• American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light
    American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light
    ISBN: 9780241145272
    Title: American Smoke: Journeys to the End of the Light
    Author: SINCLAIR IAN

    In American Smoke, Iain Sinclair hits the road to America in the tracks of the Beats.On the trail of the American Beats, Iain Sinclair makes a delirious and perhaps ill-fated expedition in the footsteps of Malcolm Lowry, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, Charles Olson and Gary Snyder. It is a journey in search of literary ghosts behind mirages of volcanoes and the Old West. In which rumours vie with false memories and unreliable reports to steer our guide from one strange adventure into another. It is an odyssey in which the beginning offers no clues as to where it may end. 'A transatlantic odyssey . . . grippingly haunted' Observer'A challenging, maddening, fascinating journey . . . enjoy Sinclair's poetic language and subtly warped sense of humour. Rich and engrossing' Metro'Sit back and feel the invigorating pulse of beautifully crafted prose . . . wonderful' Daily Telegraph'Iain Sinclair has gone from cult author to national treasure' Robert MacfarlaneIain Sinclair is the author of Downriver (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Encore Award); Landor's Tower; White Chappell, Scarlet Tracings; Lights Out for the Territory; Lud Heat; Rodinsky's Room (with Rachel Lichtenstein); Radon Daughters; London Orbital, Dining on Stones, Hackney, that Rose-Red Empire and Ghost Milk.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Among Muslims: Meetings at the Frontiers of Pakistan
    Among Muslims: Meetings at the Frontiers of Pakistan
    ISBN: 9780953522774
    Title: Among Muslims: Meetings at the Frontiers of Pakistan
    Author: JAMIE KATHLEEN

    When ten Pakistani men walk into Kathleen Jamie's small Scottish town on a peace march, in November 2001, she is thrown back to her own travels in Northern Pakistan and a book she wrote a decade earlier.Among Muslims is the account of Jamie's time travelling alone and living among the Shia and Ismaili Muslims in the Northern Areas - the mountainous regions wedged between Afghanistan, India and China and one of the most volatile borderlands in the world.A bold, sympathetic and superbly written book, Among Muslims delves into Jamie's own Scottish upbringing to find links with the purdah-observing lifestyle of her Shia Muslim hosts. It is a privileged account from an acclaimed poet, who during her travels was often literally the only woman on the bus.Among Muslims was originally published as The Golden Peak. For this edition, Kathleen Jamie returned to Pakistan to write an Afterword and Preface.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific
    Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific
    ISBN: 9781921922923
    Title: Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific
    Author: FLANNERY TIM

    Twenty-five years ago, a young curator of mammals from the Australian Museum in Sydney set out to research the fauna of the Pacific Islands. Starting with a survey of one of the most inaccessible islands in Melanesia—Woodlark, in the Trobriands Group—that young scientist found himself ghost-whispering, snake wrestling, Quadoi hunting and plunged waist-deep into a sludge of maggot-infested faeces in search of a small bat that turned out not to be earth-shatteringly interesting.With accounts of discovering, naming and sometimes eating new mammal species; being thwarted or aided by local customs; and historic scientific expeditions, Tim Flannery takes us on an enthralling journey through some of the most diverse and spectacular environments on Earth.Among the Islands is the third book in a loose trilogy of Flannery's adventures, following on fromthe bestselling Throwim Way Leg (1998) and Country (2004).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Amsterdam
    Amsterdam
    ISBN: 9781860467899
    Title: Amsterdam
    Author: MAK GEERT


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    Price: $30.00
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  • Ancient Paths
    Ancient Paths
    ISBN: 9781447229766
    Title: Ancient Paths
    Author: ROBB GRAHAM

    When Graham Robb made plans to cycle the legendary Via Heraklea, he had no idea that the line he plotted stretching from the south-western tip of the Iberian Peninsula, across the Pyrenees and towards the Alps would change the way he saw a civilization. It was an ancient path that took him deep into the world of the Celts: their gods, their art, and, most of all, their sophisticated knowledge of science. Gradually, a lost map revealed itself, of an empire constructed with precision and beauty across vast tracts of Europe. Oriented according to the movements of the Celtic sun god, the map had been forgotten for almost two millennia. Its implications were astonishing. Minutely researched and rich in revelations, THE ANCIENT PATHS brings to life centuries of our distant history and reinterprets pre-Roman Europe. Told with all of Robbs grace and verve, it is a dazzling, unforgettable book.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe
    Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe
    ISBN: 9780330531504
    Title: Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe
    Author: ROBB GRAHAM

