• Climbs & Punishment
    Climbs & Punishment
    ISBN: 9780593073346
    Title: Climbs & Punishment
    Author: LOWE FELIX

    Cycling journalist Felix Lowe makes the leap from raconteur to rouleur, taking to the saddle for the first time to complete his very own grand tour of Europe. Lowe's light-hearted and entertaining travelogue charts his progress as he cycles 2,800 kilometres from Barcelona to Rome, crossing three countries and cycling over three mountain ranges, taking in some of cycling's most fabled climbs. As he follows in the tracks of some of the world's greatest wheelmen, Lowe puts professional cycling's three major stage races u the Tour de France, Vuelta a Espa a and Giro d'Italia u under the microscope, whilst capturing the potent mix of madness, humour and human spirit that make people identify with the sport so strongly. Powered by local delicacies and his trademark blend of self-deprecating humour and barbed wit, Lowe takes readers on an immersive journey through the Catalonian countryside, over the Pyrenean foothills and the rolling plains of Languedoc, through the flowery fields of Provence, over winding Alpine passes, between the vineyards and olive groves of Piedmont, and down the Apennine backbone of Italy. His epic quest traces the footsteps of the celebrated Carthaginian general Hannibal, who led his own pachyderm peloton of 37 elephants over the Alps and all the way to the gates of Rome. As much about the regions traversed as the cyclists who have left their sweat in the soil, Lowe's insightful account celebrates the sport, examines the psychology of both the crazed amateur and the pedalling pro, and delves into the awesome march of a military genius who almost brought the Roman Empire to its knees.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Coasting: a Private Journey Us Ed
    Coasting: a Private Journey Us Ed
    ISBN: 9780375725937
    Title: Coasting: a Private Journey Us Ed
    Author: RABAN JONATHAN

    Put Jonathan Raban on a boat and the results will be fascinating, and never more so than when he's sailing around the serpentine, 2,000-mile coast of his native England. In this acutely perceived and beautifully written book, the bestselling author ofBad Landturns that voyagewhich coincided with the Falklands war of 1982-into an occasion for meditations on his country, his childhood, and the elusive notion of home. Whether he's chatting with bored tax exiles on the Isle of Man, wrestling down a mainsail during a titanic gale, or crashing a Scottish house party where the kilted guests turn out to be Americans, Raban is alert to the slightest nuance of meaning. One can readCoastingfor his precise naturalistic descriptions or his mordant comments on the new England, where the principal industry seems to be the marketing of Englishness. But one always reads it with pleasure.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Cobra in the Bath: Adventures in Less Travelled Lands
    Cobra in the Bath: Adventures in Less Travelled Lands
    ISBN: 9781408863671
    Title: Cobra in the Bath: Adventures in Less Travelled Lands
    Author: MORLAND MILES

    Miles Morland is an adventurer. He was born in India to a naval father and a mother once described as the "most dangerous woman in India." His parents divorced and Miles followed his mother to Tehran, which they had to leave in a hurry after the Shah was first expelled, and on to Iraq, which they had to leave in a hurry after a revolution. Having survived boarding school in England, Morland rowed in an Oxford crew that broke the boat race record and left Oxford to become a beach bum in Greece. Years followed "shouting down a phone" on Wall Street and London but it got better when Miles left his job, bought a giant motorbike, and set off to discover Africa in 1990. He is credited with reinventing investing in Africa; he soon found himself the biggest foreign investor in most African markets.

    Africa was interspersed with increasingly foolish solo motorbike trips, over the Andes in the tire-treads of Che Guevara, 'round South India, through southern Japan in a typhoon, and dodging 'roos in the Australian outback. At other times he was deported at gunpoint from Ceausescu's Romania while the Berlin Wall was coming down and avoided, thanks to a lucky plane crash, being murdered in Ethiopia by the Ogaden Libration Front.

    Epic in scope, keenly observed, and told with razor sharp wit, "Cobra in the Bath" is a hilarious and riveting account of a life lived to the fullest by a man in possession of an unassailable enthusiasm for life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00

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  • Cockpit Confidential Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel - Questions, Answers, & Reflections
    Cockpit Confidential Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel - Questions, Answers, & Reflections
    ISBN: 9781402280917
    Title: Cockpit Confidential Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel - Questions, Answers, & Reflections
    Author: SMITH PATRICK

    For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the web's popular Ask the Pilot feature, separates the fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know... - How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them - Straight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safety - The real storyon congestion, delays, and the dysfunction of the modern airport - The myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automation - Terrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at security - Airfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer service - The colors and cultures of the airlines we love to hate Cockpit Confidential covers not only the nuts and bolts of flying, but also the grand theater ofair travel, from airport architecture to inflight service to the excitement of travel abroad. It's a thoughtful, funny, at times deeply personal look into the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying.The ideal book for frequent flyers, nervous passengers, and global travelers.Refreshed and vastly expanding from the original Ask the Pilot , with approximately 75 percent new material.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel: Questions, Answers, & Reflections
    Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel: Questions, Answers, & Reflections
    ISBN: 9781492663966
    Title: Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel: Questions, Answers, & Reflections
    Author: SMITH PATRICK

