• White Death: Tragedy & Heroism in an Avalanche Zone
    White Death: Tragedy & Heroism in an Avalanche Zone
    ISBN: 9780385720779
    Title: White Death: Tragedy & Heroism in an Avalanche Zone
    Author: MCKAY JENKINS

    The day after Christmas 1969, five robust young men set out to climb the imposing north face of Mount Cleveland in Glacier National Park. One of the highest vertical walls in the United States, the face had never before been scaled--and certainly not in winter, when it was bound with ice.

    But the mountain was to become a memorial for the boys. After they failed to return to their families, an aerial search found the boys' tracks dead-ending at the jagged edge of a colossal avalanche. A massive search effort turned up little until the spring thaw, when searchers recovered a camera, dragged a half mile down the mountain. Its film, miraculously intact, eventually pointed the way to the boys' bodies, suspended upside down in a cave of snow and ice.

    In The White Death, McKay Jenkins unfolds a gripping natural history of avalanches, framed by the story of one of the worst avalanche disasters in mountaineering history. Ranking among the most destructive natural phenomena on earth, ava-lanches have shaped human endeavors from the beginning of recorded history. In 218 b.c., Hannibal lost more than eighteen thousand men, two thousand horses, and several elephants in deadly slides in the Italian Alps. During the First World War, combatants launched explosives onto the slopes above enemy troops, triggering slides that killed more effectively than firepower--and, paradoxically, pioneered the technology now used to tame avalanches on ski slopes all over the world. Yet our lifesaving skills remain almost as crude and limited as they were centuries ago: the rescuer's best tool is still a long, thin pole used for probing the packed snow for its victims.

    The White Death merges a fascinating natural history with a cautionary tale of the damage our sense of invincibility can do in the face of awesome natural power. Like Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire, The White Death chronicles an American tragedy of lives cut short. And just as Sebastian Junger's The Perfect Storm re-creates the sensation of drowning, this unforgettable book provides the disturbing details of every climber's worst nightmare: being buried alive in a torrent of snow and ice. Those who read it will never venture unwarily into the hills again.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • White Eskimo Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic
    White Eskimo Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic
    ISBN: 9780306822827
    Title: White Eskimo Knud Rasmussen's Fearless Journey into the Heart of the Arctic
    Author: BOWN STEPHEN R.

    Though less known today than contemporaries like Amundsen and Peary, Knud Rasmussen (18791933) was one of the most intriguing of the great early 20th century arctic explorers. Born and raised in Greenland, and part Inuit on his mother s side, Rasmussen could shoot a gun and harness a team of sled dogs by the time he was eight. Nevertheless he was well versed in the civilized arts and came to exploration after failing to make a career as an opera singer in Europe. He was obviously more at home on the ice floes than the stage, and undertook some of the most astounding feats of endurance in the annals of polar exploration including his record-setting 18,000-mile Great Sled Journey the first to traverse the Northwest Passage by dogsled. More impressively, he traveled without the elaborate preparations and large support staffs employed by other explorers, surviving with only a few Inuit assistants and living off the land. He once explained his approach by saying, As a child] my playmates were native Greenlanders; from the earliest boyhood I played and worked with the hunters, so even the hardships of the most strenuous sledge-trips became pleasant routine for me.
    Despite his extraordinary physical prowess, Rasmussen was one of the most intellectual of the great explorers, more interested in scientific study than glamorous feats, producing (among many other works) a ten-volume account documenting Inuit spirituality and culture, an accomplishment that earned him the title the father of Eskimology.
    In this first full-length biography, Stephen R. Bown brings Rasmussen s inspiring story to English readers in all its richness, giving "White Eskimo" the readability of a good novel."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • White Fever: a Journey to the Frozen Heart of Siberia
    White Fever: a Journey to the Frozen Heart of Siberia
    ISBN: 9781846272707
    Title: White Fever: a Journey to the Frozen Heart of Siberia
    Author: HUGO-BADER JACEK

    A lone journey by jeep (and occasionally kayak) across one of the world's most inhospitable and surreal landscapes. An unparalleled insight into the life in Siberia and its various communities and tribes.
    This is the story of a journey like no other, as Jacek Hugo-Bader makes his way across Siberia, from Moscow to Vladivostok, in the middle of winter. Travelling alone in a modified Russian jeep, he traverses a continent that is two-and-a-half times bigger than America, awash with bandits and not always fully equipped with roads. Along the way, Hugo-Bader discovers a great deal of tragedy, but also plenty of dark humour among the reindeer shepherds, nomadic tribes, the former hippies, the shamans, and the followers of some of the many arcane religions that flourish in this isolated, impossible region.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • White Mountain
    White Mountain
    ISBN: 9781780228402
    Title: White Mountain
    Author: TWIGGER ROBERT

    'Robert Twigger is not so much a travel writer as a thrill-seeking philosopher' Esquire

    The Himalayas beckon and we go ... Some to make real journeys and others to make imaginary ones. These mountains, home to Buddhists, Bonpos, Jains, Muslims, Hindus, shamans and animists, to name only a few, are a place of pilgrimage and dreams, revelation and war, massacre and invasion, but also peace and unutterable calm.