    When Graham Robb made plans to cycle the legendary Via Heraklea, he had no idea that the line he plotted stretching from the south-western tip of the Iberian Peninsula, across the Pyrenees and towards the Alps would change the way he saw a civilization. It was an ancient path that took him deep into the world of the Celts: their gods, their art, and, most of all, their sophisticated knowledge of science. Gradually, a lost map revealed itself, of an empire constructed with precision and beauty across vast tracts of Europe. Oriented according to the movements of the Celtic sun god, the map had been forgotten for almost two millennia. Its implications were astonishing. Minutely researched and rich in revelations, THE ANCIENT PATHS brings to life centuries of our distant history and reinterprets pre-Roman Europe. Told with all of Robbs grace and verve, it is a dazzling, unforgettable book.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe
    Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe
    ISBN: 9780330531511
    Title: Ancient Paths: Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe
    Author: ROBB GRAHAM

    Graham Robb's new book will change the way you see European civilization.Inspired by a chance discovery, Robb became fascinated with the world of the Celts: their gods, their art, and, most of all, their sophisticated knowledge of science. His investigations gradually revealed something extaordinary: a lost map, of an empire constructed with precision and beauty across vast tracts of Europe. The map had been forgotten for almost two millennia and its implications were astonishing.Minutely researched and rich in revelations, The Ancient Paths brings to life centuries of our distant history and reinterprets pre-Roman Europe. Told with all of Robb's grace and verve, it is a dazzling, unforgettable book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Annapurna the First Conquest of an 8000 Metre Peak
    Annapurna the First Conquest of an 8000 Metre Peak
    ISBN: 9780099541462
    Title: Annapurna the First Conquest of an 8000 Metre Peak
    Author: HERZOG MAURICE

    'A classic of its kind... His vivid, high powered but never overdramatised account of the ascent still reads splendidly' The Irish TimesIn 1950, no mountain higher than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed. Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club resolved to try. This is the enthralling story of the first conquest of Annapurna and the harrowing descent. With breathtaking courage and grit manifest on every page, Annapurna is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told.As well as an introduction by Joe Simpson, this new edition includes 16 pages of photographs, which provide a remarkable visual record of this legendary expedition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Another Fine Mess: Road Tripping Across the States in a Model T Ford
    Another Fine Mess: Road Tripping Across the States in a Model T Ford
    ISBN: 9781787290297
    Title: Another Fine Mess: Road Tripping Across the States in a Model T Ford
    Author: MOORE TIM


    Tim Moore - indefatigable travelling everyman - switches two wheels for four as he journeys across Trumpland in an original Model T Ford.

    'Alarmingly full of incident, very funny - even mildly transformative' Daily Mail


    Lacking even the most basic mechanical knowhow, Tim Moore sets out to cross Trumpland USA in an original Model T Ford. Armed only with a fan belt made of cotton, wooden wheels and a trunkload of 'wise-ass Limey liberal gumption', his route takes him exclusively through Donald-voting counties, meeting the everyday folks who voted red along the way.


    He meets a people defined by extraordinary generosity, willing to shift heaven and earth to keep him on the road. And yet, this is clearly a nation in conflict with itself: citizens 'tooling up' in reaction to ever-increasing security fears; a healthcare system creaking to support sugar-loaded soda lovers; a disintegrating rust belt all but forgotten by the warring media and political classes.


    With his trademark blend of slapstick humour, affable insight and butt-clenching peril, Tim Moore invites us on an unforgettable road trip through America. Buckle up!



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Another Kyoto
    Another Kyoto
    ISBN: 9780141988337
    Title: Another Kyoto
    Author: KERR ALEX ; SOKOL KATHY ARLYN

    Another Kyotois a matchless guide to a great city, It is the fruit of Alex Kerr's half-century of living in Japan and of lore gleaned from people he's met along the way- artists, Zen monks and Shinto priests, Japanese literati, and expat personalities from days past, such as legendary art dealer David Kidd. Kerr turns what we thought we knew about Kyoto inside-out, revealing the inner ideas behind simple things like walls, floors, and sliding doors.

    After this book, one can never walk through a Zen gate in the same way again.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Antarctica: a Biography
    Antarctica: a Biography
    ISBN: 9781741669091
    Title: Antarctica: a Biography
    Author: DAY DAVID

    Politics, conniving, adventuring, bravery and boldness. Antarctica is a groundbreaking history of human interaction with Antarctica, the last continent on earth. For centuries it was suspected that there must be an undiscovered continent in the southern hemisphere. But explorers failed to find one. On his second voyage to the Pacific, Captain James Cook sailed further south than any of his rivals but failed to sight land. It was not until 1820 that the continent's frozen coast was finally discovered and parts of the continent began to be claimed by nations that were intent on having it as their own. That rivalry intensified in the 1840s when British, American and French expeditions sailed south to chart further portions of the continent that had come to be called Antarctica. On and off for nearly two centuries, the race to claim exclusive possession of Antarctica has gripped the imagination of the world. Science was enlisted to buttress the rival claims as nations developed new ways of asserting territorial claims over land that was too forbidding to occupy. Although the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 was meant to end the rivalry, it has continued regardless, as new nations became involved and environmentalists, scientists and resource companies began to compete for control. Antarctica: A biography draws upon libraries and archives from around the world to provide the first, large-scale history of Antarctica. On one level, it is the story of explorers battling the elements in the most hostile place on earth as they strive for personal triumph, commercial gain and national glory. On a deeper level, it is the story of nations seeking to incorporate the Antarctic into their national narratives and to claim its frozen wastes as their own.
    Published: March 2013

