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“What are the best books about Explorers?” We looked at 532 of the top Explorer books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 28 titles, all appearing on 3 or more “Best Erplorer” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 500+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 28 Books About Explorers Of All-Time



28 .) A Walk in The Woods by Bill Bryson

 A Walk in The Woods Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Explorers Pasage
  • Outside Online

The Appalachian Trail stretches from Georgia to Maine and covers some of the most breathtaking terrain in America–majestic mountains, silent forests, sparking lakes. If you’re going to take a hike, it’s probably the place to go. And Bill Bryson is surely the most entertaining guide you’ll find. He introduces us to the history and ecology of the trail and to some of the other hardy (or just foolhardy) folks he meets along the way–and a couple of bears. Already a classic, A Walk in the Woods will make you long for the great outdoors (or at least a comfortable chair to sit and read in).

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27 .) Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger

 Arabian Sands Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • CN Traveler
  • Outside Online

“Arabian Sands” is Wilfred Thesiger’s record of his extraordinary journey through the parched “Empty Quarter” of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life-“the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets.” In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels. His now-classic account is invaluable to understanding the modern Middle East.

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26 .) Between A Rock And A Hard Place by Aron Ralston

 Between A Rock And A Hard Place Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Book Riot
  • MPORA

A brilliantly written, funny, honest, inspiring, and downright astonishing report from the line where death meets life which will surely take its place in the annals of classic adventure stories. One of the most extraordinary survival stories ever told — Aron Ralston’s searing account of his six days trapped in one of the most remote spots in America, and how one inspired act of bravery brought him home. It started out as a simple hike in the Utah canyonlands on a warm Saturday afternoon. For Aron Ralston, a twenty-seven-year-old mountaineer and outdoorsman, a walk into the remote Blue John Canyon was a chance to get a break from a winter of solo climbing Colorado’s highest and toughest peaks. He’d earned this weekend vacation, and though he met two charming women along the way, by early afternoon he finally found himself in his element: alone, with just the beauty of the natural world all around him. It was 2:41 P.M. Eight miles from his truck, in a deep and narrow slot canyon, Aron was climbing down off a wedged boulder when the rock suddenly, and terrifyingly, came loose.

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25 .) Blue Highways: A Journey into America by William Least Heat-Moon

 Blue Highways: A Journey into America Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • CN Traveler
  • Gear Patrol

Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation’s backroads. William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about “those little towns that get on the map-if they get on at all-only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot, Mississippi.” His adventures, his discoveries, and his recollections of the extraordinary people he encountered along the way amount to a revelation of the true American experience.

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24 .) Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen

 Farthest North Lists It Appears On:

  • CN Traveler
  • Five Books
  • Good Reads

In 1893 Nansen set sail in the Fram, a ship specially designed and built to be frozen into the polar ice cap, withstand its crushing pressures, and travel with the sea’s drift closer to the North Pole than anyone had ever gone before. Experts said such a ship couldn’t be built and that the voyage was tantamount to suicide. This brilliant first-person account, originally published in 1897, marks the beginning of the modern age of exploration. Nansen vividly describes the dangerous voyage and his 15-month-long dash to the North Pole by sledge. An unforgettable tale and a must-read for any armchair explorer.

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23 .) In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

 In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Lists It Appears On:

  • Explorers Pasage
  • Good Reads
  • Goodreads 2

Tells perhaps the greatest sea story ever – an event as mythic in its own century as the Titanic disaster in ours, and the inspiration for the climax of Moby-Dick. “With its huge, scarred head halfway out of the water and its tail beating the ocean into a white-water wake more than forty feet across, the whale approached the ship at twice its original speed – at least six knots. With a tremendous cracking and splintering of oak, it struck the ship just beneath the anchor secured at the cat-head on the port bow…” In the Heart of the Sea brings to new life the incredible story of the wreck of the whaleship Essex – an event as mythic in its own century as the Titanic disaster in ours, and the inspiration for the climax of Moby-Dick. In a harrowing page-turner, Nathaniel Philbrick restores this epic story to its rightful place in American history. In 1820, the 240-ton Essex set sail from Nantucket on a routine voyage for whales. Fifteen months later, in the farthest reaches of the South Pacific, it was repeatedly rammed and sunk by an eighty-ton bull sperm whale. Its twenty-man crew, fearing cannibals on the islands to the west, made for the 3,000-mile-distant coast of South America in three tiny boats. During ninety days at sea under horrendous conditions, the survivors clung to life as one by one, they succumbed to hunger, thirst, disease, and fear. In the Heart of the Sea tells perhaps the greatest sea story ever.

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22 .) My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David Neel

 My Journey to Lhasa Lists It Appears On:

  • Kora
  • Matadorn Network
  • Outside Online

In order to penetrate Tibet and reach Lhasa, she used her fluency of Tibetan dialects and culture, disguised herself as a beggar with yak hair extensions and inked skin and tackled some of the roughest terrain and climate in the World. With the help of her young companion, Yongden, she willingly suffered the primitive travel conditions, frequent outbreaks of disease, the ever–present danger of border control and the military to reach her goal.

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21 .) Scott’s Last Expedition: The Journals by Robert Falcon Scott

 Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals Lists It Appears On:

  • Good Reads
  • Goodreads 2
  • The Guardian

The Last Expedition is Captain Scott’s gripping account of his expedition to the South Pole in 1910-12. It was meant to be a voyage of scientific discovery and a heroic exploration of the last unconquered wilderness. Scott’s expedition, carried in the Terra Nova, pitted him and his team not only against the elements but also against the Norwegian explorer, Amundsen. Ultimately, Scott was beaten by both. The journals are full of incident and drama, courage and endurance, hope and bitter disappointment. Â These journals were found, along with Scott’s body, several months after his death and just 11 miles from base camp and safety.

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20 .) Terra Incognita by Sara Wheeler

 Terra Incognita Lists It Appears On:

  • Kora
  • Quixote Expeditions
  • The Guardian

It is the coldest, windiest, driest place on earth, an icy desert of unearthly beauty and stubborn impenetrability. For centuries, Antarctica has captured the imagination of our greatest scientists and explorers, lingering in the spirit long after their return. Shackleton called it “the last great journey”; for Apsley Cherry-Garrard it was the worst journey in the world. This is a book about the call of the wild and the response of the spirit to a country that exists perhaps most vividly in the mind. Sara Wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica, living with its scientists and dreamers. No book is more true to the spirit of that continent–beguiling, enchanted and vast beyond the furthest reaches of our imagination.

