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Inspirational rather than instructional, Megan Hine takes you along for a series of life-and-death adventures and shows you what happens to people when they are pushed to their limits. Being chased through the jungle by armed opium farm guards, abseiling past bears and lighting fires with tampons, Megan has seen ...
Mind of a Survivor: What the wild has taught me about survival and success
Inspirational rather than instructional, Megan Hine takes you along for a series of life-and-death adventures and shows you what happens to people when they are pushed to their limits. Being chased through the jungle by armed opium farm guards, abseiling past bears and lighting fires with tampons, Megan has seen and done it all. Mind of a Survivor is packed with adventures from the frozen tundra, sweltering deserts, humid jungles, perilous mountains and fast-flowing rivers and looks at the reasons why expeditions run into trouble. Bad weather, the lack of food or the presence of predators obviously play a huge part, but the greatest dangers come from within. Whether it's panic, ego, the cult of the leader, an unwillingness to take instruction (especially from a woman), tensions within the group or paralyzing fear, the human brain is simultaneously the greatest asset and biggest liability we have.Using life-and-death examples from her own career, Megan shows you how others have developed the attitudes and attributes to thrive in the most dangerous situations, and how those same attitudes and attributes help them confront problems and obstacles at work and at home. She'll also share with you the times when, on solo expeditions, she doubted her own mental toughness. Megan examines the human ability and instinct for survival sharing the life tools that she uses in order to survive and showing how they can as easily be applied to more domestic everyday life - from careers to relationships, she shares insight and advice from her own experiences that can help people survive in any situation and cope with whatever life throws at them.
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17.05 USD

Mind of a Survivor: What the wild has taught me about survival and success

by Megan Hine
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The Boy Apprenticed to an Enchanter
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6.510000 USD

The Boy Apprenticed to an Enchanter

by Padraic Colum
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A Monkey for All Seasons
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12.550000 USD

A Monkey for All Seasons

by Giuseppe Albero
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Barefoot in the Himalaya
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12.600000 USD

Barefoot in the Himalaya

by Giuseppe Albero
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Getting Off the X
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29.390000 USD

Getting Off the X

by Jo Patti
Hardback
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War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier
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36.740000 USD

War on the Run: The Epic Story of Robert Rogers and the Conquest of America's First Frontier

by John F Ross
CD-Audio
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Blind Curves: A Woman, a Motorcycle, and a Journey to Reinvent Herself
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17.840000 USD

Blind Curves: A Woman, a Motorcycle, and a Journey to Reinvent Herself

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Swell: A Sailing Surfer's Voyage of Awakening
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36.750000 USD

Swell: A Sailing Surfer's Voyage of Awakening

by Liz Clark
Hardback
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Limits of the Known
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32.40 USD

Limits of the Known

by David Roberts
Hardback
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No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon
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22.17 USD

No Barriers: A Blind Man's Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon

by Erik Weihenmayer
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Explore/Create: My Life in Pursuit of New Frontiers, Hidden Worlds, and the Creative Spark
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20.46 USD

Explore/Create: My Life in Pursuit of New Frontiers, Hidden Worlds, and the Creative Spark

by David Fisher, Richard Garriott
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Inspired partly by her own spirit of adventure, and partly by the stories of her native coastal ancestors, Irene Skyriver celebrated her fortieth year of life with a solo kayak voyage, paddling from Alaska to her home in Washington's San Juan Islands. Paddling with Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey interweaves ...
Paddling with Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey
Inspired partly by her own spirit of adventure, and partly by the stories of her native coastal ancestors, Irene Skyriver celebrated her fortieth year of life with a solo kayak voyage, paddling from Alaska to her home in Washington's San Juan Islands. Paddling with Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey interweaves the true account of her journey with generational stories handed down and vividly re-imagined. Beginning with her great-grandmother's seduction of an Indian fighter turned trader, and following her ancestors on both sides through oil booms, orphanages, wartime romances, dance halls and cattle ranches, Paddling with Spirits dips like a paddle itself between the stories of those who inspired her, and Irene's own journey down a lonely coast. As she encounters harsh weather, wolves, bears, whales, and the wild beauty of the coastal waters, she reflects upon her own life and on the lives of the many people she meets along the way before her final, triumphant return home. Paddling with Spirits is a wild, brave, and thrillingly original adventure.
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23.050000 USD

