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The Return, Aldrin, Buzz and John Barnes
1 The Return
Aldrin, Buzz and John Barnes
New York Tom Doherty Associates 2000 0-312-87424-3 / 9780312874247 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean glossy black boards with image of the earth on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 301 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped - in perfect condition. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 009878

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My Life As An Explorer, Amundsen, Roald
2 My Life As An Explorer
Amundsen, Roald
Garden City, New York Doubleday Page 1927 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean blue cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners, no fraying, no fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright (page 25 has marker line in lower margin), tasteful previous owner bookplate on rear pastedown, flaps from dust jacket neatly glued to front fixed endpaper with biographical information on Amundsen. Illustrated with photo, maps, drawings. 282 pages with index. 025382

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The Voyage of the Narwhal, Andrea Barrett
3 The Voyage of the Narwhal
Andrea Barrett
New York W W Norton & Co Inc 1998 039304632X / 9780393046328 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, first printing, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Blue boards with darker blue spine, silver lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 397 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (24.95/34.99 on front inside flap). Enclosed in removable mylar cover. 023485

Price: 10.00 USD
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No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica, Arnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft with Cheryl Dahle
4 No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica
Arnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft with Cheryl Dahle
New York, New York, U.S.A. Da Capo Press 2003 0-7382-0794-2 / 9780738207940 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with white spine, blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 251 pgs. Illustrated with color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Book is as new. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Gift Quality 8vo. Exploration. 010086

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Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos - The Growth and Future of Human Knowledge, Asimov, Isaac
5 Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos - The Growth and Future of Human Knowledge
Asimov, Isaac
New York Crown 1988 0517546671 / 9780517546673 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark blue boards with red cloth spine, blue metallic lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 339 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; slightest hint of light surface rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026070

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6 Extraterrestrial Civilizations
Asimov, Isaac
New York Crown Publishers 1979 0-517-53075-9 / 9780517530757 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing. Very clean blue boards with clean yellow cloth spine, dark blue stamped lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, very faint dust speckling to edges. 282 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Asimov analyzes the universe, life, and intelligence, basing his conclusions on the most recently available scientific findings. 8vo. Space Exploration. 016013

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Explorations: My Quest for Adventure and Discovery Under the Sea, Ballard, Robert D., Ph.D.
7 Explorations: My Quest for Adventure and Discovery Under the Sea
Ballard, Robert D., Ph.D.
New York Hyperion 1995 0-7868-6042-1 / 9780786860425 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean dark blue boards with blue cloth spine, red metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean, crisp dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 005946

Price: 12.00 USD
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8 The Voyage of the Narwahl
Barrett, Andrea
New York W. W. Norton 1998 0-393-04632-X / 9780393046328 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean blue boards with dark blue spine, silver lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, illustrated with maps. No names, writing or marks. 399 pgs. Illustrated. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Part adventure narrative, part love story, this extraordinary chronicle captures a crucial moment in the history of eploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 013452

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The Book of Nothing - Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas About the Origins of the Universe, Barrow, John D.
9 The Book of Nothing - Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas About the Origins of the Universe
Barrow, John D.
New York Pantheon 2001 0375420991 / 9780375420993 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with black cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No bumping or fading. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated in black and white. 361 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating exploration by a foremost mathematician and cosmologist on the nature of nothing. From the origins of zero in ancient India to the early abhorrence and eventual acceptance of the concept of the void by Christianity, he traces the notion through the work of writers and thinkers from the ancient Greeks to our own time. He looks at math, cosmology, theology, and physics to uncover the nothing that is at the heart of most things. 027434

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Black Hole - How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved, Bartusiak, Marcia
10 Black Hole - How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved
Bartusiak, Marcia
New Haven CT / London Yale University Press 2015 030021085X / 9780300210859 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Second Printing, SIGNED by the author in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean unfaded black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "To Carl, A fellow friend of the cosmos - Marcia Bartusiah - 2006." Illustrated with black and white photographs. 237 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024606

Price: 30.00 USD
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Looking for Dilmun, Bibby, Geoffrey
11 Looking for Dilmun
Bibby, Geoffrey
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Slight wear to corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 383 pgs. + index. Illustrated with drawings, photographic plates and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has very shallow chipping & wear at top & bottom of spine, slight corner wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A personal narrative of the discovery of a fifth great ancient civilization, hitherto totally unknown, to rival the 5,000-year-old glories of Egypt, Babylon, Sumer and the Indus Valley. Large 8vo. Archaeology. 011762

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Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Boswell, James
12 Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Boswell, James
New York The Literary Guild 1936 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful bookplate on front free endpaper. 435 pgs. with index. Illustrated, fold-out map. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, has slight edge wear, one 1" closed edge tear at top of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 008881

