• Boiling River
    Boiling River
    ISBN: 9781471151583
    Title: Boiling River
    Author: RUZO ANDRES

    This fantastical tale - which sent scores of Spanish conquistadores to their death during the great age of discovery - paints an intoxicating image of shamans and spells, forest-dwelling creatures and a river so hot it can boil your tea - or cook you alive. Ruzo relays the thrill of scientific discovery, the challenge of ecological conservation and the exuberant knowledge that natural wonders still holds many secrets.
    Ruzo's underlying message is one that will resonate deeply with readers around the world. He makes the compelling case that there are still extraordinary natural wonders to be discovered, but the chance of finding them is in jeopardy if we don't actively protect the environment.
    A National Geographic Young Explorer, Ruzo's fresh and exciting voice brings to life the Peruvian legend of the river, deep in the Amazon, that boils as if a fire burns below. The story haunted Ruzo throughout his childhood; until twenty years on, Ruzo - now a geologist - heard his aunt mention visiting this strange and mysterious river. Determined to prove it a legend, Ruzo set out on a journey deep, the results of which would astound him and lead him to a new obsession, discovering the secret behind this boiling river.
    Ultimately, The Boiling River is more than a quest for scientific discovery - it's the journey of a young man trying to understand his moral obligation to protect a sacred site from misuse, neglect, and even from his own discovery.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Conde Nast Traveler
    Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Conde Nast Traveler
    ISBN: 9780143112617
    Title: Book of Unforgettable Journeys: Conde Nast Traveler
    Author: GLOWCZEWSKA KLARA ED

    From the #1 travel magazine in the country, a collection of travel tales from some of todays finest writers Travel writing maintains its seemingly endless popularity, and this volume offers a particularly transporting body of work, pairing exotic locales with writers of the highest caliber: Russell Banks writes on the Everglades, Francine Prose explores the secrets of Prague, Robert Hughes takes us on a tour of Italy, and more. From the most beautiful gardens to visit in Japan to the best free things to do in Provence, this book is as enlightening as it is entertaining. Whether off to the other side of the globe or to their favorite reading chair, wanderers of every sort will find this book truly indispensable. Other featured writers and places include: Nik Cohn on Savannah Philip Gourevitch on Tanzania Shirley Hazzard on Capri Pico Iyer on Iceland and Ethiopia Nicole Krauss on Japan Suketu Mehta on the Himalayas Edna OBrien on Bath Patricia Storace on Provence and Athens James Truman on Iran Gregor Von Rezzori on Romania Edmund White on Jordan Simon Winchester on Mount Pinatubo William Dalrymple on his pilgrimage to Santiago John Julius Norwich on the Vatican Jan Morris on Hawaii

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Boundless
    Boundless
    ISBN: 9780224098366
    Title: Boundless
    Author: WINTER KATHLEEN

    In 2010, bestselling author Kathleen Winter took a journey across the legendary Northwest Passage - connecting the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans - alongside marine scientists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and curious passengers. From Greenland to Baffin Island and all along this arctic passage, Winter bears witness to the new mathematics of the melting North - where polar bears mate with grizzlies, creating a new hybrid species; where the earth is on the cusp of yielding so much buried treasure that five nations stand poised to claim sovereignty of the land; and where the local Inuit population struggles to navigate the tension between taking their part in the new global economy and defending their traditional way of life.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Boundless:tracing Land & Dream in a New Northwest Passage
    Boundless:tracing Land & Dream in a New Northwest Passage
    ISBN: 9780099587194
    Title: Boundless:tracing Land & Dream in a New Northwest Passage
    Author: WINTER KATHLEEN

