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Read Owen Chase's memoir which inspired Herman Melville's Moby-Dick and the 2015 film, In the Heart of the Sea . Owen Chase was the first mate on the ill-fated American whaling ship Essex , which was attacked and sunk by a sperm whale in the southern Pacific…
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The international bestseller revealing the fate of the doomed Franklin Expedition-now with a new afterword on the discovery of Erebus and Terror, and a new section of color photos. In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his men set out to "penetrate the icy vastness of…
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In "Two Years Below the Horn," engineer Andrew Taylor vividly recounts his experiences and accomplishments during Operation Tabarin, a landmark British expedition to Antarctica to establish sovereignty and conduct science during the Second World War. When mental…
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This creative nonfiction biography of the celebrated Arctic explorer Dr. John Rae begins in 1854 when, on a mapping expedition to the Boothia Peninsula, Rae discovers the missing link in the Northwest Passage. On the same trip, a chance encounter with an Inuit…

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by Jenni Davis

|April 4, 2017

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Did you know that Alexander the Great was buried in a casket of pure gold? Did you also know that a gold casket is irresistible to even the most superstitious grave robbers? These are the ultimate in cold cases: the great figures of history whose mortal remains…
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Documento de valor histórico excepcional, el diario de a bordo de Colón desapareció en el transcurso del siglo XVI sin volver a luz. En su maravilloso texto, Christian Duverger desentraña los misterios que se ciñen sobre este.…

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller - Now a Major Motion Picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller.  In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled…

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller - Now a Major Motion Picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller.  In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled…

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In 1883, Moses Wilhelm Shapira arrived unannounced in London claiming to have discovered the world’s oldest Bible scroll in a desert cave east of the Dead Sea. With his phenomenal find, Shapira swiftly became world famous—but, just as quickly, his…
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In an age when polar exploration was akin to space exploration today, Sir John Franklin's journeys of discovery captured the popular imagination. Originally published in 1859, Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions is Franklin's own record of his two overland…
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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,…

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books…