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Greatest Adventure Book of All Time
(As Chosen by You)

Great adventure writing can be as dramatic as the journeys themselves—as evidenced by our list of the 100 all-time greatest adventure books (read excerpt). Weigh in on your favorite tales of exploration and survival.

What's your favorite adventure read? How has it changed the way you script your own life?

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Read "Extreme Classics: The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time" (excerpt) in the July/August 2001 issue of Adventure.
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Five Greatest Adventure Books of All Time

1. The Worst Journey in the World
By Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Why it's number one >>

2. Journals
By Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Why it's number two >>

3. Wind, Sand & Stars
By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Why it's number three >>

4. Exploration of the Colorado River
By John Wesley Powell
Why it's number four >>

5. Arabian Sands
By Wilfred Thesiger
Why it's number five >>

For all 100 greatest adventure books of all time, read "Extreme Classics" in the July/August 2001 issue of Adventure.


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