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Passing through the Garden: Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest

By: Allen, John Logan

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288348

ISBN: 0252003977

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Two one-inch tears to top edge of rear jacket panel, jacket edges rubbed with small chips and small tears. 1975 Large Hardcover. xxvi, 412 pp. The broad scope of exploration in the American Northwest from 1673 to 1810 is covered in Allen's intriguing examination of the evolving geographical images that grew out of exploration from Marquette's time on--especially the images of the passage and the garden. Because these images played a major role in the exped... View more info

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Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest

By: Allison, Stacy; Carlin, Peter

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269163

ISBN: 0316034681

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light sticker ghosting on jacket rear. 1993 Hard Cover. 282 pp. The first American woman to reach the summit of Everest recounts her ascent, describing the grueling training she endured, the constant danger of the climb, close calls, and the pressing threat of death. Includes black-and-white photographs. View more info

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The Lost Vikings

By: Bechdolt, Jack

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261511

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, corners lightly bumped, ink note on front endpaper, pages faintly toned. 1931 Hard Cover. x, 267 pp. Features juveniles who discover a Lost Race of Vikings in Alaska. John Ernest Bechdolt (1884–1954) was an American short story writer, novelist and journalist. He wrote under the name Jack Bechdolt as well as his full name. He worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from 1909 to 1916, after which he moved to New York, where he worked for Muns... View more info

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High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places

By: Breashears, David; Krakauer, Jon

Price: $8.00  $6.40

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269164

ISBN: 0684853612

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. 319 pp. Foreword by John Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air. An IMAX cinematographer and mountaineer describes his participation in an expedition to Everest during the deadly 1996 season, detailing the creation of his IMAX film Everest and the dramatic impact on his life of his experiences in the face of disaster. View more info

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Tom Brown's Field Guide to Wilderness Survival

By: Brown, Tom

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Berkley: 1987

Seller ID: 2282544

ISBN: 0425105725

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1987 Trade Paperback. Here, in one essential volume, are the basics of wilderness survival. The most ancient and important skills, preserved for generations, are presented in a simple, easy-to-use format with clear illustrations and instructions. A complete must-have companion to the great outdoors. View more info

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Sportsmen's Encyclopedia

By: Bruette, William A.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Forest and Stream Publishing Co.: 1923

Seller ID: 2203179

Condition: Very Good


Previous owner's name (Addison P. Wilbur) stamped in gilt on front board. Minor loss from spine foot, page ridge lightly foxed. 1923 Hard Cover. 105, 41, 23, 71, 56, 23 pp. A collection of writings on sporting, compiled by the editor of Forest and Stream, a periodical focusing on outdoorsmanship. Forest and Stream was first printed in 1873 and continued publication through 1930, featuring writings by Nessmuk (George W. Sears) popularizing canoeing, advocating for conserv... View more info

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Ulendo: Travels of a Naturalist In and Out of Africa

By: Carr, Archie

Price: $5.00  $4.00

Publisher: University Press of Florida: 1993

Seller ID: 1919204

Condition: Good


Spine creased. 1993 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 326 pp. In the timeless voice of a classic, Ulendo speaks to readers today with even more force and elegance than it did on its first publication in 1954. Written by Florida's preeminent nature writer, this memoir describes the African journey--the ulendo, as they say in Malawi--of Archie Carr, who spent several summers in Africa on official business to study animal-borne diseases and sea ... View more info

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Man-Eaters of Kumaon

By: Corbett, Jim; Hallett, Maurice; Lord Linlithgow

Price: $35.00  $28.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1946

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2261075

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Lacks jacket. 1946 Hard Cover. xix, 235 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Sir Maurice Hallett, preface by Lord Linlithgow. Black-and-white photographs, map of man-eater territory in the Kumaon Division of the United Provinces on endpapers. Jim Corbett's own story of his experiences with the man-eating tigers of Kumaon. To the excitement of the chase and the kill, which Lieutenant-Colonel Corbett imparts in a simple and direct but vivid and dramatic style, ... View more info

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Man-Eaters of Kumaon

By: Corbett, Jim; Hallett, Maurice; Lord Linlithgow

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1946

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2265407

Condition: Good


6th printing. Lacks jacket. Boards lightly soiled, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1946 Hard Cover. xix, 235 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Sir Maurice Hallett, preface by Lord Linlithgow. Black-and-white photographs, map of man-eater territory in the Kumaon Division of the United Provinces on endpapers. Jim Corbett's own story of his experiences with the man-eating tigers of Kumaon. To the excitement of the chase and the kill, which Lieutenant-Colonel Corbett imparts in ... View more info

