• Yemen the Unknown Arabia
    Yemen the Unknown Arabia
    ISBN: 9781585671397
    Title: Yemen the Unknown Arabia

    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
  • 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

    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
  • 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

    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
  • 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

    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
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