Friday, September 25, 2009

Armchair Travel

Adventure, Exploration, History
From the Amazon, to Antarctica, to the South Pacific, these and other literary travel books are sure to satisfy your urge to roam:

The Lost City of Z : a Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann
Grann, a member of the Royal Geographical Society, explores the Amazon on foot.

Sea of Dangers : Captain Cook and his Rivals in the South Pacific by Geoffrey Blainey
English navigator Capt. James Cook and rival French captain Jean de Surville inadvertently shadow each others voyages in search of a missing continent.

The Thames : the Biography by Peter Ackroyd
Ackroyd, who also wrote London : the Biography, takes us on a tour of an historic and storied river.

Some of the Dead Are Still Breathing by Charles Bowden
Through travel vignettes, both strange and scary, Bowden looks into Earth's seemingly doomed future.

Antarctica : Secrets of the Southern Continent by David McGonigal
Well researched with plenty of photos, maps, paintings, and brrrr.

Fatal North : Adventure and Survival Aboard USS Polaris, the First U.S. Expedition to the North Pole by Bruce Henderson
The Polaris expedition, the failed first U.S. expedition to the North Pole, led to a nationwide scandal, charges of murder, an official investigation, and a government cover-up. Adventure travel with a kick...

Out of the Armchair, Into the Air
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