A Speck on the Sea: Epic Voyages in the Most Improbable by William H. Longyard

By William H. Longyard

A gripping compendium of noteworthy small-boat voyages revamped the centuries." --John Harland, writer of Seamanship within the Age of Sail

A Speck at the Sea chronicles the best ocean voyages tried within the littlest boats. those feats include:
• Diego Mendezs voyage to rescue Columbus
• William Okeley's break out from slavery in a folding rowboat
• Ernest Shackleton's death-cheating journeys
• And extra.

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Barrayar (Vorkosigan Saga, Book 7) by Lois McMaster Bujold

By Lois McMaster Bujold

Following her marriage to the infamous 'Butcher of Komarr', Lord Aral Vorkosigan, Captain Cordelia Naismith has develop into an outcast on her personal global. ailing of strive against and betrayal, she is able to cool down to a quiet existence on Barrayar, interrupted simply through the occasional ceremonial appearances required of the woman Vorkosigan. a minimum of, that used to be the plan...With the loss of life of the emperor, Aral has develop into Regent for the newborn inheritor to the throne of Barrayar, therefore making him - and his kinfolk - a goal for traitors and malcontents. It takes yet one lapse within the consistent, lethal video game of palace intrigue for issues to move extraordinarily incorrect. An assassination test at the younger emperor fails however the poison fuel used does discover a sufferer: the pregnant Cordelia. the woman Vorkosigan herself is unhurt, however the fuel heavily impacts the expansion and improvement in their unborn baby, Miles. Irreparable cell-damage implies that the inheritor to deal with Vorkosigan is born with bones which are, and may constantly be, unnaturally brittle, and he'll by no means stand taller than his mother's shoulder. yet what he lacks in power, the younger Miles greater than makes up for in spirit. Neither Aral nor Cordelia might be able to bet the half their fragile son is destined to play sooner or later of the empire...

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A Mile Down by David Vann

By David Vann

Paintings for you to hold operating. It appeared a proposition that can simply result in suicide. i wished to flee this. i wished to loose myself from the operating global and feature time to jot down. and that i sought after experience. Grendel may perhaps by no means loose me, yet this boat could.

David Vann has enjoyed boats all his lifestyles. So whilst his educational occupation seems caught within the doldrums, he leaps on the chance to begin an academic constitution company, instructing inventive writing workshops aboard a sailboat. yet a visit to Turkey sees him dreaming larger - and earlier than he is aware it, he's on the helm of his personal ninety-foot boat, working charters alongside the Turkish coast.

And right here his problems commence. Sinking deep into debt, and encountering every little thing from a misplaced rudder to freak storms, Vann is at the verge of wasting every thing - together with his life.

Part high-seas event, half trip of self-discovery, A Mile Down is a gripping and unforgettable tale of fight and redemption through a author on the most sensible of his game.

David Vann is an across the world bestselling writer released in nineteen languages. he's the winner of fifteen prizes and his books have seemed on seventy top Books lists in a dozen nations. he's a professor on the college of Warwick in England and lives in New Zealand 1/2 the year.


'David Vann has created a story of hubris and persistence that's either intriguing and fantastically written.' Keith Scribner

'A Mile Down will be a cautionary story for somebody who desires of the liberty of the excessive seas - if basically it wasn't so rattling exciting...' Stewart O'Nan, writer of Songs for the Missing

'At as soon as memoir, confession, go back and forth booklet and mystery, David Vann's A Mile Down is so vibrant and extreme you'll dread to determine it end...The booklet is an affidavit of ardour and braveness in lethal storms and scarier calms, of a guy wrestling together with his ghosts and presents within the very shadow of paradise.' Robert Morgan, writer of hole Creek

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Veteran (Veteran, Book 1) by Gavin G. Smith

