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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

By: Grann, David

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Departures / Random House, Inc.: 2010

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2263579

ISBN: 1400078458

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Single faint spine crease. 2010 Trade Paperback. xi, [7], 400 pp. The #1 New York Times bestseller - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called 'The Lost City of Z.' In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett's quest for 'Z... View more info

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

By: Grann, David

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Vintage Departures / Random House, Inc.: 2010

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2278267

ISBN: 1400078458

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Lightly rubbed. 2010 Trade Paperback. xi, [7], 400 pp. The #1 New York Times bestseller - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson. In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called 'The Lost City of Z.' In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett's quest for 'Z' and ... View more info

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The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

By: Grann, David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 2009

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2290762

ISBN: 0385513534

Condition: Near Fine


6th printing. An exceptional copy. 2009 Hard Cover. After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century: What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z? View more info

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Gray's School and Field Book of Botany, Consisting of 'Lessons in Botany,' and 'Field, Forest, and Garden Botany,' Bound in One Volume

By: Gray, Asa

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor & Co.: 1868

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2290969

Condition: Very Good


First one-volume edition. 1 inch tear to cloth along spine base, boards lightly soiled, ink stamp on front endpaper. 1868 Hard Cover. xii, 236, 386, [8] pp. Two books bound in one volume -- includes Gray's Lessons in Botany and Vegetable Physiology, Illustrated by Over 360 Wood Engravings from Original Drawings by Isaac Sprague, to Which is Added a Copious Glossary, or Dictionary of Botanical Terms & Field, Forest, and Garden Botany, A Simple Introduction to the Common Plants of the United States East of the Mississippi, Both Wild and Cultivated. Original dark green cloth, gilt titles, marbled... View more info

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Peary: The Man Who Refused to Fail

By: Green, Fitzhugh

Price: $40.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1924706

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine toned, endpapers faintly split at hinge but binding is solid and tight, name crossed out on front flyleaf, a few small bookworm holes in fore-edge margin. 1926 Hard Cover. viii, 404 pp. 8vo. Original blue patterned cloth, gilt stamped titles, maps on endpapers. Illustrated with black & white photographs, including one picturing Ernest Shackleton, Robert Peary, and Roald Amundsen. A biography of Admiral Robert E. Peary, one of several arctic adventurers during the late 19th and early 20th century. Peary was considered for about 80 years (1909-1989) to be the first to reach ... View more info

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High Dam Over Nubia

By: Greener, Leslie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1846983

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Quarter-sized surface tear on front jacket panel, minor loss from jacket spine head. 1962 Hard Cover. 198 pp. This personal account of an archaeological adventure takes place in a scene of intense contemporary interest. As the High Dam-about five miles above the Aswan Dam-rises on the Nile, a lake is forming that will soon be 300 miles long. Under its waters a very ancient country, rich in prehistoric relics and in the monuments of Egyptian, Roman, Turkish and Christian art, will vanish completely. This book sets out the reason why the High Dam must be built, examines the loss t... View more info

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The End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists

By: Grescoe, Taras

Price: $5.00

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart: 2006

Seller ID: 2200182

ISBN: 0771035519

Condition: Good


Spine creased, shelf wear. 2006 Trade Paperback. 309 pp. In this hilarious on-th-road odyssey, Taras Grescoe crosses teh entire Eurasian landmass, plunging into places where tourists are thickest--touring France in a rental car, taking the cure at Baden-Baden, stuffing his face on a cruise ship, and following the Lonely Planet crowd from India to Kathmandu. View more info

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An Olson-Melville Sourcebook, in Two Volumes: Volume I: The New Found Land (North America); Volume II: The Mediterranean (Eurasia)

By: Grossinger, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: North Atlantic Books: 1976

Seller ID: 2295577

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor general wear. 1976 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 166, 163 pp. Two volume set. VOLUME I CONTENTS: Robert Bertholf: On Olson, His Melville; Siri Tuttle: The Stopping of the Battle; Richard Grossinger: The Four Badlands; View of Jupiter with Shadow of Io from Pioneer 10; Mariner 10 Photos of Mercury, March 29, 1974; Mosaics of Mariner 10 Photos of Mercury, March 29, 1974; Robin Ridington: Eye on the Wheel; Russell Gregory: For a Sacred Bundle; James Bogan: Ptolemy Meets the Pharaoh; Ishmael Reed: From Flight to Canada; Richard Grossinger: Melville's Wha... View more info

