Extreme Classics: National Geographic's 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time

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This is National Geographic Adventure magazine's list of non-fiction true adventures.

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message 1: by Stephen (new)

Stephen Hayes Most of them seem to be travel books.


message 2: by Souvik (new)

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


Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) I've combined doubles and added the books still missing from the original list.


message 4: by Souvik (new)

Souvik Jana Thank you.


message 5: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower There are 140++ book on this list and 100 is the original.

Comparing with http://thegreatestbooks.org/lists/17
it seems for instance
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
is here, but not on the original list. Do you want it deleted?


message 6: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower Kon-Tiki is on the list twice.

Not on the original list:
Papillon by Henri Charrière
Off Grid and Free: My Path to the Wilderness by Ron Melchiore


message 7: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn J_BlueFlower wrote: "There are 140++ book on this list and 100 is the original.

Comparing with http://thegreatestbooks.org/lists/17
it seems for instance
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing
i..."


I created this list, but haven't much time for maintenance lately.
Please feel free to edit the list to keep it to the original list of 100 books in the link in the description.
Thanks!


message 8: by J_BlueFlower (new)

J_BlueFlower Did a bit of cleaning. Someone else had done the most of it. Now it is down to the 100 books.


message 9: by J_BlueFlower (last edited Apr 17, 2021 05:17AM) (new)

J_BlueFlower BTW I have read 4, currently reading 1 and 1 to-read. My personal favorite is Farthest North


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