• 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
  • Wrong Way Home
    Wrong Way Home
    ISBN: 9781863251334
    Title: Wrong Way Home
    Author: MOORE PETER


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 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 are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes
    You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes
    ISBN: 9781447278603
    Title: You are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes
    Author: HADFIELD CHRIS

    Chris Hadfield's book shows us our home - our city, country, continent, our whole planet - from a unique perspective. The millions of us who followed Chris's Twitter feed from the ISS thought we knew what we were looking at when we saw his photos. This photo documentary shows us we didn't. We caught the beauty but missed the meaning. Curated from images never before shared, Chris's big picture reveals why our planet looks the way it does and why we live where we do.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 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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