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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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Death in the Long Grass: A Big Game Hunter's Adventures in the African Bush

St. Martin's Press, 1978

Few men can say they have known Africa as Peter Hathaway Capstick has know it-- leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer. Based on Capstick's own experiences ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Into the Wind: My Six-Month Journey Wandering the World for Life’s Purpose
Jake Ducey

Waterside, 2013

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 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 days of ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
Captain Phil Harris: The Legendary Crab Fisherman, Our Hero, Our Dad
Blake Chavez, Josh Harris, ...

Tantor, 2013

Prior to his untimely death in 2010, Captain Phil Harris was a star of Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch , the hit show that follows the exhilarating lives of Alaskan crab fishermen as they brave the vicious Bering Sea. He led his crew through hurricane-force winds and four-story-high waves, hauling in millions of pounds of crab and raking in millions of dollars. Phil worked hard, but he played even harder. His life on shore—from his ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Endurance
Alfred Lansing

Avon Books, 1960
  
  











  



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

XK Productions, LLC, 2013

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 ...
  
  











  



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

Two Harbors Press, 2013

WINNER of the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the 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 ...
  
  











  



  
Champlain's Dream
David Hackett Fischer

Simon & Schuster Audio, 2008

In this sweeping, enthralling biography, acclaimed Pulitzer Prize–winner David Hackett Fischer magnificently brings to life the visionary adventurer who has straddled our history for 400 years.  Champlain’s Dream reveals, with rare immediacy and drama, the story of a remarkable man: a leader who dreamed of humanity and peace in a world riven by violence; a man of his own time who nevertheless strove to build a settlement in Canada that ...
  
  











  



  
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! ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Last of the Donkey Pilgrims
Kevin O'Hara

Forge Books, 2005

A heartwarming story of a man who journeys to the land of his people to discover what kind of man he is . . . and, more to the point, what kind of man he could become Kevin O'Hara was a man who was at the crossroads of life. Newly married to a beautiful woman, Kevin found himself full of rage and pain. A former soldier, he had seen the horrors of war and was unable to let those sorrows go . . . and his pain threatened to destroy not only his ...
  
  











  



  
Relapse

Coventry House Publishing, 2014

As featured on Deadliest Catch A fourth generation fisherman, Jake Anderson grew up in the rich fishing environment of Anacortes, Washington. At age seventeen, Jake began salmon fishing in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and by the age of twenty-five he was crab fishing in the heart of the Bering Sea. Soon after, Jake became a deckhand on the F/V Northwestern and joined the popular television series Deadliest Catch . As an integral part of the show, ...
  
  











  



  
Man Eaters Of Kumaon (1944), 2014

Jim Corbett was every inch a hero, something like a "sahib" Davy Crockett: expert in the ways of the jungle, fearless in the pursuit of man-eating big cats, and above all a crack shot. Brought up on a hill-station in north-west India, he killed his first leopard before he was nine and went on to achieve a legendary reputation as a hunter. Corbett was also an author of great renown. His books on the man-eating tigers he once tracked are not ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
A Sense of the World

HarperCollins e-books, 2008

He was known simply as the Blind Traveler -- a solitary, sightless adventurer who, astonishingly, fought the slave trade in Af-rica, 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," triumphing not only over blindness but crippling pain, poverty, and the interference of ...
  
  











  



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

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 ...
  
  











  








   



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