    In an exploration of the region's seismic history, Robert Twigger unravels some of these real and invented journeys and the unexpected links between them. Following a meandering path across the Himalayas to its physical end in Nagaland on the Indian-Burmese border, Twigger encounters incredible stories from a unique cast of mountaineers and mystics, pundits and prophets. The result is a sweeping, enthralling and surprising journey through the history of the world's greatest mountain range.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • White Mountain: Real & Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas
    White Mountain: Real & Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas
    ISBN: 9781474604369
    Title: White Mountain: Real & Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas
    Author: TWIGGER ROBERT


    Home to mythical kingdoms, wars and expeditions, and strange and magical beasts, the Himalayas have always loomed tall in our imagination. Overrun at different times by Buddhism, Taoism, shamanism, Islam and Christianity, they are a grand central station of the world's religions. They are also a plant hunter's paradise, a climber's challenge, and a traveller's dream.


    In his quest to explore the region's seismic history, Twigger seeks out the Nagas, who helped his grandfather build a camp for Allied soldiers near Imphal during the Second World War and takes the most scenic bike ride in the world from Lhasa to Kathmandu. The result is a sweeping, fascinating and surprising journey through the history of the world's greatest mountain range.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • White Rock an Exploration of the Inca Heartland
    White Rock an Exploration of the Inca Heartland
    ISBN: 9780753813584
    Title: White Rock an Exploration of the Inca Heartland
    Author: THOMSON HUGH


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
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  • White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World
    White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World
    ISBN: 9781925355086
    Title: White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World
    Author: DYER GEOFF


    From one of Britain's most original writers, White Sands is a creative exploration of why we travel. Episodic, wide-ranging, funny and smart, the linked journeys recall the themes of Dyer's Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It--albeit with the wisdom of (middle) age.


    From a trip to the Lightning Field in New Mexico to chasing Gauguin's ghost in French Polynesia, from falling for someone who may or may not be a tour guide in Beijing's Forbidden City to tracking down the house of an intellectual hero in Los Angeles, Dyer pursues all permutations of the peak experience--including the trough experience.


    In his trademark style he blends travel writing, essay, criticism and fiction with a smart and cantankerous wit that is unmatched. This is a book for armchair travellers and procrastinating philosophers everywhere.


    Geoff Dyeris the author of Jeff in Venice, Death in Varanasiand three previous novels, as well as nine non-fiction books. He has won the Somerset Maugham Prize, the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction, a Lannan Literary Award, the International Centre of Photography's 2006 Infinity Award for writing on photography, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters E.M. Forster Award. In 2009 he was named GQ's Writer of the Year. He won a National Book Critics Circle Award in 2011 and was a finalist in 1998. In 2015 he won a Windham Campbell Award for Non-fiction and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. Dyer currently lives in Los Angeles where he is a writer-in-residence at the University of Southern California. His most recent book is White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World.


    'One of the funniest writers working today.' Australian Book Review


    'Geoff Dyer is a true original-one of those rare voices in contemporary literature that never ceases to surprise, disturb and delight.' William Boyd


    'Reading Dyer is akin to the sudden elation and optimism you feel when you make a new friend, someone as silly as you but cleverer too, in whose company you know you will travel though life more vagrantly, intensely, joyfully...Quite possibly the best living writer in Britain.'& Daily Telegraph(UK)


    'Dyer is more than a cult writer; he's a virus, invading your system. You look at things differently, embracing the idiosyncratic, keeping the obvious at bay.' Spectator


    'Among the most original and talented writers of his generation.' Independent on Sunday


    'Dyer is compared to Proust, Lawrence and Kingsley Amis. The praise is deserved.' Evening Standard


    'Expect customary wit and insight...Likely the literary travel event of the year.' Bookseller



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush? London's Underground History of Tube Station Names
    Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush? London's Underground History of Tube Station Names
    ISBN: 9780750963039
    Title: Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush? London's Underground History of Tube Station Names
    Author: HILLIAM DAVID