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Antartica a Biography
    Antartica a Biography
    ISBN: 9781741669084
    Title: Antartica a Biography
    Author: DAY DAVID

    For centuries it was suspected that there must be an undiscovered continent in the southern hemisphere. But explorers failed to find one. On his second voyage to the Pacific, Captain James Cook sailed further south than any of his rivals but still failed to sight land. However, the icebergs that he encountered provided proof of the existence of land. Nevertheless, it was not until whaling crews ventured south from Cape Magellan in the early nineteenth century that the frozen continent was finally sighted and parts of its coast began to be claimed by nations that were intent on having it as their own. That rivalry intensified in the 1840s when British, American and French expeditions sailed south to chart further portions of the continent that had come to be known as Antarctica. On and off for nearly two centuries, the competition to claim exclusive possession of parts of Antarctica has gripped the imagination of the world, whether it was the race to the South Pole by Scott and Amundsen or the attempts by American and Nazi German aviators to claim great swathes of the continent by simply dropping their nation's flags upon it. Science was enlisted to buttress the rival claims as nations developed new ways of asserting territorial claims over land that was too forbidding to occupy. More recently, with the continent remaining without recognized owners, there have been calls to make it the common property of the world. ANTARCTICA: A biography draws upon libraries and archives from around the world, from Britain to Argentina and Norway to New Zealand, to provide the first, large-scale history of Antarctica. On one level, it is the story of explorers battling the elements in the most hostile place on earth as they strive for personal triumph, commercial gain and national glory. On another level, it is the story of nations seeking to incorporate the Antarctic into their national narratives and to claim its frozen wastes as their own. The book will blend these stories into a groundbreaking history of human interaction with the last continent on earth.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Apologies to My Censor: the High & Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China
    Apologies to My Censor: the High & Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China
    ISBN: 9780062124432
    Title: Apologies to My Censor: the High & Low Adventures of a Foreigner in China
    Author: MOXLEY MITCH

    The story of a young mans outrageous adventures in China and his search for identity in the most unexpected of places.

    Mitch Moxley came to Beijing in the spring of 2007 to take a job as a writer and editor for China Daily, the countrys only English-language national newspaper. The Chinese economy was booming, the Olympics were on the horizon, and Beijing was being transformed into a world-class city overnight. Moxley planned to stay only through the Olympics and then head back to Canada.

    But that was six years ago. In that time, Moxley fed a goat to a lion, watched a lingerie-wearing bear ride a bicycle, and crisscrossed the country writing stories. He also appeared as one of Cosmopolitans one hundred most eligible bachelors in China, acted in a state-funded Chinese movie, and was paid to pose as a fake businessman.

    During Moxleys journey of self-exploration, his comic adventures and misadventures in China gave way to the creation of his alter ego--Mi Gao, or Tall Rice. A funny and honest look at expat life, Apologies to My Censor also depicts the ways a country can touch and inspire you.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

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  • Appleton's General Guide to the United States & Canada
    Appleton's General Guide to the United States & Canada
    ISBN: 9781471159947
    Title: Appleton's General Guide to the United States & Canada
    Author: APPLETON D

    A facsimile edition of the classic 1879 travel guide--often referred to as "Appleton's Guide"--that inspired the Great American Railroad Journeys PBS television series with Michael Portillo.

    Appleton's Railway Guide to the United States & Canada was originally published in two volumes, describing the variety of attractions offered in each North American town or city the train traveler would encounter along the railway system's numerous routes. It was the first tourist guide specifically organized around railway journeys, offering a rare glimpse through the carriage window of a continent lost to history.

