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Over the Edge

By: Bane, Michael

Price: $4.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1999

Seller ID: 001000


281 pp. Once sedentary, Bane becomes hooked on sports thrills. He relates 13 daring sports feats, such as rock climbing, ice climbing and going over a waterfall. Subtitle: A Regular Guy's Odyssey in Extreme Sports. View more info

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Return to Laughter: An Anthropological Novel (The Natural History Library)

By: Bowen, Elenore Smith

Price: $3.35

Publisher: NY, Anchor (Doubleday): 1964

Edition: 28th Printing.

Seller ID: 009388


297 pp. Several lower page corners thumbed and creased. Text clean. Binding sturdy. Bowen (pen name of anthropologist Laura Bohannan) writes a novel about her first year of field work with an indigenous tribe in West Africa.Introduction by sociologist David Reisman. Part of the American Museum of Natural History series. Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall View more info

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Road Fever: A High-Speed Travelogue

By: Cahill, Tim

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 1992

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 0503003722


227 pp. Nearly new, binding tight, spine uncreased. Light toniing. Travelogue of a road journey from Tierra del Fuego to Prudhoe Bay -- 15,000 miles in 23 days. "A jazzy, tire-squealing adventure" acc. to Philadelphia Inquirer blurb. Adds the Washington Post: "He took the Sunday Drive from Hell, and he lived to tell about it." View more info

Tales from Woolly Acres

By: Church, Doris

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Rochester Minnesota, Lone Oak Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007055


131 pp., previous owner's embossed mark on half-title page. Sketch of sheep with author's signature, but this is probably a facsimile, mass-produced signature. In an engaging manner, the author writes of her seven years of operating a hobbyist sheep farm in Wisconsin and doing Girl Scout work. View more info

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Antarctic Odyssey: Endurance and Adventure in the Farthest South

By: Collier, Graham; Collier, Patricia Graham

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NY, Carroll & Graf Pub: 1999

Edition: First US Edition.

Seller ID: 009450


Nearly new, previous owner's embossed seal on endpaper, no other markings. 194 pp. on glossy stock, 57 photos and illustrations and 9 maps. The Collier husband-and-wife team circumnavigates Antarctica, retracing the routes of early explorers including Amundsen, Shackleton, Worsley, Priestly and others. Maps are especially helpful in appreciating their exploits. A reprint of a UK edition. Size: 4to -- 11.25 in Tall View more info

Two Years Before the Mast

By: Dana, Richard Henry Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Heritage Press: 1947

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009668


346 pp. Illustration of cityscape and harbor printed on beige cloth. Two-color or illustrations throughout text. Detailed introduction and commentary on Dana's life by William McFee, plus author's preface. Text clean. Endpapers lightlty toned. Lightly rubbed corners. Slipcase missing. Size: 4to -- 10.5 In View more info

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Appalachian Trials: A Psychological and Emotional Guide To Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail (Volume 1)

By: Davis, Zach

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Good Badger Publishing: 2012

Seller ID: 010234


163 pp. Curled cover, and front-cover crease along spine but still nearly new, no markings. No publication data given except ISBN. A novice hiker describes his feat of working his way from Georgia to Maine, and how he maintained a psychological frame of mind to do it. Also pointers for what's next after completing the trail. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall. View more info

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Zeitoun

By: Eggers, Dave

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Vintage (Random House): 2009

Edition: 12th Printing.

Seller ID: 010103


335 pp. Light wear, thumbed. No markings. Spine uncreased. Powerful account of an Arab-American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina struggling with the disaster-relief bureaucracy in New Orleans. Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Peter Freuchen's Book of the Eskimos

By: Freuchen, Peter

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Cleveland, World Publishing Co.: 1961

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 007101


441 pp. Light soil to edges, covers somewhat bowed outward. Green cloth lightly faded on spine. Silver titling still bright. Map on endpapers. 21 illustrations. Edited by Dagmar Freuchen. Library stampings, library card on rear insider cover. Binding sturdy. An account of Freuchen's life with the Eskimos from 1906 to 1957, View more info

Landfall

By: Gibbs, Tony

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001310


251 pp. Clean no markings. A novel about sailing in the Caribbean. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Desperate Hours: The Epic Rescue of the Andrea Doria

By: Goldstein, Richard

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Wiley: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 002576


