• Baekdu Daegan Korea
    Baekdu Daegan Korea
    ISBN: 9780473249304
    Title: Baekdu Daegan Korea
    Author: SHEPHERD ROGER

    Korea is a land with a 5000-year history, but for the past 60 years it has been tragically divided. Throughout its history the Korean people have held a strong spiritual reverence for their mountains that occupy 75% of its landscape. The source to all its mountain culture derives from a 1700km mountain system, called the Baekdu Daegan, that forms the peninsula’s spine and watershed. This photo-art book is the first of its kind and contains rare images of mountains from North & South Korea that depicts Korea’s Oneness through mountains.

    Roger Shepherd is a 47-year-old New Zealander whom currently resides in South Korea with his company named HIKE KOREA. Before discovering his allure for the beauty and culture of Korean Mountains, he had a prospective career in the New Zealand Police. He was the first foreigner to explore the South Korean section of the Baekdu Daegan in 2006 & 2007, where he subsequently wrote the first ever English guidebook to the Baekdu Daegan. He began investigating the idea for his current photo-art book to explore and document the Baekdu Daegan in North Korea in 2010. The book took three years to complete.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $92.00
    $92.00
  • Baghdad Without a Map & Other Misadventures in Arabia
    Baghdad Without a Map & Other Misadventures in Arabia
    ISBN: 9780452267459
    Title: Baghdad Without a Map & Other Misadventures in Arabia
    Author: HORWITZ TONY

    "A very funny and frequently insightful look at the world's most combustible region."--The New York Times Book Review

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER

    With razor-sharp wit and insight, intrepid journalist Tony Horwitz gets beyond solemn newspaper headlines and romantic myths of Arabia to offer startling close-ups of a volatile region few Westerners understand. His quest for hot stories takes him from the tribal wilds of Yemen to the shell-pocked shores of Lebanon; from the malarial sands of the Sudan to the eerie souks of Saddam Hussein's Iraq, a land so secretive that even street maps and weather reports are banned.

    As an oasis in the Empty Quarter, a veiled woman offers tea and a mysterious declaration of love. In Cairo, "politeness police" patrol seedy nightclubs to ensure that belly dancers don't show any belly. And at the Ayatollah's funeral in Tehran a mourner chants, "Death to America," then confesses to the author his secret dream--to visit Disneyland.

    Careening through thirteen Muslim countries and Israel, Horwitz travels light, packing a keen eye, a wicked sense of humor, and chutzpah in almost suicidal measure. This wild and comic tale of Middle East misadventure reveals a fascinating world in which the ancient and the modern collide.

    "As a document of the cultural impasse that brought on the war, this is unsurpassed."--Village Voice

    "High-spirited and entertaining."--The New Yorker

    "A timely and incisive insider's description of the mysterious Arab World . . . Tony Horwitz is an ideal guide for American Reader."--Chicago Tribune

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00

    $34.00
  • Baikal Meridian
    Baikal Meridian
    ISBN: 9781410220417
    Title: Baikal Meridian
    Author: ZLOBIN A


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Balkan Ghosts: a Journey Through History
    Balkan Ghosts: a Journey Through History
    ISBN: 9780312424930
    Title: Balkan Ghosts: a Journey Through History
    Author: KAPLAN ROBERT

    From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, and greeted with critical acclaim as ""the most insightful and timely work on the Balkans to date"" ( The Boston Globe), Kaplan's prescient, enthralling, and often chilling political travelogue is already a modern classic. This new edition includes six opinion pieces written by Robert Kaplan about the Balkans between l996 and 2000 beginning just after the implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and ending after the conclusion of the Kosovo war, with the removal of Slobodan Milosevic from power.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Bangkok Found Reflections on the City
    Bangkok Found Reflections on the City
    ISBN: 9789749863923
    Title: Bangkok Found Reflections on the City
    Author: KERR ALEX

    Evocative and incisive, Bangkok Found looks deep within traditional culture to discover how Bangkok is like no other contemporary city. It's the book you read after you've seen the temples and enjoyed the nightlife - and then start to wonder where the mysterious appeal of Bangkok really lies. With wit and a wealth of anecdotes from Kerr's thirty years of experience in Thailand, Bangkok Found, sequel to his award-winning Lost Japan, takes you on a journey to the essential and the quirky, the factual and the mythical. In this series of meditations on the city, old culture meets global fusion in the crossroads that is Bangk

