Subject Guides Books Reading Lists Extreme Destinations

This reading list was compiled by Forbes Library librarians as part of the 2011 Novel Destinations Summer Reading program. Novel Destination is sponsored by Friends of Forbes Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Sky Walking: An Astronaut's Memoir, by Thomas D. Jones
EJ7265.A 2006

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft, by Thor Heyerdahl
G11.H514k

The Ends of the Earth: An Anthology of the Finest Writing on the Arctic and the Antarctic
G14.9En25k 2007

Across Asia on a Bicycle: The Journey of Two American Students From Constantinople to Peking, by Thomas Gaskell Allen, Jr., William Lewis Sachtleben
G60.AL72a 2003

Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet's Tsangpo River, by Peter Heller
G644.H368h 2004

Walking the Gobi: A 1600-mile Trek Across a Desert of Hope and Despair, by Helen Thayer
G66.T336w 2007

Where the Pavement Ends: One Woman's Bicycle Trip Through Mongolia, China, and Vietnam, by Erika Warmbrunn
G66.W237w 2001

Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff, by Rosemary Mahoney.
G72.M279d 2007

Sahara Unveiled: A Journey Across the Desert, by William Langewiesche
G78.L263c

The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica, by David G. Campbell
MAS149.C152c

Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert, by Terry Tempest Williams
MAS93.W675r 2001

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void, by Mary Roach
MCFA.R53p 2010

Blind Descent: the Quest to Discover the Deepest Place on Earth, by James M. Tabor
MHMI.T114b 2010

The Deep, edited by Claire Nouvian
OGAG//D36n 2007 (oversize)

The Silent Deep: The Discovery, Ecology and Conservation of the Deep Sea, by Tony Koslow
OGAG.K847s 2007

Failure is Not an Option: Mission Control from Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond, by Gene Kranz
SZXT.K863f 2000

Interstellar Travel: Past, Present, and Future, by John W. Macvey
SZXT.M253i

The Lost Explorer: Finding Mallory on Mount Everest, by Conrad Anker and David Roberts
VIM691.An63L 1999

Climbing High: A Woman's Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy, by Lene Gammelgaard
VIM691.G147c 2000

 
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