• Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe
    Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe
    ISBN: 9781473665804
    Title: Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe
    Author: JUBBER NICHOLAS



    Selected as one of NPR's Best Books of 2019

    Selected by National Geographic as one of 12 "great books for travelers this holiday season"

    'The prose is colourful and vigorous ... Jubber's journeying has indeed been epic, in scale and in ambition. In this thoughtful travelogue he has woven together colourful ancient and modern threads into a European tapestry that combines the sombre and the sparkling' Spectator
    'A genuine epic' Wanderlust

    Award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber journeys across Europe exploring Europe's epic poems, from the Odyssey to Beowulf, the Song of Roland to theNibelungenlied, and their impact on European identity in these turbulent times.

    These are the stories that made Europe.

    Journeying from Turkey to Iceland, award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber takes us on a fascinating adventure through our continent's most enduring epic poems to learn how they were shaped by their times, and how they have since shaped us.

    The great European epics were all inspired by moments of seismic change: The Odyssey tells of the aftermath of the Trojan War, the primal conflict from which much of European civilisation was spawned. The Song of the Nibelungen tracks the collapse of a Germanic kingdom on the edge of the Roman Empire. Both the French Song of Roland and the Serbian Kosovo Cycleemerged from devastating conflicts between Christian and Muslim powers. Beowulf, the only surviving Old English epic, and the great Icelandic Saga of Burnt Njal, respond to times of great religious struggle - the shift from paganism to Christianity. These stories have stirred passions ever since they were composed, motivating armies and revolutionaries, and they continue to do so today.

    Reaching back into the ancient and medieval eras in which these defining works were produced, and investigating their continuing influence today, Epic Continent explores how matters of honour, fundamentalism, fate, nationhood, sex, class and politics have preoccupied the people of Europe across the millennia. In these tales soaked in blood and fire, Nicholas Jubber discovers how the world of gods and emperors, dragons and water-maidens, knights and princesses made our own: their deep impact on European identity, and their resonance in our turbulent times.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

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  • Epic Hikes of the World
    Epic Hikes of the World
    ISBN: 9781787014176
    Title: Epic Hikes of the World


    With stories of 50 incredible hiking routes in 30 countries, from New Zealand to Peru, plus a further 150 suggestions, Lonely Planet's Epic Hikes of the World will inspire a lifetime of adventure on foot. From one-day jaunts and urban trails to month-long thru-hikes, cultural rambles and mountain expeditions, each journey shares one defining feature: being truly epic.


    In this follow-up to Epic Bike Rides and Epic Drives, we share our adventures on the world's best treks and trails. Epic Hikes is organised by continent, with each route brought to life by a first-person account, beautiful photographs and charming illustrated maps. Additionally, each hike includes trip planning advice on how to get there, where to stay, what to pack and where to eat, as well as recommendations for three similar hikes in other regions of the world.


    Hikes featured include:


    Africa & the Middle East:

    • Cape Town's Three Peaks (South Africa)
    • Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
    • Camp to Camp in South Luangwa National Park (Zambia)

    Americas:

    • Angel's Landing, Zion National Park (USA)
    • Skyline Trail, Jasper National Park (Canada)
    • Concepci n volcano hike (Nicaragua)

    Asia:

    • 88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku Pilgrimage (Japan)
    • Markha Valley (India)
    • Gubeikou to Jinshanling on the Great Wall (China)

    Europe:

    • Wordsworth's Backyard: Dove Cottage and around Rydal and Grasmere (UK)
    • Alpine Pass Route (Switzerland)
    • Camino de Santiago (Spain)

    Oceania:

    • Sydney's Seven Bridges Walk (Australia)
    • The Routeburn Track (New Zealand)
    • Kokoda Track (Papua New Guinea)

    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
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  • Extreme Survivors: 60 Epic Stories of Human Endurance
    Extreme Survivors: 60 Epic Stories of Human Endurance
    ISBN: 9780008347833
    Title: Extreme Survivors: 60 Epic Stories of Human Endurance
    Author: COLLINS MAPS & GRYLLS BEAR

    The statistics, descriptions, and illustrative maps fully describe of 60 of the world's greatest survival stories. Find out how Joe Simpson crawled to safety in the South American Andean mountains; how Anthony Farrar-Hockley evaded capture after the Battle of Imjin River in the Korean War; how Shackleton's men survived the incredible journey by boat to South Georgia; and how Naheeda Bi survived 10 years in captivity after her notorious tribal kidnapping in Pakistan.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Faraway Nearby
    Faraway Nearby
    ISBN: 9781847085122
    Title: Faraway Nearby
    Author: SOLNIT REBECCA

    This personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy from award winner Rebecca Solnit is a fitting companion to her beloved "A Field Guide for Getting Lost"
    In this exquisitely written new book by the author of "A Paradise Built in Hell," Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination. In the course of unpacking some of her own stories--of her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illness--Solnit revisits fairytales and entertains other stories: about arctic explorers, Che Guevara among the leper colonies, and Mary Shelley's Dr. Frankenstein, about warmth and coldness, pain and kindness, decay and transformation, making art and making self. Woven together, these stories create a map which charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Fear: Our Ultimate Challenge
    Fear: Our Ultimate Challenge
    ISBN: 9781473618008
    Title: Fear: Our Ultimate Challenge
    Author: FIENNES RANULPH