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19 .) The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

 The Innocents Abroad Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • CN Traveler
  • Gear Patrol

The Innocents Abroad is one of the most prominent and influential travel books ever written about Europe and the Holy Land.

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18 .) The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

 The Perfect Storm Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Book Riot
  • Gear Patrol

“Takes readers into the maelstrom and shows nature’s splendid and dangerous havoc at its utmost”. October 1991. It was “the perfect storm”–a tempest that may happen only once in a century–a nor’easter created by so rare a combination of factors that it could not possibly have been worse. Creating waves ten stories high and winds of 120 miles an hour, the storm whipped the sea to inconceivable levels few people on Earth have ever witnessed. Few, except the six-man crew of the Andrea Gail, a commercial fishing boat tragically headed towards its hellish center.

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17 .) Travels with Myself and Another by Martha Gellhorn

 Travels with Myself and Another Lists It Appears On:

  • CN Traveler
  • Kora
  • Matadorn Network

Now including a foreward by Bill Buford and photographs of Gellhorn with Hemingway, Dorothy Parker, Madame Chiang Kai-shek, Gary Cooper, and others, this new edition rediscovers the voice of an extraordinary woman and brings back into print an irresistibly entertaining classic. “Martha Gellhorn was so fearless in a male way, and yet utterly capable of making men melt,” writes New Yorker literary editor Bill Buford. As a journalist, Gellhorn covered every military conflict from the Spanish Civil War to Vietnam and Nicaragua. She also bewitched Eleanor Roosevelt’s secret love and enraptured Ernest Hemingway with her courage as they dodged shell fire together.Hemingway is, of course, the unnamed “other” in the title of this tart memoir, first published in 1979, in which Gellhorn describes her globe-spanning adventures, both accompanied and alone.

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16 .) A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush by Eric Newby

 A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • CN Traveler
  • Gear Patrol
  • Outside Online

When Eric Newby, fashion industry worker and inexperienced hill walker, decided after 10 years in haute couture he needed a change he took 4 days training in Wales then walked the Hindu Kush. This is his account of an entertaining time in the hills!

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15 .) In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

 In Patagonia Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • CN Traveler
  • Gear Patrol
  • Outside Online

An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin’s exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by an unmistakable lust for life and adventure and a singular gift for storytelling, Chatwin treks through “the uttermost part of the earth”— that stretch of land at the southern tip of South America, where bandits were once made welcome—in search of almost forgotten legends, the descendants of Welsh immigrants, and the log cabin built by Butch Cassidy. An instant classic upon publication in 1977, In Patagonia is a masterpiece that has cast a long shadow upon the literary world.

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14 .) Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe by Laurence Bergreen

 Over the Edge of the World: Magellan’s Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Good Reads
  • Goodreads 2
  • Thought Catalog

The riveting story of Ferdinand Magellan’s historic 60,000-mile ocean voyage—now updated with a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of his journey. “Prodigious research, sure-footed prose and vivid descriptions make for a thoroughly satisfying account… it is all here in the wondrous detail, a first-rate historical page turner.”— New York Times Book Review Ferdinand Magellan’s daring circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century was a three-year odyssey filled with sex, violence, and amazing adventure. Now in Over the Edge of the World, prize-winning biographer and journalist Laurence Bergreen entwines a variety of candid, firsthand accounts, bringing to life this groundbreaking and majestic tale of discovery that changed both the way explorers would henceforth navigate the oceans and history itself. Now updated to include a new introduction commemorating the 500th anniversary of Magellan’s voyage.

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13 .) The Journals of Lewis and Clark by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

 The Journals of Lewis and Clark Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • CN Traveler
  • Good Reads
  • Goodreads 2

Since the time of Columbus, explorers dreamed of a water passage across the North American continent. President Thomas Jefferson shared this dream. He conceived the Corps of Discovery to travel up the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains and westward along possible river routes to the Pacific Ocean. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led this expedition of 1804–6. Along the way they filled hundreds of notebook pages with observations of the geography, Indian tribes, and natural history of the trans-Mississippi West.This set of the celebrated Nebraska edition features the seven core volumes—those written by Lewis and Clark—and incorporates a wide range of new scholarship dealing with all aspects of the expedition, including geography, Indian languages, plants, and animals, in order to recreate the expedition within its historical context.

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12 .) Touching the Void by Joe Simpson

 Touching the Void Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Book Riot
  • MPORA
  • Outside Online

Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, had just reached the top of a 21,000-foot peak in the Andes when disaster struck. Simpson plunged off the vertical face of an ice ledge, breaking his leg. In the hours that followed, darkness fell and a blizzard raged as Yates tried to lower his friend to safety. Finally, Yates was forced to cut the rope, moments before he would have been pulled to his own death. The next three days were an impossibly grueling ordeal for both men. Yates, certain that Simpson was dead, returned to base camp consumed with grief and guilt over abandoning him. Miraculously, Simpson had survived the fall, but crippled, starving, and severely frostbitten was trapped in a deep crevasse. Summoning vast reserves of physical and spiritual strength, Simpson crawled over the cliffs and canyons of the Andes, reaching base camp hours before Yates had planned to leave. How both men overcame the torments of those harrowing days is an epic tale of fear, suffering, and survival, and a poignant testament to unshakable courage and friendship.

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11 .) Tracks by Robyn Davidson

 Tracks Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Kora
  • Matadorn Network
  • Outside Online

Robyn Davidson’s opens the memoir of her perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company with the following words: “I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there’s no going back.” Enduring sweltering heat, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as an extraordinarily courageous heroine driven by a love of Australia’s landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity. Tracks is the compelling, candid story of her odyssey of discovery and transformation.

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10 .) Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America’s Wild Frontier by Stephen E. Ambrose

 Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Good Reads
  • Goodreads 2
  • Thought Catalog

This was much more than a bunch of guys out on an exploring and collecting expedition. This was a military expedition into hostile territory’. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a pioneering voyage across the Great Plains and into the Rockies. It was completely uncharted territory; a wild, vast land ruled by the Indians. Charismatic and brave, Lewis was the perfect choice and he experienced the savage North American continent before any other white man. UNDAUNTED COURAGE is the tale of a hero, but it is also a tragedy. Lewis may have received a hero’s welcome on his return to Washington in 1806, but his discoveries did not match the president’s fantasies of sweeping, fertile plains ripe for the taking. Feeling the expedition had been a failure, Lewis took to drink and piled up debts.