    For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the Web's popular Ask the Pilot feature, separates fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know . . .How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly themStraight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safetyThe real story on congestion, delays, and the dysfunction of the modern airportThe myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automationTerrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at securityAirfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer serviceCockpit Confidential covers not only the nuts and bolts of flying, but also the grand theater of air travel, from airport architecture to inflight service to the excitement of travel abroad. It's a thoughtful, funny, at times deeply personal look into the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Cold Adventures in the Worlds Frozen Places
    Cold Adventures in the Worlds Frozen Places
    ISBN: 9780316042925
    Title: Cold Adventures in the Worlds Frozen Places
    Author: STREEVER BILL

    From avalanches to glaciers and seals to snowflakes, from igloos to icebergs, permafrost to hoarfrost, chilblains to frostbite, Bill Streever unearths the consistent, ongoing influence of cold on the planet. Evoking history, myth, geography and ecology, Streever's quest for icy, forty-below cold gains purchase in July, while he's taking a dip in an Arctic swimming hole; in September, while excavating our planet's ice ages; and in October, while exploring animals' hibernation habits, from humans to wood frogs to bears. In March he even does his best to escape it, bundling up in layers of polyester, spandex and Primaloft fill to face thermometers reading twenty-three below. Streever visits an underground Cold War-era tunnel, where preserved remains mingle with new-fangled machinery and gear; weighs in on the scientific quest to reach absolute zero (-459° F); and describes how refrigeration evolved from worldwide ice shipping to the chemical coolants we know today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth
    Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth
    ISBN: 9781471127830
    Title: Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth
    Author: FIENNES RANULPH

    Few humans have evolved who can survive and thrive in the bitter cold. Below a certain temperature, death is inevitable. This book is about this aspect of our environment and about Sir Ranulph Fiennes' own life experiencing the extreme cold, from his adventuring apprenticeship 40 years ago on the Greenland Ice Cap to masterminding over the past 5 years the crossing of the Antarctic during winter; the 'coldest journey on Earth', where temperatures will regularly plummet to minus 92ºC.
    Cold has altered history on many great occasions. Hannibal crossed the high Alps under conditions of extreme cold; soldiers of the mighty armies of Hitler and Napoleon died in their thousands on the frozen Russian steppes from frostbite gangrene. In the past 150 years men and women have also seen the cold as a natural challenge as adventurers and explorers from all over the world have attempted to conquer the coldest regions of the globe.
    Today, parts of the world subject to extreme cold are the focus of intense geopolitical pressure, as President Putin claims Arctic coastal waters to be Russian, in readiness for the predicted melting of sea-ice, sending submarines to plant Russian flags on the seabed as a warning to would-be non-Russian mineral prospectors, and similar claims are made on the Antarctic. And yet a few degrees of climate change in Antarctica could easily trigger the detachment of huge ice sheets which would slide into the Southern Ocean. As sea levels rise some of the biggest coastal cities in the world would be submerged - a catastrophe that would render insignificant the most devastating of past tsunamis.
    Sir Ranulph Fiennes has spent a lifetime working in conditions of extreme cold - his frostbitten fingers are a testament to the horrors that man can experience in such temperatures, but he also knows that the life he has led owes a great deal to the cold. Both scientifically rigorous, historically questioning and intensely personal, this book is both a warning of the dangers we face with our relat

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  • Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth
    Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth
    ISBN: 9781471127847
    Title: Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth
    Author: FIENNES RANULPH

    Few humans have evolved who can survive and thrive in the bitter cold. Below a certain temperature, death is inevitable. This book is about this aspect of our environment and about Sir Ranulph Fiennes' own life experiencing the extreme cold, from his adventuring apprenticeship 40 years ago on the Greenland Ice Cap to masterminding over the past 5 years the crossing of the Antarctic during winter; the 'coldest journey on Earth', where temperatures will regularly plummet to minus 92 * C. Cold has altered history on many great occasions. Hannibal crossed the high Alps under conditions of extreme cold; soldiers of the mighty armies of Hitler and Napoleon died in their thousands on the frozen Russian steppes from frostbite gangrene. In the past 150 years men and women have also seen the cold as a natural challenge as adventurers and explorers from all over the world have attempted to conquer the coldest regions of the globe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Colder: the Illustrated Story of Britain's Greatest Polar Explorer
    Colder: the Illustrated Story of Britain's Greatest Polar Explorer
    ISBN: 9781471153556
    Title: Colder: the Illustrated Story of Britain's Greatest Polar Explorer
    Author: FIENNES RANULPH

    Sir Ranulph Fiennes is arguably the UK's greatest polar explorer& and adventurer, whose& never-say-die approach to life has enabled him to endure conditions most of us could never handle. His many successes of exploring the vastness of the icy southern hemisphere, and the polar ice cap, as well as scientifically monitoring how the human body copes in such extreme conditions has pushed him to the forefront of his field. Equally he has taken on several challenges purely for raising vast amounts of money, such as scaling Mount Everest. These adventures were thrillingly captured in his bestselling narrative memoir Cold.
    & & Colder is the fully illustrated edition of Fiennes'& memoirs, compete with personal photographs, maps and diary notes of his adventures. New narrative is supported with personal& photography from his many polar expeditions. Detailed maps showcasing his routes across the various& landscapes he has traversed, as well as extended captions provide perfect analysis of what he has achieved. Colder is the perfect coffee table guide to understanding how great his achievements are in the history of man's exploration of extreme Earth.


