Extreme Classics: The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time
National Geographic Adventure magazine's list of non-fiction true adventures.
See descriptions of each book here: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/adv...
... as well as a one-page version of the complete list here: http://thegreatestbooks.org/lists/17
1 Into Thin Air: A Personal A...
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2 Kon-Tiki
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3 Seven Years in Tibet
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4 The Perfect Storm: A True S...
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5 Wind, Sand and Stars
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6 The Long Walk: The True Sto...
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7 Touching the Void: The True...
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8 West with the Night
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9 The Snow Leopard
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10 Out of Africa
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11 Annapurna
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12 South: The story of Shackle...
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13 Endurance
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14 The Worst Journey in the World
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15 Journals of Lewis and Clark
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16 Roughing It
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17 Alive: The Story of the And...
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18 The Exploration of the Colo...
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19 Voyage of the Beagle
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20 Desert Solitaire
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21 We Die Alone: A WWII Epic o...
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22 The Travels
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23 The Right Stuff
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24 A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush
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25 Two Years Before the Mast: ...
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26 Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lo...
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27 The Lost City of Z: A Tale ...
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28 The Oregon Trail
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29 Sailing Alone around the World
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30 In the Heart of the Sea: Th...
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31 The Bounty Mutiny
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32 Into Africa: The Epic Adven...
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33 The Road to Oxiana
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34 Arabian Sands
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35 The Silent World
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36 The Royal Road to Romance: ...
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37 The River of Doubt: Theodor...
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38 No Picnic on Mount Kenya: A...
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39 Minus 148 Degrees
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40 Full Tilt: Ireland to India...
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41 Farthest North
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42 The Mountain of My Fear / D...
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43 In the Land of White Death:...
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44 Journey Without Maps
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45 My Life as an Explorer
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46 A Lady's Life in the Rocky ...
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47 Scott's Last Expedition: Th...
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48 My First Summer in the Sierra
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49 Quest and Crew
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50 K2, The Savage Mountain: Th...
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51 A Pearl In the Storm: How I...
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52 Between a Rock and a Hard P...
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53 My Journey to Lhasa: The Cl...
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54 Long Way Round: Chasing Sha...
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55 The Wreck of the Whaleship ...
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56 Voyages & Discoveries: Prin...
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57 My Life As An Explorer
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58 The Adventures of Captain B...
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59 Cooper's Creek
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60 Through the Brazilian Wilde...
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61 Travels in West Africa
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62 The Spirit of St. Louis
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62 Kabloona
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64 The Proving Ground
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65 The Journals
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65 The Travels of Ibn Battutah
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67 The Home Of The Blizzard: A...
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68 Journal of a Trapper: In th...
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69 Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A ...
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70 Travels Into the Interior o...
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70 Conquistadors Of The Useless
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72 Carrying the Fire: An Astro...
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73 Scrambles Amongst the Alps
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73 The Descent of Pierre Saint...
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75 Everest: The West Ridge
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75 The Rivers Ran East: Travel...
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75 Escape from Lucania: An Epi...
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75 Personal Narrative of a Pil...
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75 North To The Night: A Spiri...
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80 Blind Descent: The Quest to...
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81 Starlight and Storm
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81 Catlin's Letters & Notes on...
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81 Ordeal by Hunger: the Story...
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84 In Trouble Again: A Journey...
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84 Gobi: Tracking the Desert
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86 The Man Who Walked Through ...
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87 I Married Adventure: The Li...
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88 Gipsy Moth Circles the World
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89 Across America by Bicycle: ...
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90 Man-Eaters of Kumaon
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90 The Lost Cyclist
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92 The Voyages of Captain Scot...
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93 Alone: The Classic Polar Ad...
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93 Cork Boat
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95 The Lady and the Panda: The...
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96 Stranger in the Forest: On ...
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97 Mountaineering in the Sierr...
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98 Journal of the Discovery of...
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99 First Footsteps in East Afr...
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99 Running the Amazon
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message 4: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Hayes Most of them seem to be travel books.


message 3: by Souvik (new)

Souvik Jana Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer twice in the list, second and 19th.


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) I've combined doubles and added the books still missing from the original list.


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Souvik Jana Thank you.


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