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9 .) Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

 Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • Explorers Pasage
  • Kora
  • Matadorn Network

At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State — and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.

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8 .) Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

 Wind, Sand and Stars Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Book Riot
  • Gear Patrol
  • Outside Online

Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying.

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7 .) The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon by David Grann

 The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Book Riot
  • Good Reads
  • Goodreads 2
  • Thought Catalog

A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon. After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve “the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th century”: What happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett & his quest for the Lost City of Z? In 1925, Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humans. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions inspired Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions round the globe, Fawcett embarked with his 21-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilisation–which he dubbed Z–existed. Then his expedition vanished. Fawcett’s fate, & the tantalizing clues he left behind about Z, became an obsession for hundreds who followed him into the uncharted wilderness. For decades scientists & adventurers have searched for evidence of Fawcett’s party & the lost City of Z.

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6 .) Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

 Into the Wild Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Book Bub
  • Book Riot
  • Good Reads
  • MPORA
  • Outside Online

His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, a party of moose hunters found his decomposed body. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and, unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw away the maps. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild.

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5 .) Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

 Into Thin Air Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Atlas & Boots
  • Book Riot
  • Explorers Pasage
  • Good Reads
  • MPORA

A bank of clouds was assembling on the not-so-distant horizon, but journalist-mountaineer Jon Krakauer, standing on the summit of Mt. Everest, saw nothing that “suggested that a murderous storm was bearing down.” He was wrong. The storm, which claimed five lives and left countless more–including Krakauer’s–in guilt-ridden disarray, would also provide the impetus for Into Thin Air, Krakauer’s epic account of the May 1996 disaster.

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4 .) Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl

 Kon-Tiki Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Gear Patrol
  • Good Reads
  • Goodreads 2
  • MPORA
  • Outside Online

Five men in search of a mythical hero journey from Peru to Polynesia in this classic account of nautical adventure. This enriched classic edition includes: Detailed explanatory notes Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work A unique visual essay of the voyage

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3 .) West With The Night by Beryl Markham

 West With The Night Lists It Appears On:

  • Book Riot
  • CN Traveler
  • Gear Patrol
  • Goodreads 2
  • Matadorn Network
  • Outside Online

West with the Night is the story of Beryl Markham–aviator, racehorse trainer, beauty–and her life in the Kenya of the 1920s and ’30s.

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2 .) Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

 Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • CN Traveler
  • Explorers Pasage
  • Good Reads
  • Goodreads 2
  • Mens Journal
  • Quixote Expeditions

This is a new reading of the thrilling account of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded. In August of 1914, the British ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. In October 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. For five months, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, drifting on ice packs, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world. Lansing describes how the men survived a 1,000-mile voyage in an open boat across the stormiest ocean on the globe and an overland trek through forbidding glaciers and mountains. The book recounts a harrowing adventure, but ultimately it is the nobility of these men and their indefatigable will that shines through.

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1 .) The Worst Journey in the World by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

 The Worst Journey in the World Lists It Appears On:

  • Art Of Manliness
  • Book Riot
  • CN Traveler
  • Gear Patrol
  • Good Reads
  • Goodreads 2
  • Outside Online
  • Quixote Expeditions
  • The Guardian

The Worst Journey in the World recounts Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Apsley Cherry-Garrard, the youngest member of Scott’s team and one of three men to make and survive the notorious Winter Journey, draws on his firsthand experiences as well as the diaries of his compatriots to create a stirring and detailed account of Scott’s legendary expedition. Cherry himself would be among the search party that discovered the corpses of Scott and his men, who had long since perished from starvation and brutal cold. It is through Cherry’s insightful narrative and keen descriptions that Scott and the other members of the expedition are fully memorialized.

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The 500+ Additional Best Books about Explorers And Adventurers



 