    Who traveling through Totteridge and Whetstone is aware that the station got its name from the medieval soldiers who sharpened their swords at the whetstone before the bloody battle of Barnet? Or that Canary Wharf was built for importing fruit from the Canary Islands? Or that Shepherd s Bush was previously known as Gagglegoose Green? The names of the 300 hundred or so underground stations are part of everyday life for Londoners, but we hardly ever question their meanings or history. This entertaining book will ensure you never view your journey beneath the city in the same way again."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Wild by Nature: from Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot
    Wild by Nature: from Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot
    ISBN: 9781760290740
    Title: Wild by Nature: from Siberia to Australia, Three Years Alone in the Wilderness on Foot
    Author: MARQUIS SARAH

    From National Geographic's Explorer of the Year, 2014, Wild By Nature is the extraordinary story of Sarah Marquis' solo 10,000-mile hike from Siberia to Australia. Relying on hunting and her own wits, Sarah Marquis made it across the Gobi Desert and through fever-haunted jungles, surviving mafia, drug dealers, thieves on horseback who harassed her tent every night for weeks, temperatures from sub zero to scorching, life-threatening wildlife, a dengue fever delirium in the Laos jungle, tropic ringworm in northern Thailand, dehydration, and a life-threatening abscess. Through an incredible journey Wild By Nature explores what it is to adventure as a woman in the most dangerous of circumstances, and what it is to be truly alone in the wild.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Wild Coast: Travels on South Americas Untamed Edge
    Wild Coast: Travels on South Americas Untamed Edge
    ISBN: 9781846682537
    Title: Wild Coast: Travels on South Americas Untamed Edge
    Author: GIMLETTE JOHN

    Between the Orinoco and the Amazon lies a fabulous forested land, barely explored. Much of Guiana seldom sees sunlight, and new species are often tumbling out of the dark trees. Shunned by the conquistadors, it was left to others to carve into colonies. Guyana, Suriname and Guyane Française are what remain of their contest, and the 400 years of struggle that followed.Now, award-winning author John Gimlette sets off along this coast, gathering up its astonishing story. His journey takes him deep into the jungle, from the hideouts of runaway slaves to penal colonies, outlandish forts, remote Amerindian villages, a 'Little Paris' and a space port. He meets rebels, outlaws and sorcerers; follows the trail of a vicious Georgian revolt, and ponders a love-affair that changed the face of slavery. Here too is Jonestown, where, in 1978, over 900 Americans, members of Reverend Jones's cult, committed suicide. The last traces are almost gone now, as the forest closes in.Beautiful, bizarre and occasionally brutal, this is one of the great forgotten corners of the Earth: the Wild Coast.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Wild Places
    Wild Places
    ISBN: 9781783784493
    Title: Wild Places
    Author: MACFARLANE ROBERT

    ?An eloquent (and compulsively readable) reminder that, though we're laying waste the world, nature still holds sway over much of the earth's surface.'
    ?Bill McKibben

    Are there any genuinely wild places left in Britain and Ireland? That is the question that Robert Macfarlane poses to himself as he embarks on a series of breathtaking journeys through some of the archipelago's most remarkable landscapes. He climbs, walks, and swims by day and spends his nights sleeping on cliff-tops and in ancient meadows and wildwoods. With elegance and passion he entwines history, memory, and landscape in a bewitching evocation of wildness and its vital importance. A unique travelogue that will intrigue readers of natural history and adventure, The Wild Places solidifies Macfarlane's reputation as a young writer to watch.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Wild Women
    Wild Women
    ISBN: 9781788540018
    Title: Wild Women
    Author: FROSTRUP MARIELLA

    From Constantinople to Crimea, from Antarctica to the Andes, women throughout history have travelled across land and sea and recorded their adventures. This is a collection of more than 50 of the greatest escapades ever experienced and told by women.


    Curated by Mariella Frostrup, these works span the globe from the 1700s to the present day and include well-known heroines such as Isabella Bird, Dervla Murphy and Cheryl Straid as well as unknown and undiscovered adventurers.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found
    Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found
    ISBN: 9780857897763
    Title: Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found
    Author: STRAYED CHERYL

    At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise - a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Wild: Film Tie-in
    Wild: Film Tie-in
    ISBN: 9781782394860
    Title: Wild: Film Tie-in
    Author: STRAYED CHERYL

    At twenty-six, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's rapid death from cancer, her family disbanded and her marriage crumbled. With nothing to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life: to walk eleven-hundred miles of the west coast of America - from the Mojave Desert, through California and Oregon, and into Washington state - and to do it alone. She had no experience of long-distance hiking and the journey was nothing more than a line on a map. But it held a promise - a promise of piecing together a life that lay in ruins at her feet.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Wilderness Essays
    Wilderness Essays
    ISBN: 9781423607120
    Title: Wilderness Essays
    Author: MUIR JOHN


