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  • A Paradise Built in Hellby Rebecca Solnit

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 16.00

    "The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I've come across in years." -Bill McKibben The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community,... more...

  • Wanderlustby Rebecca Solnit

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 16.00

    Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores-Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities presented by walking. Arguing that the history of walking includes walking for pleasure as well as for political, aesthetic, and social meaning,... more...

  • Storming the Gates of Paradiseby Rebecca Solnit

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    Rebecca Solnit has made a vocation of journeying into difficult territory and reporting back, as an environmentalist, antiglobalization activist, and public intellectual. Storming the Gates of Paradise , an anthology of her essential essays from the past ten years, takes the reader from the Pyrenees to the U.S.--Mexican border, from San Francisco... more...

  • A Field Guide to Getting Lostby Rebecca Solnit

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00

    Whether she is contemplating the history of walking as a cultural and political experience over the past two hundred years ( Wanderlust ), or using the life of photographer Eadweard Muybridge as a lens to discuss the transformations of space and time in late nineteenth-century America ( River of Shadows ), Rebecca Solnit has emerged as an inventive... more...

  • Hope In The Darkby Rebecca Solnit

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 10.82

    At a time when political, environmental and social gloom can seem overpowering, this remarkable work offers a lucid, affirmative and well-argued case for hope. Tracing a history of activism and social change over the past five decades - including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Zapatista uprising in Mexico to Seattle in 1999, and the worldwide marches... more...

  • A Field Guide To Getting Lostby Rebecca Solnit

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 10.82

    A Field Guide to Getting Lost is an investigation into loss, losing and being lost. Taking in subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies and Renaissance painting, Rebecca Solnit explores the challenges of living with uncertainty. Beautifully written, this book combines memoir, history and philosophy, shedding glittering new light... more...

  • The Faraway Nearbyby Rebecca Solnit

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99

    This personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy from award winner Rebecca Solnit is a fitting companion to her beloved A Field Guide for Getting Lost In this exquisitely written new book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell , Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by... more...

  • A Book of Migrationsby Rebecca Solnit

    Verso Books 2011; US$ 16.95

    In this acclaimed exploration of the culture of others, Rebecca Solnit travels through Ireland, the land of her long-forgotten maternal ancestors. A Book of Migrations portrays in microcosm a history made of great human tides of invasion, colonization, emigration, nomadism and tourism. Enriched by cross-cultural comparisons with the history of the... more...

  • The Faraway Nearbyby Rebecca Solnit

    Granta Publications 2013; US$ 22.65

    Gifts come in many guises. One summer, Rebecca Solnit was bequeathed a hundred pounds of ripening apricots, which lay on her bedroom floor - a windfall, a riddle, an emergency to be dealt with. The fruit came from a neglected tree that her mother, gradually succumbing to memory loss, could no longer tend to. From this unexpected inheritance came stories,... more...

  • River of Shadowsby Rebecca Solnit

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 14.99

    The world as we know it today began in California in the late 1800s, and Eadweard Muybridge had a lot to do with it. This striking assertion is at the heart of Rebecca Solnit?s new book, which weaves together biography, history, and fascinating insights into art and technology to create a boldly original portrait of America on the threshold of modernity.... more...