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Trango, Nameless Tower.
by Kapanya Kitaba

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English

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April 26, 2017

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Trango, Nameless Tower, illustrated climbing history.
Sailing Alone Around the World (Annotated)
by Joshua Slocum

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English

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April 27, 2017

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Sailing Alone Around the World (1900) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray. Slocum was the first person to sail around the world alone. The book was an immediate success and highly influential in inspiring later travelers.
The Art Of Unpredictability: Escape Routine. Go On Adventures. Li...
by Will Collette

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English

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Publication Date

April 29, 2017

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Believe in being excited about uncertainty. Through stories of spontaneous adventures, unexpected outcomes, and miracles, this book will show you how to embrace unpredictability and use it as a tool to reach your biggest goals.
In Search of a Fair Wind: The Sea Letters of Georgia Townsend Yat...
by , Georgia Yates

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English

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April 28, 2017

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How far will a young wife and mother go to find adventure?<br /><br />In 1891, twenty-four-year-old Georgia Townsend Yates packed up her infant daughter and left her affluent life in the farming town of Sycamore, Illinois, to journey halfway around the world. She had known her sea-captain husband, Jack Yates, for just two years, and her only knowledge of seafaring came from literature.<br /><br />For fifteen months, Georgia lived in the closed-off world of her husband’s ship, the Willie Reed. To record her journey, she wrote letters to her mother back in Sycamore. Her sea letters show pluck and humor and provide a fascinating glimpse into the daily life of a captain’s wife who does everything from mending shirts to hunting albatross. Georgia’s insights on first-time motherhood, maritime domesticity, and even mutiny are as fresh and exciting today as when she wrote them.<br /><br />Supplemental material by historian Clint Cargile provides further context for the life and world of Georgia Townsend Yates. Her prominent family carved their path from New York to Illinois, bringing big ideas about industry and equality with them. Inheriting her family’s wanderlust, Georgia followed her heart to the far side of the world before carving her own path in Maine and then Boise, Idaho. Her letters share the glory and tedium of an ocean voyage and exemplify her life-long quest In Search of a Fair Wind.
My escapes: Escapes from Behind the Iron Curtain & Escapes from m...
by Zoltan Bartok

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English

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April 27, 2017

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The two books (Escapes from Behind the Iron Curtain & Escapes from myself) have been available separately for some time. Publishing them together brings a discounted price for the reader interested in purchasing both.
Carry On: Stan Zuray's Journey from Boston Greaser to Alaskan Hom...
by , Stan Zuray

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English

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199

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April 28, 2017

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In 1960s inner city Boston, Stan Zuray had no future. As the Vietnam war took more and more of his friends, and many of those who returned sank further into drugs and despair, Stan looked for meaning and found nothing. His life's purpose lay thirty-three hundred miles northwest, deep in the Tozitna River Valley in the heart of Alaska's frozen interior. <br /><br />Deadly cold, famine, grizzly bears, and one unruly sled dog with a grudge kept Stan on the knife's edge between survival and death. Humbled by the power of nature, the Boston greaser who was destined for prison found a new life in the wild, where one mistake can prove fatal. This is the true story of Stan Zuray's incredible journey; the reformation of a man's heart and mind in the forbidding darkness of Alaska's endless winter.
La course de ma vie : 100km de Biel/Bienne (French Edition)
by José Duarte

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French

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April 27, 2017

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Nous sommes dans les années 70, je venais de renter du Portugal, malgré qui j’ai toujours pratiqué un peu de sport comme foot, vélo et course à pied, mais pour des motifs professionnel, j’ai laisse de pratiquer et par la suite, je me suis senti un peu lourd et mal à l’aise. <br /><br />Tout a commencé un jour lequel j’ai me sentais à stresser avec ma vie en général. J’ai décidé de reprendre un peu de formes physiques en me mettant à faire des petites promenades dans les forêts d’Orpund, Brügg, et un peu de temps le virus de la course est réapparu comme un deuxième personnage qui s’est agrafé d’abord au psychique et ensuite à ma condition physique mon corps prennent des autres formes et j’ai commencé à m’apprécier même avoir un peu de narcissisme, quand je me regardais au miroir spécialement. <br />
O nasim velikanima: O nasim velikanima
by bojan savic v