    In 2010, bestselling author Kathleen Winter (Annabel) embarked on a journey across the storied Northwest Passage, among marine scientists, historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, and curious passengers. From Greenland to Baffin Island and all along the passage, Winter bears witness to the new math of the Northwhere polar bears mates with grizzlies, creating a new hybrid species; where the earth is on the cusp of yielding so much buried treasure that five nations stand poised to claim sovereignty of the land; and where the local Inuit population struggles to navigate the tension between taking part in the new global economy and defending their traditional way of life.
    Throughout Winter s journey, she learns from fellow passengers such as Aaju Peter and Bernadette Dean, who teach her about Inuit society (both past and present). She bonds with Nathan Rogers, son of the late Canadian icon Stan Rogers, who died in a plane crash when Nathan was just a young boy. Nathan s quest is to take the route his father never traveled, expect in his beloved song The Northwest Passage, which he performs both as anthem and lament at sea. And she guides readers through her own personal odyssey, emigrating from England to Canada as a child and discovering both what was lot and what was gained as a result of that journey.
    In breathtaking prose charged with vivid descriptions of the land and its people, Kathleen Winter's "Boundless" is a haunting and powerful homage to the ever-evolving and magnetic power of the North.
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    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide 1853 Railway Handbook of Europe
    Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide 1853 Railway Handbook of Europe
    ISBN: 9780008201272
    Title: Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide 1853 Railway Handbook of Europe
    Author: BRADSHAW GEORGE

    An enlarged facsimile edition of Bradshaw’s descriptive railway handbook of Europe originally published in 1853. Bradshaw’s original tourist guide to rail travel is the star of the BBC’s television series 'Great Continental Railway Journeys’ as used by Michael Portillo. Produced in 1853 at a time that the railways became essential for tourism as well as infrastructure. This new larger format facsimile edition gives you the chance to explore what is now common, through the eyes of a continent for whom rail travel was still a novelty of the age. Providing a fascinating view of European railway travel in the nineteenth century. This Bradshaw’s Continental Handbook has been recreated from the Bradshaw’s Continental Railway Guide and General Handbook Illustrated with Local and other Maps 'special edition’ from 1853 and also Bradshaw’s General Shareholders Manual and Directory 1853. Maps which appear as pull outs throughout the original text have been moved to a section after the main book. In order to make the original documents easier to interpret this edition has been published at a slightly enlarged scale.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • Britain by the Book: A Curious Tour of Our Literary Landscape
    Britain by the Book: A Curious Tour of Our Literary Landscape
    ISBN: 9781473666030
    Title: Britain by the Book: A Curious Tour of Our Literary Landscape
    Author: TEARLE OLIVER


    What caused Dickens to leap out of bed one night and walk 30 miles from London to Kent?

    How did a small town on the Welsh borders become the second-hand bookshop capital of the world?

    Why did a jellyfish persuade Evelyn Waugh to abandon his suicide attempt in North Wales?

    A multitude of curious questions are answered in Britain by the Book, a fascinating travelogue with a literary theme, taking in unusual writers' haunts and the surprising places that inspired some of our favourite fictional locations. We'll learn why Thomas Hardy was buried twice, how a librarian in Manchester invented the thesaurus as a means of coping with depression, and why Agatha Christie was investigated by MI5 during the Second World War. The map of Britain that emerges is one dotted with interesting literary stories and bookish curiosities.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Britannia Obscura: Mapping Hidden Britain
    Britannia Obscura: Mapping Hidden Britain
    ISBN: 9781784700003
    Title: Britannia Obscura: Mapping Hidden Britain
    Author: PARKER JOANNE

    Longlisted for the 2014 Thwaites Wainwright Prize Welcome to a large small island. The outline of the British Isles is instantly recognisable. But jostling within that familiar profile are countless vying maps of the country. Some of these maps are founded on rock, or on the natural features of the land. Far more are built on dreams - on human activity, effort, and aspiration. From investigations of caves and megaliths to canals and airspace, Joanne Parker reveals a country with countless competing centres and ceaselessly shifting borders - a land where one person's sleepy, unexceptional province will always be the busy heart of another's map. Britannia Obscura opens our eyes to the infinitely layered, rich and surprising landscape of Britain.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • British Isles: A Trivia Gazette
    British Isles: A Trivia Gazette
    ISBN: 9781849533225
    Title: British Isles: A Trivia Gazette
    Author: JONES PAUL ANTHONY

