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Above All Else: A World Champion Skydiver's Story of Survival and What It Taught Him About Fear, Adversity, ...
Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld

Skyhorse Publishing, 2011

World famous competitive skydiver and coach Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld presents proven tools and techniques for success and explains how they can be used in everyday life. Dan survived a plane crash from which sixteen of the twenty-two people on board were killed. He was left critically injured and woke up from a six-week-long coma with a broken neck, broken skull, severe head trauma, a collapsed lung, and other serious internal injuries. Against all ...
  
  











  



  
FATE IS THE HUNTER
Ernest K. Gann

Simon & Schuster, 1986

Ernest K. Gann’s classic memoir is an up-close and thrilling account of the treacherous early days of commercial aviation. In his inimitable style, Gann brings you right into the cockpit, recounting both the triumphs and terrors of pilots who flew when flying was anything but routine.
  
  











  



  
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon

Scribner, 2013

IN THE TRADITION OF THE PERFECT STORM AND SEABISCUIT, THE ENGROSSING TALE OF THE FASTEST BOAT RIDE EVER DOWN THE COLORADO RIVER THROUGH THE GRAND CANYON IN THE WINTER OF 1983, the largest El Niño event on record—a chain of “superstorms” that swept in from the Pacific Ocean—battered the entire West. That spring, a massive snowmelt sent runoff racing down the Colorado River toward the Glen Canyon Dam, a 710-foot-high wall of ...
  
  











  



  
Shogun (Asian Saga Book 1)

Dell, 2009

A bold English adventurer. An invincible Japanese warlord. A beautiful woman torn between two ways of life, two ways of love. All brought together in an extraordinary saga of a time and a place aflame with conflict, passion, ambition, lust, and the struggle for power... From the Paperback edition.
  
  











  



  
My Top 40 at 40: Making the First Half Count
Kari Loya

XK Productions, LLC, 2012

How many folks have run to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, to the top of the Empire State Building, and with the bulls through the streets of Pamplona? That's just the beginning. In My Top 40 at 40: Making the First Half Count, Kari Loya presents an original, meaningful way to celebrate his 40th birthday-by sharing his own collection of forty favorite stories spanning six continents and two decades. Loya reflects on experiences we can all relate ...
  
  











  



  
A Man on the Moon, Vol. 3: Lunar Explorers
Andrew Chaikin

Time Life Education, 1999

Chaikin is the only person to interview all 12 moonwalkers and get their personal feelings about everything from astronaut & crew selection, training, peer relations and best of all; orbiting and walking the moon. This is not a technical or scientific history, but an account of how the astronauts FELT about their entire Apollo experiences. You can easily "walk in their shoes" and "see through their eyes" with this book. He writes in a way all ...
  
  











  



  
Miracle in the Andes: 72 Days on the Mountain and My Long Trek Home
Nando Parrado, Vince Rause

Broadway Books, 2007

In the first hours there was nothing, no fear or sadness, just a black and perfect silence. Nando Parrado was unconscious for three days before he woke to discover that the plane carrying his rugby team, as well as their family members and supporters, to an exhibition game in Chile had crashed somewhere deep in the Andes. He soon learned that many were dead or dying—among them his own mother and sister. Those who remained were stranded on a ...
  
  











  



  
Into the Wind: My Six-Month Journey Wandering the World for Life's Purpose

Waterfront Digital Press, 2014

Without a map, nineteen-year-old Jake Ducey leaves behind a drug-filled life and college basketball scholarship to wander the world and prove we can create/find our dreams by following our heart. On the outskirts of civilization, often uncertain, without money and near death, he finds that everything he was seeking in the world was within him the whole time. Journeying from Guatemala to Australia, Indonesia to Thailand, and ending with fourteen ...
  
  











  



  
Winds of Skilak: A Tale of True Grit, True Love and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness
Bonnie Rose Ward

Two Harbors Press, 2013

WINNER of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards memoir (other) category! Winds of Skilak traces a young couple's adventurous move from the suburbs of Ohio to a remote island on ill-tempered Skilak Lake. As Sam and Bonnie adapt to a life without running water, electricity and telephones, the unforgiving, desolate environment tests their courage early on. Facing sub-freezing temperatures, unfriendly bears, and cabin fever, the Wards ...
  
  











  



  
A Sense of the World

Whole Story Audiobooks, 2007

He was known simply as the "Blind Traveller": a solitary, sightless adventurer who, astonishingly, fought the slave trade in Africa, survived a frozen captivity in Siberia, hunted rogue elephants in Ceylon, and helped chart the Australian outback. James Holman (1786-1857) became "one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored". In his day a celebrity, he was a best-selling author, but one who outlived his fame and died in ...
  