#BookAuthorLists
(Titles Appear On 2 Lists Each)
291421: The Year China Discovered AmericaGavin MenziesGood Reads
Goodreads 2
30A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme CuisineAnthony BourdainBook Riot
Mens Journal
31A Field Guide to Getting LostRebecca SolnitBook Riot
Matadorn Network
32A Sense of DirectionGideon Lewis-KrausBook Riot
Gear Patrol
33A Time of GiftsPatrick Leigh FermorCN Traveler
Goodreads 2
34Adrift: Seventy Six Days Lost At SeaSteven CallahanArt Of Manliness
Book Riot
35AlivePiers Paul ReadArt Of Manliness
MPORA
36Barrow’s Boys: The Original Extreme Adventurers: A Stirring Story of Daring Fortitude and Outright LunacyFergus FlemingGood Reads
Goodreads 2
37Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on EarthBrian DickinsonGood Reads
MPORA
38Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone BeforeTony HorwitzGood Reads
Goodreads 2
39Brazilian AdventurePeter FlemingArt Of Manliness
Goodreads 2
40Desert SolitaireEdward AbbeyGear Patrol
Outside Online
41Eat, Pray, LoveElizabeth GilbertBook Bub
Book Riot
42Four Corners: A Journey into The Heart of Papua New GuineaKira SalakBook Riot
Matadorn Network
43Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a BicycleDervla MurphyKora
Matadorn Network
44Great PlainsIan FrazierCN Traveler
Outside Online
45High Adventure: The True Story of the First Ascent of EverestEdmund HillaryArt Of Manliness
Book Riot
46Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin ExpeditionPaul WatsonGood Reads
Goodreads 2
47In A Sunburned CountryBook Riot
CN Traveler
48In Search of King Solomon’s MinesTahir ShahBook Riot
Gear Patrol
49In Trouble AgainRedmond O’HanlonCN Traveler
Gear Patrol
50Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & LivingstoneMartin DugardArt Of Manliness
Good Reads
51Into the Heart of the SeaNathaniel PhilbrickArt Of Manliness
Gear Patrol
52
Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest
Atlas & Boots
Good Reads
53Mawson’s Will: The Greatest Polar Survival Story Ever WrittenLennard BickelArt Of Manliness
Good Reads
54Maximum City: Bombay Lost and FoundBook Riot
CN Traveler
55Old GloryJonathan RabanCN Traveler
Outside Online
56Savage SummitKora
Kora
57Scott and AmundsenRoland HuntfordGoodreads 2
Quixote Expeditions
58Sea of Glory: America’s Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842Nathaniel PhilbrickGood Reads
Goodreads 2
59South: The Endurance ExpeditionErnest ShackletonArt Of Manliness
Book Riot
60South: the Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition, 1914-1917Ernest ShackletonGood Reads
The Guardian
61
Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
Book Riot
Kora
62The Blue NileAlan MooreheadGood Reads
Goodreads 2
63The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its CanyonsJohn Wesley PowellArt Of Manliness
Goodreads 2
64The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting NarrativesChristopher ColumbusArt Of Manliness
Goodreads 2
65The Great Railway BazaarPaul TherouxCN Traveler
Gear Patrol
66The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to FreedomSlavomir RawiczCN Traveler
MPORA
67The Mountains of My LifeWalter BonattiAtlas & Boots
Outside Online
68The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle EberhardtIsabelle EberhardtCN Traveler
Matadorn Network
69The Right StuffTom WolfeMens Journal
The Guardian
70The River of DoubtExplorers Pasage
Good Reads
71The Snow LeopardPeter MatthiessenGear Patrol
Outside Online
72The South PoleRoald AmundsenFive Books
Quixote Expeditions
73The TerrorDan SimmonsGood Reads
Goodreads 2
74The Travels of Marco PoloMarco PoloArt Of Manliness
Goodreads 2
75The Travels of Sir John MandevilleCN Traveler
The Guardian
76The Valley of the AssassinsFreya StarkKora
Matadorn Network
77The White NileAlan MooreheadGood Reads
Goodreads 2
78Through the Brazilian WildernessTheodore RooseveltArt Of Manliness
Gear Patrol
79Travels in West AfricaMary Henrietta KingsleyKora
Matadorn Network
80Travels With CharleyJohn SteinbeckBook Riot
Gear Patrol
81Voyage of the BeagleCharles DarwinGood Reads
Goodreads 2
82
Wanderlust: A Love Affair With Five Continents
Book Riot
Book Riot
83Young Men and FireNorman MacleanGear Patrol
Outside Online
(Titles Appear On 1 Lists Each)
84100 Walks in TasmaniaUTAS
85
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Good Reads
861607: A New Look at JamestownKaren Lange and Ira Block.
Delightful Childrens Books
8730,000 Leagues Undersea: True Tales of a Submariner and Deep Submergence PilotTom VetterGoodreads 2
88A Barbarian in AsiaCN Traveler
89A Corkscrew is Most Useful: The Travellers of EmpireNicholas MurrayGoodreads 2
90A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in SpaceLibby Jackson with artwork from the students of London College of CommunicationBook Trust
91A Girl in the KarpathiansKora
92A Lady’s Life in the Rocky MountainsKora
93
A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca
Good Reads
94A Man On the Moon: Voyages of the Apollo AstronautsAndrew ChaikinArt Of Manliness
95A Passage to IndiaE. M. ForsterBook Bub
96A Picture Book of Lewis and ClarkFatherly
97A Small PlaceJamaica KincaidMatadorn Network
98A Teacup in a Storm: An Explorer’s Guide to LifeMick ConefreyBook Trust
99A Thousand Miles Up the NileKora
100A View of the WorldCN Traveler
101A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early AmericaTony HorwitzGoodreads 2
102
A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World
Good Reads
103A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic RegionsJames Clark RossFive Books
104
A Woman’s Journey Round the World From Vienna to Brazil, Chili, Tahiti, China, Hindostan, Persia and Asia Minor
Kora
105
A Year by the Sea: Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman
Book Riot
106Across the Wide MissouriBernard DeVotoGoodreads 2
107Adventures in the Unknown Interior of AmericaÁlvar Núñez Cabeza de VacaGoodreads 2
108African SavannaNational Geographic
109African Savanna Community WebNational Geographic
110Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandLewis CarrollBook Bub
111All Africans under the SkinNational Geographic
112Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir TrailSuzanne RobertsMatadorn Network
113
Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
Good Reads
114Amber Case: We’re Already CyborgsNational Geographic
115Amelia Earhart (Little People, Big Dreams)Isabel Sanchez Vegara (author) and Mariadiamantes (illustrator)Book Trust
116
America’s Girl: The Incredible Story of How Swimmer Gertrude Ederle Changed the Nation
Kora
117Amy Johnson: Queen of the AirKora
118An African in GreenlandBook Riot
119Animal Adaptations in the OceanNational Geographic
120
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Book Riot
121AnnapurnaMaurice HerzogArt Of Manliness
122
Annapurna South Face: The Classic Account of Survival
Atlas & Boots
123
Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak
Atlas & Boots
124Ansichten der NaturAlexander von HumboldtGoodreads 2
125
Ant Egg Soup: Adventures of a Food Tourist in Laos
Book Riot
126AntarcticaKim Stanley RobinsonQuixote Expeditions
127Antarctica: Or, Two years amongst the ice of the South PoleOtto NordenskjoldQuixote Expeditions
128Arctic DreamsBarry LopezOutside Online
129
Around the World in Eighty Dates: What if Mr. Right isn’t Mr. Right Here, A True Story
Book Riot
130Around the World in Eighty DaysJules VerneBook Bub
131
Around the World in Fifty Years: My Adventure to Every Country on Earth
Book Riot
132
Around the World in Seventy Two Days and Other Writings
Kora
133
Around the World on Two Wheels: Annie Londonderry’s Extraordinary Ride
Kora
134Assassination VacationBook Riot
135
Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire: A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival
Good Reads
136
At One with the Sea: Alone Around the World
Kora
137Atlas of AdventuresFatherly
138Barbarian Days: A Surfing LifeWilliam FinneganMPORA
139BaudolinoUmberto EcoGoodreads 2
140
Be Brave, Be Strong: A Journey Across the Great Divide
Book Riot
141Below the ConvergenceAlan GurneyQuixote Expeditions
142Berserk: My Voyage to the Antarctic in a Twenty-Seven-Foot SailboatDavid MercyGoodreads 2
143Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the WestWallace StegnerGoodreads 2
144Beyond the MountainBook Riot
145Big Chief Elizabeth: The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in AmericaGiles MiltonGoodreads 2
146Black Lamb and Grey FalconCN Traveler
147
Braving It: A Father, A Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild
Book Riot
148Breaking Trail: A Climbing LifeBook Riot
149Bright Paradise: Victorian Scientific TravellersPeter RabyGoodreads 2
150
Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day
Atlas & Boots
151Cabeza de Vaca’s Adventures in the Unknown Interior of AmericaAlvar Nunez Cabeza de VacaArt Of Manliness
152
Call of the White: Taking the World to the South Pole
Kora
153
Canyon Solitude: A Woman’s Solo Journey Through The Grand Canyon
Book Riot
154Captain Cook: Master of the SeasFrank McLynnGoodreads 2
155Captain Cook: The Seaman’s Seaman – A study of the great discoverer [Classic Biography]Alan VilliersGoodreads 2
156Captain John Smith: Writings (2007)CN Traveler
157Captain Sir Richard Francis BurtonEdward RiceGoodreads 2
158Catfish and MandalaBook Riot
159Chasing the MonsoonCN Traveler
160Chasing the SeaCN Traveler
161Children’s Activity AtlasImagination Soup
162Coasting : A Private VoyageBook Riot
163
Cold Antler Farm: A Memoir of Growing Food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy Six-Acre Homestead
Book Riot
164Columbus: The Four VoyagesGood Reads
165Coming into the CountryJohn McPheeOutside Online
166Cross CountryCN Traveler
167Dakota: A Spiritual GeographyBook Riot
168Dark Star SafariCN Traveler
169
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
Atlas & Boots
170Death in the Long GrassPeter Hathaway CapstickArt Of Manliness
171Deep SouthUTAS
172Deep-Sea DecisionsNational Geographic
173Deep-Sea Submersible Pilot Erika BergmanNational Geographic
174
Deer Hunting in Paris: A Memoir of God, Guns and Game Meat
Book Riot
175DelanceyBook Riot
176Democracy in AmericaCN Traveler
177
Denali’s Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak
Atlas & Boots
178Dirt Work: An Education in the WoodsChristine BylMatadorn Network
179Discoveries in Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Peninsula of Sinai, in the Years, 1842-45, During the Mission Sent Out by His Majesty Fredrick William IV. of PrussiaCarl Richard LepsiusGoodreads 2
180Dogs of God: Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the MoorsJames Reston Jr.Goodreads 2
181Don QuixoteMiguel de CervantesBook Bub
182
Doodle Adventures: The Search for Slimy Space Slugs!
Imagination Soup
183Douglas FreshfieldRound KangchenjungaMark Horrell
184Down and Out in Paris and LondonCN Traveler
185Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell’s 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand CanyonEdward DolnickGoodreads 2
186Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman’s SkiffCN Traveler
187Dust Tracks on a RoadKora
188Eating DirtBook Riot
189EducationNational Geographic
190Edward WhymperTravels Amongst the Great Andes of the EquatorMark Horrell
191Egyptian DiariesJean-François ChampollionGoodreads 2
192EncounterJane Yolen and David Shannon.
Delightful Childrens Books
193EnduranceF.A. WorsleyOutside Online
194environmentNational Geographic
195EothenCN Traveler
196EpigramsNational Geographic
197Eric ShiptonBlank on the MapMark Horrell
198Everest the Cruel WayAtlas & Boots
199Expedition to the Zambesi: The Zambesi River and Its TributariesDavid LivingstoneGoodreads 2
200explorersNational Geographic
201
Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure
Good Reads
202Exploring Ponds and Vernal PoolsNational Geographic
203Exterminate All the Brutes”CN Traveler
204
Far Appalachia: Following the New River North
Book Riot
205Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James CookMartin DugardArt Of Manliness
206Fatu-Hiva: Back to NatureThor HeyerdahlGoodreads 2
207Fear and Loathing in Las VegasCN Traveler
208Fighter PilotPaul RicheyGear Patrol
209
Find a Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman’s Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream
Book Riot
210Find Your Local LibraryNational Geographic
211First To The TopFatherly
212Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures seriesImagination Soup
213Follow the DreamPeter Sis.
Delightful Childrens Books
214Forgotten Footprints: Lost stories in the discovery of AntarcticaJohn HarrisonQuixote Expeditions
215France and England in North America, Vol. 1: Pioneers of France in the New World / The Jesuits in North America in the Seventeenth Century / La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West / The Old Regime in CanadaFrancis ParkmanGoodreads 2
216From a Chinese CityCN Traveler
217
Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition
Good Reads
218Full CircleKora
219
Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
Book Riot
220Giovanni Belzoni: Strong Man, EgyptologistColin ClairGoodreads 2
221Going SoloRoald DahlGear Patrol
222
Gorge: My Journey Up Killimanjaro at 300 Pounds
Book Riot
223Grandma Gatewood’s WalkKora
224
Greetings From Somewhere The Mystery of the Mosaic
Imagination Soup
225Gulliver’s TravelsJonathan SwiftBook Bub
226Hammer Head: The Making of a CarpenterBook Riot
227Happy Birthday, Sylvia EarleNational Geographic
228Hasty Pudding: Cooking in Colonial AmericaLoretta Frances Ichord and Jan Davey Ellis.
Delightful Childrens Books
229Healthy BeachesNational Geographic
230
Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta Maker and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
Book Riot
231High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving PlacesDavid BreashearsArt Of Manliness
232Hindoo HolidayCN Traveler
233History of the Conquest of PeruWilliam H. PrescottGoodreads 2
234How Not to Run a B&BBook Riot
235HW TilmanSnow on the EquatorMark Horrell
236I See by My OutfitCN Traveler
237
Il Bel Centro: A Year in The Beautiful Center
Book Riot
238In Brightest AfricaCarl AkeleyGear Patrol
239In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its SurvivorsDoug StantonArt Of Manliness
240In SiberiaColin ThubronGoodreads 2
241In the Country of CountryCN Traveler
242
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
Good Reads
243
In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic
Good Reads
244India: A Million Mutinies NowCN Traveler
245Into the Heart of BorneoRedmond O’HanlonMens Journal
246Iron & SilkCN Traveler
247Jaguars Ripped My FleshBook Riot
248Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined ManDale PetersonGoodreads 2
249Join a Book ClubNational Geographic
250JourneyAaron BeckerBook Trust
251Journey to PortugalCN Traveler
252Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of SurvivalYossi GhinsbergArt Of Manliness
253
Just a Little Run Around the World: 5 Years, 3 Packs of Wolves and 53 Pairs of Shoes
Kora
254K2: The Savage MountainCharles S Houston & Robert H. BatesArt Of Manliness
255King Solomon’s Mines (Allan Quatermain, #1)H. Rider HaggardGoodreads 2
256KlondikeExplorers Pasage
257Lady Duff Gordon’s Letters from EgyptKora
258Last Hours on EverestGraham HoylandGoodreads 2
259
Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs and Condition of the North American Indians
CN Traveler
260
Letters from Egypt: A Journey on the Nile, 1849–1850
CN Traveler
261
Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark
Kora
262Lewis and ClarkGeorge SullivanGoodreads 2
263Life and Death in the Andes: On the Trail of Bandits, Heroes, and RevolutionariesKim MacQuarrieGoodreads 2
264
Life Is a Wheel: Memoirs of a Bike-Riding Obituarist
Book Riot
265Life on the MississippiCN Traveler
266Logbook for GraceRobert Cushman MurphyQuixote Expeditions
267Lois on the LooseKora
268London PerceivedCN Traveler
269Lonely Planet AntarcticaQuixote Expeditions
270Lonely Planet TasmaniaUTAS
271
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Good Reads
272Love your kora or your money back.Kora
273Lucy’s Child: The Discovery of a Human AncestorDonald C. JohansonGoodreads 2
274Macaulay’s Essays on Clive and HastingsThomas Babington MacaulayGoodreads 2
275Madness, Betrayal and the Lash: The Epic Voyage of Captain George VancouverStephen R. BownGoodreads 2
