The Dangerous River by R. M. Patterson

By R. M. Patterson

Written with R. M. Patterson’s attribute sharp wit and statement, this vintage story chronicles the 12 months he spent struggling with frigid temperatures and wild waters alongside the Nahanni River in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Patterson initially travelled to the North with hopes of discovering gold, and clues to the mysterious disappearance of previous prospectors. as a substitute, he fell in love with the panorama, and during his meticulously recorded journals and hauntingly appealing photos he brought the now-famous Nahanni River to the realm. Patterson’s bestselling first publication is now again in print and able to take readers down the treacherous and hard waters of the Nahanni River as soon as again.

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The Intriguing Life and Ignominious Death of Maurice by Andrew Drummond

By Andrew Drummond

Published in 1790, Maurice Benyovszky’s posthumous memoir used to be an quick sensation. A story of exploration and experience starting together with his bold break out from a Siberian felony and finishing along with his coronation as King of Madagascar, it used to be translated into a number of languages and tailored for the theatre and opera. This ebook explores the veracity of this memoir and, extra extensively, the demanding situations confronted by means of the explorers of the age and the brutality of colonisation.

The self-styled Hungarian Baron Maurice Auguste Aladar Benyovszky, Counsellor to the Duke of Saxony and Colonel within the carrier of the Queen of Hungary, used to be in truth in simple terms proven to were an officer in a regiment of the Polish Confederation of Bar. whereas he did break out from Russian captors and thus trip to Japan, Formosa, China and Madagascar, lots of his exploits have been wildly exaggerated or just invented. Andrew Drummond unearths an alternate photo of occasions by way of statements from Benyovszky’s traveling partners and sceptical officers in addition to modern files from the areas he claimed to have visited, untangling the reality at the back of his tales and reading what those tales can still let us know in regards to the period within which Benyovszky lived.

Witty and engagingly written, this ebook is interesting interpreting for an individual drawn to eighteenth-century colonial heritage and the tale of early ecu and Russian explorers.

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Spain’s Explorers in the Age of Discovery: The Lives and by Charles River Editors

By Charles River Editors

*Includes extracts from Columbus's magazine of his first voyage.
*Includes Cortes's letter to King Charles V describing Tenochtitlan and the Aztec Empire.
*Includes passages from Antonio Pigafetta, a member of Magellan's crew.
*Includes descriptions of either the Aztec and Inca Empires.
*Includes images of the explorers and demanding humans and locations of their lives.
*Includes a Bibliography for additional reading.
*Includes a desk of Contents.

“At o'clock within the morning the land was once discovered…As I observed that they have been very pleasant to us, and perceived that they can be even more simply switched over to our holy religion by way of mild capability than through strength, I offered them with a few crimson caps, and strings of beads to put on upon the neck, and lots of different trifles of small worth, wherewith they have been a lot thrilled, and have become splendidly hooked up to us.” – Christopher Columbus’s diary, October 11-12, 1492

“Friends and comrades! On that aspect [south] are toil, starvation, nakedness, the drenching hurricane, desertion, and loss of life; in this facet ease and delight. There lies Peru with its riches; right here, Panama and its poverty. opt for, each one guy, what most sensible turns into a courageous Castilian. in my view, i'm going to the south.” – Francisco Pizarro

“Among those temples there's one that a ways surpasses the entire leisure, whose grandeur of architectural information no human tongue is ready to describe; for inside its precincts, surrounded via a lofty wall, there's room adequate for a city of 5 hundred families.” – Hernán Cortés

“Most versed in nautical charts, he knew larger than the other the genuine artwork of navigation, of which it's convinced evidence that he by means of his genius, and his intrepidity, with no a person having given him the instance, how you can test the circuit of the globe which he had virtually completed... the honour of Magellan will live on him.” – Antonio Pigafetta

The such a lot seminal occasion of the final millennium may also be its such a lot arguable. As schoolchildren were taught for over 500 years, “In 1492 Columbus sailed the sea blue.” In October of that 12 months, the Italian Christopher Columbus immortalized himself by means of touchdown within the New global and starting the method of ecu cost within the Americas for Spain, bringing the Age of Exploration to a brand new hemisphere with him. sarcastically, the Italian had led a Spanish day trip, partially as the Portugese rejected his bargains within the trust that crusing west to Asia may take too lengthy.

If Columbus and Cortés have been the pioneers of Spain’s new worldwide empire, Pizarro consolidated its sizeable strength and riches, and his successes encouraged one more iteration to extend Spain’s dominions to extraordinary dimensions. in addition, he participated within the forging of a brand new tradition: like Cortés, he took an indigenous mistress with whom he had mixed-race young ones, and but the lady has not one of the lasting repute of Cortés’s Doña Marina. With all of this in brain, it truly is back striking that Pizarro continues to be one of many much less famous and not more written approximately of the explorers of his age.

Today Ferdinand Magellan is remembered because the first guy to circumnavigate the globe, an ironic legacy on condition that he died part an international clear of finishing that trip. yet even though it ended catastrophically for Magellan and so much of his group, his excursion finished its aim, and in monetary phrases, the hole up of recent exchange routes with Asia was once a extra major improvement than the conquest of the Americas for the Europeans of the early sixteenth century.