    Sir Ranulph Fiennes has climbed the Eiger and Mount Everest. He's crossed both Poles on foot. He's been a member of the SAS and fought a bloody guerrilla war in Oman. And yet he confesses that his fear of heights is so great that he'd rather send his wife up a ladder to clean the gutters than do it himself.
    In Fear, the world's greatest explorer delves into his own experiences to try and explain what fear is, how it happens and how he's overcome it so successfully. He examines key moments from history where fear played an important part in the outcome of a great event. He shows us how the brain perceives fear, how that manifests itself in us, and how we can transform our perceptions.
    With an enthralling combination of story-telling, research and personal accounts of his own struggles to overcome fear, Sir Ranulph Fiennes sheds new light on one of humanity's strongest emotions.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Fearless Footsteps: True Stories That Capture the Spirit of Adventure
    Fearless Footsteps: True Stories That Capture the Spirit of Adventure
    ISBN: 9781925820577
    Title: Fearless Footsteps: True Stories That Capture the Spirit of Adventure
    Author: THOMAS NATHAN JAMES


    Travelling the world is an exhilarating, eye-opening, life-affirming experience. But it can also be scary to even think about. There are language barriers, borders to cross, planes to fly in, and of course, the mystery of an unknown land. It can be difficult to take the chance, even when you're yearning for adventure.


    This inspirational collection of true travel stories proves that the best journeys are to be had when you feel the fear but go anyway. From a nervous flier anxiously taking to the skies for the first time to a female traveller braving the Middle East, from a death-defying hike on an Indonesian volcano to the anxious freedom of finding yourself alone on the other side of the world, these stories are certain to send you looking for your passport.


    Created by the popular travel writing website, Intrepid Times, as part of an international writing competition that saw entries pouring in from across the globe, Fearless Footsteps is travel writing at both its most exhilarating and its most introspective. Covering every continent from Africa to Antarctica, these carefully selected stories get to the heart of what it means to be a traveller and see the world with courage, open-mindedness, and relentless curiosity.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Field Guide to Getting Lost
    Field Guide to Getting Lost
    ISBN: 9781786890511
    Title: Field Guide to Getting Lost
    Author: SOLNIT REBECCA

    A stimulating exploration of wandering, being lost, and the uses of the unknown from the author of Men Explain Things To Me

    Written as a series of autobiographical essays, A Field Guide to Getting Lost draws on emblematic moments and relationships in Rebecca Solnit's life to explore issues of uncertainty, trust, loss, memory, desire, and place. Solnit is interested in the stories we use to navigate our way through the world, and the places we traverse, from wilderness to cities, in finding ourselves, or losing ourselves. While deeply personal, her own stories link up to larger stories, from captivity narratives of early Americans to the use of the color blue in Renaissance painting, not to mention encounters with tortoises, monks, punk rockers, mountains, deserts, and the movie Vertigo. The result is a distinctive, stimulating voyage of discovery.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

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  • Figures in a Landscape: People & Places
    Figures in a Landscape: People & Places
    ISBN: 9780241977507
    Title: Figures in a Landscape: People & Places
    Author: THEROUX PAUL

    "A& portrait of an optimist with curiosity and affection for humanity in all its forms."--The New York Times Book Review
    &
    "Theroux is at the top of his game with his third collection of essays, a magisterial grouping of intimate remembrances, globe-trotting adventures, and incisive literary critiques."--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
    &
    "Theroux's observations are so keen and writerly skills so sharp that he butter-slices& narratives with a& razor-thin surgeon's scalpel, masterfully serving up both the world's dark underbelly and its gloriously uplifting& sustenance of love, longing and& wonder-lust."--Forbes

    Paul Theroux's latest collection of essays applies his signature searching curiosity to a life lived as much in reading as on the road. This writerly tour-de-force features a satisfyingly varied selection of topics. Travel essays take us to Ecuador, Zimbabwe, and Hawaii, to name a few. Gems of literary criticism reveal fascinating depth in the work of Henry David Thoreau, Muriel Spark, Joseph Conrad, and Hunter Thompson. And in a series of breathtakingly personal profiles, we take ahelicopter ride with Elizabeth Taylor, go diagnosing with Oliver Sacks, eavesdrop on the day-to-day life of a Manhattan dominatrix, and explore New York with Robin Williams.

    An extended meditation on the craft of writing binds together this wide-ranging collection, along with Theroux's constant quest for the authentic in a person or in a place.
    &


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers
    Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers
    ISBN: 9781786077707
    Title: Footnotes: A Journey Round Britain in the Company of Great Writers
    Author: FIENNES PETER

    'The premise of this book is simple, or that is what it seemed when I started.'
    Peter Fiennes follows in the footsteps of twelve inspirational writers, bringing modern Britain into focus by peering through the lens of the past.
    The journey starts in Dorset, shaped by the childhood visions of Enid Blyton, and ends with Charles Dickens on the train that took him to his final resting place in Westminster Abbey.
    From the wilds of Skye and Snowdon, to a big night out in Birmingham with J. B. Priestley and Beryl Bainbridge, Footnotes is a series of evocative biographies, a lyrical foray into the past, and a quest to understand Britain through the books, journals and diaries of some of our greatest writers.
    And as Fiennes travels the country, and roams across the centuries, he wonders-
    'Who are we? What do we want? They seemed like good questions to ask, in the company of some of our greatest writers, given these restless times.'

