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Crimson Expedition By Julian Fecteau
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A spaceship of military explorers from Earth have reached Mars, for the first time. They have lost contact with Earth and feared the worst. An alien craft coming from the direction Earth was spotted.... More > The worst was realized. What was supposed to be an exciting history in the making, ends in tragedy.< Less
A Preliminary to War: The 1st Aero Squadron and the Mexican Punitive Expedition of 1916 By Roger G. Miller
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On March 15, 1916, the 1st Aero Squadron arrived at Columbus, NM. The squadron was to join an expedition led by BG John J. “Black Jack” Pershing into Mexico in response to a March 9... More > attack on the tiny border town by the Mexican desperado, Francisco “Pancho” Villa. For the first time, the U.S. Army’s entire air force—the 1st Aero Squadron—had deployed for an active campaign. The Squadron played a significant role in the Punitive Expedition, but, in dramatic contrast to how an air force functions today, it served as a means of communication and observation, not as a combatant arm. (Originally published by the Air Force History and Museums Program)< Less
In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times (Volume 1 of 2) By Fridtjof Nansen
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Fridtjof Nansen (/ˈfrɪd.tjɒf... More > ˈnænsən/ FRID-choff NAN-sən; 10 October 1861 – 13 May 1930) was a Norwegian explorer, scientist, diplomat, humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In his youth he was a champion skier and ice skater. He led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, traversing the island on cross-country skis. He won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14′ during his North Pole expedition of 1893–96. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fridtjof_Nansen< Less
The travels of Pedro de Cieza de Leon, A.D. 1532-50, contained in the first part of his Chronicle of Peru By Pedro de Cieza de Leon
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Sir Clements Robert Markham KCB FRS (20 July 1830 – 30... More > January 1916) was an English geographer, explorer, and writer. He was secretary of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) between 1863 and 1888, and later served as the Society's president for a further 12 years. In the latter capacity he was mainly responsible for organising the National Antarctic Expedition of 1901–04, and for launching the polar career of Robert Falcon Scott.Markham began his career as a Royal Naval cadet and midshipman, during which time he went to the Arctic with HMS Assistance in one of the many searches for the lost expedition of Sir John Franklin. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clements_Markham< Less
York Boat Captain - 18 Life-Changing Days on the Peace River By Teresa Griffith
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Come aboard as Teresa Griffith recounts the adventures of the first York Boat to ply the waters of the Peace River in 80 years. She and her intrepid crew face bad weather, long days, hordes of... More > mosquitoes and deep, sucking mud in their historical reenactment of a 540-km (335-mile) journey on one of Canada's largest rivers.< Less
DMNS Report 12: The Fortunate Life of a Museum Naturalist: Alfred M. Bailey, Volume 1: Boyhood to 1919 By Kristine A. Haglund et al.
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This is the first of eight volumes of the illustrated autobiography of Alfred M. Bailey (1894-1978), ornithologist and long-term director of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. It covers his... More > boyhood and early career, including an expedition to Laysan Island and his times in Ohio and Lousiana. Published 1 March 2019.< Less
Crete 2008 - Sheffield University Speleological Society By Rob Eavis
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In 2006 Sheffield University Speleological Society (SUSS) organized their first exploratory caving expedition to the White Mountains of Crete for 25 years. In total the expedition lasted 1 month,... More > with most of the 19 person strong team at base camp for more than half the time. In the course of the expedition over 200 cave entrances were GPS located and fully explored. At the end of the trip only two of these caves had ongoing leads that the team would need to return to explore. However only half of the valley was explored in the time they were there, so a return trip was in the planning even before they left.< Less
Crete 2008 - Sheffield University Speleological Society (Print Version) By Rob Eavis
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In 2006 Sheffield University Speleological Society (SUSS) organized their first exploratory caving expedition to the White Mountains of Crete for 25 years. In total the expedition lasted 1 month,... More > with most of the 19 person strong team at base camp for more than half the time. In the course of the expedition over 200 cave entrances were GPS located and fully explored. At the end of the trip only two of these caves had ongoing leads that the team would need to return to explore. However only half of the valley was explored in the time they were there, so a return trip was in the planning even before they left. This expedition report details the return trip in 2008, in which 15 cavers from the UK continued the exploration of this remote valley, finishing with their deepest discovery yet...< Less
Ascent - A Poem for George Mallory and Andrew Irvine By Benedicta Froelich
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A poem on George Herbert Leigh-Mallory and Andrew 'Sandy' Comyn Irvine, the two heroic climbers who, in June 1924, likely succeeded in being the very first men on top of Everest — and... More > disappeared forever in the mists of time. But was this truly their greatest goal, is the real mystery whether they actually did or did not reach the summit — or rather, is it what took place within their hearts, minds and souls during that fateful 8th of June on the highest peak on Earth?< Less
How to Rethink the Future: Making Use of Strategic Foresight By Stephen Murgatroyd
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We are not, as a species, very good at prediction. This you will quickly realize as you read the first chapter of this book. Yet we need prediction to live our daily lives–insurance, weather... More > forecasting, shipping, flight and other decisions depend on them.We make predictions all the time and sometimes we get it right.Strategic foresight is not about prediction. It is about understanding and anticipating different futures. The future is rarely a straight line from the past–it is subject to change and uncertainty. What strategic foresight as a process does is seek to understand why the future will be different from the past and what the implication of these differences are. In this book, I provide insights from forty years of consulting practice with organizations from large (Oracle, TESCO, Heinz, Barclays, Conoco-Phillips), medium (Debenhams, West Yorkshire Police, Millennium Copthorne) and small (Elk Island Public Schools, Alberta Assessment Consortium, Contact North/Contact Nord); for-profit and non-profit.< Less

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