Spain's Explorers within the Age of Discovery seems on the lives of the explorers, the lands they found, the empires they conquered, and the legacies they left. besides photos of vital humans, areas, and occasions, you'll know about Columbus, Magellan, Cortes and Pizarro such as you by no means have before.

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Wildest Dream: The Biology of George Mallory by Peter Gillman,Leni Gillman

By Peter Gillman,Leni Gillman

* Chronicles all 3 of Mallory's Everest expeditions

* Illuminates how Mallory reconciled his targets on Everest along with his unquestioned love for his spouse and kin

Since the invention in 1999 of George Mallory's physique on Everest, controversy has raged over even if Mallory and Andrew Irvine can have summitted the mountain. each aspect of the climb has been dissected and Mallory's ability as a mountaineer has been hotly debated. looking at the talk, Peter and Leni Gillman felt that the essence of who Mallory used to be as a person were misplaced. In The Wildest Dream they provide the main finished biography ever written approximately one of many twentieth century's so much fascinating personalities.

Exploring Mallory's early years, the Gillmans take the reader to Cambridge and Bloomsbury the place Mallory consorted with the most colourful literary and inventive figures of Edwardian England: Rupert Brooke, James and Lytton Strachey, Maynard and Geoffrey Keynes, and Duncan provide, between others. The Wildest Dream strikes directly to study precisely what Mallory comprehensive as a climber, comparing the standard of his routes and abilities in the context of mountain climbing within the early 1900s.

At the guts of this biography, and of Mallory's lifestyles, is his spouse, Ruth. The letters they exchanged throughout the many separations because of global struggle I and 3 Everest expeditions demonstrate the intensity in their dedication to one another and the unwavering aid and energy Ruth provided George. The Everest expeditions also are insightfully rendered, supplying point of view on criticisms levied at Mallory after the 1921 and 1922 makes an attempt. The authors research how Mallory, a committed husband and father, arrived at his fateful determination to take part within the doomed 1924 day trip and why he endured to press for a summit try out whilst the chances appeared stacked opposed to him. As Mallory as soon as declared, a climber used to be what he was once, and this is often what climbers did; this was once how they fulfilled their wildest dreams.

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Mon tour de France, sac au dos (Mon petit éditeur) (French by Marc Jamet

By Marc Jamet

« Laurent : Marc, remark est-ce qu'une idée comme celle-ci peut germer dans l'esprit d'un homme de ton envergure et de ton âge également ? Marc : Il y a l'idée d'une half, certes, et son déclencheur d'autre half. L'idée, sous-jacente dans mon esprit, c'est qu'étant jeune homme, en tout cas au sortir de l'adolescence, j'étais assez fasciné par une company qu'on appelle “les compagnons du devoir”, les “compagnons du travel de France”, j'avais lu avec intérêt “la pendule à Salomon”, l'un des ouvrages de Raoul Vergez, lui-même compagnon charpentier et, d'autres écrits comme ceux de Laurent Bastard, Agricol Perdiguier... Ces hommes faisaient vraiment mon admiration et, je me souviens m'être dit plusieurs fois que j'aurais targeté être compagnon, et faire le travel de France à pied. Bon, j'en avais une imaginative and prescient certes un peu romantique. Mais, cette idée-là s'est profondément ancrée en moi, et je n'en avais pas vraiment sense of right and wrong. Le déclencheur de ce départ fut de faire valoir mes droits à l. a. retraite ! »

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God, Rocky Trails & The Mountains: True stories of by Judy Madden

By Judy Madden

My packhorse had simply plunged off a three hundred foot cliff within the rugged Cascade Mountains. I cried out, “God, DO something!” Then, as an afterthought I threw in, “I recognize! ship angels!”........ And He did!

Two vast ten-foot angels seemed prior to me, and hovered off the cliff. One the chief. He requested me, “What do you want?”

I blurted out, “WHAT DO i need? retailer MY HORSE!”

The angel was once now not in a rush. With calm authority, he requested me, “Do you will have the weight, too?

Judy has over 6 a long time of stories operating with horses, and has travelled over 20,000 miles within the Cascades that will tax the hardiest.

She is the founder and director of Shiloh Prayer Ranch for private retreats.

“God, Rocky Trails & The Mountains” is a e-book approximately precise adventures of the fantastic, within the rugged Cascade Mountain diversity of Washington kingdom that might problem your religion, and stir you to grasp you're not on my own in the strength of God’s love and provision.

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South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition by Ernest Henry Shackleton,Frank Hurley

By Ernest Henry Shackleton,Frank Hurley

event the epic survival event of Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic excursion, delivered to lifestyles with images from the adventure in addition to sleek colour images of the fauna, seascapes, and landscapes!

In 1914, the polar explorer Ernest Shackleton introduced an formidable plan to steer the Imperial Trans-Antarctic day trip - the 1st trek throughout Antarctica from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the South Pole. Shackleton's 3rd excursion might end up frought with experience - and peril.