    Did you know... ...that the oldest tree in Wales is a yew in Llangernyw in Conwy, thought to be around 4,000 years old? ... that London is one of only three cities worldwide to have hosted both the Olympic and Commonwealth Games? ... that Ebenezer Place in Wick, Caithness, is officially recognised as the shortest street in the world, at a mere 206 cm (81 in.) in length? From a Scottish waterfall three times the height of Niagara Falls to the last foreign invasion of Britain and the birthplace of the first Oscar-winning Welshman, THE BRITISH ISLES: A TRIVIA GAZETTEER brings together hundreds of remarkable facts and feats each pertaining to a different location from across Britain and Ireland. As much an accessible and informative reference book as it is an entertaining miscellany, it aims to expand our knowledge of these extraordinary islands while uncovering and celebrating some of their most remarkable people and places.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Broken Road: from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
    Broken Road: from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
    ISBN: 9781848547544
    Title: Broken Road: from the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
    Author: FERMOR PATRICK LEIGH

    The long-awaited final volume of the trilogy by Patrick Leigh Fermor.

    A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of eighteen from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. 'When are you going to finish Vol. III?' was the cry from his fans; but although he wished he could, the words refused to come. The curious thing was that he had not only written an early draft of the last part of the walk, but that it predated the other two. It remains unfinished but The Broken Road - edited and introduced by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper - completes an extraordinary journey.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Brother Mendels Perfect Horse Man & Beast in an Age of Human Warfare
    Brother Mendels Perfect Horse Man & Beast in an Age of Human Warfare
    ISBN: 9781846550881
    Title: Brother Mendels Perfect Horse Man & Beast in an Age of Human Warfare
    Author: WESTERMAN FRANK

    'When you touch a Lipizzaner,' Frank Westerman was told as a child, 'you are touching history.' In Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse he explores the history of these unique creatures, an extraordinary troop of pedigree horses first bred as personal mounts for the Emperor of Austria-Hungary. Following the bloodlines of the studbook, he reconstructs the story of four generations of imperial steeds as they survive the fall of the Habsburg Empire, two world wars and the insane breeding experiments conducted under Hitler, Stalin and Ceausescu. But what begins as a fairytale becomes a chronicle of the quest for racial purity. Carrying the reader across Europe, from imperial stables and stud farms to the controversial gene labs of today, Westerman asks, if animal breeders are so good at genetic engineering, why do attempts to perfect the human strain always end in tragedy? Brother Mendel's Perfect Horse, a unique and engrossing fusion of history and travel writing, is a modern fable in which the pure-blood horse ends up revealing man's own shortcomings.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Brunettis Venice
    Brunettis Venice
    ISBN: 9780434019496
    Title: Brunettis Venice
    Author: SEPEDA TONI


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big and Small
    Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big and Small
    ISBN: 9781760522711
    Title: Bucket List: 1000 Adventures Big and Small
    Author: STATHERS KATH ED

    With 1,000 adventures for all ages, it's never too soon or too late to begin the things you've only dreamed of doing.

    We all have things we'd like to do--one day--but work, family, school, money, and responsibilities get in the way. This invaluable guide to fun, fantastic, and life-affirming activities features an eclectic range of ideas such as self-improvement, sports-related endeavors, natural wonders, cultural experiences, culinary delights, and more. From glassblowing in the Czech Republic to swimming with dolphins in New Zealand, The Bucket List is the perfect gift for the passionate traveler--an around-the-world, continent-by-continent listing of beaches, museums, monuments, islands, inns, restaurants, mountains, and more.

    Each activity is location-specific and as geographically unique as bird-watching in Kenya or driving through clouds in Sri Lanka, as well as other to-dos that can be done anywhere, such as sketching a sunset behind an architectural monument. In addition to classic outdoor pursuits, the book contains advice on how to achieve some of the most popular goals for people of all ages: direct a movie, learn to play an instrument, make pottery, protect an endangered species, name a star, try a new cuisine, or learn a new language. Whether you are more active or laid-back, serious-minded or lighthearted, you are bound to discover new, stimulating activities.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00

    $45.00
  • Buddhas, Bombs & the Babu
    Buddhas, Bombs & the Babu
    ISBN: 9780909608163
    Title: Buddhas, Bombs & the Babu
    Author: TOLSON KERRY

