books about: explorers
How I Found Livingstone [Illustrated]
The Travels, Adventures and Discoveries in Central Africa including four months residence with Dr. Livingstone. CHAPTER. I. - INTRODUCTORY. MY INSTRUCTIONS TO FIND AND RELIEVE LIVINGSTONE. On the sixteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-nine, I was in Madrid, fresh from the carnage at Valencia. At 10 A.M. Jacopo, at No.-- Calle de la Cruz, handed me a telegram: It read, "Come to Paris on important ...
Two Shadows - The inspirational story of one man's triumph over adversity
From the darkness of a six foot by eight foot cell in solitary confinement to the top of the highest peak in the Western Hemisphere, this is the captivating story of one man's struggle to recover from a troubled past. Charlie is known to his friends as an accomplished mountain climber and entertaining storyteller. Few know the story of his childhood, filled with neglect and abuse. Fewer still realize that he spent seven years of his youth in ...
South to Alaska: A True Story of Courage and Survival from the Heartland of America to the Heart of a Dream
Rushing River Press, 2010
A Journey Even Huck Finn Would Have Admired South to Alaska Carries Readers from the Heartland of America to the Last Frontier…THE HARD WAY (To view the video book trailer for this book, click on "Visit Amazon's Nancy Owens Barnes Page" in the More About the Author section.) A True Story of Courage, Perseverance and Survival Born in the dusty heart of Oklahoma in 1916, ten-year-old Melvin sees a photograph of a cabin in the ...
ALASKA BOUND: One man's dream...One woman's nightmare!
Tammy Jones, 2011
This exhilarating tale will take you on an unforgettable journey of fear, determination and triumph as Tom Jones' dream to experience Alaska lures him and his wife from the sleepy coastal town of Raymond, Washington to the sun baked slopes of northeastern Oregon and ultimately to the pristine wilderness of The Last Frontier. Author Tammy Jones has gone from bank teller to builder with a few career changes in between. Her honest and direct ...
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia
Penguin Books, 2007
This beautifully written, heartfelt memoir touched a nerve among both readers and reviewers. Elizabeth Gilbert tells how she made the difficult choice to leave behind all the trappings of modern American success (marriage, house in the country, career) and find, instead, what she truly wanted from life. Setting out for a year to study three different aspects of her nature amid three different cultures, Gilbert explored the art of pleasure in ...
Windows 8: The Missing Manual
With Windows 8, Microsoft completely reimagined the graphical user interface for its operating system, and designed it to run on tablets as well as PCs. It’s a big change that calls for a trustworthy guide— Windows 8: The Missing Manual . New York Times columnist David Pogue provides technical insight, lots of wit, and hardnosed objectivity to help you hit the ground running with Microsoft’s new OS. This jargon-free book explains ...
Windows 8 For Dummies
The bestselling tech book of all time, now updated for Windows 8 Microsoft Windows is the operating system that runs nearly 90 percent of the world's computers. Windows 8 will offer new interface updates, cloud-based services, and much more. This update of Andy Rathbone's bestselling Windows guide covers all the basics, plus the enhancements unique to Windows 8. Whether you're meeting Windows for the first time or upgrading from an earlier ...
Captain Phil Harris: The Legendary Crab Fisherman, Our Hero, Our Dad
Simon & Schuster
The electrifying behind-the-scenes story of the late Deadliest Catch star, from his own two sons. 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 fourstory- high waves, hauling in millions of pounds of crab and raking ...
Where the Trail Ends: The Oregon Trail (An American Tapestry)
Summerside Press, 2012
For two thousand miles along the trail to Oregon country, Samantha Waldron and her family must overcome tremendous challenges to reach the Willamette Valley before winter. Together they weather autumn storms, hunger and thirst, and the dangers of a wild and unfamiliar country. But when their canoe capsizes on the Columbia River, they must rely on British exporter Lord Alexander Clarke to rescue them from the icy waters. Alex escorts Samantha ...
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 ...