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Below the Convergence: Voyages Towards Antarctica, 1699-1839

By: Gurney, Alan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Pimlico: 1998

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200043

ISBN: 0712673296

Condition: Good


1st printing. Shelf wear, pages toned. 1998 Trade Paperback. 315 pp. The Tantalising theory of a huge southern continent, Terra Australis Incognita, had haunted the imaginations of countless geographers throughout history. Not until the second of his great voyages in 1773 did James Cook finally lay the theory to rest. This wonderfully written book tells the story of British, American and Russian expeditions, from the astronomers Halley's voyage in the Paramore in 1699 to the sealer John Balleny's 1839 voyage in the Eliza Scott, all in search of land, fur or elephant seals. These were voyages f... View more info

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Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition

By: Guttridge, Leonard F.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Berkley Books: 2000

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2265866

ISBN: 0425176541

Condition: Near Fine


Fourth printing. Pages faintly toned. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 354 pp. The ill-fated 1881 effort to establish an American fort in the Arctic is chronicled in full detail, covering the terrible saga of starvation, mutiny, suicide, shipwreck, execution, and cannibalism that destroyed nineteen of the original twenty-five explorers. View more info

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Icebound: The Jeannette Expedition's Quest for the North Pole

By: Guttridge, Leonard F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267751

ISBN: 087021330X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xx, [2], 357, [3] pp. 8vo. The 1879 expedition began with high hopes of Arctic discoveries; it came to disaster on Siberian shores, and the official investigation that followed was an adroitly managed cover-up. Guttridge, coauthor (with J. D. Smith) of The Commodores, has ferreted out the facts about the Jeannette and the ship's company. Playboy/publisher James Gordon Bennett underwrote the expedition, led by Lt. George W. De Long, USN. The Jeannette was trapped in ice for two years before it broke up; the crew escap... View more info

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George Washington's Canal at Great Falls, Virginia

By: Hahn, Thomas F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: American Canal and Transportation Center: 1976

Seller ID: 2267701

Condition: Very Good


Top page corners faintly bumped. 1976 Stapled Binding. 44 pp. An illustrated history of the Potomac Canal and a guide to the towpath walks at Great Falls. View more info

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Arctic Rovings, or the Adventures of a New Bedford Boy on Sea and Land

By: Hall, Daniel Weston; Beatty, Jr., Jerome; Hogarth, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: William R. Scott, Inc.: 1968

Seller ID: 2203090

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. Top edge of jacket lightly rubbed with a few minor tears along top spine edge, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1968 Hard Cover. xiii, 144 pp. The true story of a fifteen-year-old boy on board the whaleship Condor...his escape from the cruelties of shipboard life, his winter in the Siberian wilderness and his rescue and eventual return to the United States. With illustrations of Whales and Whaling in the days of sail. Keywords: DANIEL WESTON HALL JEROME BEATTY JR WILLIAM HOGARTH ARCTIC ROVINGS ADVENTURES NEW BEDFORD BOY SEA LAND ADVENTURE NAUTICAL WHALING WHALESHIP BIOGRAPHY ... View more info

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Faery Lands of the South Seas

By: Hall, James Norman; Nordhoff, Charles Bernard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1921

Seller ID: 2286979

Condition: Very Good


October 1921 printing (K-V code on copyright). No jacket. Front hinge starting. 354 pp. Illustrated by George A. Picken. Before MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, Hall and Nordhoff wrote this nonfiction book about the South Seas islands. All of the islands described lie in the Paumotu, Society and Hervey Groups. A super early 20th century look at Paradise! View more info

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Faery Lands of the South Seas

By: Hall, James Norman; Nordhoff, Charles Bernard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1921

