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Over the Edge

By: Bane, Michael

Price: $4.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1999

Seller ID: 001000

ISBN: 0575064501

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Return to Laughter: An Anthropological Novel (The Natural History Library)

By: Bowen, Elenore Smith

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Anchor (Doubleday): 1964

Edition: 28th Printing.

Seller ID: 009388

ISBN: 0385053126

Condition: Good +


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. Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall View more info

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Road Fever: A High-Speed Travelogue

By: Cahill, Tim

Price: $3.50

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 1992

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 0503003722

ISBN: 0394758374

Condition: Very Good


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." View more info

Tales from Woolly Acres

By: Church, Doris

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Rochester Minnesota, Lone Oak Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007055

ISBN: 0962786055

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Antarctic Odyssey: Endurance and Adventure in the Farthest South

By: Collier, Graham; Collier, Patricia Graham

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NY, Carroll & Graf Pub: 1999

Edition: First US Edition.

Seller ID: 009450

ISBN: 0786706538

Condition: Near Fine


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. Size: 4to -- 11.25 in Tall View more info

Two Years Before the Mast

By: Dana, Richard Henry Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Heritage Press: 1947

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 009668

Condition: Very Good +


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. Size: 4to -- 10.5 In View more info

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Zeitoun

By: Eggers, Dave

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Vintage (Random House): 2009

Edition: 12th Printing.

Seller ID: 010103

ISBN: 0307387941

Condition: Very Good +


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. Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall View more info

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Desperate Hours: The Epic Rescue of the Andrea Doria

By: Goldstein, Richard

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Wiley: 2003

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 002576

ISBN: 0471423521

Condition: Very Good +


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. View more info

Beyond Innocence -- Autobiography in Letters, the Later Years

By: Goodall, Jane (Peterson, Dale, Ed)

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Houghton Mifflin: 2001

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009777

ISBN: 0618125205

Condition: Good +


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. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

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Nine Mile Bridge: Three Years in the Maine Woods

By: Hamlin, Helen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Camden, Maine, Down East Books: 1973

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 0503003767

ISBN: 0892722657

Condition: Good +


233 pp. Light wear, stray red mark on front cover, bottom corner of rear cover shipped. Previous owner's notes on title page. Rest of text clean. Cover corner lightly curled. With illustrations by the author. Hamlin recounts her life as a young schoolteacher in Maine's north woods during the 1940s. She lived with lumberjacks in the years before automation changed the timber industry. Her school was in Churchill Lake in secluded northwestern Maine and she ended up marryin... View more info

Fragile Eden: A Ride Through New Zealand

By: Hanbury-Tenison, Robin

Price: $4.60

Publisher: Topsfield, Massachusetts, Salem House Publishers: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001877

ISBN: 0881624136

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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Shackleton

By: Huntford, Roland

Price: $3.85

Publisher: London, Abacus (Little, Brown UK): 2001

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 002889

ISBN: 0349107440

Condition: Very Good +


774 pp, with glossary, b&w photos. Very sturdy, uncreased binding, lightly thumbed. No markings. An exhaustive adverture packed saga of Sir Ernest Shackleton's exploration of the South Pole and his relationships with rival explorers. This book won the Nelson Hurst & Marsh Biography Award. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Alaska Bear Tales

By: Kaniut, Larry

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Anchorage, Alaska Northwest Books: 2002

Edition: 19th Printing

Seller ID: 0503003707

ISBN: 0882402323

Condition: Good +


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. View more info

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A Night to Remember

By: Lord, Walter

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Bantam: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003954

ISBN: 0553278274

Condition: Very Good +


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 th... View more info

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West with the Night

By: Markham, Beryl

Price: $3.55

Publisher: San Francisco, North Point Press: 1983

Seller ID: 000052

ISBN: 0865471185

Condition: Very Good


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." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Great American Motorcycle Rides

By: McKechnie, Gary

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Emeryville, California, Avalon Travel: 2002

Edition: 2nd Edition.

Seller ID: 009935

ISBN: 1566914485

Condition: Near Fine


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. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

Moby-Dick

By: Melville, Herman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Barnes & Noble: 1993

Edition: Reprint -- 10th Printing.

Seller ID: 009226

ISBN: 1566193567

Condition: As New


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. Size: 8vo --8.5 In. View more info

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A Mountain Boyhood

By: Mills, Joe

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Lincoln, Nebraska, Bison Books: 1988

Edition: Repirnt.

Seller ID: 009739

ISBN: 0803281544

Condition: Very Good


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 B... View more info

A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf

By: Muir, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 1981

Edition: Reprint 6th Printing.

Seller ID: 010293

ISBN: 0395315425

Condition: Fine


217 pp. As new, no markings, spine uncreased. Front cover lightly curled outward. With historical b&w photos and sketches. With 13-page forward by Peter Jenkins, and orginal 18-page introduction by William Frederic Bade. Muir, as a young man, recounts his 1867 hike from Indiana to Cedar Key, Florida. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In View more info

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The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk

By: Niven, Jennifer

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Hyperion Books: 2001

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 006035

ISBN: 0786884460

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info