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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

By: "Krakauer, Jon"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Anchor:

Seller ID: 9780385492089

ISBN: 0385492081

Condition: GOOD


When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10,1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds... "Into Thin Air" is the definitive account o... View more info

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Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

By: "Krakauer, Jon"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Anchor:

Seller ID: 9780307475251

ISBN: 0307475255

Condition: GOOD


When Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996, he hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours and was reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion. As he turned to begin his long, dangerous descent from 29,028 feet, twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly toward the top. No one had noticed that the sky had begun to fill with clouds. Six hours later and 3,000 feet lower, in 70-knot winds and blinding snow, Krakau... View more info

Last of the Breed

By: "L'Amour, Louis"

Price: $2.00

Seller ID: 9780553264999

ISBN: 0553264990

Condition: GOOD


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Inside the Sky: A Meditation on Flight

By: "Langewiesche, William"

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780679750079

ISBN: 067975007X

Condition: very good


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"Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon: A Chronicle of an Incan Treasure"

By: "Lourie, Peter"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Bison Books:

Seller ID: 9780803279803

ISBN: 0803279809

Condition: very good


Eight billion dollars' worth of Inca gold and silver are rumored to be hidden in an unmapped region of the Andes. This is the captivating story of that fabled treasure and the centuries-old spell it has cast on many, including a young American student, Peter Lourie. While completing anthropological fieldwork in Ecuador, Lourie heard the legend of Atahualpa's ransom. The Incas gathered seven-hundred tons of gold (Sweat of the Sun) and silver (Tears of the Moon) to purc... View more info

Fire and Ashes: On the Front Lines Battling Wildfires

By: "Maclean, John N."

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Owl Books:

Seller ID: 9780805075915

ISBN: 0805075917

Condition: very good


An expert's report on why wildland fires keep getting hotter, bigger, and more dangerous to the men and women who fight them Are wilderness fires now a tragic and enduring feature of the American landscape? John N. Maclean, author of the acclaimed "Fire on the Mountain," offers a view from the front lines, combining action-packed storytelling with moving insights about firefighters and informed analysis of firefighting strategy past and present.Beginning with a ... View more info

Primer of Navigation

By: "Mixter, George W."

Price: $9.00

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons:

Edition: 6

Seller ID: 9780442252229

ISBN: 0442252226

Condition: very good


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Blown Away

By: "Payson, Herb"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Sheridan House:

Seller ID: 9780924486951

ISBN: 0924486953

Condition: GOOD


Herb and Nancy Payson spent six and a half years cruising the Pacific with their sizable brood of teenaged children packed into the 36-foot ketch SEA FOAM. Their globe-spanning travels and side-splitting adventures are recounted in Blown Away, a sort of Swiss Family Robinson by way of the Marx Brothers. View more info

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In the Heart of the Sea

By: "Philbrick, Nathaniel"

Price: $3.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780141001821

ISBN: 0141001828

Condition: GOOD


The ordeal of the whaleship Essex was an event as mythic in the nineteenth century as the sinking of the Titanic was in the twentieth. In 1819, the Essex left Nantucket for the South Pacific with twenty crew members aboard. In the middle of the South Pacific the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale. The crew drifted for more than ninety days in three tiny whaleboats, succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to drastic measures in the fig... View more info

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Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Man Skills (Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks)

By: "Piven, Joshua, Borgenicht, David, H., Ben Winters"

Price: $12.45

Publisher: Chronicle Books:

Seller ID: 9780811874830

ISBN: 0811874834

Condition: very good


Following the success of The Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook (more than 150,000 copies sold ), this ruggedly handsome hardcover collection brings together new and classic advice from Worst-Case experts to help readers master the manly artsfrom wrestling an alligator to calming a crying child to extinguishing backyardbarbeque fireswith all the contents fully searchable on an accompanying CD. View more info

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The Codex

By: "Preston, Douglas"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Tor:

Seller ID: 9780765346292

ISBN: 076534629X

Condition: GOOD


"Greetings from the dead," declares Maxwell Broadbent on the videotape he left behind after his mysterious disappearance. A notorious treasure hunter and tomb robber, Broadbent accumulated over a half a billion dollars' worth of priceless art, gems, and artifacts before vanishing---along with his entire collection---from his mansion in New Mexico. At first, robbery is suspected, but the truth proves far stranger: As a final challenge to his three sons, Broadbent has ... View more info

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Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors

By: "Read, Piers Paul"

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Avon:

