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10 books about adventure
Pick up one of these featured titles on adventure in May 2021.
Island of the Lost: An Extraordinary Story of Survival at the Edge of the World by Joan Druett
Category: Australia & New Zealand
This book was published 2 years ago by Algonquin Books and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
“Riveting.” —The New York Times Book Review Hundreds of miles from civilization, two ships wreck on opposite ends of the same deserted island in this true story of human nature at its best—and at its worst. It is 1864, and Captain Thomas Musgrave’s schooner, the Grafton, has just wrecked on Auckland Island, a forbidding piece of land 285 miles south of New Zealand. Battered by year-round freezing rain and constant winds, it is one of the most inhospitable places on earth. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. Incredibly, at the same time on the opposite end of the island, another ship runs aground during a storm. Separated by only twenty miles and the island’s treacherous, impassable cliffs, the crews of the Grafton and the Invercauld face the same fate. And yet where the Invercauld’s crew turns inward on itself, fighting, starving, and even turning to cannibalism, Musgrave’s crew bands together to build a cabin and a forge—and eventually, to find a way to escape. Using the survivors’ journals and historical records, award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett brings to life this extraordinary untold story about leadership and the fine line between order and chaos.
If I Live Until Morning: A True Story of Adventure, Tragedy and Transformation by Jean Muenchrath
Category: Personal Transformation
This book was published 3 years ago by VajraSky Books and takes approximately 9.1 hours to read.
Her grand adventure turned into a nightmare. After skiing 200 miles along California's John Muir Trail, Jean faces death from a mountaineering accident on Mount Whitney. Broken and bleeding on the highest peak in the continental United States, she vows to realize her greatest dreams if she lives until morning. Her escape from the Sierra Nevada Mountains turns into a five-day ordeal for survival. Jean's recovery is equally daunting. Her journey spans three decades and takes her from the depths of despair and chronic pain to the heights of the Himalayas. When the specter of Mount Whitney continues to shatter her world, Jean befriends Tibetan lamas. Their ancient wisdom guides her on a path beyond her wildest dreams.
The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness by James Campbell
This book was published 16 years ago by Atria Books and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
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Follow Me to Alaska: A true story of one couple's adventure adjusting from life in a cul-de-sac in El Paso, Texas, to a cabin off-grid in the wilderness of Alaska by Ann Parker
Category: Travelers & Explorers
This book was published last year by Independently published and takes approximately 8.6 hours to read.
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Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, and a Scottish Adventure Like No Other by Sam Heughan
Category: TV, Movie, Video Game Adaptations
This book was published last year by Quercus and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.
A road trip book with a difference. Stars of Outlander - Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish - explore Scotland, a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare. From their faithful camper van to boats, kayaks, bicycles, and motorbikes, join stars of Outlander Sam and Graham on a road trip with a difference, as two Scotsmen explore a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare. Unlikely friends Sam and Graham begin their journey in the heart of Scotland at Glencoe and travel from there all the way to Inverness and Culloden battlefield, where along the way they experience adventure and a cast of highland characters. In this story of friendship, finding themselves, and whisky, they discover the complexity, rich history and culture of their native country.
50 Adventures in the 50 States (The 50 States, 7) by Kate Siber
Category: Science, Nature & How It Works
This book was published last year by Wide Eyed Editions and takes approximately 3.7 hours to read.
Set your spirit free on 50 amazing American adventures with this book that show cases the most exciting outdoors activities in each of the 50 states.
The Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big & Small by Kath Stathers
This book was published 4 years ago by Universe and takes approximately 16.5 hours to read.
This guide to features an eclectic range of ideas such as self-improvement, sports-related endeavors, natural wonders, cultural experiences, culinary delights, and more.
What About X? An Alphabet Adventure by Anne Marie Houppert
This book was published this year by Harry N. Abrams and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
From A to Z, the students of the Alphabet Academy are heading on a camping trip in this playful picture book All the letters of the alphabet know exactly what to pack for their big camping trip. B is bringing binoculars. C is collecting canteens. But X can't think of a thing to bring! In her picture book debut, author Anne Marie Houppert combines the excitement of a first field trip with the magic of collaboration and friendship. Illustrator Daniel Wiseman paints maximum personality into each character, underlining the idea that everyone is special and necessary--just like every letter of the alphabet!
The Incredible Adventures of Kinslee and Kallie: How To Build A Snowman by Joseph Wood
This book was published this year by AuthorJosephDayna and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
The Incredible Adventures of Kinslee and Kallie: How to Build a Snowman, is an adventure that follows two sisters, Kinslee (4 years old) and Kallie (2 years old) as they work together to build a snowman. Kinslee is a smart, caring, and protective big sister, while Kallie is a carefree, loving, and energetic younger sister. The Incredible Adventures of Kinslee and Kallie: How to Build a Snowman is filled with happy, funny, exciting, and relatable moments throughout the story. A truly magical adventure that will pull at your heartstrings every time you read it.
Destinations of a Lifetime: 225 of the World's Most Amazing Places by National Geographic
This book was published 6 years ago by National Geographic and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.
A photographic tour of the most amazing, beautiful, thrilling, and breathtaking locales on Earth includes islands, cityscapes, rain forests, and ancient cobblestone roads, with travel and visitor information for each.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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