the Search for the Great White Shark
Penguin 208 pp.
thE snow lEoPard
The account of Matthiessen and biologist
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Penguin 352 pp.
National Book Award Winner
f thE hEart oF thE world
a Journey to tibet’s Lost paradise
Introduction by His Holiness
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Recounts an extraordinary expedition
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and theme for The Power and the Glory.
Penguin classics 240 pp.
a chronicle of the South american Wilderness
Mathhiessen’s incisive, wry report of his
expedition crisscrossing 10,000 miles of
the South American wilderness.
Penguin 320 pp.
f JournEy without maPs
Introduction by Paul Theroux
The record of Greene’s 1935 journey to
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Penguin classics 272 pp. bring East Africa to vivid life.
978-0-14-303972-3 $14.00 Penguin 432 pp.
undEr thE mountain wall
a chronicle of two Seasons
in Stone-age new Guinea
Penguin 320 pp.
Richard Bangs and Pasquale Scaturro
f mystEry oF thE nilE
the epic Story of the first descent
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The account of Pasquale Scaturro’s 2004 f thE icE musEum
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Penguin 304 pp.
EvEry droP For salE
our desperate Battle over Water
in a World about to run out
With a New Preface by the author
“Rothfeder argues that water, not oil, is
the fluid whose scarcity will dominate the
twenty-first century....[He] may finally give
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tarcher 224 pp.
f brEaking shiPs
how Supertankers and cargo Ships are
dismantled on the Beaches of Bangladesh
Explores the fascinating, dangerous process of turning ships into scrap and its
effects on the people and environment of Emma Larkin
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Penguin 304 pp.
James T. Campbell
f middlE PassagEs
african-american Journeys to africa
“An artful reconstruction of the often
bittersweet experience of return and re-union...that deepen[s] our understanding Nicholas Shrady
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Title Penguin 192 pp.
wE arE all thE samE
a Story of a Boy’s courage
and a mother’s Love
“Brilliant, stunning, beautifully written.”
—Jim Lehrer. “A striking reminder of how
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Penguin 256 pp.
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
bEyond thE sky and thE Earth
a Journey into Bhutan
“Suggests what other contemporary travel
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to transform the traveler, even against her
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riverhead 320 pp.
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