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Tenzing: Hero of Everest, A Biography of Tenzing Norgay

By: Douglas, Ed; Morris, Jan

Price: $9.00  $7.20

Publisher: National Geographic: 2004

Seller ID: 2269158

ISBN: 0792265572

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2004 Trade Paperback. xix, 299 pp. A portrait in observance of the first Everest ascent's fiftieth anniversary follows the life of Tibetan-born Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, from his life as an illiterate yak herder to his relationship with Sir Edmund Hillary and his accomplishments as a mountaineer. View more info

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Chronicles of an African Trip

By: Eastman, George

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: John P. Smith Company, Inc.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201377

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed and toned, faint stain on front flyleaf. 1927 Hard Cover. 87 pp., plus numerous unpaginated full-page photographs. Original beige cloth spine over paper covered boards, paper title label. The following letters chronicle the adventures of a party -- consisting of Daniel E. Pomeroy, of New York, Dr. Audley D. Stewart, of Rochester, and the writer -- which left New York on the 13th of March, 1926. Stewart and Eastman returned to Rochester on th... View more info

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Chronicles of an African Trip

By: Eastman, George

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: John P. Smith Company, Inc.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201378

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1927 Hard Cover. 87 pp., plus numerous unpaginated full-page photographs. Original beige cloth spine over paper covered boards, paper title label. The following letters chronicle the adventures of a party -- consisting of Daniel E. Pomeroy, of New York, Dr. Audley D. Stewart, of Rochester, and the writer -- which left New York on the 13th of March, 1926. Stewart and Eastman returned to Rochester on the 24th of October, 1926. George Eastman (July 12, 1854 -... View more info

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Chronicles of an African Trip

By: Eastman, George

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: John P. Smith Company, Inc.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275481

Condition: Very Good


Related articles laid in, small spot on rear board. 1927 Hard Cover. 87 pp., plus numerous unpaginated full-page photographs. Original beige cloth spine over paper covered boards, paper title label. The following letters chronicle the adventures of a party -- consisting of Daniel E. Pomeroy, of New York, Dr. Audley D. Stewart, of Rochester, and the writer -- which left New York on the 13th of March, 1926. Stewart and Eastman returned to Rochester on the 24th of October, ... View more info

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Chronicles of a Second African Trip

By: Eastman, George; Cameron, Kenneth M.; Mandala, Elias

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: The Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201442

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. 1987 Hard Cover. xxv, 89 pp. A follow-up volume to Eastman's popular account of an African safari, compiled from a collection of letters related to his second trip to Africa in 1928. Foreword by Elias Mandala, introduction by Kenneth M. Cameron. Illustrated with photographs by Eastman and fellow adventurer Martin Johnson. George Eastman (July 12, 1854 - March 14, 1932) founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film,... View more info

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Chronicles of a Second African Trip

By: Eastman, George; Cameron, Kenneth M.; Mandala, Elias

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: The Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203611

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. University of Rochester bookplate on front flyleaf reads 'In Celebration of Janis F. and James S. Gleason upon Receiving the Outstanding Philanthropist Award, National Philanthropy Day, November 18, 2003'. 1987 Hard Cover. xxv, 89 pp. A follow-up volume to Eastman's popular account of an African safari, compiled from a collection of letters related to his second trip to Africa in 1928. Foreword by Elias Mandala, introduction ... View more info

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Chronicles of a Second African Trip

By: Eastman, George; Cameron, Kenneth M.; Mandala, Elias

Price: $30.00  $24.00

Publisher: The Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278774

ISBN: 0961082410

Condition: Near Fine


1987 Hard Cover. xxv, [1], 89, [5] pp. 8vo. A follow-up volume to Eastman's popular account of an African safari, compiled from a collection of letters related to his second trip to Africa in 1928. Foreword by Elias Mandala, introduction by Kenneth M. Cameron. Illustrated with photographs by Eastman and fellow adventurer Martin Johnson. George Eastman (July 12, 1854 - March 14, 1932) founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, helping to bring photography t... View more info

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Fifty Hikes in Western New York: Walks and Day Hikes from the Cattaraugus Hills to the Genesee Valley

By: Ehling, William P.