Seller ID: 2289851

Condition: Very Good


October 1921 printing ('K-V' on copyright page). Minor dulling of gilt, a couple pages lightly foxed. 354 pp. Illustrated by George A. Picken. Before MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY, Hall and Nordhoff wrote this nonfiction book about the South Seas islands. All of the islands described lie in the Paumotu, Society and Hervey Groups. A super early 20th century look at Paradise! View more info

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New Worlds to Conquer: First Edition

By: Halliburton, Richard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1926299

Condition: Very Good


Bobbs-Merrill first edition (not to be confused with the numerous reissues by various publishers). Lacks jacket. Photo pages and facing pages foxed, page ridge faintly foxed. 1929 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 368 pp. 9 1/4 x 6 1/2. Original dark olive cloth, gilt titles, Map of author's route on endpapers. A memoir of adventures in South America in the 1920s, illustrated with black & white photographs. CONTENTS: Prologue: The New World; The Conquest of Mexico; Popo and Papa; Popo's Surrender; The Well of Death; High-Diving; The Land Where the Corals Lie; The Filibu... View more info

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The Flying Carpet

By: Halliburton, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.: 1932

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2178428

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Lightly rubbed, minor ripple to cloth of front board, ink gift note on verso of front endpaper. 1932 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 352 pp. 8vo. Original black cloth, silver titles. Map illustrated endpapers. Halliburton's account of his travels in Timbuktu, Morocco, and Jerusalem with Moye Stephens, Jr., named after the airplane in which they took place. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Richard Halliburton (9 January 1900 – presumed dead after 24 March 1939) was an American traveler, adventurer, and author. Best known today for having swum the length of the Panama Canal... View more info

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The Glorious Adventure (A Star Book)

By: Halliburton, Richard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City Publishing Company: 1927

Edition: Reissue

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263027

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Signed without inscription by author on front endpaper. Owner bookplate on front endpaper, jacket edges rubbed. 1927 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 354 pp. 8vo. It was perhaps inevitable that Richard Halliburton, the romantic, imaginative wanderer, would follow in the footsteps of another legendary traveler--Odysseus. Halliburton's second book recounts his journey through the Mediterranean in the shadow of his mythical hero. In Greece, Halliburton charged Mount Olympus in order to visit the gods that dwelled there; he swam the Hellespont as Byron had before ... View more info

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Path of the Pole

By: Hapgood, Charles

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Adventures Unlimited Press: 1999

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2294555

ISBN: 0932813712

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Very minor general wear. 1999 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 413 pp. Hapgood's tour de force is back in print! This riveting account of how earth's poles have flipped positions many times is the culmination of Hapgood's extensive research of Antarctica, ancient maps and the geological record. This amazing book discusses the various pole shifts in earth's history -- occurring when earth's crust slips in the inner core -- and gives evidence for each one. It also predicts future pole shifts: a planetary alignment will cause the next one on 5 May 2000! Packed with illustrations, this book ... View more info

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Salted Tories: The Story of the Whaling Fleets of San Francisco, October, 1960, No. 37

By: Hare, Lloyd C.M.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: The Marine Historical Association, Inc.,: 1960

Seller ID: 2280970

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, a few creases to wrappers, a few light smudges to wrappers. 1960 Soft Cover. ix, 114 pp. Despite the variety of books on American whaling, little has been done to present the story of San Francisco whaling. The port for the gold rush to California became as important to the west coast whaling as New Bedford had been for the east coast. Mr. Lloyd C. M. Hare has carefully selected material from a wide range of facts concerned with San Francisco as a whaling port. From the days when the first whaleships slipped through the Gold Gate, in the 1820's, to the last decade of their activ... View more info

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Mississippi Solo: A River Quest

By: Harris, Eddy L.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Perennial Library / Harper & Row: 1989

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 1818060

ISBN: 0060972475

Condition: Very Good


1994 4th printing. Pages lightly toned. 1989 Trade Paperback. 250 pp. Never having canoed before, and with the loan of a friend's boat, Eddy L. Harris sets out to row the length of the Mississippi River--alone. Beautifully captured is the river's culture, the character of its people, as well as a man's remarkable spirit. View more info

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The Road to Santiago

By: Harrison, Kathryn

Price: $15.00

Publisher: National Geographic Directions: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2271883