Price: 12.00 USD
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Away to Cape Breton, Brinley, Gordon
13 Away to Cape Breton
Brinley, Gordon
New York Dodd Mead 1936 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Putnam Brinley, Illustrator 
Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Slight fading at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; tasteful previous owner bookplate on back side of front free endpaper. 266 pages. Color frontis illustration, plus illustrations throughout by Putnam Brinley. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few small shallow chips at top and bottom of spine edge, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An exploration of Cape Breton Island, that fascinating bit of land flung far out into the Atlantic off the northeastern end of Nova Scotia, by the author of "Away to the Gaspe." 8vo. Nova Scotia. 013837

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Greatest Challenge - The incredible adventure and splendid destiny of man in exploring space, Caiden, Martin
14 The Greatest Challenge - The incredible adventure and splendid destiny of man in exploring space
Caiden, Martin
New York E. P. Dutton 1965 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Fred L. Wolff, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with many photographs and drawings (drawings by Fred L. Wolff). 320 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), vertical crease to front panel, a few short closed edge tears; nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An amazing history of space exploration up until the time of publication (1965) with historical photographs. 026538

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Mountains in the Desert, Carl, Louis and Joseph Petit
15 Mountains in the Desert
Carl, Louis and Joseph Petit
Garden City Doubleday 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with green title box, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with excellent full-page photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny closed edge tears at top of spine, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Authors retrace the wanderings of the French Archeological mission which prospected the vast Tefedest mountain range of the Sahara from October 1949 to March 1950, encountering drought, dust, flood, snowstorms, and cantakerous camels. Fascinating reading. 8vo. Adventure. 007667

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Little America: Town at the End of the World, Carter, Paul Allen
16 Little America: Town at the End of the World
Carter, Paul Allen
New York Columbia University Press 1979 0231046820 / 9780231046824 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with crisp white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs, map. 301 pages with index. Dustjacket is not price clipped (15.95 on front inside flap), slight age-toning, a little wear to paper at corner tips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a tiny community perched on the edge of the vast wasteland of Antarctica. There, in 1929, the first Americans to set foot on that continent built the first Little America as a base for Richard E. Byrd's historic flight over the South Pole. Their experiences in the bitter, sunless Antarctic winter--and the later history of Little America until its abandonment in 1959--make up a exciting adventure set in the closest thing on Earth to outer space. 022638

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The Grand Peregrination, Collis, Maurice
17 The Grand Peregrination
Collis, Maurice
London Faber and Faber 1949 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black title box and illustration, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with some light foxing to endpapers. Yellow top stained page edges. 313 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is price clipped (slightest edge of price showing), has several short closed edge tears, tiny chips and wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book is the first biography in any language of Fernao Mendes Pinto, the most extraordinary of all Portuguese adventurers. He travelled all over Asia in the middle of the sixteenth century, and had returned home before Drake, Raleigh, and the rest of the great Elizabethans were out of their cradles; and his travels were far more extensive than theirs. 013613

Price: 25.00 USD
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10:56:20PM 7/20/69 (The Historic Conquest of the Moon as Reported to the American People By CBS News Over the CBS Television Network), Columbia Broadcasting System
18 10:56:20PM 7/20/69 (The Historic Conquest of the Moon as Reported to the American People By CBS News Over the CBS Television Network)
Columbia Broadcasting System
New York Columbia Broadcasting System 1970 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Large book with original dustjacket (size: 10-1/2" x 11"). The embossed dust jacket represents areas of the lunar surface including the Sea of Tranquility where astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon, July 20, 1969. Clean black cloth boards with blind-stamped title on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated in full color with images of live transmissions from the moon, text of CBS coverage of the event. Dust jacket has short closed edge tears, no chips, hint of very light soiling. Enclosed in archival quality removable mylar. 022140

Price: 75.00 USD
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Amazon Head-Hunters, Cotlow, Lewis
19 Amazon Head-Hunters
Cotlow, Lewis
New York Henry Holt & Company 1953 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Later printing, association copy, inscribed and SIGNED by the author, in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean rose paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper: "To my fellow explorer Allan R. Holmberg with high esteem and sincere best wishes for continued success on your Peruvian humanitarian project. - Lewis Cotlow (Christmas 1957)." Laid in is a four page review of the book with photographs by the San Francisco Chronicle, The Saturday Review, and the New York Herald Tribune. Book is illustrated with black and white photographs by the author, maps. 245 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped, has small v-shaped chip at top front panel edge, slight wear at top spine edge. Photo of author with an Indian of the Mato Grosso on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Cotlow's journeys and adventures in his quest to learn as much as he could abou the Jivaro head-hunters and other primitive tribes of South America, and to make a film about their lives. 024544

Price: 60.00 USD
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In Search of the Primitive, Cotlow, Lewis
20 In Search of the Primitive
Cotlow, Lewis
Boston/Toronoto Little Brown 1966 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with brown title box, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, no names, writing or bookplates. Brown endpapers. 454 pgs. with index. Beautifully illustrated with full color and black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with two small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "An independent explorer's life with the last of the exotic peoples of Africa, the Arctic, New Guinea and the Upper Amazon". Large 8vo. Adventure. 008676

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