Seller ID: 9780380003211

ISBN: 038000321X

Condition: GOOD


On October 12, 1972, a plane carrying a team of young rugby players crashed into the remote, snow-peaked Andes. Out of the forty-five original passengers and crew, only sixteen made it off the mountain alive. For ten excruciating weeks they suffered deprivations beyond imagining, confronting nature head-on at its most furious and inhospitable. And to survive, they were forced to do what would have once been unthinkable ... This is their story -- one of the most ast... View more info

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Temple

By: "Reilly, Matthew"

Price: $2.00

Publisher: ST MARTINS PR INC:

Seller ID: 9780312981266

ISBN: 0312981260

Condition: GOOD


Four centuries ago, a precious idol was hidden in the jungles of Peru. To the Incan people, it is still the ultimate symbol of their spirit. To William race, an American linguist enlisted by the U.S. Army to decipher the clues to its location, it's the ultimate symbol of the apocalypse... Carved from a rare stone not found on Earth, the idol possesses elements more destructive than any nuclear bomb--a virtual planet killer. In the wrong hands it could mean the end of... View more info

Adventures

By: "Resnick, Mike"

Price: $1.50

Publisher: Roc:

Seller ID: 9780451138675

ISBN: 0451138678

Condition: GOOD


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The Amulet of Power (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider)

By: "Resnick, Mike"

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Del Rey:

Seller ID: 9780345461711

ISBN: 0345461711

Condition: very good


Here at last-the first exciting book in a bold new series of Lara Croft novels tying directly into the popular video games. The Amulet of Power reveals the never-before shown events that took place between "The Last Revelation" and "Angel of Darkness." Trapped beneath the ruins of an Egyptian tomb, Lara faces certain death . . . until fate intervenes and sets her on the trail of an ancient talisman of power.""Archaeologist and explorer Lara Croft travels the worl... View more info

Brick Bradford with Brocco. The Modern Buccaneer

By: "Ritt, William (Clarence Gray, illus.)"

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Racine. WI, 1938

Seller ID: 6-7M002

Condition: FAIR


"Stiff covers with illustrated paper covering. The text block is tight but barely attached at front hinge. Age toning of cheap paper pages has made the edges fragile and cracked the endpaper attachment to the first free page. Age soiled exterior. Clean interior. Square except for slight inward curl of cover corners. Rubbing to all cover edges. 426 pages with text on left page and full page drawing with caption on right facing page. Action adventure ""based ... View more info

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Map of Bones (Sigma Force)

By: "Rollins, James"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Avon:

Seller ID: 9780060765248

ISBN: 0060765240

Condition: GOOD


During a crowded service at a cathedral in Germany, armed intruders in monks' robes unleash a nightmare of blood and destruction. But the killers have not come for gold; they seek a more valuable prize: the bones of the Magi who once paid homage to a newborn savior . . . a treasure that could reshape the world.With the Vatican in turmoil, SIGMA Force leaps into action. An elite team of scientific and Special Forces operatives under the command of Grayson Pierce and... View more info

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Ice Hunt

By: "Rollins, James"

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Harper:

Seller ID: 9780060521608

ISBN: 0060521600

Condition: GOOD


Carved into a moving island of ice twice the size of the United States, Ice Station Grendel has been abandoned for more than seventy years. The twisted brainchild of the finest minds of the former Soviet Union, it was designed to be inaccessible and virtually invisible. But an American undersea research vessel has inadvertently pulled too close--and something has been sighted moving inside the allegedly deserted facility, something whose survival defies every natural ... View more info

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"Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats"

By: "Rosenblatt, Roger"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Ecco:

Seller ID: 9780062084033

ISBN: 0062084038

Condition: GOOD


From Roger Rosenblatt, author of the bestsellers Making Toast and Unless It Moves the Human Heart, comes a moving meditation on the passages of grief, the solace of solitude, and the redemptive power of loveIn Making Toast, Roger Rosenblatt shared the story of his family in the days and months after the death of his thirty-eight-year-old daughter, Amy. Now, in Kayak Morning, he offers a personal meditation on grief itself. "Everybody grieves," he writes. From that ... View more info

Conrad's Rivier

By: "Schipper, Mineke"

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Amsterdam, c1994

Seller ID: 30P006

ISBN: 9025400299

Condition: VERY GOOD


"Tight, bright covers, slight age tanned pages, clean, slight tilt. Light rubbing to cover edges and 2 faint spine creases. ""Ellens leven verandert ingrijpend als zij trouwt met Gerard, een enthousiaste man die onvermoeibaar werkt aan zijn carriere in het hart van Afrika."" Text in Dutch." View more info