Roberts, David

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Escalante’s Dream: On the Trail of the Spanish Discovery of the Southwest

As in Greg MacGregor’s photo essay In Search of Dominguez & Escalante, this work breathes new life into a centuries-old journey.


Limits of the Known

This is a supplemental purchase for libraries with a need for works regarding exploration and adventure. The book will appeal to those listeners already fond of and familiar with exploration. ["[Roberts's] engrossing writing and gripping adventure stories will appeal to outdoors and history enthusiasts": LJ 12/17 review of the Norton hc.]

Limits of the Known

Highly recommended, especially for those who enjoyed Jon Krakauer's Eiger Dreams.

The Mountain Shadow

This long-anticipated sequel is over the top and messy, but that's part of its charm. The first book was a hit, and this volume will follow suit. [See Prepub Alert, 5/15/15.]

The Lost World of the Old Ones: Discoveries in the Ancient Southwest

Part history, part memoir, part excursion, this work is a great companion for scholar-adventurers.

Rock Chronicles: Every Legend, Every Line-Up, Every Look

With well-written and up-to-date entries for every band included, and fantastic photos throughout, this book will be a welcome and heavily used addition to any rock 'n' roll buff's library.

Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration

While Mawson may be lesser known than fellow explorers Shackleton, Amundsen, or Scott, Roberts's thoroughly researched portrayal leaves little doubt that Mawson deserves a place among these giants of polar exploration. Best suited to history or adventure fans interested in the history of Antarctic exploration and tales of survival against the odds. Readers may also consider Douglas Mawson's own chronicle The Home of the Blizzard: A True Story of Antarctic Survival or Lennard Bickel's Mawson's Will: The Greatest Polar Survival Story Ever Written.

Finding Everett Ruess

In 1930, 16-year-old Everett Ruess set out from California and traveled by horse and burro through Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado, maintaining a journal and bartering the exquisite artworks he created for goods...

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