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  • The Secret History of Southend-on-Seaby Dee Gordon

    The History Press 2014; US$ 4.36

    <div>The Secret History of Southend-on-Sea is filled with hundreds of little-known facts and historical anecdotes. From the arrival of the 'Brides in the Bath' murderer to the famous mountaineer who liked to live at the top of his building, this book will amuse, fascinate and inform all lovers of the area. Southend may not be an ancient... more...

  • The Blind Man of Hoyby Red Szell

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2015; US$ 10.19

    From the moment I watched a documentary of Chris Bonington and Tom Patey climb the perpendicular flanks of the Old Man of Hoy I knew that my life would not be complete until I had followed in their footholds. That was in 1983 when I was thirteen. Within months I was tackling my first crags and dreaming of standing atop Europe's tallest sea stack with... more...

  • Literature of Travel and Explorationby Jennifer Speake

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 665.00

    Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter... more...

  • Kijanaby Jesse Martin

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 29.95

    Ever since returning home aboard Lionheart, Jesse Martin dreamt of being out on the ocean again. This time he wanted to take a crew of his friends along for the ride. It would be a wild and daring journey of fun, exploration and discovery, a rite of passage ? but what eventually transpired onboard the Kijana was something altogether different... more...

  • Planes, Trains and Elephantsby Brian Thacker

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 22.68

    More travel adventures from the author of Rule no 5: No Sex on the Bus, from the intrepid to the downright dubious. more...

  • Flying Cloudby David W. Shaw

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Flying Cloud is the riveting and thoroughly researched tale of a truly unforgettable sea voyage during the days of the California gold rush. In 1851, navigator Eleanor Creesy set sail on the maiden voyage of the clipper ship Flying Cloud , traveling from New York to San Francisco in only 89 days. This swift passage set a world record that went... more...

  • Moving Livesby Sidonie Smith

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 72.00

    In Moving Lives Sidonie Smith explores how women?s travel and travel writing in the twentieth century were shaped by particular modes of mobility, asking how the form of travel affected the kind of narrative written. more...

  • Costa Rica Pocket Adventuresby Bruce Conord; June Conord

    Hunter Publishing 2008; US$ 17.99

    A new guide that focuses on the sights and attractions, hotels and restaurants that are truly worth your attention. Written by the authors of our award-winning Yucatan Adventure Guide, this book offers comprehensive coverage of Costa Rica and its people. Travel to the major national parks and preserves; hike in rain forests. Explore the country’s... more...

  • The New Age of Adventureby John Rasmus; Sebastian Junger

    National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 16.95

    National Geographic Adventure has published the best work by today?s finest writers, and this tenth anniversary anthology assembles an elite corps of authors that includes Sebastian Junger, Peter Matthiessen, Philip Caputo, and two dozen others. These reporters have voyaged to the ends of the earth to bring back the decade?s most thrilling, eccentric,... more...

  • The Lunatic Expressby Carl Hoffman

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 14.00

    Indonesian Ferry Sinks.  Peruvian Bus Plunges Off Cliff.  African Train Attacked by Mobs.  Whenever he picked up the newspaper, Carl Hoffman noticed those short news bulletins, which seemed about as far from the idea of tourism, travel as the pursuit of pleasure, as it was possible to get.  So off he went, spending six months circumnavigating the globe... more...