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An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything By Chris Hadfield Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316253031
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 14th, 2015

Travel to space and back with astronaut Chris Hadfield's "enthralling" bestseller as your eye-opening guide (Slate). 

Colonel Chris Hadfield has spent decades training as an astronaut and has logged nearly 4000 hours in space.


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The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Break of the Great War By Neal Bascomb Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780358118220
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Published: Mariner Books - September 3rd, 2019

“Bascomb has unearthed a remarkable piece of hidden history, and told it perfectly.


Never Give Up: My Life in the Wild By Bear Grylls Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781426222627
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Published: National Geographic - March 1st, 2022

Admired by millions as the star of Man vs. Wild and the acclaimed NGC series Running Wild, global adventurer Bear Grylls has explored places few would dare to go.


Mercury Rising: John Glenn, John Kennedy, and the New Battleground of the Cold War By Jeff Shesol Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781324022114
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 7th, 2022

A riveting history of the epic orbital flight that put America back into the space race.


Against the Ice: The Classic Arctic Survival Story By Ejnar Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Foreword by), Maurice Michael (Translated by) Cover Image
By Ejnar Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Foreword by), Maurice Michael (Translated by)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781586423346
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Published: Steerforth - January 11th, 2022

Now a major Netflix film co-written by and starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones)
 
The harrowing, amazing, and often amusing personal account of two mismatched Arctic explorers who banded together to keep themselves sane on an historic expedition gone horribly wrong


A Wild Idea By Jonathan Franklin Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062964120
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Published: HarperOne - August 10th, 2021

In 1991, Doug Tompkins abandoned his comfortable life in San Francisco and flew 6,500 miles south to a shack in Patagonia. Instead of the Golden Gate Bridge, Tompkins stared out the window at Volcano Michinmahuida, blanketed in snow and prowled by mountain lions.


Albert and the Whale: Albrecht Dürer and How Art Imagines Our World By Philip Hoare Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781643139470
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Published: Pegasus Books - February 8th, 2022

An illuminating exploration of the intersection between life, art and the sea from the award-winning author of The Whale.

In 1520, Albrecht Dürer, the most celebrated artist in Northern Europe, sailed to Zeeland to see a whale. A central figure of the Renaissance, no one had painted or drawn the world like him.


Lost in the Valley of Death: A Story of Obsession and Danger in the Himalayas By Harley Rustad Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062965967
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Published: Harper - January 11th, 2022

"By patient accumulation of anecdote and detail, Rustad evolves Shetler’s story into something much more human, and humanly tragic, into a layered inquisition and a reportorial force....suffice it to say Rustad has done what the best storytellers do: tried to track the story to its last twig and then stepped aside." —New York Times Book Review


Woodswoman: Young Ecologist Meets Challenge Living Alone Adirondack Wilderness By Anne Labastille Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780140153347
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Published: Penguin Books - October 11th, 1991

Ecologist Anne LaBastille created the life that many people dream about. When she and her husband divorced, she needed a place to live. Through luck and perseverance, she found the ideal spot: a 20-acre parcel of land in the Adirondack mountains, where she built the cozy, primitive log cabin that became her permanent home.


Straits: Beyond the Myth of Magellan By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520383364
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Published: University of California Press - March 29th, 2022

An uncompromising study of the fictions, the failures, and the real man behind the myth of Magellan.


438 Days: An Extraordinary True Story of Survival at Sea By Jonathan Franklin Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781501116308
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Published: Atria Books - September 27th, 2016

Declared “the best survival book in a decade” by Outside Magazine, 438 Days is the true story of the man who survived fourteen months in a small boat drifting seven thousand miles across the Pacific Ocean.

On November 17, 2012, two men left the coast of Mexico for a weekend fishing trip in the open Pacific.


Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic By Jennifer Niven Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780786887460
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Published: Hachette Books - November 3rd, 2004

From the author of The Ice Master comes the remarkable true story of a young Inuit woman who survived six months alone on a desolate, uninhabited Arctic island