276Magellan’s Voyage: A Narrative Account of the First CircumnavigationAntonio PigafettaGoodreads 2
277
Maidens’ Trip: A Wartime Adventure on the Grand Union Canal
Kora
278ManiPatrick Leigh FermorGear Patrol
279Marco Polo: From Venice to XanaduGood Reads
280Mason & DixonThomas PynchonGoodreads 2
281Maurice HerzogAnnapurnaMark Horrell
282Mayflower 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim VoyagePlimouth Plantation, National Geographic.
Delightful Childrens Books
283Measuring the WorldDaniel KehlmannGoodreads 2
284
Meeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun
Book Riot
285Miles From Nowhere: A Round The World Bicycle AdventureBarbara SavageMatadorn Network
286Moby-DickHerman MelvilleBook Bub
287Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11Fatherly
288Mountaineering: Freedom of the HillsAtlas & Boots
289Museum of Human BeingsColin SargentGoodreads 2
290My Life as an ExplorerSven HedinArt Of Manliness
291
My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine
Book Riot
292My Salinger YearBook Riot
293My Siberian YearKora
294
My Story as an American Au Paire in the Loir Valley
Book Riot
295My Travel JournalImagination Soup
296
Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: The Great Mountaineering Classic
Atlas & Boots
297Narrative of Sojourner TruthKora
298Nathaniel’s Nutmeg: How One Man’s Courage Changed the Course of HistoryGiles MiltonGoodreads 2
299Nature Writings: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth / My First Summer in the Sierra / The Mountains of California / Stickeen / EssaysJohn MuirGoodreads 2
300News from TartaryCN Traveler
301NG Live: The Tech LabNational Geographic
302No Hurry To Get HomeEmily HahnMatadorn Network
303
No Mercy: A Journey into the Heart of the Congo
CN Traveler
304
No Picnic on Mount Kenya: A Daring Escape, A Perilous Climb
Atlas & Boots
305No Place for a Lady: Tales of Adventurous Women TravelersBarbara HodgsonGoodreads 2
306
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Peaks
Atlas & Boots
307No Way Down: Life and Death on K2Atlas & Boots
308Notes from the Century BeforeCN Traveler
309
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Book Riot
310Of Whales and MenR. B RobertsonArt Of Manliness
311On Horseback Through Asia MinorFrederick BurnabyArt Of Manliness
312
On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon’s Perilous Peak
Atlas & Boots
313On The Ice: An Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station, AntarcticaGretchen LeglerMatadorn Network
314
On the Nose: A Lifelong Obsession with Yosemite’s Most Iconic Climb
Atlas & Boots
315
On The Ridge Between Life and Death: A Climbing Life Reexamined
Book Riot
316Out and About: A First Book of PoemsShirley HughesBook Trust
317P.S.Explorers Pasage
318
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void
Good Reads
319
Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Good Reads
320Persian PicturesKora
321Pilgrim CatCarol Antoinette Peacock and Doris Ettlinger.
Delightful Childrens Books
322
Postcards from the Ledge: Collected Mountaineering Writings
Atlas & Boots
323
Power Plant Generates Energy from Solid Waste
National Geographic
324Pyongyang: A Journey in North KoreaBook Riot
325Queen BessKora
326Race the Wild seriesImagination Soup
327Race to the South PoleImagination Soup
328Rain Forest RelayImagination Soup
329Raven’s Exile: A Season on the Green RiverEllen MeloyMatadorn Network
330Recipe for Adventure #1 Naples!Imagination Soup
331Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen’s Ghost ShipMartin W. SandlerGoodreads 2
332Return to Babylon: Travelers, Archaeologists, and Monuments in MesopotamiaBrian M. FaganGoodreads 2
333Riding the Iron RoosterCN Traveler
334
River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana’s Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon
Good Reads
335River of DoubtCandice MillardThought Catalog
336River Town: Two Years on the YangtzeBook Riot
337Robinson CrusoeDaniel DefoeBook Bub
338Rock and RosesBook Riot
339Rome and a VillaCN Traveler
340Roughing ItCN Traveler
341Running the AmazonJoe KaneOutside Online
342Sailing Alone Around the WorldCaptain Joshua SlocumOutside Online
343Samuel Eaton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim BoyKate Waters and Russ Kendall.
Delightful Childrens Books
344Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened JapanGiles MiltonGoodreads 2
345Sandstorms: Days and Nights in ArabiaCN Traveler
346Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim GirlKate Waters and Russ Kendall.
Delightful Childrens Books
347Savanna ShowdownImagination Soup
348Sea and SardiniaCN Traveler
349
Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Year Disguised as a Man
Book Riot
350Seven Years in TibetBook Riot
351Sex, Botany, and Empire: The Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph BanksPatricia FaraGoodreads 2
352ShackletonRoland HuntfordGoodreads 2
353Shackleton’s JourneyWilliam GrillBook Trust
354Shackletons Boat JourneyFrank WorsleyQuixote Expeditions
355Shah of ShahsCN Traveler
356Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward CurtisTimothy EganGoodreads 2
357Siren LandCN Traveler
358Six Months in the Sandwich Islands: Among Hawaii’s Palm Groves, Coral Reefs and VolcanoesIsabella L. BirdMatadorn Network
359Skating to AntarcticaCN Traveler
360Skeletons on the ZaharaDean KingArt Of Manliness
361
Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen
Book Riot
362Slouching Towards BethlehemJoan DidionThe Guardian
363Slowly Down the GangesCN Traveler
364
Smithsonian Endless Explorations Level 4 Readers: World Wonders, Predators, Space Exploration, Natural Disasters, Ocean Habitats, Flight
Imagination Soup
365
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory
Book Riot
366
Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family and Getting Back on the Board
Book Riot
367SouthErnest ShackletonQuixote Expeditions
368
South of Haunted Dreams: A Ride Through Slavery’s Old Back Yard
Book Riot
369Southern Baroque ArtCN Traveler
370Southern LightsJohn RymillQuixote Expeditions
371Space Below My FeetBook Riot
372Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First ThanksgivingJoseph Bruchac and Greg Shed.
Delightful Childrens Books
373
Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific
Kora
374SurvivorsDavid LongBook Trust
375Tales from the Queen of the DesertGertrude BellGoodreads 2
376Tapenum’s Day: A Wapanoag Indian Boy in Pilgrim TimesKate Waters and Russ Kendall.
Delightful Childrens Books
377Tarzan of the ApesEdgar Rice BurroughsBook Bub
378Tasmanian TrailUTAS
379The A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s LandUTAS
380
The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors
Book Riot
381The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnMark TwainBook Bub
382The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909Pierre BertonGoodreads 2
383The Art of EatingM.F.K. FisherThought Catalog
384The Art of TravelAlain de BottonGear Patrol
385The Aviator’s WifeMelanie BenjaminGoodreads 2
386The BeachAlex GarlandBook Bub
387
The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer: Close Encounters with Strangers
Book Riot
388The Birthday BoysBeryl BainbridgeGoodreads 2
389The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the BountyCaroline AlexanderGoodreads 2
390The Call of the WildJack LondonBook Bub
391The City Of Light: The Hidden Journal of the Man Who Entered China Four Years Before Marco PoloJacob D’AnconaGoodreads 2
392The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on EverestAtlas & Boots
393The Condition of the Working Class in EnglandFriedrich EngelsThe Guardian
394The Conquest of New SpainBernal Díaz del CastilloGoodreads 2
395The Count of Monte CristoAlexandre DumasBook Bub
396
The Cruellest Journey: 600 Miles By Canoe To The Legendary City Of Timbuktu
Kora
397
The Crystal Horizon: Everest – The First Solo Ascent
Atlas & Boots
398The Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America’s Ill-Fated Race to Connect the SeasTodd BalfArt Of Manliness
399The Devil’s CupStewart Lee AllenThought Catalog
400
The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food and Love
Book Riot
401
