Biography & Memoir

The Best Books And Biographies About Explorers

“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 Explorer” 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.

Happy Scrolling!



Top 28 Books About Explorers Of All-Time



28 .) A Walk in The Woods by Bill Bryson

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).



27 .) Arabian Sands by Wilfred Thesiger

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.



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

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.



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

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.



24 .) Farthest North by Fridtjof Nansen

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.



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

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.



22 .) My Journey to Lhasa by Alexandra David Neel

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.



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

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.



20 .) Terra Incognita by Sara Wheeler

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.



19 .) The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

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.



18 .) The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

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.



17 .) Travels with Myself and Another by Martha Gellhorn

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.



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

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!



15 .) In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin

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.



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

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.



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



12 .) Touching the Void by Joe Simpson

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.



11 .) Tracks by Robyn Davidson

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.



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

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.



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

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.



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

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.



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

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.



6 .) Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer

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.



5 .) Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

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.



4 .) Kon-Tiki by Thor Heyerdahl

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



3 .) West With The Night by Beryl Markham

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.



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

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.



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

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.




The 500+ Additional Best Books about Explorers And Adventurers



 

# Book Author Lists
(Titles Appear On 2 Lists Each)
29 1421: The Year China Discovered America Gavin Menzies Good Reads
Goodreads 2
30 A Cook’s Tour: Global Adventures in Extreme Cuisine Anthony Bourdain Book Riot
Mens Journal
31 A Field Guide to Getting Lost Rebecca Solnit Book Riot
Matadorn Network
32 A Sense of Direction Gideon Lewis-Kraus Book Riot
Gear Patrol
33 A Time of Gifts Patrick Leigh Fermor CN Traveler
Goodreads 2
34 Adrift: Seventy Six Days Lost At Sea Steven Callahan Art Of Manliness
Book Riot
35 Alive Piers Paul Read Art Of Manliness
MPORA
36 Barrow’s Boys: The Original Extreme Adventurers: A Stirring Story of Daring Fortitude and Outright Lunacy Fergus Fleming Good Reads
Goodreads 2
37 Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth Brian Dickinson Good Reads
MPORA
38 Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before Tony Horwitz Good Reads
Goodreads 2
39 Brazilian Adventure Peter Fleming Art Of Manliness
