Recommendations- Adventure/Exploration???

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  1. williamN

    williamN

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    Something on the lines of "King Solomans Mines" or the original "The Lost World" by Sir Aurthor Conan Doyle.

    Or non-fiction like " Brazilian Adventure" by Fleming. Good book btw for those that havn't read it. It is by Ian Flemings ( J Bond series) brother about the search in the early 1930s for an explorer( Fawcett) who went missing in the 1920s.

    TIA!!
     
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    They can get a bit hokey, but what about the Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt books?

    Michael Crighton's "Congo" was pretty good.

    If you want old school, you can't go wrong with "Swiss Family Robinson", "Tarzan", or "Robinson Carouso". The level of detail those guys go into is amazing.
     

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    Tried Cusslers' Dirk Pitt adventures. They all seem to start out interesting but then just get ridiculous and lose me.

    Read Congo and the others. That is the kind of books I was looking for. Thanks anyway.

    william
     
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    "Lost Horizon" by James Hilton
     
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    Thanks, I will see if my library has it or can get it.
     
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    Krakauer's Into The Wild, and Into Thin Air are both excellent.

    Choudhury's The Last Dive is excellent, as is the 'pseudo-companion' book written by the guys who actually ID'd the U-Who. (sorry cannot recall the title or authors names but you can find it if you read Choudhury)

    Oh and don't forget Peter Capstick. Any of his are a great read!
     
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    I'd second Peter Hathaway Capstick's books.

    Undaunted Courage, about Lewis and Clark

    get a hold of some of Col Askins books. He's kind of like Elmer Kieth but with a more friendly attitude :)

    Rocky Mountain Game Wardon (2 thumbs up) by Frank Calkins

    Any of any Andy Russel's books (great books) or Ben East's adventure books
     
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    If you like adventure motorcycling like I do..

    This one was very entertaining...

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    Heggstad, who set out on October 1 on a planned 20,000-mile (32,200-km) solo trip from California to the tip of South America and back, was traveling in northern Colombia when he ran into a roadblock by guerrillas of the National Liberation Army, Colombia's second-largest rebel force.

    Clad in military fatigues and wielding assault rifles, the rebels herded Heggstad and other hostages into deep jungle, he said. For five weeks, he marched long, silent hours from camp to camp. He sometimes rode on mule back and he slept in a makeshift tent.

    This one too....

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    Fellow actors and friends Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman star in and co-produce their story chronicling their four-month transcontinental journey by motorcycle. Their 20,000 mile journey takes them across the longest continuous landmass on earth through the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, Siberia, Alaska and Canada before arriving in the United States
     
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    Smith's The River God and Seventh Scroll.
     
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    "Shadow Divers" by Robert Kurson. Great book about the guys who discovered the U-boat off New Jersey.