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1 ALEXANDER, CAROLINE. The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1999. 0375404031 / 9780375404030 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
In August 1914, days before the outbreak of the First World War, the renowned explorer Ernest Shackleton and a crew of twenty-seven set sail for the South Atlantic in pursuit of the last unclaimed prize in the history of exploration: the first crossing on foot of the Antarctic continent. Weaving a treacherous path through the freezing Weddell Sea, they had come within eighty-five miles of their destination when their ship, Endurance, was trapped fast in the ice pack. Soon the ship was crushed like match wood, leaving the crew stranded on the floes. Their ordeal would last for twenty months, and they would make two near-fatal attempts to escape by open boat before their final rescue. Drawing upon previously unavailable sources, Caroline Alexander gives us a riveting account of Shackleton's expedition--one of history's greatest epics of survival 
Price: 28.98 USD
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2 AMBROSE, STEPHEN E. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson And The Opening Of The American West.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1996. 0684811073 / 9780684811079 Nineteenth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Includes a gift inscription on the front endpaper. 
The definitive book on the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Mississippi River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the Pacific Ocean, and Back. Lewis was the perfect choice. This is a book about a hero. This is a book about national unity. But it is also a tragedy. Includes an Index. "A superb portrayal of this fascinating pioneer of exploration and natural history. A must-read for those with an interest in the American West, the frontier, and American History." - Elizabeth Marshall Thomas 
Price: 13.49 USD
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3 CABEZA DE VACA; LONG, HANIEL. Interlinear To Cabeza De Vaca: His Relation Of The Journey Florida To The Pacific 1528-1536.
Frontier Press, New York: 1969. Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Along in late November, 1528, a handful of Spaniards, survivors of an ill-starred expedition to Florida, were washed ashore in the Gulf of Mexico, some think near the present site of Galveston. One of these men was Nunez Cabeza de Vaca, thirty-eight years old, the lieutenant of the expedition, an adaptable man with some secret of growth in him. Despite the privations he had endured, this Nunez led two other Spaniards and a Moor on a journey across the entire continent, barefoor and naked, which occupied them eight years. 
Price: 49.40 USD
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4 CAMERON, IAN. Magellan And The First Circumnavigation Of The World.
Saturday Review Press, New York: 1973. 0841502579 / 9780841502574 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 10.69 USD
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5 CARROLL, FRANCES LAVERNE. Destination Discovery! Activities And Resources For Studying Columbus And Other Explorers.
American Library Association, Chicago: 1994. 0838906346 / 9780838906347 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
Combines independent and cooperative learning activities with related resources to help teachers and librarians guide students through Columbus' explorations in ways that are relevant to understanding all adventures of discovery. Includes an Index. 
Price: 17.58 USD
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6 CLARKE, ARTHUR C. The Reefs Of Taprobane: Underwater Adventures Around Ceylon.
Harper & Brothers, New York: 1957. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is worn and torn. 

Price: 28.50 USD
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7 COLUMBUS, CHRISTOPHER; FUSON, ROBERT H. (TRANSLATOR). The Log Of Christopher Columbus.
International Marine Publishing Company, Camden: 1987. 0877429510 / 9780877429517 Fourth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
As he set sail in 1492 on the voyage that would culminate in the discovery of the New World, Christopher Columbus resolved to "write down everything that I might do and see and experience on this voyage, from day to day and very carefully." True to his pledge, he kept a daily account of his adventures, which he presented to Queen Isabella upon his return to Spain in 1493. The Log of Christopher Columbus presents the first historically accurate and readable translation/reconstruction of Columbus's famous Voyage of Discovery, based on authentic source materials. Includes an Index. 
Price: 32.16 USD
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8 COLUMBUS, CHRISTOPHER; SKELTON, R. A. (APPENDIX). The Journal Of Christopher Columbus.
Bonanza Books, New York: 1989. 0517696991 / 9780517696996 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover, with dustjacket. Good condition. 
This Journal, which Columbus presented to Ferdinand and Isabella on his return to Spain in 1493, is the ships' log-book containing the official record of his first voyage. Every page reveals a combination of objective observation and credulity, of commercial interests and religious inspiration, of spontaneity and sophisticated calculation. Contains 80 black-and-white illustrations. Translated from the Spanish by Cecil Jane. 
Price: 44.11 USD
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9 COUSTEAU, JACQUES-YVES & RICHARDS, MOSE. Jacques Cousteau's Amazon Journey.
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York: 1984. 0810918137 / 9780810918139 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The story of renowned oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, his son Jean-Michel, and a Cousteau Society team of divers, scientists, photographers, and support personnel's unprecedented 18-month-long investigation of this great waterway - navigating upstream some 2,300 miles and tracing the river from its mouth in the Atlantic to its source 18,000 fet high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. It was Cousteau's most ambitious and comprehensive expedition up to that time. 
Price: 19.86 USD
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10 COUSTEAU, JEAN-MICHEL & RICHARDS, MOSE. Cousteau's Papua New Guinea Journey.
Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York: 1989. 0810931516 / 9780810931510 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
In 1988, the Cousteau Society set out to explore the rich aquatic and land environments and the diverse cultures of the eastern half of the large Pacific island of New Guinea known today as the independent nation of Papua New Guinea. In addition to the vivid narrative account of the day to day events of the expedition teams - one of which sailed up the fabled Sepik River to art and pottery-making villages whose crafts are treasured in world museums - the text of this book is interspersed with dramatic, personal reflections of the sights and sounds of the place drawn directly from the log books and diaries of crew members. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.78 USD
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11 DE GRAMONT, SANCHE. The Strong Brown God: The Story Of The Niger River.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1976. 0395197821 / 9780395197820 First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
The story of the European explorers who tried, first, to find the fabled river that curled like a question mark through the deserts and jungles of West Africa - and, then, to reach its mysterious mouth. It is the story, too, of an imperialist march of conquest that was, time and again, rebuffed as much by the mosquito as by the Africans and one that brought England and France to the brink of war over the possession of a few mud-walled outposts. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Includes an Index. 
Price: 12.21 USD
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12 EARLE, SYLVIA A.; GIDDINGS, AL. Exploring The Deep Frontier: The Adventure Of Man In The Sea.
National Geographic Society, Washington: 0870443437 / 9780870443435 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is torn in theback. 

Price: 11.40 USD
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13 ELLSBERG, COMMANDER EDWARD. Hell On Ice: The Saga Of The " Jeannette'.
Dodd, Mead & Company, New York: 1938. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 14.73 USD
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14 FARRINGTON, KAREN. Historical Atlas Of Expeditions.
Checkmark Books, New York: 2000. 0816044325 / 9780816044320 First Edition (unsrtated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Follows the journeys of many adventures from the early Vikings to David Livingstone. Each gripping account includes detailed information on famous explorers, their overland expeditions, and the people they met; colorful illustrations depicting the many natural barriers each explorer encountered and overcame; and timelines and maps. Includes an Index. 
Price: 41.09 USD
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15 FREEMAN, THOMAS & CUSTIS, PETER. Southern Counterpart To Lewis And Clark: The Freeman And Custis Expedition Of 1806.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2002. Volume 67 in American Exploration and Travel Series s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In 1806 President Thomas Jefferson sent cartographer Thomas Freeman and botanist Peter Custis to explore the southen Louisiana Purchase westward to the Rocky Moutnains. Stopped by a Spanish army in what is today extreme southern Oklahoma, they did not complete their mission. President Jefferson minimized their failure by focusing instead on the success of their northern counterparts Lewis and Clark. Hence the fame of Lewis and Clark and the virtual anonymity of Freeman and Custis-until now, thanks to editor Dan L. Flores. Dan Flores presents the primary documents created by Freeman and Custis during their ill-fated attempt to explore the Louisiana territory and areas west of the Mississippi in 1806. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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16 HARRIS, EDWARD D.; COLLINS, MICHAEL (INTRODUCTORY ESSAY). World Explorers: John Charles Fremont And The Great Western Reconnaissance.
Chelsea House Publisher, New York: 1990. 079101312X / 9780791013120 Second Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
A biography of the nineteenth century soldier, politician, and explorer whose many expeditions helped open up the western territories to settlers. Includes an Index. 
Price: 14.44 USD
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17 HARRISSE, HENRY. The Discovery Of North America: A Critical, Documentary And Historic Investigation.
Distributed for Martino Publishing, Mansfield Centre by Oak Knoll Press, New Castle: 2006. Reprint of the 1892 first edition first published by Henry Stevens and Sons in London and H. Welter in Paris. h Hardcover. Brand new book. 
With an Essay on the Early Cartography of the New World, Including Descriptions of Two Hundred and Fifty Maps or Globes, Existing or Lost, Constructed Before the Year 1536. To Which Are Added, A Chronology Of One Hundred Voyages Westward, Projected, Attempted, Or Accomplished Between 1431 And 1504, Biographical Accounts Of The Three Hundred Pilots Who First Crossed The Atlantic, And A Copious List Of The Original Names Of American Regions, Caciqueships, Mountains, Islands, Capes, Gulfs, Rivers, Towns, And Harbours. 2006 8vo. cloth. xii, 802 pages, 23 leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., maps A standard work on the early discovery of North America. "The book is a monument of industry and research, and every scholar must feel a kind of personal obligation to its authorÉ Part First deals with the voyages, from that of John Cabot in 1497 to that of Estevan Gomez in 1524-1525. In part two Mr. Harrisse describes the early cartography, the maps of Seville and St. Die, the Portuguese Charts and the Lusitano-Germanic maps, of which he distinguishes five types. Part three presents a catalogue of the oldest maps of America; Part four, a chronology of voyages from 1431 to 1504; and part five, biographies of pilots and cartographers for the period 1492-1550." - Hurlbut, Journal of the American Geographical Society of New York. Vol. 24 (1892), pp. 565-578. 
Price: 118.75 USD
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18 HEYERDAHL, THOR; CRAMPTON, PATRICIA (TRANSLATED BY). The Ra Expeditions.
Doubleday and Company, Inc., New York: 1971. Book Club Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Author sails a ship made of papyrus reeds across the Atlantic to prove that Egyptians could have discovered the New World. 
Price: 11.40 USD
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19 HEYERDAHL, THOR; CRAMPTON, PATRICIA (TRANSLATED BY). The Ra Expeditions.
Doubleday and Company, Inc., New York: 1971. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Author sails a ship made of papyrus reeds across the Atlantic to prove that Egyptians could have discovered the New World. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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20 HEYERDAHL, THOR; CRAMPTON, PATRICIA (TRANSLATED BY). The Ra Expeditions.
Doubleday and Company, Inc., New York: 1971. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Author sails a ship made of papyrus reeds across the Atlantic to prove that Egyptians could have discovered the New World. 
Price: 5.70 USD
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