    As with many guidebooks of the era, Appleton Guides became obsolete as routes and destinations became less popular and new guidebooks took their place. Both these volumes became collector's items due to their rarity, until now. An unprecedented snapshot of North America in the 1870s, Appleton's Railway Guide is a must-have for any travel and railway enthusiast, historian, and fan of Americana.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    ISBN: 9781473676329
    Title: Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    Author: WOOD LEVISON

    Following in the footsteps of great explorers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, Arabia is Levison Wood's account of his most complex expedition yet: circumnavigating the Arabian Peninsula. Travelling through some of the harshest and most beautiful environments on earth, he seeks to challenge our perceptions of an often misunderstood part of the world, seeing how the region has changed and examining the stories we don't often hear about in the media.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Arabian Sands
    Arabian Sands
    ISBN: 9780141442075
    Title: Arabian Sands
    Author: THESIGER WILFRED

    Arabian Sandsis Wilfred Thesiger’s record of his extraordinary journey through the parched Empty Quarter” of Arabia. Educated at Eton and Oxford, Thesiger was repulsed by the softness and rigidity of Western life—the machines, the calling cards, the meticulously aligned streets.” In the spirit of T. E. Lawrence, he set out to explore the deserts of Arabia, traveling among peoples who had never seen a European and considered it their duty to kill Christian infidels. His now-classic account is invaluable to understanding the modern Middle East.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Arctic Dreams
    Arctic Dreams
    ISBN: 9780099583455
    Title: Arctic Dreams
    Author: LOPEZ BARRY

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ROBERT MACFARLANE 'The Arctic dreamland seen and described by a writer of rare perception and poetic descriptive power... The pages sparkle with Arctic light' Scotsman Lopez's journey across our frozen planet is a celebration of the Arctic in all its guises. A hostile landscape of ice, freezing oceans and dazzling skyscapes. Home to millions of diverse animals and people. The stage to massive migrations by land, sea and air. The setting of epic exploratory voyages. And, in crystalline prose, Lopez captures the magic of the Arctic - the essential mystery and beauty of a continent that has enchanted man's imagination and ambition for centuries. 'A master nature writer' New York Times See also: The Flames Trees of Thika

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Area of Darkness: a Discovery of India
    Area of Darkness: a Discovery of India
    ISBN: 9780375708350
    Title: Area of Darkness: a Discovery of India
    Author: NAIPAUL V S

    AN AREA OF DARKNESS is V.S. Naipaul's semi-autobiographical account - at once painful and hilarious, always concerned - of his first visit to India, the land of his forbears. From the moment of his inauspicious arrival in Prohibition-dry Bombay, bearing whisky and cheap brandy, he began to experience a sense of cultural estrangement from the subcontinent. It became for him a land of myths, an area of darkness closing up behind him as he travelled . . . The experience was not a pleasant one, but the pain the author suffered was creative rather than numbing, and engendered a masterful work of literature that is by turns tender, lyrical, explosive and cruel. With spectacular narrative skill, Naipaul provides a revelation both of India and of himself: a displaced person who paradoxically possesses a stronger sense of place than almost anyone. 'A masterpiece of travel-writing' Paul Theroux 'Brilliant' Observer

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Armenian Sketchbook
    Armenian Sketchbook
    ISBN: 9780857052353
    Title: Armenian Sketchbook
    Author: GROSSAMN VASILY


    Few writers had to confront so many of the last century's mass tragedies as Vasily Grossman. He is likely to be remembered, above all, for the terrifying clarity with which he writes about the Shoah, the Battle of Stalingrad and the Terror Famine in the Ukraine.


    An Armenian Sketchbook, however, shows us a very different Grossman; it is notable for its warmth, its sense of fun and for the benign humility that is always to be found in his writing.


    After the 'arrest' - as Grossman always put it - of Life and Fate, Grossman took on the task of editing a literal Russian translation of a lengthy Armenian novel. The novel was of little interest to him, but he was glad of an excuse to travel to Armenia. This is his account of the two months he spent there.


    It is by far the most personal and intimate of Grossman's works, with an air of absolute spontaneity, as though Grossman is simply chatting to the reader about his impressions of Armenia - its mountains, its ancient churches and its people.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Armenian Sketchbook
    Armenian Sketchbook
    ISBN: 9781782060888
    Title: Armenian Sketchbook
    Author: GROSSMAN VASILY

    Vasily Grossman, author of Life and Fate, reflects on a season spent in Armenia.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
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  • Around Britain by Canal
    Around Britain by Canal
    ISBN: 9781473893238
    Title: Around Britain by Canal
    Author: BURTON ANTHONY

    This is the story of a thousand mile-long trip around England by canal. At times the journey took the author out into the beautiful countryside, and elsewhere the canal crept round the edge of old industrial towns. It is a journey that proved full of surprises, delights and rich variety, as the book clearly demonstrates. The book illustrates the great contrasts between travelling on the wide tidal waters of the River Trent and being overtaken by sea-going cargo ships, to meadnering along the sinuous curves of the Oxford Canal. The Leeds & Liverpool Canal brought magnificent moorland scenery and the drama of the great five-lock staircase at Bingley. London was seen from two very different perspectives. Travelling past the elegant houses of Little Venice and Regents Park and then turning back along the Thames to float past the Houses of Parliament. The author finds as much pleasure in the hidden corners of Birmingham as in the rural beauties of Shropshire. The book has become regarded as a classic of canal travel, and is reissued with previously unpublished colour photographs taken by Phillip Lloyd, who shared the trip with the author. AUTHOR: Anthony Burton has been travelling canals and writing about them throughout his professional life as a full-time author and broadcaster, starting with The Canal Builders, first published in 1972 and now reissued in a new edition by Pen & Sword. Over the years he has written about canal history, its architecture and engineering and a biography of the great canal engineer, Thomas Telford. 60 illustration, 2 maps