    Part of John Muir's appeal to modern readers is that he not only explored the American West and wrote about its beauties but also fought for their preservation. His successes dot the landscape and are evident in all the natural features that bear his name: forests, lakes, trails, and glaciers. Here collected are some of Muir's finest wilderness essays, ranging in subject matter from Alaska to Yellowstone, from Oregon to the High Sierra.This book is part of a series that celebrates the tradition of literary naturalists--writers who embrace the natural world as the setting for some of our most euphoric and serious experiences. These books map the intimate connections between the human and the natural world. Literary naturalists transcend political boundaries, social concerns, and historical milieus; they speak for what Henry Beston called the "other nations" of the planet. Their message acquires more weight and urgency as wild places become increasingly scarce.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Wind at My Back: A Cycling Life
    Wind at My Back: A Cycling Life
    ISBN: 9781472948151
    Title: Wind at My Back: A Cycling Life
    Author: MAUNDER PAUL


    A beautifully written exploration of the links between cycling, creativity and the landscape.


    In this deeply personal and lyrical exploration of what it means to ride a bicycle, Paul Maunder explores how our memories have a dialogue with landscape and how cycling and creativity are connected. Taking a journey through the places that have shaped him, we ride across wild moorland, through suburbia and city streets, into quintessentially English pastoral scenes. We see too some of the darker parts of the British countryside, sites of great secrecy that intrigue the imagination. This is abook about how landscape can sustain us, and how even an hour's escape can inspire our creative sides. The bicycle allows us to explore and dream, and return in time for dinner.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Wisdom Keeper: One Man's Journey to Honor the Untold History of the Unangan People
    Wisdom Keeper: One Man's Journey to Honor the Untold History of the Unangan People
    ISBN: 9781623170493
    Title: Wisdom Keeper: One Man's Journey to Honor the Untold History of the Unangan People
    Author: MERCULIEFF ILARION

    Ilarion Merculieff weaves the remarkable strands of his life and culture into a fascinating account that begins with his traditional Unangan (Aleut) upbringing on a remote island in the Bering Sea, through his immersion in both the Russian Orthodox Church and his tribe s holistic spiritual beliefs. He recounts his developing consciousness and call to leadership, and describes his work of the past thirty years bringing together Western science and Indigenous peoples traditional knowledge and wisdom to address the most pressing issues of our time.
    Tracing the extraordinary history of his ancestors who mummified their dead in a way very similar to the Egyptians, constructed one of the most sophisticated high seas kayaks in the world, and densely populated shorelines in North America for ten thousand years Merculieff describes the rich traditions of spirituality, art, dance, music, storytelling, science, and technology that enabled them to survive their harsh conditions. The Unangan people of the Aleutian Islands endured slavery at the hands of the U.S. government and were placed in an internment camp during WWII, where they suffered malnutrition and disease that decimated 10 percent of their population.
    Merculieff movingly describes how the" "compassion of Indigenous Elders has guided him in his work and life, which has been rife with struggle and hardship. He explains that environmental degradation, the extinction of species, pollution, war, and failing public institutions are all reflections of our relationships with ourselves. In order to deal with these critical challenges, he argues, we must reenter the chaos of the natural world, rediscover our balance of the masculine and the sacred feminine, and heal ourselves. Then, perhaps, we can heal the world."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China
    Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China
    ISBN: 9781447237969
    Title: Wish Lanterns: Young Lives in New China
    Author: ASH ALEC

    One of the best books] I ve read about the individuals who make up a country that is all too often regarded as a monolith. Jonathan Fenby, Financial Times
    If China will rule the world one day, who will rule China? There are more than 320 million Chinese between the ages of sixteen and thirty. Children of the one-child policy, born after Mao, with no memory of the Tiananmen Square massacre, they are the first net native generation to come of age in a market-driven, more international China. Their experiences and aspirations were formed in a radically different country from the one that shaped their elders, and their lives will decide the future of their nation and its place in the world.
    Wish Lanterns offers a deep dive into the life stories of six young Chinese. Dahai is a military child, netizen, and self-styled loser. Xiaoxiao is a hipster from the freezing north. Fred, born on the tropical southern island of Hainan, is the daughter of a Party official, while Lucifer is a would-be international rock star. Snail is a country boy and Internet gaming addict, and Mia is a fashionista rebel from far west Xinjiang. Following them as they grow up, go to college, find work and love, all the while navigating the pressure of their parents and society, Wish Lanterns paints a vivid portrait of Chinese youth culture and of a millennial generation whose struggles and dreams reflect the larger issues confronting China today.
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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Wish You Were Here
    Wish You Were Here
    ISBN: 9780007546381
    Title: Wish You Were Here
    Author: RUSSELL LYNN & HANSON NEIL