    Kerry's marriage is disintegrating and Sebastian is disconnected from his father. To save their rocky relationships, Kerry convinces her work-obsessed and over cautious husband Mal into taking a family holiday - wandering around Nepal is just what the three need. Kerry books nothing, plans little and anticipates a gentle 'hippy-trail'; ramble. Instead, the family find themselves stumbling through a land imploding upon itself and are soon caught in the midst of bombs, croc-infested waters, paint-bombing monks and a kidnapping. A delightful, and at times hilarious, journey of a family finding each other, losing their inhibitions, and along the way, discovering the richness of life through the resilience of Nepal and her ever-smiling people.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Bush
    Bush
    ISBN: 9781926428697
    Title: Bush
    Author: WATSON DON

    "Most Australians live in cities and cling to the coastal fringe, yet our sense of what an Australian is u or should be u is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean by 'the bush', and how has it shaped us? Starting with his forebears' battle to drive back nature and eke a living from the land, Don Watson explores the bush as it was and as it now is: the triumphs and the ruination, the commonplace and the bizarre, the stories we like to tell about ourselves and the national character, and those we don't. Via mountain ash and mallee, the birds and the beasts, slaughter, fire, flood and drought, swagmen, sheep and their shepherds, the strange and the familiar, the tragedies and the follies, the crimes and the myths and the hope u here is a journey that only our leading writer of non-fiction could take us on. At once magisterial in scope and alive with telling, wry detail, The Bushlets us see our landscape and its inhabitants afresh, examining what we have made, what we have destroyed, and what we have become in the process. No one who reads it will look at this country the same way again.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia
    Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia
    ISBN: 9781926428215
    Title: Bush: Travels in the Heart of Australia
    Author: WATSON DON

    Most Australians live in cities and cling to the coastal fringe, yet our sense of what an Australian is - or should be - is drawn from the vast and varied inland called the bush. But what do we mean by 'the bush', and how has it shaped us? Starting with his forebears' battle to drive back nature and eke a living from the land, Don Watson explores the bush as it was and as it now is: the triumphs and the ruination, the commonplace and the bizarre, the stories we like to tell about ourselves and the national character, and those we don't. Via mountain ash and mallee, the birds and the beasts, slaughter, fire, flood and drought, swagmen, sheep and their shepherds, the strange and the familiar, the tragedies and the follies, the crimes and the myths and the hope - here is a journey that only our leading writer of non-fiction could take us on.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • By Any Means
    By Any Means
    ISBN: 9780751541731
    Title: By Any Means
    Author: BOORMAN CHARLEY


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • By the Seat of My Pants
    By the Seat of My Pants
    ISBN: 9781741795240
    Title: By the Seat of My Pants
    Author: GEORGE DON ED

    A hilarious anthology of humorous travel stories, penned by a mix of well-known comedians, travel writers and previously unpublished authors. These stories from the road focus on universal themes familiar to all travellers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • By the Seat of My Pants
    By the Seat of My Pants
    ISBN: 9781786571915
    Title: By the Seat of My Pants
    Author: LONELY PLANET

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

    Humorous tales of travel and misadventure.

    Lonely Planet knows that some of life's funniest experiences happen on the road. Whether they take the form of unexpected detours, unintended adventures, unidentifiable dinners or unforgettable encounters, they can give birth to our most found travel lessons, and our most memorable - and hilarious - travel stories.

    These 31 globegirdling tales that run the gamut from close-encounter safaris to loss-of-face follies, hair-raising rides to culture-leaping brides, eccentric expats to mind-boggling repasts, wrong roads taken to agreements mistaken. The collection brings together some of the world's most renowned travellers and storytellers with previously unpublished writers.

