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Staats, Ann McCallum

Summary: "What is the allure of the extreme? Who are the women who seek out and excel at sports outside the conventional, such as cave diving, wingsuit flying, or Formula 1 racing? This collection of female adventure dynamos is as fascinating as it is empowering. Thrill Seekers introduces readers to a diverse and fascinating selection of women whose determination, grit, and courage have propelled each...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chicago Review Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 920 STA

Baggett, Jennifer.

Summary: Three friends at a crossroads in their twenties quit their high pressure New York media jobs, leave their friends and everything familiar behind, and embark on a year-long backpacking adventure around the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2010

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 910.4 BAG

De Laurentiis Johnston, Julia

Summary: "A thrilling look at 25 female adventurers from around the world who made their marks on history. Women have long been badass adventurers, loop the looping as trick pilots or braving the grueling climb to the top of Mount Everest. But their stories have not always got the recognition they deserve. Here are the stories of 25 remarkable women who have soared the skies, climbed the world's highest...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 DE L

Skeers, Linda

Summary: Profiles fifty-two women in history who who have risked their lives for the sake of adventure, including Sophie Blanchard, Mary Anning, Minnie Spotted Wolf, and Alia Muhammad Baker.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks, Inc. 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SKE

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 SKE

Francaviglia, Riccardo

Summary: Follow the fascinating voyages of 18 courageous women who defied convention to follow their dreams and explore the world. From Amelia Earhart to Isabelle Bird, Freya Stark to Laura Dekker, these 18 women broke the rules, took the road less traveled, and went that extra mile to win their own freedom. This beautifully illustrated and information-packed atlas tells their stories, following them...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: White Star Kids 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 FRA

Arlen, Alice

Summary: "The fascinating biography of the maverick newspaperwoman, equestrian, aviatrix and intrepid adventurer Alicia Patterson, which follows her exceptional exploits through the first half of the 20th century, from her troublemaking days as the middle child of complicated parents to her successes as publisher of the Pulitzer Prize winning Newsday"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PATTERSON, ALICIA ARL

Sherr, Lynn.

Summary: Sally Ride made history as the first American woman in space. A member of the first astronaut class to include women, NASA chose her for the seventh shuttle mission. After a second flight, Ride served on the panels investigating the Challenger explosion and the Columbia disintegration that killed all aboard. Lynn Sherr writes about Ride's scrupulously guarded personal life, with exclusive...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Media, Inc. 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: CD 921 RIDE, SALLY SHE

Hameister, Jade

Summary: Polar Explorer is an inspiring and empowering story by sixteen-year-old Jade Hameister, chronicling her feat of being the youngest person to complete the Polar Hat Trick.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 921 HAM

Schwager, Tina

Summary: Twenty-five young women share their adventures in such activities as skydiving, building homes, and mountain climbing, demonstrating the value of courage, commitment, and a positive attitude.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Spirit Publishing 1999

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT 305.242 Schwager 1999

Lancewood, Miriam

Summary: "Miriam Lancewood lives a primitive, nomadic life in the heart of the mountains with her husband in New Zealand. She lives simply in a tent or hut and survives by hunting wild animals, foraging edible plants and using minimal supplies. For the last six years, she and her husband have lived this way through all seasons, often cold, hungry and isolated but, more importantly, connected to the land...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Piatkus 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LANCEWOOD, MIRIAM LAN

Murphy, William M. (William Martin)

Contents: Life in Early 20th Century America -- The Amazing Engine That Could -- America Hits the Road -- America's Love Affair With Motorcycles -- Victorian Girls Breaking All the Rules -- Della Crewe : A Small Town Girl With Big Dreams -- The Great Adventure of Effie and Avis Hotchkiss -- The Van Buren Sisters : Out to Change America -- Epilogue.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arbutus Press 2012

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.91 Murphy 2012

Isaacson, Walter

2 holds on 2 copies

Summary: A portrait of the Nobel Prize-winning scientist explores the impact of James Watson's "The Double Helix" on her career and how her team's invention of CRISPR technology enabled revolutionary DNA-editing approaches to fighting disease, as well as curing diseases, fending off viruses, and enhancing our children

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Dial, Roman

Summary: Scientist and explorer Roman Dial writes the memoir of his son's disappearance in Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park. Dial searches for answers while experiencing a profound sense of loss.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA 920 Dia

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