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    Price: $50.00
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  • Colossus of Maroussi
    Colossus of Maroussi
    ISBN: 9780141980546
    Title: Colossus of Maroussi
    Author: MILLER HENRY


    'Out of the sea, as if Homer himself had arranged it for me, the islands bobbed up, lonely, deserted, mysterious in the fading light'


    Enraptured by a young woman's account of the landscapes of Greece, Henry Miller set off to explore the Grecian countryside with his friend Lawrence Durrell in 1939. In The Colossus of Maroussi he describes drinking from sacred springs, nearly being trampled to death by sheep and encountering the flamboyant Greek poet Katsumbalis, who 'could galvanize the dead with his talk'. This lyrical classic of travel writing represented an epiphany in Miller's life, and is the book he would later cite as his favourite.


    'One of the five greatest travel books of all time' Pico Iyer



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    Price: $32.00
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  • Colossus of New York
    Colossus of New York
    ISBN: 9780708898765
    Title: Colossus of New York
    Author: WHITEHEAD COLSON

    In a dazzlingly original work of nonfiction, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the heartbreak of New York. Here is a literary love song that will entrance anyone who has lived in--or spent time--in the greatest of American cities.

    A masterful evocation of the city that never sleeps, The Colossus of New York captures the city's inner and outer landscapes in a series of vignettes, meditations, and personal memories. Colson Whitehead conveys with almost uncanny immediacy the feelings and thoughts of longtime residents and of newcomers who dream of making it their home; of those who have conquered its challenges; and of those who struggle against its cruelties.

    Whitehead's style is as multilayered and multifarious as New York itself: Switching from third person, to first person, to second person, he weaves individual voices into a jazzy musical composition that perfectly reflects the way we experience the city. There is a funny, knowing riff on what it feels like to arrive in New York for the first time; a lyrical meditation on how the city is transformed by an unexpected rain shower; and a wry look at the ferocious battle that is commuting. The plaintive notes of the lonely and dispossessed resound in one passage, while another captures those magical moments when the city seems to be talking directly to you, inviting you to become one with its rhythms.

    The Colossus of New York is a remarkable portrait of life in the big city. Ambitious in scope, gemlike in its details, it is at once an unparalleled tribute to New York and the ideal introduction to one of the most exciting writers working today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

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  • Coming into the Country: Travels in Alaska
    Coming into the Country: Travels in Alaska
    ISBN: 9781907970726
    Title: Coming into the Country: Travels in Alaska
    Author: MCPHEE JOHN & MACFARLANE ROBERT

    Plunge into the wild climate of unknown Alaska in this riveting travel account.
    In this astutely observed travel account, Pulitzer Prize-winner John McPhee plunges into the wild frontiers and frigid climate of Alaska - exploring the varied regions and people of this Northern US state. Travelling by foot and canoe, McPhee moves from urban landscape to the remote Alaskan bush, drawing a rich and comprehensive history of a vast land and its inhabitants. With his keen eye and poetic sensibility leading the way, we paddle with McPhee through the salmon-filled waters of the Brooks Range Rivers, meet a young chief of the Athapaskan tribe, and become well-acquainted with the habits of the barren-ground grizzly bear. We encounter settlers and discover the deeply held dreams that drive them to survive in one of the most remote regions on earth. McPhee is a master storyteller and a curious adventurer and Coming into the Country is his journey into the wild.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India, 1774 #1
    Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India, 1774 #1
    ISBN: 9781108011440
    Title: Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India, 1774 #1
    Author: DE ALBUQUERQUE AFONSO


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $83.00
    $83.00
  • Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India, 1774 #2
    Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India, 1774 #2
    ISBN: 9781108011457
    Title: Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India, 1774 #2
    Author: DE ALBUQUERQUE AFONSO


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $87.00
    $87.00
  • Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India, 1774 #3
    Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India, 1774 #3
    ISBN: 9781108011549
    Title: Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India, 1774 #3
    Author: DE ALBUQUERQUE AFONSO


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  • Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India, 1774 #4
    Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India, 1774 #4
    ISBN: 9781108011631
    Title: Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, Second Viceroy of India, 1774 #4
    Author: DE ALBUQUERQUE AFONSO

    The publications of the Hakluyt Society (founded in 1846) made available edited (and sometimes translated) early accounts of exploration. The first series, which ran from 1847 to 1899, consists of 100 books containing published or previously unpublished works by authors from Christopher Columbus to Sir Francis Drake, and covering voyages to the New World, to China and Japan, to Russia and to Africa and India. Volumes 53, 55, 62 and 69 of the series contain the English translation of The Commentaries of the Great Afonso Dalboquerque, translated and edited by Walter de Grey Birch. Afonso de Albuquerque (1453–1515) was a Portuguese naval officer and nobleman whose successful military campaigns helped establish Portugal's colonies in India. Volume 1, published in 1875, contains an account of de Albuquerque's expeditions to India from 1503 to 1509 and his first conquest of Ormuz (modern Hormuz Island, Iran).