ISBN: 0792237455

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated (13 November 2003) by author without inscription. A very nice copy. We have more books available by this author!. 150 pp. Displaying her real talent for conjuring far-flung times and places, Kathryn Harrison tells the mesmerizing story of her 200-mile pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. In the spring of 1999, Kathryn Harrison set out to walk the centuries-old pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela. Not a vacation, she calls it, but a time out of time. With a heavy pack, no hotel reservations, and little Spanish, she wanted an experience that would be... View more info

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Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands

By: Hartley, Aidan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Riverhead Books: 2004

Seller ID: 2200420

ISBN: 1594480117

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed, ink name on front endpaper, pages toned. 2004 Trade Paperback. 479 pp. Hartley, an acclaimed frontline reporter who covered the atrocities of 1990s Africa, embarks on a journey to unlock the mysteries and secrets of his own family's 150-year-colonial legacy in Africa. A beautiful, sometimes harrowing memoir of intrepid young men cut down in their prime, of forbidden love and its fatal consequences, and of family and history. and the collision of cultures over the enduring course of British colonialism in Africa that defined them both. Keywords: ZANZIBAR CHEST A STORY OF LIF... View more info

Image for The Dark Frigate: Wherein is Told the Story of Philip Marsham who Lived in the Time of King Charles and Was Bred a Sailor but Came Home to England after Many Hazards by Sea and Land and Fought for the King at Newbury and Lost a Great Inheritance and Departed for Barbados in the Same Ship, by Curious Chance, in Which He Had Long Before Adventured with the Pirates. (The Beacon Hill Bookshelf)

The Dark Frigate: Wherein is Told the Story of Philip Marsham who Lived in the Time of King Charles and Was Bred a Sailor but Came Home to England after Many Hazards by Sea and Land and Fought for the King at Newbury and Lost a Great Inheritance and Departed for Barbados in the Same Ship, by Curious Chance, in Which He Had Long Before Adventured with the Pirates. (The Beacon Hill Bookshelf)

By: Hawes, Charles Boardman; Fischer, Anton Otto

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company: 1934

Seller ID: 2206150

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, stain to bottom edge of front board; yellow stain to top edge of front endpaper, half-title page, frontispiece, and title page. 1934 Hard Cover. 247 pp. The book opens in 17th century London. Philip Marsham, a nineteen-year-old sailor, has just been orphaned when his father's ship was lost at sea. An accident with a gun causes him to flee London, leaving behind the small inheritance left by his father. He decides to journey across England on foot, heading towards Bideford. During his travels, he encounters Sir John Bristol, a local Lord who greatly impresses the young man. He also e... View more info

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The Open Polar Sea: A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole, in the Schooner 'United States.'

By: Hayes, I.I. [Isaac Israel]

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Hurd and Houghton: 1867

Seller ID: 2285460

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minor loss from bottom margin of frontispiece, tissue guard, and title page, spine head capably (and nearly invisibly) repaired, ink gift note and owner bookplate on front endpapers. 1867 Hard Cover. xxiv, 454 pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt titles, gilt walrus motif on spine, gilt sled dog motif on front board, pink endpapers. Includes 9 plates, including maps and engravings by Darley, the author, and other artists. The Open Polar Sea was one of the most prevalent myths of nineteenth-century Arctic exploration. Several explorers had hypothesised a stretch of ice-free sea be... View more info

Image for The Achievements of Stanley and Other African Explorers. Comprising All the Late and Really Great Achievements Won in the Exploration of the Vast Unknown Region of Equatorial Africa; Chief among which Are the Finding of the Lost Livingstone by Stanley, the Explorations of the Great Lakes, the Wonderful Experiences of Sir Samuel W. Baker, in his Remarkable Expedition, with a Small Army, under Royal Authority, to the Central Lake Region by Way of the Nile; the Discoveries of Lieut. Cameron in His Memorable, Overland Journey across the Entire Continent from East to West; and the Crowning Triumph of All, Won by the Daring and Intrepid Stanley, in Facing a Thousand Perils by Savages, Cataracts, Disease, Wild Beasts, and Starvation, but by an Almost Superhuman Heroism, Forcing His Way Down the Dark River 2500 Miles, and Solving the Great Mystery by Proving Livingstone's Lualaba Verily the Headwaters of the Mighty Congo. And thus Opening a Grand Highway from the West Coast...