Goodreads 2
40 Desert Solitaire Edward Abbey Gear Patrol
Outside Online
41 Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert Book Bub
Book Riot
42 Four Corners: A Journey into The Heart of Papua New Guinea Kira Salak Book Riot
Matadorn Network
43 Full Tilt: Ireland to India with a Bicycle Dervla Murphy Kora
Matadorn Network
44 Great Plains Ian Frazier CN Traveler
Outside Online
45 High Adventure: The True Story of the First Ascent of Everest Edmund Hillary Art Of Manliness
Book Riot
46 Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition Paul Watson Good Reads
Goodreads 2
47 In A Sunburned Country Book Riot
CN Traveler
48 In Search of King Solomon’s Mines Tahir Shah Book Riot
Gear Patrol
49 In Trouble Again Redmond O’Hanlon CN Traveler
Gear Patrol
50 Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley & Livingstone Martin Dugard Art Of Manliness
Good Reads
51 Into the Heart of the Sea Nathaniel Philbrick Art Of Manliness
Gear Patrol
52
Into the Silence: The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest
Atlas & Boots
Good Reads
53 Mawson’s Will: The Greatest Polar Survival Story Ever Written Lennard Bickel Art Of Manliness
Good Reads
54 Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found Book Riot
CN Traveler
55 Old Glory Jonathan Raban CN Traveler
Outside Online
56 Savage Summit Kora
Kora
57 Scott and Amundsen Roland Huntford Goodreads 2
Quixote Expeditions
58 Sea of Glory: America’s Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 Nathaniel Philbrick Good Reads
Goodreads 2
59 South: The Endurance Expedition Ernest Shackleton Art Of Manliness
Book Riot
60 South: the Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition, 1914-1917 Ernest Shackleton Good Reads
The Guardian
61
Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
Book Riot
Kora
62 The Blue Nile Alan Moorehead Good Reads
Goodreads 2
63 The Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons John Wesley Powell Art Of Manliness
Goodreads 2
64 The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narratives Christopher Columbus Art Of Manliness
Goodreads 2
65 The Great Railway Bazaar Paul Theroux CN Traveler
Gear Patrol
66 The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom Slavomir Rawicz CN Traveler
MPORA
67 The Mountains of My Life Walter Bonatti Atlas & Boots
Outside Online
68 The Nomad: The Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt Isabelle Eberhardt CN Traveler
Matadorn Network
69 The Right Stuff Tom Wolfe Mens Journal
The Guardian
70 The River of Doubt Explorers Pasage
Good Reads
71 The Snow Leopard Peter Matthiessen Gear Patrol
Outside Online
72 The South Pole Roald Amundsen Five Books
Quixote Expeditions
73 The Terror Dan Simmons Good Reads
Goodreads 2
74 The Travels of Marco Polo Marco Polo Art Of Manliness
Goodreads 2
75 The Travels of Sir John Mandeville CN Traveler
The Guardian
76 The Valley of the Assassins Freya Stark Kora
Matadorn Network
77 The White Nile Alan Moorehead Good Reads
Goodreads 2
78 Through the Brazilian Wilderness Theodore Roosevelt Art Of Manliness
Gear Patrol
79 Travels in West Africa Mary Henrietta Kingsley Kora
Matadorn Network
80 Travels With Charley John Steinbeck Book Riot
Gear Patrol
81 Voyage of the Beagle Charles Darwin Good Reads
Goodreads 2
82
Wanderlust: A Love Affair With Five Continents
Book Riot
Book Riot
83 Young Men and Fire Norman Maclean Gear Patrol
Outside Online
(Titles Appear On 1 Lists Each)
84 100 Walks in Tasmania UTAS
85
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
Good Reads
86 1607: A New Look at Jamestown Karen Lange and Ira Block.
Delightful Childrens Books
87 30,000 Leagues Undersea: True Tales of a Submariner and Deep Submergence Pilot Tom Vetter Goodreads 2
88 A Barbarian in Asia CN Traveler
89 A Corkscrew is Most Useful: The Travellers of Empire Nicholas Murray Goodreads 2
90 A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space Libby Jackson with artwork from the students of London College of Communication Book Trust
91 A Girl in the Karpathians Kora
92 A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains Kora
93
A Land So Strange: The Epic Journey of Cabeza de Vaca
Good Reads
94 A Man On the Moon: Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts Andrew Chaikin Art Of Manliness
95 A Passage to India E. M. Forster Book Bub