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  • Common Ground
    Common Ground
    ISBN: 9780099592037
    Title: Common Ground
    Author: COWEN ROB

    Immersive, evocative and powerful, "Common Ground"is a unique evocation of how, over the course of one year, Rob Cowen discovered a common -- though extraordinary -- square mile of wood, meadow, hedge and river on the edge of his northern town.
    "'I am dreaming of the edge-land again.'"
    After moving from London to a new home in Yorkshire, Rob Cowen finds himself on unfamiliar territory, disoriented, hemmed in by winter and yearning for the nearest open space. So one night, he sets out to find it -- a pylon-slung edge-land, a tangle of wood, meadow, field and river on the outskirts of town. Despite being in the shadow of thousands of houses, it feels unclaimed, forgotten, caught between worlds, and all the more magical for it.
    Obsessively revisiting this contested ground, Cowen ventures deeper into its many layers and lives, documenting its changes through time and season and unearthing histories that profoundly resonate and intertwine with transformative events happening in his own life.
    Blurring the boundaries of memoir, natural history and novel, "Common Ground"offers nothing less than an enthralling new way of writing about nature and our experiences within it. We encounter the edge-land's inhabitants in immersive, kaleidoscopic detail as their voices and visions rise from the fields and woods: beasts, birds, insects, plants and people -- the beggars, sages and lovers across the ages.
    Startlingly personal and poetic, this is a unique portrait of a forgotten realm and a remarkable evocation of how, over the course of a year, a man came to know himself once more by unlocking it. But, above all, this is a book that reasserts a vital truth: nature isn't just found in some remote mountain or protected park. It is all around us. It is in us. It"is"us."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
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  • Complete Idiots Guide to Rving 3e
    Complete Idiots Guide to Rving 3e
    ISBN: 9781615641895
    Title: Complete Idiots Guide to Rving 3e
    Author: PETERSON BRENT & MAHER APRIL

    BRENT PETERSON is former editor of RV View, a magazine devoted to the technical aspects of owning an RV, and is editor-at-large for Woodall’s Publishing, home to seven consumer titles about RV travel. Brent is a frequent contributor to Coast to Coast and Roads to Adventure magazines, and his weekly “RV Guy” column, detailing his unique take on RVing, appears in 35 online newspaper Web sites.


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  • Contact!: a Book of Glimpses
    Contact!: a Book of Glimpses
    ISBN: 9780571250691
    Title: Contact!: a Book of Glimpses
    Author: MORRIS JAN


    In Contact! Jan turns her brilliantly observant eye to the human contacts she made, across the globe and though the decades. As a series of vignettes, some only a few lines long, she records hundreds of brief glimpses and fleeting encounters, celebrating the people who helped spark her view of the world and mould her responses. A vast range of human experience is here: most are anonymous, everyday encounters - children playing, a homeless man in Manhattan, a lascivious taxi-driver - but she also remembers celebrated figures, from Yves San Laurent to King Hussein of Jordan, President Truman to Peter OToole.


    Contact! is a must for any fans of Jan's writing. Her great sense of amusement, shrewd eye for detail and huge enthusiasm for her contacts makes these episodes incredibly enjoyable - and often profound.



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  • Cooks, Clowns & Cowboys
    Cooks, Clowns & Cowboys
    ISBN: 9781743210215
    Title: Cooks, Clowns & Cowboys

    A reference book for making the most of your travels - and gaining new skills along the way. It includes tips on becoming the next molecular gastronomy genius, and intrepid archaeologist, a Paris-based artist and more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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  • Cool Gray City of Love 49 Views of San Francisco
    Cool Gray City of Love 49 Views of San Francisco
    ISBN: 9781620401262
    Title: Cool Gray City of Love 49 Views of San Francisco
    Author: KAMIYA GARY

    A runaway "San Francisco Chronicle" bestseller, "Cool Gray City of Love" is a one-of-a-kind book for a one-of-a-kind city. It's a love song in 49 chapters to an extraordinary place, taking 49 different sites around the city as points of entry and inspiration--from a seedy intersection in the Tenderloin to the soaring sea cliffs at Lands End. Encompassing the city's Spanish missionary past, a gold rush, a couple of earthquakes, the Beats, the hippies, and the dot-com boom, this book is at once a rambling walking tour, a natural and human history, and a celebration of place itself--a guide to loving any place more faithfully and fully.