    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Barcelona
    Barcelona
    ISBN: 9780679743835
    Title: Barcelona
    Author: HUGHES ROBERT

    From the bestselling author of The Fatal Shore comes a monumentally informed and irresistibly readable work of history, art criticism, and urban anthropology devoted to the most un-Spanish city in Spain. "Confirms Hughes's authority as a first-rate chronicler and historian".--The New York Times Book Review. 180 photos.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Barcelona
    Barcelona
    ISBN: 9781860468247
    Title: Barcelona
    Author: HUGHES ROBERT

    Robert Hughes has been visiting Barcelona since the 1960s and he has written an epic tribute to a city he loves. He tells the story of the growth of this Mediterranean metropolis from its origins as a Roman colonial town to the twentieth century, examining its relationship to the rest of Catalunya, to Spain and to the wider European world. Much of Barcelona's history is reflected in its architecture and Hughes builds his history around the stones of the city but his account is also rich in political and military drama and the actions of remarkable personalities. He introduces the reader to Barcelona's painting, poetry, folklore, language, food and much more. He also addresses the paradoxical question of Catalan identity, a people simultaneously so Spanish and yet so un-Spanish. Hughes's Barcelona has become, as it deserves to be, the standard work on the city in English.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Becoming Odyssa: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail
    Becoming Odyssa: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail
    ISBN: 9780825305689
    Title: Becoming Odyssa: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail
    Author: PHARR DAVIS JENNIFER

    After graduating from college, Jennifer isn't sure what she wants to do with her life. She is drawn to the Appalachian Trail, a 2175-mile footpath that stretches from Georgia to Maine. Though her friends and family think she's crazy, she sets out alone to hike the trail, hoping it will give her time to think about what she wants to do next. The next four months are the most physically and emotionally challenging of her life. She quickly discovers that thru-hiking is harder than she had imagined: coping with blisters and aching shoulders from the 30-pound pack she carries; sleeping on the hard wooden floors of trail shelters; hiking through endless torrents of rain and even a blizzard. With every step she takes, Jennifer transitions from an over-confident college graduate to a student of the trail, braving situations she never imagined before her thru-hike. The trail is full of unexpected kindness, generosity, and humor. And when tragedy strikes, she learns that she can depend on other people to help her in times of need.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Beer in the Loire
    Beer in the Loire
    ISBN: 9781999811747
    Title: Beer in the Loire
    Author: BARNES TOMMY

    Tommy Barnes was at breaking point, frustrated by a dead-end job, fed up with renting in London and, to cap it all, failing to make it as a stand-up comedian. But he didn't break - instead he made himself redundant and took off to France with girlfriend Rose to pursue his dream of brewing beer.

    Settled in a dilapidated house in the Loire they are plagued by calamities (mainly of Tommy's making), boisterous neighbours and an unexpected pregnancy. Not to mention, Burt the Satanic dog who truly has it in for his master. Featuring colourful characters, a stunning location, and an inspiring collection of beer recipes, this is an irresistible feast of humour and heart.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death & Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
    Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death & Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
    ISBN: 9781921844638
    Title: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death & Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
    Author: BOO KATHERINE

    Shortlisted for the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize.

    Annawadi is a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport, and as India starts to prosper, Annawadians are electric with hope. But then terror and a global recession rock the city and suppressed tensions over religion, caste, sex, power and economic envy turn brutal. As the tenderest individual hopes intersect with the greatest global truths, the true contours of a competitive age are revealed. And so, too, are the imaginations and courage of the people of Annawadi. Behind the Beautiful Forevers carries the reader into a hidden world, and into the lives of people impossible to forget.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Behind the Wall
    Behind the Wall
    ISBN: 9780099459323
    Title: Behind the Wall
    Author: THUBRON COLIN

    Having learned Mandarin, and travelling alone by foot, bicycle and train, Colin Thubron sets off on a 10,000 mile journey from Beijing to Tibet, starting from a tropical paradise near the Burmese border to the windswept wastes of the Gobi desert and the far end of the Great Wall. What Thubron reveals is an astonishing diversity, a land whose still unmeasured resources strain to meet an awesome demand, and an ancient people still reeling from the devastation of the Cultural Revolution.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time
    Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time
    ISBN: 9781529000467
    Title: Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time
    Author: SHERMAN ANNA