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia & the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
    Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia & the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
    ISBN: 9780007265299
    Title: Four Seasons in Rome: On Twins, Insomnia & the Biggest Funeral in the History of the World
    Author: DOERR ANTHONY


    On the same day that his wife gave birth to twins, Anthony Doerr received the Rome Prize, an award that gave him a year-long stipend and studio in Rome...


    'Four Seasons in Rome' charts the repercussions of that day, describing Doerr's varied adventures in one of the most enchanting cities in the world, and the first year of parenthood. He reads Pliny, Dante, and Keats - the chroniclers of Rome who came before him - and visits the piazzas, temples, and ancient cisterns they describe. He attends the vigil of a dying Pope John Paul II and takes his twins to the Pantheon in December to wait for snow to fall through the oculus. He and his family are embraced by the butchers, grocers, and bakers of the neighbourhood, whose clamour of stories and idiosyncratic child-rearing advice is as compelling as the city itself.


    This intimate and revelatory book is a celebration of Rome, a wondrous look at new parenthood and a fascinating account of the alchemy of writers.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
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  • Frayed Atlantic Edge
    Frayed Atlantic Edge
    ISBN: 9780008225148
    Title: Frayed Atlantic Edge
    Author: GANGE DAVID


    'This is the book that has been wanting to be written for decades: the ragged fringe of Britain as a laboratory for the human spirit' Adam Nicolson


    Over the course of a year, leading historian and nature writer David Gange kayaked the weather-ravaged coasts of Atlantic Britain and Ireland from north to south: every cove, sound, inlet, island.


    The idea was to travel slowly and close to the water: in touch with both the natural world and the histories of communities on Atlantic coastlines. The story of his journey is one of staggering adventure, range and beauty. For too long, Gange argues, the significance of coasts has been underestimated, and the potential of small boats as tools to make sense of these histories rarely explored. This book seeks to put that imbalance right.


    Paddling alone in sun and storms, among dozens of whales and countless seabirds, Gange and his kayak travelled through a Shetland summer, Scottish winter and Irish spring before reaching Wales and Cornwall. Sitting low in the water, as did millions in eras when coasts were the main arteries of trade and communication, Gange describes, in captivating prose and loving detail, the experiences of kayaking, coastal living and historical discovery.


    Drawing on the archives of islands and coastal towns, as well as their vast poetic literatures in many languages, he shows that the neglected histories of these stunning regions are of real importance in understanding both the past and future of the whole archipelago. It is a history of Britain and Ireland like no other.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • From Snow to Ash One Man's 500-Kilometre Trek Through an Iconic Australian Landscape
    From Snow to Ash One Man's 500-Kilometre Trek Through an Iconic Australian Landscape
    ISBN: 9780733645280
    Title: From Snow to Ash One Man's 500-Kilometre Trek Through an Iconic Australian Landscape
    Author: SHARWOOD ANTHONY

    In the hellish, fiery Australian summer of 2019/20, Walkley Award-winning journalist Anthony Sharwood abandoned his post on a busy news website to clear his mind, solo-trekking the Australian Alps Walking Track, Australia's most gruelling and breathtakingly beautiful mainland hiking trail, which traverses the entirety of the iconic High Country from the outskirts of Melbourne to Canberra.The journey started in a blizzard and ended in a blaze. Along the way, this lifelong lover of the mountains came to realise that nothing would ever be the same - either for him or for the imperilled Australian Alps, a landscape as fragile and sensitive to the changing climate as the Great Barrier Reef.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Gentle Art of Tramping
    Gentle Art of Tramping
    ISBN: 9781448217243
    Title: Gentle Art of Tramping
    Author: GRAHAM STEPHEN

    'Know how to tramp and you know how to live - Know how to meet your fellow-wanderer, how to be passive to the beauty of Nature and how to be active to its wildness and its rigour'
    The tramp is a friend of society; a seeker, they pay their way if they can. One includes in the category "tramp" all true Bohemians, pilgrims, explorers afoot, walking tourists, and the like. Tramping is a way of approach, to Nature, to your fellow-man, to a nation, to beauty, to life itself. It is a gentle art and there is much to learn; illusions to overcome, prejudices and habits to be shaken off.
    Originally published in 1926, The Gentle Art of Tramping is a guide for anyone who has dreamed of taking to the road with nothing more than a bag full of essentials and big ideas. It gives guidance on walking, being open to discovery and being kind - advice as relevant now as it was then.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past
    Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past
    ISBN: 9780571279395
    Title: Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past
    Author: TREMLETT GILES


