Voyage Around the World

September 20th is the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan setting sail on the first voyage around the world.  In honor of this event try one of these great books about sailing the Earth.
Title Author Cover
The Race : the first nonstop, round-the-world, no-holds-barred sailing competition Tim Zimmermann The Race : the first nonstop, round-the-world, no-holds-barred sailing competition cover image
By the grace of the sea : a woman's solo odyssey around the world Pat Henry By the grace of the sea : a woman's solo odyssey around the world cover image
Dark waters : true story of the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth Jason Lewis Dark waters : true story of the first human-powered circumnavigation of the Earth cover image
Ten days a madwoman : the daring life and turbulent times of the original "girl" reporter, Nellie Bly Deborah Noyes Ten days a madwoman : the daring life and turbulent times of the original "girl" reporter, Nellie Bly cover image
The world's most travelled man : a twenty-three-year odyssey to and through every country on the planet Mike Spencer Bown The world's most travelled man : a twenty-three-year odyssey to and through every country on the planet cover image
Give me the world Leila Hadley Give me the world cover image
Giant steps : an American odyssey from Punta Areanas to the edge of Alaska Karl Bushby Giant steps : an American odyssey from Punta Areanas to the edge of Alaska cover image
Long way round : chasing shadows across the world Ewan McGregor Long way round : chasing shadows across the world cover image
Around the world on a bicycle Thomas Stevens Around the world on a bicycle cover image
Around the world on two wheels : Annie Londonderry's extraordinary ride Peter Zheutlin Around the world on two wheels : Annie Londonderry's extraordinary ride cover image
Thunder & sunshine : around the world by bike. part two Alastair Humphreys Thunder & sunshine : around the world by bike. part two cover image
Sixty degrees north : around the world in search of home Malachy Tallack Sixty degrees north : around the world in search of home cover image
A Confederate biography : the cruise of the CSS Shenandoah Dwight Sturtevant Hughes A Confederate biography : the cruise of the CSS Shenandoah cover image
East toward dawn : a woman's solo journey around the world Nan Watkins East toward dawn : a woman's solo journey around the world cover image
How to travel the world for free : one man, 150 days, eleven countries, no money! Michael Wigge How to travel the world for free : one man, 150 days, eleven countries, no money! cover image
Around the world in 50 years : my adventure to every country on earth Albert Podell Around the world in 50 years : my adventure to every country on earth cover image
Long way round : chasing shadows across the world Ewan McGregor Long way round : chasing shadows across the world cover image
Sailing around the world : 80 destinations Elisabetta Eördegh Sailing around the world : 80 destinations cover image
Tripping the world fantastic : a journey through the music of our planet Glenn Dixon Tripping the world fantastic : a journey through the music of our planet cover image
Ocean warriors : the thrilling story of the 2001/2002 Volvo Ocean Race round the world Rob Mundle Ocean warriors : the thrilling story of the 2001/2002 Volvo Ocean Race round the world cover image
Around the world in seventy-two days and other writings Nellie Bly Around the world in seventy-two days and other writings cover image
Darwin's first theory : exploring Darwin's quest to find a theory of the earth R L Wesson Darwin's first theory : exploring Darwin's quest to find a theory of the earth cover image
Around the world with Mark Twain Robert L Cooper Around the world with Mark Twain cover image
Pedaling to Hawaii : a human-powered odyssey Stevie Smith Pedaling to Hawaii : a human-powered odyssey cover image
Farther than any man : the rise and fall of Captain James Cook Martin Dugard Farther than any man : the rise and fall of Captain James Cook cover image
Lionheart : a journey of the human spirit Jesse Martin Lionheart : a journey of the human spirit cover image
Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders Joshua Foer Atlas obscura : an explorer's guide to the world's hidden wonders cover image
The hard way around : the passages of Joshua Slocum Geoffrey Wolff The hard way around : the passages of Joshua Slocum cover image
The voyage of the Beagle Charles Darwin The voyage of the Beagle cover image
The prize of all the oceans : the dramatic true story of Commodore Anson's voyage round the world and how he seized the Spanish treasure galleon Glyndwr Williams The prize of all the oceans : the dramatic true story of Commodore Anson's voyage round the world and how he seized the Spanish treasure galleon cover image
The first circumnavigators : unsung heroes of the age of discovery Harry Kelsey The first circumnavigators : unsung heroes of the age of discovery cover image
12,000 miles in the nick of time : a family tale Mark Jacobson 12,000 miles in the nick of time : a family tale cover image
Odysseus' last stand : the chronicles of a bicycle nomad Dave Stamboulis Odysseus' last stand : the chronicles of a bicycle nomad cover image
Following the equator Mark Twain Following the equator cover image
Sailing the dream : the amazing true story of the teen who sailed solo around the world Mike Perham Sailing the dream : the amazing true story of the teen who sailed solo around the world cover image
A camera, two kids, and a camel : my journey in photographs Annie Griffiths A camera, two kids, and a camel : my journey in photographs cover image
Sea of dangers : Captain Cook and his rivals in the South Pacific Geoffrey Blainey Sea of dangers : Captain Cook and his rivals in the South Pacific cover image
Grounded : a down to earth journey around the world Seth Stevenson Grounded : a down to earth journey around the world cover image
Icebreaker : a voyage far north Horatio Clare Icebreaker : a voyage far north cover image
Cook : the extraordinary voyages of Captain James Cook Nicholas Thomas Cook : the extraordinary voyages of Captain James Cook cover image
Around the world in 50 years : my adventure to every country on earth Albert Podell Around the world in 50 years : my adventure to every country on earth cover image
The yellow envelope : one gift, three rules, and a life-changing journey around the world Kim Dinan The yellow envelope : one gift, three rules, and a life-changing journey around the world cover image
The voyage of the Beagle Charles Darwin The voyage of the Beagle cover image
Adventures of a continental drifter : an around-the-world excursion into weirdness, danger, lust, and the perils of street food Elliott Hester Adventures of a continental drifter : an around-the-world excursion into weirdness, danger, lust, and the perils of street food cover image
The voyage of the Beagle : journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the world Charles Darwin The voyage of the Beagle : journal of researches into the natural history and geology of the countries visited during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle round the world cover image
The last time around Cape Horn : the historic 1949 voyage of the windjammer Pamir William F Stark The last time around Cape Horn : the historic 1949 voyage of the windjammer Pamir cover image
Fair wind and plenty of it : a modern-day tall ship adventure Rigel Crockett Fair wind and plenty of it : a modern-day tall ship adventure cover image
Voyages of discovery : a visual celebration of ten of the greatest natural history expeditions A L Rice Voyages of discovery : a visual celebration of ten of the greatest natural history expeditions cover image
Round about the Earth : circumnavigation from Magellan to orbit Joyce E Chaplin Round about the Earth : circumnavigation from Magellan to orbit cover image
Magnificent voyage : an American adventurer on Captain James Cook's final expedition Laurie Lawlor Magnificent voyage : an American adventurer on Captain James Cook's final expedition cover image