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Backcountry Publications: 1991

Seller ID: 2267697

ISBN: 0881501646

Condition: Very Good


Sticker adhesive on rear wrapper. 1991 Trade Paperback. 255 pp., plus single-page terminal publisher catalog. The Western New York region encompasses forested hills, rolling farmland, picturesque villages, and natural wonders like the Genessee River Gorge, Allegany State Park, and Chautauqua Lake. Ehling guides you to plunge-pools and glacial caves, past fossil beds and through rock cities-all the results of the area's distinctive geological history. Many of the hikes de... View more info

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The Future of Ice: A Journey Into Cold

By: Ehrlich, Gretel

Price: $25.00  $20.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281690

ISBN: 037542251X

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 200 pp. This book is written out of Gretel Ehrlich’s love for winter—for remote and cold places, and the ways in which winter frees our imagination and invigorates our feet, mind, and soul—and out of the fear that our “democracy of gratification” has irreparably altered the climate. In The Future of Ice, Ehrlich travels to extreme... View more info

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Islands, the Universe, Home

By: Ehrlich, Gretel

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: Viking: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281692

ISBN: 0670821616

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 196 pp. A collection of poetic essays explores the realms of nature, astronomy, and the sanction of the mind found in the prairies and mountains of Wyoming. View more info

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Snow Trails: Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe in Central and Western New York (Trail Guidebooks)

By: Freeman, Rich; Freeman, Sue

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: FootPrint Press: 2000

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2068725

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED by both authors. An exceptional copy. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 232 pp. With Snow Trails you can choose from over 80 mapped locations. Directions are given to winter parking areas and each trail is described by length and level of difficulty. You’ll learn where to find groomed trails, seldom used trails for peace and quiet, or popular trails with added amenities such as warming huts, refreshments, restrooms, guided tours... View more info

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Strolls by Starlight and Sunshine

By: Gibson, W. [William] Hamilton

Price: $95.00  $76.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1891

Seller ID: 2266382

Condition: Very Good


1891 printing. 194, [2] pp. Olive cloth, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt. Illustrations and decorative headers, footers, and margins by the author. A celebration of nature by the American naturalist, detailing walks the author has taken outdoors. Includes: A Midnight Ramble; Night Witchery; Bird Notes; Bird Cradles; Prehistoric Botanists; The Wild Garden; Index. View more info

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Girl Scout Handbook

By: Girls Scouts, Incorporated

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Girl Scouts, Incorporated: 1938

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2261508

Condition: Good


4th printing of new edition first issued in 1933. No jacket, spine lightly toned and slightly cocked, stain on rear board, ink name on front endpaper. 1938 Hard Cover. 575 pp. CONTENTS: Famous Trail Makers; What is Girl Scouting; The Tenderfoot Girl Scout; The Second Class Girl Scout; The First Class Girl Scout; Proficiency Badges and Special Awards; Hiking and Camping; Swimming and Life Saving; The Girl Scout Homemaker; Taking Care of Younger Children; Home Nursing for ... View more info

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Great Camps of the Adirondacks

By: Kaiser, Harvey H.

Price: $20.00  $16.00

Publisher: David R. Godine: 2003

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2289019

ISBN: 156792073X

Condition: Near Fine


Seventh printing. Page ridges very faintly toned. 2003 Large Hardcover. xv, 240 pp. Adolph Lewisohn, requiring a staff of forty to minister to his guests' comfort in the wilds of the Adirondacks, imported to his camp a major-domo, barber, caddy, chess-player, singing teacher, and two chauffeurs, Majorie Merriweather Post made do with eighty-five servants for the sixty-five building of Topridge, which was approached by a private funicular railway and graced by a Russian d... View more info

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Be Expert With Map and Compass: The Orienteering Handbook (New - Revised Edition)

By: Kjellstrom, Bjorn

Price: $2.00  $1.60

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1967

Seller ID: 1534972

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed & toned, ink name & address on front flyleaf. 1967 Trade Paperback. 136 pp. plus fold-out map. Illustrations & maps throughout. Includes one Map Information Office postcard laid in. This book contains everything the beginner needs to know in order to use a map and compass properly. It also introduces him to Orienteering as a sport in which he may participate either as an individual or in a group. It discusses such aspects of Orienteering as understanding ... View more info

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Near Death in the Arctic: True Stories of Disaster and Survival (Vintage Departures)