Paddling with Spirits: A Solo Kayak Journey

by Irene Skyriver
Paperback
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An ambitious new history of the world at the dawn of the twentieth century viewed through the lens of Conrad's life and fiction. Immigration, terrorism, the dangers of nationalism, the promise and peril of technological innovation: these forces shaped the life and work of Joseph Conrad at the dawn of ...
The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World
An ambitious new history of the world at the dawn of the twentieth century viewed through the lens of Conrad's life and fiction. Immigration, terrorism, the dangers of nationalism, the promise and peril of technological innovation: these forces shaped the life and work of Joseph Conrad at the dawn of the twentieth century. As Maya Jasanoff argues, Joseph Conrad described the beginnings of globalization as we recognize it today. As an immigrant from Poland to England, and in travels from Malaysia to the Congo to the Caribbean, Conrad traced an interconnected world and described it in a literary oeuvre of prophetic power. His life and work offer a history of globalization from the inside out, and powerfully reflect the aspirations and the challenges of the modern world. Joseph Conrad was born Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in 1857, to Polish parents in the Russian Empire. At sixteen he left the landlocked heart of Europe to become a sailor, and for the next twenty years travelled the world's oceans before settling permanently in London as an author. He saw the surging, competitive `new imperialism' that planted a flag in almost every populated part of the globe. He got a close look, too, at the places `beyond the end of telegraph cables and mail-boat lines,' and the hypocrisy of the west's most cherished ideals. Through an expert blend of history, biography, literary criticism, and travelogue, Maya Jasanoff traces the strands of Conrad's experiences and the stories of his four greatest works: The Secret Agent, Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness, and Nostromo. This spellbinding narrative casts new light on his age, and offers fresh insight into our own. Genre-bending, intellectually thrilling, and deeply humane, The Dawn Watch embarks on a bold expedition to the dark heart of Conrad and our global world.
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42.66 USD

The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World

by Maya Jasanoff
Hardback
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An unprecedented visual exploration of the intertwined histories of art and science, of the old world and the new From the voyages of Christopher Columbus to those of Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin, the depiction of the natural world played a central role in shaping how people on both ...
Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin
An unprecedented visual exploration of the intertwined histories of art and science, of the old world and the new From the voyages of Christopher Columbus to those of Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin, the depiction of the natural world played a central role in shaping how people on both sides of the Atlantic understood and imaged the region we now know as Latin America. Nature provided incentives for exploration, commodities for trade, specimens for scientific investigation, and manifestations of divine forces. It also yielded a rich trove of representations, created both by natives to the region and visitors, which are the subject of this lushly illustrated book. Author Daniela Bleichmar shows that these images were not only works of art but also instruments for the production of knowledge, with scientific, social, and political repercussions. Early depictions of Latin American nature introduced European audiences to native medicines and religious practices. By the 17th century, revelatory accounts of tobacco, chocolate, and cochineal reshaped science, trade, and empire around the globe. In the 18th and 19th centuries, collections and scientific expeditions produced both patriotic and imperial visions of Latin America. Through an interdisciplinary examination of more than 150 maps, illustrated manuscripts, still lifes, and landscape paintings spanning four hundred years, Visual Voyages establishes Latin America as a critical site for scientific and artistic exploration, affirming that region's transformation and the transformation of Europe as vitally connected histories.
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68.25 USD

Visual Voyages: Images of Latin American Nature from Columbus to Darwin

by Daniela Bleichmar
Hardback
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The story begins in a public square in New Delhi. On a cold December evening a young European woman of noble descent appears before an Indian street artist known locally as PK and asks him to paint her portrait - it is an encounter that will change their lives irrevocably. ...
The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love
The story begins in a public square in New Delhi. On a cold December evening a young European woman of noble descent appears before an Indian street artist known locally as PK and asks him to paint her portrait - it is an encounter that will change their lives irrevocably. PK was not born in the city. He grew up in a small remote village on the edge of the jungle in East India, and his childhood as an untouchable was one of crushing hardship. He was forced to sit outside the classroom during school, would watch classmates wash themselves if they came into contact with him, and had stones thrown at him when he approached the village temple. According to the priests, PK dirtied everything that was pure and holy. But had PK not been an untouchable, his life would have turned out very differently. This is the remarkable true story of how love and courage led PK to overcome extreme poverty, caste prejudice and adversity - as well as a 7,000-mile, adventure-filled journey across continents and cultures - to be with the woman he loved.
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17.05 USD

The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love

by Per J Andersson
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The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd
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26.240000 USD

