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- Andrews UK 2013; US$ 7.99
In 2001, Bob was sent by Australian Volunteers International to Papua New Guinea to teach at a Catholic mission school, 800km up the Fly River. Book contents include cannibalism, murder, witchcraft, tragedy, hardship, safety concerns and humour. 20 months after returning from his posting, Bob flew his Cessna aircraft up past Papua New Guinea to Wuvulu... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
Part travelogue, part meditation on an author and his work, Zen and Now is a tribute to a beloved American book and the landscape that inspired it. Since it was first published in 1974, Robert Pirsig?s Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance has become a modern classic, a beautifully constructed blend of travel narrative and philosophical inquiry... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95
The entries in this collection take us to the farthest extremes of travel with tales of danger, disorientation and bemused discomfort; combines reportage, fiction and poetry representing some of the best-known writers of our time. more...
- The Floating Press 1863; US$ 3.99
What would it be like to explore a largely unknown swath of the world -- from the air? That's exactly what the intrepid explorers in Jules Verne's Five Weeks in a Balloon set out to do in this novel, an early entrant in the literature describing European exploration of Africa. Like many of Verne's novels, this tale is so richly detailed... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00
The land of opportunity, a golden Eden, the last frontier. What is this place that has given rise to countless metaphors but can still quicken the imagination? For Bill Barich, the question became a quest when he realized that home was no longer New York, where he had grown up, but California, to which he had been lured twenty years earlier. Now, in... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99
A revelatory, entertaining account of the world?s most indispensable mode of transportation Tom Zoellner loves trains with a ferocious passion. In his new book he chronicles the innovation and sociological impact of the railway technology that changed the world, and could very well change it again. From the frigid trans-Siberian railroad to... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; Not Available
Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to solve the secrets of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, only a half-day's mission from New... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99
Guided by the fastidious journals of an eminent Victorian adventurer by the name of Lord Dufferin, Time Moore sets off to prove his mettle in the most stunningly inhospitable place on Earth-the Arctic. Armed only with his searing wit, wicked humor, and seasickness pills, our pale suburbanite-wracked by second thoughts of tactical retreat-confronts... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2013; US$ 16.95
Ever dream of selling up and running away to sea? Diane Stuemer and her husband, Herbert, were once a typical suburban couple entering middle age, with a comfortable home and three boys under twelve. A year later they had sold their business, rented out their house, and were setting out to circumnavigate the globe in a 40-year-old yacht. Their entire... more...
- Little, Brown and Company 2007; Not Available
Rosemary Mahoney was determined to take a solo trip down the Egyptian Nile in a small boat, even though civil unrest and vexing local traditions conspired to create obstacles every step of the way. Starting off in the south, she gained the unlikely sympathy and respect of a Muslim sailor, who provided her with both a seven-foot skiff and a window into... more...