    When Billy Butlin founded his holiday camps in 1936, they were bastions of community spirit and havens of luxury. Here, for one week, wives and mothers were freed from the toil and drudgery of housework, children ran free through the grounds, fathers and husbands hung up their work clothes. Rich in period detail and highly evocative, this book follows the lives of five of the camps' key figures through the highs and lows of the holiday season: from redcoats searching for stardom to young families who returned year after year, to pensioners who rediscovered an inner youth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Without Reservations
    Without Reservations
    ISBN: 9781863253765
    Title: Without Reservations
    Author: STEINBACH ALICE

    'Without Reservations' is a travel journal following a woman's year long journey from the daily obligations of her daily life as she explores new horizons and rediscovers herself in the cities of Paris, Oxford, London, Venice and Milan.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Wonder Trail: True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World
    Wonder Trail: True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World
    ISBN: 9781863958424
    Title: Wonder Trail: True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World
    Author: HELY STEVE


    Steve Hely, writer for 30 Rock, The Officeand American Dad!, and recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor, presents a travel book about his journey through Central and South America.


    Part travel book, part pop history, part comic memoir, The Wonder Trail is the story of Steve's riotous journey from Los Angeles to the bottom of South America.


    With a trail through Mexico City, ancient Mayan ruins, the jungles and coffee plantations and remote beaches of Central America, across the Panama Canal, by sea to Colombia, to the Amazon rainforest, to the Galápagos Islands, the Atacama Desert of Chile, and down to the jagged and wind-worn land of Patagonia at the very end of the Western Hemisphere, Hely encounters the colourful, the wild and the downright absurd. The Wonder Trailis a gallivant Steve-Hely style - razor-sharp, hilarious and fascinating.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Wonders of Florence
    Wonders of Florence
    ISBN: 9788831719216
    Title: Wonders of Florence
    Author: CESTARO DARIO & LUGATO FRANCA

    The first pop-up book on Florence. Dario Cestaro's spectacular drawings and paper architecture reveal Florence and its treasures in a pop-up book telling the city's history with straightforward texts and interesting facts. This fascinating journey in colored pages shaped into Florence's most celebrated landmarks will help even younger children to recognize the main buildings: the cathedral with its famous ogival dome; the Palazzo Vecchio with its great tower and crenellated walls; the Palazzo Pitti, once the Medicis' majestic ducal residence; the Ponte Vecchio, the iconic bridge over the Arno with its historic craft shops; the Church of Santa Croce, which contains tombs and monuments to many illustrious persons (Dante, Michelangelo, Galileo).

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • World of Wanderlust
    World of Wanderlust
    ISBN: 9780670079322
    Title: World of Wanderlust
    Author: SAWARD BROOKE

    "What are the world's greatest destinations? Where are the best places to travel solo? From airport fashion to road trip rules, professional traveller Brooke Saward shows us where to go, what to do and how to get that holiday feeling without even leaving home. Full of beautiful photographs that will ignite the imagination and featuring enduring favourites like Paris, New York, and London, this is the book that will inspire you to make every day an adventure."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • World's Great Wonders: How They Were Made & Why They are Amazing
    World's Great Wonders: How They Were Made & Why They are Amazing
    ISBN: 9781743214305
    Title: World's Great Wonders: How They Were Made & Why They are Amazing
    Author: OSMAN JHENI

    "Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher*"

    Go beyond the visual spectacle of the world's 50 greatest wonders, and discover what makes them such amazing places. With stunning images and expert illustrations, experience and appreciate the most famous sights on earth in an exciting new way.

    Author: Lonely Planet

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places where they travel.

    "TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category"

    "'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times"

    "'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia) "

    "*#1 in the world market share - source: Nielsen Bookscan. Australia, UK and USA. March 2012-January 2013"

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00

    $50.00
  • World's Heritage: a Guide to All 981 Unesco World Heritage Sites
    World's Heritage: a Guide to All 981 Unesco World Heritage Sites
    ISBN: 9780007546978
    Title: World's Heritage: a Guide to All 981 Unesco World Heritage Sites
    Author: UNESCO

    A unique guide to every UNESCO World Heritage site, this book explores some of the world's most extraordinary places.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • World's Heritage: the Definitive Guide to All 1007 World Heritage Sites 4th Edition
    World's Heritage: the Definitive Guide to All 1007 World Heritage Sites 4th Edition
    ISBN: 9780008126308
    Title: World's Heritage: the Definitive Guide to All 1007 World Heritage Sites 4th Edition
    Author: UNESCO

