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Brown Jr., Tom
      Case files of the Tracker - true stories from Americas greatest outdoorsman

Brown Jr., Tom
      Tracker - The

Clark, Leonard (Leonard Francis)
      Marching Wind ( China ) (Eastern Chine to the mountains - Amne Machin)

Hunter, John A.
      Hunter (Africa)

King, Dean
      Skeletons on the Zahara - A True Story of Survival (survival after shipwreck on West African desert, capture, slavery and rescue)

Millard, Candice
        River of Doubt

Moorhouse, Geoffrey
      Fearful Void (Sahara) (a walk across the Saraha West to East)

OHanlon, Redmond
      In Trouble Again - A journey between the Orinoco and the Amazon

OHanlon, Redmond
      No Mercy. A Journey Into the Heart of the Congo

OHanlon, Redmond
      Into the Heart of Borneo

OHanlon, Redmond
      Trawler (North Sea in the winter)

Rowlands, John J.
      Cache Lake Country - Life in the north woods. (Canada)

Shackleton, Sir Ernest
      South - the story of Shackletons last expedition 1914-1917 (Antarctica 1914-1917)

Snyder, Gerald S.
      In the Footsetps of Lewis and Clark

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Morrison, Samuel Eliot
      Admiral of the ocean sea - a life of Christopher Columbus

Rahn Phillips, Carla and Phillips, William
      Worlds of Christopher Columbus

Hunter, Douglas
      The Race to the New World - Christopher Columbus, John Cabot and a Lost History of Discovery

Granzotto, Gianni
      Christopher Columbus

Taylor, Andrew
      The World of Gerard Mercator - the mapmaker who revolutionized geography

Bainton, Roland
      Erasmus of Christendom

Taylor, Andrew
      The World of Gerard Mercator - the mapmaker who revolutionized geography
            (Mercator and John Dee knew one another)

Woolley, Benjamin
      The Queens Conjurer - the science and magic of Dr. John Dee, adviser to Queen Elizabeth I

Parr, Charles McKew
      So Noble a Captain - the Life and Times of Ferdinand Magellan

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Altounyan, Taqui
      Chimes from a Wooden Bell - A hundred years in the life of a Euro-Armenian
            (author was one of the children who inspired Arthur Ransome to write his young adult books)

Ransome, Arthur
      Autobiography of Arthur Ransome

Brogan, Hugh
      The life of Arthur Ransome

Hardymet, Christina
      Captain Flint's Trunk (Arthur Ransome and his writings)

Mace, Elisabeth
      Ransome Revisited

Chambers, Roland
      The Last Englishman - the double life of Arthur Ransome

Wardale, Roger
      Arthur Ransome under sail - Racundra - Nancy Blackett - Lottie Blossom - Peter Duck - Selina King - Swallow

Wardale, Roger
      Nancy Blackett - under sail with Arthur Ransome

Hunt, Peter
      Arthur Ransome (literary biography)

Wardale, Roger
      Nancy Blackett - under sail with Arthur Ransome

Wardale, Roger
      Arthur Ransome Master Storyteller


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Brower, Kenneth ,
      The Starship and the Canoe dual biography of Freeman Dyson and George Dyson

Chadwick, David
      Crooked cucumber : the life and Zen teaching of Shunryu Suzuki (Japan and California)

Carlisle, Fred
      Journey with Caravel - We ran away to sea.

Dalton, Anthony
      Wayward Sailor - in search of the real Tristan Jones

Dashti, Ali
      In Search of Omar Khayyam (Persia)

Crawford, Stanley
      Mayordomo - chronicle of an acequia in northern New Mexico

Dixon, June
      Uffa Fox a Personal Biography (boat designer - racing sailor - England)

Druett, Joan
      Tupia (Tupia a polynesian sailed from Tahiti with Captain Cook in the Pacific)

Felt, Hali
      Soundings - the story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor (Marie Tharp)

Greenlaw, Linda
      The Hungry Ocean - a swordboat captains journey

Greenlaw, Linda
      The Lobster Chronicles - life on a very small island (Maine, USA)

Greenlaw, Linda
      Seaworthy - a swordboat captain returns to the sea

Greenlaw, Linda
      All Fishermen are Liars

Guareschi, Giovanni
      The Family Guareschi - Chronciles of the Past and Present (Italy)

