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1 Bane, Michael Over the Edge
London Victor Gollancz 1999 0575064501 / 9780575064508 Cloth Fine  Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
281 pp. Once sedentary, Bane becomes hooked on sports thrills. He relates 13 daring sports feats, such as rock climbing, ice climbing and going over a waterfall. Subtitle: A Regular Guy's Odyssey in Extreme Sports.  
Price: 3.60 USD
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Return to Laughter: An Anthropological Novel (The Natural History Library), Bowen, Elenore Smith
2 Bowen, Elenore Smith Return to Laughter: An Anthropological Novel (The Natural History Library)
NY Anchor (Doubleday) 1964 0385053126 / 9780385053129 28th Printing Mass Market Paperback Good + 12mo -- 7 in Tall 
297 pp. Several lower page corners thumbed and creased. Text clean. Binding sturdy. Bowen (pen name of anthropologist Laura Bohannan) writes a novel about her first year of field work with an indigenous tribe in West Africa.Introduction by sociologist David Reisman. Part of the American Museum of Natural History series. 
Price: 3.35 USD
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Road Fever: A High-Speed Travelogue, Cahill, Tim
3 Cahill, Tim Road Fever: A High-Speed Travelogue
New York Vintage Books 1992 0394758374 / 9780394758374 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
227 pp. Nearly new, binding tight, spine uncreased. Light toniing. Travelogue of a road journey from Tierra del Fuego to Prudhoe Bay -- 15,000 miles in 23 days. "A jazzy, tire-squealing adventure" acc. to Philadelphia Inquirer blurb. Adds the Washington Post: "He took the Sunday Drive from Hell, and he lived to tell about it." 
Price: 3.50 USD
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4 Church, Doris Tales from Woolly Acres
Rochester Minnesota Lone Oak Press 1992 0962786055 / 9780962786051 First Edition Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In 
131 pp., previous owner's embossed mark on half-title page. Sketch of sheep with author's signature, but this is probably a facsimile, mass-produced signature. In an engaging manner, the author writes of her seven years of operating a hobbyist sheep farm in Wisconsin and doing Girl Scout work. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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5 Collier, Graham; Collier, Patricia Graham Antarctic Odyssey: Endurance and Adventure in the Farthest South
NY Carroll & Graf Pub 1999 0786706538 / 9780786706532 First US Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 4to -- 11.25 in Tall 
Nearly new, previous owner's embossed seal on endpaper, no other markings. 194 pp. on glossy stock, 57 photos and illustrations and 9 maps. The Collier husband-and-wife team circumnavigates Antarctica, retracing the routes of early explorers including Amundsen, Shackleton, Worsley, Priestly and others. Maps are especially helpful in appreciating their exploits. A reprint of a UK edition. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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6 Dana, Richard Henry Jr. Two Years Before the Mast
NY Heritage Press 1947 Reprint Decorative Cloth Very Good + 4to -- 10.5 In Mueller, Hans Alexander. 
346 pp. Illustration of cityscape and harbor printed on beige cloth. Two-color or illustrations throughout text.. Detailed introduction and commentary on Dana's life by William McFee, plus author's preface. Text clean. Endpapers lightlty toned. Lightly rubbed corners. Slipcase missing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Zeitoun, Eggers, Dave
7 Eggers, Dave Zeitoun
NY Vintage (Random House) 2009 0307387941 / 9780307387943 12th Printing Trade Paperback Very Good + 8mo -- 8 in Tall 
335 pp. Light wear, thumbed. No markings. Spine uncreased. Powerful account of an Arab-American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina struggling with the disaster-relief bureaucracy in New Orleans. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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8 Freuchen, Peter Peter Freuchen's Book of the Eskimos
Cleveland World Publishing Co. 1961 2nd Printing Cloth Good + No Jacket Ex Library 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall 
441 pp. Light soil to edges, covers somewhat bowed outward. Green cloth lightly faded on spine. Silver titling still bright. Map on endpapers. 21 illustrations. Edited by Dagmar Freuchen. Library stampings, library card on rear insider cover. Binding sturdy. An account of Freuchen's life with the Eskimos from 1906 to 1957, 
Price: 4.00 USD
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9 Gibbs, Tony Landfall
NY William Morrow 1992 0688111025 / 9780688111021 First Edition Cloth & Boards Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
251 pp. Clean no markings. A novel about sailing in the Caribbean. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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Desperate Hours: The Epic Rescue of the Andrea Doria , Goldstein, Richard
10 Goldstein, Richard Desperate Hours: The Epic Rescue of the Andrea Doria
NY Wiley 2003 0471423521 / 9780471423522 2nd Printing Trade Paperback Very Good +  8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
294 pp., with b&w photos, index. Nearly new, slight bend of text block. No markings, publication card laid in. An account of the Andrea Doria rescue off Nantucket in 1956.  
