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Famous Explorers - Books

Pink Boots and a Machete
Pink Boots and a Machete
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Category: Books/Exploration

Compellingly written by the woman the New York Times exclaims has "the spirit of a female Indiana Jones," this utterly entertaining page-turner tells the incredible story of the NFL cheerleader turned world-renowned primatologist. Starting with her very sheltered childhood (her parents would not allow her to join the Girl Scouts because they thought it was too dangerous) up to her death-defying adventures around the globe and landmark discovery of a new species of lemur, Mireya Mayor takes readers on a sometimes hair-raising, frequently humorous, always wild journey through her life. From first page to last, the charismatic author demonstrates her unrelenting determination, incredible sense of adventure, and, above all, her fierce love of animals.


$26.00
No One Loved Gorillas More: Dian Fossey, Letters from the Mist
No One Loved Gorillas More: Dian Fossey, Letters from the Mist
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Category: Books/Exploration
In December 1985, Dr. Dian Fossey's body was discovered at Karisoke, the research station she had established high in the Virunga mountains of Africa, and where she dedicated 18 years of her life to the study and preservation of the endangered mountain gorilla. In that time Dian had struggled against ill health, opposition from the authorities, poachers, personal tragedy, and the isolation of Karisoke's remote location. Her strength of will, outspoken nature, and all-consuming passion for the gorillas earned her renown and respect and helped bring the plight of these magnificent creatures and her groundbreaking observations on their behavior to the world's attention.
$30.00
Book of Marvels
Book of Marvels
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Category: Books/Exploration

This eclectic history of exploration spans antiquity to the 1800s, encompassing times when new marvels might be waiting over the next hill, or a new world just over the horizon.


$30.00
Exploration Experience
Exploration Experience
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Category: Books/Exploration

Filled with the people who made and changed the course of history, this thrilling book takes readers on a voyage of discovery—in a fun and dynamic format that's unique among reference books. From the travels of Erik the Red through the journeys of Marco Polo to the heroic attempts of Livingstone and Scott, these intrepid explorers have expanded our knowledge of the world.


$50.00
$11.99
Worlds to Explore - Softcover
Worlds to Explore - Softcover
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Category: Books/Exploration

Polar fleece, titanium, and GPS have forever changed the face of exploration. Today an explorer can make a phone call from the top of Mount Everest and geo-locate himself in the thickest rain forest or the widest desert. Yet despite these advances, few modern adventures get close to the charm and romance of dispatches from the Society's earliest explorers. In those bygone days, the pages of National Geographic were as close as most people could get to high adventure and faraway lands—and here's a chance to recapture them.


$15.95
On Assignment With National Geographic
On Assignment With National Geographic
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Category: Books/Exploration

It's well known that National Geographic has been to the top of Mount Everest and reached the depths of the Mariana Trench, but did you know... a 1957 National Geographic article inspired the creator of the pink plastic lawn flamingo? ...a National Geographic writer on assignment found the source of the Amazon River? ...the world-famous photo of our green-eyed Afghan girl almost never happened?


$9.95
Mystery on Everest: A Photobiography of George Mallory
Mystery on Everest: A Photobiography of George Mallory
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Culture

George Mallory tried to climb Mount Everest three times, dying on his final attempt. Whether he reached the summit before he died—which would have made him the first human known to do so—remains a mystery. But Mallory's larger-than-life personality and spirit of adventure captured the imagination of his generation. With duo-tone photographs, compelling text, and quotes from Mallory, this book paints a vivid picture of the explorer. From Mallory's youthful romping in the Welsh foothills to his incredible perseverance in attacking the world's highest mountain, young readers follow the exploits of this dashing adventurer who possessed equal drive and charm.


$17.95
$13.99
Triumph on Everest: A Photobiography of Sir Edmund Hillary
Triumph on Everest: A Photobiography of Sir Edmund Hillary
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Biography
This action-packed book celebrates the extraordinary life of Sir Edmund Hillary, the New Zealand farm boy who in May 1953 became the first person known to have reached the summit of Mount Everest. Roped to a Sherpa named Tenzing Norgay, the iron-willed Hillary crossed deadly icefalls, clawed his way up vertical walls, and persevered through gale-force winds until he finally reached the top of the world. Along with this gripping adventure, readers follow the explorer's route to the South Pole, his quest to find the Abominable Snowman, and his continuing efforts to help the Sherpa people, without whom, Hillary is convinced, he never would have scaled Everest. Young readers will find this book hard to put down!
$17.95
The Call of Everest
The Call of Everest
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Category: Books/Exploration

50 years after the historical 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, National Geographic is publishing the ultimate illustrated volume on Everest, featuring legendary mountaineer Conrad Anker's anniversary ascent on the mountain and filled with stories and photographs chosen to capture the danger, the intrigue, the legacy, and the prevailing power of this mountain in the world's imagination.


$35.00
My Father, the Captain
My Father, the Captain
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Category: Books/Exploration

Jean-Michel Cousteau takes an open and intimate look at the life he shared with his father, and the legend he has taken it upon himself to carry. In so doing, he hopes to shed new and meaningful light on the life and work of a man who inspired millions to reconsider our relationship with the sea and its creatures-and, in the process, to understand a little more about himself and his family as well.


$26.00
Polar Obsession
Polar Obsession
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Category: Books/Exploration

The Arctic is in Paul Nicklen's blood. Born and raised on Baffin Island, Nunavut, he grew up in one of the only non-Inuit families in a tiny native settlement amid the ice fields, floes, and frigid seas of Northern Canada.


$50.00
$29.00