    In The Bells of Old Tokyo, Anna Sherman explores Japan and revels in all its wonderful particularity. As a foreigner living in Tokyo, Sherman's account takes pleasure and fascination in the history and culture of a country that can seem startlingly strange to an outsider. Following her search for the lost bells of the city - the bells by which its inhabitants kept time before the Jesuits introduced them to clocks - to her personal friendship with the owner of a small, exquisite cafe, who elevates the making and drinking of coffee to an art-form, here is Tokyo in its bewildering variety. From the love hotels of Shinjuku to the appalling fire-storms of 1945 (in which many more thousands of people died than in Hiroshima or Nagasaki), from the death of Mishima to the impact of the Tohoku earthquake of 2011. For fans of The Lonely City, and Lost in Translation, The Bells of Old Tokyo is a beautiful and original portrait of Tokyo told through time.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Berlin City Lit
    Berlin City Lit
    ISBN: 9780955970047
    Title: Berlin City Lit
    Author: REYES HEATHER, DERBYSHIRE KATY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Berlin: a Literary Guide for Travellers
    Berlin: a Literary Guide for Travellers
    ISBN: 9781784536428
    Title: Berlin: a Literary Guide for Travellers
    Author: SULLIVAN PAUL & KRUEGER MARCEL

    "Berlin is a city forever in the process of becoming, never being, and so it lives more powerfully in the imagination." Rory Maclean, 'Berlin Imagine a City'. Located at the epicentre of some of modern Europe's most significant and turbulent events, Berlin has long held a magnetic attraction for writers. From 19th century authors recording the city's dramatic transition from Prussian Hauptstadt to German capital after 1871 and the modernist intellectuals of the Weimar period, to the resistance writers brave enough to write during the dark years of the Nazi era and those who captured life on both sides of the divided city, a body of literature has emerged that reveals Berlin's ever-shifting identity. Since 1989, Berlin has yet again become a crucible of creativity, serving as both muse and sanctuary for a new generation of writers who regularly claim it as one of the most exciting cities in the world. This unique and engaging book functions as an introduction to some of the finest writing in and about the city, as well as a guide to some of its best sights and vibrant neighbourhoods. Spanning more than 200 years of local life and literature, it features German authors as diverse as E.T.A. Hoffmann, Joseph Roth, Jorg Fauser, and Christa Wolf, as well as a slew of famous international names such as Mark Twain, Philip Hensher and Chloe Aridjis."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Best American Travel Writing 2018
    Best American Travel Writing 2018
    ISBN: 9781328497697
    Title: Best American Travel Writing 2018
    Author: STRAYED CHERYL & WILSON JASON (EDS)

    Everyone travels for different reasons, but whatever those reasons are, one thing is certain: they come back with stories. Each year, the best of those stories are collected in The Best American Travel Writing, curated by one of the top writers in the field, and each year they "open a window onto the strange, seedy, and beautiful world, offering readers glimpses into places that many will never see or experience except through the eyes and words of these writers" (Kirkus). This far-ranging collection of top notch travel writing is, quite simply, the genre's gold standard.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Best in Travel Lp 5ed 2014
    Best in Travel Lp 5ed 2014
    ISBN: 9781743217283
    Title: Best in Travel Lp 5ed 2014
    Author: 5TH EDITION

    It's the Best of the Best. The best places to go and things to do all around the world right now! Drawing in the knowledge, passion and miles travelled by Lonely Planet's staff, authors and online community, we present a year's worth of travel inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into some unforgettable experiences. Highlights Lonely Planet ranks the top 10 countires, regions and cities to visit in 2014. The best travel experiences for the year ahead, from cheering your team at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil to strolling the boulevards of Paris. More than 35 events mapped out month by month in the 2014 travel planner.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Best Loved Villages of France
    Best Loved Villages of France
    ISBN: 9782080201836
    Title: Best Loved Villages of France
    Author: BERN STEPHANE