    Bestselling guide to all 1,007 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Fully updated to include the latest sites added to the World Heritage List in June 2014. The List is managed by the World Heritage Committee and each site is judged under strict criteria - only the world's most spectacular and extraordinary sites make it on to the List. UNESCO World Heritage sites include some of the most famous places in the world, such as the ancient Nabatean city of Petra in Jordan, the legendary Acropolis in Athens, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and Machu Picchu, the 'Lost City of the Incas', in Peru. 26 sites were added to the List by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in June 2014. These included the 1000th site, Okavango Delta in Botswana, and Myanmar's first property, Pyu Ancient Cities. Other sites included Historic Jeddah, the Gate to Makkah (Saudi Arabia), Grand Canal (China) and the Vineyard Landscape of Piedmont (Italy). Descriptions of all 1007 UNESCO World Heritage sites Location map for every site Over 700 colour photographs Background The World Heritage List includes properties forming part of the cultural and natural heritage which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. In 1972 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted the Convention concerning the Protection of the World's Cultural and Natural Heritage. Since then, 1007 sites in 161 countries have been inscribed onto the list, 779 of which are cultural, 197 natural and 31 mixed properties.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • World: 36 Hours: the New York Times, 3 Volume Boxset
    World: 36 Hours: the New York Times, 3 Volume Boxset
    ISBN: 9783836552967
    Title: World: 36 Hours: the New York Times, 3 Volume Boxset
    Author: IRELAND BARBARA (EDITOR)

    Calling all globetrotters: 3 volumes of the best-selling 36 Hourstravel series, covering 365 destinations worldwide Dreaming of Dakar? Pining for Paris? Or fancy a few nights in New Orleans? The world is waiting, and since you only have so much time to see it all, why not inject adventure into your every weekend?Since 2011, TASCHEN has transformed the popularNew York Times 36 Hours column into illustrated books that recognize that a journey does not have to be long to be memorable. Now, following on from our curated regional collections, we're offering theultimate travel trio to those yearning to see it all.Organized from A to Z, this handsomely packaged boxed set offers3 volumes of the very best of 36 Hours from around the world, with a total of365 destinations, including brand new locations in Africa and the Middle East. A keycard providesinstant and unlimited access to the digital edition of each destination, so you can plan at leisure with the beautiful, inspiring box set, and continue to access all top tips and recommendations remotely. 3 volumes covering365 hotspots and hideaways from Abu Dhabi to Zurich 14 new citiesnever before published in the 36 Hours book series Recommendations forover 1,500 restaurants and 1,000 hotels Over 1,000 photos and illustrations Easy-to-reference indexes anddetailed city-by-city maps Keycard inside provides instant and unlimited access to digital editions of all 365 destinations -over $ 75 of free digital content Also in this series: 36 Hours: USA & Canada*36 Hours: Europe*36 Hours: Latin America & The Caribbean*36 Hours: Asia & Oceania*36 Hours: USA & CanadaRegion Volumes: West Coast, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest & Great Lakes, and Southwest & Rocky Mountains*Also available as ebooks "

    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $200.00
    $200.00
  • World's Best Tropical Dive Sites
    World's Best Tropical Dive Sites
    ISBN: 9781909612662
    Title: World's Best Tropical Dive Sites
    Author: WOOD LAWSON

    This magnificent and comprehensive illustrated reference to the world's most exotic dive locations covers the Caribbean Sea (Bahamas, Mexico, Cuba, Cayman Islands, The Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, Tobago, St Lucia and Dominica), Bermuda, the Red Sea (Egypt and Sudan), the Indian Ocean (Oman, Maldives, Seychelles, Mozambique and Western Australia), the Indo-Pacific (Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia), and the Pacific Ocean (Philippines, Micronesia, Melanesia, Papua New Guinea, French Polynesia and Eastern Australia).Superb quality underwater photography shows a huge variety of wrecks, marine habitats and aquatic species. The descriptions detail the type of dive to be experienced as well as what you can expect to see. Each dive site featured can be located via a detailed regional site map, and a travel advisory is also included.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • World's Most Spectacular Railway Journeys
    World's Most Spectacular Railway Journeys
    ISBN: 9781906780494
    Title: World's Most Spectacular Railway Journeys
    Author: SOLOMON BRIAN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Worst Journey in the World
    Worst Journey in the World
    ISBN: 9780099530374
    Title: Worst Journey in the World
    Author: CHERRY-GARRARD APSLEY

    "The Worst Journey in the World" is a gripping account of an expedition gone disastrously wrong. One of the youngest members of Scott's team, Apsley Cherry-Garrard was later part of the rescue party that found the frozen bodies of Scott and the three men who had accompanied him on the final push to the Pole. Despite the horrors that Scott and his men eventually faced, Cherry-Garrard's account is filled with details of scientific discovery and anecdotes of human resilience in a harsh environment, supported by diary excerpts and accounts from other explorers.

