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Are there any non-fiction adventure books like "Lost in Shangri-la"?

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Sarah I am looking for a non-fiction books to inspire me to go discover or investigate something. Like "Lost in Shangri-la" book inspired me to go to Indonesia and Papua-New Guinea and investigate the place of the airplane crash.
Are there books like this that you could recommend - based on true events adventure books that would inspire you to travel to the places they describe?

Thank you.

John The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession by David Grann (Brazil)
The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen (Nepal)
The Black Lamb and the Grey Falcon by Rebecca West (former Yugoslavia)
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (Alaska)
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson (Peru)
Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read (Andes)
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick (various Pacific islands)

Pete McCallum You might enjoy The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston. Aerial mapping of a section of Honduran jungle suggested the presence of previously unsuspected man-made structures. Preston was a member of a privately financed team that explored the area on the ground. Here's a link to the NY Times' review:

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