    The Best Loved Villages of France takes the reader to forty-four of the countrys most treasured locations. Always picturesque, but often well-kept secrets, the book offers insight into French village life. Visit a crumbling medieval fortress with the mayor of Lavardin or peruse the maritime objects found at sea by a mustached fisherman in Saint-Suliac, stroll along the windsurfers paradise at Wissant bay or promenade through the manicured grounds of Vaux-le-Vicomte, enjoy a fresh langoustine dinner in Corsica or catch the sunrise over the fairytale castle in Montsoreau. This book offers an illustrated tour around all twenty-two regions of France, from Provence and the Alps, to Normandy and the Loire. A charming selection of aerial and intimate photographs invite the reader to explore these splendid locales, while the descriptions, anecdotes, and interviews with local village-dwellers plunge you into the individual history and character of Frances diverse regions. Feel inspired by journalist Stéphane Berns informative and practical travel tips and recommendations, and start planning your own adventure to Frances most loved villages or simply enjoy the armchair tour.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Best of Switzerland 1ed
    Best of Switzerland 1ed
    ISBN: 9781786575494
    Title: Best of Switzerland 1ed
    Author: 1ST EDITION


    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher


    Lonely Planet Best of Switzerland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hike through flower-strewn meadows, ski through fresh powder in the Alps, or relax by the shores of Lake Geneva; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Switzerland and begin your journey now!


    Inside Lonely Planet Best of Switzerland Travel Guide:

    • Full-colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, music, architecture, landscapes, wildlife, the Swiss way of life
    • Covers Geneva, Lake Geneva, Zermatt, St Moritz, Zürich, Ticino and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Best of Switzerland, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.


    Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet Switzerland guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer.


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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Best Travel Writing 2012 Volume 9 True Stories from Around the World
    Best Travel Writing 2012 Volume 9 True Stories from Around the World
    ISBN: 9781609520571
    Title: Best Travel Writing 2012 Volume 9 True Stories from Around the World
    Author: OREILLY JAMES ED

    The Best Travel Writing, Volume 9is the latest in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisines and cultures.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Best Travel Writing, Volume11: True Stories from Around the World
    Best Travel Writing, Volume11: True Stories from Around the World
    ISBN: 9781609521172
    Title: Best Travel Writing, Volume11: True Stories from Around the World
    Author: O'REILLY JAMES & HABEGGER LARRY (EDITORS)

    The Best Travel Writing, Volume 11 is the latest in the annual Travelers' Tales series launched in 2004 to celebrate the world's best travel writing -- from Nobel Prize winners to emerging new writers. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes encompass high adventure, spiritual growth, romance, hilarity and misadventure, service to humanity, and encounters with exotic cuisines and cultures. Includes winners from the annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing.
    Introduction by Rolf Potts
    In The Best Travel Writing, Volume 11, readers will:
    Piece together the puzzle of life in rural Cambodia
    Reawaken the joy of travel on a bus ride through Mexico
    Reexamine war memories with former soldiers in Vietnam
    Learn the ropes and the art of sailing with a "good captain" on the Pacific
    Find a true soul sister in the highlands of Ecuador
    Follow Vincent van Gogh's footsteps in France
    Survive (or not) a home invasion in Brazil...and much more

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Best Womans Travel Writing 2010
    Best Womans Travel Writing 2010
    ISBN: 9781932361742
    Title: Best Womans Travel Writing 2010


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    Price: $34.00
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  • Best Women's Travel Writing: True Stories from Around the World  #9
    Best Women's Travel Writing: True Stories from Around the World #9
    ISBN: 9781609520847
    Title: Best Women's Travel Writing: True Stories from Around the World #9
    Author: SPALDING LAVINIA (ED)

    Since publishing the original edition ofA Womans Worldin 1995,Travelers Taleshas been the recognized national leader in womens travel literature, and with the launch of the annual seriesThe Best Travel Writing in 2004, the obvious next step was an annual collection of the best womens travel writing of the year. This title is the ninth in that series#151;The Best Womens Travel Writing#151;presenting stimulating, inspiring, and uplifting adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples, and facets of themselves. The common threads connecting these stories are a female perspective and fresh, compelling storytelling to make the reader laugh, weep, wish she were there, or be glad she wasnt. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes are as eclectic as in all of our books, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Best Women's Travel Writing: True Stories from Around the World Vol 11
    Best Women's Travel Writing: True Stories from Around the World Vol 11
    ISBN: 9781609521110
    Title: Best Women's Travel Writing: True Stories from Around the World Vol 11
    Author: SPALDING LAVINIA