    A masterpiece of travel writing, "The Worst Journey in the World" is the most celebrated and compelling of all the books on Antarctic exploration.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Wrong About Japan: a Father's Journey With His Son
    Wrong About Japan: a Father's Journey With His Son
    ISBN: 9781740513258
    Title: Wrong About Japan: a Father's Journey With His Son
    Author: CAREY PETER

    For Peter Carey, a trip to Japan with his twelve-year-old son Charley would be a unique opportunity to share and learn something about his son's passion for Japanese comics and animated film, otherwise known as manga and anime. Convinced that there is 'a whole history and culture hidden between the frames', Carey hopes that this journey will help him to break the skin of Japanese culture. Charley, on the other hand, simply wants to buy cool manga. Either way, Carey looks forward to forging some indelible memories with his thoughtful, reticent son. And while some of the memories they create are not those that Carey might have wished for - such as Charley's ill-concealed boredom when forced to sit through four hours of traditional Japanese theatre, and Carey's own less-than-joyful reaction to Sega World - nonetheless it's an unforgettable and precious time, a time Carey considers a privilege, most especially for the pleasure of sharing his son's enchanted response to the adventure.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Yak on Track
    Yak on Track
    ISBN: 9781925712483
    Title: Yak on Track
    Author: MCNEICE HEATHER

    It seemed like a good idea to Heather at the time: organise a challenging trek to raise funds for the education of young Bhutanese girls. Heather had walked in the Himalayas before, so how hard could it be on the trail to Lunana, Bhutan's most remote plateau? On the 240-kilometre trek, she discovers that 'hard' doesn't even come close. Along with her friend Krista, likeminded lover of mountains and margaritas, a team of eccentric guides and far too many horses, Heather sets off into a landscape of savage beauty, where yetis are feared and only yaks feel at ease. As the team face blizzards, avalanches, altitude sickness and snow blindness, their reward is a rare glimpse of life in the last Shangri-La. At its heart, this book is a love song to Bhutan and its people, an intimate portrait of the only remaining Buddhist kingdom of the Himalayas. YAK ON TRACK is a delightful story about losing yourself but not losing your way.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Year in Paris: Season-By-Season in the City of Light
    Year in Paris: Season-By-Season in the City of Light
    ISBN: 9780062846884
    Title: Year in Paris: Season-By-Season in the City of Light
    Author: BAXTER JOHN


    A Paperback Original


    From the incomparable John Baxter, the bestselling author of The Most Beautiful Walk in the World, a sumptuous and definitive portrait of Paris through the seasons, highlighting the unique tastes, sights, and changing personality of the city in spring, summer, fall, and winter.


    "A man with a great appreciation of what makes Paris tick."-- Newsday

    When the common people of France revolted in 1789, one of the first ways they chose to correct the excesses of the monarchy and the church was to rename the months of the year. Selected by poet and playwright Philippe-Francois-Nazaire Fabre, these new names reflected what took place at that season in the natural world; Fructidor was the month of fruit, Flor al that of flowers, while the winter wind (vent) dominated Vent se.


    Though the names didn't stick, these seasonal rhythms of the year continue to define Parisians, as well as travelers to the city. As acclaimed author and long-time Paris resident John Baxter himself recollects, "My own arrival in France took place in Niv se, the month of snow, and continued in Pluvi se, the season of rain. To someone coming from Los Angeles, where seasons barely existed, the shock was visceral. Struggling to adjust, I found reassurance in the literature, music, even the cuisine of my adoptive country, all of which marched to the inaudible drummer of the seasons."


    Devoting a section of the book to each of Fabre's months, Baxter draws upon Paris's literary, cultural and artistic past to paint an affecting, unforgettable portrait of the city. Touching upon the various ghosts of Paris past, from Hemingway and Zelda Fitzgerald, to Claude Debussy to MFK Fisher to Francois Mitterrand, Baxter evokes the rhythms of the seasons in the City of Light, and the sense of wonder they can arouse for all who visit and live there.