    Spaniards are reputed to be amongst Europe's most forthright people. So why have they kept silent about the terrors of their Civil War and the rule of General Franco? This apparent 'pact of forgetting' inspired writer Giles Tremlett to embark on a journey around Spain and its history. He found the ghosts of Spain everywhere, almost always arguing. Who caused the Civil War? Why do Basque terrorists kill? Why do Catalans hate Madrid? Did the Islamist bombers who killed 190 people in 2004 dream of a return to Spain's Moorish past? Tremlett's curiosity led him down some strange and colourful byroads, and brought him unexpected insights into the Spanish character.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Gods & Demons
    Gods & Demons
    ISBN: 9780733338908
    Title: Gods & Demons
    Author: CASSRELS DEBORAH


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Gran Tour: Travels with My Elders
    Gran Tour: Travels with My Elders
    ISBN: 9781785786488
    Title: Gran Tour: Travels with My Elders
    Author: AITKEN BEN


    When Ben Aitken- a millennial Bill Bryson- learnt that his gran had enjoyed a four-night holiday including four three-course dinners, four cooked breakfasts, four games of bingo, a pair of excursions, sixteen pints of lager and luxury return bus travel, all for a hundred dollars, he thought, that's the life, and signed himself up. Six times over.


    Good value aside, what Ben was really after was the company of his elders - those with more chapters under their belt, with the wisdom granted by experience, the candour gifted by time, and the hard-earned ability to live each day like it's nearly their last.


    A series of bus holidays ensued - from Scarborough to St Ives, Killarney to Lake Como - during which Ben attempts to shake off his thirty-something blues by getting old as soon as possible.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
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  • Great Flood: Travels Through a Sodden Landscape
    Great Flood: Travels Through a Sodden Landscape
    ISBN: 9780330420280
    Title: Great Flood: Travels Through a Sodden Landscape
    Author: PLATT EDWARD

    A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week.Flooding has always threatened the rainy, wind-swept islands of the United Kingdom, but it is becoming more frequent and more severe. Combining travel writing and reportage with readings of history, literature and myth, Edward Platt explores the way floods have shaped the physical landscape of Britain and left their mark on its inhabitants. During the course of two years, which coincided with the record-breaking floods of the winter of 2013-14, Platt travelled around the country, visiting places that had flooded and meeting the people affected. He visited flooded villages and towns and expanses of marsh and Fen threatened by the winter storms, and travelled along the edge of the drowned plain that used to connect Britain to continental Europe. He met people struggling to stop their houses falling into the sea and others whose homes had been engulfed. He investigated disasters natural and man-made, and heard about the conflicting attitudes towards those charged with preventing them. The Great Flood dramatizes the experience of being flooded and considers what will happen as the planet warms and the waters rise, illuminating the reality behind the statistics and headlines that we all too often ignore.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, & War
    Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, & War
    ISBN: 9781913183301
    Title: Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, & War
    Author: DONOHUE JOHN (CHICK)


    ***

    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER



    'An extraordinary story.' - Daily Mail

    'An unforgettable, wild ride from start to finish.' - John Bruning

    'The astounding true story - from the streets of Manhattan to the jungles of Vietnam.' - Thomas Kelly

    IT SEEMED LIKE A GOOD IDEA AT THE TIME.

    As a result of a rowdy night in his local New York bar, ex-Marine and merchant seaman "Chick" Donohue volunteers for a legendary mission. He will sneak into Vietnam to track down his buddies in combat to bring them a cold beer and supportive messages from home. It'll be the greatest beer run ever!

    Now, decades on from 1968, this is the remarkable true story of how he actually did it.

    Armed with Irish luck and a backpack full of alcohol, Chick works his passage to Vietnam, lands in Qui Nhon and begins to carry out his quest, tracking down the disbelieving soldiers one by one.

    But things quickly go awry, and as he talks his way through checkpoints and unwittingly into dangerous situations, Chick sees a lot more of the war than he ever planned - spending a terrifying time in the Demilitarized Zone, and getting caught up in Saigon during the Tet Offensive.

    With indomitable spirit, Chick survives on his wits, but what he finds in Vietnam comes as a shock. By the end of his epic adventure, battered and exhausted, Chick finds himself questioning why his friends were ever led into the war in the first place.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific
    Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific
    ISBN: 9780618658985
    Title: Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific
    Author: THEROUX PAUL

    'A wonderful book...He voyaged from the Solomons to Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti, the Marquesas and Easter Island, stepping stones in an odyssey of courage and toughness, finishing up in Hawaii...Not since Jack London has a writer described the Pacific Islands so eloquently and informatively' Observer
    'He has an unfailing eye for the quirky, the bizarre and the revealing...A sharp, fascinating and highly entertaining book...Theroux at his best' Daily Telegraph



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Heart of the World: A Journey to Tibet's Lost Paradise
    Heart of the World: A Journey to Tibet's Lost Paradise
    ISBN: 9780500252437
    Title: Heart of the World: A Journey to Tibet's Lost Paradise
    Author: BAKER IAN


    The legend of Shangri-La emerged from the Tibetan Buddhist belief in beyul, or hidden lands. Tibetan prophecies proclaim that the greatest of these mythical sanctuaries lies at the eastern edge of the Himalayas, veiled by a colossal waterfall at the heart of the forbidding Tsangpo gorge. After years of research and investigation, Buddhist scholar and world-class climber Ian Baker and his team made worldwide news by reaching the bottom of the Tsangpo gorge and finding a magnificent 108-foot-high waterfall - the legendary grail of both Western explorers and Tibetan seekers.

