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Finding Everett Ruess: The Life and Unsolved Disappearance of a Legendary Wilderness Explorer
4.6 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews
Finding Everett Ruess is the definitive biography of the artist, writer, and eloquent celebrator of the wilderness whose bold solo explorations of the American West and mysterious disappearance in the Utah desert at age 20 have earned him a large and devoted cult following. More than 75 years after his vanishing, Ruess stirs the kinds of passion and speculation accorded such legendary doomed American adventurers as Into the Wild's Chris McCandless and Amelia Earhart.
''I have not tired of the
Arctic Homestead: The True Story of One Family's Survival and Courage in the Alaskan Wilds
4.7 out of 5 stars with 97 reviews
In 1973, Norma Cobb, her husband Lester, and their five children pulled up stakes in the lower 48 and headed north to Alaska to follow a pioneer dream of claiming land under the Homestead Act. The only land available lay north of Fairbanks near the Arctic Circle where grizzlies outnumbered humans 20 to one.
In addition to fierce winters and predatory animals, the Alaskan frontier drew the more unsavory elements of society's fringes. From the beginning, the Cobbs found themselves pitted in a
The Tenth Island: Finding Joy, Beauty, and Unexpected Love in the Azores
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ean: 9781503941328, isbn: 1503941329,
4.9 out of 5 stars with 34 reviews
From a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer comes an exuberant memoir of personal loss and longing, and finding connection on the remote Azorean Islands of the Atlantic Ocean.Reporter Diana Marcum is in crisis. A long-buried personal sadness is enfolding her—and her career is stalled—when she stumbles upon an unusual group of immigrants living in rural California. She follows them on their annual return to the remote Azorean Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, where bulls run down village streets,
Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios
4.8 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
Holly FitzGerald and her husband, Fitz - married less than two years - set out on a yearlong honeymoon adventure of a lifetime, backpacking around the world. Five months into the trip, their plane crash-lands in Peru at a penal colony walled in by jungle, and their blissfully romantic journey turns into a terrifying nonstop labyrinth of escape and survival.
On a small, soon-ravaged raft that quickly becomes their entire universe through dangerous waters alive with deadly animals and fish,
Emperors of the Ice: A True Story of Disaster and Survival in the Antarctic, 1910-13
4.9 out of 5 stars with 91 reviews
Apsley George Benet Cherry-Garrard has always dreamt of becoming an explorer. So in the spring of 1910, when Captain Robert Falcon Scott offers young ''Cherry'' the position of Assistant Zoologist aboard the Terra Nova, Cherry considers himself the luckiest man alive.
Cherry's luck, however, will soon change. Far off in the icy unknown of Antarctica, where temperatures plummet below - 77°F, exploration is synonymous with a struggle for life. Frostbite, scurvy, hidden ice chasms, and packs of
All over the Place: Adventures in Travel, True Love, and Petty Theft
4.7 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews
Some people are meant to travel the globe, to unwrap its secrets and share them with the world. And some people have no sense of direction, are terrified of pigeons, and get motion sickness from tying their shoes. These people are meant to stay home and eat nachos.
Geraldine DeRuiter is the latter. But she won't let that stop her.
Hilarious, irreverent, and heartfelt, All over the Place chronicles the years Geraldine spent traveling the world after getting laid off from a job she loved.
unleash the power of the female brain Audiobook:By Daniel G. Amen M.D.:Unleash the Power of the Female Brain: SUPERCHANGING YOURS FOR BETTER HEALTH, ENERGY, MOOD, FOCUS, AND SEX [Audiobook, Unabridged]
4.3 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
From one of the world's leading experts on how the brain works, a step-by-step, practical program for women to achieve greater health, energy, and lasting happiness by harnessing the power of the female brain.
For the first time, bestselling author and brain expert Dr. Daniel G. Amen offers insight on the unique characteristics and needs of the female brain and a practical, prescriptive program targeted specifically for women to help them thrive. In this breakthrough guide based on research
Charles Kingsford Smith and Those Magnificent Men
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews
Known to millions of Australians simply as 'Smithy', Sir Charles Kingsford Smith was one of Australia's true 20th century legends. In an era in which aviators were superstars, Smithy was among the greatest and, throughout his amazing career, his fame in Australia was matched only by that of Don Bradman. Among other achievements, Smithy was the first person to fly across the Pacific, he broke the record for the fastest flight from England to Australia, and at one point he held more long-distance