294 pp., with b&w photos, index. Nearly new, slight bend of text block. No markings, publication card laid in. An account of the Andrea Doria rescue off Nantucket in 1956. View more info

Beyond Innocence -- Autobiography in Letters, the Later Years

By: Goodall, Jane (Peterson, Dale, Ed)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Houghton Mifflin: 2001

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009777


418 pp. Still close to new despite ex-library stampings. Mylar protector. 418 pp, plus 16 pp. glossy b&w photos. Volume 2 of a collection of Goodall's letters, covering 1966 ot 1990, including her divorce from Hugo van Lawick and death of her second husband, and her continuing on-site research into chimpanzee social life. Her letters are very descriptive of her moods and daily research, illuminating her survivor instincts. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

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Swimming Across: A Memoir

By: Grove, Andrew S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing Stated.

Seller ID: 010297


290 pp. Close to new. Gift inscription on end paper. Tiny red line on top edge. Text clean. A founder of Intel recounts his Jewish boyhood in Nazi-occupied Hungary and his family's escape from the Hungarian Revolution. Size: 8v -- 9.25 in View more info

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Nine Mile Bridge: Three Years in the Maine Woods

By: Hamlin, Helen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Camden, Maine, Down East Books: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 0503003767


233 pp. Light wear, stray red mark on front cover, bottom corner of rear cover shipped. Previous owner's notes on title page. Rest of text clean. Cover corner lightly curled. With illustrations by the author. Hamlin recounts her life as a young schoolteacher in Maine's north woods during the 1940s. She lived with lumberjacks in the years before automation changed the timber industry. Her school was in Churchill Lake in secluded northwestern Maine and she ended up marryin... View more info

Fragile Eden: A Ride Through New Zealand

By: Hanbury-Tenison, Robin

Price: $4.60

Publisher: Topsfield, Massachusetts, Salem House Publishers: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001877


224 pp., with 8 pp. color photos, plus numerous b&w photos. Nearly new. No markings.An account of a horseback ride through New Zealand and a look at the nation's environmental and cultural challenges. View more info

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Shackleton

By: Huntford, Roland

Price: $3.85

Publisher: London, Abacus (Little, Brown UK): 2001

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 002889


774 pp, with glossary, b&w photos. Very sturdy, uncreased binding, lightly thumbed. No markings. An exhaustive adverture packed saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton's exploration of the South Pole and his relationships with rival explorers. This book won the Nelson Hurst & Marsh Biography Award. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Alaska Bear Tales

By: Kaniut, Larry

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Anchorage, Alaska Northwest Books: 2002

Edition: 19th Printing

Seller ID: 0503003707


317 pp., bilbiography, plus a bear harvest report for Alaska, 1961 to 1981. A later printing of a 1983 collection of various man-bear encounter reports. Bookstore stamping on preliminary page. Front cover creased and curled. Textblock sturdy and clean. Spine uncreased. Glossy color photo of a bear on front cover. View more info

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A Night to Remember

By: Lord, Walter

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Bantam: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003954


209 pp. Light toning, still sturdy and close to new, no markings. Spine uncreased. With diagram of the Titanic and passenger list of the rescued and the drowned. Nearly a century after the sinking of the Titanic, and a half-century after its original publication, Lord's book is still an outstanding piece of reporting about a disaster that continues to fascinate us. Very readable but he avoids over-writing, sticking to a factual account rather than speculation. Where th... View more info

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West with the Night

By: Markham, Beryl

Price: $4.00

Publisher: San Francisco, North Point Press: 1983

Seller ID: 000052


294 pp. Cornes thumbed, no markings in text. Memoir of a woman aviator who flew mail planes in Africa and was the first to fly transatlantic, east to west, in 1936. She was profiled by a PBS documentary, "World Without Walls." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Great American Motorcycle Rides

By: McKechnie, Gary

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Emeryville, California, Avalon Travel: 2002

Edition: 2nd Edition.

Seller ID: 009935


419 pp. Close to new, no markings or creases. A selection of 20 motorcycle tours within the U.S., most of them within just one or two states. Includes motel, restaurant and attraction information, lists of resources for more details for each region. Examples of tours include Memphis to New Orleans; Miami to Key West; Berkshires; Black Hills; Blue Ridge; Cape Cod, Hudson Valley; Civil War battlefields; Taos to San Fe; Calistoga to Carmel. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info