    Includes stories by Wickam Boyle, Tim Cahill, Joshua Clark, Sean Condon, Chistopher R.Cox, David Downie, Holly Erikson, Bill Fink, Don George, Karl Taro Greenfeld, Jeff Grenwald, Pico Iyer, Amanda Jones, Kathie Kertesz, Doug Lansky, Alexander Ludwick, Linda Watanabe McFerrin, Jan Morris, Brooke Neill, Rolf Potts, Laura Resau, Michelle Richmond, Alana Semuels, Deborah Steg, Judy Tierney, Edwin Tucker, Jeff Vize, Danny Wallace, Kelly Watton, Simon Wichester, Michelle Witton

    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: Paperback
    Price: $27.00

    $27.00
  • Calcutta: Two Years in the City
    Calcutta: Two Years in the City
    ISBN: 9781908526175
    Title: Calcutta: Two Years in the City
    Author: CHAUDHURI AMIT

    From the acclaimed author of the novels The Immortals and Freedom Song: a spellbinding book that combines memoir, reportage, and history in an intimate, richly sensual portrait of the city of Calcutta.

    Amit Chaudhuri has been consistently praised for the beauty and subtle power of his writing and for the ways in which he makes "place" as complex a character as his men and women. Now, he brings these gifts to a chronicle of two years in which he made Calcutta his home. In a mesmerizing narrative he takes us into the heart of a metropolis relatively untouched by the currents of globalization but possessed of a "self renewing way...of apprehending life." The narrative moves through the city's vibrant avenues and its derelict alleyways, introduces us to its homeless and its well-heeled, describes its architecture and food, its sounds and smells, its past and present politics, and makes abundantly clear the complex reasons for the author's passionate attachment to the place and its people. It is an unusually beguiling, eye-opening journey that evokes all that is most particular and extraordinary about the city.&

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Call of the Weird Travels in American Subcultures
    Call of the Weird Travels in American Subcultures
    ISBN: 9780306815676
    Title: Call of the Weird Travels in American Subcultures
    Author: THEROUX LOUIS


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
    Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
    ISBN: 9781509893287
    Title: Call of the Weird: Travels in American Subcultures
    Author: THEROUX LOUIS

    After a decade of making documentaries about offbeat characters on the fringes of US society, Louis had the urge to return to America and track down the people who most fascinated him. It would be a reunion tour, but this time without the cameras and the sense of performance being filmed inevitably brings. It would allow him to get closer to people, to discover what really motivated them and what had happened to the assorted dreamers, outlaws and eccentrics since he last saw them.On a journey that took him from the porn sets of Los Angeles to the gangsta rappers of Memphis, from a convention of UFO contactees in Arizona to Northern Idaho for a festive get-together of neo-Nazis, he asked what 'weird people' have to tell us about our own secret natures. Had he learned anything about himself by being among them? Do we choose our beliefs or do our beliefs choose us?Louis Theroux's first book is a hilarious, thought-provoking and at times surreal voyage into the heart of weirdness.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Camino: A Pilgrimage of Courage
    Camino: A Pilgrimage of Courage
    ISBN: 9780743409216
    Title: Camino: A Pilgrimage of Courage
    Author: MACLAINE SHIRLEY

    'The Santiago Camino has been traversed for thousands of years by saints, sinners, generals, misfits, kings and queens. It is done with the intent to find one's deepest spiritual meaning and resolutions regarding conflicts in Self' - from the Introduction Shirley MacLaine is far more than a Hollywood legend - for the last three decades she has continued with her brave and public commitment to chronicling her personal quest for spiritual understanding. A truly inspirational woman, Shirley was prompted to take part in the annual pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain after receiving two anonymous letters imploring her to take the difficult trip.

    In her mid-sixties, Shirley managed to finish the nearly 500-mile trek in only thirty days - a phenomenal achievement. Throughout history, many illustrious pilgrims from all over Europe have taken up the trail, from St Francis of Assisi to Dante and Chaucer. Now it is Shirley's turn.

    With rich insight, humility and her trademark grace, Shirley MacLaine gently leads us through the range of astonishing and liberating visions and revelations that are revealed to her as she walked the pilgrimage. THE CAMINO promises readers the journey of a thousand lifetimes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Caravans: Indian Merchants on the Silk Road
    Caravans: Indian Merchants on the Silk Road
    ISBN: 9780670087303
    Title: Caravans: Indian Merchants on the Silk Road
    Author: LEVI SCOTT C