    Since publishing the original edition of A Woman's World in 1995, Travelers' Tales has been the recognized national leader in women's travel literature, and with the launch of the annual series The Best Travel Writing in 2004, the obvious next step was an annual collection of the best women's travel writing of the year. This title is the eleventh in that series--The Best Women's Travel Writing--presenting stimulating, inspiring, and uplifting adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples, and facets of themselves. The common threads connecting these stories are a female perspective and fresh, compelling storytelling to make the reader laugh, weep, wish she were there, or be glad she wasn't. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes are as eclectic as in all of our books, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Best Women's Travel Writing: Volume 8 True Stories from Around the World
    Best Women's Travel Writing: Volume 8 True Stories from Around the World
    ISBN: 9781609520595
    Title: Best Women's Travel Writing: Volume 8 True Stories from Around the World
    Author: SPALDING LAVINIA ED

    This title is the eighth in an annual collection of the best womens travel writing of the year. It presents stimulating, inspiring, and uplifting adventures from women who have traveled to the ends of the earth to discover new places, peoples, and facets of themselves. The common threads connecting these stories are a womans perspective and fresh, compelling storytelling to make the reader laugh, weep, wish she were there, or be glad she wasnt. The points of view and perspectives are global, and themes are as eclectic as in all of our books, including stories that encompass spiritual growth, hilarity and misadventure, high adventure, romance, solo journeys, stories of service to humanity, family travel, and encounters with exotic cuisine.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Best Women's Travel Writing Volume 10 True Stories from Around the World
    Best Women's Travel Writing Volume 10 True Stories from Around the World
    ISBN: 9781609520984
    Title: Best Women's Travel Writing Volume 10 True Stories from Around the World
    Author: SPALDING LAVINIA ED

    "Tell me," poet Mary Oliver once wrote, "what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" Oliver's quote opens the "The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World." And to answer the question, thirty celebrated and emerging writers invite you to ride shotgun as they travel the globe to discover new places, people, and facets of themselves. The essays are as diverse as the destinations, the common thread being fresh, compelling storytelling that will make you laugh, weep, wish you were there, or thank your lucky stars you weren't. "The Best Women's Travel Writing" speaks to the reasons why we travel--and how travel changes our lives.
    In "The Best Women's Travel Writing, Volume 10: True Stories from Around the World," you'll:
    Study the ancient art of belly dancing in Egypt
    Go day-drinking with a sea captain in Croatia
    Scuba dive through an underground cave in Mexico
    Run from massive exploding balloons in Burma
    Embed with the military in Afghanistan
    Experience a different kind of time in Argentina
    Go dogsledding in Finland
    Confront heartache, pain, and a deadly creature in Indonesia
    Negotiate with smugglers in Mongolia
    Marry a stranger at Burning Man
    ... and much, much more.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers
    Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers
    ISBN: 9781742205946
    Title: Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers

    A collection of original travel stories told by some of the world’s best novelists, including: Isabel Allende, Peter Matthiessen, Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Téa Obreht, DBC Pierre

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers
    Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers
    ISBN: 9781787012660
    Title: Better Than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers
    Author: MCCALL SMITH ALEXANDER & PIERRE D.B.C ET AL


    ..".a brilliant collection of travel stories...threaded with great warmth, as readers are invited to travel in the company of these famous authors and experience their passions and revelations." BOOKSELLER + PUBLISHER


    We asked some of the world's most acclaimed fiction authors, including Isabel Allende, Peter Matthiessen, Alexander McCall Smith, Joyce Carol Oates, Tea Obreht and DBC Pierre, to describe their greatest non-fictional journeys. The 32 stories collected in Lonely Planet's Better than Fiction touch on everything from disorientation and revelation to disillusion and redemption.


    However, these real-life tales all share one common characteristic: a passion for the precious gift that travel confers, from its unexpected but inevitably enriching lessons about other peoples and places, to the truths it reveals about ourselves. By turns funny, poignant and thought-provoking, you'll be transported from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, via Iceland, India, Samoa, Scotland, Antarctica, Alaska, Argentina, Nicaragua, Rome, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and beyond.


    Edited by travel writer Don George.