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    Price: $25.00
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  • Copenhagen Style Guide: Eat Sleep Shop
    Copenhagen Style Guide: Eat Sleep Shop
    ISBN: 9781760290900
    Title: Copenhagen Style Guide: Eat Sleep Shop
    Author: PEUCKERT ANNA

    Copenhagen Style Guide is an indispensable companion for travellers and Copenhageners looking for something special, beyond the tourist track. Sparkling waterways, world-famous architecture, friendly, effortlessly welldressed people on bicycles everywhere-welcome to Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, and home to the happiest people on earth. Copenhagen knows how to combine the latest trends in fashion, design, art and architecture with a refreshingly relaxed approach to life. And Copenhagen enjoys an international reputation for culinary excellence with plenty of cafes offering high-quality food at reasonable prices. Copenhagen Style Guide reveals expert insider tips for shops, cafes, restaurants, galleries and hotels in their spectacular city, all exuding a uniquely Danish sense of style and serenity. Eat. Sleep. Shop. Love it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Couchsurfing in Iran: Revealing a Hidden World
    Couchsurfing in Iran: Revealing a Hidden World
    ISBN: 9781760640224
    Title: Couchsurfing in Iran: Revealing a Hidden World
    Author: ORTH STEPHAN

    In Couchsurfing in Iran, award-winning author Stephan Orth spends sixty-two days on the road in this mysterious Islamic republic to provide a revealing behind-the-scenes look at life in one of the world's most closed societies. Through the unsurpassed hospitality of twenty-two hosts, he skips the guidebooks and tourist attractions and travels from Persian carpet to bed to cot, covering more than 8,400 kilometres to recount othis world's hidden doings.o Experiencing daily what he calls the otwo Iranso that coexist side by side-the otheocracy, where people mourn their martyrso in mausoleums, and the ohide-and-seek-ocracy, where people hold secret parties and seek worldly thrills instead of spiritual blisso-he learns that Iranians have become experts in navigating around their country's strict laws.

    Though couchsurfing is officially prohibited in Iran-the state fears spies would be able to travel undetected through the country-more that a hundred thousand Iranians are registered with online couchsurfing portals. And thanks to these hospitable. English-speaking strangers, Orth gets up close and personal with locals, peering behind closed doors and blank windows to uncover the inner workings of a country where public show and private reality are strikingly opposed.

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    Price: $37.00
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  • Couchsurfing in Russia: Friendships & Misadventures Behind Putin's Curtain
    Couchsurfing in Russia: Friendships & Misadventures Behind Putin's Curtain
    ISBN: 9781760640231
    Title: Couchsurfing in Russia: Friendships & Misadventures Behind Putin's Curtain
    Author: ORTH STEPHEN

    'In the late summer of 2016,? writes award-winning travel writer Stephan Orth, 'a journey to Russia feels like visiting enemy territory.? In this humorous and thought-provoking book, Orth ventures through that vast and mysterious territory to uncover the real, unfiltered Russia not seen in today?s headlines- authentic, bizarre, dangerous, and beautiful. Sidestepping the well-trod tourist path, he travels the country from Moscow to Vladivostok - across seven time zones and almost 9,500 kilometres - making stops in Chechnya, Saint Petersburg, Siberia, and beyond. Staying with an eclectic array of hosts, he bumps into gun nuts, internet conspiracy theorists, faux shamans, and Putin fans; learns to drive in death-defying Russian style; and discovers how to cure hangovers by sniffing rye bread. But he also sees a darker side of the country, witnessing firsthand the effects of Putin?s influence in the run-up to the 2016 American election and the power of propaganda in this 'post-fact? era. Weaving everything together with thoughtfulness and warmth, Orth follows the acclaimed Couchsurfing in Iran with another complex, funny, and personal travelogue - a colourful portrait of a fascinating and misunderstood country.

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    Price: $38.00
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  • Country Driving Three Journeys Across a Changing China
    Country Driving Three Journeys Across a Changing China
    ISBN: 9781921656040
    Title: Country Driving Three Journeys Across a Changing China
    Author: HESSLER PETER

    Country Driving is Peter Hessler's account of his travels through China over the past decade - from the fortified towns along the Great Wall in the north, to near inaccessible hilltop villages and the entrepreneurial cities of the south-east, where factory start-ups are a dime a dozen.This is the story of a nation modernising at great pace, and of the lives of ordinary Chinese caught up in that modernisation. With eloquence and humour Hessler takes us on the road less travelled, showing us a China rarely glimpsed by outsiders.

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    Price: $30.00
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  • Crazy River a Plunge into Africa
    Crazy River a Plunge into Africa
    ISBN: 9781408703762
    Title: Crazy River a Plunge into Africa
    Author: GRANT RICHARD

    No-one travels like the renowned writer-adventurer Richard Grant and, really, no-one should. Having narrowly escaped death at the hands of Mexican drug barons in Bandit Roads, he now plunges with his trademark recklessness and curiosity into Africa. Setting out to make the first descent of a previously unexplored river in Tanzania, he gets waylaid by thieves, whores and a degenerate former golf pro in Zanzibar, then crosses the Indian Ocean in a cargo dhow before the real adventure begins on the Malagarasi river. Travelling by raft, dodging bullets, hippos, lions and crocodiles, hacking through swamps and succumbing to fevers, Grant's gripping, illuminating and often hilarious book will thrill his devoted readers and bring him to an even broader audience.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Crazy River: a Plunge into Africa
    Crazy River: a Plunge into Africa
    ISBN: 9780349000275
    Title: Crazy River: a Plunge into Africa
    Author: GRANT RICHARD

    No-one travels like the renowned writer-adventurer Richard Grant and, really, no-one should. Having narrowly escaped death at the hands of Mexican drug barons in Bandit Roads, he now plunges with his trademark recklessness and curiosity into Africa.

