What are the best books featuring great explorations?

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    #1The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

    The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

    The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon is a non-fiction book written by David Grann. This book was published in 2009, and it tells the exploration of Fawcett in 1925.

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    Pranav Patel
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I was looking for a good books featuring great explorations and identified The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon. This non-fiction book really is captivating and is well written. I almost felt like I was there during the explorations. I highly recommend this book for someone interested in real life adventures. "
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    #2The White Nile

    The White Nile

    The White Nile is a classic bestselling non-fiction book written by Alan Moorehead. In this book, the author highlights the Nile River exploration. This was originally published in 1960.

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    Danielle Johnston
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The exploration of the Nile River is explored thoroughly in this book. It's a great book if you are looking into exploring."
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    #3The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen

    The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen

    The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen by Howard Carter is a nonfiction history about Northern Africa. This book describes artifacts that came from a tomb. This book was published in 1977.

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    Stephen Grant
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I wanted to read a book about great explorations, and browsing Amazon led me to 'The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen' by Howard Carter. It was popular, so I decided to buy a copy, but I found it to be lacking in the grand sweep of history I was desiring. I could just as easily have watched some generic show on the subject matter on cable. Not awful, but not something I'd seek out."
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    #4Undaunted Courage

    Undaunted Courage

    Undaunted Courage: The Pioneering First Mission to Explore America's Wild Frontier is a historical non-fiction book written by Stephen E. Ambrose. This was originally published in 2006.

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    Rose Dixon
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Undaunted Courage is a great historical book about the the exploration of the Wild Frontier. I found this book very interesting as the contrast between these times and our lives today is quite enlightening. "
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    #5Over the Edge of the World

    Over the Edge of the World

    Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe by Laurence Bergreen is a non-fiction biography of the author likened to Magellan's expedition. This was originally published in 2003.

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    Susan Knight
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book seems to be an interesting read covering all the aspects of ups and downs that one goes through when taking ocean voyage. It tragically also talks about how they lose people by the time they cross the pacific ocean without proper access to maps and limited supplies. "
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    #6Captain Cook

    Captain Cook

    Captain Cook: Master of the Seas by Frank McLynn is a non-fiction biography-memoir of the author himself about his heroic adventures around the globe. This book was published in 2011.

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    Jack Hunt
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Captain Cook one of the greatest explorers of all time is featured in this book. Everything you want to now about him is right here. Excellent read. "
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    #7Scott's Last Expedition

    Scott's Last Expedition

    Scott's Last Expedition: The Journals by Robert Falcon Scott is a nonfiction book on travel and adventure. This book was published in 1996. This book narrates the author's expedition to the South Pole.

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    Mildred Diaz
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "A novel that details Robert Scott's trek through the Antartic. The trials and tribulations. A story of great joy and great grief."
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    #8The Blue Nile

    The Blue Nile

    The Blue Nile by Alan Moorehead is a nonfiction book on the adventure of the author himself on his journey in the exotic place of the White Nile. This book was published in 2000.

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    Timothy Schultz
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This is a really awesome book. Very interesting story, one of the best nonfiction books I've ever read. The writing us superb. Very clever, well structured, and sometimes greatly humorous prose. I very much enjoyed reading this."
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    #9Origin Of Species

    Origin Of Species

    Charles Darwin's masterwork where he explains the theory of the evolution of the species through the natural selection. This is one of the most important scientific books ever published.

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    Susan Brewer
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Origin of Species is definitely a great book from the perspective of an evolutionary biologist, but there's also another aspect of the book that is frequently overlooked. The truth is it's also a story of adventure and exploration, detailing Darwin's voyage and quest for knowledge and understanding of the natural world."
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    #10The Journals of Lewis and Clark

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark by Meriwether Lewis is non-fiction book on North American History. This book is perfect for a travel guide for every wanderlust. This was published in 1997.

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    Teresa Bennett
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "A nice way to go back in time and learn about the travels of Lewis and Clark."
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    #11Kon-Tiki

    Kon-Tiki

    Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft is Thor Heyerdahl's narration of his successful attempt to cross the Pacific Ocean on a balsa log raft with the hope of proving that ancient Polynesian people achieved similar results centuries ago.

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    Katherine Pena
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The cover alone catches my attention quickly. This narration would be a great addition to anyone's book collection. A very interesting story that will you keep interested!"
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    #12The Blessings of a Good Thick Skirt

    The Blessings of a Good Thick Skirt

    The Blessings of a Good Thick Skirt is a nonfiction book about traveling written by Mary Russell. This was originally published in 1994. In this book, the author shares some of the journeys and experiences of women travelers.

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    Jeremy Carlson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I'm heavily into adventure books, so decided to give The Blessings of a Good Thick Skirt a shot. Can't say I'm enjoying it so far, but I'm only half way through the book, so maybe things will pick up from here. I think the travel experiences of the women in the book are just not as exciting as I hoped they would be."

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Best What are the best books featuring great explorations
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the AmazonBooks 44 Paid
2The White NileBooks 39 Paid
3The Discovery of the Tomb of TutankhamenBooks 38 Paid
4Undaunted CourageBooks 34 Paid
5Over the Edge of the WorldBooks 31 Paid
6Captain CookBooks 29 Paid
7Scott's Last ExpeditionBooks 27 Paid
8The Blue NileBooks 26 Paid
9Origin Of SpeciesBooks 17 Paid
10The Journals of Lewis and ClarkBooks 15 Paid
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