• A A Gill Is Further Away: Helping With Enquiries
    A A Gill Is Further Away: Helping With Enquiries
    ISBN: 9780753829295
    Title: A A Gill Is Further Away: Helping With Enquiries
    Author: GILL A A

    From the moment he joined THE SUNDAY TIMES, A.A. Gill has wanted to interview places - to discover the personality of a place as if it were a person, to listen and talk to it. A selection of the very best pieces that Gill has written over the past five years, A.A. GILL IS FURTHER AWAY is a wonderfully insightful and funny compendium of travel writing taken mostly from THE SUNDAY TIMES, but also from GQ, TATLER and CONDE NAST TRAVELLER. Gill writes with a clarity and acerbity that conveys the intensity of his experiences in his travels around the world. His book includes essays on Sudan, India, Cuba, Germany and California. In each piece, there is a central image A.A. Gill uses as the key to unlocking the personality of a place.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Age of Islands: In Search of New & Disappearing Islands
    Age of Islands: In Search of New & Disappearing Islands
    ISBN: 9781786498106
    Title: Age of Islands: In Search of New & Disappearing Islands
    Author: BONNETT ALASTAIR

    A fascinating exploration of new and disappearing islands around the world, by the author of Off the Map.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Almost Perfekt: How Sweden Works & What We Can Learn From It
    Almost Perfekt: How Sweden Works & What We Can Learn From It
    ISBN: 9781788701563
    Title: Almost Perfekt: How Sweden Works & What We Can Learn From It
    Author: CROUCH DAVID

    Sweden: A country that defies the laws of economic gravity. A land with high wages, strong unions and generous welfare. A dream location for business and a bastion of social responsibility, coming out on top for childcare, equality and quality of life. Perfect. Or is it? Having lived in Sweden for six years, journalist David Crouch has a unique perspective as an outsider looking in on one of the world's most successful yet divided countries. Based on more than 70 interviews with leading figures in Swedish industry and politics, Almost Perfekt is a journey through Swedish society and what sets it apart from the world today. How does Sweden manage unemployment? What makes it so good for business? And how is it dealing with immigration? With political and economic upheaval threatening to pull Europe apart, discover the reality of how Sweden works and what we can learn from it.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Angry Island: Hunting the English
    Angry Island: Hunting the English
    ISBN: 9780753820964
    Title: Angry Island: Hunting the English
    Author: GILL A A

    Foreigner Adrian Gill (a Scot) goes in search of the essence of England and the English The English are naturally, congenitally, collectively and singularly, livid much of the time. In between the incoherent bellowing of the terraces and the pursed, rigid eye-rolling of the commuter carriage, they reach the end of their tethers and the thin end of their wedges. They're incensed, incandescent, splenetic, prickly, touchy and fractious. They sit apart on their half of a damply disappointing little island, nursing and picking at their irritations. Perhaps aware that they're living on top of a keg of fulminating fury, the English have, throughout their history, come up with hundreds of ingenious and bizarre ways to diffuse anger or transform it into something benign. Good manners and queues, roundabouts and garden sheds, and almost every game ever invented from tennis to bridge. They've built things, discovered stuff, made puddings, written hymns and novels, and for people who don't like to talk much, they have come up with the most minutely nuanced and replete language ever spoken - just so there'll be no misunderstandings. In this hugely witty, personal and readable book, A.A. Gill looks anger and the English straight in the eye.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Another Fine Mess: Road Tripping Across the States in a Model T Ford
    Another Fine Mess: Road Tripping Across the States in a Model T Ford
    ISBN: 9781787290297
    Title: Another Fine Mess: Road Tripping Across the States in a Model T Ford
    Author: MOORE TIM


    Tim Moore - indefatigable travelling everyman - switches two wheels for four as he journeys across Trumpland in an original Model T Ford.

