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The Best American Travel Writing 2013
Elizabeth Gilbert, ed. Jason Wilson, series ed.
Publisher: Mariner.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780547808987.  Daedalus Item Code: 43636
 
Best known for her globe-hopping memoir Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert (who has been a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway, National Book Critics Circle, and National Book Awards) here collects ... (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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Birthright: The True Story That Inspired Kidnapped
A. Roger Ekirch.
Publisher: Norton.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780393340013.  Daedalus Item Code: 61200
 
No saga of personal hardship so captivated the British public in the 18th century as the turbulent life of James Annesley, the presumptive heir of five aristocratic titles and scion of the mighty ... (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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Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem
Carol Delaney.
Publisher: Duckworth.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9780715642955.  Daedalus Item Code: 51217
 
Five centuries after he set sail, Christopher Columbus is still one of history's most controversial figures. Was he the hero in a pageant of discovery or an avaricious glory hunter and a ruthless ... (Read More)
 
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The Conquest of the Ocean: An Illustrated History of Seafaring
Brian Lavery.
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley.   Format: hardcover.
ISBN: 9781465408419.  Daedalus Item Code: 61587
 
Spanning 5,000 years of oceanic history, this is an abundantly and colorfully illustrated chronology of sailors and the sea. Here are great sea voyages—often with eyewitness accounts, from voyagers ... (Read More)
 
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A Corkscrew Is Most Useful: The Travellers of Empire
Nicholas Murray.
Publisher: Abacus.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780349119267.  Daedalus Item Code: 50908
 
The 19th century saw an enormous surge in travel—particularly from Britain to the Continent—spurred by the exploits of adventurers and explorers and furthered by such handy guides as Bradshaw's ... (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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An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
Edward J. Larson.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300188219.  Daedalus Item Code: 61526
 
Knowledgeable and focused, Roald Amundsen has earned his place in history as the first to reach the South Pole. Robert Scott, on the other hand, has often been dismissed as a dashing incompetent who ... (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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Fallen Giants: A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes
Maurice Isserman & Stewart Weaver.
Publisher: Yale.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9780300164206.  Daedalus Item Code: 52779
 
(Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for History/Biography) The first successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay is a familiar saga, though the tales ... (Read More)
 
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First Ascent: An Awe-Inspiring Account of the Pioneering Mountain Climbs that Made History
Stephen Venables.
Publisher: Cassell.   Format: paperback.
ISBN: 9781844037582.  Daedalus Item Code: 54740
 
A mountaineer with a number of first ascents to his name—including being the first Briton to reach the peak of Everest without bottled oxygen—Stephen Venables here tells the stories of the men and ... (Read More)
 
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