    Scott Levi tells the fascinating story of tens of thousands of intrepid Multani and Shikarpuri merchants who risked everything to travel great distances spend years of their lives pursuing their fortunes in foreign lands. From the 16th through the 19th centuries, these merchants lives as 'guests' in cities and villages across Afghanistan, Central Asia, Iran and Russia.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Carpet Ride to Khiva Seven Years on the Silk Road
    Carpet Ride to Khiva Seven Years on the Silk Road
    ISBN: 9781848311497
    Title: Carpet Ride to Khiva Seven Years on the Silk Road
    Author: ALEXANDER CHRISTOPHER ASLAN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Casa Nostra a Home in Sicily
    Casa Nostra a Home in Sicily
    ISBN: 9780061373961
    Title: Casa Nostra a Home in Sicily
    Author: MANZO CAROLINE SELLER

    Englishwoman Caroline Seller met Marcello Manzo at a Halloween party in London in the mid-seventies. Although she spoke little Italian and he spoke practically no English, the chemistry between them was undeniable, and it wasn't long before Caroline was invited to visit Marcello's family in Mazara del Vallo, Sicily. A large, eccentric, and loving clan living in a magnificent, crumbling villa, Santa Maria, the Manzos welcomed Caroline warmly, and soon she and Marcello were married. Together they traveled the world and started a family, but through it all, Santa Maria was never far from their thoughts. So when the Manzo brothers united to save the family's deteriorating estate, Marcello and Caroline eagerly signed on to the project-not entirely prepared for what they were getting into! As seen through the eyes of Caroline Seller Manzo-an outsider who is often surprised and always delighted by her Italian family and adopted hometown-Casa Nostra is the captivating story of a villa's difficult, glorious rebirth and a celebration of the unique beauty and history of western Sicily and its people.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Catfish & Mandala a Two-wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape & Memory of Vietnam
    Catfish & Mandala a Two-wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape & Memory of Vietnam
    ISBN: 9780312267179
    Title: Catfish & Mandala a Two-wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape & Memory of Vietnam
    Author: PHAM ANDREW

    Winner of the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize
    A "New York Times" Notable Book of the Year
    Winner of the Whiting Writers' Award
    A "Seattle Post-Intelligencer" Best Book of the Year

    "Catfish and Mandala" is the story of an American odyssey a solo bicycle voyage around the Pacific Rim to Vietnam made by a young Vietnamese-American man in pursuit of both his adopted homeland and his forsaken fatherland.

    Andrew X. Pham was born in Vietnam and raised in California. His father had been a POW of the Vietcong; his family came to America as "boat people." Following the suicide of his sister, Pham quit his job, sold all of his possessions, and embarked on a year-long bicycle journey that took him through the Mexican desert, around a thousand-mile loop from Narita to Kyoto in Japan; and, after five months and 2,357 miles, to Saigon, where he finds "nothing familiar in the bombed-out darkness." In Vietnam, he's taken for Japanese or Korean by his countrymen, except, of course, by his relatives, who doubt that as a Vietnamese he has the stamina to complete his journey ("Only Westerners can do it"); and in the United States he's considered anything but American. A vibrant, picaresque memoir written with narrative flair and an eye-opening sense of adventure, "Catfish and Mandala" is an unforgettable search for cultural identity."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00

    $42.00
  • Central Park an Anthology
    Central Park an Anthology
    ISBN: 9781608196005
    Title: Central Park an Anthology
    Author: BLAUNER ANDREW

    This vibrant collection presents Central Park in all its diverse glory, with an ode on every page to its 51 blocks of New York magic. A must-read for the thousands who love the park, with pieces by Francine Prose, Buzz Bissinger, Jonathan Safran Foer and others.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Chasing the Devil
    Chasing the Devil
    ISBN: 9780099532064
    Title: Chasing the Devil
    Author: BUTCHER TIM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Cheap Eats in Sydney 2011 2012
    Cheap Eats in Sydney 2011 2012
    ISBN: 9771839141004
    Title: Cheap Eats in Sydney 2011 2012
    Author: NEWTON JOHN & MACLEOD JODIE


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    ISBN: 9780099437536
    Title: Cherry: A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    Author: WHEELER SARA