    'Alarmingly full of incident, very funny - even mildly transformative' Daily Mail


    Lacking even the most basic mechanical knowhow, Tim Moore sets out to cross Trumpland USA in an original Model T Ford. Armed only with a fan belt made of cotton, wooden wheels and a trunkload of 'wise-ass Limey liberal gumption', his route takes him exclusively through Donald-voting counties, meeting the everyday folks who voted red along the way.


    He meets a people defined by extraordinary generosity, willing to shift heaven and earth to keep him on the road. And yet, this is clearly a nation in conflict with itself: citizens 'tooling up' in reaction to ever-increasing security fears; a healthcare system creaking to support sugar-loaded soda lovers; a disintegrating rust belt all but forgotten by the warring media and political classes.


    With his trademark blend of slapstick humour, affable insight and butt-clenching peril, Tim Moore invites us on an unforgettable road trip through America. Buckle up!



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Another Kyoto
    Another Kyoto
    ISBN: 9780141988337
    Title: Another Kyoto
    Author: KERR ALEX ; SOKOL KATHY ARLYN

    Another Kyotois a matchless guide to a great city, It is the fruit of Alex Kerr's half-century of living in Japan and of lore gleaned from people he's met along the way- artists, Zen monks and Shinto priests, Japanese literati, and expat personalities from days past, such as legendary art dealer David Kidd. Kerr turns what we thought we knew about Kyoto inside-out, revealing the inner ideas behind simple things like walls, floors, and sliding doors.

    After this book, one can never walk through a Zen gate in the same way again.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Antarctica's Lost Aviator: The Epic Adventure to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth
    Antarctica's Lost Aviator: The Epic Adventure to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth
    ISBN: 9781643136844
    Title: Antarctica's Lost Aviator: The Epic Adventure to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth
    Author: MAYNARD JEFF

    The astonishing voyage of the first solo crossing of Antarctica by the unlikeliest of arctic explorers.

    By the 1930s, no one had yet crossed Antarctica, and its vast interior remained a mystery frozen in time. Hoping to write his name in the history books, wealthy American Lincoln Ellsworth announced he would fly across the unexplored continent. And to honor his hero, Wyatt Earp, he would carry his gun belt on the flight. The main obstacles to Ellsworth's ambition were numerous: he didn't like the cold, he avoided physical work, and he couldn't navigate. Consequently, he hired the experienced Australian explorer, Sir Hubert Wilkins, to organize the expedition on his behalf.&

    While Ellsworth battled depression and struggled to conceal his homosexuality, Wilkins purchased a ship, hired a crew, and ordered a revolutionary new airplane constructed. The Ellsworth Trans-Antarctic Expeditions became epics of misadventure, as competitors plotted to beat Ellsworth, pilots refused to fly, crews mutinied, and the ship was repeatedly trapped in the ice.&

    Finally, in 1935, Ellsworth took off to fly from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea. A few hours after leaving, radio contact with him was lost and the world gave him up for dead.&

    Antarctica's Lost Aviator& brings alive one of the strangest episodes in polar history, using previously unpublished diaries, correspondence, photographs, and film to reveal the amazing true story of the first crossing of Antarctica and how, against all odds, it was achieved by the unlikeliest of heroes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Antlers of Water: Writing on the Nature & Environment of Scotland
    Antlers of Water: Writing on the Nature & Environment of Scotland
    ISBN: 9781786899798
    Title: Antlers of Water: Writing on the Nature & Environment of Scotland
    Author: JAMIE KATHLEEN (ED)


    The first ever collection of contemporary Scottish writing on nature and landscape, Antlers of Water showcases the diversity and radicalism of new Scottish nature writing today.


    Edited, curated, and introduced by the award-winning Kathleen Jamie, and featuring prose, poetry, and photography, this inspiring collection takes us from walking to wild swimming, from red deer to pigeons and wasps, from remote islands to back gardens.