Guareschi, Giovanni
      The House that Nino Built (Italy)

Guareschi, Giovanni
      My Home Sweet Home - translation of Corrierno delle Famiglie (Italy)

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Hillcourt, William - with Olave, Lady Baden-Powell
      Baden-Powell - the two lives of a hero

Jeal, Tim
      Baden-Powell - Founder of the Boy Scouts

Wade, Eileen K.
      The Chief - The Life Story of Robert Baden-Powell
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Hillerman, Tony
      Seldom Disappointed: A Memoir by Tony Hillerman (2001) (autobiography) ISBN 0-06-019445-6 (mystery writer - Oklahoma dust bowl - WWII in Europe)

Iacocca, Lee
        Iacocca an autobiography (Ford motor Co. and Chrysler motor Co.)

Iacocca, Lee
        Where have all the leaders gone

Hunter, John A.
      Hunter (East Africa)

Kent, Rockwell
      Its Me O Lord - the autobiography of Rockwell Kent (artist and author)

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Knightly, Philip and Simpson, Colin
      The Secret Lives of Lawrence of Arabia

Lawrence, T. E. (1888 - 1935)
      Seven Pillars of Wisdom (T.E. Lawrence on his WWI experiences)

Thomas, Lowell
      With Lawrence in Arabia New enlarged edition

Wallach, Jan
      Desert Queen -The extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell - Adventurer Advisor (WWI before and after - Arabia - Iraq - knew T.E. Lawrence)

Rice, Edward
      Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton - the secret agent who made a pilgrimage ... Mecca
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Latham, Jean Lee
      Carry on Mr. Bowditch (biography of the author of American Practical Navigator)

Moitessier, Bernard
      Tamata and the alliance (an auto biography of a great voyaging sailor)

Morrison, Samuel Eliot
      John Paul Jones - a sailors biography

Niven, David
    &bsp;   Bring on the Empty Horses (actor)

Powers, Ron
      A Life of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)

Slocum, Victor
      Capt. Joshua Slocum - the adventures of Americas best known sailor

Teller, Walter Magnes
      The Voyages of Joshua Slocum (Voyage of the Liberdade ~ Voyage of the Destroyer from New York to Brazil ~ Sailing Alone Around the World ~ Rescue of Some Gilbert Islanders)

Tangvald, Peter
      At any Cost - Love - Life and Death at Sea (book finished by his son after Peter T. died at sea)

Thompson, Harry
      This Thing of Darkness (about Fitzroy, Darwin and the Beagle

Dobie, J. Frank
      Some Part of Myself (autobiography) (Texas)

Tinkle, Lon
      An American Original: The Life of J. Frank Dobie

Rodgers.Slats. and, Stilwell.Hart
      Old Soggy no. 1 the uninhibited story of Slats Rogers (aviator and airplane builder in Texas)

Winchester, Simon
      Professor and the madman - A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

Steffy, Loren C.
      The Man Who Thought Like a Ship (biography of J. Richard (Dick) Steffy - developed techniques for rebuilding ancient wrecks)

Brady, Catherine
      Elizabeth Blackburn and the story of telomeres - deciphering the ends of DNA

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Bowker, R.M.(Robert Marshland) and Budd, S.A. (Stanley Arthur)
      Make your own Sails

Buehler, George
      Buehlers Backyard Boatbuilding

Dias, Antonio
      Designer and Client - Eight Boat Design Commissions, from Kayak to Cruiser

Fox, Uffa
      Sailing Boats

Gerr, Dave
      Nature of Boats

Gerr, Dave
      Elements of Boat Strength - for Builders. Designers and Owners

Gilpin, Vincent
      Good Little Ship - The

Jones, Dilwyn
      Boats - Egyptian Bookshelf (series)

Steffy, Loren C.
      The Man Who Thought Like a Ship (biography of J. Richard (Dick) Steffy - developed techniques for rebuilding ancient wrecks)

White, Robb
      How to build a tin canoe - Confessions of an Old Salt

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Adkins, Jan
      The Craft of Sail