    Also available:
    Lonely Planet Better than Fiction 2


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  • Between River & Sea: Encounters in Israel & Palestine
    Between River & Sea: Encounters in Israel & Palestine
    ISBN: 9781780600703
    Title: Between River & Sea: Encounters in Israel & Palestine
    Author: MURPHY DERVLA

    Following A Month by the Sea, her acclaimed exploration of life in Gaza, Dervla Murphy describes with passionate honesty the experience of living with and among Jewish Israelis and Palestinians in both Israel and Palestine. In cramped Haifa high-rises, in homes in the settlements and in a refugee camp on the West Bank, she talks with whomever she meets, trying to understand them and their attitudes with her customary curiosity, her acute ear and mind, her empathy, her openness to the experience and her moral seriousness. Behind the book lies a desire to communicate the reality of life on the ground, and to puzzle out for herself what might be done to alleviate the suffering of all who wish to share this land and to make peace in the region a possibility. Meeting the wise, the foolish and the frankly deluded, she gradually knits together a picture of the patchwork that constitutes both sides of the divide - Hamas and Fatah, rural and urban, refugee, indigenous inhabitant, Russian, Black Hebrew and Kabbalist to name but a fraction. She finds compassion and empathy in both communities, but is also appalled by instances of its lack on both sides - a Palestinan woman who will not concede the suffering of Jewish civilian victims of a suicide bomber, and the Jewish inhabitants of Hebron who make the lives of their Muslim neighbours a living hell. Clinging to hope, Dervla comes to believe that despite its difficulties the only viable future lies in a single democratic state of Israel/Palestine, based on one person, one vote - a One-State Solution.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans
    Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans
    ISBN: 9781408833544
    Title: Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans
    Author: FAGAN BRIAN

    With compelling detail, Fagan reveals how seafaring evolved so that the forbidding realms of the sea gods were transformed from barriers into a nexus of commerce and cultural exchange.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans
    Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans
    ISBN: 9781608194032
    Title: Beyond the Blue Horizon: How the Earliest Mariners Unlocked the Secrets of the Oceans
    Author: FAGAN BRIAN

    In "Beyond the Blue Horizon," archaeologist and historian Brian Fagan tackles his richest topic yet: the enduring quest to master the oceans, the planet's most mysterious terrain. We know the tales of Columbus and Captain Cook, yet much earlier mariners made equally bold and world-changing voyages. From the moment when ancient Polynesians first dared to sail beyond the horizon, Fagan vividly explains how our mastery of the oceans changed the course of human history. What drove humans to risk their lives on open water? How did early sailors unlock the secrets of winds, tides, and the stars they steered by? What were the earliest ocean crossings like? With compelling detail, Fagan reveals how seafaring evolved so that the forbidding realms of the sea gods were transformed from barriers into a nexus of commerce and cultural exchange. From bamboo rafts in the Java Sea to triremes in the Aegean, from Norse longboats to sealskin kayaks in Alaska, Fagan crafts a captivating narrative of humanity's urge to challenge the unknown and seek out distant shores. "Beyond the Blue Horizon "will enthrall readers who enjoyed Dava Sobel's "Longitude," Simon Winchester's "Atlantic," and Jared Diamond's "Guns, Germs, and Steel."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Beyond the Map: Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands & Our Search for New Utopias
    Beyond the Map: Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands & Our Search for New Utopias
    ISBN: 9781781318034
    Title: Beyond the Map: Unruly Enclaves, Ghostly Places, Emerging Lands & Our Search for New Utopias
    Author: BONNETT ALASTAIR

    New islands are under construction or emerging because of climate change. Eccentric enclaves and fantastic utopian experiments are multiplying. Once-secret fantasy gardens are cracking open their doors to outsiders. Our world is becoming stranger by the day--and Alastair Bonnett observes and captures every fascinating change.

    In Beyond the Map, Bonnett presents stories of the world's most extraordinary spaces--many unmarked on any official map--all of which challenge our assumptions about what we know--or think we know--about our world. As cultural, religious and political boundaries ebb and flow with each passing day, traditional maps unravel and fragment. With the same adventurous spirit he effused in the acclaimed Unruly Places, Bonnett takes us to thirty-nine incredible spots around the globe to explore these changing boundaries and stimulate our geographical imagination. Some are tied to disruptive contemporary political turbulence, such as the rise of ISIL, Russia's incursions into Ukraine and the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom. Others explore the secret places not shown on Google Earth or reflect fast-changing landscapes.