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret: A Story of Science, the High Seas, and the First Woman to Circumnavigate the Globe
Kora
402The Discovery of the AmericasBetsy Maestro and Giulio Maestro.
Delightful Childrens Books
403The Discovery of the Tomb of TutankhamenHoward CarterGoodreads 2
404The EmperorCN Traveler
405
The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Good Reads
406The Essential Lewis and ClarkLandon Y. JonesGoodreads 2
407The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific: As ToldSelections of His Own Journals 1768-1779The Guardian
408The ExplorerKatherine RundellBook Trust
409The Fearful VoidCN Traveler
410The Field Guide to Tasmanian ProduceUTAS
411The First Crossing of GreenlandFridtjof NansenFive Books
412The Florida of the IncaInca Garcilaso de la VegaGoodreads 2
413The Frozen DeepWilkie CollinsGoodreads 2
414The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery, and the Search for TimbuktuAnthony SattinGoodreads 2
415
The Ghosts of K2: The Epic Saga of the First Ascent
Atlas & Boots
416The Gold of TroyPierre Stephen Robert PayneGoodreads 2
417The Great Voyages of Zheng HeFatherly
418The Green Hills of AfricaErnest HemingwayGear Patrol
419The HistoriesCN Traveler
420The HobbitJ.R.R. TolkienBook Bub
421
The Hundred Year Walk: An Armenian Oddysey
Book Riot
422The Ice MasterGood Reads
423The Impossible CountryCN Traveler
424
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World
Good Reads
425The JournalsJames CookGoodreads 2
426The Kid Who Climbed EverestBear GryllsArt Of Manliness
427The KingdomExplorers Pasage
428The Kon-Tiki ExpeditionExplorers Pasage
429The Last ExpeditionCharles PearsonThought Catalog
430The Last Journals of David Livingstone in Central Africa from 1865 to His Death, editedHorace WallerThe Guardian
431
The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole
Good Reads
432
The Ledge: An Adventure Story of Friendship and Survival on Mount Rainier
Atlas & Boots
433
The Life and Letters of Lady Hester Stanhope
Kora
434The Life of Gordon, Major-General, R. E., C. B: Turkish field-Marshal, Grand Cordon Medjidieh, and Pasha; Chinese Titu (Field-Marshal), Yellow Jacket OrderDemetrius Charles De Kavanagh BoulgerGoodreads 2
435The Living MountainKora
436The Long WayBernard MoitessierOutside Online
437The Lost City of the Monkey GodGood Reads
438The Lycian ShoreCN Traveler
439The Making of MONAUTAS
440The Man Eaters of KumaonJim CorbettArt Of Manliness
441The Man Eaters of TsavoColonel Henry PattersonArt Of Manliness
442
The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage
Good Reads
443The Marsh ArabsWilfred ThesigerArt Of Manliness
444The MartianGood Reads
445
The Ministry of Guidance Invites You To Not Stay: An American Family in Iran
Book Riot
446The Motorcycle DiariesBook Riot
447The Muses Are HeardCN Traveler
448
The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches
CN Traveler
449The New Granta Book of TravelGear Patrol
450The North-West PassageRoald AmundsenFive Books
451The OdysseyHomerBook Bub
452The Origin of SpeciesCharles DarwinGoodreads 2
453The Pale AbyssinianMiles BredinGoodreads 2
454The Pillars of HerculesCN Traveler
455The Pine BarrensCN Traveler
456The Piri Reis Map of 1513Gregory C. McIntoshGoodreads 2
457The Places in BetweenCN Traveler
458The Polar Bear Explorers’ ClubAlex BellBook Trust
459The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate!Imagination Soup
460The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa’s City of GoldFrank KryzaArt Of Manliness
461The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient CodeMargalit FoxGoodreads 2
462The Rings of SaturnCN Traveler
463
The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan
CN Traveler
464The RoadCormac McCarthyMPORA
465The Road to OxianaCN Traveler
466The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the SandsNicholas ClappGoodreads 2
467The Rugged RoadKora
468The Sea RunnersIvan DoigMens Journal
469The Sewing Circle of HeratKora
470
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
Book Riot
471The SonglinesCN Traveler
472The South American TourKora
473The Spirit of St. LouisCharles LindberghGear Patrol
474The Storied IceJoan BootheQuixote Expeditions
475The Swiss Family RobinsonJohann David WyssBook Bub
476
The Totem Pole: And a Whole New Adventure
Book Riot
477
The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre
Atlas & Boots
478The Travels of Ibn BattutahIbn BattutahGoodreads 2
479The Tutankhamun Deception: The True Story of the Mummy’s CurseGerald O’FarrellGoodreads 2
480The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of AmericaAnonymousArt Of Manliness
481The Voyage of the BeagleCharles DarwinGear Patrol
482The Voyage of the Pourquois-PasJ B CharcotQuixote Expeditions
483The Voyages of Jacques CartierJacques CartierGoodreads 2
484The Way of the WorldNicholas BouvierGear Patrol
485The White SpiderAtlas & Boots
486The Wild PlacesBook Riot
487
The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe
Book Riot
488
The Wright Brothers: How They Invented The Airplane
Fatherly
489The Year of Decision 1846Bernard DeVotoGoodreads 2
490
The Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World’s Happiest Countries
Book Riot
491
Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue
CN Traveler
492
Thieves, Liars and Mountaineers: On the 8,000-metre Peak Circus in Pakistan’s Karakoram mountains
Atlas & Boots
493Thin Places: A Pilgrimage HomeBook Riot
494This Thing of DarknessHarry ThompsonGoodreads 2
495Through Town and JungleKora
496Thru-Hiking Will Break Your HeartBook Riot
497TIE: AlivePiers Paul ReadOutside Online
498To a Distant IslandCN Traveler
499
To Be A Runner: How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls or Just Taking on a 5k Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better Place)
Book Riot
500To the Edge of the World: Book IHarry ThompsonGoodreads 2
501Tom Crean’s Rabbit: A True Story from Scott’s Last VoyageMeredith HooperBook Trust
502Touching My Father’s Soul: A Sherpa’s Journey to the Top of EverestJamling Tenzing NorgayArt Of Manliness
503Travels and Other WritingsWilliam BartramGoodreads 2
504Travels in Arabia DesertaCN Traveler
505Travels in the Interior of AfricaCN Traveler
506Travels into the Interior of AfricaMungo ParkGoodreads 2
507Travels Through France and ItalyCN Traveler
508Travels with a Donkey in the CevennesCN Traveler
509Treasure IslandRobert Louis StevensonBook Bub
510Trespassers on the Roof of the WorldPeter HopkirkArt Of Manliness
511
Trespassing Across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Been-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland
Book Riot
512Trieste and the Meaning of NowhereJan MorrisMatadorn Network
513Troy and Its Remains: A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries Made on the Site of Ilium and in the Trojan PlainHeinrich SchliemannGoodreads 2
514True North: Peary, Cook, and the Race to the PoleBruce HendersonArt Of Manliness
515Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the SeaGood Reads
516
Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery
Book Riot
517Under the Tuscan Sun: A Home in ItalyBook Riot
518Upton Sinclair DiesNational Geographic
519Video Night in KathmanduPico IyerGear Patrol
520
Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North
Book Riot
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What I Talk About When I Talk about Running
Book Riot
522
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding
Book Riot
523Where’d You Go Bernadette,Maria SempleQuixote Expeditions
524Whiskey Tango FoxtrotBook Riot
525White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey into the Heart of the ArcticStephen R. BownGoodreads 2
526Who Was Ferdinand MagellanFatherly
527Wilderness Act is Signed into LawNational Geographic
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Without You, There is No Us: My Time with The Sons of North Korea’s Elite
Book Riot
529Wrong About JapanCN Traveler
530Year of YesBook Riot
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Yoga Bitch: One Woman’s Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment
Book Riot
532You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Viking ExplorerImagination Soup