96 A Picture Book of Lewis and Clark Fatherly
97 A Small Place Jamaica Kincaid Matadorn Network
98 A Teacup in a Storm: An Explorer’s Guide to Life Mick Conefrey Book Trust
99 A Thousand Miles Up the Nile Kora
100 A View of the World CN Traveler
101 A Voyage Long and Strange: On the Trail of Vikings, Conquistadors, Lost Colonists, and Other Adventurers in Early America Tony Horwitz Goodreads 2
102
A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World
Good Reads
103 A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions James Clark Ross Five 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
106 Across the Wide Missouri Bernard DeVoto Goodreads 2
107 Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca Goodreads 2
108 African Savanna National Geographic
109 African Savanna Community Web National Geographic
110 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll Book Bub
111 All Africans under the Skin National Geographic
112 Almost Somewhere: Twenty-Eight Days on the John Muir Trail Suzanne Roberts Matadorn Network
113
Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
Good Reads
114 Amber Case: We’re Already Cyborgs National Geographic
115 Amelia 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
117 Amy Johnson: Queen of the Air Kora
118 An African in Greenland Book Riot
119 Animal Adaptations in the Ocean National Geographic
120
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Book Riot
121 Annapurna Maurice Herzog Art Of Manliness
122
Annapurna South Face: The Classic Account of Survival
Atlas & Boots
123
Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak
Atlas & Boots
124 Ansichten der Natur Alexander von Humboldt Goodreads 2
125
Ant Egg Soup: Adventures of a Food Tourist in Laos
Book Riot
126 Antarctica Kim Stanley Robinson Quixote Expeditions
127 Antarctica: Or, Two years amongst the ice of the South Pole Otto Nordenskjold Quixote Expeditions
128 Arctic Dreams Barry Lopez Outside Online
129
Around the World in Eighty Dates: What if Mr. Right isn’t Mr. Right Here, A True Story
Book Riot
130 Around the World in Eighty Days Jules Verne Book 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
134 Assassination Vacation Book 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
137 Atlas of Adventures Fatherly
138 Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life William Finnegan MPORA
139 Baudolino Umberto Eco Goodreads 2
140
Be Brave, Be Strong: A Journey Across the Great Divide
Book Riot
141 Below the Convergence Alan Gurney Quixote Expeditions
142 Berserk: My Voyage to the Antarctic in a Twenty-Seven-Foot Sailboat David Mercy Goodreads 2
143 Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: John Wesley Powell and the Second Opening of the West Wallace Stegner Goodreads 2
144 Beyond the Mountain Book Riot
145 Big Chief Elizabeth: The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America Giles Milton Goodreads 2
146 Black Lamb and Grey Falcon CN Traveler
147
Braving It: A Father, A Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild
Book Riot
148 Breaking Trail: A Climbing Life Book Riot
149 Bright Paradise: Victorian Scientific Travellers Peter Raby Goodreads 2
150
Buried in the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2’s Deadliest Day
Atlas & Boots
151 Cabeza de Vaca’s Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca Art 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
154 Captain Cook: Master of the Seas Frank McLynn Goodreads 2
155 Captain Cook: The Seaman’s Seaman – A study of the great discoverer [Classic Biography] Alan Villiers Goodreads 2
156 Captain John Smith: Writings (2007) CN Traveler
157 Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton Edward Rice Goodreads 2
158 Catfish and Mandala Book Riot
159 Chasing the Monsoon CN Traveler
160 Chasing the Sea CN Traveler
161 Children’s Activity Atlas Imagination Soup
162 Coasting : A Private Voyage Book Riot
163
Cold Antler Farm: A Memoir of Growing Food and Celebrating Life on a Scrappy Six-Acre Homestead
Book Riot
164 Columbus: The Four Voyages Good Reads
165 Coming into the Country John McPhee Outside Online
166 Cross Country CN Traveler
167 Dakota: A Spiritual Geography Book Riot
168 Dark Star Safari CN Traveler
169
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident
Atlas & Boots
170 Death in the Long Grass Peter Hathaway Capstick Art Of Manliness
171 Deep South UTAS
172 Deep-Sea Decisions National Geographic
173 Deep-Sea Submersible Pilot Erika Bergman National Geographic
174
Deer Hunting in Paris: A Memoir of God, Guns and Game Meat
Book Riot
175 Delancey Book Riot
176 Democracy in America CN Traveler
177
Denali’s Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America’s Wildest Peak
Atlas & Boots
178 Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods Christine Byl Matadorn Network
179 Discoveries 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 Prussia Carl Richard Lepsius Goodreads 2
180 Dogs of God: Columbus, the Inquisition, and the Defeat of the Moors James Reston Jr. Goodreads 2
181 Don Quixote Miguel de Cervantes Book Bub
182
Doodle Adventures: The Search for Slimy Space Slugs!
Imagination Soup
183 Douglas Freshfield Round Kangchenjunga Mark Horrell
184 Down and Out in Paris and London CN Traveler
185 Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell’s 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy Through the Grand Canyon Edward Dolnick Goodreads 2
186 Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman’s Skiff CN Traveler
187 Dust Tracks on a Road Kora
188 Eating Dirt Book Riot
189 Education National Geographic
190 Edward Whymper Travels Amongst the Great Andes of the Equator Mark Horrell
191 Egyptian Diaries Jean-François Champollion Goodreads 2
192 Encounter Jane Yolen and David Shannon.
Delightful Childrens Books
193 Endurance F.A. Worsley Outside Online
194 environment National Geographic
195 Eothen CN Traveler
196 Epigrams National Geographic
197 Eric Shipton Blank on the Map Mark Horrell
198 Everest the Cruel Way Atlas & Boots
199 Expedition to the Zambesi: The Zambesi River and Its Tributaries David Livingstone Goodreads 2
200 explorers National Geographic
201
Explorers of the Nile: The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure
Good Reads
202 Exploring Ponds and Vernal Pools National Geographic
203 Exterminate All the Brutes” CN Traveler
204
Far Appalachia: Following the New River North
Book Riot
205 Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook Martin Dugard Art Of Manliness
206 Fatu-Hiva: Back to Nature Thor Heyerdahl Goodreads 2
207 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas CN Traveler
208 Fighter Pilot Paul Richey Gear Patrol
209
Find a Way: The Inspiring Story of One Woman’s Pursuit of a Lifelong Dream
Book Riot
210 Find Your Local Library National Geographic
211 First To The Top Fatherly
212 Flat Stanley’s Worldwide Adventures series Imagination Soup
213 Follow the Dream Peter Sis.
Delightful Childrens Books
214 Forgotten Footprints: Lost stories in the discovery of Antarctica John Harrison Quixote Expeditions
215 France 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 Canada Francis Parkman Goodreads 2
216 From a Chinese City CN Traveler
217
Frozen in Time: The Fate of the Franklin Expedition
Good Reads
218 Full Circle Kora
219
Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World’s Most Wanted Hacker
Book Riot
220 Giovanni Belzoni: Strong Man, Egyptologist Colin Clair Goodreads 2
221 Going Solo Roald Dahl Gear Patrol
222
Gorge: My Journey Up Killimanjaro at 300 Pounds
Book Riot
223 Grandma Gatewood’s Walk Kora
224
Greetings From Somewhere The Mystery of the Mosaic
Imagination Soup
225 Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift Book Bub
226 Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter Book Riot
227 Happy Birthday, Sylvia Earle National Geographic
228 Hasty Pudding: Cooking in Colonial America Loretta Frances Ichord and Jan Davey Ellis.
Delightful Childrens Books
229 Healthy Beaches National 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
231 High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places David Breashears Art Of Manliness
232 Hindoo Holiday CN Traveler
233 History of the Conquest of Peru William H. Prescott Goodreads 2
234 How Not to Run a B&B Book Riot
235 HW Tilman Snow on the Equator Mark Horrell
236 I See by My Outfit CN Traveler
237
Il Bel Centro: A Year in The Beautiful Center
Book Riot
238 In Brightest Africa Carl Akeley Gear Patrol
239 In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors Doug Stanton Art Of Manliness