By Gavin G. Smith

300 years in our destiny, in an international of alien infiltrators, spiritual hackers, an unlimited convoying kingdom of Nomads, urban sized orbital elevators, and a cyborg pirate king who believes himself to be a mythological demon Jakob is having a nasty day: "Nothing will get within the method of a hangover like being reactivated by means of your previous C.O and instructed to trace down an alien killing computing device. an identical form of killing computer that burnt up my complete squad. And now it's in my fatherland. My identify is Jakob Douglas, ex-special forces. I fought Them. similar to we've all been doing for 60 bloody years. yet i assumed my half in that used to be performed with. My boss has different rules. If I didn't locate the infiltrator then he'd allow the gray woman unfastened on me. And think me; even They've received not anything on her. So I took the task. It went to shit even swifter than common. And now I'm at the run with this teenage hacker who's had sufficient of prostitution. the one humans i will depend upon are looking to flip the web into God. And now it seems that They aren't rather what we'd all inspiration. I've been to the ground of the ocean and the pinnacle of the sky and past attempting to get to the reality. and that i nonetheless can't get a ways sufficient clear of the gray woman. All issues thought of I'd otherwise be again at domestic deep in a whiskey bottle." Veteran is a quick paced, intricately plotted violent SF mystery set in a depressing destiny opposed to the backdrop of a probably by no means finishing battle opposed to an unknowable and implacable alien enemy.

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Loamhedge (Redwall, Book 16) by Brian Jacques

By Brian Jacques

The 16th full-length Redwall novel sheds mild at the Abbey's historic origins in an exhilarating experience. Loamhedge, the abandoned Abbey, has been forgotten for numerous seasons. What secrets and techniques do its ruins carry? while it turns into transparent that wheelchair-bound Martha may be cured via a formulation buried there, outdated warriors are encouraged by way of the spirit of Martin the Warrior himself to head on a quest for the traditional Abbey-and 3 younger rebels are decided to compliment them. in the meantime, the enormous badger Lonna Bowstripe thirsts for vengeance as he relentlessly pursues Raga Bol and his murdering staff of Searats . . . who're on their solution to assault Redwall itself! The valiant Abbeybeasts needs to guard their domestic, yet how can they, whilst their boldest warriors are away on their quest? Will Redwall fall to vermin invaders ultimately?

an extraordinary glimpse into Redwall's background makes this quantity a memorable addition to Jacques' epic. fanatics are usually not upset, and new readers can be wanting to leap on board.

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Frommer's 500 Adrenaline Adventures by Lois Friedland, Marc Lallanilla, Jennifer Swetzoff, Charlie

By Lois Friedland, Marc Lallanilla, Jennifer Swetzoff, Charlie O’Malley

Frommer's 500 most sensible Adrenaline Adventures gains high-octane studies for either passionate tourists and event seekers. From dare-devil activities to hair-raising haunted homes to wacky and vague gala's and races, Frommer's bargains rules for a wide selection of adventures.  Chapters contain:

In the Air:  Hangliding, Bungee leaping & Ziplining

On the Water: Diving, Snorkeling & Whitewater Rafting

Mountains & Canyons:  snowboarding, skiing, Climbing & Hiking

Ground Adventures:  Mountain cycling, Motorcycling & Sand-surfing

Expeditions & Drives:  Safaris, River journeys & wilderness Treks

Adventure Camps:  Stuntman university, livestock Wrangling & Covert Ops

Races & Festivals:  Iditarod, Bay to Breakers & severe consuming Contests

With the Animals: Diving with Sharks, Canoeing with Hippos & Swimming with Dolphins

Offbeat Adventures:  Gloucester Cheese Roll & Tomato meals Fight

Rides, Spooks & Scares:  Haunted homes, Rollercoasters & Catacombs

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The Stainless Steel Rat Returns by Harry Harrison

By Harry Harrison

After a ten-year absence, the go back of 1 of the main enduring sequence characters in glossy SF

James Bolivar "Slippery Jim" DiGriz, specified Corps agent, master con guy, interstellar felony (retired), resides excessive at the hog in the world of Moolaplenty whilst a long-lost cousin and a shipful of swine arrive to empty his checking account and ship him and his beautiful spouse, Angelina, wandering the celebs at the wildest trip due to the fact that Gulliver's Travels.

In this darkly satiric paintings, Harry Harrison carry his most famed personality out of retirement for a grand journey of the galaxy. the stainless-steel Rat rides back: a cocktail in his hand, a grin on his lips, and larceny in his center, looking for experience, gravitons, and how to cast off the pigs.

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The Sea Runners by Ivan Doig

By Ivan Doig

During this undying survival tale, 4 indentured servants break out their Russian Alaska paintings camp in a stolen canoe, merely to stand a harrowing trip down the Pacific Northwest coast. struggling with unrelenting excessive seas and fierce climate from New Archangel, Alaska, to Astoria, Oregon, the lads fight to prevent adverse Tlingit Indians, to fend off hunger and exhaustion, and to undergo their very own doubt and mistrust. in line with a precise incident in 1853, The Sea Runners is a spare and awe-inspiring story of the human quest for freedom.

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