    With contributions from Amy Liptrot, Malachy Tallack, Chitra Ramaswamy, Jim Crumley, Amanda Thomson, Karine Polwart, and many more, Antlers of Water urges us to renegotiate our relationship with the more-than-human world, in writing which is by turns celebratory, radical, and political.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    ISBN: 9781473676329
    Title: Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East
    Author: WOOD LEVISON

    Following in the footsteps of great explorers such as Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, Arabia is Levison Wood's account of his most complex expedition yet: circumnavigating the Arabian Peninsula. Travelling through some of the harshest and most beautiful environments on earth, he seeks to challenge our perceptions of an often misunderstood part of the world, seeing how the region has changed and examining the stories we don't often hear about in the media.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Around India in 80 Trains
    Around India in 80 Trains
    ISBN: 9781857886443
    Title: Around India in 80 Trains
    Author: RAJESH MONISHA


    Taking a page from Jules Verne's classic tale, Monisha Rajesh embarked on an adventure around India in eighty trains. Indian trains carry over twenty million passengers daily, plowing through cities, crawling past villages, climbing up mountains, and skimming along coasts. Monisha hopes that her journeys across India will lift the veil on a country that had become a stranger to her.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure
    Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure
    ISBN: 9781408869772
    Title: Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure
    Author: RAJESH MONISHA

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOK
    'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael Palin
    From the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Around the World in 80 Trains is a celebration of the glory of train travel and a witty and irreverent look at the world.
    Packing up her rucksack o and her fianc , Jem o Monisha Rajesh embarks on an unforgettable adventure that takes her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • At Home in Japan
    At Home in Japan
    ISBN: 9780804848718
    Title: At Home in Japan
    Author: OTOWA REBECCA

    This portrait of Japanese country life reminds us that at its core, a happy and healthy life is based on the bonds of food, family, tradition, community, and the richness of nature. --John Einarsen, Founding Editor and Art Director of Kyoto Journal

    What would it be like to move to Japan, leaving everyone you know behind, to become part of a traditional Japanese household? At Home in Japan tells an extraordinary true story of a foreign woman who goes through a fantastic transformation, as she makes a move from a suburban lifestyle in California to a new life, living in Japan. She dedicates 30 years of her life to being a housewife, custodian and chatelaine of a 350-year-old farmhouse in rural Japan.

    This astonishing book traces a circular path from were Rebecca began, to living under Japanese customs--from the essential day to day details of life in the house and village, through relationships with family, neighbors and the natural and supernatural entities with which the family shares the home. Rebecca Otowa then focuses on her inner life, touching on some of the pivotal memories of her time in Japan, the lessons in perception that Japan has taught her and how she has been changed by living in Japan.

    An insightful and compelling read, At Home in Japan is a beautifully written and illustrated reminiscence of a once pure life made extraordinary.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $22.00

    $22.00
  • Atlantis A Journey in Search of Beauty
    Atlantis A Journey in Search of Beauty
    ISBN: 9781787702615
    Title: Atlantis A Journey in Search of Beauty
    Author: PIANO CARLO & PIANO RENZO


    Renowned architect Renzo Piano (the New Whitney Museum, the Pompidou Center, Potsdamer Platz, Cite Internationale, New York Times Building, The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, etc.) and his son Carlo, a well-regarded journalist, set sail from Genoa one late Summer day to search for Atlantis, the perfect city, built to harbor a perfect society.


    Embarking not only on a life-changing journey but also on series of conversations that are humorous, irreverent, erudite, and always entertaining, Renzo and Carlo travel from Genoa in search of the perfect city, along the way reflecting on their own relationship, on fathers and sons, on the idea of travel itself, and perhaps most notably on architecture, space, and the secret life of forms.


    Piano, subject of The Art of Making Buildings and a man who can not only measure land at a glance but also the sea's infinite geometry, returns to the places where he has created his iconic works, mosaic pieces in the infinite, necessary quest for perfection. With his son he sails across the Pacific, along the banks of the Thames and the Seine, reaching as far as Athens, San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and Osaka Bay.


    In search of beauty, Piano finds only imperfection. And so, all that remains is to sail on, in the company of his son.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    ISBN: 9781526611468
    Title: Autumn Light: Japan's Season of Fire & Farewells
    Author: IYER PICO

    We cherish things, Japan has always known, precisely because they cannot last; it's their frailty that adds sweetness to their beauty.

