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- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95
As the first person to ever complete a single-handed circumnavigation of the globe, Joshua Slocum recounts his pioneering feat in Sailing Alone Around the World (1899), an engaging memoir of his adventures aboard the sloop Spray . An immediate success, the book has inspired countless later travelers. Slocum, a master of understating his achievements,... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 5.95
The Blind Traveler , James Holman, was a British adventurer who undertook a number of lone journeys unprecedented through history in their distance and methodology. Not only was Holman rendered totally blind from the age of 25, he also suffered from severe pain and restricted mobility. He was a pioneer of "human echolocation", using the sound... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
Following the Equator is an account by Mark Twain of his travels through the British Empire in 1895. He chose his route for opportunities to lecture on the English language and recoup his finances, impoverished due to a failed investment. He recounts and criticizes the racism, imperialism and missionary zeal he encountered on his travels - and all... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 199.00
This eBook considers the relationships between crime, terrorism and tourism development. These papers address some of the most troubling issues of our time. How much longer can an industry that exists to provide convenience, comfort, leisure and luxury survive, when the host societies are experiencing profound social and economic problems, and living... more...
- Down East Books 2004; US$ 13.99
Charles Davis was one of the world's leading maritime model builders. During the first half of the last century, he was also acclaimed as an artist, historian, and author. This is his recollection of one of his first adventures at sea: sailing out of New York in 1892 on a voyage around Cape Horn, aboard the bark James A. Wright. more...
- Channel View Publications 2014; US$ 35.00
This book examines the nexus between exploring and tourism and argues that exploration travel ? based heavily on explorer narratives and the promises of personal challenges and change ? is a major trend in future tourism. In particular, it analyses how romanticised myths of explorers form a foundation for how modern day tourists view travel and themselves.... more...
- Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 54.54
Hauptbeschreibung Der Straßenradsport erfreut sich in Italien seit seinen Anfängen großer Popularität. Auffallend dabei ist, dass sich die Darstellung dieses Volksports in der italienischen Presse im Laufe des 20. Jahrhunderts nicht an den prägenden soziopolitischen wie auch kulturhistorischen Veränderungen orientiert hat, sondern sich vielmehr über... more...
- 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...
- 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...