They Lived to Tell the Tale: True Stories of Adventure from the Legendary Explorers Club

They Lived to Tell the Tale: True Stories of Adventure from the Legendary Explorers Club


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592289912
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2007
Series: Explorers Club Book
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

The Explorers Club is a multidisciplinary, professional society dedicated to the advancement of field research, scientific exploration, and the ideal that it is vital to preserve the instinct to explore. The headquarters is the landmark Lowell Thomas Building on East 70th Street in New York City.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction   Jan Jarboe Russell     xiii
On the Edge   Alison M. Jones     3
Retracing Alexander's Footsteps   Milbry C. Polk     11
How Not to Take a Jungle Bath   James H. Powell     21
North Greenland by Dog Team   Lonnie Dupre   Karin Redmond     27
Exit Strategy   Lorie Karnath     39
Living Opposite the Bear   Kristin Larson     45
Dictator or Democrat   Ranulph Fiennes     57
Big Heart on Baffin Island   J. Robert Harris     71
Life When Hell Freezes Over   Brandon Wilson     77
Thieves of Baghdad   Matthew Bogdanos     85
The Making of Iraq's First Lady   Mary Ann Smothers Bruni     99
Ghost Call   Catherine Nixon Cooke     111
The Weather Prayer   Scott Hamilton     119
Disaster on Everest   Kenneth Camler     125
Journey to the Summit   Bo Parfet   Katie Trenkle     137
The Leather Rope   Robert McCracken Peck     145
Almost Swept Away   Faanya Lydia Rose     149
Himalayan Ibex Hunting in Pakistan   Theodore M. Siouris     151
Zen Adventures in West Papua   Neville Shulman     161
Siberian Expedition   Mikael Strandberg     167
Exploring Myanmar's Forbidden Wilderness   Steve Winter   Sharon Guynup     179
Europe and North America
A Bad Day at the Office   Robert D. Ballard     191
Explorations in the Heart of Hell   Piotr Chmielinski     197
Finding the Oxford   Barry Clifford     203
The Ghost Bird   Bobby Harrison     219
The Pass   Doc Hermalyn     227
Cloud Diving   Johan Reinhard     231
Sea to Sea   Andrew Skurka     237
Seven Miles Down in the Trieste   Don Walsh     243
A Crashing Bore   Ralph White     251
South America
Encountering Darwin   Daniel A. Bennett     257
The Running of the Boundaries   Wade Davis     265
The Flying Giant of the Andes   Jim Fowler     271
A Treetop Walk   Edward Burgess     277
Elixir of the Spirit   Robert "Rio" Hahn     281
Exploring Easter Island with Thor Heyerdahl   John Loret     293
Escape from Darien   Cameron McPherson Smith     301
Ah, Open Space   Leroy Chiao     311
Race to the Moon   James A. Lovell     319
On Exploration   Stefanie Powers     327
Out on a Limb   Margaret Lowman     331
Epilogue: Presidential Roundtable: The Face of Exploration Today     339

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