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English

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February 25, 2016

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<p>This book is about famous Serbs.</p><br /><p>Book contens theirs byographys.</p><br /><p>Many of them are very famous not just in Serbia and in Europa, they are actualy famous all around the world, and most of them done very good things.Those kind of things that world in 21 century   can not be imagine  without them.</p><br /><p>They are brave, intelligent people.</p><br /><p>So read theirs biographys.</p>
Norton of Everest: The biography of E.F. Norton, soldier and moun...
by Hugh Norton

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English

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204

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May 11, 2017

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<p><i>Major Norton gave the order to fire two or three times &#8230; Their advanced machine gunners could be seen rushing forward and establishing themselves in commanding posts &#8230; Almost at once the ridge we were occupying was swept by machine gun fire &#8230; </i></p><p><b>E.F. Norton</b> lived a life of distinction in the declining years of the British Empire. Born into an accomplished, well-travelled family, he followed his heart and enlisted for a professional career as a soldier. A distinguished military career followed, punctuated with indulgences in his passion for exploration and mountaineering. The British Empire was starting to crumble, and Norton would be called upon more than once to rise to a variety of challenges.</p> <p>Norton&#8217;s gift for leadership was first demonstrated via his rapid progression through the ranks in the First World War, which paved the way for future leadership appointments, having earned the confidence and respect of those under his command. Events in the Second World War followed suit, when Norton was abruptly assigned the post of acting governor of Hong Kong, entrusted to save the civilian population from imminent Japanese invasion.</p><p>The 1924 <b>Everest</b> expedition also exemplifies the pattern of having had leadership thrust upon him &#8211; in this case when General Charles Bruce was struck down by malaria on the approach march. Leading from the front, Norton set an altitude record for climbing on Everest without supplementary oxygen &#8211; a record only bettered in 1978 when Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler made the first ascent of Everest without oxygen. Yet tragedy would follow Norton&#8217;s achievement, when <b>George Mallory</b> and <b>Andrew Irvine</b> disappeared high on the mountain.</p><p>In <i><b>Norton of Everest</b></i>, Hugh Norton has written sensitively and knowledgably about his father&#8217;s remarkable life as mountaineer, soldier, naturalist, artist and family man. As on Everest, the real story is not only the death of the gallant, but also the heroics of the quiet survivors like E.F. Norton.</p>
A charmed life in Ceylon
by Tony Buxton

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English

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April 27, 2017

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. The author's fascinating adventures in the early 50's portray an adventurous lifestyle that most of us dream about, but would be impossible today. Born in Colombo (Sri Lanka) in 1931. He spent his early childhood in England and returned to Ceylon after the war to work the family business founded by his grandfather. Not the typical colonial type, who was expected to segregate himself from the "natives" and join their exclusive clubs. Tony went against the rules and preferred the company of the Ceylonese. This resulted in him making many friends, including well-known politicians. He developed a passion for underwater exploring at a time when the sport was in its infancy and before the event of SCUBA. He gave up his job and a promising career and survived by spear fishing, catching lobsters, aquarium fish and hunting game in the jungles. He set himself up as an underwater guide attracting the wealthy and famous to this new sport. Charging nothing for his services, they repaid him by inviting him to their homes in Europe where he experienced a lavish lifestyle that he hardly knew existed. During these trips, he married three of his four wives; two Scandinavian supermodels and an Italian actress, no doubt intrigued by his glamorous exploits. But none of them could fit into his adventurous lifestyle in Ceylon for long. The powerful Minister of Tourism, a keen diver, himself commissioned him to promote underwater tourism. They became close friends, and he was involved in political intrigues. Even with almost no money, he lived very happily bartering fish, lobsters and game for food and drink. Fluctuating between simple and lavish lifestyles. He was the first person to dive in the nearby Maldive Islands and southern India, where he created a sensation. This is an intriguing read about the not-so-distant past in a unique South-east Asian country – Ceylon- before it slid into political turmoil, isolationism, civil war...and is just now emerging as a stable member of the modernising Asian community of nations

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