    Returning to his home in Japan after his father-in-law's sudden death, Pico Iyer soon picks up the steadying patterns of his everyday rites- going to the post office in the day and engaging in spirited games of ping-pong in the evenings. But in a country whose calendar is marked with occasions honouring the dead, he soon finds himself grappling with the question we all have to live with- how to hold on to the things we love even though we know that they o and we o are dying.
    As the maple leaves begin to turn and the heat starts to soften, Iyer shows us a Japan we have seldom seen before through the season that reminds us to take nothing for granted.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Backstop Land
    Backstop Land
    ISBN: 9781800240452
    Title: Backstop Land
    Author: PATTERSON GLENN

    'Funny, wise, entertaining and illuminating, this book is one of the best things to come out of the Brexit saga' FINTAN O'TOOLE.


    'Read this absorbing book to understand why, since 2016, we have been playing with fire. There is no longer any excuse for ignorance' MISHA GLENNY.


    Northern Ireland's frontier with the South has been an invisible line since the peace agreement of 1998. Now the battle over the UK's decision to leave the EU risks turning it into a hard border. Yet few people in the rest of Britain (or Ireland) know anything much about this most volatile part of an increasingly disunited Kingdom.


    This book was written in the feverish summer of 2019, in the aftermath of the 'New' IRA's murder of Lyra McKee, with the fear and anxiety of Brexit looming over a region in which paramilitary forces are still carrying out beatings, and worse, even as the numbers of tourists drawn by the Titanic and Game of Thronescontinue to grow.


    The power-sharing government created by the Good Friday Agreement has not met - a bleak record in a long-running farce - in over 1,000 days. If it wasn't for the wonderful weather you might wonder why anyone stayed there at all.


    Glenn Patterson brings a lifetime's engagement with Northern Ireland and a brilliant novelist's eye to an informative, darkly entertaining portrait of a fragile country.


    Welcome to Backstop Land.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations & Provocations
    Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations & Provocations
    ISBN: 9781526611512
    Title: Beginner's Guide to Japan: Observations & Provocations
    Author: IYER PICO

    Winner of the Edward Stanford Travel Memoir of the Year 2020
    How does a sushi bar explain a Japanese poem?
    Why do Japanese couples plan matching outfits for their honeymoon?
    Why are so many things in Japan the opposite of what we expect?
    After thirty-two years in Japan, Pico Iyer knows the country as few others can. In A Beginner's Guide to Japan, he dashes from baseball games to love-hotels and from shopping malls to zen temple gardens to find fresh ways of illuminating his adopted home. Playful and surreptitiously profound, this is a guidebook to a Japan few have ever seen before.
    'Rarely in any writing on Japan is provocation so elegantly and surgically performed' Financial Times

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death & Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
    Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death & Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
    ISBN: 9781921844638
    Title: Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death & Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
    Author: BOO KATHERINE

    Shortlisted for the 2012 Samuel Johnson Prize.

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time
    Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time
    ISBN: 9781529000467
    Title: Bells of Old Tokyo: Travels in Japanese Time
    Author: SHERMAN ANNA

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

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Best American Travel Writing 2020
    Best American Travel Writing 2020
    ISBN: 9780358362036
    Title: Best American Travel Writing 2020
    Author: WILSON JASON ED

    The year's best travel writing, as chosen by series editor Jason Wilson and guest editor Robert Macfarlane.