    Aspley Cherry-Garrard (1886-1959) was one of the youngest members of Captain Scott's final expedition to the Antarctic. Cherry undertook an epic journey in the Antarctic winter to collect the eggs of the Emperor penguin. The temperature fell to 70 below, it was dark all the time, his teeth shattered with the cold and the tent blew away. But we kept our tempers, Cherry wrote, even with God.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Chile Travels in a Thin Country
    Chile Travels in a Thin Country
    ISBN: 9780349120010
    Title: Chile Travels in a Thin Country
    Author: WHEELER SARA

    Squeezed in between a vast ocean and the longest mountain range on earth, Chile is 2,600 miles long and never more than 110 miles wide - not a country which lends itself to maps, as Sara Wheeler found out when she travelled alone with two carpetbags from the top to the bottom, form the driest desert in the world to the sepulchral wastes of Antarctica. This is Sara Wheeler's account of a six-month odyssey which included Christmas Day at 13,000 feet with a llama sandwich, a sex hotel in Santiago and a trip round Cape Horn delivering a coffin. Eloquent, astute and amusing, CHILE: TRAVELS IN A THIN COUNTRY confirms Sara Wheeler's place in the front rank of today's travel writers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Chomolungma Sings the Blues Travels Round Everest
    Chomolungma Sings the Blues Travels Round Everest
    ISBN: 9780898868432
    Title: Chomolungma Sings the Blues Travels Round Everest
    Author: DOUGLAS ED

    Combining travel writing with an insight of the social and environmental problems caused by climbers, Douglas examines a region that is struggling to develop and change. It is the story of resourceful and cultured people finding a balance between the new and the old, who rely on the work Everest provides.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • City of Abraham
    City of Abraham
    ISBN: 9780330420273
    Title: City of Abraham
    Author: PLATT EDWARD

    The City of Abraham is a journey through one of the world's most divided cities; Hebron, the only place in the West Bank where Palestinians and Israelis live side by side. It begins with a hill called Tel Rumeida, the site of ancient Hebron, where the patriarch Abraham; father of the Jews and the Arabs; was supposed to have lived when he arrived in the Promised Land. Through a mixture of travel writing, reportage and interviews, Platt tells the history of the hill and the city in which it stands, and explores the mythic roots of the struggle to control the land.He meets the Palestinian residents of Tel Rumeida, and the messianic settlers who have made their homes in a block of flats that stands on stilts on an excavated corner of the site. He meets the archaeologists who have attempted to reconstruct the history of the hill. He meets the soldiers who serve in Hebron, and the intermediaries who try to keep the peace in the divided city. The City of Abraham explores the ways in which Hebron's past continues to inform its tumultuous present, and illuminates the lives of the people at the heart of the most intractable conflict in the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • City of Djinns: a Year in Delhi
    City of Djinns: a Year in Delhi
    ISBN: 9780006375951
    Title: City of Djinns: a Year in Delhi
    Author: DALRYMPLE WILLIAM

    This is William Dalrymples captivating memoir of a year spent in Delhi, a city watched over and protected by the mischievous invisible djinns. Lodging with the beady-eyed Mrs Puri and encountering an extraordinary array of characters - from elusive eunuchs to the last remnants of the Raj - William Dalrymple comes to know the bewildering city intimately. He pursues Delhis interlacing layers of history along narrow alleys and broad boulevards, brilliantly conveying its intoxicating mix of mysticism and mayhem. City of Djinns is an astonishing and sensitive portrait of a city, and confirms William Dalrymple as one of the most compelling explorers of Indias past and present

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • City of Djinns: a Year in Delhi
    City of Djinns: a Year in Delhi
    ISBN: 9780142001004
    Title: City of Djinns: a Year in Delhi
    Author: DALRYMPLE WILLIAM

    Sparkling with irrepressible wit, City of Djinns peels back the layers of Delhi's centuries-old history, revealing an extraordinary array of characters along the way-from eunuchs to descendants of great Moguls. With refreshingly open-minded curiosity, William Dalrymple explores the seven "dead" cities of Delhi as well as the eighth city--today's Delhi. Underlying his quest is the legend of the djinns, fire-formed spirits that are said to assure the city's Phoenix-like regeneration no matter how many times it is destroyed. Entertaining, fascinating, and informative, City of Djinns is an irresistible blend of research and adventure.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • City Walks Paris: 50 Adventures on Foot
    City Walks Paris: 50 Adventures on Foot
    ISBN: 9780811874090
    Title: City Walks Paris: 50 Adventures on Foot
    Author: CITY WALKS

