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Cook’s Voyage

Cook’s Voyage

Captain James Cook’s extensive exploration put much of the Pacific on the then-incomplete world map. This first American edition of his voyage to what is now Australia, New Zealand, and Tahiti is rare, having been published in 1774 and still retaining its original leather cover.

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Alaska — Its History and Resources, Gold Fields, Routes and Scenery

Alaska — Its History and Resources, Gold Fields, Routes and Scenery

In the age of Alaska’s Klondike Gold Rush, more than 100,000 brave souls faced the challenges of mountainous terrain and bitter conditions in the search for great wealth that only a few attained. Miner Bruce tells the story of this adventure and includes photographs that show the hard-to-fathom dimensions of life in that time and place.

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My Life at the Limit

My Life at the Limit

One of the world’s foremost mountaineers, Reinhold Messner recounts what it means to surmount the earth’s most challenging peaks. He was the first to summit the 14 that surpass 26,000 feet, including an Everest summit without supplemental oxygen — during a monsoon.

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