Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)

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Robinson Crusoe

“The sole survivor of a shipwreck, Robinson Crusoe is washed up on a desert island. In his journal he chronicles his daily battle to stay alive, as he conquers isolation, fashions shelter and clothes, enlists the help of a native islander who he names ‘Friday,’ and fights off cannibals and mutineers. Written in an age of exploration and enterprise, it has been variously interpreted as an embodiment of British imperialist values, as a portrayal of ‘natural man,’ or as a moral fable. But above all is a brilliant narrative, depicting Crusoe’s transformation from terrified survivor to self-sufficient master of an island. Continue reading…

Journey of J.: Around the World in 557 Days, 1,017 Photos, and 291 Personal Notes (Jens Oliver Meiert)

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Journey of J.: Around the World in 557 Days, 1,017 Photos, and 291 Personal Notes

Journey of J. is a unique blend of photo journal and introspective diary, an unusual testament to 557 days of travel around the world. In this report, Jens Oliver Meiert shares 1,017 photographic impressions, and juxtaposes 291 personal observations. From simplified to deep, the result is a particular perspective at what happened in the traveler’s and adventurer’s life and in the 48 countries visited from 2013 to 2015.”

New Books Playground says: Journey of J.: Around the World in 557 Days, 1,017 Photos, and 291 Personal Notes is also one we don’t want to comment on as it’s the travel diary from one of ours ✨ Continue reading…

Around the World in Eighty Days (Jules Verne)

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Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days is one of the greatest adventure novels of all time by one of the greatest of all adventure novel writers, Jules Verne. It is the story of the eccentric English inventor Phileas Fogg who sets out to make it around the world in eighty days in order to win a bet. With his trusted French valet, Passepartout, Fogg hurries off in a mad dash around the world, encountering numerous obstacles and adventures along the way. Continue reading…

Nighthawk (The NUMA Files) (Clive Cussler & Graham Brown)

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Nighthawk (The NUMA Files)

“NUMA crew leaders Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala must beat the clock to stop the world’s most dazzling new technological advance from becoming mankind’s last in this action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling grand master of adventure.

When the most advanced aircraft ever designed vanishes over the South Pacific, Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala are drawn into a deadly contest to locate the fallen machine. Russia and China covet the radical technology, but the United States worries about a darker problem. Continue reading…

100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer (Jens Oliver Meiert)

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100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer

“This is the book that the most boring person would write when it found a life and had too much time at his hands. Meet Jens, a hectic, neurotic self-proclaimed adventurer, and his very individual account of one hundred different activities he’s tried over the last three years (2010−2013). From crocheting to security guard certifications to rafting, everything had a lesson, and these lessons are shared in this book. Expect the German answer to Winston Wolfe to explain how to live a life, in his own words.”

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