Constantine, Paul
      Practical Dinghy Cruiser

Crowley, Tony
        The Lo-Tech Navigator

Gladwin, Thomas
      East is a Big Bird - Navigation and Logic on Puluwat Atoll

Herreshoff, L. Francis
      Complete Cruiser - the art practice and enjoyment of boating

Hill, Annie
      Voyaging on a Small Income

Lewis, David H.
      We the Navigators

Maitland, Derek
      Setting Sails - a tribute to the Chinese Junk

Trimmer, John W.
      How to Avoid Huge Ships or I never met a ship I liked

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Crabb, Tom
      Band Saw projects

Holley, Linda A.
      , Tipis Tepees Teepees - history and design of the cloth tipi

Jarvis, D.C., MD
      Folk Medicine

King, Paul
      The Complete Yurt Handbook

Lang, Gregory E.
      Why a Son needs a Dad

Laubin, Reginald and Gladys
      Indian Tipi - its history, construction and use

Ransome, Arthur
      Rod and Line (river fishing in England)

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Butcher, Tim
      Blood River - a journey to Africas broken heart

Taylor, Jeffrey
      Facing the Congo - a modern-day journey into the heart of darkness

Cronkite, Walter
      Around America - a tour of our magnificent coastline

Crawford, Stanley
      Mayordomo - chronicle of an acequia in northern New Mexico

Demaris, Ovid
      Poso del mundo; inside the Mexican-American border, from Tijuana to Matamoros

Dobie, J. Frank
      Tongues of the Monte

Felt, Hali
      Soundings - the story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor (Marie Tharp)

Gladwin, Thomas
      East is a Big Bird - Navigation and Logic on Puluwat Atoll

Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch, 1872-1949
      Meetings with Remarkable Men
Gurdjieff, Georges Ivanovitch, 1872-1949
      1949 descripion

Hansen, Gunnar
      Islands at the Edge of Time - A Journey to Americas Barrier Islands

Kaplan, Robert D.
      The Revenge of Geography - what the map tells us about coming conflicts and the battle against fate

Kendall-Price, Claire
      In the footsteps of the Swallows and Amazons - 19 illustrated walks

Langewiesche, William
      Sahara Unveiled - A journey across the desert

Moussaieff Masson, Jeffrey
      Slipping into Paradise - why I live in New Zealand

Moorhouse, Geoffrey
      Fearful Void (Sahara)

Raban, Jonathan
      Arabia through the looking glass (1979)

Raban, Jonathan
      Coasting - A Private Voyage (around Great Britain)

Raban, Jonathan
      Old Glory - A Voyage Down the Mississippi

Raban, Jonathan
      Bad Land - an American Romance

Taylor, Andrew
      The World of Gerard Mercator - the mapmaker who revolutionized geography

Twain, Mark (Clemens, Samuel L.) - 1835-1910
      Life on the Mississippi

Villiers, Alan J. 1903-1982
      Indian Ocean

Villiers, Alan J. 1903-1982
      Wild Ocean - the Story of the North Atlantic and the Men Who Sailed It

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Altounyan, Taqui
      Chimes from a Wooden Bell - A hundred years in the life of a Euro-Armenian

Alexander, Caroline
      Bounty - The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

Alexander, Caroline
      Bounty - The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty (on tape)

Antier, Jean-Jacques
      Charles de Foucauld - Charles of Jesus

Bainton, Roland
      Erasmus of Christendom

Battles, Matthew
      Library - an unquiet history

Battles, Matthew
      Palimpsest - a history of the written word

Bowen, Catherine Drinker
      Francis Bacon - the temper of a man

Brower , Kenneth
      Song for Satawal

Burrough, Brian
      The Big Rich - The rise and fall of the greatest Texas oil fortunes

Ceram, C.W.
      The Secret of the Hittites - the discovery of an ancient empire

Cline, Eric H.
      1177 B.C. The Year Civilization Collapsed

Crawford, Stanley
      Mayordomo - chronicle of an acequia in northern New Mexico

Delaney, Frank
      Simple Courage - A true story of peril on the sea

Dobie, J. Frank
      Coronado s children - tales of lost mines and buried treasures of the SW