    The Heart of the World recounts one of the most captivating stories of exploration and discovery in recent memory - an extraordinary journey into one of the wildest and most inaccessible places on earth, a meditation on our place in nature, and a pilgrimage to the heart of Tibetan Buddhism.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Heat: Extreme Adventures at the Highest Temperatures on Earth
    Heat: Extreme Adventures at the Highest Temperatures on Earth
    ISBN: 9781471137976
    Title: Heat: Extreme Adventures at the Highest Temperatures on Earth
    Author: FIENNES RANULPH

    Fresh from finishing the Marathon des Sables, Ranulph Fiennes has become the oldest Briton to complete this ultimate endurance test.

    The world's greatest living explorer, has travelled to some of the most remote, dangerous parts of the globe. Well-known for his experiences at the poles and climbing Everest, he has also endured some of the hottest conditions on the planet, where temperatures regularly exceed 40 degrees and, without water and shelter, death is inevitable.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Horizon
    Horizon
    ISBN: 9781529111248
    Title: Horizon
    Author: LOPEZ BARRY


    'Horizon is magnificent; a contemporary epic' Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland

    From the author of the classic Arctic Dreams comes a vivid recollection of his travels around the world and the encounters that have shaped an extraordinary life.


    Taking us nearly from pole to pole - from modern megacities to some of the earth's most remote regions - Barry Lopez gives us his most far-ranging and personal work to date. Spanning decades of travel, Horizon describes journeys to six regions of the world: from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galápagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica.


    Lopez also probes the history of humanity's quests and explorations, from prehistoric expeditions to today's ecotourism. He takes us to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on the globe, via friendships with scientists, archaeologists, artists and local residents, in a book that makes us see the world differently. It is the crowning achievement of one of the world's best travel writers.


    'The greatest nature writer in the world ... He is also the greatest travel writer ... [an] astounding new memoir' Sunday Times



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • How to Climb Everest
    How to Climb Everest
    ISBN: 9781529409611
    Title: How to Climb Everest
    Author: SHERPA KAMI RITA


    What does it take to climb the world's highest mountain?

    This delightful short book reveals everything you need to know about climbing Mount Everest - and who better to tell you than Kami Rita Sherpa, a Nepali guide who holds the record for most ascents to the summit of this extraordinary mountain. In May 2019 he scaled the mountain for the 24th time.

    From practical considerations to mental preparation, Kami Rita Sherpa leans on years of experience to disclose his secrets. He tells you what to pack, how to train, how to embrace pressure, how to persevere when exhaustion threatens to take over you, how to deal with panic, how to know when to stop and how to cope with defeat. Drawing on observations he's made from watching people fall apart, he delves into the human psyche to reveal what it takes to climb Earth's highest mountain.

    Along the way, he offers moments of spiritual wisdom, and explains why sherpas always pay homage to the mountain deity through the Purja ceremony. You will find out how to listen to what the mountains are saying, and how to appreciate the silence in this age of noise.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
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  • How to Live Korean
    How to Live Korean
    ISBN: 9780711257092
    Title: How to Live Korean
    Author: KIM SOO

    A fascinating insight into Korea, one of the most exciting cultural destinations on the planet.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic
    How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic
    ISBN: 9781635576887
    Title: How We Live Now: Scenes from the Pandemic
    Author: HAYES BILL


    From the beloved author of Insomniac City, a poignant and profound tribute in stories and images to a city amidst a pandemic.

    A bookstore where readers shout their orders from the street. A neighborhood restaurant turned to-go place where one has a shared drink--on either end of a bar--with the owner. These scenes, among many others, became the new normal as soon as the world began to face the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In How We Live Now, author and photographer Bill Hayes offers an ode to our shared humanity--capturing in real time this strange new world we're now in (for who knows how long?) with his signature insight and grace. As he wanders the increasingly empty streets of Manhattan, Hayes meets fellow New Yorkers and discovers stories to tell, but he also shares the unexpected moments of gratitude he finds from within his apartment, where he lives alone and--like everyone else--is staying home, trying to keep busy and not bored as he adjusts to enforced solitude with reading, cooking, reconnecting with loved ones, reflecting on the past--and writing.