    Beyond the Map journeys out into a world of mysterious, daunting and magical spaces. It is a world of hidden cultures and ghostly memories, of uncountable new islands and curious stabs at paradise. From the phantom tunnels of the Tokyo subway to a stunning movie-set re-creation of 1950s-era Moscow; from the caliphate of the Islamic State to virtual cybertopias--this book serves as an imaginative guide to the farthest fringes of geography.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Bicycle Diaries
    Bicycle Diaries
    ISBN: 9780571241033
    Title: Bicycle Diaries
    Author: BYRNE DAVID


    Since the early 1980s, David Byrne has been riding a bicycle as his principal means of transportation in New York City. A few years later he discovered folding bikes, and starting taking them with him on music tour overseas, and experienced a sense of liberation as he pedalled around many of the world's principal cities. The point of view from his bike seat has given Byrne a panoramic window on urban life over the last thirty years as he has cycled round cities such as London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, Manila, New York, and San Francisco. From music and the visual arts, to globalisation, politics, the nature of creative work, fashion and art, this book gives the reader an incredible insight into what Byrne is seeing and thinking as he pedals around these cities.
    Filled with intimate photographs, incredible musical stories and a powerful ecological message, this is a enchanting celebration of bike riding - of the rewards of seeing the world at bike level.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Billy Connollys Route 66
    Billy Connollys Route 66
    ISBN: 9780751547092
    Title: Billy Connollys Route 66
    Author: CONNOLLY BILLY

    I'm feeling good about the journey ahead. I'm going to have lots of fun. Meet lots of people. See lots of things. And tell you all about it. So come with me. Join me on Route 66. We'll get our kicks together on the Mother Road. Come on, I dare you. Book jacket.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America
    Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America
    ISBN: 9780751564136
    Title: Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America
    Author: CONNOLLY BILLY


    In 2011, we published Billy Connolly's Route 66 - the story of the legendary Scottish comedian's journey along the most famous road in America. The book (which tied-in to an ITV series), performed really well - clearly, armchair travelling with Billy Connolly as your guide is an appealing prospect to many readers.


    In the years that have passed since the previous book, Billy has had more than his share of challenges - in 2013 he was diagnosed with prostate cancer (he's now been given the all-clear); on the same day he was diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson's disease. But being a determined 72 year-old, Billy won't stop the illness (which has already robbed him of the ability to play his beloved banjo) put him off one more exploration of the country he knows and loves so well.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Bitter Lemons
    Bitter Lemons
    ISBN: 9781604190045
    Title: Bitter Lemons
    Author: DURRELL LAWRENCE

    This book brings into focus the five skills every manager needs to compete effectively and inspire staff to excellence. Learn how to work smarter, not harder, through the self-assessment and behavior modification.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Bizarre Thailand
    Bizarre Thailand
    ISBN: 9789814302814
    Title: Bizarre Thailand
    Author: ALGIE JIM

    Discover unusual sexual practices, visit unconventional tourists sites and delve into the oddities of day to day living in Thailand. Shocking yet positively entertaining; you just cannot put the book down. True life experiences based on nearly two decades of observation, research and interviews. Bizarre Thailand takes readers off the well-rutted roads of tourist hotspots into the darkest and sexiest hinterlands. Welcome to a twilight zone where travellers become soldiers and cowboys, a black magician courts politicians and film stars, sacred tortoises mate on the streets of a small town, and fertility goddesses are wooed with massive phalluses. In this strange realm, nothing is what it seems: a prison becomes a tourist attraction, a 20-storey robot is a building, a man becomes a beauty queen, a loving wife is immortalised as the most famous and ferocious of all phantoms, and a serial killer's corpse is reincarnated as a museum exhibit. Bizarre Thailand takes an irreverent look at how the profound, profane and frankly quite odd intertwine with the rhythms and flows of everyday Thai life, while paying homage To The quintessential culture of one of Southeast Asia's most captivating destinations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Blue Dahlia, Black Gold a Jouney into Angola
    Blue Dahlia, Black Gold a Jouney into Angola
    ISBN: 9780099525172
    Title: Blue Dahlia, Black Gold a Jouney into Angola
    Author: METCALFE DANIEL