Dobie, J. Frank
      Longhorns

Dobie, J. Frank
      Rattlesnakes

Dobie, J. Frank
      Tongues of the Monte

Donovan, Robert J.
      PT 109 - John F. Kennedy in World War II

Druett, Joan
      , Rough Medicine - Surgeons at Sea in the Age of Sail

Druett, Joan
      She Captains - Heroines and hellions of the Sea

Druett, Joan
      Tupia

Glassner, Jean-Jacques translated by Aainab Bahrani and Marc van De Mieroop
      The Invention of Cuneiform - Writing in Sumer

Granzotto, Gianni
      Christopher Columbus

Gray, William R
      , Voyages to paradise. exploring in the wake of Captain Cook

Haworth-Maden, Clare. editor
      Viking Gods

Henry, Alexander - - edited by Armour, David A.
      Attack at Michilimackinac 1763

Heyerdahl, Thor -- 1914-2002
      Kon Tiki expedition ,

Heyerdahl, Thor -- 1914-2002
      Aku Aku the Secret of Easter Island

Heyerdahl, Thor -- 1914-2002
      The Ra expeditions

Heyerdahl, Thor -- 1914-2002
      The Tigris expedition ,

Heyerdahl, Thor -- 1914-2002
      The Maldive Mystery

Hicks, Robert D.
      Voyage to Jamestown Practical Navigation in the Age of Discovery

Hillerman, Tony
      The Great Taos Bank Robbery and other tales ... (1973) ISBN 0-8263-0306-4

Horwitz, Tony
      Blue Latitudes - Boldly going where Captain Cook has gone before

Horwitz, Tony
      A Voyage Long and Strange - on the trail of the Vikings. Conquistadors. Lost Colonists. and Other Adventurers in Early America

Hough, Richard
      The Blind Horns Hate

Household, Geoffrey
      Prisoner of the Indies - the adventures of Miles Philips as told by Geoffrey Household

Hunter, Douglas
      The Race to the New World - Christopher Columbus, John Cabot and a Lost History of Discovery

Iacocca, Lee
        Iacocca an autobiography

Iacocca, Lee
        Where have all the leaders gone

Hunter, Douglas
      The Race to the New World - Christopher Columbus, John Cabot and a Lost History of Discovery Hunter, John A.
      Hunter

Jenkins, Philip - - ( John P. Jenkins )
      The Lost History of Christianity - The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia - and how it died

Jones, Dilwyn
      Boats - Egyptian Bookshelf (series) ,

Kaplan, Robert D.
      The Revenge of Geography - what the map tells us about coming conflicts and the battle against fate

Kent, George O.
      Bismark and his times

Kent, Rockwell
      Its Me O Lord - the autobiography of Rockwell Kent

King, Dean
      Skeletons on the Zahara - A True Story of Survival

Knightly, Philip and Simpson, Colin
      The Secret Lives of Lawrence of Arabia

Lansing, Alfred
      Endurance - Shackletons Incredible Voyage

Lawrence, T. E. (1888 - 1935)
      Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Lowenstein, Hubertus
      A Basic History of Germany

Maitland, Derek
      Setting Sails - a tribute to the Chinese Junk

Manchester, William
      World lit only by fire - The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance - Portrait of

Marozzi, Justin
      The Way of Herodotus travels with the man who invented history

Mattingly, Garrett
      The Armada (Spanish of 1588)

McPhee, John A.
      Looking for a Ship

Millard, Candice
        River of Doubt

Miller, John J. and Molesky, Mark
        Our Oldest Enemy - a history of Americas disasterous relationship with France

Moorhouse, Geoffrey
      Fearful Void (Sahara)

Morrison, Samuel Eliot
      John Paul Jones - a sailors biography

Morrison, Samuel Eliot
      Admiral of the ocean sea - a life of Christopher Columbus

Morison, Samuel Eliot 1887-1976
      The Ropemakers of Plymouth - a history of the Plymouth Cordage Company 1824-1949

Mowat, Farley
      Serpants Coil - A stunning true epic of storm and salvage in Mid Atlantic

Mowat, Farley
      Westviking - the Ancient Norse in Greenland and North America

Obregon, Mauricio
      Beyond the Edge of the Sea - Sailing with Janson and the Argonauts.Ulysses.the Vikings.and Other Explorers of the Ancient World