Price: 3.60 USD
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11 Goodall, Jane (Peterson, Dale, Ed) Beyond Innocence -- Autobiography in Letters, the Later Years
NY Houghton Mifflin 2001 0618125205 / 9780618125203 First Edition Cloth & Boards Good + Very Good Ex-Library 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
418 pp. Still close to new despite ex-library stampings. Mylar protector. 418 pp, plus 16 pp. glossy b&w photos. Volume 2 of a collection of Goodall's letters, covering 1966 ot 1990, including her divorce from Hugo van Lawick and death of her second husband, and her continuing on-site research into chimpanzee social life. Her letters are very descriptive of her moods and daily research, illuminating her survivor instincts. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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12 Hanbury-Tenison, Robin Fragile Eden: A Ride Through New Zealand
Topsfield, Massachusetts Salem House Publishers 1989 0881624136 / 9780881624137 First Edition Boards Fine  Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
224 pp., with 8 pp. color photos, plus numerous b&w photos. Nearly new. No markings.An account of a horseback ride through New Zealand and a look at the nation's environmental and cultural challenges.  
Price: 4.14 USD
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13 J Bernard Moore Skagway in Days Primeval: Writings for J. Bernard Moore, 1886-1904
Skagway, Alaska Lynn Canal Publishing 1997 0945284063 / 9780945284062 Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo-- 8.5 in Tall 
208 pp, about 10 pp. of b&w historical photos. Nearly new, no markings, faint vertical crease on the front cover, parallel to the spine. Spine uncreased. A first person account of pioneer life and commercial boating in Yukon region of Alaska in the 18880s. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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Alaska Bear Tales, Kaniut, Larry
14 Kaniut, Larry Alaska Bear Tales
Anchorage Alaska Northwest Books 2002 0882402323 / 9780882402321 19th Printing Trade Paperback Good + No Jacket 8mo -- 8.5 In Tall 
317 pp., bilbiography, plus a bear harvest report for Alaska, 1961 to 1981. A later printing of a 1983 collection of various man-bear encounter reports. Bookstore stamping on preliminary page. Front cover creased and curled. Textblock sturdy and clean. Spine uncreased. Glossy color photo of a bear on front cover. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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15 Lord, Walter A Night to Remember
NY Bantam 1997 0553278274 / 9780553278279 Reprint Mass Market Paperback Very Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
209 pp. Light toning, still sturdy and close to new, no markings. Spine uncreased. With diagram of the Titanic and passenger list of the rescued and the drowned. Nearly a century after the sinking of the Titanic, and a half-century after its original publication, Lord's book is still an outstanding piece of reporting about a disaster that continues to fascinate us. Very readable but he avoids over-writing, sticking to a factual account rather than speculation. Where the facts are sketchy or contradictory, he indicates so. (Special offer: Add Lord's 1986 sequel "The Night Lives On" in a hardcover for just $2 more, shipping included.) 
Price: 3.00 USD
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West with the Night, Markham, Beryl
16 Markham, Beryl West with the Night
San Francisco North Point Press 1983 0865471185 / 9780865471184 Trade Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
294 pp. Cornes thumbed, no markings in text. Memoir of a woman aviator who flew mail planes in Africa and was the first to fly transatlantic, east to west, in 1936. She was profiled by a PBS documentary, "World Without Walls." 
Price: 4.00 USD
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17 McKechnie, Gary Great American Motorcycle Rides
Emeryville, California Avalon Travel 2002 1566914485 / 9781566914482 2nd Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine Guidebook 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
419 pp. Close to new, no markings or creases. A selection of 20 motorcycle tours within the U.S., most of them within just one or two states. Includes motel, restaurant and attraction information, lists of resources for more details for each region. Examples of tours include Memphis to New Orleans; Miami to Key West; Berkshires; Black Hills; Blue Ridge; Cape Cod, Hudson Valley; Civil War battlefields; Taos to San Fe; Calistoga to Carmel. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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18 Melville, Herman Moby-Dick
NY Barnes & Noble 1993 1566193567 / 9781566193566 Reprint -- 10th Printing Cloth & Boards As New Fine 8vo --8.5 In. 
479 pp. Handsome Barnes & Noble reprint of the classic, in as-new, gift-quality condition. No markings. The full text is here, but there are no illustrations or editor's notes. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Mills, Joe A Mountain Boyhood
Lincoln, Nebraska Bison Books 1988 0803281544 / 9780803281547 Repirnt Trade Paperback Very Good Facsimile Reprint 8vo -- 8 in Tall Comstock, Enos P. 
311 pp. Corners thumbed. Binding firm, spine uncreased. No markings. A first printing of a reproduction of the 1926 edition from J.H. Sears Co. A pioneer's account of life in the Estes Park region of the Colorado Rockies. Estes Park was just a crossroads in 1899, when young Joe Mills first saw Colorado's Front Range. A would-be Robinson Crusoe, Joe scaled peaks, watched wild animals, hunted and trapped, and roughed it in the1900-1930 period and later wrote about it for Boys Life magazine. Introduction and notes by James H Pickering of the University of Houston. Mills lived 1880 to 1935. Includes map of Longs Peak. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk, Niven, Jennifer
20 Niven, Jennifer The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk
NY Hyperion Books 2001 0786884460 / 9780786884469 1st Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
402 pp. Close to new, no spine creases.Text bright and clean. Maps on endpapers. Includes historical photos, reference notes, passenger list. Spellbinding, detailed account of an Arctic voyage in which a crew of 25 sailors, scientists and Eskimo guides became icebound. After their ship was rammed, they abandoned the vessel and spent months waiting for a rescue. Only 12 survived. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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