    An absorbing, surprising and insightful on-the-ground exploration of one of Africa's most vibrant, excessive, important and quickly-changing countries: Angola. Since the end of its crippling 27-year civil war over a decade ago, Angola has changed almost beyond recognition. An oil-fuelled bonanza has brought about massive foreign investment and a fabulously wealthy new elite, making its capital, Luanda, the second most expensive city in the world. Today, fortunes are being made and lost overnight, and rich Angolans are eagerly buying up the assets of its former coloniser, Portugal. Fascinated by this complex nation, perched at the forefront of a resurgent Africa, writer Daniel Metcalfe travelled to Angola to explore the country for himself. Ebullient and proud, and often unwilling to dwell on its past, Angola has a large army, a hunger for wealth and a need to prove itself on the continent. But as Metcalfe also discovers, it has some of the most grinding poverty in Africa as few Angolans have reaped the rewards of the peace. Nonetheless, amid Angola's brash reality, Metcalfe finds there is a place for a traveller who isn't there to make a quick buck. Crossing the country as ordinary Angolans do, talking to tribal elders, oil workers, mine clearers, street children, he encounters a place of extremes, where cynicism and excess go hand-in-hand with great hospitality and ingenuity. Metcalfe also reveals a colourful history of pirates and slave traders, capuchin monks, syncretic Christian cults and elaborate spirit masks. This is an Angola that symbolises nothing less than a broader turning point between the continents, the repositioning of the rich developed world versus Africa. It is a land that, until now, few outsiders have managed to unlock.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Blue Dahlia, Black Gold: a Journey into Angola
    Blue Dahlia, Black Gold: a Journey into Angola
    ISBN: 9780091925611
    Title: Blue Dahlia, Black Gold: a Journey into Angola
    Author: METCALFE DANIEL

    An absorbing, surprising and insightful on-the-ground exploration of one of Africas most vibrant, excessive, important and quickly-changing countries: "Angola. "
    Since the end of its crippling 27-year civil war over a decade ago, Angola has changed almost beyond recognition. An oil-fuelled bonanza has brought about massive foreign investment and a fabulously wealthy new elite, making its capital, Luanda, the second most expensive city in the world. Today, fortunes are being made and lost overnight, and rich Angolans are eagerly buying up the assets of its former coloniser, Portugal.
    Fascinated by this complex nation, perched at the forefront of a resurgent Africa, writer Daniel Metcalfe travelled to Angola to explore the country for himself. Ebullient and proud, and often unwilling to dwell on its past, Angola has a large army, a hunger for wealth and a need to prove itself on the continent. But as Metcalfe also discovers, it has some of the most grinding poverty in Africa as few Angolans have reaped the rewards of the peace. Nonetheless, amid Angolas brash reality, Metcalfe finds there is a place for a traveller who isnt there to make a quick buck. Crossing the country as ordinary Angolans do, talking to tribal elders, oil workers, mine clearers, street children, he encounters a place of extremes, where cynicism and excess go hand-in-hand with great hospitality and ingenuity. Metcalfe also reveals a colourful history of pirates and slave traders, capuchin monks, syncretic Christian cults and elaborate spirit masks. This is an Angola that symbolises nothing less than a broader turning point between the continents, the repositioning of the rich developed world versus Africa. It is a land that, until now, few outsiders have managed to unlock.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Blue Highways: a Journey into America
    Blue Highways: a Journey into America
    ISBN: 9780316353298
    Title: Blue Highways: a Journey into America
    Author: HEAT-MOON WILLIAM LEAST

    Published in 1983 to phenomenal reviews, Blue Highways: A Journey into America became a cult classic on par with Jack Kerouac's On the Road and John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley. In this highly acclaimed, bestselling memoir, a 38-year-old laid-off college professor of Sioux and white blood drives around the U.S. on the "blue highways, " the rural back made that are colored blue on old maps. The places he discovers during his 13,000-mile journey are unexpected, sometimes mysterious, and often full of simply the wonder of the ordinary.-- Blue Highways received extraordinary reviews when it was first published.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Blue River Black Sea
    Blue River Black Sea
    ISBN: 9780552775076
    Title: Blue River Black Sea
    Author: EAMES ANDREW

    A journey along the Danube to the heart of the Europe nobody knows, exploring how much we really know about the ""New Europe."" The Danube River runs like an artery from the heart of Europe in the Black Forest to Europe's furthest flung fringes, where it joins the Black Sea in the Danube Delta in Romania. A journey along its length takes in all of European history, and encompasses what today can be called the New Europe. Andrew Eames here makes a fascinating journey by bicycle, boat and on foot, travelling through areas of intensive heavy industry as well as through rural areas where wolves still roam, seeking answers to some of the most complex problems facing Europeans today. Passing through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and the Ukraine, as well as Count Dracula's home, Transylvania, he doesn't shrink from analyzing the difficult issues of race and cultural identity he may encounter along the way. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
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