Oliva, Juan (attributed) pub. by Library of Congress
      Portolan Atlas of the Mediterranean Sea and Western European Waters (with a World Map)

Parr, Charles McKew
      So Noble a Captain - the Life and Times of Ferdinand Magellan

Perez-Mallaina, Pablo E. - - - translated by Carla Rahn Phillips
      Spains Men of the Sea - Daily Life on the Indies Fleets in the Sixteenth Century

Rahn Phillips, Carla and Phillips, William
      Worlds of Christopher Columbus

Rahn Phillips, Carla
      Six Galleons for the King of Spain (the building of a fleet for the New World trade)

Phillips.Carla Rahn (translator), Perez-Mallaina.Pablo E.
        Spains Men of the Sea - Daily Life on the Indies Fleets in the Sixteenth Century

Poolman, Kenneth
      Speedwell Voyage - A tale of piracy and mutiny in the eighteenth century

Raban, Jonathan
      Arabia through the looking glass (1979)

Rice, Edward
      Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton - the secret agent who made a pilgrimage ... Mecca

Rodgers, Slats. and, Stilwell.Hart
      Old Soggy no. 1 the uninhibited story of Slats Rogers

Ruby, Robert
      Unknown Shore - the Lost History of Englands Arctic Colony

Shepard, Birse
      Lore of the Wreckers

Severin, Tim
      , In Search of Robinson Crusoe

Soskice, Janet Martin
      The Sisters of Sinai - How two lady adventurers discovered the hidden gospels

Souhami, Diana
      Selkirks Island

Spalding, Simon
      Food at Sea - shipboard cuisine from ancient to Modern Times

Steffy, Loren C.
      The Man Who Thought Like a Ship ,

Stewart, Rory
        The Prince of the Marshes and other occupational hazards of a year in Iraq

Taylor, Andrew
      The World of Gerard Mercator - the mapmaker who revolutionized geography

Theroux, Paul
      Kingdom by the sea - A Journey around the Coast of Great Britain

Theroux, Paul
      Sailing through China

Theroux, Paul
      The Happy Isles of Oceania

Thomas, Lowell
      Count Lukner - the Sea Devil ,

Thomas, Lowell
      With Lawrence in Arabia New enlarged edition

Thompson, Harry
      This Thing of Darkness (about Fitzroy, Darwin and the Beagle)

Tuchman, Barbara W.
     
A Distant Mirror - the calamitous fourteenth century

Tuchman, Barbara W.
      The Guns of August (the first 100 days of World War 1)

Tuchman, Barbara W.
      The Zimmermann Telegram - The astounding historic espionage operation that propelled America into World War 1

Twain, Mark (Clemens, Samuel L.) - 1835-1910
      Life on the Mississippi

Urrea, Luis Alberto
      Devils Highway - a true story

Villiers, Alan J. 1903-1982
      Indian Ocean

Villiers, Alan J. 1903-1982
      Wild Ocean - the Story of the North Atlantic and the Men Who Sailed It

Villiers, Alan J 1903-1982
      Sons of Sinbad; an account of sailing with the Arabs in their dhows, in the Red Sea, around the coasts of Arabia, and to Zanzibar and Tanganyika. pearling in the Persian gulf and the life of the shipmasters. the mariners and merchants of Kuwait

Wade, Eileen K.
      The Chief - The Life Story of Robert Baden-Powell

Wallach, Jan
      Desert Queen -The extraordinary life of Gertrude Bell - Adventurer Advisor

Weddle, Robert S.
      Spanish Sea - The Gulf of Mexico in North American Discovery 1500 - 1685

White, William Lindsay, 1900-1973
      They Were Expendable

Wills, Gary
      St. Augustine

Worsley, Frank Arthur
      Shackletons Boat Journey

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Peddiwell, J. Abner
      The Saber-Tooth Curriculum (teaching and education)

Rosten, Leo
      Joys of Yiddish

Hepburn, Kathrine
      The Making of African Queen (making the movie - details on life in Congo and Kenya)

Levitt, Steven D. and Dubner, Steven J.
      Freakonomics - a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything

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Dillard, Annie
      Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Hohn, Donovan
      Moby Duck - The True Story of 28, 000 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Enviornmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went in Search of Them (Pacific Ocean mostly )

Junger, Sebastian
      The Perfect Storm (Atlantic coast of USA)

McAlister, Wayne H.
      Life on Matagorda Island (coastal Texas)

OHanlon, Redmond
      In Trouble Again - A journey between the Orinoco and the Amazon

OHanlon, Redmond
      No Mercy. A Journey Into the Heart of the Congo

OHanlon, Redmond
      Into the Heart of Borneo

OHanlon, Redmond
      Trawler

Warner, William E.
      Beautiful Swimmers - Watermen. Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay

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Lewis, David.
      We the Navigators - The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific

Thomas, Stephen D.
      The Last Navigator

Brower, Kenneth
      A Song for Satawal

Gladwin, Thomas
      East is a Big Bird - Navigation and Logic on Puluwat Atoll

Gooley, Tristan
      The Natural Navigator

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Haworth-Maden, Clare. editor
      Viking Gods

Jenkins, Philip - - ( John P. Jenkins )
      The Lost History of Christianity - The Thousand-Year Golden Age of the Church in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia - and how it died

Landau, Brent (translator)
      Revelation of the Magi - the lost tale of the Wise Mens Journey to Bethlehem

Martin, Malachi
      The Vatican - although technically a book of fiction, it sounds too much like history of the papacy from WWII to the 1990.

Merton, Thomas
      The Seven story Mountain (life of a Trappist monk)

Merton, Thomas
      The Wisdom of the Desert - Sayings from the Desert Fathers of the Fourth Century

Nakashima Brock. Rita and , Parker. Rebecca Ann
      Saving Paradise - How Christianity traded love of this world for crucifixion and empire

Soskice, Janet Martin
      The Sisters of Sinai - How two lady adventurers discovered the hidden gospels

Wills, Gary
      St. Augustine (Augustine of N. Africa)

Young, William Paul
      The Shack - a novel

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Blanchet, M. Wylie (Muriel Wylie) aka Capi - - 1891-1961
      The Curve of Time (Canadian Pacific Coast)

Bowden, Keith
      The Tecate Journals - seventy days on the Rio Grande

Buckley, Christopher
      Steaming to Bamboola - The World of a Tramp Freighter

Chichester, Francis
      Gipsy Moth Circles the World

Chiles, Webb
      The Open Boat - Across the Pacific (book 1 of attempted circumnavigation)

Chiles, Webb
      The Ocean Waits (book 2 of attempted circumnavigation)

Chiles, Webb
      Chidiock Tichborne II (final -book- of attempted circumnavigation)

Coffey, Maria and Dag Goering
      Sailing back in Time A nostalgic voyage on Canadas west coast

Converse, Cathy
      Following the Curve of Time - The Legendary M. Wylie Blanchet (Canadian Pacific Coast)

Constant Waterman (Goldman, Matthew )
      The Journals of the Constant Waterman

Conway, John E.
      Catboat Summers (NE Coast of USA)

Coghlan, Nicholas
      Winter in Fireland - a Patagonian Sailing Adventure

Delaney, Frank
      Simple Courage - A true story of peril on the sea (North Atlantic - attempt to slavage/rescue a ship)

Dumas, Vito
      Alone Through the Roaring Forties (during WWII)

Duxbury, Ken
      Lugworm Island Hopping

Duxbury, Ken
      Lugworm Homeward Bound - Greece to England in an Open Dingy

Gerbault, Alain - - 1893-1941
      The Fight of the Firecrest - the Record of a Lone-Hand Cruise, From East to West, Across the Atlantic

Goldman, Matthew
      The Journals of the Constant Waterman (adventures off the southern New England Coast in USA)

Goldman, Matthew - The Constant Waterman
      Moon Wind at Large - Sailing Hither and Yon

Guzzwell, John       Trekka Around the World

Hayes, David and Daniel
      My old man and the sea a father and son sail around Cape Horn

Heyerdahl, Thor -- 1914-2002
      Kon Tiki expedition (Peru to Polynesia across the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1948)

