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7/28/07 6:42 PM
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Edited: 28-Jul-07
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i may have asked this before, but can anyone give me any books concerning travel, but in an adventurous way. what i mean is, i really liked the book "Dove" by Robin Lee Graham (or at least as far as i got before i had to return it). Graham was a kid 16-18 back in the '70s who sailed his ship Dove around the south pacific. i believe he was followed by National Geographic as well. can anyone give me titles in that sort of genre. thanks.
7/29/07 12:52 AM
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the great railway bazaar or dark safari both by paul theroux robert kaplan also goes to far off places and gives various insights on the places he goes to, check out his books or pico iyer is a good travel writer as well
10/23/07 12:45 PM
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Check out the mountaineers online bookstore and amazon. Some of my favorite authors are greg childs, john roskelly, tristan jones, jon waterman, dave roberts, tania aebi.
10/23/07 6:25 PM
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Robert Young Pelton "Worlds Most Dangerous Places" is what you are looking for. I also second Robert Kaplan. I like his "The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia - A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy" best. Maybe also any books by, or about, Sir Auriel Stein.
11/28/07 7:43 PM
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Into the wild The beach
11/29/07 2:02 AM
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Flight of Passage by Rinker Buck - two teenage boys fly a small plane around the U.S. in summer of 1966
11/30/07 3:53 PM
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Here ya go: http://www.timseverin.net/
12/13/07 12:48 AM
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Second "The Trouser People" also: "Finding George Orwell in Burma" E. Larkin "In Xanadu" William Dalrymple
4/15/08 3:06 AM
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On the Road.
5/1/08 11:47 AM
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Currently reading a book about Marco Polo's travels, it's called The Journeyer by Mark Jennings. Highly entertaining.
6/17/08 1:05 AM
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Published by Forbes Magazine

Forbes To The Limits: Pushing Yourself to the Edge in Adventure and in Business
6/18/08 3:07 PM
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A real kickass book regarding adventure was Chasing the Wind: Steve Fossett biography. This dude flew around the world in balloons, jets, gliders ... sailed around the world, competed in Iditarod, climbed the tallest mountains just awesome

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