    A melange of history, travel reportage, and myth, of high culture and low, A Year in Paris is vintage John Baxter: a vicarious thrill ride for anyone who loves Paris.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Year in Provence  Pop Penguin
    Year in Provence Pop Penguin
    ISBN: 9780141037257
    Title: Year in Provence Pop Penguin
    Author: MAYLE PETER

    Peter Mayle's A Year in Provence is the much-loved account of an English couple living their dream abroad. When they buy a 200-year-old farmhouse in the South of France, Peter Mayle and his wife little expect the delights that await them - from six-course lunches and epic games of boule, to encounters with charming but unpredictable builders. Both witty and affectionate, this is an idyllic portrait of the pleasures of rural life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
    Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
    ISBN: 9781785780233
    Title: Year of Living Danishly: Uncovering the Secrets of the World's Happiest Country
    Author: RUSSELL HELEN

    When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn t Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners as consisting entirely of long dark winters, cured herring, Lego and pastries.
    What is the secret to their success? Are happy Danes born, or made? Helen decides there is only one way to find out: she will give herself a year, trying to uncover the formula for Danish happiness.
    From childcare, education, food and interior design to SAD, taxes, sexism and an unfortunate predilection for burning witches, "The Year of Living Danishly" is a funny, poignant record of a journey that shows us where the Danes get it right, where they get it wrong, and how we might just benefit from living a little more Danishly ourselves."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Yemen the Unknown Arabia
    Yemen the Unknown Arabia
    ISBN: 9781585671397
    Title: Yemen the Unknown Arabia
    Author: MACKINTOSH-SMITH TIM

    This engaging, impressionistic portrait of a little-known land is the winner of the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. Part of Arabia but like no place on earth, Yemen is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. Line art throughout.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • You Can't Hide the Sun: a Journey Through Palestine
    You Can't Hide the Sun: a Journey Through Palestine
    ISBN: 9780593059470
    Title: You Can't Hide the Sun: a Journey Through Palestine
    Author: MCCARTHY JOHN

    John McCarthy journeys back to Palestine for the first time since his five year incarceration.

    The ancient places and stories of the Holy Land are so etched into our cultural landscape that it is hard to separate ancient tales from modern realities. Of course, this is part of the potency of the place, but also part of the illusion.

    In captivity for many years, John McCarthy had only the Bible to read. While many of its stories are just that, stories - part-history, part-myth, evolved over many generations of oral story-telling - the accounts of conflict thousands of years ago made him realize that his own captivity was in some ways just another footnote in the endless saga of violent dispute over the Holy Land. This very small area has been fought over since the dawn of time, for trade, for politics, for God, as nations, empires and faiths have demanded the right to control Palestine.

    So what is it like for modern people to live in that hall of mirrors, with its myriad distorted visions? How do you keep a sense of perspective, a sense of self? To find out, John McCarthy travels through Palestine and meets the people who live there. And to do so, he uses a map, not of the current "Palestinian territory" but one that shows how Palestine looked before The Cataclysm.


    From the Trade Paperback edition.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • You Only Live Once : a Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in All of Us
    You Only Live Once : a Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in All of Us
    ISBN: 9781743601648
    Title: You Only Live Once : a Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in All of Us
    Author: LONELY PLANET STAFF


    You Only Live Once inspires readers to seize the moment, explore the world and share their incredible stories. With over 1000 experiences for every stage of life, this eclectic gift book is the perfect manual for a life well-lived. Combining stunning photography with illustrations and infographics, it will surprise and entertain with a quirky mix of experiences everyone should try at some point in their life.

    • Cloth-spined hardback
    • Visual feast mixing illustration, infographics and photography

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.


    TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2012 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category


    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times


    'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' - Fairfax Media (Australia)



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Zone of the Marvellous: In Search of the Antipodes
    Zone of the Marvellous: In Search of the Antipodes
    ISBN: 9781869404475
    Title: Zone of the Marvellous: In Search of the Antipodes
    Author: EDMOND MARTIN

    Australia and New Zealand were imagined for thousands of years before they became real. From Plato's Atlantis to Dante's Mount Purgatory, from Sinbad the Sailor to Abel Tasman, travellers, writers, map-makers and charlatans have dreamt of an other world on the opposite side of the Northern Hemisphere. Martin Edmond's 4000-year history of the antipodes in the Western imagination has an extraordinary intellectual breadth and imaginative reach. Beginning with the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Edmond reveals the allure of an antipodal world from the earliest Western writing. While Ptolemy proposed a Great South Land to balance the weight of the Northern Hemisphere continents on his maps, and Phoenician, Greek and Roman sailors began voyaging down the African coast, thinkers from Dante to Defoe were imagining paradise (or its opposite) at the bottom of the South Seas. Would you find pearls or purgatory or lost tribes in the antipodes? And whose fantastic tales should you trust? Even though the South Seas were discovered and settled over the last few centuries, Edmond finds that the tradition of the marvellous antipodes has exerted a powerful hold over artists and writers such as Sidney Nolan, Shane Cotton, James K Baxter and Janet Frame.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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