Heyerdahl, Thor -- 1914-2002
      Aku Aku the Secret of Easter Island

Heyerdahl, Thor -- 1914-2002
      The Ra expeditions (Across the Atlantic)

Heyerdahl, Thor -- 1914-2002
      The Tigris expedition (Indian Ocean)

Heyerdahl, Thor -- 1914-2002
      The Maldive Mystery (Maldive Islands, Indian Ocean)

Hill, Annie
      Brazil and Beyond

Horie, Kenichi       Kodoku - Sailing Alone Across the Pacific

Hughes, Lee
      Biggest Boat I could Afford - sailing up the U.S. Coast in a dingy

Jenkins, Peter
      Along the Edge of America

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        ~ There is good reason to believe that much of Tristan Jones work are mostly fiction, but they were sold as narratives. ~
Jones, Tristan
      , To venture further

Jones, Tristan
      , Seagulls in my soup

Jones, Tristan
      , Encounters of a Wayward Sailor

Jones, Tristan
      , Star to Steer Her by

(same as Outward Leg) Jones, Tristan
      , Outward Leg (sailing a trimaran from San Diego USA to London UK)

Jones, Tristan
      , Heart of Oak (certainly fiction as far as Jones participation)

Jones, Tristan
      , Steady Trade

(considered fiction) Jones, Tristan
      , Somewheres East of Suez

Jones, Tristan
      , Improbable voyage

Jones, Tristan
      , Adrift

Jones, Tristan
      Incredible Voyage

Jones, Tristan
      , Saga of a Wayward Sailor

Jones, Tristan
      , Ice (considered totally fiction)

Jones, Tristan
      , Dutch Treat (considered fiction)

Jones, Tristan
      , One hand for yourself - One for the Ship - The essential Tristan Jones

Junger, Sebastian
      The Perfect Storm

Kent, Rockwell
      Voyaging - Southward from the Strait of Magellan

Ladd, Stephen
      Three Years in a Twelve-Foot Boat         (down the Missouri and Mississippi, then across through Panama Canal by ship
        then on down the west coast of South America and across South America to the Carribbean and north to Florida.)

Langford, Richard E.
      White Squall - the Last Voyage of Albatross (Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, to Galapagos in Pacific and back)

Lansing, Alfred
      Endurance - Shackletons Incredible Voyage (Antarctic 1014-1917)

Lawrence, R.D.
      Voyage of the Stella (Northwest coast of USA)

Le Tourmelin, Jacques-Yves
      Kurun around the world

Leighton, Kenneth M.
      Oar and Sail - an odyssey of the west coast

Leslie, Robert C.
      A Waterbiography (orig. pub in 1894) (England)

Lewis, David H.
      Icebird (around Antactica)

Lewis, David H.
      We the Navigators (Micronesian navigtors)

Longyard, William
      A Speck on the Sea - epic voyages in the most improbable vessels (mostly Atlantic)

Mackinnon, A. J.
      Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow - a Mirror odyssey from N. Wales to Black Sea

Mahoney, Rosemary
      Down the Nile - alone in a fishermans skiff

Mann, Zane B.
      Fair Winds and Far Places

Manry, Robert
      Tinkerbelle - the Story of the Smallest Boat to Cross the Atlantic (in 1966)

McCall, Fiona and Howard, Paul
      All in the Same Boat (voyaging with young family)

McPhee, John A.
      Looking for a Ship (commercial seafaring)

Mohlke, Matthew
      Floating Down the Country - a 79 day adventure down the Mississippi ..to New Orleans

Moitessier, Bernard
      Tamata and the alliance (mostly auto biographical)

Moitessier, Bernard
      First voyage of the Joshua

Moitessier, Bernard
      Sea Vagabonds world - boats and sails distant shores islands and lagoons

Mowat, Farley
      Boat who wouldnt float (Canada)

Mowat, Farley
      Serpants Coil - A stunning true epic of storm and salvage in Mid Atlantic

Pearson, T.R.
      Seaworthy - Adrift with William Willis in the Golden Age of Rafting (Pacific mostly - also trip to French Guiana - Devils Island)

Pamperin, Tom
      Jagular goes everywhere - mis adventures in a 300 dollar sailboat (Great Lakes - USA, Canada)