    Setting out to make the first descent of a previously unexplored river in Tanzania, he gets waylaid by thieves, whores and a degenerate former golf pro in Zanzibar, then crosses the Indian Ocean in a cargo dhow before the real adventure begins on the Malagarasi river.

    Travelling by raft, dodging bullets, hippos, lions and crocodiles, hacking through swamps and succumbing to fevers, Grants gripping, illuminating and often hilarious book will thrill his devoted readers and bring him to an even broader audience.
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    Price: $30.00

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  • Crazy Sh*t in Asia: What Could Go Wrong?
    Crazy Sh*t in Asia: What Could Go Wrong?
    ISBN: 9781742572390
    Title: Crazy Sh*t in Asia: What Could Go Wrong?
    Author: TOWNER MATT


    Asia - exotic one day; dangerous the next.



    Renown for cheap, offbeat adventures, Asia is abundant with amazing cuisine and welcoming people. But there is a dark, dangerous side to this top tourist destination.



    Sinking Bintangs in Bali, riding an elephant in Thailand or cruising the Mekong in Cambodia - what could possibly go wrong?



    Crazy Sh*t in Asia is a collection of hilarious, dangerous, nail biting, downright embarrassing and sometimes poignant tales of adventures that went horribly wrong that might encourage you to take the road less trekked on your next holiday - or not



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Crofter & the Laird
    Crofter & the Laird
    ISBN: 9781907970917
    Title: Crofter & the Laird
    Author: MCPHEE JOHN

    'McPhee's genius is that he can write about anything.' - Robert Macfarlane
    In 1969, John McPhee moved his family from New Jersey across the Atlantic to live in the land of his forefathers, the island of Colonsay - seventeen square miles of dew and damp twenty-five miles off the coast of Scotland. They rented a crofthouse, his children enrolled at the local school, and they soon were accepted into this tightly circumscribed community of 138 people.
    With his uniquely observant eye and trademark perceptiveness, McPhee gives us a comprehensive portrait of this remote and misty land. He battles the fierce gales on the outer shoals of the Ardskenish Penininsula, listens to the crofters complain of the laird over drams in the island's sole pub, and meets perhaps the last of the Great Highland bagpipers.
    A blend of anthropology and travelogue, The Crofter and the Laird presents us with a perfect mirror of daily-life in the Highlands. Intertwining history and legend, McPhee writes with insight, sensitivity, and fondness for these hardy people, sympathetic to their situation and heritage - resulting in an account that's as honest, humorous, and frank as the locals themselves.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Crossing Place: a Journey Among the Armenians
    Crossing Place: a Journey Among the Armenians
    ISBN: 9780008127435
    Title: Crossing Place: a Journey Among the Armenians
    Author: MARSDEN PHILIP

    A revised and updated edition of Philip Marsden's classic travel book, published to coincide with the centenary of the Armenian massacres. After centuries of prominence as a world power, Armenia has withstood every attempt during the 20th century to destroy it. With a name redolent both of dim antiquity and of a modern world and its tensions, the Armenians founded a civilization and underwent a diaspora that brought many of the great ideas of the East to Western Europe. The Crossing Place is Philip Marsden's gripping account of his remarkable journey through the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the Caucasus in a quest to discover the secret of one of the world's most extraordinary peoples. Caught between opposing empires, between warring religions and ideologies - at the crossing place of history - the Armenians have somehow survived against the odds. This is their story - told by one of the finest travel writers at work today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Crossway
    Crossway
    ISBN: 9781509844609
    Title: Crossway
    Author: STAGG GUY


    Winner - Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year 2019.
    Shortlisted - Rathbones Folio Prize 2019.
    Longlisted - Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize 2019.


    In 2013 Guy Stagg made a pilgrimage from Canterbury to Jerusalem. Though a non-believer, he began the journey after suffering several years of mental illness, hoping the ritual would heal him. For ten months he hiked alone on ancient paths, crossing ten countries and more than 5,500 kilometres. The Crossway is an account of this extraordinary adventure.


    Having left home on New Year's Day, Stagg climbed over the Alps in midwinter, spent Easter in Rome with a new pope, joined mass protests in Istanbul and survived a terrorist attack in Lebanon. Travelling without support, he had to rely each night on the generosity of strangers, staying with monks and nuns, priests and families. As a result, he gained a unique insight into the lives of contemporary believers and learnt the fascinating stories of the soldiers and saints, missionaries and martyrs who had followed these paths before him.


    The Crossway is a book full of wonders, mixing travel and memoir, history and current affairs. At once intimate and epic, it charts the author's struggle to walk towards recovery, and asks whether religion can still have meaning for those without faith.