25 Best Books About Explorers and Exploring Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Art Of Manliness 50 Best Non-fiction Adventure Books | The Art of Manliness
Atlas & Boots 25 best mountaineering books ever written | Atlas & Boots
Book Bub 18 Classic Adventure Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down – BookBub
Book Riot 100 Must-Read Nonfiction Adventure Books – Book Riot
Book Trust 10 thrilling books for budding explorers, chosen by Vashti Hardy …
CN Traveler The 86 Greatest Travel Books of All Time – Condé Nast Traveler
Delightful Childrens Books Early Explorers and Colonial Times – Delightful Children’s Books
Explorers Pasage Top 9 Greatest Books On Adventure – The Explorer’s Passage
Fatherly The Best Books About Explorers For Kids In 2016 | Fatherly
Five Books The Best Books on Polar Exploration | Five Books
Gear Patrol 30 Best Travel & Adventure Books – Gear Patrol
Good Reads Popular Exploration Books – Goodreads
Goodreads 2 The Great Explorers (140 books) – Goodreads
Imagination Soup A Wanderlust Celebration! Children’s Books with Geography and …
Kora The ultimate list of women’s adventure books | Women’s history month …
Mark Horrell 5 great books about mountain exploration – Mark Horrell
Matadorn Network 20 of the most important travel books written by women – Matador …
Mens Journal The 50 Greatest Adventure Books – Men’s Journal
MPORA The 10 Best Survival Books Which All Would-Be Adventurers Should …
National Geographic Explorers Recommend – National Geographic Society
Outside Online Essential Books for the Well-Read Explorer | Outside Online
Quixote Expeditions Best Antarctica Books – Quixote Expeditions
The Guardian Max Jones’s top 10 books about exploration | Books | The Guardian
Thought Catalog 7 Incredible Books On Exploration That Will Fuel Your Wanderlust …
UTAS The Explorer’s Top Ten: Tasmanian Books for Every Traveller’s Hand …