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $63.00
    $63.00
  • Around India in 80 Trains
    Around India in 80 Trains
    ISBN: 9781857885958
    Title: Around India in 80 Trains
    Author: RAJESH MONICA


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    Price: $29.00
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  • Around the World in 80 Trains
    Around the World in 80 Trains
    ISBN: 9781408869758
    Title: Around the World in 80 Trains
    Author: RAJESH MONISHA


    'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael Palin



    When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn't long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles - almost twice the circumference of the earth - coasting along the world's most remarkable railways; from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.


    Packing up her rucksack - and her fiancé, Jem - Monisha embarks on an unforgettable adventure that will take her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The ensuing journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views.


    From the author ofAround India in 80 Trains comes another witty and irreverent look at the world and a celebration of the glory of train travel. Monisha offers a wonderfully vivid account of life, history and culture in a book that will make you laugh out loud - and reflect on what it means to be a global citizen - as you whirl around the world in its pages.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Art of Camping the History & Practice of Sleeping Under the Stars
    Art of Camping the History & Practice of Sleeping Under the Stars
    ISBN: 9780241145135
    Title: Art of Camping the History & Practice of Sleeping Under the Stars
    Author: DE ABAITUA MATTHEW

    CAMPING IS BACK Could there be another way of life? Can I survive with less stuff? Should I run for the hills?These are all good questions that people have asked before, throughout history, and which have inspired people to set up camp.  But now camping is part of the drive for self-sufficiency, a reaction against mass tourism, a chance to connect with the land, to experience a community, to leave no trace . . .From packing to pitching, with hikes into the deep history of the subject and encounters with the great campers and camping movements of the past, this is the only book you'll need to pack when you next head off to sleep under the stars.If there is one thing that campers like more than camping, it's dreaming about their next trip.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Art of Flight
    Art of Flight
    ISBN: 9781846147999
    Title: Art of Flight
    Author: SJOBERG FREDRIK

    Accidental Journeys with the Bestselling Author of The Fly Trap Stories just begin. We rarely know where and almost never why. It doesn't matter. Nothing is certain any longer. I just want to shut my eyes, point at random and say, as a sort of experiment, that once, when I was sixteen years old, I spent a whole night singing romantic songs in the top of a pine tree. That's where it may have started. Fredrik Sjoberg continues his exploration of the pleasures and trials of those who spend their time tracing the smallest details of the natural world in these two tales of ambition, fear and hapless romance. Calling on his childhood memories and experience as a hoverfly collector, and following the trail of long forgotten entomologists before him who left their native Sweden for the national parks of the United States, Sjoberg contemplates the richness of life and the strange paths it leads us on."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Art of Flight
    Art of Flight
    ISBN: 9780141980317
    Title: Art of Flight
    Author: SJOBERG FREDRIK

    Stories just begin. We rarely know where and almost never why. It doesn't matter. Nothing is certain any longer. I just want to shut my eyes, point at random and say, as a sort of experiment, that once, when I was sixteen years old, I spent a whole night singing romantic songs in the top of a pine tree. That's where it may have started. In this follow-up to The Fly Trap, Sjoberg continues to explore the pleasures and trials of those who spend their time tracing the smallest details of the natural world. Calling on his childhood memories and experience as a hoverfly collector, and following the trail of long forgotten entomologists before him who left their native Sweden for the U.S., Sjoberg contemplates the richness of life and the strange paths it leads us on.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Art of Mindful Walking
    Art of Mindful Walking
    ISBN: 9781907332586
    Title: Art of Mindful Walking
    Author: FORD ADAM

    This volume uses the concept of mindfulness to explore the activity of walking as an exercise for both body and mind. Contemplating the concept of purposeful walking, the author applies the notion of mindfulness to walks ranging from a simple journey to work to a personal odyssey in the Australian outback.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Art of the City: Rome, Florence, Venice
    Art of the City: Rome, Florence, Venice
    ISBN: 9781782274483
    Title: Art of the City: Rome, Florence, Venice
    Author: SIMMEL GEORG

    A quartet of essays on great European cities from the groundbreaking thinker Georg Simmel

    These brilliant essays, from one of Germany's greatest and most influential thinkers, are beautifully written and highly readable portraits of three Italian cities: Rome, Venice and Florence. Simmel saw the city as a work of art in itself, and taken together these pieces act as a powerful suite expounding that notion.

