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  • China's Pearl River Delta, Guangzhou & Shenzhenby Simon Foster

    Hunter Publishing 2009; US$ 7.99

    The economic heart of South China, the Pearl River Delta is both agriculturally and financially fertile and is one of the most developed parts of China. Intensely cultivated land is interspersed with some of China's newest and fastest-growing cities, which are linked by some of the country's best and most integrated transport services. The... more...

  • I Never Knew That About Scotlandby Christopher Winn

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 17.58

    The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is the ultimate journey around Scotland from bestselling author Christopher Winn. Travelling county by county, this irresistible miscellany unearths the enthralling stories, firsts, birthplaces, legends and inventions that shape the country's rich and majestic history. To uncover the... more...

  • Jewish Travel in Antiquityby Catherine Hezser

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 132.64

    This book provides the first comprehensive study of Jewish travel and mobility in Hellenistic and Roman times, based on a critical analysis of Jewish, Graeco-Roman, and early Christian literary, epigraphic, and archaeological sources and a social-historical evaluation of the material. Catherine Hezser shows that certain segments of ancient Jewish society... more...

  • Stanleyby Tim Jeal

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Henry Morton Stanley was a cruel imperialist - a bad man of Africa. Or so we think: but as Tim Jeal brilliantly shows, the reality of Stanley's life is yet more extraordinary. Few people know of his dazzling trans-Africa journey, a heart-breaking epic of human endurance which solved virtually every one of the continent's remaining geographical puzzles.... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: West Africaby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 2.17

    Alone in Africa - Mungo Park Park's 1795-7 odyssey in search of the Niger first awakened the world to the feasibility of a white man penetrating sub-Saharan Africa. But unlike his illustrious successors, this quiet tenant farmer's son from the Scottish Borders travelled alone; relieved of his meager possessions, he was soon wholly dependant... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Travel in Dangerous Places: East and Central Africaby John Keay

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 2.90

    Among the Sudanese - James Bruce Bruce reached the source of the Blue Nile in 1771, a century before the search for the source of the White Nile became headline news. His descriptions of the cruelties and orgies at Gondar, the Ethiopian capital, were greeted with disbelief; so was his account of the Sudanese rulers, and their queens, at Sennar.... more...

  • 360 Degrees Longitudeby John Higham

    Easton Studio Press, LLC 2012; US$ 9.99

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  • The Explorer's Roadmap to National-Socialismby Professor Sarah K Danielsson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 139.95

    Whilst terms such as Lebensraum are commonly associated with National-Socialist ideology of the 1930s and 40s, ideas of racial living space were in fact generated in the previous decades by an international geographic community of explorers and academics. Focusing on one of the most influential figures within this group, Sven Hedin, this is the first... more...

  • Sydney Sightsby MobileReference

    MobileReference 2012; US$ 3.99

    This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...

  • Lies They Teach in Schoolby Herb Reich

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    It is a cliché that history is written by the victors, but what we accept as history is replete with stories of great men and events that either never happened or didn?t happen the way we were told they did. Such items are taught in schools. They are passed down to us by our families and friends and have become part of our shared cultural knowledge.... more...