240 In Siberia Colin Thubron Goodreads 2
241 In the Country of Country CN 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
244 India: A Million Mutinies Now CN Traveler
245 Into the Heart of Borneo Redmond O’Hanlon Mens Journal
246 Iron & Silk CN Traveler
247 Jaguars Ripped My Flesh Book Riot
248 Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man Dale Peterson Goodreads 2
249 Join a Book Club National Geographic
250 Journey Aaron Becker Book Trust
251 Journey to Portugal CN Traveler
252 Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival Yossi Ghinsberg Art Of Manliness
253
Just a Little Run Around the World: 5 Years, 3 Packs of Wolves and 53 Pairs of Shoes
Kora
254 K2: The Savage Mountain Charles S Houston & Robert H. Bates Art Of Manliness
255 King Solomon’s Mines (Allan Quatermain, #1) H. Rider Haggard Goodreads 2
256 Klondike Explorers Pasage
257 Lady Duff Gordon’s Letters from Egypt Kora
258 Last Hours on Everest Graham Hoyland Goodreads 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
262 Lewis and Clark George Sullivan Goodreads 2
263 Life and Death in the Andes: On the Trail of Bandits, Heroes, and Revolutionaries Kim MacQuarrie Goodreads 2
264
Life Is a Wheel: Memoirs of a Bike-Riding Obituarist
Book Riot
265 Life on the Mississippi CN Traveler
266 Logbook for Grace Robert Cushman Murphy Quixote Expeditions
267 Lois on the Loose Kora
268 London Perceived CN Traveler
269 Lonely Planet Antarctica Quixote Expeditions
270 Lonely Planet Tasmania UTAS
271
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Good Reads
272 Love your kora or your money back. Kora
273 Lucy’s Child: The Discovery of a Human Ancestor Donald C. Johanson Goodreads 2
274 Macaulay’s Essays on Clive and Hastings Thomas Babington Macaulay Goodreads 2
275 Madness, Betrayal and the Lash: The Epic Voyage of Captain George Vancouver Stephen R. Bown Goodreads 2
276 Magellan’s Voyage: A Narrative Account of the First Circumnavigation Antonio Pigafetta Goodreads 2
277
Maidens’ Trip: A Wartime Adventure on the Grand Union Canal
Kora
278 Mani Patrick Leigh Fermor Gear Patrol
279 Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu Good Reads
280 Mason & Dixon Thomas Pynchon Goodreads 2
281 Maurice Herzog Annapurna Mark Horrell
282 Mayflower 1620: A New Look at a Pilgrim Voyage Plimouth Plantation, National Geographic.
Delightful Childrens Books
283 Measuring the World Daniel Kehlmann Goodreads 2
284
Meeting Faith: The Forest Journals of a Black Buddhist Nun
Book Riot
285 Miles From Nowhere: A Round The World Bicycle Adventure Barbara Savage Matadorn Network
286 Moby-Dick Herman Melville Book Bub
287 Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 Fatherly
288 Mountaineering: Freedom of the Hills Atlas & Boots
289 Museum of Human Beings Colin Sargent Goodreads 2
290 My Life as an Explorer Sven Hedin Art Of Manliness
291
My Paris Dream: An Education in Style, Slang and Seduction in the Great City on the Seine
Book Riot
292 My Salinger Year Book Riot
293 My Siberian Year Kora
294
My Story as an American Au Paire in the Loir Valley
Book Riot
295 My Travel Journal Imagination Soup
296
Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: The Great Mountaineering Classic
Atlas & Boots
297 Narrative of Sojourner Truth Kora
298 Nathaniel’s Nutmeg: How One Man’s Courage Changed the Course of History Giles Milton Goodreads 2
299 Nature Writings: The Story of My Boyhood and Youth / My First Summer in the Sierra / The Mountains of California / Stickeen / Essays John Muir Goodreads 2
300 News from Tartary CN Traveler
301 NG Live: The Tech Lab National Geographic
302 No Hurry To Get Home Emily Hahn Matadorn 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
305 No Place for a Lady: Tales of Adventurous Women Travelers Barbara Hodgson Goodreads 2
306
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World’s 14 Highest Peaks
Atlas & Boots
307 No Way Down: Life and Death on K2 Atlas & Boots
308 Notes from the Century Before CN Traveler
309
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Book Riot
310 Of Whales and Men R. B Robertson Art Of Manliness
311 On Horseback Through Asia Minor Frederick Burnaby Art Of Manliness
312
On Mount Hood: A Biography of Oregon’s Perilous Peak
Atlas & Boots
