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10 Books for the Beach:
The July/August 2001 issue of Adventure (buy the back issue) featured our list of the all-time best 100 adventure books, and this June, National Geographic Books publishes a new edition of our number one titleThe Worst Journey in the World, by Apsley Cherry-Garrardto launch its Adventure Classics series.
In this bookish spirit, we asked participants in our greatest-book online forum to name any classics we may have missed. Below, ten reader-recommended page-turners.
Our Readers Recommend
Dersu the Trapper, V. K. Arseniev (buy this book)
Godforsaken Sea: The True Story of a Race Through the World’s Most Dangerous Waters, Derek Lundy (buy this book)
Gorilla Monsoon, John Long (buy this book)
Heart of the Amazon, Yossi Ghinsberg (buy this book)
Ice Bound: A Doctor’s Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole, Jerri Nielsen (buy this book)
In the Heart of the Sea, Nathaniel Philbrick (buy this book)
Mawson’s Will: The Greatest Polar Survival Story Ever Written, Lennard Bickel (buy this book)
On Foot Through Africa, Ffyona Campbell (buy this book)
Prisoner of Dunes, Isabelle Eberhardt (buy this book)
Tomboy Bride: A Woman’s Personal Account of Life in Mining Camps of the West, Harriet Fish Backus (buy this book)
Don’t see your favorite on our list? Post it on our great books forum >>
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