Adventure & Exploration

Updated September 25, 2023
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Madhouse at the end of the Earth : the Belgica's journey into the dark Antarctic night
Sancton, Julian
**A Times Best Book of 2021** The harrowing, survival story of an early polar expedition that went terribly wrong, with the ship frozen in ice and the crew trapped inside for the entire sunless, Antarctic winter August 1897- The Belgica set sail, eager...
Into the wild
Krakauer, Jon
With an introduction by novelist David Vann Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later.Internationally bestselling author and...
The lost city of Z : a legendary British explorer's deadly quest to uncover the secrets of the Amazon
Grann, David
**NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING ROBERT PATTINSON, CHARLIE HUNNAM AND SIENNA MILLER** 'A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure' JOHN GRISHAM The story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's...
The deepest map : the high-stakes race to chart the world's oceans
Trethewey, Laura
A SCIENCE NEWS MAGAZINE BEST BOOK OF 2023 A GLOBE AND MAIL BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF 2023 "Should be required reading. . . . A gripping and all-too-timely account of what in more ways than one is turning out to be a very costly and questionably necessary race to the bottom. . . ....
The underworld : journeys to the depths of the ocean
Casey, Susan
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From bestselling author Susan Casey, an awe-inspiring portrait of the mysterious world beneath the waves, and the men and women who seek to uncover its secrets "An irresistible mix of splendid scholarship, heart-stopping adventure...
Under alien skies : a sightseer's guide to the universe
Plait, Philip
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel the universe? How would Saturn's rings look from a spaceship sailing just above them? If you were falling into a black hole, what's the last thing you'd see before getting spaghettified? While traveling in person to most of these amazing...

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