South is the extraordinary story of that ill-fated day trip as informed in Shackleton's personal phrases, and illustrated the following with the images of day trip photographer Frank Hurley, in addition to sleek colour imagery of the fauna and beautiful vistas the boys encountered. Their tale starts at the eve of global battle I, while the send patience departed from England with Shackleton and his staff of six males. The plan was once to trip 1,800 miles around the icy continent from the Atlantic facet, whereas a moment staff aboard the send Aurora, might achieve the Pacific part from Tasmania and lay out offer depots for the advancing team.

As the patience approached the continent, although, it confronted early ice, and the vessel turned hopelessly locked in an ice floe, starting a chain of travails for the lads of the patience, together with ice-covered mountainous islands, harrowing days in a lifestyles raft surrounded via hurricane-force winds, braving untested overland routes into the large unknown, and masses more.

Today thought of an event survival vintage, South is the genuine tale of an exhilarating polar excursion. by no means ahead of has Shackleton's energetic prose been so generally illustrated with such gorgeous images.

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The Man Who Owned a Wonder of the World: The Gringo History by Evan Albright

By Evan Albright

In 2007 the traditional Maya urban of Chichén Itzá in Yucatán, Mexico, used to be named one of many new Seven Wonders of the realm. the dignity got here with a stunning revelation -- Mexico’s maximum archaeological treasure used to be deepest property!

How may possibly one family members come to possess one of many archaeological crown jewels of Mexico? the reply was once extra significant: they'd received the traditional urban from an American, Edward H. Thompson, who had owned Chichén for part a century.

Thompson, an archaeologist, explored Chichén and had made one of many maximum archaeological discoveries in North the United States. All it price him used to be his recognition, his fortune, or even his life.

In this gripping non-fiction narrative, award-winning author Evan J. Albright travels to Yucatan to enquire Thompson's remarkable precise tale and stumbles upon Thompson’s greatest secret--the son he left behind.

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Ein Stück vom Himmel: Als das Bergsteigen noch wild und by Karl Lukan

By Karl Lukan

Der alpine Karl may possibly - so wurde der bekannte Wiener Bergsteiger und Schriftsteller Karl Lukan oft genannt. Seine Abenteuer sind allerdings wahre Geschichten. Sie erzählen von einer Zeit, als das Klettern noch als wild und gefährlich galt.

In der damals noch überschaubaren Bergsteigerszene kannte bald jeder den "Charly": einen humorvollen, geistreichen Vogel, der am Wiener Stephansturm bis zum Turmkreuz hochkletterte, barfuß am "Mäuerl" zwischen Kobenzl und Kahlenberg entlang kraxelte - als guy das Wort Bouldern noch gar nicht kannte - und mit bekannten Seilpartnern wie Hans Schwanda, Hubert Peterka, Hermann Buhl oder Heinrich Harrer bald nach 1945 viele der damals schwierigsten Felswände der Alpen durchstieg.

"Ein Stück vom Himmel" struggle ihm das Klettern sein ganzes langes, erlebnis- und begegnungsreiches Leben lang. Und davon erzählt der "Charly" wie immer so unnachahmlich und unverwechselbar auch in diesem Buch: Es ist eine unterhaltsame Sammlung von mit augenzwinkernder Selbstironie, Sinn für Situationskomik und Wiener Schmäh erzählten Klettergeschichten, in der sich eine ganze Bergsteigergeneration wieder finden wird.

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Caminando por la Paz, un camino interior (Spanish Edition) by Alberto Agraso,Mony Dojeiji

By Alberto Agraso,Mony Dojeiji

l. a. vida no siempre discurre por los senderos que imaginamos.

Mientras viaja por el Mediterráneo en busca de respuestas, Mony, una canadiense de origen libanés, siente l. a. llamada de una antigua ruta de peregrinación conocida como El Camino del Alma. Aparecen las dudas, y sus temores terminan por ahogar el deseo de su corazón. Hasta que el eleven de Septiembre sacude el mundo. Entonces, el destino organiza todos los preparativos necesarios, incluyendo a un inesperado compañero andaluz, Alberto, cuyo misticismo desafiará sus principles preconcebidas sobre l. a. paz, los angeles vida y el amor. Su odisea de 5.000 kilómetros a pie durante trece meses a través de trece países los conducirá hasta Jerusalén, y a l. a. que quizás fue los angeles auténtica meta desde un principio: su verdadero ser.

Esta experiencia extraordinaria, contada en los angeles voz de sus protagonistas, nos recuerda que nunca es demasiado tarde para escuchar a nuestro corazón y que, cuando lo hacemos, las señales aparecen para guiarnos a realizar nuestros sueños y a cumplir con nuestro destino.

GANADOR, 2012 international publication Awards

FINALISTA, 2012 nationwide Indie Excellence booklet Awards

FINALISTA, 2012 international book Awards
«Nueva Era»

MENCIÓN HONORÍFICA, 2012 international publication Awards

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