Life Changing Adventures

Life Changing Adventures

List created by SCCLD LIBRARIANS FOR ADULTS

Explorations that take the reader on amazing, dangerous, life altering journeys .

Raised in San Francisco, a young Yemeni American leaves his job as a doorman. He embarks on a surprising journey to import coffee from his home county of Yemen after discovering their long history of cultivating desirable coffee beans.

In 1955, sixty-seven year old Emma Gatewood left her home and family and embarked on an incredible, solo journey. With only a small pack, one change of clothes, and two hundred dollars, she became the first woman to walk all 2,050 miles of the Appalachian Trail. She became an advocate for the trail, eventually hiking it three times and fulfilling her dream.

In 2012, Abdul Haidara and his associates embark on a terrifying journey in Timbuktu to rescue historical manuscripts from the hands of al- Qaeda. In the end, they were responsible for saving 370,00 documents, operating under harrowing conditions and risking their lives as they became expert smugglers.

Amazing family memoir about the Landolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. It's the story of Boyd Varty and his life growing up in the wild and his family's journey to restore depleted land to develop a world famous wildlife preserve which is now a thriving home to elephants, crocodiles, lions and baboons.

True tale of deep-shipwreck diving to uncover the identity of a craft 300 feet deep and 60 miles off the coast of New Jersey. Embarking on a perilous journey and pushing themselves to the limit, divers John Chatterton and Rich Kohler spend years diving and investigating their find.

Hidden in the rain forest of Honduras, overrun by jaguars, spider monkeys, poisonous plants and snakes, lies the ancient civilization of Ciudad Blanca. Douglas Preston joins an archaeological mission to document and explore this settlement abandoned 500 years ago.

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