    An eclectic compendium of the best travel writing essays published in 2019, collected by esteemed guest editor Robert Macfarlane, author of Mountains of the Mind and Underland. The Best American Travel Writing gathers together a satisfyingly varied medley of perspectives, all exploring what it means to travel somewhere new. For the past two decades, readers have come to recognize this annual volume as the gold standard for excellence in travel writing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00

    $37.00
  • Best of Switzerland 1ed
    Best of Switzerland 1ed
    ISBN: 9781786575494
    Title: Best of Switzerland 1ed
    Author: 1ST EDITION


    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher


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


    Inside Lonely Planet Best of Switzerland Travel Guide:

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

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


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


    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: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Bicycle Diaries
    Bicycle Diaries
    ISBN: 9780571241033
    Title: Bicycle Diaries
    Author: BYRNE DAVID


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


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Blood River
    Blood River
    ISBN: 9781784875381
    Title: Blood River
    Author: BUTCHER TIM


    VINTAGE VOYAGES: A world of journeys, from the tallest mountains to the depths of the mind


    When Daily Telegraph correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to cover Africa he quickly became obsessed with the idea of recreating H.M. Stanley's famous expedition - but travelling alone. Despite warnings that his plan was 'suicidal', Butcher set out for the Congo's eastern border with just a rucksack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots. Making his way in an assortment of vessels including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a campaigning pygmy, he followed in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurers.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Border: A Journey Around Russia
    Border: A Journey Around Russia
    ISBN: 9780857057808
    Title: Border: A Journey Around Russia
    Author: FATLAND ERIKA

    Erika Fatland travels along the seemingly endless Russian border - from North Korea in the Far East through Russia's bordering states in Asia and the Caucasus, crossing the Caspian Ocean and the Black Sea along the way.The Border is a book about Russian and Russian history without its author ever entering Russia itself; a book about being the neighbour of that mighty, expanding empire throughout history. It is a chronicle of the colourful, exciting, tragic and often unbelievable histories of these bordering nations, their cultures, their people, their landscapes.Through her last three documentary books - one about terrorism in Beslan, one about the 2011 terror attacks in Norway and one about post-Soviet Central Asia - social anthropologist Erika Fatland has established herself as a sharp observer and an outstanding interviewer at the forefront of Nordic non-fiction.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Brazil The Passenger
    Brazil The Passenger
    ISBN: 9781787702417
    Title: Brazil The Passenger
    Author: VARIOUS


    A new series from Europa Editions, The Passenger collects the best new writing, photography, art and reportage from around the world.


    IN THIS VOLUME: Order and Progress? by Jon Lee Anderson・Funk, Pride and Prejudice by Alberto Riva・On the River, I Was King by Eliane Brum・Also: the road that dissects the Amazon; the TV tycoon who shaped Brazilian history; the neo-Pentecostal community that is winning the hearts (and wallets) of Brazilians; politicised samba dancers, idealist gangsters and much more ...


    In the second half of the 20th century Brazil made extraordinary contributions to music, sport, architecture. From "bossa nova," to acrobatic soccer, to the daring architecture of Oscar Niemeyer and L cio Costa, the country seemed to embody a new, original vision of modernity, at once "fluid, agile, and complex."

    Seen from abroad, the victory of the far right in the 2018 elections was a rude awakening that suddenly turned the Brazilian dream into a nightmare. For locals, however, illusions had started fading long ago, amid paralyzing corruption, environmental degradation, racial discrimination, and escalating violence. Luckily Brazilians have not lost their desire to fight, minorities are still determined to assert their rights and, now that the glorious past is dead and buried, a desire to rebuild for the future is emerging. Today the challenge of telling the story of this extraordinary country consists in finding its enduring vitality amid the apparent melancholy.


    "How can we define the indefinable? Is it possible to pin a single label on a country so multi-faceted that it appears almost schizophrenic?"―From "In Defense Of Fragmentation," Michel Laub



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    ISBN: 9781529351309
    Title: Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    Author: HEUGHAN SAM & MCTAVISH GRAHAM


    With a foreword by Diana Gabaldon.

    From their faithful camper van to boats, kayaks, bicycles, and motorbikes, join stars of Outlander Sam and Graham on a road trip with a difference, as two Scotsmen explore a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare.