Walt Disney World Swimming Pools 2013: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids
The pools at Walt Disney World resorts are amazing. Most of them have slides, awesome themes, and super-fun play areas with splash zones nearby. To make the most of your trip, check out this 2013 guidebook written for kids and families to find out what kind of pool your Disney resort will have. You'll find TONS of great pool pictures in these pages from all different angles. Look for descriptions of the pool themes, resort fun facts, and a ...
Chloe Zoe and the Very Odd Hole
Gseb Marketing Inc., 2013
A Chloe Zoe Book Join Chloe Zoe as she finds a very odd hole in her yard and tackles it with a sense of adventure and wonder! For Kids of All Ages An early reader for all kids, but at approximately a Grade 1 reading level. Lovingly built using the Kindle Format 8 fixed pages picture book layout, each page contains the text together with an exciting picture of Chloe Zoe and her friends. Read Chloe Zoe on your full color reader, tablet, phone, ...
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 ...
Free Country: A Penniless Adventure the Length of Britain
"...spent last night laughing so much my coffee came out my eyes..." "...this book is quite simply the best I've read in years..." "...a completely bonkers challenge and a brilliantly funny read, I couldn't put it down..." "...it reminded me of some of Danny Wallace and Dave Gorman's best bits..." "...this wonderful story had me crying with laughter more often than not..." "...inspiring, uplifting, need I say more? Quite brilliant..." ...
Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration
“Any time an Apollo-era astronaut steps forward with ideas for our future in space, it’s time to stop what whatever we’re doing and pay attention. Buzz Aldrin, one of the first moonwalkers, has no shortage of these ideas. And in Mission to Mars he treats us to how, when, and why we should travel there.” —Neil deGrasse Tyson Legendary "space statesman" Buzz Aldrin speaks out as a vital advocate for the continuing quest to ...
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows 8 (Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech))
A practical guide for visual learners eager to get started with Windows 8 If you learn more quickly when you can see how things are done, this Visual guide is the easiest way to get up and running on Windows 8. It covers more than 150 essential Windows tasks, using full-color screen shots and step-by-step instructions to show you just what to do. Learn your way around the interface and how to install programs, set up user accounts, play music ...
Red Willow Publishing, 2012
When my son, Gary Gray, was killed by an avalanche while climbing Mount Shuksan in the North Cascades, he was buried under tons of ice and snow. I was told his body might never be recovered and that perhaps I should consider him now a part of the mountain. It was the beginning of a journey unlike any I had taken before. For the next few years I traveled through devastating grief and tortuous self-doubt while unsuccessfully searching for reasons ...
SS Thistlegorm - The True Story of the Red Sea's Greatest Shipwreck
SS Thistlegorm – The True Story of the Red Sea’s Greatest Shipwreck This amazing book reads like a fictional thriller novel and leaves the reader feeling like they’ve just watched an epic movie; however, all of the events and characters in this definitive title are real. Leading Magazine Reviews …bursting with never seen before photography…this book is a must read for any wreck fans…Sport Diver Kean has succeeded in covering the ...
The Sinking of the Bounty: The True Story of a Tragic Shipwreck and its Aftermath (Kindle Single)
The Atavist, 2013
It was one of the strangest sights the Coast Guard pilots had ever seen: a tall-masted wooden ship, the kind that sailed centuries ago, capsizing in the wind and towering waves of Hurricane Sandy off the coast of North Carolina. It looked like something out of a movie--and, in a way, it was. The ship was the Bounty, a replica of a British merchant vessel of the same name whose crew famously mutinied in 1789. She had been built for a Marlon ...
Windows 8 For Seniors For Dummies
Mark Justice Hinton
Help beginners of any age get started with Windows 8 with this easy-to-understand guide! In easy-to-follow steps, this fun and friendly guide shows you clearly how to use Windows 8. Featuring a large font that makes the book easier to read and magnified screen shots to help make the subject matter less intimidating, author Mark Justice Hinton walks you through the basics of Windows 8, so you can make the switch without a hitch. Explains ...
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