    A completely revised and updated version of the classic deck of 50 cards, each featuring instructions for a self-guided walk in Paris (and its surrounds, including the garden and village of Versailles) on one side and a detailed map of the walking route on the other (including numbered stopping points as noted in the text). Each walk covers the best the city has to offer, including restaurants, hip shops, historic sites, beautiful parks, and more. Also, a tri-fold intro card gives users an overview of the city, with information on local history and transit, general instructions for using the cards, and an overview map of the city.

    Format: Boxed Set
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Clarissa's England a Gamely Gallop Through the English Counties
    Clarissa's England a Gamely Gallop Through the English Counties
    ISBN: 9781444729115
    Title: Clarissa's England a Gamely Gallop Through the English Counties
    Author: DICKSON-WRIGHT CLARISSA

    Bestselling author of Spilling the Beans, takes her personal journey around the different regions of England The quintessential Englishwoman Clarissa Dickson Wright, one of the Two Fat Ladies and author of Spilling the Beans, takes us on a personal journey through the country of her birth. From Cornwall to Cumbria, Norfolk to Northumbria she brings her extraordinary knowledge, huge passion, forthright opinions and inimitable wit to the distinctive history and regional character of every corner of England. In her cornucopia of local knowledge she reveals, for example, how Boudicca was the original Essex girl, that Lincolnshire has a coriander crop second only in size to India`s, and just why a Cornish pasty should never contain carrots. As much an entertaining narrative as it is a travel companion, Clarissa`s England will amuse, enlighten, surprise and delight all those who read it. Clarissa Dickson Wright found fame alongside Jennifer Paterson as one half of the much-loved TV cooking partnership Two Fat Ladies. She is the author of the bestselling memoir Spilling the Beans as well as many cookery books including The Game Cookbook and, most recently, Potty - her one-pot cookbook. She is also a passionate supporter of the Countryside Alliance and of rural life. She lives a little in London but mostly in Scotland.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
    Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
    ISBN: 9780312206376
    Title: Climb: Tragic Ambitions on Everest
    Author: BOUKREEV ANATOLI & DEWALT G WESTON


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • Climbing Beyond the World's Greatest Rock Climbing Adventures
    Climbing Beyond the World's Greatest Rock Climbing Adventures
    ISBN: 9781781315989
    Title: Climbing Beyond the World's Greatest Rock Climbing Adventures
    Author: PEARSON JAMES & CIAVILDINI CAROLINE


    Whether it is scaling the world's most challenging peaks, bouldering on epic rock faces or hanging underneath the cavernous crags spread out along the ocean, rock-climbing is one of the world's most exciting sports.


    From the most beautiful routes in the UK, France and America, to deep-water soloing in Majorca and opening new lines in South Africa, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini, two of rock-climbing's biggest stars, take you to the sport's most iconic, unusual and daring destinations.


    With stunning photography showcasing rock-climbing's various styles and landscapes, each entry also includes expert tips, grading details and intricate topography of specific routes or sectors.


    Climbing Beyond is a beautiful homage to the sport of rock-climbing and an inspiration to anyone who has ever dreamt of chalking up their hands and taking on the world's epic rock faces.




    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Climbing Days
    Climbing Days
    ISBN: 9780571311934
    Title: Climbing Days
    Author: RICHARDS DAN

    In Climbing Days, Dan Richards is on the trail of his great-great-aunt, Dorothy Pilley, a prominent and pioneering mountaineer of the early twentieth century. For years, Dorothy and her husband, I. A. Richards, remained a mystery to Dan, but the chance discovery of her 1935 memoir leads him on a journey. Perhaps, in the mountains, he can meet them halfway? Climbing Days is a beautiful portrait of a trailblazing woman, previously lost to history, but also a book about that eternal question: why do people climb mountains?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
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