    Unlikely friends Sam and Graham begin their journey in the heart of Scotland at Glencoe and travel from there all the way to Inverness and Culloden battlefield, where along the way they experience adventure and a cast of highland characters. In this story of friendship, finding themselves, and whisky, they discover the complexity, rich history and culture of their native country.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    ISBN: 9781529342000
    Title: Clanlands: Whisky, Warfare, & a Scottish Adventure Like No Other
    Author: HEUGHAN SAM; GRAHAM MCTAVISH

    Now a #1 New York Times Bestseller

    A road trip book with a difference. Stars of Outlander- Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish - explore Scotland, a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare.
    From their faithful camper van to boats, kayaks, bicycles, and motorbikes, join stars of OutlanderSam and Graham on a road trip with a difference, as two Scotsmen explore a land of raw beauty, poetry, feuding, music, history, and warfare.

    Unlikely friends Sam and Graham begin their journey in the heart of Scotland at Glencoe and travel from there all the way to Inverness and Culloden battlefield, where along the way they experience adventure and a cast of highland characters. In this story of friendship, finding themselves, and whisky, they discover the complexity, rich history and culture of their native country.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • Classic Krakauer Essays on Wilderness & Risk
    Classic Krakauer Essays on Wilderness & Risk
    ISBN: 9781984897695
    Title: Classic Krakauer Essays on Wilderness & Risk
    Author: KRAKAUER JON

    Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these ten gripping essays show why Jon Krakauer is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. His pieces take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mount Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of Seattle; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherworldly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. Bringing together work originally published in such magazines as The New Yorker, Outside, and Smithsonian--all rigorously researched, vividly written, and marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop--Classic Krakauer powerfully demonstrates the author's ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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: $17.00
    $17.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cycling Home from Siberia
    Cycling Home from Siberia
    ISBN: 9780340979860
    Title: Cycling Home from Siberia
    Author: LILWALL ROB

    'It is late October, and the temperature is already ' 40C...My thoughts are filled with frozen rivers that may or may not hold my weight; empty, forgotten valleys haunted by emaciated ghosts and packs of ravenous, merciless wolves.'In 2004 Rob Lilwall arrived in Siberia equipped only with a bike and a healthy dose of fear. Cycling Home From Siberia recounts his epic three and a half year, 30,000 mile journey back to England via the forboding jungles of Papua New Guinea, an Australian cyclone and Afghanistan's war-torn Hindu Kush. A gripping story of endurance and adventure, this is also a spiritual journey giving a poignant insight into life on the road in some of the world's toughest corners.www.cyclinghomefromsiberia.com

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
    $32.00
  • Dark, Salt, Clear: Life in a Cornish Fishing Village
    Dark, Salt, Clear: Life in a Cornish Fishing Village
    ISBN: 9781526600011
    Title: Dark, Salt, Clear: Life in a Cornish Fishing Village
    Author: ASH LAMORNA

    A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK
    'A bracing account of discovery ... Glistens with deftly told snippets and character-rich stories' Financial Times

    'Marks the birth of a new star of non-fiction' William Dalrymple

    A captivating, lyrical and deeply discerning portrait of life in the Cornish town of Newlyn, the largest working fishing port in Britain, from a brilliant debut writer
    There is the Cornwall Lamorna Ash knew as a child o the idyllic, folklore-rich place where she spent her summer holidays. Then there is the Cornwall she discovers when, feeling increasingly dislocated in London, she moves to Newlyn, a fishing town near Land's End. This Cornwall is messier and harder; it doesn't seem like a place that would welcome strangers.

    Before long, however, Lamorna finds herself on a week-long trawler trip with a crew of local fishermen, afforded a rare glimpse into their world, their warmth and their humour. Out on the water, miles from the coast, she learns how fishing requires you to confront who you are and what it is that tethers you to the land. But she also realises that this proud and compassionate community, sustained and defined by the sea for centuries, is under threat, living in the lengthening shadow cast by globalisation.

