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Strange Tales of World Travel: bizarre, mysterious, horrible, hilarious. Gina Gaille. Audio, Braille. Married couple share fifty stories of their own and others' unusual travel experiences around the world. In "Shark Repellent," a tour guide recounts how a tourist drove off a charging lemon shark. In "Too Close for Comfort," Gina describes an encounter with mountain gorillas in Rwanda.
Bound by Ice: a true North Pole survival story. Sandra Neil Wallace. Audio, Braille. An account of Lieutenant Commander George W. De Long's expedition to reach the North Pole with thirty-two men aboard the U. S. S. Jeannette. Believing the North Pole to be home to warm tropical waters, the crew's adventure becomes a tale of survival after encountering harsh polar conditions. For grades 5-8.
Escalante's Dream: on the trail of the Spanish discovery of the Southwest. David Roberts. Audio. An adventure writer travels the 1,700-mile eighteenth-century journey of the Domínguez-Escalante scouting expedition. As he describes his own experiences, he recounts the glories, catastrophes, and courage of the original expedition, which sought to chart a new route to the Spanish missions in California from Santa Fe.
The Promise of the Grand Canyon: John Wesley Powell's perilous journey and his vision for the American West. John F. Ross. Audio. Profile of Civil War amputee veteran who was the first Anglo explorer to travel the length of the Colorado River and document the Grand Canyon. Describes his work as the second director of the U. S. Geological Survey and his attempts to tie homesteading management to watershed availability.
A Tramp Abroad. Mark Twain. Audio, Large Print. Mark Twain constructs a tour through Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy. Integrates humor, autobiography, and history to entertain.
Wild Horses of the Summer Sun: a memoir of Iceland. Tory Bilski. Audio, Large Print. Memoir of traveling to Iceland every summer from 2004 to 2015 in order to ride horses. Discusses bonding with her fellow travelers, living in a rural part of Iceland, and working with the horses. Shares the ways the trips changed over twelve years.
Walking the Americas: 1,800 miles, eight countries, and one incredible journey from Mexico to Colombia. Wood Levison. Audio. Recounts his travels by foot from the Yucatán in Mexico through Central and South America to Colombia. Describes people he meets, including indigenous tribes, refugees, and revolutionaries. Discusses the history of the land and challenges he faced.
Railroads and the American People. H. Roger Grant. Audio, Braille. History professor explores the development of railroads and their impact on American culture. Focuses on four key areas: trains, stations, communities, and legacy. Includes analyses of line closings, wrecks, and corruption relating to the railroad business.
The Longest Way Home: One Man's Quest for the Courage to Settle Down.Andrew McCarthy.Audio, Braille. Actor and travel writer McCarthy discusses the impact his travels have had on his psyche. Describes climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro; visiting Baltimore, Maryland; and boating on the Amazon. Details the ways the trips helped him grow up, learn about himself, and better relate to others.
Saint Croix notes. Noah Adams. Audio. Adams, an anchor of NPR's "All Things Considered," spent a year in Minnesota, hiking along the Saint Croix River, observing the weather, investigating nature, reflecting on life, recalling conversations with family and friends, and reminding us how the past lives on in our memories.
Running away to home: our family's journey to Croatia in search of who we are, where we came from, and what really matters. Jennifer Wilson. Audio. Documents the experiences of a family that set aside their unfulfilling, over-scheduled lives in the American Midwest for a sabbatical in a tiny Croatian mountain village, where for several months they reconnected with the author's family, herded sheep and lived according to local customs.
A Long Way Home. Saroo Brierley, Larry Buttrose. Audio, Braille. As a little boy in India, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train. Twenty-five years later, from Australia, he found his way back. This is what happened in between. Born in a poor village in India, Saroo lived hand-to-mouth in a one room hut with his mother and three siblings . . . until at age five, he mistakenly boarded a train by himself, and ended up in Calcutta, all the way across the country.