313 On The Ice: An Intimate Portrait of Life at McMurdo Station, Antarctica Gretchen Legler Matadorn 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
316 Out and About: A First Book of Poems Shirley Hughes Book Trust
317 P.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
320 Persian Pictures Kora
321 Pilgrim Cat Carol 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
324 Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea Book Riot
325 Queen Bess Kora
326 Race the Wild series Imagination Soup
327 Race to the South Pole Imagination Soup
328 Rain Forest Relay Imagination Soup
329 Raven’s Exile: A Season on the Green River Ellen Meloy Matadorn Network
330 Recipe for Adventure #1 Naples! Imagination Soup
331 Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen’s Ghost Ship Martin W. Sandler Goodreads 2
332 Return to Babylon: Travelers, Archaeologists, and Monuments in Mesopotamia Brian M. Fagan Goodreads 2
333 Riding the Iron Rooster CN Traveler
334
River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana’s Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon
Good Reads
335 River of Doubt Candice Millard Thought Catalog
336 River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze Book Riot
337 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Book Bub
338 Rock and Roses Book Riot
339 Rome and a Villa CN Traveler
340 Roughing It CN Traveler
341 Running the Amazon Joe Kane Outside Online
342 Sailing Alone Around the World Captain Joshua Slocum Outside Online
343 Samuel Eaton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Boy Kate Waters and Russ Kendall.
Delightful Childrens Books
344 Samurai William: The Englishman Who Opened Japan Giles Milton Goodreads 2
345 Sandstorms: Days and Nights in Arabia CN Traveler
346 Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl Kate Waters and Russ Kendall.
Delightful Childrens Books
347 Savanna Showdown Imagination Soup
348 Sea and Sardinia CN Traveler
349
Self-Made Man: One Woman’s Year Disguised as a Man
Book Riot
350 Seven Years in Tibet Book Riot
351 Sex, Botany, and Empire: The Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks Patricia Fara Goodreads 2
352 Shackleton Roland Huntford Goodreads 2
353 Shackleton’s Journey William Grill Book Trust
354 Shackletons Boat Journey Frank Worsley Quixote Expeditions
355 Shah of Shahs CN Traveler
356 Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis Timothy Egan Goodreads 2
357 Siren Land CN Traveler
358 Six Months in the Sandwich Islands: Among Hawaii’s Palm Groves, Coral Reefs and Volcanoes Isabella L. Bird Matadorn Network
359 Skating to Antarctica CN Traveler
360 Skeletons on the Zahara Dean King Art Of Manliness
361
Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen
Book Riot
362 Slouching Towards Bethlehem Joan Didion The Guardian
363 Slowly Down the Ganges CN 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
367 South Ernest Shackleton Quixote Expeditions
368
South of Haunted Dreams: A Ride Through Slavery’s Old Back Yard
Book Riot
369 Southern Baroque Art CN Traveler
370 Southern Lights John Rymill Quixote Expeditions
371 Space Below My Feet Book Riot
372 Squanto’s Journey: The Story of the First Thanksgiving Joseph 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
374 Survivors David Long Book Trust
375 Tales from the Queen of the Desert Gertrude Bell Goodreads 2
376 Tapenum’s Day: A Wapanoag Indian Boy in Pilgrim Times Kate Waters and Russ Kendall.
Delightful Childrens Books
377 Tarzan of the Apes Edgar Rice Burroughs Book Bub
378 Tasmanian Trail UTAS
379 The A-Z of Convicts in Van Diemen’s Land UTAS
380
The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors
Book Riot
381 The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain Book Bub
382 The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909 Pierre Berton Goodreads 2
383 The Art of Eating M.F.K. Fisher Thought Catalog
384 The Art of Travel Alain de Botton Gear Patrol
385 The Aviator’s Wife Melanie Benjamin Goodreads 2
386 The Beach Alex Garland Book Bub
387
The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer: Close Encounters with Strangers
Book Riot
388 The Birthday Boys Beryl Bainbridge Goodreads 2
389 The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty Caroline Alexander Goodreads 2