    An evocative journey of personal discovery replete with the poetry and deep history of our fishing communities, Dark, Salt, Clear confirms Lamorna Ash as a strikingly original new voice.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    ISBN: 9780241969359
    Title: Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads
    Author: THEROUX PAUL; MCCURRY STEVE (PHOTOGRAPHER)

    "New York Times "bestseller
    Theroux s eye for landscape remains as sharp as ever . . . It s Theroux s remarkable gift for getting strangers to reveal themselves that makes going along for this ride worthwhile. "New York Times Book Review"
    There isn't a dull page in the book. " "Wall Street Journal""
    One of the most acclaimed travel writers of our time turns his unflinching eye on an American South too often overlooked.
    Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventuring in the exotic, seeking the rich history and folklore of the far away. Now, for the first time, in his tenth travel book, Theroux explores a piece of America theDeep South. He finds there a paradoxical place, full of incomparable music, unparalleled cuisine, and yet also some of the nation s worst schools, housing, and unemployment rates. It s these parts of the South, so often ignored, that have caught Theroux s keen traveler s eye.On road trips spanning four seasons, wending along rural highways, Theroux visits gun shows and small-town churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where they still call the farm up the road the plantation. He talks to mayors and social workers, writers and reverends, the working poor and farming families the unsung heroes of the south, the people who, despite it all, never left, and also those who returned home to rebuild a place they could never live without.From the writer whose great mission has always been to transport us beyond that reading chair, to challenge himself and thus, to challenge us ("Boston Globe"), "Deep South "is an ode toa region, vivid and haunting, full of life and loss alike."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
    Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
    ISBN: 9780008283339
    Title: Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
    Author: ABBEY EDWARD; MACFARLANE ROBERT (INTRODUCTION BY)

    'My favourite book about the wilderness' Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild


    In this shimmering masterpiece of American nature writing, Edward Abbey ventures alone into the canyonlands of Moab, Utah, to work as a seasonal ranger for the United States National Park Service.


    Living out of a trailer, Abbey captures in rapt, poetic prose the landscape of the desert; a world of terracotta earth, empty skies, arching rock formations, cliffrose, juniper, pinyon pine and sand sage. His summers become spirit quests, taking him in search of wild horses and Ancient Puebloan petroglyphs, up mountains and across tribal lands, and down the Glen Canyon by river. He experiences both sides of his new home; its incredible beauty and its promise of liberation, but also its isolating, cruel side, at one point discovering a dead tourist at an isolated area of the Grand Canyon.


    In his own irascible style, Abbey uses his time in the desert to meditate on the tension between nature and civilisation, and outlines a personal philosophy that would come to heavily influence the environmentalist movement. Now published in a special edition to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, this classic seems remarkably prescient, and has lost none of its power.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    ISBN: 9781741146981
    Title: Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    Author: CARTER PAUL

    A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • Down Under Travels from a Sunburned Country
    Down Under Travels from a Sunburned Country
    ISBN: 9781784161835
    Title: Down Under Travels from a Sunburned Country
    Author: BRYSON BILL

    Bill Bryson's travels in a sunburned country- Australia will never look the same again.

    It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still Australia teems with life - a large portion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else.

    Ignoring such dangers - and yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country. And who can blame him? The people are cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted and unfailingly obliging- their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water; the food is excellent; the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines. Life doesn't get much better than this.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
    Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
    ISBN: 9781473676244
    Title: Eastern Horizons: Hitchhiking the Silk Road
    Author: WOOD LEVISON


    BY THE AUTHOR OF WALKING THE HIMALAYAS, WINNER OF THE 2016 EDWARD STANFORD ADVENTURE TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD


    'Download Levison Wood's Silk Road odyssey, Eastern Horizons, onto your splash-proof kindle. Then read on a sun-lounger, between dozes, wishing you were doing those terribly adventurous things - which being secretly glad you're not.' Duncan Craig, Sunday Times


    Levison Wood was only 22 when he decided to hitch-hike from England to India through Russia, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, but he wasn't the conventional follower of the hippy trail. A fascination with the deeds of the early explorers, a history degree in the bag, an army career already planned and a shoestring budget of £750 - including for the flight home - he was determined to find out more about the countries of the Caucasus and beyond - and meet the people who lived and worked there.