    A seminal work of psycho-geography, this collection has never been published together in English before.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

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  • Ascent of Rum Doodle
    Ascent of Rum Doodle
    ISBN: 9780099530381
    Title: Ascent of Rum Doodle
    Author: BOWMAN WE

    First published in 1956,The Ascent of Rum Doodlequickly became a mountaineering classic. As an outrageously funny spoof about the ascent of a peak in the Himalayas, many thought it was inspired by the 1953 conquest of Everest. But Bowman had drawn on the flavour and tone of earlier adventures, of Bill Tilman and his 1937 account of the Nandi Devi expedition. The books central and unforgettable character, Binder, is one of the finest creations in comic literature.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
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  • At the Strangers' Gate
    At the Strangers' Gate
    ISBN: 9781786489210
    Title: At the Strangers' Gate
    Author: GOPNIK ADAM


    'A dazzling talent' Malcolm Gladwell


    When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha, left the comforts of home in Montreal for New York, the city then, much like today, was a pilgrimage site for the young, the arty, and the ambitious. But it was also becoming a city of greed, where both life's consolations and its necessities were increasingly going to the highest bidder.


    At the Strangers' Gate builds a portrait of this particular moment in New York through the story of this couple's journey--from their excited arrival as aspiring artists to their eventual growth into a New York family. Gopnik transports us to his tiny basement room on the Upper East Side, and later to SoHo, where he captures a unicorn: an affordable New York loft. He takes us through his professional meanderings, from graduate student-cum-library-clerk to the corridors of Conde Nast and the galleries of MoMA.


    Between tender and humorous reminiscences, including affectionate portraits of Richard Avedon, Robert Hughes, and Jeff Koons, among many others, Gopnik discusses the ethics of ambition, the economy of creative capital, and the peculiar anthropology of art and aspiration in New York, then and now.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Atlas of Happiness
    Atlas of Happiness
    ISBN: 9781473688230
    Title: Atlas of Happiness
    Author: RUSSELL HELEN


    From the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, an entertaining, reassuring and useful trip around the world, discovering the secrets of happiness from 30 countries.


    A round the world trip through 33 international happiness concepts, from the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly, Helen Russell.


    - Feeling terrified of that upcoming job interview? Take inspiration from the Icelanders and get some Þetta reddast, the unwavering belief that everything will work out in the end.


    - Lost your way in life? Make like the Chinese and find your xing fu, or the thing that gives you real purpose.


    - Too much on your plate? The Italians can help you learn the fine art of dolce far niente, aka the sweetness of doing nothing at all.


    - Overwhelmed by busyness and disconnected from nature? The Swedish have a solution - just find your smultronställe, or 'wild strawberry patch', your perfect escape from the rest of the world.


    From Australia to Wales, via Bhutan, Ireland, Finland, Turkey, Syria, Japan, and many more besides, The Atlas of Happiness uncovers the global secrets to happiness, and how they can change our lives.



    Beautifully illustrated throughout, The Atlas of Happiness will be the perfect cheering Christmas gift of 2018.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Atlas of Improbable Places: a Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners
    Atlas of Improbable Places: a Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners
    ISBN: 9781781315323
    Title: Atlas of Improbable Places: a Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners
    Author: ELBOROUGH TRAVIS

    Atlas of Improbable Places shows the modern world from surprising new vantage points that will inspire urban explorers and armchair travellers alike to consider a new way of understanding the world we live in.
    A journey into the world's lost cities, remote corners and extraordinary environments. Accompanied by stunning, unique illustrations, this is the world and its obscurities, displayed like never before.

    From deserted cities and strange settlements to remote islands and underground labyrinths, An Atlas of Improbable Places uncovers our planet's most unique, intriguing and often unknown places. Travis Elborough explores such unusual and perplexing locations as San Juan in Parangaricuto, a town entirely submerged by lava and Leap Castle in Ireland - allegedly the world's most haunted house. Spanning centuries and reaching all around the globe, each entry will provide key information, wittily observed, and be accompanied by beautiful illustrations that evoke both the habitat and our relationship to it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners
    Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners
    ISBN: 9781781317631
    Title: Atlas of Improbable Places: A Journey to the World's Most Unusual Corners
    Author: ELBOROUGH TRAVIS


    Inspiring urban explorers and armchair travellers alike to consider a new way of understanding the world we live in, this unique atlas shows you the modern world from surprising new vantage points.

    Hidden lairs beneath layers of rock, forgotten cities rising out of deserted lands and even mankind's own feats of engineering eccentricity lie in the most unusual of destinations. Go in search of the obscure and bizarre, the beautiful and estranged, taking in the defiant relics of ancient cities such as Ani, a once thriving metropolis lost to conquered lands, and the church tower of San Juan Parangaricuto, that miraculously stands as the sole survivor of a town sunk by lava. Through the labyrinths of Berlin and Beijing -- underground realms dug for refuge, espionage and even, as Canada's Moose Jaw, used as the playground for gangsters trading liquor and money over cards -- never forgetting the freaks and wonders of nature's own unusual masterpieces: the magical underground river shaped like a dragon's mouth in the Philippines and the floating world of Palmerston.