390 The Call of the Wild Jack London Book Bub
391 The City Of Light: The Hidden Journal of the Man Who Entered China Four Years Before Marco Polo Jacob D’Ancona Goodreads 2
392 The Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest Atlas & Boots
393 The Condition of the Working Class in England Friedrich Engels The Guardian
394 The Conquest of New Spain Bernal Díaz del Castillo Goodreads 2
395 The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas Book 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
398 The Darkest Jungle: The True Story of the Darien Expedition and America’s Ill-Fated Race to Connect the Seas Todd Balf Art Of Manliness
399 The Devil’s Cup Stewart Lee Allen Thought 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
402 The Discovery of the Americas Betsy Maestro and Giulio Maestro.
Delightful Childrens Books
403 The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen Howard Carter Goodreads 2
404 The Emperor CN Traveler
405
The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition
Good Reads
406 The Essential Lewis and Clark Landon Y. Jones Goodreads 2
407 The Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific: As Told Selections of His Own Journals 1768-1779 The Guardian
408 The Explorer Katherine Rundell Book Trust
409 The Fearful Void CN Traveler
410 The Field Guide to Tasmanian Produce UTAS
411 The First Crossing of Greenland Fridtjof Nansen Five Books
412 The Florida of the Inca Inca Garcilaso de la Vega Goodreads 2
413 The Frozen Deep Wilkie Collins Goodreads 2
414 The Gates of Africa: Death, Discovery, and the Search for Timbuktu Anthony Sattin Goodreads 2
415
The Ghosts of K2: The Epic Saga of the First Ascent
Atlas & Boots
416 The Gold of Troy Pierre Stephen Robert Payne Goodreads 2
417 The Great Voyages of Zheng He Fatherly
418 The Green Hills of Africa Ernest Hemingway Gear Patrol
419 The Histories CN Traveler
420 The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkien Book Bub
421
The Hundred Year Walk: An Armenian Oddysey
Book Riot
422 The Ice Master Good Reads
423 The Impossible Country CN Traveler
424
The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World
Good Reads
425 The Journals James Cook Goodreads 2
426 The Kid Who Climbed Everest Bear Grylls Art Of Manliness
427 The Kingdom Explorers Pasage
428 The Kon-Tiki Expedition Explorers Pasage
429 The Last Expedition Charles Pearson Thought Catalog
430 The Last Journals of David Livingstone in Central Africa from 1865 to His Death, edited Horace Waller The 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
434 The Life of Gordon, Major-General, R. E., C. B: Turkish field-Marshal, Grand Cordon Medjidieh, and Pasha; Chinese Titu (Field-Marshal), Yellow Jacket Order Demetrius Charles De Kavanagh Boulger Goodreads 2
435 The Living Mountain Kora
436 The Long Way Bernard Moitessier Outside Online
437 The Lost City of the Monkey God Good Reads
438 The Lycian Shore CN Traveler
439 The Making of MONA UTAS
440 The Man Eaters of Kumaon Jim Corbett Art Of Manliness
441 The Man Eaters of Tsavo Colonel Henry Patterson Art Of Manliness
442
The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage
Good Reads
443 The Marsh Arabs Wilfred Thesiger Art Of Manliness
444 The Martian Good Reads
445
The Ministry of Guidance Invites You To Not Stay: An American Family in Iran
Book Riot
446 The Motorcycle Diaries Book Riot
447 The Muses Are Heard CN Traveler
448
The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches
CN Traveler
449 The New Granta Book of Travel Gear Patrol
450 The North-West Passage Roald Amundsen Five Books
451 The Odyssey Homer Book Bub
452 The Origin of Species Charles Darwin Goodreads 2
453 The Pale Abyssinian Miles Bredin Goodreads 2
454 The Pillars of Hercules CN Traveler
455 The Pine Barrens CN Traveler
456 The Piri Reis Map of 1513 Gregory C. McIntosh Goodreads 2
457 The Places in Between CN Traveler
458 The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club Alex Bell Book Trust
459 The Pursuit of the Pesky Pizza Pirate! Imagination Soup
460 The Race for Timbuktu: In Search of Africa’s City of Gold Frank Kryza Art Of Manliness
461 The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code Margalit Fox Goodreads 2
462 The Rings of Saturn CN Traveler
463
The River War: An Historical Account of the Reconquest of the Sudan
