by Fergus Fleming
After the Napoleonic wars, John Barrow launched the most ambitious program of exploration the world has ever seen. For thirty years, he and his teams of elite naval officers scoured the globe on a mission to fill the blanks that littered the atlases of the day.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place
by Aaron Ralston
One of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told -- Aron Ralston's searing account of his six days trapped in one of the most remote spots in America, and how one inspired act of bravery brought him home.
Into the Wild
by Jon Krakauer
Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people, a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature.
Over the edge of the world : Magellan's terrifying circumnavigation of the globe
by Laurence Bergreen
Ferdinand Magellan's daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself.
The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told
by Lamar Underwood
With 17 stories from the survival story genre, this anthology includes Jack London's classic "To Build A Fire" as well as less widely-known contributions from such authors as Maurice Herzog, Diana Preston, and Slavomir Rawicz.