    Featuring Hayes's inimitable street photographs, How We Live Now chronicles an unimaginable moment in time, offering a long-lasting reminder that what will get us through this unprecedented, deadly crisis is each other.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Impossible Owls: Essays from the Ends of the World
    Impossible Owls: Essays from the Ends of the World
    ISBN: 9781474607841
    Title: Impossible Owls: Essays from the Ends of the World
    Author: PHILLIPS BRIAN


    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    'Hilarious, nimble, and thoroughly illuminating' Colson Whitehead, author of The Underground Railroad

    'Recalls the work of John Jeremiah Sullivan and the late David Foster Wallace, with a dash of Janet Malcolm' Vogue

    From its opening journey into remote Alaska for the Iditarod Sled Dog Race, IMPOSSIBLE OWLS leads us on a kaleidoscopic exploration of contemporary reality. Brian Phillips takes us to a sumo tournament in Japan, the jungle in India, the studio of a great Russian animator, a royal tour of the Yukon Territory with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and into the weird heart of America. This exhilarating debut visits borders both real and imagined, and asks what it means, in our age, to travel to the end of the map.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • In a Sunburned Country
    In a Sunburned Country
    ISBN: 9780767903868
    Title: In a Sunburned Country
    Author: BRYSON BILL

    Deliciously funny, fact-filled and adventurous, In a Sunburned Country takes us on a grand tour of Australia. It's a place where interesting things happen all the time, from a Prime Minister lost -- yes, lost -- while swimming at sea, to Japanese cult members who may (entirely unnoticed) have set off an atomic bomb on their 500,000 acre property in the great western desert.
    Australia is the only island that is also a continent, and the only continent that is also a country. Its aboriginal people, a remote and mysterious race with a tragic history, have made it their home for millennia. And despite the fact that it is the most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all inhabited continents, it teems with life. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in extremely nasty ways than anywhere else: sharks, crocodiles, the planet's ten most deadly poisonous snakes, fluffy yet toxic caterpillars, sea shells that actually attack you, and the unbelievable box jellyfish (don't ask). The dangerous riptides of the sea and the sun-baked wastes of the outback both lie in wait for the unwary.
    Australia is an immense and fortunate land, and it has found in Bill Bryson its perfect guide. In a Sunburned Country offers the best of all possible introductions to what may well be the best of all possible nations. Even with those jellyfish.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • In Europe
    In Europe
    ISBN: 9781784874995
    Title: In Europe
    Author: MAK GEERT

    The Vintage Classics Europeans series - with covers provided by textile design firm Wallace Sewell, these are must-have editions of European masterpieces, celebrating the warp and weft of a shared literary treasury. In 1999, journalist and historian Geert Mak criss-crossed the continent in the simple yet monumental quest to trace European twentieth-century history as the world slipped into the twenty-first. In Europeis a dazzling account of that journey, and combines the larger story of Europe with intimate, vivid detail. It is also now a poignant reminder that the European project was then and is now a unprecedented experiment; that we still have 'a great deal to tell each other and a great deal to explain.? TRANSLATED FROM THE DUTCH BY SAM GARRETT 'A wonderfully rich journey through time and space? Independent on Sunday

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • India: An Area of Darkness, India: a Wounded Civilization, & India: a Million Mutinies Now
    India: An Area of Darkness, India: a Wounded Civilization, & India: a Million Mutinies Now
    ISBN: 9781529031133
    Title: India: An Area of Darkness, India: a Wounded Civilization, & India: a Million Mutinies Now
    Author: NAIPAUL V.S.

    With an introduction from Paul Theroux, author of The Great Railway Bazaar.V.S. Naipaul first visited India in 1962 at twenty-nine. He returned in 2015 at eighty-two. The intervening years and visits sparked by an inquisitiveness about a country he had never seen but had been a dream of his since childhood have resulted in three books: India: An Area of Darkness, A Wounded Civilization and A Million Mutinies Now. India is the collection of all three, introduced by fellow traveller and writer Paul Theroux. An Area of Darkness is V. S. Naipaul's semi-autobiographical account - at once painful and hilarious, but always thoughtful and considered - of his first visit to India, the land of his forebears. From the moment of his inauspicious arrival he experienced a cultural estrangement from the subcontinent. India was land of myths, an area of darkness closing up behind him as he travelled. What emerged was a masterful work of literature that provides a revelation both of India and of himself: a displaced person who paradoxically possesses a stronger sense of place than almost anyone.India: A Wounded Civilization casts a more analytical eye than before over Indian attitudes, while recapitulating and further probing the feelings aroused in him by this vast, mysterious, and agonized country. A work of fierce candour and precision, it is also a generous description of one man's complicated relationship with the country of his ancestors.India: A Million Mutinies Now is the fascinating account of Naipaul's return journey to India and offers a kaleidoscopic, layered travelogue, encompassing a wide collage of religions, castes, and classes at a time when the percolating ideas of freedom threatened to shake loose the old ways. The brilliance of the book lies in Naipaul's approach to a shifting, changing land from a variety of perspectives. India: A Million Mutinies Now is a truly perceptive work whose insights continue to inform travellers of all generations to India.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Indonesia Etc: Exploring the Improbably Nation
    Indonesia Etc: Exploring the Improbably Nation
    ISBN: 9781847086556
    Title: Indonesia Etc: Exploring the Improbably Nation
    Author: PISANI ELIZABETH