By: Kuhne, Cecil

Price: $7.00  $5.60

Publisher: Vintage: 2009

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2273762

ISBN: 0307279375

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Ink name on front flyleaf, pages very faintly toned. 2009 Trade Paperback. xxi, 453 pp. “The fine snow choked his eyes, ears, and throat, and he did not hear his own smothered death cry. Down in cold blackness, 150 feet down, his falling body smashed into a projecting ledge of ironclad ice. With the shattered remains of his sledge, with the doomed dogs, Belgrave Ninnis plunged deeper and deeper into the abyss.” —Lennard Bickel's Mawson's Will. In Ne... View more info

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The Madman of Mount Everest (A Barry Ross International Mystery)

By: Livesay, Ann

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: Silver River Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269171

ISBN: 0966281721

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A paperback original. Faint smudge to top page ridge. 2000 Trade Paperback. 296 pp. A madman, convinced that Buddhism is a heathen religion, sets out to destroy the sanctity of the religion and its most visited sites. Murders at a monastery at the foot of Mount Everest and at the largest Buddhist stupa in Indonesia scare tourists away from these inspiring sites. International investigator Barry Ross is on the case, following the murderer through the Himala... View more info

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Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast, Thence Across the Continent, Down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean.

By: Livingstone, David

Price: $75.00  $60.00

Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers: 1858

Seller ID: 2020907

Condition: Very Good


All maps and engravings included. Minor loss from spine head, ink owner stamp on front endpaper, front & end matter a bit foxed. 1858 Hard Cover. xxiv, 732 pp. 4-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. Original brown blind-stamped boards, gilt titles, two fold-out map follows text, single fold-out map in text, engravings throughout text (including a tsetse fly on the title page, included because Livingstone discovered it, and linked it to the spread of disease in cattle). One o... View more info

Image for Indian Wars and Famous Frontiersmen: The Thrilling Story of Pioneer Life in America, Exciting Experiences with the Indians While Pushing Back the Wilderness, Embracing the Principle Episodes in the Struggle of the White Race with the Red Men for the Possession of the New World. A True and Vivid Account of the Dark Captivities and the Unconquerable Courage of the Men and Women Who Wrested the American Forests from the Aborigines and Gave Them to the Plow and the Sickle

Indian Wars and Famous Frontiersmen: The Thrilling Story of Pioneer Life in America, Exciting Experiences with the Indians While Pushing Back the Wilderness, Embracing the Principle Episodes in the Struggle of the White Race with the Red Men for the Possession of the New World. A True and Vivid Account of the Dark Captivities and the Unconquerable Courage of the Men and Women Who Wrested the American Forests from the Aborigines and Gave Them to the Plow and the Sickle

By: Mason, Augustus Lynch; Ridpath, John Clark

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Montgomery Ward & Co.: 1904

Seller ID: 2282989

Condition: Good


Spine starting to split along rear joint, corners rubbed, faint stain along edges of pages. 1904 Hard Cover. 686 pp. Profusely illustrated with rare and thrilling pictures, the original engravings and reproductions of choice photographs combine to make it a beautifully illustrated work. The Thrilling Story of Pioneer Life in America, Exciting Experiences with the Indians While Pushing Back the Wilderness, Embracing the Principle Episodes in the Struggle of the White Race... View more info

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The Snow Leopard: The Astonishing Spiritual Odyssey of a Man in Search of Himself

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1979

Seller ID: 2207949

Condition: Good


Spine creased, pages lightly toned. 1979 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 350 pp. One September, the writer and explorer Peter Matthiessen set out with field biologist George Schaller to journey 250 miles through the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan plateau. They wanted to study the wild blue sheep, the bharal, but also hoped to see the snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be nearly mythical. The Snow Leopar... View more info

Life in the Clearings, to Which is Added This Author's Introduction to Mark Hurdlestone

By: Moodie, Susanna; McDougall, Robert L. (Editor)

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited: 1966

Seller ID: 1538584

Condition: Good


1966 reprint, from the 1853 original. Includes original jacket. Quarter-sized surface tear to front jacket corner.Good. xxiii, 298 pp. Maps on endpapers. Black & white plates, including Horseshoe Falls at Niagara, Belleville, Hallowell, Bay of Quinte, Kingston, Canada West, Cobourg, Toronto, General Brock's Monument above Queenston, and The Steamer Great Britain. View more info