books about: explorers
The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
When men were men
An excellent and engaging account of the hard men of the late 19th century and the international obsession with the bicycle.
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
Carroll & Graf, 1958
The Ultimate survival true story of all time
Just got done watching the 3DVD set Shackleton 5 stars. i wondered how the book Endurance could possible compete with this fantastic DVD set. The book was just as good 5 stars. We see sir Shackleton in 1914 and his 27 men heading for a cross continent trek across Antarctica. Unfortunately the Endurance gets caught in the ice. She is crushed and sinks. Shackleton orders abandon ship and his men ...
Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth
Random House, 2010
engaging and engrossing story that needs to be told albeit poor editing
Raced through the book quickly because the story is too good to take in a little at a time -- that pace is a necessary part of the adventure and enjoyment, unlike many books. At the same time, reading this on Kindle was crucial, because I found myself constantly looking up words, colloquialisms, and archaisms that the author really didn't need to use, and the editor never removed. The writing is ...
No Way Down: Life and Death on K2
A post-mortem and an adventure story.
This book gives you the sense that you are on the mountain, facing the struggle, and also a sense that you are in a laboratory, taking apart the decisions and the details and finding out why things went so wrong, so badly, on K-2. I picked up the book and started reading it out loud to my son. After he went to bed, I stayed up and read half the night. This is very compelling. How could ...
North by Northwestern: A Seafaring Family on Deadly Alaskan Waters
Captain Sig Hansen
Thomas Dunne Books
North By Northwestern
I absolutely loved this book! I have read other books on this topic including fishing for crab and swordfish. The Discovery Channel hit the jackpot when they realized what a fascinating topic this would be to a lot of folks around the world. The Hansens bring back an almost-forgotten old-school mentality of love of hard work and respect for their family and co-workers. I especially loved the ...
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage
Interesting but kind of a let down after ELP
This book was full of interesting factoids about Marriage and what this means in many different cultures. I liked its honest look at marriage instead of glossy view of an idealistic marriage. Towards the end however, I couldn't wait for it to end.. and I was wanted to scream, "Get over it!" Just get married!!! Nothing in life is for sure anyways...
Undaunted Courage : Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Simon & Schuster
Ambrose on the Lewis and Clark expedition
There is countless material available on Lewis and Clark and the "Voyage of Discovery". I have enjoyed the read and consider it a very good introduction to the subject and the material available. For those who want to do more, the Moulton edition of the Journals is essential. Also worthwhile is Bernard DeVoto, "The Journals of Lewis and Clark". The Ambrose book works for book discussion groups ...
Time Bandit: Two Brothers, the Bering Sea, and One of the World's Deadliest Jobs
Ballantine Books, 2008
Couldn't stop reading....or laughing....
This one kept me thoroughly entertained!! I'm a fan of the show & that is why I originally purchased this book. I'm glad I did! After reading this book, I have A LOT more respect for the men of this crew. It was both informative & funny! Fast & easy to read/follow! You won't be disappointed!!!
Eat, Pray, Love
As I read this book I began to see myself in the pages, and although I was not able to travel for a year I felt as though Elizabeth took me with her! It made me open my eyes to the abusive relationship I was in and that I needed to find my true self, if not for me then for my 2 daughters. I now am a 28 year old divorced single mother of 2, a college student with a full time job and 3 days after ...
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
I got this book because I LOVE stories about lost cities, adventurers, explorers, and jungles. And I pretty much was NOT disappointed by the book at all. I saw the cover and pretty much it was 'must have' at first sight!:) It read beautifully and even though it was loaded with plenty of fact David Grann always kept it flowing at a really nice narrative pace. It's the kind of book that feels like ...
Show Me Your Smile!: A Visit to the Dentist (Dora the Explorer)
Very helpful to prepare for the first trip to the dentist
Bought this before our first trip to the dentist. My son is 2 and a half. It doesn't scare or confuse. We read it every day in preparation. At the dentist, my son was able to refer to the book during the process. I was able to refer to the book to help him "open wide" and be familiar with the setting. I am very happy with this book.
Dora's Potty Book (Dora the Explorer)
Mother of a Dora fan
I bought this for my 20 month old daughter to help her with potty training. Since she loves Dora i thought this would really help her out. She loves to flush the potty at the end of the book just like Dora. I recommend this book to any parent with a little Dora fan.
Over the Edge of the World
HarperCollins e-books, 2008
Well Written History
Quickly, this book drew me in and had me eager for every next page. Who knew?
How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum
great book that encourages us all to get outside and experience the world! It's truly awesome. I teach environmental/ecology education, and it is really useful for coming up with new activities to do with the children.
ScienceWiz Inventions Experiment Kit and Book 13 Experiments, Inventions
Norman & Globus
Love this set
We purchased this set and the electricity one by the same company. They have been great. We have a seven year old and it's a great activity to do with him. It provides good one-on-one time and he learns something. Some of the experiments took some tinkering but we've been able to get them all to work. The tinkering is fine with me because real experiments take the same persistance and ...
Dora's Book of Manners (Dora the Explorer)
Nice Dora book - kind of thin
I was thinking this book would be a few more pages thicker but it wasnt. The story is really cute and does help teach manners to your child. It can easily be read in 5 minutes so its great right before bed. It is your typical Dora story where they need to get somewhere and they use Map to find the path. Along the way Dora, Boots and the Grumpy troll find some instances where good manners ...
Swim, Boots, Swim! (Dora the Explorer)
Toddlers love the characters, bright colors and it's just long enough for their attention span!
The Last American Man
A fascinating memoir that comes alive on audio
Elizabeth Gilbert's THE LAST AMERICAN MAN pairs actress Patricia Kalember's skills with an engaging true story of one Eustace Conway, who has made his home in the Appalachian Mountains for over thirty years, mastering self-sufficient living. His evolution from an idealistic nature-lover to a seasoned environmentalist makes for a fascinating memoir that comes alive on audio.
Good Night, Dora!: A Lift-the-Flap Story
good night dora
my kids loved this book, it was a great learning tool for them, keep up the good work!!!!
Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire!
The Fancy Girls Go Exploring
Fancy Nancy Explorer Extraordinaire! Jane O'Conner This book is smaller than the Fancy Nancy picture books. It also has more words, and the words are smaller on the pages. But the fancy pictures are just as fun. Nancy and Bree are the founding members of the Explorer Club. When Freddy and Nancy's litte sister want to join, they say, "Maybe." They aren't sure if the younger kids are mature ...
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