The Achievements of Stanley and Other African Explorers. Comprising All the Late and Really Great Achievements Won in the Exploration of the Vast Unknown Region of Equatorial Africa; Chief among which Are the Finding of the Lost Livingstone by Stanley, the Explorations of the Great Lakes, the Wonderful Experiences of Sir Samuel W. Baker, in his Remarkable Expedition, with a Small Army, under Royal Authority, to the Central Lake Region by Way of the Nile; the Discoveries of Lieut. Cameron in His Memorable, Overland Journey across the Entire Continent from East to West; and the Crowning Triumph of All, Won by the Daring and Intrepid Stanley, in Facing a Thousand Perils by Savages, Cataracts, Disease, Wild Beasts, and Starvation, but by an Almost Superhuman Heroism, Forcing His Way Down the Dark River 2500 Miles, and Solving the Great Mystery by Proving Livingstone's Lualaba Verily the Headwaters of the Mighty Congo. And thus Opening a Grand Highway from the West Coast...

By: Headley, J.T.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Hubbard Bros.: 1878

Seller ID: 2207595

Condition: Very Good


Fold-out map included. 2 inch split to spine along rear joint, front hinge just beginning to weaken, corners a bit rubbed, 1 inch chip from top corner of front flyleaf. 1878 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 605 pp. 8vo. Includes frontispiece of Henry M. Stanley and dozens of illustrations throughout text. Fold-out map follows text, showing routes of Stanley, Cameron, and Livingstone. An account of various exploratory expeditions through equatorial Africa, focusing primarily on the exploits of Henry Stanley, who is arguably the most notable 19th century explorer of the ... View more info

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The Sacred Mountains

By: Headley, J.T.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner: 1864

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2266163

Condition: Very Good


Civil War era reprint. Light stain along page-base, book plate on front paste-down endpaper. 1864 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 175 pp. A study of the sacred mountains of the Bible. CONTENTS: Mount Ararat; Mount Moriah; Mount Hor; Mount Pisgah; Mount Horeb; Mount Carmel; Mount Lebanon; Mount Zion; Mount Tabor; Mount of Olives; Mount Calvary; The Mount of God. View more info

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River Horse: The Logbook of a Boat Across America

By: Heat-Moon, William Least

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296610

ISBN: 0395636264

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor general wear. A very nice copy. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 506 pp. In his most ambitious journey ever, William Least Heat-Moon sets off aboard a small boat named Nikawa (river horse in Osage) from the Atlantic at New York Harbor in hopes of entering the Pacific near Astoria, Oregon. He and his companion, Pilotis, struggle to cover some 5,000 watery miles, often following in the wakes of our most famous explorers, from Henry Hudson to Lewis and Clark. En route, the voyagers confront massive floods, dangerous weather, and their o... View more info

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Columbus in the Americas (Turning Points in History)

By: Heat-Moon, William Least

Price: $7.00

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275510

ISBN: 0471211893

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name on front endpaper. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 182 pp. They brought balls of spun cotton and parrots and javelins and other little things that it would be tiresome to write down, and they gave everything for anything that was given to them. I was attentive and labored to find out if there was any gold. With these portentous words, Christopher Columbus described one of his first encounters with Native Americans on the island of Guanahani, which he had named San Salvador and claimed for Spain the day before. In Columbus in the America... View more info

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The Travels of John Heckewelder in Frontier America

By: Heckewelder, John; Wallace, Paul A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press: 1985

Seller ID: 2296343

ISBN: 0822953692

Condition: Fine


Encased in shrink wrap. A fine copy. 1985 Trade Paperback. Paul A. Wallace gathers the diaries and journals of John Heckewelder to prepare this engrossing account of a man who traveled extensively in the Western frontier in the service of the Moravian Church and the United States government, and recorded a great deal of early American history along the way. Heckewelder also lived among the Indians for nearly sixty years, learning their languages, sharing their activities, and wrote vividly of his life with them. Between 1762 and 1813 he crossed the Allegheny Mountains thirty times and made num... View more info