    EASTERN HORIZONS is a true traveller's tale in the tradition of the best of the genre, populated by a cast of eccentric characters; from mujahideen fighters to the Russian mafia. Along the way he meets some people who showed great hospitality, while others would rather have murdered him...


    This book confirms that Levison Wood, Winner of the 2016 Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book Of The Year Award, has indeed 'breathed new life into adventure travel ' (Michael Palin)



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Eat Pray Love: Bloomsbury Modern Classics
    Eat Pray Love: Bloomsbury Modern Classics
    ISBN: 9781408891391
    Title: Eat Pray Love: Bloomsbury Modern Classics
    Author: GILBERT ELIZABETH

    A beautiful new limited edition paperback of Eat Pray Love, published as part of the Bloomsbury Modern Classics listTo travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love for travel, as I have not always been loyal and constant in my other loves.Newly divorced journalist Elizabeth Gilbert is struggling to carve out an authentic identity in New York. Desperate to reinvigorate her life and connect with the world around her, she embarks on a modern-day pilgrimage.With warmth and humour, Gilbert chronicles a journey from Italy to India and, finally, to Bali. Each country serves as a vivid backdrop for self-exploration as she comes to terms with the choices that have hitherto defined her life, and begins to rediscover herself.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
    Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
    ISBN: 9781408873007
    Title: Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
    Author: GILBERT ELIZABETH

    It's 3 a.m. and Elizabeth Gilbert is sobbing on the bathroom floor. She's in her thirties, she has a husband, a house, they're trying for a baby - and she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she realises it is time to pursue her own journey in search of three things she has been missing: pleasure, devotion and balance.So begins her quest. In Rome, she indulges herself and gains nearly two stone. In India, she finds enlightenment through scrubbing temple floors. Finally, in Bali, a toothless medicine man reveals a new path to peace, leaving her ready to love again.A worldwide phenomenon on first publication, Eat Pray Love now celebrates ten years of capturing the hearts and minds of women across the globe.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Encyclopedia of New York
    Encyclopedia of New York
    ISBN: 9781501166952
    Title: Encyclopedia of New York
    Author: EDITORS OF NEW YORK MAGAZINE

    The must-have guide to pop culture, history, and world-changing ideas that started in New York City, from the magazine at the center of it all.

    Since its founding in 1624, New York City has been a place that creates things. What began as a trading post for beaver pelts soon transformed into a hub of technological, social, and cultural innovation--but beyond fostering literal inventions like the elevator (inside Cooper Union in 1853), Q-tips (by Polish immigrant Leo Gerstenzang in 1923), General Tso's chicken (reimagined for American tastes in the 1970s by one of its Hunanese creators), the singles bar (1965 on the Upper East Side), and Scrabble (1931 in Jackson Heights), the city has given birth to or perfected idioms, forms, and ways of thinking that have changed the world, from Abstract Expressionism to Broadway, baseball to hip-hop, news blogs to neoconservatism to the concept of "downtown."

    Those creations and more are all collected in The Encyclopedia of New York, an A-to-Z compendium of unexpected origin stories, hidden histories, and useful guides to the greatest city in the world, compiled by the editors of New York Magazine (a city invention itself, since 1968) and featuring contributions from Rebecca Traister, Jerry Saltz, Frank Rich, Jonathan Chait, Rhonda Garelick, Kathryn VanArendonk, Christopher Bonanos, and more. Here you will find something fascinating and uniquely New York on every page: a history of the city's skyline, accompanied by a tour guide's list of the best things about every observation deck; the development of positive thinking and punk music; appreciations of seltzer and alternate-side-of-the-street parking; the oddest object to be found at Ripley's Believe It or Not ; musical theater next to muckracking and mugging; and the unbelievable revelation that English muffins were created on...West Twentieth Street. Whether you are a lifelong resident, a curious newcomer, or an armchair traveler, this is the guidebook you'll need, straight from the people who know New York best.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00

    $65.00
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