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  • Details about The Lost City of the Monkey God

    The Lost City of the Monkey God

    Douglas Preston

    A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Since the days of conquistador Hern_n Cort_s, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred cit……more

  • Details about West with the Night

    West with the Night

    Beryl Markham

    West with the Night is the story of Beryl Markham--aviator, racehorse trainer, beauty--and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and '30s.…more

  • Details about Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

    Figures in a Landscape: People and Places

    Paul Theroux

    A delectable collection of Theroux's recent writing on great places, people, and prose In the spirit of his much-loved Sunrise with Seamonsters and Fresh Air Fiend, Paul Theroux's latest collection of essays leads the reader through a dazzling array of sights, characters, and experiences, as Theroux applies his signature searching curiosity to a life lived as much in reading as on the road. This writerly tour-de-force features a satisfyingly varied selection of topics that showcase Theroux's s……more

  • Details about The river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey

    The river of doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey

    Candice Millard

    At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait,The River of Doubtis the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. The River of Doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a ro……more

  • Details about Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

    Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

    Ben Montgomery

    Winner of the 2014 National Outdoor Book Awards for History/Biography Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. And in September 1955, having survived a rattlesnake strike, two hurricanes, and a run-in with gangsters from Harlem, she stood atop……more

  • Details about Telling Our Way to the Sea: A Voyage of Discovery in the Sea of Cortez

    Telling Our Way to the Sea: A Voyage of Discovery in the Sea of Cortez

    Aaron Hirsh

    A luminous and revelatory journey into the science of life and the depths of the human experience By turns epic and intimate, Telling Our Way to the Sea is both a staggering revelation of unraveling ecosystems and a profound meditation on our changing relationships with nature--and with one another. When the biologists Aaron Hirsh and Veronica Volny, along with their friend Graham Burnett, a historian of science, lead twelve college students to a remote fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, ……more

  • Details about The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier

    The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier

    Jim Davidson; Kevin Vaughan; Jim Davidson

    "My eyes travel up the frozen walls. I figure it is eighty feet up to the sunlight. The walls above me climb up at about eighty degrees, then they go dead vertical, and then, higher up, they overhang. It is as if I am looking out from the belly of a beast, its jagged white teeth interlocking above me."   In June 1992, best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price stood triumphantly atop Washington's Mount Rainier, celebrating what they hoped would be the first of many milestones in their lives ……more

  • Details about Arctic labyrinth : the quest for the Northwest Passage

    Arctic labyrinth : the quest for the Northwest Passage

    Glyn Williams.

    The elusive dream of locating the Northwest Passage--an ocean route over the top of North America that promised a short cut to the fabulous wealth of Asia-obsessed explorers for centuries. While global warming has brought several such routes into existence, until recently these channels were hopelessly choked by impassable ice. Voyagers faced unimaginable horrors--entire ships crushed, mass starvation, disabling frostbite, even cannibalism--in pursuit of a futile goal. InArctic Labyrinth, Glyn W……more