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  • Behind the Smileby George Gmelch

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 15.95

    Behind the Smile is an inside look at the world of Caribbean tourism as seen through the lives of the men and women in the tourist industry in Barbados. The workers represent every level of tourism, from maid to hotel manager, beach gigolo to taxi driver, red cap to diving instructor. These highly personal... more...

  • Day Tripsģ from Portland, Oregonby Kim Cooper Findling

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Rediscover the simple pleasures of a day trip with Day Trips from Portland, OR. This guide is packed with hundreds of exciting things for locals and vacationers to do, see, and discover within a two-hour drive of the Portland metro area. more...

  • The Travel Diary of Robert Bargrave, (1647?1656), Levant Merchantby Professor Michael Brennan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the first fully annotated old-spelling edition of the entire text of the autograph English journal of Robert Bargrave (1628?61), recording his extensive travels as a merchant. This manuscript (now Bodleian Library MS Rawlinson C 799), describes four separate journeys made by Bargrave: his sea voyage from England to Constantinople; an arduous... more...

  • The Third Voyage of Martin Frobisher to Baffin Island 1578by Mr James McDermott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Martin Frobisher's third (1578) voyage to Baffin island was the consequence of flawed logic and excessive optimism on the part of the adventurers of the ephemeral 'Company of Cathay'. Their original intention - to find a north-western route to the Far East - had been largely forgotten following the imagined discovery of gold - and silver-bearing ore... more...

  • Jo„o Rodrigues's Account of Sixteenth-Century Japanby Michael Cooper

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Jo„o Rodrigues sailed from Portugal to Japan in 1577, and there entered the Jesuit novitiate and was ordained priest. He met Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the virtual ruler of Japan, in 1591, and from that time became the missionaries' spokesman in dealings with Japanese authorities. He was also involved in negotiations concerning the bulk sale of Chinese silk... more...

  • The Central Australian Expedition, 1844-1846by Professor Richard C Davis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In August 1844 a heavily-laden party led by Captain Charles Sturt set out from Adelaide to head into the unexplored vastness of central Australia. Amongst their equipment was a boat: as well as carrying out his mission of scientific investigation and mapping the topography, Sturt was convinced he would find the inland sea that was reputed to lie in... more...

  • The Malaspina Expedition 1789?1794by Carlos Novi; Dr Felipe FernŠndez-Armesto; Mr Andrew David; Professor Glyndwr Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Among the voyages of exploration and surveying in the late 18th century, that of Alejandro Malaspina best represents the high ideals and scientific interests of the Enlightenment. In July 1789 he sailed from CŠdiz in the purpose-built corvettes, Descubierta and Atrevida. On board the vessels were scientists and artists and an array of the latest surveying... more...

  • Off Track Planet's Brooklyn Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Brokeby Off Track Planet

    Running Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    Following in the successful footsteps of Off Track Planet?s Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke , this brand-new book in the Off Track Planet series will focus entirely on Brooklyn, a huge destination spot for the 20s and 30s crowd. In recent years, Brooklyn has boomed in popularity and people visit from all over the world to explore the... more...

  • How to Pass Higher Geography for CfEby John Anderson; John Mitchell

    Hodder Education 2015; US$ 19.18

    Get your best grade with this guide to Higher Geography for CfE. We are working with SQA to gain endorsement for this title. This book contains all the advice and support you need to revise successfully for your Higher (for CfE) exam. It combines an overview of the course syllabus with advice from a top expert on how to improve exam performance, so... more...

  • Searching for Franklinby Professor William Barr

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    In the Autumn of 1854 Dr John Rae of the Hudson?s Bay Company astonished the world with the first news of the fate of the Franklin expedition, missing in the Arctic since 1845, on the basis of stories, rather vague as to time and place, which he had heard from Inuit in the vicinity of Pelly Bay. The response of the Admiralty was to ask the Hudson?s... more...