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Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your Attention

There are countless Wilderness Adventure courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Way Out There: Adventures of a Wilderness Trekker (2017)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your AttentionA gifted storyteller shares seven decades of surprising adventures• The author is a distinguished member of The Explorers Club• The author is an unexpected adventurer, disarmingly positive and companionable• Lively stories of remote treks around the worldWay Out There is an account of J. Robert Harris’s extraordinary exploits while backpacking in some of the world’s most tantalizing places―largely alone and unsupported. And after almost fifty years of wilderness travel, “J.R.,” as he’s known, has plenty of tales to tell! His stories are by turns funny, tragic, and uplifting, and…
Author(s): J. R. Harris

2. Adventure Therapy (2012)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your AttentionThe evolution and history of adventure therapy, as chronicled in the second chapter of this book, well demonstrates how far this field has evolved from a “divergent therapy” into an efficacious form of therapy that engages clients on cognitive, affective, and behavioral levels. Adventure Therapy is written by three professionals who have been at the forefront of the field since its infancy. The theory, techniques, research, and case studies they present are the cutting edge of this field. The authors focus on:• the theory substantiating adventure therapy…
Author(s): Michael A. Gass

3. Wilderness: A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska―Including Extensive Hitherto Unpublished Passages from the Original Journal (1996)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your AttentionIn August 1918 Rockwell Kent and his 9-year-old son settled into a primitive cabin on an island near Seward, Alaska. Kent, who during the next three decades became America’s premier graphic artist, printmaker, and illustrator, was seeking time, peace, and solitude to work on his art and strengthen ties with his son. This reissue of the journal chronicling their 7-month odyssey describes what Kent called “an adventure of the spirit.” He soon discovers how deeply he is “stirred by simple happenings in a quiet world” as man and boy face both the mundane and the…
Author(s): Rockwell Kent, Doug Capra

4. The Lure of the Sea: Discovery of the Seaside in the Western World 1750-1840, The (Penguin History) (1995)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your AttentionThis wonderful book explores the dramatic change in Western attitude toward the sea and seaside pleasures that occurred between 1750 and 1840. Interest in travel; the arrival of landscape painting, geology, and natural theology; fashions in medicine and the advent of the bathing-machine; the emergence of Romanticism and the Sublime—these are only some of the elements that helped transform perceptions.   There was no sea in the Garden of Eden, and for centuries the Earth’s ocean was looked upon with hostility, as a chaotic remnant of the flood. But by the time Jane Austen wrote…
Author(s): Alain Corbin, Jocelyn Phelps

5. One Man’s Wilderness: An Alaskan Odyssey (1999)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your AttentionThis best-selling memoir from Richard Proenneke’s journals and with firsthand knowledge of his subject and the setting, Sam Keith has woven a tribute to a man who carved his masterpiece out of the beyond.  To live in a pristine land unchanged by man . . . to roam a wilderness through which few other humans has passed . . . to choose an idyllic site, cut trees by hand, and build a log cabin. . . to be self-sufficient craftsman, making what is needed from materials available…to be not at odds with the world, but content with one’s own thoughts, dreams and company.   Thousands have had such dreams, but Richard Proenneke lived them….
Author(s): Sam Keith, Richard Proenneke

6. Petit Jean: A Wilderness Adventure (2016)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your AttentionPetit Jean Mountain, a dramatic promontory in the Arkansas River Valley, owes its name to a legend that has endured for centuries. Marguerite, a young Parisian lady disguised as a cabin boy, accompanies her fiancé on a voyage to the New World to redeem the land grant he has earned in service to the king. Hiding in plain sight as Petit Jean (Little John), she proves herself more than capable of the demands of the journey. Drawing on variants of the legend, William B. Jones sets his fictional narrative in the French Colonial era during the reign of Louis XV. Taking…
Author(s): William B. Jones, Gary Zaboly

7. Lost on Purpose: The Adventures of a 21st Century Mountain Man (2015)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your Attention“Lost on Purpose” is the non-fiction adventure narrative of a former technology executive who reinvented himself as a 21st century mountain man. In October/November 2013, Patrick Taylor crossed the Rocky Mountains alone on foot. He passed through one of the largest wilderness areas in the Lower 48 to reach and retrace the route of Lewis & Clark in the winter. The sacrifices – vocationally, financially, emotionally – are measured against the benefits by the author in a refreshingly honest, humorous, and inspirational fashion. If you liked “Wild”…
Author(s): Patrick Taylor, Kristin Bryant

8. Three Sisters Wilderness Trail Map by Adventure Maps (2018)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your AttentionPaperback Publisher: Adventure Maps (2018) ISBN-10: 1933783648 ISBN-13: 978-1933783642 Shipping Information: View shipping rates and policies Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,326,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #222952 in Reference (Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
Author(s): Adventure Maps

9. Wildlife Adventure: An Interactive Guide with Facts, Photos, and More! (Brave Wilderness) (2019)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your AttentionIn this official non-fiction adventure guide, Coyote Peterson will teach fans how to discover the animals in their very own backyard before whisking them away to learn more about the desert, rainforest, savanna, and even more epic locations. Members of the Coyote Pack will be able to go on endless adventures through 10 photographic scenes that can be decorated with this guide’s HUNDREDS of stickers! Jam-packed with animal facts, gear check-lists, write-in activities, Coyote Pack badges, and much more, this guide is the perfect holiday gift for boys and girls…
Author(s): Coyote Peterson

10. Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Central Brooks Range (2005)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your AttentionExploring the great wilderness of Alaska’s Brooks Range was Robert Marshall’s joy and delight during the decade between 1929 and 1939. Marshall traveled this spectacular country, from the Upper Koyukuk drainage to the Arctic Divide, making maps, recording scientific data, and exalting in the beauty of that incredibly pristine landscape. Although his early death at thirty-eight ended an exceptional life too early, he left journals and letters to describe his favorite place on earth. These were edited by his brother George Marshall and were compiled to create this…
Author(s): Robert Marshall, Rick Bass

11. Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World (2018)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your AttentionAnimal Stories for Kids: Coyote Peterson’s Brave Adventures: Wild Animals in a Wild World chronicles some of the wildest encounters Coyote Peterson has had over the course of his travels. The stories begin with his first snapping turtle catch as a kid and lead down a trail of incredible moments he and his camera crew have had while filming their Brave Wilderness shows. From a giant alligator that nearly caught Coyote in its bone crushing jaws, to an 800 pound Grizzly Bear that helped him teach the audience what to do and NOT do if you ever encounter one of these enormous…
Author(s): Coyote Peterson

12. Can You Survive the Wilderness?: An Interactive Survival Adventure (You Choose: Survival) (2012)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your AttentionThe wilderness is a place of beauty and peace. But it is also filled with fierce predators, poisonous plants, and raging rivers. Will you:  Try to survive the harsh mountains of Alaska after being abandoned during an outdoor training trip?  Struggle to make your way out of the deep forests after becoming lost in Australia’s Blue Mountains?  Attempt to find help for your injured brother in Washington’s Cascade Mountains?…
Author(s): Matt Doeden, Chris Laliberte

13. Wilderness Basics: Get the Most from Your Hiking, Backpacking, and Camping Adventures, 4th Edition (Mountaineers Outdoor Basics) (2013)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your AttentionMore than 100,000 copies of Wilderness Basics have been sold over the years, and this new edition will continue as a training staple for those wanting to build their outdoor skills. It is the text used in the San Diego Sierra Club chapter’s signature Wilderness Basics Course (WBC) and is written by chapter members. Updates to this new edition include:* Outdoor Ethics — latest Leave No Trace practices * Conditioning — completely rewritten, with targeted advice for certain health conditions * Outfitting — updates on planning your pack weight, water treatment methods, expanded…
Author(s): San Diego Chapter Of The Sierra Club, Kristi Anderson

14. Winds of Skilak: The Continuing Saga of one couple’s adventures and survival in the Alaskan wilderness (Volume 2) (2018)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your AttentionWinds of Skilak: The Continuing Saga of One Couple’s Adventures and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness continues the journey of Bonnie Rose Ward as a “wilderness wife” and her tough-as-nails husband Sam in the stark, challenging, and exhilarating wilds of Alaska. Imagine canning a whole moose. One thousand pounds of meat, critical to survival through the brutal winter on an island in Alaska. And doing it in a home with no electricity, no plumbing, and no refrigeration. For the Wards, this is just another ordinary task in an environment that can be…
Author(s): Bonnie Rose Ward

15. Forest School Adventure: Outdoor Skills and Play for Children (2018)

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your AttentionFrom essential bushcraft basics and Stone Age skills to joyful outdoor play, Forest School Adventure is packed with ideas to bring your little ones closer to nature and all its magical offerings. The book is divided into four sections―bushcraft, wild food, nature awareness, and games. Learn how to: Young children will be immersed in imaginative, messy play and crafts, while older ones can work on more complex activities like stone tool making and sourcing water. The idea of a forest school―an outdoor program that uses the woods and forests as a means to build independence and self-esteem in children, will result in…
Author(s): Dan Westall, Naomi Walmsley

Best Wilderness Adventure Books Worth Your Attention

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some wilderness adventure books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Hiking New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness: A Guide to the Area’s Greatest Hiking Adventures

Author(s): Bill Cunningham, Polly Cunningham
Publisher: Falcon Guides, Year: 2017, Size: 79 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2222438

The Naturalist: Theodore Roosevelt and His Adventures in the Wilderness

Author(s): Darrin Lunde
Publisher: Crown, Year: 2016, Size: 14 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2299197

The Alaska Account of John Muir : Travels in Alaska, The Cruise of the Corwin, Stickeen & Alaska Days with John Muir (Illustrated): Adventure Memoirs and Wilderness Essays from the author of The Yosemite, Our National Parks, The Mountains of California, A Thousand-mile Walk to the Gu

Author(s): John Muir, S. Hall Young
Publisher: e-artnow, Year: 2015, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2091250

GURPS 4th edition. Dungeon Fantasy 16: Wilderness Adventures

Author(s): Sean Punch
Publisher: Steve Jackson Games Incorporated, Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2268783

The Winterlake Lodge cookbook: culinary adventures in the Alaskan wilderness

Author(s): Kirsten Dixon
Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books, Year: 2012, Size: 101 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1023009

Rock Climbing

Author(s): Wilderness Education Association, Timothy Kidd, Jennifer Hazelrigs
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2009, Size: 26 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1197366

Hiking and backpacking

Author(s): Marni Goldenberg; Bruce Martin; Wilderness Education Association (U.S.)
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2008, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1196515

Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness & Travel Medicine

Author(s): Eric A., M.D. Weiss
Publisher: Adventure Medical Kits, Year: 2005, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 436192

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are really record-breakers according to USA Today, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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