    With beautiful maps and stunning photography illustrating each destination, Atlas of Improbable Places is a fascinating voyage to the world's most incredible destinations. As the Island of Dolls and the hauntingly titled Door to Hell -- an inextinguishable fire pit - attest, mystery is never far away. The truths and myths behind their creation are as varied as the destinations themselves. Standing as symbols of worship, testaments to kingships or even the strange and wonderful traditions of old and new, these curious places are not just extraordinary sights but reflections on man's own relationship with the world around us.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Atlas of the Unexpected: Haphazard Discoveries, Chance Places & Unimaginable Destinations
    Atlas of the Unexpected: Haphazard Discoveries, Chance Places & Unimaginable Destinations
    ISBN: 9781781317167
    Title: Atlas of the Unexpected: Haphazard Discoveries, Chance Places & Unimaginable Destinations
    Author: ELBOROUGH TRAVIS


    & In 45 beautiful, unique& maps and with evocative photography,& Atlas of the Unexpected is a journey to& far-off lands, obscure discoveries& and unimaginable locations.& & &

    From the fortuitous discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls by a stray goat, to the wonderfully bizarre beginnings that led to the aptly named Just Enough Room Island and even the royal romance that led shipwrecked lovers to discover Madeira, Travis Elborough takes you on a voyage to some of the world's most wondrous, improbable and - most of all - unexpected of places.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Atlas of Untamed Places a Voyage Through Our Extraordinary Wild World
    Atlas of Untamed Places a Voyage Through Our Extraordinary Wild World
    ISBN: 9781781316771
    Title: Atlas of Untamed Places a Voyage Through Our Extraordinary Wild World
    Author: FITCH CHRIS


    In a world that has increasingly become tamed by human activity, the true wild holds a growing mysticism. Rugged landscapes with unspoilt scenery invoke romantic visions of paradise, but there are also intense and powerful wildernesses that produce fear and awe alike and unexplored zones where feral wildlife roams in the shadows.
     
    Chris Fitch takes you on a journey through the world's most wild places, visiting immensely diverse floral kingdoms, remote jungles abundant with exotic birds, and both freezing cold and scorching hot inhospitable environments. From these natural havens we travel to the extreme and the incredible: lightening inducing lakes, acidic mud baths, and man-eating tiger kingdoms. As well as those wildernesses being reclaimed by nature, such as Chernobyl, that after being left abandoned for years has returned to a natural wild habitat, free from human intervention. Not forgetting those most bizarre of destinations, such as the tidal surges of the Qiantang River, the bridge to Modo Island that emerges from the sea, and the strange magnetic pull of Jubuka rock.
     
    With beautiful maps and stunning photography, An Atlas of Untamed Places is an intrepid voyage to nature's most unusual, unpredictable, and extraordinarily wild destinations.
     



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Attachment Letters from a Most Unlikely Friendship
    Attachment Letters from a Most Unlikely Friendship
    ISBN: 9781760294687
    Title: Attachment Letters from a Most Unlikely Friendship
    Author: PIPER AILSA & DOHERTY TONY

    Dear Ailsa, Sometimes I wonder whether the friendship that has caught us both-a most unlikely friendship I must confess-might find an echo in a far off Irish village somewhere in the wild, windy hills of old Donegal. Or am I allowing that uncontrollable imagination of mine too much slack? This is the story of an unlikely friendship. When priest and Sydneysider Tony Doherty emailed Melbourne-based writer and performer Ailsa Piper to say how much he had enjoyed her latest book, he was met with a swift reply from a similarly enquiring mind. Soon emails were flying back and forth and back again. They exchanged stories of their experiences as sweaty pilgrims and dissected dinner party menus. They shared their delight in Mary Oliver's poetry and wrestled with what it means to love and to grieve. This energetic exchange of words, questions and ideas grew into an unexpected but treasured friendship. Collected here is that correspondence, brimming with empathy, humour and a fierce curiosity about each other and the worlds, shoes and histories that they inhabit. Described by one reader as 'a demonstration of how to have a conversation and a friendship', The Attachment is an intriguing, entertaining and moving celebration of family, faith, connection-even the correct time of day to enjoy rhubarb. Dear Tony, Funny how our ears tune in to things. How our priorities shift based on who and what we know. How we come to care about such abstract or remote things through the experience of another. Lovely, somehow, but so serendipitous. All the other things we might care about. All that we might have missed had we not stopped to care for this person. I'm glad we stopped for each other. 'To read this book is to be present at the unfurling of a tender friendship between two thoughtful, compassionate humans, and like all the best collections of letters it's also a discursive wander through life's big questions. It will make you grateful for what you have, while urging you to seize the day with the people you love... It will make you want to write letters: good ones. I will read this book again and again.' Charlotte Wood, Stella Prize-winning author of The Natural Way of Things '...captures the intoxication of being swept into a new and deeply nourishing friendship. It fizzes with joy and humour, wrestles with agonising questions, always anchored in compassion and wisdom.' Debra Oswald, author of Useful 'The Attachment made me want to notice my world, love my world, shape it into words. It is a book about friendship but more than that, these two letter-writers-these unlikely friends-are mature enough to know the value of the moment, the value of friendship, how precious and fleeting life is... I was moved, and surprised, and completed the book in a veil of tears...The book enriched me, and inspired me.' Sofie Laguna, Miles Franklin award-winning author of The Eye of the Sheep 'From the first seed of recognition, the feverish exchange of ideas and confidences to a deep and abiding appreciation, The Attachment is a candid, illuminating journey into the heart of a profound and unexpected friendship, and a testament to the art of correspondence.' Kat Stewart, actor '...the chronicle of an unlikely but beautiful friendship that will inspire you to value your own friendships more highly, and to nurture them more carefully.' Hugh Mackay, author of Beyond Belief

