Check out this National Geographic list of the 100 greatest adventure books ever. The No. 1 book, The Worst Journey in the World, by Apsley Cherry-Garrard, will make you appreciate our Chicago winters, even the one we’re slogging through now. It’s about Robert Scott’s ill-fated 1910 trip to the Antarctic on which Cherry-Garrard was a volunteer. The part about searching for penguin eggs during the Antarctic winter is almost beyond belief. (That’s Cherry-Garrard at the right below.) Mary B (Reader’s Services)
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