Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson

Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson (2004)
Deep wreck diving is an extreme sport with a myriad of dangers. When two divers discover an unidentified wreck off the coast of New Jersey, they risk everything to uncover the name of the mysterious vessel.

See what The New York Times has to say about the book or listen to the author on NPR.

The African Queen

The African Queen (1951)

This classic movie stands the test of time. It has humor, adventure, romance and two American icons of acting. Katherine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart are good alone, but as a team they brilliantly enhance each other. Even if you have seen it before, it’s a reliable night of fun watching and GOOD FOR ALL AGES.

Based on the 1935 novel by C. S. Forester.

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson (1998)
An unlikely duo attempts to tackle the over 2000 mile hike that is the Appalachian Trail. Laugh out loud as they trudge through the wilderness toward a very distant goal.

According to a January 2008 articleRobert Redford plans to produce and star in a movie adaptation.

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger

The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger (1997)
October 1991 produced one of the most devastating storms to hit the North Atlantic. Follow the crew of the Andrea Gail as it struggles for survival in tumultuous seas and learn how the rescue attempts of other ships caught in the Perfect Storm went horribly wrong. Also check out the 2000 movie based on the book.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer (1997)
Few endeavors conjure up an image of adventure more vividly than the thought of scaling Mount Everest, the highest summit on Earth. Jon Krakauer details the rigors of high altitude mountain climbing and the ill-fated expedition that would claim the lives of eight people.