Be an Adventurer
What does it mean to be an adventurer? It can mean spending years in the wild studying primates, climbing Mount Everest, flying solo across the ocean, or trying to find your way back home despite all odds and obstacles. The books on this list will inspire the adventurer in you.
2003 by HomerGet this item
One of the first and arguably most epic of all adventure stories, this classic poem of Greek mythology has influenced literature for centuries and has been referenced in contemporary works such as the film O Brother Where Art Though and James Joyce's novel Ulysses.
2010 by Kathleen C WintersGet this item
"In this nuanced and often surprising biography, acclaimed aviation historian Kathleen C. Winters moves beyond the caricature of the spunky, precocious pilot to offer a more complex portrait."—Publisher.
2016 by Matthew Alexander HensonGet this item
"In 1912, Henson chronicled his recollections of this historic journey in a memoir originally entitled A Negro Explorer at the North Pole. Now reissued as First to the North Pole, this edition of Henson's memoir features a new foreword by Explorer Club president Ted Janulis, emphasizing the importance of Henson's historic achievements."—Publisher
1997 by Jon KrakauerGet this item
"The definitive account of the deadliest season in the history of Everest by the acclaimed Outside journalist and author of the bestselling Into the Wild. Written with emotional clarity and supported by his unimpeachable reporting, Krakauer's eyewitness account of what happened on the roof of the world is a singular achievement."—Publisher
2006 by Dale PetersonGet this item
"Biographer Peterson shows how remarkable Goodall's accomplishments were, detailing not only how she revolutionized the study of primates, our closest relatives, but how she helped set radically new standards and a new intellectual style in the study of animal behavior."