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Australia : a Three-dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide
    Australia : a Three-dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide
    ISBN: 9781406346794
    Title: Australia : a Three-dimensional Expanding Pocket Guide
    Author: TROUNCE CHARLOTTE

    This illustrated three-dimensional pocket guide unfolds to a length of 1.5 metres and features the most important sites in Australia, including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Parliament House, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Twelve Apostles, Port Arthur, Daintree Rainforest, St Peter's Cathedral, Wave Rock, Uluru, the Ghan, Kakadu National Park and the Great Barrier Reef. Presented in a slipcase, this is the perfect gift or souvenir for anyone wishing to remember a visit to Australia.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    ISBN: 9781526611482
    Title: Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    Author: IYER PICO

    For decades now, Pico Iyer has been based for much of the year in Nara, Japan, where he and his Japanese wife, Hiroko, share a two-room apartment. But when his father-in-law dies suddenly, calling him back to Japan earlier than expected, Iyer begins to grapple with the question we all have to live with: how to hold on to the things we love, even though we know that we and they are dying.

    In a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honouring the dead, this question has a special urgency and currency. Iyer leads us through the autumn following his father-in-law's death, introducing us to the people who populate his days: his ailing mother-in-law, who often forgets that her husband has died; his absent brother-in-law, who severed ties with his family years ago but to whom Hiroko still writes letters; and the men and women in his ping-pong club, who, many years his senior, traverse their autumn years in different ways. And as the maple leaves begin to redden and the heat begins to soften, Iyer offers us a singular view of Japan, in the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • A-z of Hell Ross Kemp's How Not to Travel the World
    A-z of Hell Ross Kemp's How Not to Travel the World
    ISBN: 9780099590927
    Title: A-z of Hell Ross Kemp's How Not to Travel the World
    Author: KEMP ROSS

    If you want to know about being set on fire by neo-Nazis in Russia, or being attacked for a can of tuna in the Congo, buying crack cocaine in a Venezuelan prison for $1.20 or getting run over by a tank in Colombia, then look no further. Ross Kemp has visited the worst places in the world, and here they are in all their horror - in a handy A to Z format.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Backblocks America
    Backblocks America
    ISBN: 9781869418885
    Title: Backblocks America
    Author: MORGAN JOANNE & GARETH

    Backblocks America: Jo and Gareth Morgan take on the States, Mexico and Canada is the story of Jo and Gareth's latest trip. Backblocks America is a roadtrip of discovery. They start at St Augustine, Florida where the first European settlement was made in 1565 by the Spanish, and eventually wander to the Alaskan coast on the Arctic Ocean, where much earlier the Indians arrived. Along the route they take in the history and music of the South, from the War of Independence, to the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, country music, rock and roll and the Blues. Into Mexico then up the Rockies from Santa Fe to Alaska. Finally turning south they ferry through the Inner Passage to the top of Vancouver Island and begin riding down the West Coast to journey's end at Los Angeles. A trip of some 22,000 kms - and it was a real education. This book is structured differently to Silk Riders in that it's not a straight chronological story of a motorcycle journey. This time it's being written thematically with chapter headings like Voyages of Discovery; Sounds of America; In God We Trust; Dubyaland: Politics; Cowboys and Indians; America in Black and White; Fast Food (Abomi)nations; The Melting Pot; High and Low Technology; Blacktops and Truckstops; Wildlife and Roadkill; Haves and Have-nots; and Easy Riding.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
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