The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd

by Joanna Kafarowski
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Behind a cacophony of traffic noise, iPhone alerts and our ever-spinning thoughts, an elusive notion - silence - lies in wait. But what really is silence? Where can it be found? And why is it more important now than ever?Erling Kagge, the Norwegian adventurer and polymath, once spent fifty days ...
Silence: In the Age of Noise
Behind a cacophony of traffic noise, iPhone alerts and our ever-spinning thoughts, an elusive notion - silence - lies in wait. But what really is silence? Where can it be found? And why is it more important now than ever?Erling Kagge, the Norwegian adventurer and polymath, once spent fifty days walking solo in Antarctica with a broken radio. In this meditative, charming and surprisingly powerful book, he explores the power of silence and the importance of shutting out the world. Whether you're in deep wilderness, taking a shower or on the dance floor, you can experience perfect stillness if you know where to look. And from it grows self-knowledge, gratitude, wonder and much more.Take a deep breath, and prepare to submerge yourself in Silence. Your own South Pole is out there, somewhere.
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14.44 USD

Silence: In the Age of Noise

by Erling Kagge
Hardback
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El Conquistador Alem�n Pedro L�sperguer Wittemberg: de Cortesano de Carlos V y Felipe II a C�lebre Precursor de Chile
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29.390000 USD

El Conquistador Alem�n Pedro L�sperguer Wittemberg: de Cortesano de Carlos V y Felipe II a C�lebre Precursor de Chile

by Daniel Piedrabuena Ruiz-Tagle
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In 1916, a tall ship named Hero sailed under Norwegian colours out of the Elbe river in Germany. Loaded with cargo and ostensibly bound for Australia, she was in reality a German raider: the Seeadler, commanded by German aristocrat Count Felix von Luckner. She was tasked with destroying as many ...
The Sea Devil: The Adventures of Count Felix von Luckner, the Last Raider under Sail
In 1916, a tall ship named Hero sailed under Norwegian colours out of the Elbe river in Germany. Loaded with cargo and ostensibly bound for Australia, she was in reality a German raider: the Seeadler, commanded by German aristocrat Count Felix von Luckner. She was tasked with destroying as many British merchant vessels as possible. Telling the story from the viewpoint of the utterly foxed and infuriated British Admiralty trying to capture this mysterious raider, The Sea Devil follows von Luckner's extraordinary activities. He destroyed fourteen ships, but in the most 'gentlemanly' fashion, and only one man died in the process: his modus operandi was swashbuckling adventure interspersed with lashings of champagne . As the Admiralty's fastest cruisers closed in on him, Von Luckner sped towards Cape Horn, the most dangerous stretch of water on the planet... This was a war fought in the way many thought it might be in 1914 - over by Christmas, lots of fun to be had, nothing too serious... And this is the story of a truly extraordinary character.
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32.40 USD

The Sea Devil: The Adventures of Count Felix von Luckner, the Last Raider under Sail

by Sam Jefferson
Hardback
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Portrait of a Prospector: Edward Schieffelin's Own Story
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20.950000 USD

Portrait of a Prospector: Edward Schieffelin's Own Story

by Edward Schieffelin
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[Living in a small reed hut within a traditional village on Taveuni, the garden isle of Fiji, deep in the South Seas. Studying the language, how words and grammar are brought to life through the manner in which they are reflected in social behavior. Established conventions had to be carefully ...
We Used to Eat People : Revelations of a Fiji Island Traditional Village
[Living in a small reed hut within a traditional village on Taveuni, the garden isle of Fiji, deep in the South Seas. Studying the language, how words and grammar are brought to life through the manner in which they are reflected in social behavior. Established conventions had to be carefully observed, including rules concerning how to behave in the presence of a chief. Unknowingly, the author broke many of these. But he was forgiven, adopted into a family, and accepted as a (rather unusual) member of the community. There were five cyclones that season, of terrifying strength. Daily living was at one level idyllic, with fish and taro and breadfruit. But village life pulsated with factions and feuds. These were resolved by the stern but benevolent chief (the author's 'big uncle') whose word was law. Cannibalism has been abandoned, reluctantly, at the behest of the new Christian God. But olden-days religion survived beneath the new facade, traditional priests dancing naked on the beach beneath a full moon. Surrealistic legends were recounted, one of which told of a princess born as a bird; she was murdered and thus became a comely maiden (but the murderer had to be cooked and eaten).]
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31.450000 USD

We Used to Eat People : Revelations of a Fiji Island Traditional Village

by Adjunct Professor and Deputy Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre R M W Dixon
Paperback
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Alone: Lost Overboard in the Indian Ocean
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29.390000 USD

