books about: exploration
The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes from Around the World
Sandor Ellix Katz
Chelsea Green Publishing
The Art of Fermentation is the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home fermentation ever published. Sandor Katz presents the concepts and processes behind fermentation in ways that are simple enough to guide a reader through their first experience making sauerkraut or yogurt, and in-depth enough to provide greater understanding and insight for experienced practitioners. While Katz expertly contextualizes fermentation in terms of ...
The Night Lives On: The Untold Stories and Secrets Behind the Sinking of the "Unsinkable" Ship-Titanic
Open Road Media, 2012
Three decades after his landmark work A Night to Remember , Walter Lord revisits the Titanic Years after A Night to Remember stoked the fires of public interest in the doomed RMS Titanic , the clamor for details about April 14, 1912, has not abated. As die-hard professional and amateur historians—“rivet counters,” they are called—puzzle over minute details of the ship’s last hours, a wealth of facts and myth have emerged. ...
Ep.#5 - "Rise of the Corinari" (The Frontiers Saga)
Ryk Brown, 2012
Episode 5 A time to recover… A chance to make a new ally… A brief respite to repair and rearm… An opportunity for a people to regain their honor… For every civilization there comes a moment when a stand must be made against tyranny. The time has come for the Alliance to draw a line in the sand. “Rise of the Corinari” is a 112,000 word novel, and is the 5th episode in The Frontiers Saga. Episode 6, “The Head of the Dragon” is ...
AMERICA ONE - The Odyssey Begins (Book 3)
T I WADE, 2013
Ryan Richmond has dreamed about going to space since the age of seven. Reading space updates—and seeing pictures of Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface in National Geographic—was the ignition of this dream. At nineteen he sold his first company and employed the remnants of the Russian Space Program, three of the best space brains in the world. In his twenties he founded and sold two more companies and hired the most outstanding scientists ...
Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community
After his martyrdom at the hands of the Gestapo in 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer continued his witness in the hearts of Christians around the world. His Letters and Papers from Prison became a prized testimony to Christian faith and courage, read by thousands. Now in Life Together we have Pastor Bonhoeffer's experience of Christian community. This story of a unique fellowship in an underground seminary during the Nazi years reads like one of ...
History for Kids: The Illustrated History of the Vikings
Charles River Editors, 2013
*Perfect for ages 7-10 *Includes pictures and illustrations *Explains Viking history, culture, religion, and exploration. *Includes a Table of Contents. In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. Pictures help bring the story to life, and the concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid’s attention all the ...
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. The River of Doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its ...
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and ...
Ep.#6 - "Head of the Dragon" (The Frontiers Saga)
Ryk Brown, 2013
Episode 6 Time is running out… An ally has all but fallen… Resources are running low… The time for attack has come... The Alliance must strike deep into the heart of the empire. This time, the Aurora will be going home, or going to her grave. “Head of the Dragon” is a 133,000 word novel, and is the 6th episode in The Frontiers Saga. Episode 7, “The Expanse” is coming in May, 2013
The Six Pirates: A Rollicking & Rhyming Picture Book. (Fun Rhyming Children's Books)
The New Bestseller. If your child enjoys stories from authors like Jane Yolen, Kevin Henkes, Katherine Paterson or Patricia Polacco then your child will love this rollicking and rhyming sea adventure. The six pirates have two big problems; they have run out of food and none of them can agree on where they should sail, let alone anything else. Will this be the end of the beloved six pirates or will the bickering buccaneers find their way to a ...
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
W. W. Norton & Company, 2011
“America’s funniest science writer” ( Washington Post ) returns to explore the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller. Space is a world devoid of the things we need to live and thrive: air, gravity, hot showers, fresh produce, privacy, beer. Space exploration is in some ways an exploration of what it means to be human. How much can a person give up? How much weirdness can they take? What ...
Ep.#4 - "Freedom's Dawn" (The Frontiers Saga)
Ryk Brown, 2012
Episode 4 A ship under siege… A world on the brink of civil war… A distraught people seeking a new beginning… A battle weary crew that can barely hold it together… Even a legend can use a little help from time to time. The crew of the Aurora, the Karuzari, and the Corinairans must find a way to work together or else they may all perish. “Freedom’s Dawn” is a 94,000 word novel, and is the 4th episode in The Frontiers Saga. ...
Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis Thomas Jefferson and the Opening
Simon & Schuster, 2013
In this sweeping adventure story, Stephen E. Ambrose, the bestselling author od D-Day, presents the definitive account of one of the most momentous journeys in American history. Ambrose follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition from Thomas Jefferson's hope of finding a waterway to the Pacific, through the heart-stopping moments of the actual trip, to Lewis's lonely demise on the Natchez Trace. Along the way, Ambrose shows us the American West as ...
Into the Wild
In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter....
Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
How a lone man’s epic obsession led to one of America’s greatest cultural treasures: Prizewinning writer Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native American history — and the driven, brilliant man who made them. Edward Curtis was charismatic, handsome, a passionate mountaineer, and a famous photographer, the Annie Leibovitz of his time. He moved in rarefied circles, a friend to ...
Space! Outer Space Exploration Picture Book - Learn About the Asteroids, Meteors, the Moon and Planets in the ...
An Outer-space Picture Book For Kids! Children have a natural curiosity about outer space. This book takes children on a journey through outer space to explore how stars are born, where comets come from and how astronauts train for a moonwalk. In child-friendly language, this book explains why a shooting star is not really a star and why Pluto is not really a planet. Young readers will enjoy the vibrant photographs and simple, but accurate, ...
Atlantic Monthly Press, 2013
In this luminous debut, Margaret Wrinkle takes us on an unforgettable journey across continents and through time, from the burgeoning American South to West Africa and deep into the ancestral stories that reside in the soul. Wash introduces a remarkable new voice in American literature. In early 1800s Tennessee, two men find themselves locked in an intimate power struggle. Richardson, a troubled Revolutionary War veteran, has spent his life ...
Serpent: A Novel from the NUMA files
Pocket Books, 2000
Clive Cussler, the author of sixteen consecutive New York Times bestsellers, unleashes a hero for the next millennium in an electrifying new series of unrelenting action and edge-of-your-seat thrills. When Kurt Austin, the leader of a courageous National Underwater & Marine Agency exploration team, rescues beautiful marine archaeologist Nina Kirov off the coast of Morocco, he becomes the next target of Texas industrialist Don Halcon. A ...
History for Kids: An Illustrated Biography of Marco Polo for Children
Charles River Editors, 2013
*Perfect for ages 7-10 *Includes pictures and illustrations. *Includes a Table of Contents. “I have not told half of what I saw.” – Marco Polo In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. Pictures help bring the story to life, and the concise but comprehensive book will keep your kid’s attention all the way ...
History for Kids: The Illustrated Life of Christopher Columbus
Charles River Editors, 2013
*Perfect for ages 7-9 *Includes illustrations of important people, places, and events. *Includes passages from Columbus' journal of his historic voyage in 1492. “At two o'clock in the morning the land was discovered…As I saw that they were very friendly to us, and perceived that they could be much more easily converted to our holy faith by gentle means than by force, I presented them with some red caps, and strings of beads to wear upon ...
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