NYT Expeditions Disasters and Adventures

Bestseller List for January 15, 2017

ATLAS OBSCURA
Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton
Workman
9780761169086
0-7611-6908-3
A dense (nearly 500 pages) richly documented ultimate explorer's guide to more than 700 hidden marvels, events and curiosities around the world.
DEAD WAKE
Erik Larson
Crown
9780307408877
0-307-40887-6
The last voyage of the Lusitania, the passenger liner sunk by a German torpedo in 1915; by the author of “The Devil in the White City.”
SULLY
Chesley B Sullenberger III with Jeffrey Zaslow
Morrow/HarperCollins
9780062561206
0-06-256120-0
A memoir by the pilot who performed the successful emergency landing of a plane with 155 passengers on the Hudson River in 2009. The basis for the movie.
WILD
Cheryl Strayed
Vintage
9780307476074
0-307-47607-3
A woman’s account of the life-changing 1,100-mile solo hike she took along the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995. A 2014 movie.
BARBARIAN DAYS
William Finnegan
Penguin Press
9780143109396
0-14-310939-1
This Pulitzer Prize-winning surfing chronicle and memoir by a New Yorker writer celebrates a lifelong obsession.
THE INVENTION OF NATURE
Andrea Wulf
Vintage
9780345806291
0-345-80629-8
The life of the visionary German explorer, scientist and naturalist, Alexander von Humboldt.
THE WRIGHT BROTHERS
David McCullough
Simon & Schuster
9781476728759
1-4767-2875-5
The story of the bicycle mechanics from Ohio who ushered in the age of flight.
IN THE HEART OF THE SEA
Nathaniel Philbrick
Penguin
9781101221570
None
The sinking of the New England whaleship Essex in 1820, by a sperm whale. The basis of the movie.
THE OREGON TRAIL
Rinker Buck
Simon & Schuster
9781451659177
1-4516-5917-2
The author and his brother travel 2,000 miles by mule and wagon from Missouri to Oregon.
PACIFIC
Simon Winchester
Harper
9780062315427
0-06-231542-0
A biography of the Pacific Ocean.