    A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week' in 2018.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Crossway
    Crossway
    ISBN: 9781509844593
    Title: Crossway
    Author: STAGG GUY

    A BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week'.'A sublime, intense, and intimate account of a journey.' Philip Hoare, author of LeviathanIn 2013 Guy Stagg made a pilgrimage from Canterbury to Jerusalem. Though a non-believer, he began the journey after suffering several years of mental illness, hoping the ritual would heal him. For ten months he hiked alone on ancient paths, crossing ten countries and more than 5,500 kilometres. The Crossway is an account of this extraordinary adventure.Having left home on New Year's Day, Stagg climbed over the Alps in midwinter, spent Easter in Rome with a new pope, joined mass protests in Istanbul and survived a terrorist attack in Lebanon. Travelling without support, he had to rely each night on the generosity of strangers, staying with monks and nuns, priests and families. As a result, he gained a unique insight into the lives of contemporary believers and learnt the fascinating stories of the soldiers and saints, missionaries and martyrs who had followed these paths before him.The Crossway is a book full of wonders, mixing travel and memoir, history and current affairs. At once intimate and epic, it charts the author's struggle to walk towards recovery, and asks whether religion can still have meaning for those without faith.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Cruel Way: Switzerland to Afghanistan in a Ford 1939
    Cruel Way: Switzerland to Afghanistan in a Ford 1939
    ISBN: 9780226033044
    Title: Cruel Way: Switzerland to Afghanistan in a Ford 1939
    Author: MAILLART ELLA K

    In 1939 Swiss travel writer and journalist Ella K. Maillart set off on an epic journey from Geneva to Kabul with fellow writer Annemarie Schwarzenbach in a brand new Ford. As the first European women to travel alone on Afghanistan s Northern Road, Maillart and Schwarzenbach had a rare glimpse of life in Iran and Afghanistan at a time when their borders were rarely crossed by Westerners. As the two flash across Europe and the Near East in a streak of elan and daring, Maillart writes of comical mishaps, breathtaking landscapes, vitriolic religious clashes, and the ingenuity with which the women navigated what was often a dangerous journey. In beautiful, clear-eyed prose, "The Cruel Way" shows Maillart s great ability to explore and experience other cultures in writing both lyrical and deeply empathetic.
    While the core of the book is the journey itself and their interactions with people oppressed by political conflict and poverty, towards the end of the trip the women s increasingly troubled relationship takes center stage. By then the glamorous, androgynous Schwarzenbach, whose own account of the trip can be found in "All the Roads Are Open," is fighting a losing battle with her own drug addiction, and Maillart s frustrated attempts to cure her show the profound depth of their relationship.
    Complete with thirteen of Maillart s own photographs from the journey, "The Cruel Way "is a classic of travel writing, and its protagonists are as gripping and fearless as any in literature."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Cruise of the Snark  Penguin Classic
    Cruise of the Snark Penguin Classic
    ISBN: 9780142437735
    Title: Cruise of the Snark Penguin Classic
    Author: LONDON JACK

    Inspired by the examples of his heroes Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Joshua Slocum, Jack London determined to sail around the world. In April 1907 he sailed from San Francisco in the forty-five-foot ketch Snark, with his wife, Charmian, a skeleton crew, and his writing to keep him company. Beset by seasickness and tropical disease, London wrote incessantly?ot only his major autobiographical novel Martin Edenand numerous short stories, but also a series of sketches recording the voyage itself. These entertaining pieces, collected together into the book he called The Cruise of the Snark, reveal London? indefatigable spirit and love of adventure at sea and among the Pacific islands.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
    $13.00
  • Cuba LP 9ed
    Cuba LP 9ed
    ISBN: 9781786571496
    Title: Cuba LP 9ed
    Author: 9TH EDITION


    #1 best-selling guide to Cuba*


    Lonely Planet Cuba is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Walk through Havana's cobbled streets and evoke the ghosts of mega-rich sugar barons and sabre-rattling buccaneers; stay in a private homestay where you can quickly uncover the nuances of everyday Cuban life; and hop on your bike and hit the quintessentially rural Cuba in Valle de Vinales; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Cuba and begin your journey now


    Inside Lonely Planet's Cuba Travel Guide:

    • Full-color 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, architecture, cuisine, music, dance, outdoor activities, literature, culture
    • Free, convenient pull-out Havana city map (included in print version), plus over 50 color maps
    • Covers Havana, Artemisa, Isla de la Juventud, Valle de Vinales, Pinar del Rio, Bay of Pigs, Santa Clara, Sancti Spiritus, Granma, Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo and more

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Cuba, our most comprehensive guide to Cuba, is perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less traveled


    Looking for more coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's Caribbean Islands guide for a comprehensive look at what the whole Caribbean has to offer.


    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and phrasebooks for 120 languages, and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more, enabling you to explore every day. Lonely Planet enables the curious to experience the world fully and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves, near or far from home. Follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet), Twitter (@lonelyplanet), Instagram (Instagram.com/lonelyplanet) and Snapchat (@lonelyplanet).


    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 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: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Curiosities & Splendour
    Curiosities & Splendour
    ISBN: 9781788683029
    Title: Curiosities & Splendour
    Author: LONELY PLANET


    Journey back in time with this collection of classic travel writing from great authors and adventurers. These extraordinary odysseys over land and sea captivated audiences and gave them a glimpse into countries, cities and cultures like never before.


