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The Best American Travel Writing 2016
Bill Bryson, ed. Jason Wilson, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780544812093.  Daedalus Item Code: 69440
 
"Why do I travel? Why do any of us travel?" Bill Bryson poses these questions in his introduction to this edition of The Best American Travel Writing. And while the various contributors to ... (Read More)
 
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Between Man and Beast: An Unlikely Explorer, the Evolution Debates, and the African Adventure that Took the Victorian World by Storm
Monte Reel.
Publisher: Doubleday.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780385534222.  Daedalus Item Code: 60463
 
The author of The Last of the Tribe, former Washington Post reporter Monte Reel here gives us the riveting, almost unbelievable adventure of an unlikely young explorer who in the 1850s ... (Read More)
 
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Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage
Kathleen Winter.
Publisher: Jonathan Cape.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780224098366.  Daedalus Item Code: 63655
 
In this nonfiction follow-up to her Orange Prize and Governor General's Literary Award finalist Annabel, transplanted Canadian author Kathleen Winter impulsively embarks on an odyssey across ... (Read More)
 
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By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey
Erskine Clarke.
Publisher: Basic Books.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780465002726.  Daedalus Item Code: 60483
 
In 1834, aristocratic southerners—and former slave owners—John Leighton and Jane Wilson explored the coastline of West Africa, establishing the first American mission in the region. Over the next 17 ... (Read More)
 
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The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Glynis Ridley.
Publisher: Crown.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780307463524.  Daedalus Item Code: 23501
 
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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The Expedition: A Love Story: Solving the Mystery of a Polar Tragedy
Bea Uusma. Agnes Broomé, trans.
Publisher: Head of Zeus.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781781859629.  Daedalus Item Code: 64459
 
(Winner of Sweden's 2013 August Prize for Nonfiction) On July 11th, 1897, three men in a hydrogen balloon set out from Svalbard for the North Pole. Led by engineer August Soloman Andrée, they ... (Read More)
 
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Expert Companions: Outdoors: Skills and Tips
Lachlan McLaine, ed.
Publisher: Weldon Owen.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781742522821.  Daedalus Item Code: 64429
 
What do you do when the map showed a small stream but it's actually a river that you have to cross? Or when daylight is fading fast and you'll have to improvise shelter for the night? Or you need to ... (Read More)
 
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The Explorer's Eye: First-Hand Accounts of Adventure & Exploration
Fergus Fleming & Annabel Merullo, eds. Michael Palin, intro.
Publisher: Overlook.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781585677665.  Daedalus Item Code: 41268
 
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)
 
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From Pole to Pole: Roald Amundsen’s Journey in Flight
Garth James Cameron.
Publisher: Skyhorse.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781629146997.  Daedalus Item Code: 60754
 
For his 1911 attainment of the South Pole, Roald Amundsen used dog sleds, but 15 years later, the forward-thinking Norwegian used an airship to become the first to reach the North Pole. Garth James ... (Read More)
 
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James Fitzjames: The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition
William Battersby.
Publisher: Dundurn.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781554887811.  Daedalus Item Code: 34980
 
Having already distinguished himself in combat, charismatic naval commander James Fitzjames joined Great Britain's 1845 Franklin Expedition, thinking he would make his name; instead the expedition ... (Read More)
 
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Letters from China: The Canton-Boston Correspondence of Robert Bennet Forbes, 1838–1840
Phyllis Forbes Kerr, ed.
Publisher: Mystic Seaport.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780913372777.  Daedalus Item Code: 52868
 
In the mid-19th century, captain Robert Bennet Forbes's trading expeditions took him from Boston to such far-flung locales as China, Hong Kong, and Macao. These letters he exchanged with his wife ... (Read More)
 
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The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom
Slavomir Rawicz.
Publisher: Robinson.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781845296445.  Daedalus Item Code: 64336
 
First published in 1956, this is the incredible account of Slavomir Rawicz, a young Polish cavalry officer, arrested by the Soviet secret police in 1939 after the Red Army and the Nazis invaded ... (Read More)
 
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