    One in 30 of the people on this planet is Indonesian. The 13,000 islands of their homeland, scattered along the equator, stretch the distance from London to Tehran, and the residents of the capital, Jakarta, tweet more than those of any other city on the planet. By any standard, Indonesia is a global hub, one of the most dynamic and diverse countries of the 21st century. But you don't have to look far from metropolitan Jakarta to find poverty, superstition, ancient rituals and black magic. Travelling from volcanoes and jungles to reefs and snowy peaks, investigative reporter Elizabeth Pisani sets out to capture the real Indonesia.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Into the Wild
    Into the Wild
    ISBN: 9781509877010
    Title: Into the Wild
    Author: KRAKAUER JON

    With an introduction by novelist David Vann Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later.Internationally bestselling author and mountaineer Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to discoverthe outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature.In 2007, Into the Wild was adapted as a critically acclaimed film, directed by Sean Penn and Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Into the Wild
    Into the Wild
    ISBN: 9780385486804
    Title: Into the Wild
    Author: KRAKAUER JON

    NOW AN AWARD WINNING MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY SEAN PENNJon Krakauer's Into the Wild examines the true story of Chris McCandless, a young man, who in 1992 walked deep into the Alaskan wilderness and whose SOS note and emaciated corpse were found four months later.Internationally bestselling author and mountaineer Jon Krakauer explores the obsession which leads some people to discover the outer limits of self, leave civilization behind and seek enlightenment through solitude and contact with nature.In 2007, Into the Wild was adapted as a critically acclaimed film, directed by Sean Penn and Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Italian Ways on & Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
    Italian Ways on & Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
    ISBN: 9780099584254
    Title: Italian Ways on & Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo
    Author: PARKS TIM


    'All Italy is here' Sunday Times


    From the bestselling author of Italian Neighbours


    In Italian Ways, bestselling writer Tim Parks brings us a fresh portrait of Italy today through a wry account of his train journeys around the country. Whether describing his daily commute from Milan to Verona, his regular trips to Florence and Rome, or his occasional sojourns to Naples and Sicily, Parks uses his thirty years of amusing and maddening experiences on Italian trains to reveal what he calls the 'charmingly irritating dystopian paradise' of Italy.


    Through memorable encounters with ordinary Italians - conductors and ticket collectors, priests and prostitutes, scholars and lovers, gypsies and immigrants - Parks captures what makes Italian life distinctive. Italian Ways also explores how trains helped build Italy and how the railways reflect Italians' sense of themselves from Garibaldi to Mussolini to Berlusconi and beyond. Most of all, Italian Ways is an entertaining attempt to capture the essence of modern Italy.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • Journey Matters Twentieth-Century Travel in True Style
    Journey Matters Twentieth-Century Travel in True Style
    ISBN: 9781786494184
    Title: Journey Matters Twentieth-Century Travel in True Style
    Author: GLANCEY JONATHAN


    What was it really like to take the LNER's Art Deco Coronation streamliner from King's Cross to Edinburgh, to cross the Atlantic by the SS Normandie, to fly with Imperial Airways from Southampton to Singapore, to steam from Manhattan to Chicago on board the New York Central's 20th Century Limited or to dine and sleep aboard the Graf Zeppelin?

    In the course of The Journey Matters, Jonathan Glancey travels from the early 1930s to the turn of the century on some of what he considers to be the most truly glamorous and romantic trips he has ever dreamed of or made in real life.

    Each of the twenty journeys allows him to explore the history of routes taken, and the events - social and political - enveloping them. Each is the story of the machines that made these journeys possible, of those who shaped them and those, too, who travelled on them.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Karrawirra Parri: Walking the Torrens from Source to Sea
    Karrawirra Parri: Walking the Torrens from Source to Sea
    ISBN: 9781743050194
    Title: Karrawirra Parri: Walking the Torrens from Source to Sea
    Author: LADD MIKE

    The sun warms the right side of my face. Monarch butterflies, with their stained-glass wings of black and white and brown, mate in the air above me. Soursobs and Salvation Jane are flowering on the shale outcrops. The stream is an always-superb composition of chance; smooth water and riffles, crimson heath by pale green rock, the beauty of the un-modelled. In 2007, Mike Ladd walked the River Torrens from its source to the sea, taking notes as he travelled. First appearing as a popular series of articles in the Adelaide Review accompanied by photographs by Cathy Brooks, Karrawirra Parri is a beguiling social and natural history of the river, and a delightful meditation on literature and walking.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • L' Appart: The Delights & Disasters of Making My Paris Home
    L' Appart: The Delights & Disasters of Making My Paris Home
    ISBN: 9780804188401
    Title: L' Appart: The Delights & Disasters of Making My Paris Home
    Author: LEBOVITZ DAVID

    When David Lebovitz decided to buy and update an apartment in his adopted home city, he never imagined he would encounter so much inexplicable red tape while contending with the famously inconsistent European work ethic and hours. Lebovitz maintains his distinctive sense of humor with the help of his partner, Romain, peppering this renovation story with recipes from his award-winning Paris kitchen. In the midst of it all, he reveals the adventure that accompanies carving out a place for yourself in a foreign country-under absurd conditions-while never losing sight of the magic that inspired him to move to the City of Light many years ago and to truly make his home there

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Landmarks
    Landmarks
    ISBN: 9780241967874
    Title: Landmarks
    Author: MACFARLANE ROBERT