  











  



  
CSS: The Missing Manual
David Sawyer McFarland

O'Reilly Media, 2006

Web site design has grown up. Unlike the old days, when designers cobbled together chunky HTML, bandwidth-hogging graphics, and a prayer to make their sites look good, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) now lets your inner designer come out and play. But CSS isn't just a tool to pretty up your site; it's a reliable method for handling all kinds of presentation--from fonts and colors to page layout. "CSS: The Missing Manual" clearly explains this ...
  
  











  



  
Voice in the Night: The True Story of a Man and the Miracles That Are Changing Africa

Chosen Books, 2012

Astonishing True Story of the Miracles That Are Changing Africa Born into a long line of witch doctors, Surprise ("Surpresa") Sithole was destined for a life of fear, oppression, and poverty in the jungles of Africa. But at the age of fifteen, he was awakened in the middle of the night by an unfamiliar voice. Urgent, but not harsh, it told him to get up and leave his family immediately. As Surprise stepped out into the night, away from ...
  
  











  



  
Last of the Donkey Pilgrims
Kevin O'Hara

Forge Books, 2005

Kevin O’Hara’s journey of self-discovery begins as a mad lark: who in their right mind would try to circle the entire coastline of Ireland on foot—and with a donkey and cart no less? But Kevin had promised his homesick Irish mother that he would explore the whole of the Old Country and bring back the sights and the stories to their home in Massachusetts. Determined to reach his grandmother’s village by Christmas Eve, Kevin and his ...
  
  











  



  
Savage Worlds Deluxe: Explorer's Edition (S2P10016)
Shane Hensley

Pinnacle Entertainment, 2012

Savage Worlds is a Fast! Furious! and Fun! rules system for any genre of roleplaying game. Create your own setting, convert an existing one, or pick up one of our amazing worlds like Deadlands, Slipstream, or Weird War II.The rules give players plenty of depth to create their characters and keep bookkeeping to a minimum for the game master. If you're looking for a game that's fast and easy to set up, run, and play, Savage Worlds is for you! ...
  
  











  



  
National Geographic 125 Years: Legendary Photographs, Adventures, and Discoveries That Changed the World
Mark Collins Jenkins

National Geographic, 2012

Featuring show-stopping imagery and thrilling behind-the-scenes tales, National Geographic 125 Years captures the heart of National Geographic's fascinating history, from its earliest days as a scientific club to its growth into one of the world's largest geographic organizations. The book reveals how much we've come to know about our fascinating world through the pages and unforgettable imagery of National Geographic, and taps key voices from ...
  
  











  



  
Exploring Arduino: Tools and Techniques for Engineering Wizardry

Wiley, 2013

Learn to easily build gadgets, gizmos, robots, and more using Arduino Written by Arduino expert Jeremy Blum, this unique book uses the popular Arduino microcontroller platform as an instrument to teach you about topics in electrical engineering, programming, and human-computer interaction. Whether you're a budding hobbyist or an engineer, you'll benefit from the perfectly paced lessons that walk you through useful, artistic, and educational ...
  
  











  



  
Champlain's Dream
David Hackett Fischer

Simon & Schuster, 2008

In this sweeping, enthralling biography, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to life the remarkable Samuel de Champlain -- soldier, spy, master mariner, explorer, cartographer, artist, and Father of New France. Born on France's Atlantic coast, Champlain grew to manhood in a country riven by religious warfare. The historical record is unclear on whether Champlain was baptized Protestant or Catholic, but he fought in France's ...
  
  











  



  
Left For Dead
Ebony Canion

Life Changing Books, 2014

Imagine having your innocence stolen at an early age by someone you trust, or struggling financially before even knowing the meaning of the word “struggling”. Ebony Canion has had her share of tumultuous events, yet even she was stunned when a speeding car hit her intentionally, dragging her through the streets with her body folded underneath the vehicle. In a coma for nearly two months, Ebony had no idea her tongue and face had to be sewn ...
  
  











  



  
A Storm Too Soon: A True Story of Disaster, Survival and an Incredib

Scribner, 2013

FROM MASTERFUL STORYTELLER MICHAEL J. TOUGIAS COMES A NEW, HEART-STOPPING TRUE-LIFE TALE OF MARITIME DISASTER, SURVIVAL, AND DARING RESCUE, HIS MOST THRILLING AND AMAZING STORY YET. Seventy-foot waves batter a torn life raft 250 miles out to sea in one of the world’s most dangerous places, the Gulf Stream. Hanging on to the raft are three men, a Canadian, a Brit, and their captain, JP de Lutz, a dual citizen of America and France. Their ...
  
  











  








   



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