Chris Meadows says: "On the subject of sailing around the world, here's a plug for The Boy Who Sailed Around the World Alone by Robin Lee Graham. It's an autobiographical tale, illustrated with copious photos, of a teenager who became the youngest person (at least at the time) to sail solo around the world. I read it as a kid, and found it really fascinating. It's out of print now, but you can still find used copies if you look. Link
Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of Boing Boing and the editor-in-chief of MAKE and Cool Tools. Twitter: @frauenfelder. Come and hear Mark speak at the ALA conference in Chicago on July 1.