Plummer, Henry M.
      Boy Me and the Cat - Cruise of the Mascot 1912-1913 (East coast of USA)

Raban, Jonathan
      Coasting - A Private Voyage (around Great Britain)

Raban, Jonathan
      Old Glory - A Voyage Down the Mississippi

Raban, Jonathan
      Passage to Juneau - a sea and its meanings (Washington - Canada - Alaska)

Ruby, Robert
      Unknown Shore - the Lost History of Englands Arctic Colony

Saunders, Mike
     
The Walkabouts - a family at sea (South Africa to England)

Seale, Avrel
      The Hull the Sail and the Rudder - my search for the boundries of the body mind and soul (South Texas)

Sinnett-Jones, David
      Not All Plain Sailing (North Atlantic)

Sinnett-Jones, David
      Passion for Life - Adventure against the odds (North Atlantic)

Slocum, Joshua
      Voyage of the Liberdade (Brazill to Washington, DC, USA)

Slocum, Joshua
      Sailing Alone Around the World

Slocum, Joshua
      Sailing Alone Around the World

Slocum, Joshua
      Voyage of the Destroyer from New York to Brazil (delivering a warship)

Slocum, Victor
      Capt. Joshua Slocum - the adventures of Americas best known sailor

Teller, Walter Magnes
      The Voyages of Joshua Slocum
           (Voyage of the Liberdade ~
           Voyage of the Destroyer from New York to Brazil ~
          Sailing Alone Around the World ~
           Rescue of Some Gilbert Islanders)

Stone, Nathaniel
      On the Water - Discovering America in a Rowboat 2003

Tangvald, Peter
      At any Cost - Love - Life and Death at Sea (published in 1991)

Tangvald, Peter
      Sea Gypsy (published in 1966)

Testa, Serge
      500 Days (a circumnavigation in a very small boat)

Theroux, Paul
      Kingdom by the sea - A Journey around the Coast of Great Britain

Thomas, Lowell
      Count Lukner - the Sea Devil (WWI adventures - Atlantic and Pacific)

Purves, Libby (editor) - H.W. Tilman
      Adventures under sail - selected writings of H.W. Tilman (cold waters S. Atlantic and N. Atlantic)

Tomalin, Nicholas and Hall, Ron
      The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (disaster during the first non-stop single handed race around the world)

Villiers, Alan J 1903-1982
      Sons of Sinbad - an account of sailing with the Arabs in their dhows, in the Red Sea,
           around the coasts of Arabia, and to Zanzibar and Tanganyika.
           pearling in the Persian gulf and the life of the shipmasters. The mariners and merchants of Kuwait

Wardale, Roger
      Arthur Ransome under sail - Racundra - Nancy Blackett - Lottie Blossom - Peter Duck - Selina King - Swallow

Watson, Don B.
      21500 miles alone in a canoe (down the Mississippi River and more)

Wiele, Annie van de
      The West in my eyes; a domestic circumnavigation.

Willis, William - 1893- 1968
      Whom the Sea Has Taken - 204 Days Alone on a Raft from Peru to Australia

Worsley, Frank Arthur
      Shackletons Boat Journey

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Applebome, Peter
      Scouts honor - a fathers unlikely foray into the woods

Baden-Powell, Olave St. Clair (Soames)
      Window on my Heart - The autobiography of Olave, Lady Baden-Powell, G.B.E. as told to Mary Drewery

Blandford, Pearcy W.
      A Life Full of Hobbies by Blandford, Pearcy W.

Freedman, Russell
      Scouting with Baden-Powell

Hillcourt, William - with Olave, Lady Baden-Powell
      Baden-Powell - the two lives of a hero

Jeal, Tim
      Baden-Powell - Founder of the Boy Scouts (probably the definitive biography)

Perry, Rick (Governor of Texas)
      On My Honor - Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts are worth fighting for

Sica, Mario
      Where it all began Brownsea August 1907 - The First Experimental Scout Camp

Wade, Eileen K.
      The Chief - The Life Story of Robert Baden-Powell (author was his secretary)

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Dobie, J. Frank
      Mustangs

Dobie, J. Frank
      Longhorns

Dobie, J. Frank
      Rattlesnakes

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update 11 February 2017


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