    For years now, Robert Macfarlane has been collecting place-words: terms for aspects of landscape, nature, and weather, drawn from dozens of languages and dialects of the British Isles. Here he brilliantly explores the linguistic and literary terrain of the British archipelago, from the Shetlands to Cornwall and from Cumbria to Suffolk, offering themed glossaries of hundreds of these rare, deeply local, poetical terms, organized by such geographical terrains as flatlands, uplands, waterlands, coastlands, woodlands, and underlands. Interspersed with this archive of place words are biographical essays in which Macfarlane writes of his favorite authors who have paid close attention to the natural world and who embody in their own work the huge richness of place language from Barry Lopez and John Muir to Nan Shepard, J. A. Baker, and Roger Deakin. "Landmarks" is a book about the power of language and how it can become a way to know and love landscape, from a writer acclaimed for his own precision of utterance and distinctive, lyrical voice."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey to the Silk Road
    Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey to the Silk Road
    ISBN: 9780062846662
    Title: Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey to the Silk Road
    Author: HARRIS KATE


    "Lands of Lost Borders carried me up into a state of openness and excitement I haven't felt for years. It's a modern classic."--Pico Iyer


    "Lands of Lost Borders is illuminating, heart-warming, and hopeful in its suggestion that we will explore not to conquer but to connect."--Booklist (starred review)


    A brilliant, fierce writer, and winner of the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize, makes her debut with this enthralling travelogue and memoir of her journey by bicycle along the Silk Road--an illuminating and thought-provoking fusion of The Places in Between, Lab Girl, and Wild that dares us to challenge the limits we place on ourselves and the natural world.


    As a teenager, Kate Harris realized that the career she craved--to be an explorer, equal parts swashbuckler and metaphysician--had gone extinct. From what she could tell of the world from small-town Ontario, the likes of Marco Polo and Magellan had mapped the whole earth; there was nothing left to be discovered. Looking beyond this planet, she decided to become a scientist and go to Mars.


    In between studying at Oxford and MIT, Harris set off by bicycle down the fabled Silk Road with her childhood friend Mel. Pedaling mile upon mile in some of the remotest places on earth, she realized that an explorer, in any day and age, is the kind of person who refuses to live between the lines. Forget charting maps, naming peaks: what she yearned for was the feeling of soaring completely out of bounds. The farther she traveled, the closer she came to a world as wild as she felt within.


    Lands of Lost Borders, winner of the 2018 Banff Adventure Travel Award and a 2018 Nautilus Award, is the chronicle of Harris's odyssey and an exploration of the importance of breaking the boundaries we set ourselves; an examination of the stories borders tell, and the restrictions they place on nature and humanity; and a meditation on the existential need to explore--the essential longing to discover what in the universe we are doing here.


    Like Rebecca Solnit and Pico Iyer, Kate Harris offers a travel account at once exuberant and reflective, wry and rapturous. Lands of Lost Borders explores the nature of limits and the wildness of the self that can never fully be mapped. Weaving adventure and philosophy with the history of science and exploration, Lands of Lost Borders celebrates our connection as humans to the natural world, and ultimately to each other--a belonging that transcends any fences or stories that may divide us.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Last Supper: A Summer in Italy
    Last Supper: A Summer in Italy
    ISBN: 9780571351633
    Title: Last Supper: A Summer in Italy
    Author: CUSK RACHEL

    When Rachel Cusk decides to travel to Italy for a summer with her husband and two young children, she has no idea of the trials and wonders that lie in store. Their journey leads them to both the expected and the surprising, all seen through Cusk's sharp and humane perspective.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Last Whalers: The Life of a Vanishing Tribe in the Land Left Behind
    Last Whalers: The Life of a Vanishing Tribe in the Land Left Behind
    ISBN: 9781529374131
    Title: Last Whalers: The Life of a Vanishing Tribe in the Land Left Behind
    Author: CLARK DOUG BOCK

    'I absolutely loved this magnificent book' Sebastian Junger 'A monumental achievement' Mitchell Zuckoff At a time when global change has eradicated thousands of unique cultures, THE LAST WHALERS tells the stunning inside story of the Lamalerans, an ancient tribe of 1,500 hunter-gatherers who live on a volcanic island so remote it is known by other Indonesians as "The Land Left Behind." They have survived for centuries by taking whales with bamboo harpoons, but now are being pushed toward collapse by the encroachment of the modern world. Award-winning journalist Doug Bock Clark, who lived with the Lamalerans across three years, weaves together their stories with novelistic flair to usher us inside this hidden drama. Jon, an orphaned apprentice whaler, strives to earn his harpoon and feed his ailing grandparents. Ika, Jon's indomitable younger sister, struggles to forge a modern life in a tradition-bound culture and realize a star-crossed love. Ignatius, a legendary harpooner entering retirement, labors to hand down the Ways of the Ancestors to his son, Ben, who would rather become a DJ in the distant tourist mecca of Bali. With brilliant, breathtaking prose and empathetic, fast-paced storytelling, Clark details how the fragile dreams of one of the world's dwindling indigenous peoples are colliding with the irresistible upheavals of our rapidly transforming world, and delivers to us a group of families we will never forget.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
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