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Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250182197
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Published: St. Martin's Press - December 3rd, 2019

A thrilling and harrowing story. If it’s a cliche to say I couldn’t put this book down, well, too bad: I couldn’t put this book down.” —Jess Walter, bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins

Land of Tears: The Exploration and Exploitation of Equatorial Africa Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465028634
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Published: Basic Books - December 3rd, 2019

A prizewinning historian's epic account of the scramble to control equatorial Africa

The Sea Journal: Seafarers' Sketchbooks (Illustrated Book of Historical Sailor Explorers, Nautical Travel Gift) Cover Image
By Huw Lewis-Jones, Don Walsh (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781452181158
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Published: Chronicle Books - February 11th, 2020

In this remarkable collection of illustrated private journals, log books, letters, and diaries, The Sea Journal follows the voyages of intrepid sailors.

This captivating book contains firsthand records by a great range of travelers of their encounters with strange creatures and new lands—full of dangers and delights, pleasures and perils.

Conquistador's Wake: Tracking the Legacy of Hernando de Soto in the Indigenous Southeast Cover Image
ISBN: 9780820356372
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Published: University of Georgia Press - January 15th, 2020

The focus of Conquistador's Wake is a decade-long archaeological project undertaken at a place now known as the Glass Site, located in Telfair County, Georgia. This spot, near the town of McRae, Georgia, offers clues that place Hernando de Soto in Georgia via a different route than previously thought by historians and archaeologists.

Beyond the Known: How Exploration Created the Modern World and Will Take Us to the Stars Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982123536
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Published: Scribner - November 12th, 2019

From brilliant young polymath Andrew Rader—an MIT-credentialed scientist, popular podcast host, and SpaceX mission manager—an illuminating chronicle of exploration that spotlights humans’ insatiable desire to continually push into new and uncharted territory, from civilization’s earliest days to current planning for interstellar travel.

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Alexander Von Humboldt: How the Most Famous Scientist of the Romantic Age Found the Soul of Nature Cover Image
ISBN: 9781629190198
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Published: BlueBridge - November 12th, 2019

Alexander von Humboldt was the most famous scientist and explorer of his day. "I view him as one of the greatest ornaments of the age," wrote Thomas Jefferson, and he received Humboldt in the White House in 1804.

Race to Hawaii: The 1927 Dole Air Derby and the Thrilling First Flights That Opened the Pacific Cover Image
ISBN: 9781641602211
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Published: Chicago Review Press - November 5th, 2019

Race to Hawaii is the thrilling account of the first flights to Hawaii during the Golden Age of Aviation. The Dole Derby was an unprecedented 1927 air race in which eight planes set off at once across the Pacific, all eager to reach the islands first and claim a cash prize offered by "Pineapple King" James Dole.

River Master: John Wesley Powell's Legendary Exploration of the Colorado River and Grand Canyon Cover Image
ISBN: 9781682685181
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Published: Countryman Press - February 25th, 2020

Experience John Wesley Powell’s now-famous expedition through the Grand Canyon

The Idealist: Wendell Willkie's Wartime Quest to Build One World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780674737518
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Published: Belknap Press - March 10th, 2020

A dramatic account of the daunting plane journey undertaken by businessman-turned-maverick internationalist Wendell Willkie to rally US allies to the war effort. Willkie's tour of a planet shrunk by aviation and war inspired him to challenge Americans to fight a rising tide of nationalism at home.

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