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Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest

By: Allison, Stacy; Carlin, Peter

Price: $8.00

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

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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In the Himalayas: Journey's through Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan

By: Bernstein, Jeremy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Lyons & Burford: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2269170

ISBN: 1558214437

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A very nice copy. 1996 Trade Paperback. xviii, 342 pp. Describes the author's travel experiences in the Himalayan regions of Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan, combining adventure, history, and geography of this area. 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

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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Sportsmen's Encyclopedia

By: Bruette, William A.

Price: $15.00

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

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Broadway Books: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2260288

ISBN: 0767902513

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Jacket spine and front panel faded. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 276 pp. 8vo. 'Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes--and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless... View more info

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Ulendo: Travels of a Naturalist In and Out of Africa

By: Carr, Archie

Price: $5.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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

By: Freeman, Rich; Freeman, Sue

Price: $20.00

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

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

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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The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America's Hiking Trail

By: King, Brian B.; Bryson, Bill

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Appalachian Trail Conservancy / Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.: 2012

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2265329

ISBN: 0847839036

Condition: Near Fine


Two fold-out maps included in pocket inside back cover. 2012 Large Hardcover. 334, [2] pp. A profusely illustrated tribute released in celebration of the Appalachian Trail's 75th anniversary. Color and black-and-white photographs throughout. ... documents in text and photos the history, beauty, and significance of America's most iconic hiking trail. With fascinating essays on topics ranging from the trail's history to the day-by-day hiking experience, this book is perfec... 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

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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Into Thin Air

By: Krakauer, Jon

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Anchor: 1999

Seller ID: 2203619

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed, small tear to front wrapper. 1999 Mass Market Paperback. A personal account of the Mt. Everest disaster. 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

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

Hunter's Choice : True Stories of African Adventure

By: Lake, Alexander

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1659141

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket rubbed with small chip from spine base. 1954 Hard Cover. 254 pp. True stories from a legendary big-game hunter. View more info

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The Lower Amazon: A Narrative of Explorations in the Little Known Regions of the State of Para, on the Lower Amazon, with a Record of Archaeological Excavations on Marajo Island at the Mouth of the Amazon River, and Observations on the General Resources of the Country.

By: Lange, Algot; Dellenbaugh, Frederick S.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2274587

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, loss of gilt from spine titles, page ridge faintly foxed. 1914 Hard Cover. xxv, 468 pp. Green cloth, gilt titles and gilt crocodile on front board. Includes 109 illustrations and 6 maps. With an Introduction by Frederick S. Dellenbaugh. The Lower Amazon: A Narrative of Explorations in the Little Known Regions of the State of Para, on the Lower Amazon, with a Record of Archaeological Excavations on Marajo Island at the Mouth of the Amazon River, ... View more info

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

By: Livesay, Ann

Price: $10.00

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

Image for 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.

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

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

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

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $3.00

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

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

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Travels in Alaska

By: Muir, John; Bade, William Frederic; [Parsons, Marion Randall]

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press, Cambridge: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2164495

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Picture panel on front board and corners rubbed, ink name on front endpaper. 1915 Hard Cover. 327 pp. 8vo. Original light green cloth, color picture plate mounted on front board. 12 illustrations/photographs, including frontispiece. A chronicle of mountaineering in Alaska by the founder of the Sierra Club, prepared for publication after his death by Marion Randall Parsons and William Frederic Bade, with an introduction by the latter. CONTENTS: Part I. The ... View more info