The First Crossing of Greenland

Men have tried to cross Greenland since the Middle Ages. But the Norwegian Fridtjof Nansen finally succeeded in 1888 by traversing the island on cross-country skis. This book is one of the best stories about polar exploration, and it is beautifully illustrated with maps, drawings, and … Read more and download PDF

Mount Everest, the Reconnaissance, 1921

Mount Everest, the Reconnaissance, 1921

Why risk your life climbing the world’s highest peak? “Because it’s there!” Climber and WW1-veteran George Mallory coined the iconic explanation, and Mount Everest, the Reconnaissance is the epic recount of the 1921-expedition where he participated along with A. F. R. Wollaston and Charles Howard-Bury. Sadly, Mallory … Read more and download PDF

Walden – Life in the Woods

Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau is possibly the most famous, beloved, and influential book about living in and close to nature. Which is what Thoreau did for two years, two months, and two days (1845-1847). From the book: “I went to … Read more and download PDF

Robinson Crusoe

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Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe was published in 1719 and is a work of fiction. But it is written as an autobiography – and the first edition credited the main character as the author, lending it even more credibility! Robinson Crusoe is the captivating story … Read more and download PDF

Sir Ernest Shackleton: South!

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South! The story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic expedition (1914–1917) is still considered one of the single most dramatic, thrilling and exhausting adventures during the so-called Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration. In “South!”, Shackleton tells the whole story in his own words. The goal … Read more and download PDF