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Stories Of Survival From Off The Map
Explore: Stories of Survival from Off the Map offers first-hand accounts by the world's boldest explorers, who have encountered storms, starvation, canibals, predators, and disease in their pursuit of mystery and adventure. Nunez Cabeza de Vaca writes of his 16th century expedition to the region north of the Gulf of Mexico, an amazing tale of survival and hardship that begins with the loss of de Vaca's ships and the capture and enslavement of his party by Indians. Argentinian novelist Abel Posse gives us an unforgettable Christopher Columbus facing down mutiny and the threat of starvation Tim Flannery almost dies while searching for Fulmer's Fruit Bat, thought to have become extinct 12,000 years ago. Thor Heyderdahl recounts his earliest adventure in Polynesia. Premier mountaineering and adventure writer David Roberts searches for a legendary lost city high in the cliffs of New Mexico. Following an ancient trail, Roberts discovers a beautifully preserved Anasazi city — and a curse. Explore also includes writing by Lawrence Millman, Gene Savay, John Long, Redmond O'Hanlon, Fanny Bullock Workman and William Hunter Workman, Andrea Barrett, and W.H. Murray.

Format: Book
Title: Explore : stories of survival from off the map / edited by Jennifer Schwamm Willis.
Publisher Date: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press : Balliett & Fitzgerald ; [Emeryville, CA] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2000.
Subject: Adventure and adventurers
Isbn: 1560252782
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Call Number: 904 Exp
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Bib Id: 157909

Format: Book
Title: Explore : stories of survival from off the map / edited by Jennifer Schwamm Willis.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press : Balliett & Fitzgerald ; [Emeryville, CA] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2000.
Description: viii, 374 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Adventure and adventurers
Other Author: Willis, Jennifer Schwamm
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 374).
Contents: from The lost tribe / Edward Marriott -- An evening among headhunters / Lawrence Millman -- Lost city of the Lukachukais / David Roberts -- from Antisuyo: the search for the lost cities of the Amazon / Gene Savoy-- Cahill among the ruins in Peru / Tim Cahill -- from Farthest North / Fridtjof Nansen -- from Snow on the equator / H. W. Tilman -- from In trouble again / Redmond O'Hanlon -- Bat from the Ice Age / Tim Flannery -- Birds with no feet / Andrea Barrett -- from Adventures in the unknown interior of America / Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca -- from The dogs of paradise / Abel Posse -- Bikpela Hol / John Long, Dwight Brooks -- Crazy in the Congo / Michael Finkel -- from The Indian Alps and how we crossed them / Nina Mazuchelli -- Arctic discovery / Lawrence Millman -- Upland stream / W. D. Wetherell -- from This wild darkness / Harold Brodkey -- from Mountains of Tartary / Eric Shipton.
LCCN: 00104206
ISBN: 1560252782
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 904 Exp