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Most of the world's greatest stories have begun with a journey. Whether traveling to exotic countries with strange customs, mapping unknown seas and lands inhabited by monsters, seeking new frontiers and opportunities, being sent off to war or exile, imagining a far future or a mysterious past, or probing the depths of one's own psyche and the meaning of life itself, our taste for adventure seems limitless—even if our preferred mode of travel is a comfy reading chair.

To satisfy your adventurous spirit we offer numerous chronicles, memoirs, tales, photo albums, audio recordings, and DVDs that let you explore other lands, lives, minds, cultures, eras, perspectives, worlds, and possibilities.

 

   

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The Explorer's Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure & Exploration  

The Explorer's Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure & Exploration

Fergus Fleming & Annabel Merullo, eds. Michael Palin, intro.

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In the 18th century, exploration entered a new phase; the greatest explorers were motivated more by scientific inquiry than by commercial interest, and they set out to make a full record of ... ... read more

 
In Darkest Alaska: Travel and Empire Along the Inside Passage  

In Darkest Alaska: Travel and Empire Along the Inside Passage

Robert Campbell.

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Even before the great Klondike Gold Rush of 1897, Alaska loomed large in the American imagination as a land of unknown wonders. Thousands of adventurers journeyed along the Inside Passage—the nearly ... ... read more

 
Outlaws!: Adventures of Pirates, Scoundrels, and Other Rebels  

Outlaws!: Adventures of Pirates, Scoundrels, and Other Rebels

Laurent Maréchaux. Louise Lalaurie Rogers, trans.

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The French seem to have a certain weakness for the outlaw—the man or woman of action who, ill-suited to the strictures and reprobation of society, chooses to live by his or her own rules. Indeed, the ... ... read more

 
Travels of the <I>Zephyr</I>: An Interactive Journey Around the World  

Travels of the Zephyr: An Interactive Journey Around the World

Caroline Mac Killian. Caroline Guezille, text. Elisabeth Ferte, design. Nicholas Elliott, trans.

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This beautifully illustrated scrapbook for readers 6 to 11 is a snapshot of the world circa 1925, looking in on cultures, creatures, and environments all over the globe through the log of the ... ... read more

 
The Best American Travel Writing 2012  

The Best American Travel Writing 2012

William T. Vollmann, ed. Jason Wilson, series ed.

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National Book Award–winning novelist and social critic William T. Vollmann is also (since his travels among the mujahideen in 1982 Afghanistan) an inveterate travel writer. Here are 19 pieces he ... ... read more

 
 
The Liquid Continent Volume I: Alexandria: A Mediterranean Trilogy  

The Liquid Continent Volume I: Alexandria: A Mediterranean Trilogy

Nicholas Woodsworth.

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When Nicholas Woodsworth came to Alexandria, he immediately felt its particular atmosphere: "There is an intimacy, a garrulous warmth and near-tribal sociability that belongs to this city and is ... ... read more

 
The Liquid Continent Volume III: Istanbul: A Mediterranean Trilogy  

The Liquid Continent Volume III: Istanbul: A Mediterranean Trilogy

Nicholas Woodsworth.

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Setting out from Venice to complete his circumnavigation of the Mediterranean, in this third and final book of the Liquid Continent trilogy, Nicholas Woodsworth again takes the road less traveled, ... ... read more

 
Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure, and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America  

Darwin Slept Here: Discovery, Adventure, and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America

Eric Simons.

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One snowy day in Ushuaia, Argentina, which calls itself the "southernmost city in the world," environmental and science writer Eric Simons picked up a copy of Charles Darwin's Voyage of the ... ... read more

 
The Far Side of the World: An Aubrey & Maturin Adventure  

The Far Side of the World: An Aubrey & Maturin Adventure

Patrick O'Brian.

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The War of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling ... ... read more

 
Scott of the Antarctic: The Definitive Biography  

Scott of the Antarctic: The Definitive Biography

David Crane.

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Since Robert Falcon Scott's death in 1912, he has been the subject of innumerable books, some declaring him a hero, others dismissing him as an irresponsible fool. In either case, the man behind the ... ... read more

 
 
Seven Seasons in Siena: My Quixotic Quest for Acceptance Among Tuscany's Proudest People  

Seven Seasons in Siena: My Quixotic Quest for Acceptance Among Tuscany's Proudest People

Robert Rodi.

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Siena seems at first glance to be a typical Italian city; within its medieval walls the citizens wear designer clothes, carry cell phones, and indulge in superb local cuisine. But unlike neighboring ... ... read more

 
Wainwright: The Podcasts: Everything You Need for Eight Great Days Out on the Fells  

Wainwright: The Podcasts: Everything You Need for Eight Great Days Out on the Fells

Alfred Wainwright. Chris Jesty, ed. Eric Robson, intro. Nik Wood-Jones, narr.

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In Britain the name of Alfred Wainwright is synonymous with walks along the fells—the ridges, hills, and plateaus—of the Lake District, and his hand-drawn, handwritten guides have been classics for ... ... read more

 
Hero and the Sinking Ships  

Hero and the Sinking Ships

Richard Hamilton. Sam Hearn, illus.

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Forced to leave their beloved nest by a cook and a cat on the inside and the cold and wet weather outside, the Morgan Street Rats set sail for travel and adventure (and a warm and smelly place to ... ... read more

 
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe  

The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe

Glynis Ridley.

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An herbologist in 18th-century France and the lover of botanist Philibert Commerson, Jeanne Baret disguised herself as a man to accompany him on the first French circumnavigation of the world. Glynis ... ... read more

 
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