her husband Farrar determined to go their own sweet way, enjoying first...
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IPS057
$16.95  
Paperback, Andrew Schelling, 336pages, 5.5 x 8.5, ISBN: 9781640090415
" Tracks Along the Left Coast  more than accomplishes its self-appointed task of celebrating de Angulo’s legacy." ― Rain Taxi "Schelling’s biography of Jaime de Angulo―'cattle puncher, medical doctor, bohemian, buckeroo,' among other things―presents a fascinating, full-bodied...
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HRW103
$15.99  
Paperback, Julia Hill, 288pages, 5.3 x 8, ISBN: 9780062516596
On December 18, 1999, Julia Butterfly Hill's feet touched the ground for the first time in over two years, as she descended from "Luna," a thousand year-old redwood in Humboldt County, CA. Hill had climbed 180 feet up into the tree high on a mountain on December 10, 1997, for what she thought...
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RAN003
$13.99  
Paperback, J. Maarten Troost, 239pages, 5 x 8, ISBN: 9780767921992
The hilarious tale of the author's time on Vanuatu, a rugged cluster of islands where the natives gorge themselves on kava and are still known to 'eat the man. '
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PDB021
$10.00 $18.95  
Paperback, Lin and Larry Pardey, 220pages, 6 x 9
    Including stories from paradise and hard-won lessons in seamanship,  Taleisin’s Tales  reflects back to the first miles Lin and Larry Pardey gained together on their second boat – one they built lovingly with teak carvel planking over sawn black locust frames. The book begins with...
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RAN409
$8.50 $17.00  
Paperback, JIM ROBBINS, 256pages, 5.2 x 0.6 x 7.9, ISBN: 9780812981292
The Man Who Planted Trees  is the inspiring story of David Milarch’s quest to clone the biggest trees on the planet in order to save our forests and ecosystem—as well as a hopeful lesson about how each of us has the ability to make a difference. “When is the best time to plant a tree?...
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