by Fergus Fleming
Starting in the 13th and ending in the 20th century, Fleming shares gripping accounts of exploration, dividing his book into three sections—age of reconnaissance, age of inquiry, and age of endeavor. The result is an informative and rousing celebration of derring-do, obsession, and courage.
(Adult Nonfiction 910.9 F)
by Max Brooks
When the zombie apocalypse arrives, will you be prepared? Humorist Brooks (a former Saturday Night Live writer and the son of Mel Brooks) offers humans the best chance of living through the impending undead invasion in this tongue-in-cheek parody of hard-core survival manuals.
(Adult Nonfiction 818.6 B8735.zo)
by James Vance Marshall
Two American children find themselves the sole survivors of a plane crash in the Australian wilderness and are helped by an Aborigine boy. First published in 1959, this slim gem is full of details about the Outback and remains a compelling, elegantly written coming-of-age story.
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