CN Traveler
464 The Road Cormac McCarthy MPORA
465 The Road to Oxiana CN Traveler
466 The Road to Ubar: Finding the Atlantis of the Sands Nicholas Clapp Goodreads 2
467 The Rugged Road Kora
468 The Sea Runners Ivan Doig Mens Journal
469 The Sewing Circle of Herat Kora
470
The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific
Book Riot
471 The Songlines CN Traveler
472 The South American Tour Kora
473 The Spirit of St. Louis Charles Lindbergh Gear Patrol
474 The Storied Ice Joan Boothe Quixote Expeditions
475 The Swiss Family Robinson Johann David Wyss Book 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
478 The Travels of Ibn Battutah Ibn Battutah Goodreads 2
479 The Tutankhamun Deception: The True Story of the Mummy’s Curse Gerald O’Farrell Goodreads 2
480 The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America Anonymous Art Of Manliness
481 The Voyage of the Beagle Charles Darwin Gear Patrol
482 The Voyage of the Pourquois-Pas J B Charcot Quixote Expeditions
483 The Voyages of Jacques Cartier Jacques Cartier Goodreads 2
484 The Way of the World Nicholas Bouvier Gear Patrol
485 The White Spider Atlas & Boots
486 The Wild Places Book Riot
487
The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe
Book Riot
488
The Wright Brothers: How They Invented The Airplane
Fatherly
489 The Year of Decision 1846 Bernard DeVoto Goodreads 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
493 Thin Places: A Pilgrimage Home Book Riot
494 This Thing of Darkness Harry Thompson Goodreads 2
495 Through Town and Jungle Kora
496 Thru-Hiking Will Break Your Heart Book Riot
497 TIE: Alive Piers Paul Read Outside Online
498 To a Distant Island CN 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
500 To the Edge of the World: Book I Harry Thompson Goodreads 2
501 Tom Crean’s Rabbit: A True Story from Scott’s Last Voyage Meredith Hooper Book Trust
502 Touching My Father’s Soul: A Sherpa’s Journey to the Top of Everest Jamling Tenzing Norgay Art Of Manliness
503 Travels and Other Writings William Bartram Goodreads 2
504 Travels in Arabia Deserta CN Traveler
505 Travels in the Interior of Africa CN Traveler
506 Travels into the Interior of Africa Mungo Park Goodreads 2
507 Travels Through France and Italy CN Traveler
508 Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes CN Traveler
509 Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson Book Bub
510 Trespassers on the Roof of the World Peter Hopkirk Art Of Manliness
511
Trespassing Across America: One Man’s Epic, Never-Been-Done-Before (and Sort of Illegal) Hike Across the Heartland
Book Riot
512 Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere Jan Morris Matadorn Network
513 Troy and Its Remains: A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries Made on the Site of Ilium and in the Trojan Plain Heinrich Schliemann Goodreads 2
514 True North: Peary, Cook, and the Race to the Pole Bruce Henderson Art Of Manliness
515 Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Good Reads
516
Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery
Book Riot
517 Under the Tuscan Sun: A Home in Italy Book Riot
518 Upton Sinclair Dies National Geographic
519 Video Night in Kathmandu Pico Iyer Gear Patrol
520
Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North
Book Riot
521
What I Talk About When I Talk about Running
Book Riot
522
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding
Book Riot
523 Where’d You Go Bernadette, Maria Semple Quixote Expeditions
524 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Book Riot
525 White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic Stephen R. Bown Goodreads 2
526 Who Was Ferdinand Magellan Fatherly
527 Wilderness Act is Signed into Law National Geographic
528
Without You, There is No Us: My Time with The Sons of North Korea’s Elite
Book Riot
529 Wrong About Japan CN Traveler
530 Year of Yes Book Riot
531
Yoga Bitch: One Woman’s Quest to Conquer Skepticism, Cynicism and Cigarettes on the Path to Enlightenment
Book Riot
532 You Wouldn’t Want to Be a Viking Explorer Imagination Soup


25 Best Books About Explorers and Exploring Sources/Lists



Source Article
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
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