Alone: Lost Overboard in the Indian Ocean

by Brett Archibald
Hardback
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Janet Morgan's definitive and authorised biography of Agatha Christie, with a new retrospective foreword by the author. Agatha Christie (1890-1976), the world's bestselling author, is a public institution. Her creations, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, have become fiction's most legendary sleuths and her ingenuity has captured the imagination of generations ...
Agatha Christie: A biography
Janet Morgan's definitive and authorised biography of Agatha Christie, with a new retrospective foreword by the author. Agatha Christie (1890-1976), the world's bestselling author, is a public institution. Her creations, Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, have become fiction's most legendary sleuths and her ingenuity has captured the imagination of generations of readers. But although she lived to a great age and was prolific, she remained elusively shy and determinedly private. Given sole access to family papers and other protected material, Janet Morgan's definitive biography unravels Agatha Christie's life, work and relationships, creating a revealing and faithfully honest portrait. The book has delighted readers of Christie's detective stories for more than 30 years with its clear view of her career and personality, and this edition includes a new foreword by the author reflecting on the longevity of Agatha Christie's extraordinary success and popularity.
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18.64 USD

Agatha Christie: A biography

by Janet Morgan
Paperback
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Sea Stories: True Adventures of Great Lakes Freighter Captain, Richard Metz
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13.600000 USD

Sea Stories: True Adventures of Great Lakes Freighter Captain, Richard Metz

by Captain Richard Metz
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Skinheads, Fur Traders, and Djs: An Adventure Through the 1970s
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25.190000 USD

Skinheads, Fur Traders, and Djs: An Adventure Through the 1970s

by Kim Clarke Champniss
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In April 2008, Ed Stafford began his attempt to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the River Amazon. Nearly two and a half years later, he had crossed the whole of South America to reach the mouth of the colossal river. With danger a constant ...
Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey
In April 2008, Ed Stafford began his attempt to become the first man ever to walk the entire length of the River Amazon. Nearly two and a half years later, he had crossed the whole of South America to reach the mouth of the colossal river. With danger a constant companion - outwitting alligators, jaguars, pit vipers and electric eels, not to mention overcoming the hurdles of injuries and relentless tropical storms - Ed's journey demanded extreme physical and mental strength. Often warned by natives that he would die, Ed even found himself pursued by machete-wielding tribesmen and detained for murder. However, Ed's journey was an adventure with a purpose: to help raise people's awareness of environmental issues. Ed had unprecedented access to indigenous communities and witnessed the devastating effects of the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest first-hand. His story of disappearing tribes and loss of habitats concerns us all. Ultimately though, Walking the Amazon is an account of a world-first expedition that takes readers on the most daring journey along the world's greatest river and through the most bio-diverse habitat on earth.
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17.05 USD

Walking the Amazon: 860 Days. The Impossible Task. The Incredible Journey

by Ed Stafford
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Iced in: Ten Days Trapped on the Edge of Antarctica
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29.350000 USD

Iced in: Ten Days Trapped on the Edge of Antarctica

by Chris Turney
Hardback
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At 2,922 miles, the Congo is the eighth longest river and the deepest in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Ex-Marine Phil Harwood embarked on an epic solo journey from the river's true source in the highlands of Zambia through war-torn Central Africa. With no ...
Canoeing the Congo: The First Source-to-sea Descent of the Congo River
At 2,922 miles, the Congo is the eighth longest river and the deepest in the world, with a flow rate second only to the Amazon. Ex-Marine Phil Harwood embarked on an epic solo journey from the river's true source in the highlands of Zambia through war-torn Central Africa. With no outside help whatsoever he faced swamps, waterfalls, man-eating crocodiles, hippos, aggressive snakes and spiders' webs the size of houses. He collapsed from malaria, and was arrested, intimidated and chased. On one stretch, known as 'The Abattoir' for its history of cannibalism and reputation for criminal activity, the four brothers he hired as bodyguards were asked by locals, 'Why haven't you cut his throat yet?' But he also received tremendous hospitality from proud and brave people long forgotten by the Western world, especially friendly riverside fishermen who helped wherever they could on Phil's exhilarating and terrifying five-month journey. Author's documentary film of the journey, available on his website ww.canoeingthecongo.com, won several awards and went on tour in North America with the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival.
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17.05 USD

Canoeing the Congo: The First Source-to-sea Descent of the Congo River

by Phil Harwood
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The Green Horse: My Early Years in the Canadian Rockies - A Park Warden's Story
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26.250000 USD

The Green Horse: My Early Years in the Canadian Rockies - A Park Warden's Story

by Dale Portman
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Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka
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33.600000 USD

Art of Freedom: The Life and Climbs of Voytek Kurtyka

by Bernadette McDonald
Hardback
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