Gerald and Lee Durrell search Madagascar for the endangered aye-aye in hope of breeding it.
Briton Tom Vernon explores Louisiana by bicycle, encountering cloggers dancing for Jesus and an ax-throwing contest.
An international team of kayakers and canoeists tries to conquer the wild waters of Pakistan's Indus River.
Christina Dodwell searches the islands of Melanesia and Polynesia for the exotic black pearl.
Writer Keith Huxley traces his father's 1944 escape from a Japanese prison camp across southeastern China.
Naturalist Robert Perkins and photographer Vasily Peskov canoe the Kamchatka River in Siberia.
Iditarod winner Joe Runyon leads three teams of huskies along a 1925 route to the summit of Canada's Mount Logan.
Broadcaster Tom Vernon encounters hippies, an Indian village and a lake monster while bicycling through Patagonia.
Radio broadcaster Tom Vernon entertains with stories and humor as he bicycles through Argentina.
Archaeologist Andrew Hartley travels to Kenya's Lake Turkana searching for traces of an advanced Stone Age culture.
A skeptical American and Briton search remote, previously restricted regions of China for a man-beast called the "yeren."
Stephen Pern walks the length of Japan on a five-month journey over 1,600 miles of mountainous landscape.
Peter Matthiessen explores the Florida Everglades, the setting for one of his novels.
Angler/author John Bailey fishes for a legendary carp called the "mahseer" from Kashmir to the Upper Ganges.
Author/naturalist Jonathan Maslow explores the Darien Gap, a jungle between Panama and Colombia.
Sailor Stephen Thomas apprentices with Mao Piailug, who uses nature's clues to navigate their 500-mile ocean journey.
Journalist Anthony Smith observes natural wonders on a steam-driven raft traveling down a 1,000-mile Amazon tributary.
Mountaineer Chris Bonington searches restricted land in the Tibetan Himalayas for the legendary Abominable Snowman.
Two men in a tiny catamaran encounter gales and icebergs in the frigid polar seas of the Northwest Passage.
Photographer Kos Evans scours the Outback for the prototype of the cinematic hero.
Author/artist Robert Perkins travels solo along 650 miles of an arctic river in the Northwest Territories.
Composer David Fanshawe travels to Tahiti to hear indigenous music.
Composer David Fanshawe travels to New Guinea to hear indigenous music.
Vernon encounters gypsies, theater people, accordion-makers and a singing sailor.
Vernon chats with a Swedish Buddhist and visits a clinic for privileged animals.
Vernon tours a copper mine and searches for trolls.
Radio broadcaster Tom Vernon pedals 1,560 miles across Norway, Sweden and Finland.
In 1986 a seven-man Australian-American mountaineering team aims for the summit of Pakistan's treacherous Gasherbrum IV.
Ronald Bligh-Ware, Capt. Bligh's descendant, duplicates his navigational feat in a replica longboat.
A British expedition retraces Capt. Robert Scott's fatal 883-mile 1912 journey by foot to the South Pole.
The Blairs brave leeches, quicksand and a tropical storm to seek a lost nomadic tribe.
The Blairs witness an erupting volcano, Javanese ceremonies, mystical powers and conscious death.
The Blairs live among New Guinea headhunters and encounter Komodo dragons.
Filmmaker brothers Lorne and Lawrence Blair explore the Indonesian Archipelago for 10 years.
A Welsh mountaineer attempts a three-day solo climb of the north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps.
An international team attempts to traverse Iceland by crossing a glacier and navigating an unknown river.
The three-year Transglobe Expedition circumnavigates Earth along the axis intersecting the North and South Poles.
A British mountaineer and an Austrian filmmaker join a Swiss team to scale the world's second-highest peak.
A crew of nine sails the full expanse of the Indian Ocean in a 60-foot replica of a Stone Age outrigger canoe.
A greenhorn moves from Scotland to Alaska to train and compete in the 10-day, 1,000-mile Yukon Quest dog sled race.
An international team sets an alpine ballooning record while attempting to reach Mount Everest's 29,2028-foot summit.
In 1986, 53-year-old Maine businessman Dodge Morgan sails nonstop around the world in a solo journey aboard a 60-foot cutter.