Adventure on the sea, in the sea, and down rivers
Adrift : 76 days lost at sea
Call Number: 910.091631 CAL
Publication Date: 1986
The title says it all! 76 days lost at sea -- no food, sharks, and isolation. This is survival extreme.
Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic voyage
Call Number: 919.8904 ALE
Publication Date: 1998
Shackleton's ship, The Endurance, is crushed in the ever-thickening ice of the Antartic and he and his crew take to the frozen barren land this well-known harrowing tale.
In the heart of the sea : the tragedy of the whaleship Essex
Call Number: 910.9164 Phi
It's man versus whale in the story of the whaling vessel that inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick.
Other Side of the Ice
Call Number: 910.9163 THE
Since Roald Amundsen completed the first successful crossing of the fabled Northwest Passage in 1906, only twenty-four pleasure craft have followed in his wake. Theobald embarked on a journey from his home port of Newport, Rhode Island,through the Passage and around Alaska to Seattle - an 8,500-mile trek filled with constant danger from ice, polar bears,and severe weather.
River of Doubt : Theodore Roosevelt's darkest journey
Call Number: Bio ROOSEVELT
Publication Date: 2005
Adventure is never far from our 26th president, Theodore Roosevelt, but this time maybe even he had more than he could handle.
Shadow Divers : the true adventure of two Americans who risked everything to solve one of the last mysteries of World War II
Call Number: 940.5451 KUR
Publication Date: 2004
You'll be gasping for air as you follow these men into the depths of the sea.
Titanic Survivor : the newly discovered memoirs of Violet Jessop who survived both the Titanic and Brittanic disasters
Call Number: 363.123 JES
Publication Date: 1997
One woman, two shipwrecks, and a lot of luck.
Trial by ice : the true story of murder and survival on the 1871 Polaris expedition
Call Number: 919.804 PAR
Publication Date: 1999
Here's the shivering story of the doomed expedition of the Polaris - the U.S.'s first attempt at a Northwest Passage.
Adventures on Land
Alive! : the story of the Andes survivors
Call Number: 982 Rea
The unforgettable story of the Uruguayan rugby team that survive a plane crash and find themselves stranded in the Andes.
Between a rock and a hard place
Call Number: Bio Ralston
The book behind the movie '127 hours'. A young man slowly saws off his own arm when after it is pinned beneath an 800lb boulder.
Buried in the Sky
Call Number: 796.522 ZUC
In August 2008, when eleven climbers lost their lives on K2, the world's most dangerous peak, two Sherpas survived. They had emerged from poverty and political turmoil to become two of the most skillful mountaineers on earth.
Into the Wild
Call Number: 917.9804 KRA
Chris McCandless drops out of society to live in the backwoods of Alaska in an abandoned bus. He doesn't survive and this book is Krakauer's attempt to see what went wrong.
Into Thin Air
Call Number: 796.522 KRA
Once you reach the top of the world anything can happen. Krakauer delves into what really did happen an ill-fated day in 1996
Lost City of Z : a deadly tale of obsession in the Amazon
Call Number: 918.11046 GRA
Danger abounds as author Grann follows in the footsteps of an explorer gone missing in 1925 looking for a legendary lost city.
Swimming with piranhas at feeding time : my life doing dumb stuff with animals
Call Number: 590 Con
The title says it all!
The Ledge : an adventure story of friendship and survival on Mount Rainier
Call Number: 796.522 Dav
The Snake Charmer : life and death in pursuit of knowledge
Call Number: 597.96 Jam
On a snake hunting trip deep in the jungles of Burma, herpetologist Joe Slowinski makes a fatal mistake.
To the Last Breath
Call Number: B SLAKEY
Turn Right at Machu Picchu : rediscovering the lost city one step at a time
Call Number: 985.37 Ada
Walking the Amazon
Call Number: 918.11 STA
A riveting account of one man’s history-making journey along the entire length of the Amazon—and through the most bio-diverse habitat on Earth.
Whatever you do, don't run : true tales of a Botswana safari guide
Call Number: 916.883 All
A laugh-out-loud fish-out-of water tale of a 19-year old Australian who finds himself as a safari guide in Botswana.
Call Number: B STRAYED
A powerful, blazingly honest, inspiring memoir: the story of a 1,100 mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe--and built her back up again.
Wild Trees : a story of passion and daring
Call Number: 585.509 PRE
You'll never look at a tree the same again once you join this band of tree scientists and rogues in the otherworldy tops of giant trees.
The Old Ways
Call Number: 914.2 MAC
Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, and of pilgrimage and ritual.
Will to live : dispatches from the edge of survival
Call Number: 613.69
TV's Survivorman recounts inspiring stories of survival and courage.
The Vast Unknown
Call Number: 796.522 COB
Into the Abyss
Call Number: 613.69 SHA
Only four men survived the plane crash. The pilot. A politician. A cop... and the criminal he was shackled to. On an icy night in October 1984, a commuter plane carrying nine passengers crashed in the remote wilderness of northern Alberta, killing six people. 4 Survived.
Adventures underground or in the air
33 men : inside the miraculous survival and dramatic rescue of the Chilean miners
Call Number: 363.119 Fra
Trapped deep underground for more than nine weeks, 33 men gripped the nation as the world struggled to get them out alive.
Blind descent : the quest to find the deepest place on earth
Call Number: 795.525 TAB
This book is deep, really deep. Find out what happens when you lose your only source of light when you're deep down underground.
Lost in Shangri-la : a true story of survival, adventure and the most incredible rescue mission of World War II
Call Number: 940.548 ZUC
Stranded deep in a jungle full of cannibalistic tribes, three airplane crash survivors struggle to get out alive.
Lost Moon : the perilous voyage of Apollo 13
Lowell and his crew on board Apollo 13 are stranded, losing oxygen and without heat after a disasterous electrical problem on their space shuttle. Nail-biting, even for those who already know the ending.
Nine minutes, twenty seconds : the tragedy and triumph of ASA flight 529
Call Number: 363.12465 Pom
This white-knuckler recounts the nine minutes and twenty seconds that elapse from an airplane's distress until its crash into the countryside of Georgia. Nineteen people survived to tell about it.
Reach for the skies : ballooning, birdmen and blasting into space
Call Number: 629.1 BRA
Mogul Branson recounts the courageous and inspiring stories of the daredevils of the sky.
The Map of My Dead Pilots
Call Number: 387.7092 MON
The Map of My Dead Pilotsis about flying, pilots, and Alaska—and, more specifically, about those pilots who take death-defying risks in the Last Frontier and sometimes pay the price.
West with the Night
Call Number: Bio MARKHAM
This is Markham's account of her singular accomplishment -- being the first person to fly West to East across the Atlantic.