    Tales include Robert Falcon Scott's doomed Antarctic expedition of 1910-13; Robert Byron's ten-month journey through Persia to Afghanistan in the early 30s; Jack London's 1907 sailing adventure across the south Pacific; and Teddy Roosevelt's scientific exploration of the Brazilian jungle's exotic flora and fauna.


    Each author and their piece of writing is introduced by editor Mark Mackenzie, who gives context to the work and provides an insightful look into how travel has changed since they were originally published.


    Features extracts from:

    • The Worst Journey in the World - Apsley Cherry-Garrard
    • The Road to Oxiana - Robert Byron
    • Sea and Sardinia - DH Lawrence
    • Cruise of the Snark - Jack London
    • American Notes - Charles Dickens
    • Through the Brazilian Wilderness - Teddy Roosevelt
    • Life on the Mississippi - Mark Twain
    • Letters Written During a Short Residence in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark - Mary Wollstonecraft
    • In Morocco - Edith Wharton
    • Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa - David Livingstone
    • The Histories - Herodotus
    • South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917 - Ernest Shackleton

    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks and more.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain
    Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain
    ISBN: 9780224100212
    Title: Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain
    Author: MOORE TIM

    A hideously over-ambitions challenge on doomed machinery: Tim Moore, author of Gironimo , cycles the length of the old Iron Curtain.

    Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike.

    Asking for trouble and getting it, he sets off from the northernmost Norwegian-Russian border at the Arctic winter's brutal height, bullying his plucky MIFA 900 through the endless and massively sub-zero desolation of snowbound Finland.

    Sleeping in bank vaults, imperial palaces and unreconstructed Soviet youth hostels, battling vodka-breathed Russian hostility, Romanian landslides and a diet of dumplings, Moore and his 'so-small bicycle' are sustained by the kindness of reindeer farmers and Serbian rock gods, plus a shameful addiction to Magic Man energy drink.

    Haunted throughout by the border detritus of watchtowers and rusted razor wire, Moore reflects on the curdling of the Communist dream, and the memories of a Cold War generation reared on the fear of apocalypse -- at a time of ratcheting East-West tension.

    After three months, 20 countries and a 58-degree jaunt up the centigrade scale, man and bike finally wobble up to a Black Sea beach in Bulgaria, older and wiser, but mainly older.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • D H Lawrence & Italy Sketches from Etruscan Places, Sea and Sardinia, Twilight in Italy
    D H Lawrence & Italy Sketches from Etruscan Places, Sea and Sardinia, Twilight in Italy
    ISBN: 9780141441559
    Title: D H Lawrence & Italy Sketches from Etruscan Places, Sea and Sardinia, Twilight in Italy
    Author: LAWRENCE D H

    In these impressions of the Italian countryside, Lawrence transforms ordinary incidents into passages of intense beauty. Twilight in Italy is a vibrant account of Lawrence's stay among the people of Lake Garda, whose decaying lemon gardens bear witness to the twilight of a way of life centuries old. In Sea and Sardina, Lawrence brings to life the vigorous spontaneity of a society as yet untouched by the deadening effect of industrialization. And Etruscan Places is a beautiful and delicate work of literary art, the record of "a dying man drinking from the founts of a civilization dedicated to life."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure
    Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure
    ISBN: 9780712358644
    Title: Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure
    Author: DOYLE ARTHUR CONAN

    In February 1880, when Arthur Conan Doyle was only twenty years old, he embarked upon 'the first real outstanding adventure in my life,' seven months as a ship's surgeon on an Arctic whaler. The voyage took the young Conan Doyle into unknown regions and plunged him into dangerous and bloody work on the ice floes of the Arctic seas. His unforgettable adventure was echoed in a number of his early landmarks as a writer.

    A ghost story based on the experience, 'The Captain of the Pole-Star,' got him noticed in publishing circles as a promising young writer, and a magazine article called 'The Glamour of the Arctic' won him the respect of intrepid Arctic explorers. During the voyage, Conan Doyle kept a detailed diary. This incredible document, hidden from public view for more than a century, is written in his clear handwriting and is illustrated with many charming pen-and-ink sketches of scenes of life on board and of the sea-creatures and other sights he saw.

    It provides a vivid account of the coming of age of the young man who would go on to create Sherlock Holmes, and of a life at sea that no longer exists. This book will feature a facsimile of this remarkable diary, with a transcript, as well as several non-fiction and fiction pieces based on the experience, including the Sherlock Holmes story 'The Adventure of the Black Peter.' It will also include photographs of the ship, its captain, and young Conan Doyle on deck. The publication of this unknown diary will be welcomed by all fans of Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $66.00
    $66.00
  • Danube
    Danube
    ISBN: 9781784871314
    Title: Danube
    Author: MAGRIS CLAUDIO

    "WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY RICHARD FLANAGAN In this fascinating journey Claudio Magris, whose knowledge is encyclopaedic and whose curiosity limitless, guides his reader from the source of the Danube in the Bavarian hills through Austro-Hungary and the Balkans to the Black Sea. Along the way he raises the ghosts that inhabit the houses and monuments - from Ovid to Kafka and Canetti - and in so doing sets his finger on the pulse of Central Europe, the vital crucible of a culture that draws on influences of East and West, of Christendom and Islam."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
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